Dr M.T. Mullane (Matthew)

Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Dr M.T. Mullane (Matthew)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Matthew Mullane is an Assistant Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at Radboud University in Nijmegen, NL. He received his PhD from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo. His forthcoming book, World Observation: Itō Chūta's Architecture Histories (University of Pittsburgh Press), offers an alternative origin for global architecture history in nineteenth-century Japan and theorizes a new role for “observation” in architectural thought. He is interested in the ways that architects have collaborated with scientists to develop new epistemologies of “global history,” a topic he has explored in articles featuring geologists and architects in England, and entomologists and engineers in colonial Japan. In addition to his historical scholarship, he has also published on the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of contemporary digital technologies impacting architecture, including social media, virtual reality, and blockchain. Forthcoming publications include a book chapter on the reception of global architecture history in Meiji Japan, and an article on the way Japanese corporations create "intermedia" networks between architecture, publishing, and digital media. His writing has appeared in Architectural Theory Review, The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Log, Art Papers, Kenchiku zasshi, and others.

Research theme
  • Architecture history


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