Between Constantinople and Karakorum: The Architecture of Pre-Modern Russia
Global Conservation: Preservation, Reuse and Sustainability
Architectural Links Between the Islamic World and Latin America
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
Iranian Domesticity in a Global Context
Southern African Formations of Spatial Culture
Japanese Architecture: History Through Production Systems
Soviet Constructivism: ‘Design and Politics’ and ‘Utopia in Tatters’
The African City: A Global Architectural History
Church architecture in the Principality of Moldova, 1457-‐1600
West African Modernism
Indigenous Architectures and
the Living Landscape of North America
Oceania’s Pathways: Voyaging and Vernacular Architecture
The Architecture of Public Housing in
the Cold War Middle East: The Example of Iran (1948-68)
Emerging Scholars Grants
the Video Architectural History Timeline Project
Untargeted Field Initiated Grants
Technologies of Movement (Part III)
Port Cities Between Global Networks and Local Transformations
A Global History of Architectural Representations
Wood Architecture in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia
Global Connections Fellowship
A Global Sea: An Architectural of History of the Caribbean
Feminist Art and Architecture Pedagogy Workshop
GAHTC has hired 100Danish as the new web developer. The 100Danish team, led by Trevor Collins and his team will help s to improve the dissemination of our library content, while also digitally connecting our community of scholars.
We have a plan for the following website updates that we believe will not only be helpful to our community, but will importantly shore-up the long term sustainability of the site and its content.
Advanced Search: Imperative to the wide dissemination of our library content is the ability to efficiently search for and access materials. Our advanced search feature will provide users with the ability to search for content using three criteria: object of study, location and date. The search also has a filter allowing users to indicate exact time periods using a sliding scale. Results are then displayed on a rotating globe, with the most relevant results demarcated in red, and receding in color, in the style of a heat map. Users however are not required to input search criteria to view results. They may select the “Browse All” option, at which point our entire library content will be displayed on the globe, and users can spin, zoom, and click to discover new content.
Explore Teaching Material: This page allows users to browse our library content in a different manner, one not necessarily directed by search terms. Rather, relevant information, such as module title, author and abstract are displayed at a glance on a series of “cards” or “tiles”. This is a design change from the existing site. The display is more visual, accessible and interactive. The number of clicks needed to access module and lecture content have been reduced, providing users with quick and comprehensive access to our teaching library.
Map Builder: Many of our members have the need to create editable maps so as to best convey material visually. We have addressed that need by developing a Map Builder. Users can choose a location, then a display for the map, such as terrain, political boundaries, or satellite view.
Creating Custom Maps:The Map builder allows users to alter their map using basic edit functions, similar to those found in power point. Functions such as dropping locations pins, adding text and photos, as well as drawing a variety of shapes, and adjusting their opacity will allow users to customize their maps easily.