GAHTC Members' Conference

APRIL 5-6, 2019

The GAHTC Bi-Annual Members’ Conference will be held in Miami, FL, hosted by the University of Miami School of Architecture. 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.

The conference program will begin at 12:00pm on April 5th and end at approximately 8:00pm on April 6th. Please book travel so as to arrive as early as possible on April 5th.

GAHTC will cover the cost of meals, as well as a double occupancy room for two nights. International travelers will receive three night’s accommodation. GAHTC can offer a partial reimbursement for flight costs. Each member will receive notice of the amount of travel funding available to them soon after registration. For best rates, it is recommended that members purchase flights as early as possible.

To register to attend the conference, please complete this form. GAHTC does not charge a registration fee, or a membership fee. 

 Please contact Eliana Abu-Hamdi Murchie at with any questions.

Conference Location 

School of Architecture

1223 Dickinson Drive 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Conference Accommodations

Sonesta Coconut Grove Maimi

2889 McFarlane Road
Miami, FL 33133

The Mayfair at Coconut Grove

3000 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133


Tentative conference schedule

April 5, 2019

12:00pm Lunch (GAHTC members only)

1:00-2:00pm GAHTC2: A year in review 

2:00-3:15pm Website Presentation (Map Builder & Syllabus Maker Demo)

3:15–4:00pm Break (Refreshments)

4:00-6:00pm Plenary Session

Dinner on your own


April 6, 2019

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

8:30-9:00am Breakfast 

9:00-1:15pm Presentations

1:15-2:00pm Lunch

2:00–3:30pm Break-out sessions, Round One

3:00-3:15pm Short Break

4:15-5:45pm Break-out Sessions, Round Two

6:00-6:30pm Wrap Up

6:30-8:00pm Closing Dinner with refreshments

Recently Added Modules

Upcoming GAHTC Events

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

Global History Network, Roundtable, St. Louis, Senegal, December 2018.

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.

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. 

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

"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.