The Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary symposium on Second Cities, to be held 30 April-1 May 2004 at the University of Glasgow Business School. Speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, in a variety of disciplines including History, Politics, Geography, Architecture, and Media Studies, will gather to explore how Second Cities are defined and what their cultural, economic, and political roles have been and continue to be. Using Glasgow, the self-styled Second City of the British Empire, as a vantage point, the symposium will also feature other case studies such as Manchester, Cork, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The symposium seeks to answer questions such as: How are Second Cities evaluated or measured? In terms of demography, economy, cultural production, or other qualities? How are Second Cities juxtaposed to ‘first’ cities or capital cities, and what are the distinctions between these categories? How are Second Cities represented?
All are welcome to attend. For further programme and registration information, please consult our website; if there are further queries, please contact via email.
Dr. Marina Moskowitz
Director, Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies
University of Glasgow
1 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
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