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SAHANZ aims to promote the understanding and enjoyment of architectural history through scholarly discussion, criticism and debate.
All who support the society's goals are welcome to join the society. Members from all corners of the globe receive the society's journal Fabrications, qualify for a discount fee to the annual mid-year conference and have access to the members' email list (see below).

There are several membership categories:

  • Ordinary
  • Student
  • Benefactor
  • Honorary
  • Life

Honorary memberships acknowledge contribution to the field of architectural history in Australasia, while Life memberships acknowledge contribution to the discipline made by members of the society.
Architectural practices and heritage consultancies are able to join at either an Ordinary or Benefactor member rate. These members receive a subscription to Fabrications and are able to nominate one staff member to attend the conference at a member rate.

Web and social media

Proposed designated web and social media manager role
The website is the Society's most important central repository and 'front door'. It is an essential tool in furthering the society's goals. Given this significance, the committee feels it is necessary to have a designated role, on the committee, for a web and social media manager. Therefore we are calling for nominations for this role prior to the 2018 AGM. Those wishing to express interest in this role should mail the secretary, Janina Gosseye at by 1 June 2018.


Joining the Society

NEW MEMBERS are welcome to join through an easy, one-step process.
Simply go to the secure website to fill in your details and make safe payment by CREDIT CARD there. Reminder emails for renewed subscriptions are sent annually to the society email list.

Rates for 2017/18 (1 July-30 June) are:

  • New members and renewals: $90 AUD (increasing to $110 for 2018/19)
  • Full-time student/ concession rate: $60 AUD


EXISTING MEMBERS may renew their membership for 2017/18 at these rates by going to the secure website to make safe payment by CREDIT CARD.

A large and vibrant membership is vital to the health of the Society, so remember to maintain your status as a financial member to enable us to plan the work of the Society, and to grow the membership base.

(Outstanding payments for 2016/17 can still be made by credit card through this earlier secure website.)


Change of Address

Updating your details
Send updates of your address information (for Fabrications deliveries etc) to the Society's secretary, Janina Gosseye at


Members are welcome to make bequests to the Society to strengthen future research activity in Australia and New Zealand.
Such bequests could provide for student attendance at conferences, or could fund a specific research award including contributing to the existing Saunders Founder's Grant. Donors who would like to discuss these options may contact the current SAHANZ President, Naomi Stead at

Email lists

SAHANZ now uses MailChimp as our email and list management tool. All current names on the SAHANZ list have been added to the MailChimp account automatically, and new people can sign up here. The list is open to non-members.

If members have information that they want to share with other SAHANZ members, this should be sent to the Society's secretary, Janina Gosseye at, who will then circulate it to the membership.



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