2017 Bi-Annual Members' Conference

The GAHTC hosted its 2017 Members' Conference at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, September 29th and 30th. The Members' Conference is a forum for content presentations, teacher to teacher workshops on pedagogical techniques, as well as opportunity to collectively discuss GAHTC goals, progress, and imperatives.


CONFERENCE LOCATION & ACCOMMODATIONS

USC School of Architecture
850 Bloom Walk, Watt Hall 204
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0291

Radisson Hotel
Los Angeles Midtown, USC
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

LIST OF ATTENDEES

NOTES FROM BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Global as a Theory - Group One

Global as a Theory - Group Two

Pedagogy in the Era of Social Media

Teaching Global Humanities to Non-Architects

Bringing the Global into the Curriculum


CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 

9am-11am: Global Connections Breakfast (for international participants)
Arid Lands Institute

12noon: Lunch (GAHTC members only)
Harris Courtyard

1:00-2:00pm: GAHTC1 – A year in review & Launch of GAHTC2
Harris Courtyard

2:00-2:45pm: Website Presentation, JD Godchaux
Harris Hall 101

2:45-3:30pm: Architectural History Survey Syllabus, Vikram Prakash
Harris Hall 101

3:30–4:00pm: Break (Refreshments)
Harris Courtyard

4:00-6:00pm: Plenary Session
How does one teach architectural history with a global emphasis today?
Harris Hall 101

Discussants: 

  • Greg Castillo, UC Berkeley
  • Stella Nair, UCLA
  • Philip Ethington, USC

Moderators: 

  • Vikram Prakash
  • Mark Jarzombek

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

8:00am: Leadership Session with GAHTC Board & Grant Team Heads 

8:30-9:00am: Members' Breakfast
Harris Courtyard

9:00am-1:15pm: Presentations


9:00am – 10:00am:  Full Lecture + Discussion

New Oral Interview Archive for Teaching Architectural History, Joseph Bedford 
Lindhurst Gallery 

The American Continuum, Jordan Kauffman & Ana Maria Leon 
Watt 212


10:00am – 11:00am:  Full Lecture + Discussion

Armenian Church Architecture, Heghnar Watenpaugh 
Watt 212

Architectural links between Islamic World and Latin America, Fernando Martinez Nespral 
Lindhurst Gallery


11:00–11:15am Short Break


11:15am – 12:15pm Full Lecture + Discussion

Coffeehouses and Teahouses, Farshid Emami 
Harris 102

Mobile Architectures, Alicia Imperiale
Watt 212


12:15pm – 1:15pm Full Lecture + Discussion

Between Constantinople and Karakorum: The Architecture of Pre-Modern Russia, Igor Demchenko 
Harris 102

South African Formations of Spatial Culture, Hannah le Roux Verle 
Annis Gallery


1:15-2:00pm Lunch
Harris Courtyard


2:00–3:30pm Break-out sessions  

How to optimize the use of the website and its content?
Clipper Lab

How to get the Global into the curriculum?
Harris 102

"Global" humanities in architecture schools. How to teach architectural survey to non-architects/historians? 
Lindhurst Gallery

Grant writing session per shared module theme interests.
Watt 1

Grant writing session per grant category. 
Harris 115

What is “Global” as a theory? 
Watt 212

Pedagogy in the era of social media. 
Clipper Lab

Identifying knowledge gaps in global architectural history. 
Harris 102

Are we teaching global yet? 
Lindhurst Gallery

The shrinking pre-modern: Is it really not relevant? 
Verle Annis Gallery


3:00–3:15pm: Short Break
Sign-up on the interest board for grant topic/regions of interest for break-out sessions

4:15-5:45pm: Break-out sessions Round Two

6:00-6:30pm Wrap Up  

6:30–8:00pm: Dinner with refreshments
The University Club



Coming soon!

GAHTC.org

GAHTC has hired 100Danish as the new web developer. The 100Danish team, led by Trevor Collins and his team will help s to improve the dissemination of our library content, while also digitally connecting our community of scholars.

We have a plan for the following website updates that we believe will not only be helpful to our community, but will importantly shore-up the long term sustainability of the site and its content.

  • Advanced Search: Imperative to the wide dissemination of our library content is the ability to efficiently search for and access materials. Our advanced search feature will provide users with the ability to search for content using three criteria: object of study, location and date. The search also has a filter allowing users to indicate exact time periods using a sliding scale. Results are then displayed on a rotating globe, with the most relevant results demarcated in red, and receding in color, in the style of a heat map. Users however are not required to input search criteria to view results. They may select the “Browse All” option, at which point our entire library content will be displayed on the globe, and users can spin, zoom, and click to discover new content.
  • Explore Teaching Material: This page allows users to browse our library content in a different manner, one not necessarily directed by search terms. Rather, relevant information, such as module title, author and abstract are displayed at a glance on a series of “cards” or “tiles”. This is a design change from the existing site. The display is more visual, accessible and interactive. The number of clicks needed to access module and lecture content have been reduced, providing users with quick and comprehensive access to our teaching library.
  • Map Builder: Many of our members have the need to create editable maps so as to best convey material visually. We have addressed that need by developing a Map Builder. Users can choose a location, then a display for the map, such as terrain, political boundaries, or satellite view.
  • Creating Custom Maps:The Map builder allows users to alter their map using basic edit functions, similar to those found in power point. Functions such as dropping locations pins, adding text and photos, as well as drawing a variety of shapes, and adjusting their opacity will allow users to customize their maps easily.


Recently Added Modules


Upcoming GAHTC Events

SAH, Seattle, WA, April-May 2020.


Recent GAHTC Events

European Architectural History Network & SAH New Zealand and Australia (SAHANZ), Sydney, AU, July 2019.

World History Association & Global Urban Humanities Project, "Decolonizing Architectural History," Paper Session, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2019.

SAH, Providence, RI, April 2019

  • We hosted a full day Teacher-to-Teacher workshop on globalizing your teaching content, open to all SAH members.
  • We conducted a round-table on the subject of “Globalizing Architectural HistoryEducation.”
  • We chaired a GAHTC session titled “The Untold Histories of the Peripheral Architecture and Cities.”
  • Eliana presented on the topic of Global History at the first SAH Colloquium “Vectors of Change: Emerging Challenges in the Study of the Built Environment.”

GAHTC Members' Conference, Miami, FL, April 2019.


AHA, Chicago, Panel and Exhibitor, January, 2019.

College Arts Association (CAA), "The GAHTC and Globalizing Architectural History," Paper Session, New York, NY, January 2019.

"Curating a GAHTC Syllabus," Workshop, World History Association. Milwaukee, WI, June 2018.


"Pedagogical Approaches to Re-Centering the Architectural Canon," Round Table, Vernacular Architecture Forum. Alexandria, VA, May 2018.


"Curating a GAHTC Syllabus," Workshop, NERWHA, Cambridge, MA, April 2018.


“GAHTC Roundtable," Roundtable, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, June 2017.


“Are We Teaching Global Yet?” Roundtable, Society of Architectural Historians  Annual Conference. St. Paul, MN, April 2018.


“Global Education: Pedagogy and Reality.” Paper Session, American Association of Geographers. New Orleans, LA, April 2018.


“The New Global: Architectural History Education and the Ethics of Millennial Citizenship." Paper Session, ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture). Denver, CO, March 2018.


Current Modules in the Works

Targeted Acquisition Grants

  1. Between Constantinople and Karakorum: The Architecture of Pre-Modern Russia
  2. Global Conservation: Preservation, Reuse and Sustainability
  3. Southern African Formations of Spatial Culture
  4. Soviet Constructivism: ‘Design and Politics’ and ‘Utopia in Tatters’
  5. The African City: A Global Architectural History
  6. Church Architecture in the Principality of Moldova, 1457-­‐1600
  7. West African Modernism
  8. Indigenous Architectures and the Living Landscape of North America
  9. Oceania’s Pathways: Voyaging and Vernacular Architecture
  10. Gothicness
  11. Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Sub-Saharan Africa
  12. Asian Architecture on the Cultural Borders   
  13. The Quintessence of Pre-Columbian Cities
  14. Place-Making and World Seeking on the Swahili Coast
  15. The Forgotten Women of WWII Architecture
  16. Japanese Architecture
  17. Parallel Lives: A Biographical Approach to Early Modern Architecture
  18. The Global History of Synagogues
  19. Etruscan Architecture in a Global Context: Life, Death and Transition
  20. The Politics of Social Housing is Inter-War and Post-War Turkey


Emerging Scholars Grants

  1. Globalizing the Video Architectural History Timeline Project
  2. Taverns and Temples
  3. Persian Gardens
  4. Armenian Churches
  5. A Global Historiography of Persian Architecture: The Making and Breaking of Cultural Heritage


Untargeted Field Initiated Grants

  1. Port Cities Between Global Networks and Local Transformations
  2. Wood Architecture in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia
  3. Mobile Architectures
  4. Architectural Representations
  5. Spirit Roads: From Roads and Tracks to Other Worldly Connections
  6. Educational Sites in the Islamic World


Global Connections Fellowship

  1. Globalizing Asian Histories
  2. Our North is the South: Intercultural Processes in Latin American Architecture 
  3. A Global Sea: An Architectural of History of the Caribbean