October 2014

In addition to our own seminar programme, the Centre for Urban History maintains a diary of conferences and other events of interest to urban historians. Items from the diary are collated into a monthly digest - Urban History News - which also includes notice of publications, appointments etc.


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26-27 March 1215 Urban History Group: Urban Knowledge, University of Wolverhampton Telford Campus, UK.

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12 December
Twin Cities in Past and Present, 26-27 June 2015, Manchester, UK (Expressions of interest by 12 December, synopses by 28 February 2015 call for papers)
Events Diary

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October 2014

3 October Science in the City, Dublin, Ireland
3 October Divining the Distant Past:  W.G. Hoskins and Pre-Roman Exeter, Public lecture, Exeter, UK
7-8 October Coping with immeasurable losses. Population of the European Cities and World War I, Prague, Czech Republic,
9-12 October

Metropolitics, The Seventh Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

15-16 October

Victorian Cities Revisited: Heritage and History Conference, Middlesboroug h, UK. Booking now open.

A piece from the Journal of Victorian Culture Online profiling this event.

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November 2014

1 November Local Population Studies Society conference, New Research in Population Studies, Cambridge, UK
6-9 November
Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past, 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association,Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7-8 November

Cultures of the Global City. LONDONICITY 2014: The Third Annual London Studies Conference, London, UK

Call for papers

21-22 November

International Workshop on Global Marketplaces and Urban Renewal and Regeneration Strategies: In search for Creative and Sustainable Models and Practices, Antwerp, Belgium

22 November Women in Economic and Social History: past, Present and Future. The Economic History Society Women's Committee, 25th Annual Workshop, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK

December 2014

18-20 December (Re)constructing communities in Europe, 1918-1968,
Soeterbeeck Study Center, Ravenstein, The Netherlands

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March 2015

16-19 March Urban Fragmentation(s) Borders and Identity III, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
20-21 March London and the First World War, Centre for Metropolitan History and Imperial War Museums, London, UK
26-27 March Urban History Group: Urban Knowledge, University of Wolverhampton Telford Campus, UK
27-29 March

Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Wolverhampton Telford Campus, UK. Further information on conference webpage

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April 2015

29-30 April

Urban Agency Network conference, Urban Governance and Civil Society, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester

Powers of the City Position paper

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May 2015

14-15 May

The Global City, Past and Present, St Andrews, Scotland

Global City website

27-29 May Urban Planning and Social Mobilization from the Middle Ages to the Present (Europe and the Colonial World), Paris and Marne-la-Vallée, France
28-29 May Migration policies and the materiality of identification in European cities, 1500-2000, Antwerp, Belgium.

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June 2015

26-27 June Twin Cities in Past and Present, Manchester, UK (Expressions of interest by 12 December, synopses by 28 February 2015 call for papers)

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July 2015

5-10 July

16th International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, UK

Proposed sessions include:

The Architectures of Hurry

Distributed Landscapes

Contesting the Capital

Geography and History

Cold war urbanism: Histories of strategic plans, secure structures and technocratic politics in post-war Britain and beyond

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