November 30, 2023 | Announcement: Presentation Laserscan Aachen Cathedral
In collaboration with the Sapienza Università di Roma and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen a complete laser scan of Aachen Cathedral has been created since 2022. This will now be handed over to Aachen Cathedral and presented to the public.
September 15, 2023 | Announcement: Convention "Reconstruction of Religious Buildings in 20th and 21st century Europe"
On September 25 and 26, 2023, the Chair of Architectural History will host a hybrid conference on the reconstruction of religious buildings in 20th and 21st century Europe.
August 20, 2023 | Exhibition website "Adaptive Reuse"
The results of the M2 project "Adaptive Reuse. Designing with existing Buildings" are currently presented on an exhibition website in plan and perspective drawings, as well as photos and 3D representations of the physical models.
June 27, 2023 | Wanted: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for External Presentation!
We are looking for a student assistant for tasks regarding the external presentation of the Chair.
June 14, 2023 | Review: Chicago Excursion
In 2023, the Pentecost excursion took us to the USA. We visited many important milestones of recent architectural history situated in Chicago and its surrounding areas.
May 12, 2023 | Review: Futur[AHR] Exhibition
To present the results of the Futur[AHR] student research project, the Chair of Architectural History organized two exhibition openings in Aachen and Dernau in spring 2023.
May 4 and 5, 2023 | Review: Community Convention baureka.online (DFG)
On May 4 and 5, 2023, baureka.online hosted the conference "Build on Data // Auf Daten bauen. Research Data in Historical Building Research and Conservation at the TU Berlin's Department of Architecture".
April 24, 2023 | Award for Anke Naujokat
Anke Naujokat was awarded the "FAMOS for Family" prize by the RWTH Family Service.
April 20, 2023 | Announcement: Future[AHR] exhibition opening
The results of the educational research project Futur[AHR] will be presented with an exhibition in the foyer of the Reiff Museum starting on March 24, 2023, and in the villages of the Ahr Valley starting on May 5, 2023.
April 15, 2023 | Announcement: Community Convention baureka.online (DFG)
On May 4 and 5, 2023, the community conference "Build on Data - Auf Daten bauen" of the DFG project baureka.online on the topic of research data in historical building research and monument preservation will take place in hybrid form.
April 2, 2023 | The Chair on Instagram
The Chair of Architectural History is finally on Instagram!
February 23, 2023 | Grant Award for Chiara Erhardt and Luca Steinert
Chiara Erhardt and Luca Steinert, who completed their master's thesis in the winter term of 2020/2021 at the Chair of Architectural History, were honored with the grant award of the Stiftung Deutscher Architekten. Congratulations!
February 14, 2023 | Announcement: Ferienstegreif "Gottfried Böhm / Sacred & Urban"
If you want to be part of it, you have to be quick: From March 1 to 3, 2023, we offer a creative Ferienstegreif with a workshop atmosphere, including a one-day excursion.
February 6, 2023 | Review: "Sustainability for Architectural Heritage"
Within the framework of the "Sustainability for Architectural Heritage" project, a workshop was held from January 30 to February 3, 2023, to exchange ideas on academic education in the field of architectural heritage and architectural history disciplines.
December 19, 2022 | A merry and peaceful Christmas
A merry and peaceful Christmas to all friends of Architectural History!
December 16, 2022 | Publication: Architectural History of the "Aachener Schule"
In their paper, Anke Naujokat and Daniel Buggert describe the origin, the characteristics and the peculiarities of the research approach of Aachen's architectural history.
December 13, 2022 | Announcement: Pentecost Excursion Chicago
Our traditional pentecost excursion in 2023 takes us to Chicago, where we will explore the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Sullivan.
December 5, 2022 | A Sustainable "Plus"
On December 5, three representatives of our exhibition project "Vorstadtikone" were able to hand over a donation check of € 1070.70 to the children, youth and familiy center "Maria im Tann".
November 3 and 4, 2022 | First Annual Meeting baureka.online (DFG)
After the first year of funding, the baureka project team, which is spread across three locations, met in Berlin to exchange experiences and continue project coordination.
September 9, 2022 | Review Scherpenheuvel Symposium
The symposium jointly organized on September 2 in cooperation with the Parochie van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Scherpenheuvel was very successful.
September 2, 2022 | Interdisciplinary Symposium in Scherpenheuvel
On September 2 the Chair of Architectural History in collaboration with the Parochie van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Scherpenheuvel organizes an international interdisciplinary symposium.
June 27, 2022 | Open Until September 11: Exhibition "Vorstadtikone"
In and around the Aachen church St. Hubertus by Gottfried Böhm, sometimes referred to as the "Backenzahn", we have launched the exhibition "Vorstadtikone" about the church itself on June 25.
June 13, 2022 | Review Central Spain Excursion
The Pentecost excursion 2022 led us to central Spain. Among other things, we visited the palace complex "Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial".
June 3, 2022 | Wanted: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for our Library!
We are looking for a student assistant for library work.
December 19, 2021 | EAP-Award for Chiara Erhardt and Luca Steinert
Chiara Erhardt and Luca Steinert, who completed their master's thesis in the winter term 2020/2021 at the Chair of Architectural History, were awarded 1st place in the Euregional Prize for Architecture (EAP). Congratulations!
December 17, 2021 | Merry Christmas!
The current year draws to a close. We wish you a very merry Christmas!
November 12, 2021 | Flood protection in Kornelimünster
Bruno Schindler has developed a flood protection concept for Kornelimünster which is on display at kunsthaus nrw until February 27, 2022.
November 11, 2021 | Kick-off baureka.online (DFG)
To establish the central research data portal baureka.online, the DFG has granted funding of around one million euros to the applicant institutes.
October 18, 2021 | Re-Opening AGes Library
Good news: AGes library has finally re-opened again!
October 11, 2021 | Welcome back!
After one and a half years of digital architectural history, the doors of our Chair are finally open again for everyone!
September 9, 2021 | International Workshop: "Re-Conceiving an Ancient Wonder"
From September 9 to 11, the Chair of Architectural History will host the international workshop "Re-Conceiving an Ancient Wonder. The Afterlife of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (1500-1850)."
June 3, 2021 | Exhibition: "Staging a Presentation"
At kunsthaus nrw, the Chair and the participants of this year’s student research project present additional results of their work on the former Imperial Abbey of Kornelimünster.
May 7, 2021 | Grant Award for Anthony Hans Widjaja
Anthony Hans Widjaja, who completed his master's thesis in the summer term of 2019 at the Chair of Architectural History, was honored with the grant award of the Stiftung Deutscher Architekten. Congratulations!
March 15, 2021 | Announcement: Launch Course Program ST 2021
We are happy to announce that on April 1st, we will launch our summer term course program here on our website.
January 25, 2021 | Guest Lecture: "Pilgrimage Church Maria Königin des Friedens"
Dr. Steffen Kunkel will talk about the Neviges pilgrimage church as part of the lecture "The 20th Century - An architectural (hi)story told by twelve buildings".
December 18, 2020 | A Very Merry Christmas!
An year like never before draws to a close. We wish you a very merry Christmas!
November 19, 2020 | "Ein Tag Böhm" Review
On October 30th, the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University celebrated the 100th birthday of its former chair holder Gottfried Böhm with the event "Ein Tag Böhm".
November 1, 2020 | Job Offer Student Assistant
The chair is looking for a student assistant for photo assignments and other activities at the chair.
October 30, 2020 | Study Day and Exhibition: "Ein Tag Böhm"
On October 30th, the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University celebrates the 100th birthday of its former chair holder Gottfried Böhm with the event "Ein Tag Böhm".
May 5, 2020 | A Digital "Thank You!"
Teaching Architectural History in by entirely digital means works remarkably well – not least thanks to our open-minded students.
March 25, 2020 | Architectural History in Times of Corona
Architectural History in times of Corona? We are working hard on it!
March 24, 2020 | Revision: Flanders and Brabant
Due to current developments, the excursion will most likely not take place, but will be offered in the form of a seminar.
January 22, 2020 | Guest Lecture: "Re:located"
In the course of his guest lecture Jan Richarz will report on facade translocations in the old town of Aachen.
December 17, 2019 | Merry Christmas!
An eventful year draws to a close. We wish you a merry Christmas!
November 14, 2019 | Publication: INSITU
In issue 2/2019 of the journal INSITU Tobias Glitsch has published a paper on one of the aspects of his PhD thesis, the gallery system of S. Andrea al Quirinale.
November 5, 2019 | Teaching Award of the Student Council
The master lecture of Prof. Anke Naujokat in the module History and Theory II was awarded a teaching prize (2nd place) by the Student Council of the Faculty of Architecture.
September 8, 2019 | Exhibition: "The Old Abbey of Kornelimünster"
Together with the kunsthaus nrw, the Chair of Architectural History invites you to an exhibition that presents current research on the architectural ensemble of the old Benedictine abbey of Kornelimünster.
August 23, 2019 | Publication: Bauwelt
Prompted by this year's Spring Excursion to Scotland, in issue 17.2019 of Bauwelt Tobias Glitsch and Verena Hake have retraced the discussions about the reconstruction of the Glasgow School of Art's burnt out Mackintosh building.
June 9, 2019 | Edinburgh and Glasgow Excursion – Enlightened and Industrious
For our traditional Spring Excursion we travelled to Scotland and, following the motto 'Enlightened and Industrious', explored the region between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
June 1st, 2019 | Solidarity Action: Notre Dame concerns all of us!
The city of Aachen invites you to a solidarity campaign in the Citykirche with many informative lectures.
May 14, 2019 | Guest Lecture: "Experimental Architecture in the American Tradition"
In extension of the lecture series "The 20th century. A history of architecture in ten buildings", the Chair of Architectural History cordially invites you to a guest lecture by Aaron Betsky.
March 29, 2019 | MOOC: Cultural Heritage in Transformation
The Chair of Architectural History is now teaching worldwidely!
February 14, 2019 | Announcement: Spring Excursion Edinburgh and Glasgow
In June we will travel to Scotland as part of the traditional Spring excursion. We will explore Edinburgh and Glasgow following the motto 'Enlightened and Industrious'.
January 23, 2019 | Guest Lecture: "Places of Transition. Portals of Medieval Churches"
Portals on medieval church buildings form places of transition. Dr. des. Andreas Waschbüsch will discuss the different levels of meaning and functions of these complex architectural elements in his guest lecture.
January 14, 2019 | Guest Lecture: "Urban Development in Turin - Continuity and Transformation"
Cities are built places of memory. Dr. Thomas Wilke will give a guest lecture on "Urban Development in Turin - Continuity and Transformation", which will trace Turin's more than 2000 years of urban history.
December 13, 2018 | Christmas Party
Christmas is in the air...
September 13, 2018 | Presentation of students' design projects
Presentation of the results of a design project by Caroline Helmenstein and architecture students of RWTH Aachen University.
August 1, 2018 | Publication: archimaera
The seventh edition of archimaera went live at the end of July.
July 20, 2018 | Talk Emil Steffann
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Emil Steffann’s death, the Chair of Architectural History of RWTH Aachen University and the association „Dialograum Kreuzung an St. Helena“ have organized a talk that has recently been held in St. Helena's Church.
July 20, 2018 | Talk Emil Steffann
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Emil Steffann’s death, the Chair of Architectural History of RWTH Aachen University and the association „Dialograum Kreuzung an St. Helena“ organize a talk that will be held in St. Helena's Church.
June 29, 2018 | Publications: Bauwelt
StadtBauwelt 218 focuses on 16 small towns. Caroline Helmenstein and Verena Hake have examined two of these small towns more closely: Bad Münstereifel and Spa. Thus, they created two personal miniature portraits.
May 27, 2018 | Turin Excursion – Royal Residence
The spring excursion took the chair to Turin this year.
April 17, 2018 | Presentation and new publication
Within a presentation at the aachen_fenster on April 17, Jan Pieper and Bruno Schindler introduced their latest research results on the Aachen Palatine Chapel.
March 10, 2018 | Kick-off workshop baureka.online
In order to discuss a first project draft for baureka.online, an interdisciplinary kick-off workshop took place in Aachen.