EAUH_Rome2018_call for panels

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

You are warmly invited to take part in the 14th International Conference on Urban History “Urban Renewal and Resilience. Cities in comparative perspective” which will take place in Rome from August 29 to September 1, 2018.

The call for session proposals is now open until February 20, 2017. Proposals can be submitted on the website http://eauh2018.ccmgs.it and session organisers will be notified of decisions regarding acceptance in May 2017.

The European Association for Urban History encourages cross-disciplinary and international research on urban history. Therefore the Association invites you to submit sessions that are as comparative and interdisciplinary as possible. Furthermore, we give priority to sessions, which are co-organised by scholars from different countries.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rome on August 29, 2018.

Best regards,

Carlo M. Travaglini, President of EAUH

and the Organising committee of the 2018 EAUH conference in Rome


Chers collègues et amis,

Nous vous invitons chaleureusement à participer à la XIVe Conférence internationale d’histoire urbaine « Rénovation urbaine et résilience. Regards croisées sur les villes» qui se tiendra à Rome, du 29 août au 1 septembre 2018.

Nous vous prions de nous faire parvenir vos propositions de sessions jusqu’au 20 février 2017 au plus tard et nous vous demandons de soumettre vos propositions de sessions sur le site http://eauh2018.ccmgs.it. Les organisateurs des sessions sauront si leurs sessions sont ou non acceptées en mai 2017.

L’Association européenne d’histoire urbaine, qui souhaite encourager les recherches internationales et interdisciplinaires en matière d’histoire urbaine, donnera la priorité aux sessions qui seront co-organisées par des chercheurs de différents pays. L’Association vous invite également à proposer des sessions sur des recherches comparatives.

En vous remerciant d’avance pour l’attention que vous accorderez au présent appel et en espérant vous accueillir à Rome en fin août 2018, nous vous prions d’agréer nos meilleures salutations,

Carlo M. Travaglini, Présidente de l´AEHU

et le comité organisateur de la conférence de l’AEHU à Rome en 2018

EAUH Rome 2018 Organising committee

Roma Tre University
Centre for the study of Rome – CROMA
Via Ostiense, 139 | 00154 Rome – Italy
Ph. +39.06.5733.4016

CfP: ‘Comparative Approaches to Illegal Housing across the Globe’

Call for Papers

Conference ‘Comparative Approaches to Illegal Housing across the Globe’

University College London, 22/23 June 2017

Deadline for submission: 6 January 2017

Research on illegal housing is still fragmented. Several factors impede a more systematic approach to the topic. Different dimensions, actors, motivations, different social and political contexts, even a somewhat differing terminology make it a challenge to study illegal housing as a global phenomenon.

Continue reading

CfP: The Ins and Outs of Socialism, Lviv, August 25-27, 2017

The Ins and Outs of Socialism: Visions and Experiences of Urban Change in the Second World

August 25-27, 2017

Center for Urban History / Lviv / Ukraine


This conference aims at bringing together scholars who study different time periods and cities where socialist projects were either launched or collapsed in the 20th century, as well as those that are still in place. The theme of transition into and out of socialism and the (un-)making of socialist cities serves as entry points into broader discussions about the specificity of urban change in the Second World and its relationship to similar currents in the global North and South. The conference examines the content of the socialist city — its “ins and outs”– from power grids and housing stocks to museums and places of worship at these points of transition. Continue reading

Second World Urbanity Primary Source Reader

Dear Second World Urbanity Network,
We will hold a planning meeting at the upcoming ASEEES conference in Washington, DC, for the Second World Urbanity Primary Source Reader. This project is in its early stages and I solicit your ideas for a reader that could be used in our classrooms, for teaching about socialist urbanism at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The meeting will be held:
Friday, November 18, at 3:45pm
In the Cleveland 2 Room at the Conference Hotel (Washington Marriott Wardman Park)

Continue reading

CFA: Summer School “Digital Traces I: Meta-Morphologies of St. Petersburg”

Call for applications

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) Center at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia is announcing a call for participation in Digital Traces I: Meta-Morphologies of St. Petersburg summer school that will combine lectures by participating faculty and a practical hands-on lab directed by Lev Manovich and Damiano Cerrone. Participants will learn the basics of digital mapping and analysis using open source and social media data.

Continue reading

Airport Culture(s): Interdisciplinary Conference, London, April 28-29, 2016

See the program for this upcoming conference to be held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, here and follow the twitter feeds @airportculture and @citiesatSAS. See also the Cities project at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

In the spirit of this conference, here is a scene from an airport of the Second World:


Tolmachevo airport in Novosibirsk. Source: Institute of Modernism, Moscow.

Eastern Europe without Borders–November 10, 2015

School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London

10 November 2015

9.15am-6pm. Followed by prosecco and canapés.

How can scholars working in the framework of East European studies engage with a world of people, objects, ideas and practices in motion?  How does looking beyond geographically bounded nation-states and regions enrich the possibilities of East European area studies? What are the practical implications for research, teaching and training? And how does such work in East European studies speak to scholars in other fields?  A workshop will be held in London on 10 November 2015 to consider these issues through the lens of recent research on three topics: cities, travellers, and networks/linkages.

This workshop will be preceded on 9th November by the linked conference “Area Studies in the 21st century”.

Speakers at “Eastern Europe without Borders” include:

  • Dr Michał Murawski  (SSEES, UCL)
  • Dr Carmen Popescu (Sorbonne)
  • Dr Vladimir Kulić (FAU Miami)
  • Dr Bernard Struck (St Andrews)
  • Dr Jan Grill (Manchester)
  • Dr Anca Parvulescu (Washington University St Louis)
  • Prof  Martin Schulze Wessel (Munich)
  • Dr Łukasz Stanek (Manchester)
  • Prof James Mark (Exeter)
  • Prof David Crowley (RCA London)
  • Prof Diana Mishkova (Sofia)
  • Dr Maciej Maryl (Warsaw)
  • Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (Courtauld London)

The full programme is available for download:


Further information and registration is available below:


Workshop organizers:

Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS): www.ceelbas.ac.uk UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES): www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees

Academic contacts: 

Wendy Bracewell w.bracewell@ucl.ac.uk, Michał Murawski m.murawski@ucl.ac.uk

Administrative contact: 

Anna Tremain a.tremain@ucl.ac.uk

Continue reading

Garage–4th International Conference, October 30-31, 2015


October 30–31, 2015

West Gallery
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Admission free
Prior registration required

Сonference is focusing on Soviet Modernist architecture and urban planning. Participants include historians of art and architecture, cultural theorists, sociologists, media-studies experts, and practicing architects, who will attempt to overcome the traumatic rupture with the Soviet past and reconnect it to our present culture.  Continue reading

(POST) SOCIALIST SPACES: An international and interdisciplinary workshop




September 3 – 5, 2015

University of Toronto


Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Munk School of Global Affairs

1 Devonshire Place | Room 108N

Toronto, ON   M5S 3K7

Sponsored by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto. Continue reading