Western Façade of the Pilgrimage Church of Scherpenheuvel Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

September 2, 2022 | Interdisciplinary Symposium in Scherpenheuvel

On September 2, 2022 the Chair of Architectural History in collaboration with the Parochie van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Scherpenheuvel organizes an international interdisciplinary symposium.


Silhouette of a rock-like church in front of a light pink background Copyright: © Graphics team "Vorstadtikone"

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.


Two people in front of a room-filling bookshelf in the library of the chair Copyright: © AGes

June 3, 2022 | Wanted: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for our Library!

We are looking for a student assistant for library work.


Urban Morphology of Riesi. Copyright: © Chiara Erhardt and Luca Steinert

December 19, 2021 | EAP-Award for Chiara Erhardt und 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!


wrapped Wichtel presents of the Chair of Architectural History Copyright: © AGes

December 17, 2021 | Merry Christmas!

The current year draws to a close. We wish you a very merry Christmas!


hand-colored map of Kornelimünster with marked retention basins Copyright: © Bruno Schindler

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.


Video conference with several participants sitting on a table Copyright: © AGes

November 11, 2021 | Kick-off (DFG)

To establish the central research data portal, the DFG has granted funding of around one million euros to the applicant institutes.


Book-shelf and sign saying "Come in - We are open" Copyright: © AGes/Alex Ermolin (mod.)

October 18, 2021 | Re-Opening AGes Library

Good news: AGes library has finally re-opened again!


Corridor with open Chair door and red carpet Copyright: © AGes

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!


The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Copyright: © Public Domain

September 9, 2021 | International Workshop: "Re-Conceiving an Ancient Wonder"

From September 9 to 11, 2021, the Chair of Architectural History will host the international workshop "Re-Conceiving an Ancient Wonder. The Afterlife of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (1500-1850)."


Display wall in the former Imperial Abbey of Kornelimünster Copyright: © Charleen Dierkes

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.


A Carpenter's Shop in Bukit Duri Copyright: © Anthony Hans Widjaja

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!


Red Curtain in front of a Bluish Stage Copyright: © Tarta46 (mod.)/Schinkel/AGes

March 15, 2021 | Announcement: Launch Course Program ST 2021

We are happy to announce that on April 1st, 2021, we will launch our summer term course program here on our website.


Neviges Pilgrimage Church Copyright: © Steffen Kunkel

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".


Screenshot of the Digital Christmas Party Copyright: © AGes

December 18, 2020 | A Very Merry Christmas!

An year like never before draws to a close. We wish you a very merry Christmas!


Photo of St Hildegardis retirement home and claim "Ein Tag Böhm" Copyright: © Elke Wetzig (mod.)/AGes

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".


Person taking a picture Copyright: © AGes

November 1, 2020 | Job Offer Student Assistant

The chair is looking for a student assistant for photo assignments and other activities at the chair.


Logo of the Event Ein Tag Böhm Copyright: © Yanik Hauschild (mod.)/AGes

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".


Letters saying "Danke" with thumbs up symbol Copyright: © AGes

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.


Video-chatting AGes-Team Copyright: © AGes

March 25, 2020 | Architectural History in Times of Corona

Architectural History in times of Corona? We are working hard on it!


Church facade in front of a blue sky Copyright: © AGes

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.


Re:located Copyright: © AGes

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.


Christmas tree ecoration consisting of survey nails Copyright: © Carsten Hensgens

December 17, 2019 | Merry Christmas!

An eventful year draws to a close. We wish you a merry Christmas!


Detail of the cover of INSITU Copyright: © Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

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.


Scherpenheuvel Copyright: © AGes

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.


Exhibition space Copyright: © Anke Naujokat

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.


Cover Bauwelt 17.2019 Copyright: © Bauverlag BV GmbH

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.


Edinburgh Panorama Copyright: © Anina Janich

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.


Front façade of Notre-Dame de Paris Copyright: © Benh Lieu Song

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.


Taliesin West Copyright: © Felix Martin

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.


Aachen Cathedral Copyright: © AGes

March 29, 2019 | MOOC: Cultural Heritage in Transformation

The Chair of Architectural History is now teaching worldwidely!


Edinburgh Panorama Copyright: © Carlos Delgado (mod.)/AGes

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'.


Portal of a Medieval Church Copyright: © Waschbüsch/AGes

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.


Square in Turin Copyright: © AGes

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.


Printen Architecture Icons Christmas Gift Paper Copyright: © AGes

December 13, 2018 | Christmas Party

Christmas is in the air...


St. Johannes, Merkstein Copyright: © Felix Mayer

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.


Cover archimaera 7 Copyright: © archimaera

August 1, 2018 | Publication: archimaera

The seventh edition of archimaera went live at the end of July.


St. Bonifatius Krefeld Copyright: © Özkan Bucaklı

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.


St. Bonifatius Krefeld Copyright: © Tino Grisi

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.


Cover StadtBauwelt 218 Copyright: © Bauverlag BV GmbH

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.


Impression Turin Copyright: © Felix Mayer

May 27, 2018 | Turin Excursion – Royal Residence

The spring excursion took the chair to Turin this year.


Book cover Copyright: © Geymüller Verlag

April 17, 2018 | Presentation and new publication

Within a presentation at the aachen_fenster on April 17 2018, Jan Pieper and Bruno Schindler introduced their latest research results on the Aachen Palatine Chapel.


Talk Felix Martin Copyright: © Tim Scheuer

March 10, 2018 | Kick-off workshop

In order to discuss a first project draft for, an interdisciplinary kick-off workshop took place in Aachen.