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 

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. 

Advanced Search 

 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. 

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. 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
  4. Southern African Formations of Spatial Culture
  5. Japanese Architecture: History Through Production Systems 
  6. Soviet Constructivism: ‘Design and Politics’ and ‘Utopia in Tatters’
  7. The African City: A Global Architectural History
  8. Church architecture in the Principality of Moldova, 1457-­‐1600
  9. West African Modernism
  10. Indigenous Architectures and the Living Landscape of North America
  11. Oceania’s Pathways: Voyaging and Vernacular Architecture
  12. Gothicness
  13. Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Sub-Saharan Africa
  14. Shaping Place in Mesoamerica
  15. Asian Architecture on the Cultural Borders   
  16. The Quintessence of Pre-Columbian Cities
  17. Place-Making and World Seeking on the Swahili Coast
  18. The Forgotten Women of WWII Architecture
  19. The Architecture of Japan

Research-to-Teaching Grants

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

Emerging Scholars Grants

  1. Globalizing the Video Architectural History Timeline Project
  2. Infrastructural Turn

Untargeted Field Initiated Grants

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

Global Connections Fellowship
  1. Globalizing Asian Histories
  2. Our North is the South: Intercultural Processes in Latin American Architecture 

Recent GAHTC Events

Architectural Research in Europe Network Association (ARENA), "Pedagogical Challenges of a Global Architectural History Education," Paper Session, London, UK, November 2018.

"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.

Recently Added Modules

Upcoming GAHTC Events

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

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

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

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

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