Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture John Davis was elected president of the Landscape History Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), and will begin his two-year term at the SAH conference in Montréal, Quebec in April.
The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization founded at Harvard University in 1940 that serves an international network of institutions and individuals focused on the history of the built environment, and how it shapes contemporary life. John Davis’s research includes technology, construction, and the environment in the Americas in the modern era. Davis is currently researching the history of the engineering and environment in the U.S. South after the Civil War and examining the physical processes of the building during the Reconstruction Era.
The SAH has 2,300 individual members and 600 institutional members in 54 countries. Members include architectural historians, art historians, landscape historians, architects, preservationists, urban planners, teachers, graduate students, museum professionals, and individuals from other professions who share a passion for the built environment.
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