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)


Featured Blog Posts

HIG Emerging Scholars Committee invites proposals for its 4th Annual Symposium, Confronting the ‘Chamber of Horrors’: Taste in Interiors. LINK

HIG member Angelica Ponzio awarded fellowship with The Bartlett School of Architecture to study AI for animation and image generation as innovative methods for exploring both historical and contemporary interiors. LINK

DHS CFP: Border Controls: Excursion, Inclusion, and Exclusion LINK

HIG member Imogen Hart publishes article about the Arts & Crafts Interior in Journal of Interior Design 48.4 LINK

Review: Educating the Interior Designer conference in Ghent, September 8, 2023 LINK


Upcoming HIG Events

March 27, 2024: SAH Connects virtual event about Queer Interiors, presented by HIG and CAA. Hold the date – Details to follow!

April 18, 2024: Thematic paper session organized by SAH Historic Interiors Group [HIG] at SAH 2024 Annual International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Lost Interiors: Interpreting the Ephemeral. See LINK for details.

April 18, 2024: HIG Business Meeting/New Member Meet-and-Greet Event (hybrid) at the SAH 2024 Annual International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hold the date – Details to follow!

June 7, 2024: 4th Annual HIG Emerging Scholars Symposium, Confronting the ‘Chamber of Horrors’: Taste in Interiors. Hold the date – Details to follow!


Upcoming Opportunities of Note

  • CFP: the Design History Society invites presentation proposals related to Border Control: Excursion, Inclusion, and Exclusion for the annual conference, to be held September 2024 in Canterbury, UK. DUE February 29th, 2024. See LINK for details.
  • CFP: the Emerging Scholars Committee of the SAH Historic Interiors Group, in collaboration with the University of the Arts, London (UAL), is seeking proposals for its 4th Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium, Confronting the ‘Chamber of Horrors’: Taste in Interiors. DUE: April 1st, 2024. See LINK for details.
  • Conference: Wesleyan in the 1830s: Historic Preservation and the Stories We Choose to Tell is a symposium focusing on historic domestic structures from Wesleyan’s campus. It aims to interrogate the relationship between high and vernacular building styles and the oppositional ideologies underlying the Triangular and opium trades, the Colonization movement, Abolitionism, and free Black community formation which they once served. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, (USA) Apr 5–06, 2024. See LINK for more details.