Papers are invited from postgraduate students and new researchers working in an urban context.
This multi-disciplinary workshop is aimed at widening understanding of the urban environment and provides a relaxed atmosphere for the presentation of work-in-progress to a peer group.
While the workshop is predominantly a historical meeting, we aim to continue the exchange between postgraduate students with a variety of research interests and academic disciplines and delgates are invited from both from the humanities and social sciences (and even the natural sciences) - not just urban historians.
Papers should be 20-30 minutes in length, abstracts c300 words clearly demonstrating a connection with the theme should be submitted no later than Friday 31 July.
Interpretation of the theme is left to the student/researcher, but suggestions include:
Definitions and aspects of Sanctuary in an historical context
The concept of cities - or locations within them - as places of sanctuary
The changing nature of Sanctuary
Immigration and migration: seeking sanctuary as a political, religious or economic expedient
Gendered issues in the identification of urban space
For full details and on-line registration form visit the website at http://www.le.ac.uk/ur/urbanconf/sanctuary.html
Workshop date: Friday 12 November 2004
Venue: Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, UK
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