2017 Bi-Annual Members' Conference

The GAHTC hosted 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

NOTES FROM BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Global as a Theory - Group One

Global as a Theory - Group Two

Pedagogy in the Era of Social Media

Teaching Global Humanities to Non-Architects

Bringing the Global into the Curriculum


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



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 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


"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.