Timescape

GAHTC partnered with Timescape to create several map-based stories of architecturally significant sites during certain periods of world history, as well as significant contributions from individual architect. These Timescapes are available for all to use either in their own personal study or as part of formal instruction.

For the time section maps 800, 1000, 1200 and 1400, we put in buildings and sites that were built only around those times. 800 includes ca. 700 – 900; 1000 includes 900 – 1100 etc. Unless otherwise noted, all information is taken from Wikipedia. The maps show the approximate location of then current political boundaries. The information was taken from several sites including from Talessman's Atlas.


Timescape 800 CE


Timescape 1000


Timescape 1200


Timescape 1600 AD


Timescape Colonial Forts


Timescape Le Corbusier


Timescape Louis I Kahn


Timescape Charles


Recently Added Modules


Upcoming GAHTC Events

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

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

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

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

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

European Architectural History Network & SAH New Zealand and Australia Chapter, 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.