Bi-Annual Members' Conference

Phase Two of the GAHTC will include two Member’s Conferences, the first in fall 2017, and the second in fall 2019. The Members’ Conference is a forum for content presentations and teacher-to-teacher workshops on pedagogical techniques.  It also provides the opportunity to collectively discuss GAHTC goals, progress, and imperatives. The GAHTC will fund lodging, and meals for all members attending the conference, and can offer some funding toward travel expenses for its members.

The GAHTC will host 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


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