How to Become a Member

GAHTC membership is based upon the principles of community and collaboration. The organization currently hosts over 200 members from all over the world, and from various ranks and disciplines.  Of those members, 68 are contributing members, having added content to the GAHTC library. Over the next three years, GAHTC’s aim is to provide the opportunity through its various grant options for members to share their research and knowledge within the GAHTC community. GAHTC’s members play a central role in content creation as well as in defining what it means to teach global architectural history.

As GAHTC’s membership continues to grow, so will its community and its network. Those who join GAHTC will receive access to some of the best architectural history survey courses covering a diverse set of topics and regions. GAHTC members are also eligible to apply for research funding, travel funding, and workshop funding, as well as funded attendance to the biennial Members’ Conference to collaborate, interact, and innovate with fellow global scholars.

Send questions and Grant Proposals to GAHTC Project Manager, Eliana Hamdi Murchie at

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*Please submit a complete profile. You should include your professional title, a short paragraph about your interests and be ready to supply evidence that you are a teacher through web link or a letter from your institution. Members should hold a Master's degree or Ph.D. in architectural history or in related fields such as art history, history, anthropology or archaeology and should have an interest in teaching at the undergraduate survey level. Your application, once submitted, will be reviewed and you will be notified of your status within ten days.

**Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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 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