The third postgraduate workshop on research on the city will take place on Friday 28 November 2003 in the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, UK. As in previous years this is a forum for graduates to present their work and, in an informal environment, get feedback, experience, and begin to develop their own networks.
Proposals are invited for papers exploring any aspect of ‘Networking the City’, in any time period (antiquity to contemporary) and any geographical area. Possible themes which could be addressed include:
Networks of cities - how and why urban centres were connected with each other within a region.
Urban transport networks and their relationship with the spatial layout and form of the city.
Communications networks across and between cities – including the role of technology in the urban environment, and the spread of information and knowledge in an urban context.
Connections between cities and their hinterlands, in terms of migration, trade and other industrial linkages, administrative ties, social and cultural functions.
Associations, kinship and society.
(This list is not exhaustive; contributors may interpret the Workshop’s theme in any way they wish.)
Please circulate the details of this workshop and the website as widely as possible amongst your colleagues and graduate students.
Centre for Urban History
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
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