Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops

Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops provide the opportunity for more intimate engagement with issues on pedagogy and teaching protocols that address the challenges and complexities faced when teaching a global architectural survey. They thus enable members and educators to meet over a few days, in small groups, to work intensively and collaboratively on developing methods of best practice towards addressing the complexities of global architectural survey education.

The GAHTC is eager to receive workshop proposals.  Proposals can be framed in the form of a theme with a call for participants, or a fully formed workshop, with theme and participants already assembled. The GAHTC will sponsor five workshops, of four to eight people each, in the next three years. Each workshop will be provided funding of up to $20,000 to cover travel, hotel, and meals for its participants.

Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops are not limited to any specific topic, discipline, or region of study. Rather, the GAHTC encourages its members to embrace a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow members, furthering teaching and research, in the interest of producing new knowledge, pedagogy, and practice at the architectural survey level. Workshop participants will then assemble their collaborations within a sharable format, for dissemination to the GAHTC community.

Example Teacher-to-Teacher workshop themes:

  • Teaching Asia
  • Teaching the Architectural Survey to Non-Architects/Historians
  • Pedagogy in the Era of Social Media
  • How to Revise “the Canon”?

For consideration, please submit a proposal presenting the theme of the workshop, outlining specifically how it will relate to global architectural history and teaching pedagogy. Also, please provide the proposed schedule for the workshop, including an estimated budget for travel, lodging and incidentals. The proposal should include a description of the deliverable, that is, a summary of the workshop findings as will be remitted to the GAHTC and in turn shared with the GAHTC community. Please also include a bio and CV for each participant.  

Submit your proposal to Eliana Hamdi Murchie at emurchie@mit.edu.

Grant proposal resources and templates                                                    
Previous Grant Recipients


FAAC Your Syllabus! 

Feminist Art and Architecture Pedagogy Workshop 

Recently Added Modules

Upcoming GAHTC Events

ACSA, Denver "The New Global: Architectural History Education and the Ethics of Millennial Citizenship," Paper Presentation, March 13-15

AAG, New Orleans "Pedagogy and the Canon," Paper Presentation, Tuesday April 10th at 8:00AM

SAH, St. Paul "Are We Global Yet?," Roundtable, Friday April 20th at 9:00AM

NERWHA, Cambridge "Exploring New Digital Tools for World Historians," Symposium, Saturday April 21, all day symposium

VAF, Potomac "Pedagogical techniques Towards a Global Architectural History," Roundtable, Saturday May 5th at 10:00AM

AHA, Chicago, Panel and Exhibitor, January 3-6, 2019

Coming soon!

Map Builder Tool 

This tool will be embedded into our website and will allow any member to create a map, save that map to their profile, and share their map in a map gallery on GAHTC.org. Working with a designer and cartographer, we are developing the map builder to have a number of basic base maps to choose from (political boundaries, satellite imagery, terrain, etc.) with a toolbar to allow for members to draw, lines, points, circles, rectangles, irregular shapes and text. 

Syllabus Maker & Advanced Search 

The syllabus maker will allow members to construct a course syllabus entirely of GAHTC content. To this end, our web developer will build an advanced search function that allows users to narrow their search by geography, with the search results shown on a 3D globe. Search result relevance will be designated through a heat map. Members can pick items from their results to add to their syllabus or have the system generate a syllabus based on the number of lectures they have selected.  

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. Architectural Links Between the Islamic World and Latin America
  4. Sites and Systems of Indigenous North America (Pre-Columbian Cites and Settlements): The Olmec, Zaptotecs and Mixtecs of Oaxaca, the Mayan of the Yucatan, and the Puebloans of the San Juan and Colorado River Basins
  5. Iranian Domesticity in a Global Context
  6. Southern African Formations of Spatial Culture
  7. Japanese Architecture: History Through Production Systems 
  8. Soviet Constructivism: ‘Design and Politics’ and ‘Utopia in Tatters’
  9. The African City: A Global Architectural History
  10. Church architecture in the Principality of Moldova, 1457-­‐1600
  11. West African Modernism
  12. Indigenous Architectures and the Living Landscape of North America
  13. Oceania’s Pathways: Voyaging and Vernacular Architecture
  14. Gothicness

Research-to-Teaching Grants

  1. The Architecture of Public Housing in the Cold War Middle East: The Example of Iran (1948-68)

Emerging Scholars Grants

  1. Globalizing the Video Architectural History Timeline Project

Untargeted Field Initiated Grants

  1. Technologies of Movement (Part III)
  2. Port Cities Between Global Networks and Local Transformations
  3. A Global History of Architectural Representations
  4. Wood Architecture in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia
  5. Mobile Architectures

Global Connections Fellowship

  1. A Global Sea: An Architectural of History of the Caribbean

Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop

  1. Feminist Art and Architecture Pedagogy Workshop