Faculty and Alumni to Present at Society of Architectural Historians Meeting in April 2009

The Architectural History + Theory area of the Architecture Doctoral Program will be well-represented by faculty and alumni at the next meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Pasadena (1-5 April, 2009). The following faculty will be presenting papers:

  • Claire Zimmerman, “Photographic Architecture, Cold War Export”
  • Will Glover, “Mid-20th-century New Towns in India and Changing Conceptions of the Social”
  • Lydia Soo, “A Restoration Academy? The Places of Architectural Discourse in late 17th-Century London”
  • Andrew Herscher, “Cultural Heritage and Political Activism in Post-Yugoslavia”

Recent graduates of the area will also be participating:

  • Itohan Osayimwese (University of Washington, Seattle), co-chairing the session “German Architecture and the Non-Western World During the Kaiserreich and Weimar Period”
  • Vandana Baweja (Oberlin College), presenting the paper “Koenigsberger’s Exile in Mysore and Tropical Architecture”

The H/T area will also be holding a University of Michigan Reunion at the meeting, on Friday, 3 April, 6-8 pm in the Westin Pasadena Hotel (Living Room, Upper Level Bar). All alumni and friends are invited to attend, as well as students interested in learning more about the Architecture Doctoral Program at the University of Michigan. For further information, please contact PhD candidates Kristina Luce ( and Stephanie Pilat (, who are organizing the event.