Architecture and Culture

Architecture and Culture, the international, peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, investigates the relationship between architecture and the culture that shapes and is shaped by it. Whether culture is understood extensively, as shared experience of everyday life, or in terms of the rules and habits of different disciplinary practices, Architecture and Culture asks how architecture participates in and engages with it – and how both culture and architecture might be reciprocally transformed.


International award for Architecture journal, Architecture and Culture

Architecture and Culture: Journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) has won the prestigious Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) award for ‘Best New Journal 2014’. The award was announced at a ceremony held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on the 8th January 2015. The journal was founded by AHRA Steering Group members, Igea Troiani (Chair of the AHRA from 2009-2012) and Diana Periton. In 2013 they were joined by co-editor, Suzanne Ewing and AHRA Journal Committee members, Stephen Walker and Gordana Fontana-Giusti.


The judges of the CELJ competition gave their feedback on the journal:

Architecture and Culture serves as an impressive source for scholarship that is simultaneously inclusive, thoughtful and substantial.

One of the major strengths of this journal is that in its mission to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of architecture, it publishes work from an impressive range of scholars.

Architecture and Culture stands as an innovative journal that will continue to publish work that informs, surprises and enriches its field.


The AHRA Journal Committee would like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing – in particular Julia Hall, Geraldine Billingham and Mark Stanton –, the AHRA Steering Group, Members of the Editorial Advisory board, Reviewers, Contributors, Alice Bosc and everyone who assisted in developing and producing the journal.



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