Now in its third year as an organization, HIG continues to build community and promote the advancement of the study of historic interiors, both within existing SAH membership and beyond.

Paula Lupkin, Founding President, HIG (Historic Interiors Group)

Spring 2023 Newsletter LINK

Featured Blog Posts

Announcing HIG’s new Co-Presidents: Anca I. Lasc and Patricia Lara-Betancourt LINK

HIG Emerging Scholars Committee Call for Participation 2023 LINK

Upcoming HIG Events

June 6, 2023: CfP for Lost Interiors: Interpreting the Ephemeral, a thematic session organized by SAH Historic Interiors Group [HIG] for SAH 2024 Annual International Conference (April 17-21) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See LINK for details.

June 9, 2023: HIG Emerging Scholars Symposium – Delving Inside: A New Research Symposium on Interiors LINK NEW – includes Registration link!

Upcoming Opportunities of Note

  • CfP: Conference – Dressing the Interior in the Early Modern: Textiles in Various Domestic Settings. Deadline for call for papers is July 1, 2023. Conference will take place on September 22-23, 2023, at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), The Netherlands. (LINK TO POST)
  • Conference – Educating the Interior Designer, on September 8, 2023 in Ghent, Belgium ( This conference is organized within the framework of the research project ‘The emergence of interior architecture in Belgium, 1945-1999. Assessing the impact of education on the identity formation of the design discipline’, funded by the Research Foundation Flanders and conducted at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven.
  • CfP: European Architectural History Network [EAHN] 2024 Conference Athens. Abstracts are invited for sessions and round tables by September 8, 2023. Sessions of interest to HIG members include: S23 – Not so Pure: Modern Interior contaminations, chaired by Ana Tostões, IST- University of Lisbon, and Marta Peixoto, PROPAR | UFRGS. For more information, consult