The University of the Western Cape is currently organizing a Cities conference to be held from the 3rd to 5th July 2013. The aim of this venture is to showcase the considerable amount of research into cities – and consequently of policy making – is based on an unreconstructed paradigm of empiricist urban research that treats urban places as more or less fixed, technical objects. The conference aims to bring together established and emerging researchers whose research treats urban spaces as highly differentiated and unstable sites, the nature and significance of which is constantly produced and consumed by citizens in their daily routine of accommodation, adjustment, negotiation and challenge; as a multifaceted social and cultural construction whose purpose and sustainability is in the hands of its residents. We seek to encourage the participation of theorists and practitioners within the fields of architecture, anthropology, film, literature, culture studies, visual art, history and urban studies, heritage, art and culture, linguistics and multilingual studies. One of our intentions is that those studying cities in different parts of the world will enter into dialogue with African city specialists.
Call for abstracts
The first call for abstracts is currently underway. Abstract guidelines as well as the themes under which abstracts should be submitted, are available on our conference website: http://www.millenniumconferences.co.za/cities/index.php. Abstracts should be submitted online via the website.
The conference programme will be finalised once abstracts have been received, assessed, and slotted into the programme. Once the programme is final, it will be made available on the website.
Conference fees and registration
Early Bird Conference registration fee: R1800.00 per person (3-day conference package)
Late registration fee: R1950.00 per person (3-day conference package)
Conference fees exclude accommodation and travel costs, which are for the delegate's own account.
Registration closes on 30 June 2013, or when the conference is full.
To register for the conference, please visit our conference website and register quickly and easily online using the 'Register now' button.
For more information on the conference, travel and accommodation enquiries, please contact
XL Millennium Travel
Tel: +27-21 590 7900
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