Symposium of Architectural History

The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 403 Hayes Hall | University at Buffalo

This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. Explore this site to learn more about the specific themes, case studies and speakers that will be featured at this event. "The Whiteness of American Architecture" is organized by Charles Davis II, UB assistant professor of architecture.

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“The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture” is a one-day symposium in architectural history organized by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo.

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  • Opening Keynote: Mabel O. Wilson
  • Paper Presentations
    • Kathryn Holliday
    • Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
    • Charles L. Davis II 
  • Closing Keynote: Dianne Harris
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The following philanthropic and academic institutions have provided monetary support for speaker honoraria, travel fees and/or lodging costs to make this event a reality. We wish to thank them for their direct contributions or in kind support.

  • Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture - Columbia University
  • Darwin D. Martin House Complex - Buffalo, NY
  • School of Architecture - Victoria University of Wellington
  • UB Humanities Institute - University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • School of Architecture and Planning - University at Buffalo, SUNY
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