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Dec 02, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) a $1.5 million grant in continued support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC).

Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Anne Deveau

HTC PhD Candidate Sebastian Schmidt will deliver a paper, Global History of Global Cities, as part of the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar Series, on October 31, 2016, from 4 to 6pm, in the Lower Level Library of Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Ma.

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Jul 27, 2016. Posted by Anne Deveau

Purity and contamination have long figured in the accounts of the European Renaissance. Scholars, in the last few decades alone, have mapped the role these ideas have played in debates about godliness and sin, cleanliness, gender, and ethnicity, among other domains. Less thoroughly studied, though, is how these two intertwined categories informed European approaches to art and the built environment, both as it was created and experienced. It is precisely this lacuna that our conference aims to address.

Jun 28, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Architect and MIT Professor James Wescoat promotes institutional capacity building to manage a critical resource.

The historic gardens of the Mughal Empire in India and Pakistan first drew James Wescoat to the Indus Basin four decades ago. A landscape architect and professor in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture in the MIT Department of Architecture, Wescoat has returned to the region many times for research that spans studies of 17th-century waterworks and 21st-century water systems, policy analyses, and multilateral water agreements.