As a growing metropolis, London is in the middle of a severe housing crisis, widely evidenced in the press and featuring in political debates. The problem of creating adequate homes for a growing demand is not new. The Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR), in association with the Survey of London (English Heritage) and the Urban Laboratory (University College London), is organising a two-day conference, to be held on 27-28 June 2013 at the University of London Senate House, to explore issues relating to the history of urban or suburban housing from the mid-19th century to the present day. This conference will seek to examine the history of housing provision in London, and how historical research may be mobilised to address the contemporary crisis.
Keynote speakers: Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck), Professor Andrew Saint (Survey of London, English Heritage).
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers or presentations of 20 minutes in length. Submissions are welcomed on any subject related to the general theme. Contributions from other major cities that make direct comparisons with London are also welcomed.
Please send abstracts and an author biography (including institutional affiliation) each of no more than 250 words by email to the Centre for Metropolitan History at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14 December 2012.
See full call for papers at http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/7235
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)