The relationship between space and social relations is a prominent topic in current affairs. This innovative one-day workshop will address how space is defined and organised. It will focus especially on how historical perspectives can inform our understandings of how people use and experience space.
Conference themes may address but are not limited to:
- Urban space and the built environment
- Space and social identity
- Public space and private space
- Governance, control and authority over space
- Segregation and the architecture of social exclusion
We encourage papers that directly address conceptual and theoretical issues of space. While we anticipate that most papers will address spaces in Britain and Europe from 1600 to the present, relevant papers focusing on any time period or region are encouraged.
The workshop will emphasize discussion and relaxed debate, offering presenters and participants an opportunity to consider how we can more effectively define and think about space in historic contexts. Professor Bob Morris will provide an introductory presentation and discussion, followed by thematic panels. In order to facilitate discussion, papers of approximately 3,000 words will be pre-circulated prior to the workshop.
Works-in-progress from postgraduate students and early career researchers are welcome and encouraged. Transport bursaries will be available for those traveling from outside Edinburgh.
Date of workshop: 7 June, 2012
If you would like to present a paper, please submit abstracts of around 250 words by March 5 to L.Settle@sms.ed.ac.uk.
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