9th Savannah Symposium: The Architecture of Trade

The SCAD School of Building Arts architectural history department invites submissions for the 9th Savannah Symposium.

The biennial Savannah Symposium series brings together scholars and professionals from a diverse range of fields to address an architectural or urban topic that is relevant to Savannah and to other parts of the world, as well as to other periods in history. The goal is to offer speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact with others who share an interest in the topic at hand, but who may be from a different discipline or field.

This year, the Savannah Symposium investigates the Architecture of Trade and features keynote presentations from Nasser Rabbat, Ph.D, director of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Michael Hudson, Ph.D., president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends and professor of economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

About the Savannah Symposium

Begun in 1999, the past eight symposia in the series have attracted 350 speakers from 28 countries across six continents. Previous symposia have addressed themes of the city square, architectural authenticity, commemoration, regionalism, building in the public realm, world heritage and national registers, spirituality, and modernity across time and space.

Two prior symposia resulted in the following publications:

  • David Gobel and Daves Rossell, eds. “Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory.” University of Virginia Press, 2013.
  • Thomas Gensheimer and Celeste Guichard, eds. “World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective.” Transaction Publishers, 2014.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • Where: 

    SCAD Museum of Art
    601 Turner Blvd.
    Savannah, Georgia

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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