History of Architecture and Urbanism Society

The History of Architecture and Urbanism Society (HAUS) consists of graduate students in the History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD) Ph.D. program. HAUS coordinates a variety of events, including lecture series, workshops, film series, symposia, and field trips.

Each semester, HAUS organizes "Under Construction," a lecture series in which HAUD graduate students and visiting scholars from related disciplines present works in progress. In spring 2020, Athanasiou J. Geolas and Maria Luisa Palumbo will present their ongoing research. In fall 2019, Labib Hossain and Ecem Sariçayir presented their working paper "Separation of Land and Water in Colonial Bengal" and "Rehearsing the Border: Contemporary Artworks in Kars and Ani, Turkey."

Recent workshops with invited scholars include Mabel O. Wilson, Philip Ursprung, and Ijlal Muzaffar. These events are a great opportunity to build new skills, explore methodological approaches, and discuss research in any stage of development. At the workshop with Professor Wilson, Ana Ozaki, and Sergio Preston presented their working papers: "Building Acclimation: Tropical Assimilation and Resistance in the Architecture of the Afro-Brazilian World" and "Questions of Queer and Postcolonial Historiography."

HAUS has developed intellectual exchanges with other Ph.D. programs at McGill University in Montreal and the Bartlett at University College London. Future projects include an architectural history and theory reading group for students throughout the Department of Architecture and AAP.

Get Involved

If you are interested in participating in HAUS events and activities, please contact the current HAUS president, Eun-Jeong Kim at ek698@cornell.edu.

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