dr. M.T. Mullane (Matthew)
Universitair docent - Departement Geschiedenis, Kunstgeschiedenis en Oudheid
Universitair docent - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
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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 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, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. Forthcoming publications include a book chapter on the reception of global architecture history in Meiji Japan, and a monograph on the global networks of contemporary scientific observatories. His writing has appeared in Architectural Theory Review, The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Log, and Art Papers, among others.Onderzoeksthema
- Architecture history
- Matthew Mullane, “A World of Errors: James Fergusson’s Histories and Their Critics in Japan” in Narrating the Globe: The Emergence of World Histories of Architecture, 1790-1900 (The MIT Press, 2023), edited by Petra Brouwer, Martin Bressani and Christopher Drew Armstrong.
- Matthew Mullane, “Infested Empire: Architecture and Entomology in Colonial Japan,” in Journal of Architecture, (forthcoming, 2022-2023) special issue on “Un-Making Architecture,” edited by Elizabeth Petcu and Jason Nguyen.
- Matthew Mullane, “World of Boundaries: A Conversation with Nakatani Norihito,” Log 49 (2020).
- Matthew Mullane, “Hendrik Christian Andersen’s World Conscience,” in AA Files 73 (2016), 40-47.
- Matthew Mullane, “The Architectural Fossil: James Fergusson, Geology and World History,” in Architectural Theory Review 20.1 (2015), 46-66.
Onderzoeksbeurzen en -prijzen
- 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo.
- 2019 - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.
- 2018 - Graduate Research Fellow, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.