Sixth International Conference on Urban History
Power, Knowledge and Society in the City.
Edinburgh 5, 6 and 7 September 2002
Second Circular and Call for Papers
European Association of Urban Historians
You are invited to take part in the Sixth International Conference of the European Association of Urban Historians (EAUH) which takes place in Edinburgh from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th of September 2002. The conference begins with an informal reception on Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning there will be an opportunity to see some of the resources available for urban historians in Edinburgh. The central part of the conference consists of two plenary lectures and a wide variety of sessions, and round table
Proposals for papers are invited NOW and should be sent directly to session convenors; session titles below and contact details on the following web sites
The EAUH was established in 1989 with the support of the European Union. Our conference which takes place every two years is the largest and most important meeting of urban historians in Europe and is now noted for attracting urban historians from across the globe. We expect over 300 participants from a wide range of disciplines.
The title of our conference, Power, Knowledge and Society in the City, has been chosen to celebrate the fact that Edinburgh in the 18th century was home to some of the most innovative thinking of the enlightenment and that Edinburgh in the 21st century is home to the new devolved parliament of Scotland. The title also recognises both established and innovative work by urban historians. One of the merits of urban history is the manner in which it brings together such a range of methodologies, intellectual approaches, periods, places and topics. As the list of session topics indicates, there is no area of our curiosity as urban historians which is excluded from this conference.
There are seven major sessions.
Who was running the cities? Elites and urban power structures, 1700-
Cities, Multiculturalism and Ethnicity: Expressions of Identity and Municipal Politics, 19th/20th century
Between Cities and Urban Areas: What Scale for Cities' History?/ Entre villes et régions urbaines: quelle échelle pour l'histoire des villes?
Imperial spaces and imperial power: urban geographies of Empire
The decline of industrial cities
European Cities, Public Sphere and Youth in the 20th Century
Endangered Cities: Military Powers and Urban Society in the Age of Total War
Models of urban power in European political systems: the Russian perspective
Migration and gender in early-modern European towns
Civic Museums and Museums of Civic History in European Cities in the Twentieth Century
"Almost-cities" and small towns: Lords and their urban strategies in early modern Europe
Formal and Informal Economies in Early Modern European and Asian Cities
Urban Property: Society, Economy and Built Environment
Town and Crown: Political Cultures of Capital Cities
La ville et l'éducation en'Europe à la fin du Moyen Age et au début de
Multi-Island Cities: Urban Development, Transformation and Socio-cultural change in Venice and other towns divided by water (XIX-XX centuries)
The unauthorised city: Making and breaking regulations for modern urban space (18th-20th centuries).
The value of practice and knowledge in building the Second Postwar city
Citizens, Money and Urban Governments in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Professions médicales, magistratures de santé et politiques sanitaires urbaines, XIVe-XVIIIe siècle.
Metropolis and Nationalism: The role of the modern capital in the national homogenisation and consciousness of the people.
Lost Cities/Lost Identities: Memories of Urban Life in the Eastern Mediterranean
Shadows in the Enlightenment City: the City-Image and the Rise of Romanticism
Development of Modernist Planning
Cohabiter dans les villes Européennes de l'époque moderne et contemporaine (18 and 19e)
Knowing the City
Urban Centres in South and South East Asia: Economy and Culture
Consulting the citizen: negotiation and negation in urban policy making.
Rituals Take Over
From Patrician Power to Common Citizenship? Transformations of the city state in the aftermath of the French Revolution
Municipal Government and Administration. Position and Significance of 20th Century Urban Elites
The Administrative Town: European Regional Capitals
The City as Laboratory for Landscape in the 17th and 18th Centuries;
La ville, laboratoire du paysage XVIIe / XVIIIe siècles
Civic space in 19th and 20th-century urban societies
Medieval and Early Modern (Round Table)Industrial and Modern (Round Table)
Methodology and Historiography: Studying the European City: National and Comparative Approaches
The contact details for all organizers are available on the web sites as are details of poster exhibition and publishers stands. These web sites have details for registration and accomodation or you may contact Anne Hall or Professor R J Morris at the addresses below.
Proposals for papers to listed session organizers 1st October 2001.
Note of acceptance to authors end of November 2001.
Papers listed on Web Site 1st January 2002
Full programme available June 2002.
Text of papers to session organizers and electronic version to conference organizers 1st June 2002
Booking for those who require Edinburgh First accommodation 31st May 2002.
Last date for registration without surcharge 30 June 2002.
Conference on Urban History 2002
The University of Edinburgh
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Tel: +44 31 651 2006
Fax: + 44 31 667 7271
General and academic enquiries
Professor R J Morris
Department of Economic and Social History
William Robertson Building
Edinburgh EH8 9JY
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