What is the EAHN?

Established in 2005, the European Architectural History Network supports research and education by providing a public forum for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge of the histories of architecture. Based in Europe, it is open to architectural historians and scholars in allied fields from all countries.

The EAHN Office is hosted by institutions on a rotating basis, usually connected to the institution of the secretary. We have members from countries across the world who work in many different fields and disciplines. The Network is proud to represent a broad and multidisciplinary constituency with a diverse approach to the built environment within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Unlike most other organizations in this field, the EAHN has no national affiliation. Its exclusive aim is the promotion of international exchange and collaboration. The rapid growth and success of the Network is a clear indication of the demand for – and interest in – an international forum for multiple histories of architecture.

Mission Statement

The Network seeks to overcome limitations imposed by national boundaries and institutional conventions through pursuit of the following aims:

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Increasing the visibility of the discipline among scholars and the public.

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Promoting scholarly excellence and innovation.

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Fostering inclusive, transnational, interdisciplinary, and multicultural approaches to the history of the built environment

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Encouraging communication among the disciplines that study space.

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Facilitating the open exchange of research results.

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Providing a clearinghouse for information related to the discipline.

Main Activities

Website

The online activities of the EAHN have been gradually transformed over the last years, with the main website providing the public face for the Network, supported by our social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.

Journal

In 2012, the EAHN launched Architectural Histories, an open access, blind peer reviewed journal.  For more information, go to the Journal’s page.

Conferences

In 2010, the first international conference was held at Guimaraes in Portugal. Now an established biennial event, the Biennial Conference has been hosted in Brussels (2012), Turin (2014), Dublin (2016), Tallinn (2018) and Edinburgh (online, 2021). The 7th Biennial Conference will be held in Madrid in 2022. In intermediate years, the EAHN co-hosts smaller thematic events in various locations.

News from the field

The View from the Car: Autopia as a New Perceptual Regime

Exhibition at the Baubibliothek of ETH Zurich from 15 September to 15 October 2021 The exhibition aims to render explicit the impact of the car on the way we perceive architecture and the city. The view from the car changed architecture fundamentally. Despite the fact...

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