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Sharon L. Irish <email@example.com>
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
U.S. urban and technological history, contemporary U.S. art
|Address:||School of Architecture, 117 Buell Hall, MC-621
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Urban
|Interests:||American History / Studies
PhD in Art History, 1985, Northwestern University
MA in Art History, 1982, Northwestern University
BA cum laude in Art, magna cum laude in General Studies, 1976, University of New Mexico
Project Coordinator, Community Informatics Initiative, Graduate School of Library and Information Science/and School of Architecture, UIUC
Books and Edited Volumes
Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Cass Gilbert, Architect: Modern Traditionalist. New York: Monacelli Press, 1999.
Winner of David Gebhard Book Award of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2000; Winner of Publication Award, Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, 2000; Finalist, Minnesota Center for the Book award in History, 2000
Editor. Special Issue of Technology and Culture: Essays in Honor of Carl Condit 30(April 1989).
Edward N. Kaufman and Sharon L. Irish. Medievalism: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Research in the Architecture and Art of Britain and North America. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.
Articles published on the artist Stephen Willats (Places, 2004); on public sites in Chandigarh, North India; on the architect Cass Gilbert, on the urban historian Carl Condit, and on the urban performances of Suzanne Lacy.
A dozen book reviews for H-Urban, the Design Book Review, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of the American Planning Association, Minnesota History and Technology and Culture.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Participant, Critical Whiteness Reading Group, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Spring 2003-ongoing
Team member on “Hands-On, Plugged In: Living on the Prairie,” an interdisciplinary, interactive Website and outreach program to central Illinois secondary school teachers, funded by the Silicon, Carbon, Culture initiative, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002-04
Advisory Editor, Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for the History of Technology, 2001-
Participant, Writing Across the Curriculum workshop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 16, 2002
Organizer and coordinator of “Arts and Humanities in Civic Life” Reading Group, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Fall 2001 and Spring 2002, including a 10-day visit to campus of artist Suzanne Lacy (November 2001) and co-organizer of Institute of Planning and Zoning (April 2002)
Participant, Writing Across the Curriculum seminar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 14-16, 2001
Commissioner, Urbana Historic Preservation Commission, July 2000-July 2003
Participant, “Teaching the Visual Thinking Strategies,” Visual Understanding in Education Institute, Boston, MA, June 26-29, 2000
Guest Curator, "From Site to Insight: The Design and Renovation of Cass Gilbert's United States Custom House," Exhibit held at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, October 8, 1998 to February 7, 1999
Participant, Visual Learning Colloquium with Philip Yenawine, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring and Fall 1996
Twentieth Century Architecture (2003)
Introduction to Art and Design (2001)
Survey of Art History, Renaissance to Modern (1998)
Seminar: Civic and Commercial Architecture of Chicago's Loop (1997)
History of Chicago Architecture (1996, 1984)
Seminar: Medievalism in Victorian England (1995)
Romanticism in Art in Europe (1995)
Realism to Post-Impressionism in Europe (1994)
Nineteenth Century Art of Europe (1994, 1986)
History of Photography (1994, 1998)
American Art 1650-1940 (1993)
American Architecture (1987, 1984, 1982, 1981)
European Architecture, 1750-1980 (1986, 1984, 1983)
Art Appreciation (1986)