History of Architecture and Urban Development Degree Details

The History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD) program at Cornell offers a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.), and represents a sophisticated blend of interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Projects, lectures, and publications produced within the HAUD program showcase the diverse range of topics and methodologies embraced by the field. The number and stature of awards, fellowships, and conference invitations HAUD students receive underscore the vitality of the program.

Recent HAUD Student Accomplishment Highlights

News (selected)

Publications

2020:

  • Geolas, Athanasiou. “Manner of Working: Robin Evans, the Drawing, and a Theory of Practice.” In The Artful Plan: Architectural Drawing Reconfigured, edited by Martin Søberg and Anna Hougaard. Birkhäuser,  pp. 52-71. (2020)
  • Hossain, Labib. “A Critical Reading of Dry and Permanent Grounds Through the Practice of Muslin Weaving” in Monsoon Assemblages: Monsoon [+ Other] Grounds, edited by Lindsay Bremner, London: University of Westminster,  pp. 113-120. (2020)
  • Moynihan, Michael. “Interrogating Architectural Evidence: Eyal Weizman and Rafi Segal’s Exhibition for the Isreali Association of United Architects” Bitacora Arquitectura 44, 4-17.  (2020)                                         
  • Ozaki, Ana. (forthcoming 2021) “Afro-Brazilian Lenses: “Quilombola” Urbanism.” In Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas, edited by Fernando Lara. Center 24. Austin: Center for American Architecture and Design at the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Palumbo, Marialuisa. “Cities, Democracy and the 99 percent.” In The Century of Global Cities. How Urbanisation Is Changing the World and Shaping our Future, edited by Tobia Zevi, Milan: Ledizioni, pp. 123-145. (2019)
  • Palumbo, Marialuisa (ed). Rigenerare con gli abitanti. Costruire comunità, Rome: Aracne. (2020)

2019:

  • Gökhan Kodalak. "Spinoza, Hierarchical Ontology, and Affective Architecture." In Spinoza's Philosophy of Ratio, edited by Beth Lord. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018
  • Anna Mascorella. "Reinterpreting Fascist Built Heritage: The Reuse of Rome's Foro Mussolini." In Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation, edited by Vinayak Bharne and Trudi Sandmeier, 409-425. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.

Conference Presentations

2020:

  • Labib Hossain, “Modern Water: Colonial Legacy of Land-water Separation in South Asia”, Resilient Urban Environment, organized by Institute of Architects Bangladesh and Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Webinar, October 9, 2020.
  • Labib Hossain, “Colonial Representation of Muslin Weaving Practice and the Marginalized Dimensions”, Decolonizing Heritage Exhibition, organized by Society of Architectural and Urban Historians of Asia (SAUH-Asia), Online Symposium, August 29, 2020.
  • Aslihan Gunhan (Co-Chair), “Graduate Student Lightning Talks,” Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual International Conference, Virtual Symposium, April 29 - May 3, 2020.
  • Michael Moynihan, “Systems Everywhere,” Divergence in Architectural Research, PhD Symposium, Georgia Tech, March 4-5, 2020.
  • Ana Ozaki. “Afro-Brazilian “Quilombola” Urbanism: The Spatial Production of Pequena Africa in Rio de Janeiro,” Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas, Austin, February 10-11, 2020.

2019:

  • Athanasiou Geolas. "Not at the Dinner Table: Re-narrating the New York Architect, c. 1916." "Temporalities, Processes, and Relations in Architectural Research," Architectural Humanities Research Association Ph.D. Student Symposium 2019, Manchester, U.K., April 25, 2019.
  • Aslihan Gunhan. "Microhistories of Negotiating the Armenian Heritage in Modern Turkey." Graduate lightning talk at Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28, 2019.
  • Labib Hossain. "A Critical Reading of the Dry and Permanent Ground Through the Practice of Muslin Weaving." Monsoon Assemblages: Monsoon [and Other] Grounds Conference, University of Westminster, London, March 22–23, 2019.

2018:

  • Athanasiou Geolas with Amanda Joyce Denham, Cornell Costume and Textile Collection; and Associate Professor Andrea Stevenson Won, Department of Communications. "Witchcraft and Photoshop: Teaching Representation through Fashion and Manuscript Exhibitions." International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, November 6–9, 2018.
  • Aslihan Gunhan. "'Malign' Houses, 'Benign' Museums: A Critical Biography of an Armenian Mansion in Istanbul." Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 15–18, 2018.
  • Labib Hossain. "Ground of Wetness Through the Practice of Muslin Making." Tradition/Transformation? Craft, Practice and Discourse conference, Department of Fine Arts, Jaffna University and Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2018.
  • Sergio Preston. "Lives Sacrificed to a Beautiful Building: The Early Years of Sage College, Housing Coeducation and a Reversal of Spatial Autonomy." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Milwaukee, October 11–13, 2018.

Awards

2018:

  • Aslihan Gunhan. Cornell Institute for European Studies, Sidney Tarrow Best Paper Award for "'Malign' Houses, 'Benign' Museums: Biography of the Azaryan Mansion"

Grants

2019:

  • Athanasiou Geolas. Society for the Humanities Dissertation Writing Group, Cornell University
  • Aslihan Gunhan. Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant, Cornell University; Helen O. and Stephen Jacobs Fund, Cornell University
  • Labib Hossain. Helen O. and Stephen Jacobs Fund, Cornell University
  • Eun-Jeong Kim. A. Henry Detweiler Scholarship Fund, Cornell University
  • Anna Mascorella. A. Henry Detweiler Fund Traveling Fellowship, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Ana Ozaki. Einaudi Institute for European Studies Michele Sicca Research Grant, Cornell University; Einaudi Latin American Studies Program Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, Cornell University; Robert D. and Bonnie G. MacDougall Memorial Scholarship, Cornell University; A. Henry Detweiler Scholarship Fund, Cornell University
  • Sergio Preston. A. Henry Detweiler Scholarship Fund, Cornell University; Society for the Humanities Dissertation Writing Group, Cornell University
  • Ecem Sarıçayır. Graduate Travel Grant for University of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Laboratory

2018:

  • Aslihan Gunhan. Helen O. and Stephen Jacobs Fund, Cornell University
  • Labib Hossain. Robert D. And Bonnie G. MacDougall Memorial Scholarship, Cornell University; Mario Einaudi Research Travel Grant, Cornell University; Graduate Conference Grant, Cornell University; South Asia Program Research Travel Grant, Cornell University
  • Anna Mascorella. Dissertation Research Grant, Italian Art Society; Timothy Murray Graduate Travel Grant, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University; Research Travel Grant, Graduate School, Cornell University; Robert D. and Bonnie G. MacDougall Memorial Scholarship, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Michael Moynihan. Institute of Comparative Modernities Reading Group Grant, Cornell University
  • Ana Ozaki. Institute of Comparative Modernities Reading Group Grant, Cornell University
  • Sergio Preston. Media Studies Graduate Working Group, Cornell University
  • Ecem Sarıçayır. Robert D. and Bonnie G. MacDougall Memorial Scholarship, Cornell University; A. Henry Detweiler Scholarship Fund, Cornell University

Fellowships

2019:

  • Athanasiou Geolas. Charlotte A. Jirousek Research Fellow, Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, Cornell University
  • Aslihan Gunhan. Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Sciences Research Council
  • Labib Hossain. Sage Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Eun-Jeong Kim. Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Michael Moynihan. Canadian Centre for Architecture Doctoral Students Program
  • Ana Ozaki. Canadian Centre for Architecture Doctoral Students Program; Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program, Cornell University

2018:

  • Labib Hossain. Sage Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Ana Ozaki. Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University; Latin American Studies Program Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Michael Moynihan. Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University

Exhibitions

2019:

  • Tell Me About Your Archive, exhibition in L. P. Kwee Studios' wood floor, organized by Samia Henni, with B.Arch, M.Arch., and Ph.D. students for ARCH 6805 Practicum: Tell Me About Your Archives. Interviews with Maristella Casciato, Beatriz Colomina, Zeynep Çelik, Janina Gossaye, Mary McLeod, Ann Laura Stoler, Anthony Vidler, and Dell Upton; Cornell University

2017:

  • A Monologue? A Dialogue?, exhibition in Milstein Hall elevator on 1873 Vienna World Exposition, curated by Esra Akcan, Aslihan Günhan (Ph.D. student), Konstantinos Petrakos (M.Arch.II '17), Di Wang (M.Arch.II '17), and Hanyou Zhang (M.Arch.II '17) for ARCH 6805 Practicum: Building Exhibitions
  • Lina Bo Bardi: Challenging the Canon, exhibition in Fine Arts Library on the inaugural exhibition of São Paulo Museum of Art, curated by Esra Akcan, Carmen Johnson (M.Arch.II '17), Ana Ozaki (Ph.D. student), Maryam Rabi (M.A. HPP '20), and Chuqi Xiao (M.Arch.II '17) for ARCH 6805 Practicum: Building Exhibitions
  • #Blowing up the Dome: A Participatory Space Making, exhibition in Sibley Dome on the inaugural exhibition of São Paulo Museum of Art, curated by Esra Akcan, Pamela Chueh (B.Arch. '17), Sergio Preston (Ph.D. student), and Gretchen Worth (M.A. HPP '20) for ARCH 6805 Practicum: Building Exhibitions
  • Behind the Wall, exhibition in 142 East Sibley Hall, on the civilian occupation, curated by Esra Akcan, Sena Kayasu (M.A. HPP '20), Michael Moynihan (Ph.D. student), and Petrea Sweeny (M.Arch. '17) for ARCH 6805 Practicum: Building Exhibitions
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