Welcome Newest Affiliate, Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

  • Jolene M. de Verges Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keywords: digital humanities, digital publishing, digital scholarship, architectural historians


VRA (Visual Resources Association) and SAH (Society of Architectural Historians) became affiliate organizations in 2011 in order to foster a stronger collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations and their members. The benefits of the affiliation are outlined. Many VRA members manage and curate architecture image collections and work closely with architectural historians, architects, urban planners, landscape architects and preservationists. Both organizations see opportunities for combining their expertise and experience to build sustainable and authoritative digital image collections that support the discipline of architectural history and related fields. Over the past five years, SAH has led innovative and trailblazing initiatives in the digital humanities, JSAH Online, SAHARA (SAH Architectural Resource Archive) and SAH Archipedia.

Author Biography

Jolene M. de Verges, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jolene de Verges is the Digital Assets/Metadata Manager & Architecture and Visual Arts Librarian at the MIT Libraries. She is incoming president of the Visual Resources Association, and currently serves on the SAHARA Editorial Executive Board.