Society of Architectural Historians in Providence, April 24-28


Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 2.36.14 PM_2.pngProfessors Dietrich Neumann and Itohan Osayimwese are local co-chairs for the annual Society of Architectural Historians Conference taking place in Providence from April 24-28, 2019. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture and landscape of Providence and nearby areas.

Professors Neumann, Osayimwese and department graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in public programs, talks, and tours about architecture in Providence. Both faculty will host tours on Sunday, April 28.

Highlights of Public Events Hosted by Brown University Students and Faculty

(Online registration is closed but the public is welcome to register at the Rhode Island Convention Center. All tours will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). )

Wednesday, April 24 from 1-5 pm at John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Nightingale Brown House SOLD OUT 

Workshop: Architectural History and Place-Based Storytelling featuring Professor Itohan Osayimwese and Professor Dietrich Neumann

Thursday, April 25 from 1:30 pm-2:45 pm 

The Crest of College Hill tour with Robert Emlen, Visiting Scholar in American Studies at Brown University

Friday, April 26 from 1:30 pm-2:45 pm

Adaptive Reuse on College Hill tour led by HIAA graduate students, Lia Dykstra and Erica Kinias. Brown University, as well as Providence more broadly, has an exceptional number of reused buildings. Many of the University’s academic departments are located in former houses surrounding campus, while others are in university buildings whose function has changed since their initial construction. 
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Friday, April 26 from 5:30 pm-7 pm in List Art Building room 120

The Campus Guides 20th Anniversary Forum and Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Professor Neumann

Saturday, April 27 from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

An architectural tour of the Brown University campus will be led Raymond P. Rhinehart, Author of the Brown University Campus Guide.

Sunday, April 28 from 9 am-noon

Telling Her Story, Women Designers in Rhode Island tour. Professor Osayimwese and her students will host a tour that focuses on the design-related work of women in Rhode Island from the late 19th century to the present day, exploring how women—as individuals and in collectives—practiced design in ways that were often oriented toward social progress and change. She is offering this tour in connection with her Engaged Scholars class at Brown.

Sunday, April 28 from 9 am-6 pm

Professor Neumann will lead a tour entitled Complexities and Contradictions of 20th-Century Architecture in New England. This tour combines an assortment of remarkable 20th-century buildings in New England.