Architectural Histories: The Open Access Journal of the EAHN

Architectural Histories is the open-access, international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. Find out more about the scope and aims of the Journal, the Editorial Team and how to submit a paper here.

The journal is indexed in ScopusCrossRefJISC KB+SHERPA RoMEODirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, and Google Scholar. In addition, Architectural Historiesis available for harvesting via OAI-PMH and is in the Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Publication Awards

At each Biennial Conference, the EAHN Award for Best Publication is awarded to the best article published in the EAHN Journal Architectural Histories in the two preceding years. See here for a list of past recipients.

Editor in Chief

Petra Brouwer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Assistant Editor

Christian Parreno, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

General Editors

Iuliana Gavril, Norwich University of the Arts, United Kingdom

Stylianos Giamarelos, University College London, United Kingdom

Anne Hultzsch, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Jiat-Hwee Chang, 
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Claire Jamieson, 
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Josephine Kane, 
Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

Torsten Lange, 
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Lucía Pérez-Moreno, 
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Nele De Raedt, 
Ghent University, Belgium

Teresa Stoppani, 
London South Bank University, United Kingdom

Ruth Zein, 
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

Reviews Editors

Wouter Van Acker
, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Elizabeth Merrill, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

 

 

Founding Editor in Chief, 2012-17

Maarten Delbeke, Universiteit Gent/Universiteit Leiden, Belgium

Editorial Assistant, 2012-17

Nele De Raedt, University of Ghent, Belgium

Journal News & Editorial Notices

Special Collection – Architectural Historiography and Fourth Wave Feminism

Guest editors: Claire Jamieson, Torsten Lange, and Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno

Over the course of the last decade, there has been a resurgence in feminist thinking and activism. Utilizing new tools and strategies for communication, women from all over the world and from different social and cultural backgrounds continue to strive for equal rights in the face of discrimination, sexism, and misogyny. In 2013, Ealasaid Munro argued that these recent developments mark a ‘fourth wave’ of feminism, characterized by its commitment to a ‘diversity of purpose’ that recognises intersectionality as a key issue of our time, and questioning established sex/gender systems and gender identity as a binary category. Simultaneously, this new wave is strongly associated with digital technology as a platform for previously marginalised voices. The aim of this Special Collection is to explore the impact of fourth wave feminism on architectural historiography.

Feminist architectural historiography emerged in parallel with the second wave of feminism in the 1960s and 1970s. It was chiefly concerned with women’s contribution to the production of the built environment, seeking to uncover the biographies of the first generation of women architects during the early modernist period. In the 1990s, the focus of feminist architectural history shifted, drawing from the insights of third wave feminism and queer theory’s critique of binary and hetero-normative definitions of gender. These histories interrogated the multiple relationships between space and the construction (and reinforcement) of gendered identities. Apart from destabilizing fixed categories, these authors also worked to dismantle master narratives, giving attention to micro-histories, everyday spaces, as well as unknown and marginal figures. As a result, a growing body of work began to address, in addition to gender, other axes of oppression such as class, age, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion, among others.

The editors of this Special Collection seek to explore what distinguishes current and emerging research from the previous five decades of writing feminist architectural histories. What knowledge of fourth wave feminism are we engaging with? How have questions, approaches, theoretical and analytical frameworks, and methodologies related to feminism evolved over time? What distinctly new features and concerns can we identify today?

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