Teaching World History through Cities: What Architectural History Can Contribute to Reimagining World History

AHA Session 51
Friday, January 4, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Williford C (Hilton Chicago, Third Floor)
Suzanne Lynn Marchand, Louisiana State University
Carl H. Nightingale, State University of New York at Buffalo
Maribel Dietz, Louisiana State University
Alla Vronskaya, Illinois Institute of Technology
Michelangelo Sabatino, Illinois Institute of Technology

Session Abstract

This roundtable will bring together the expertise and energy of leading members of the now well-established Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative with that of seasoned teachers of world and western civ survey courses to reflect on the advantages of teaching world history by way of the history of cities and urban life. The four members of the panel have very different specialties, ranging from the architecture of medieval Rus to the history of sports in the ancient world, from US Urban history to the history of global architectural modernism. We hope to inform the audience about the GAHTC’s endeavors in producing high-quality teaching materials (free to all members, and membership available free to all teachers) and reenergizing survey teaching, as well as to bring the World History Association’s efforts together this this project. Presenters will show examples of courses they teach and make syllabi available to other teachers, as well as discuss the questions outlined below.
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