CFP Jun 14, 2001

Power, Knowledge and Society in the City (Edinburgh 5.-7.9.2002)

Clemens Wischermann

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Sixth International Conference on Urban History
Power, Knowledge and Society in the City.

Edinburgh 5, 6 and 7 September 2002

Call for Papers

European Association of Urban Historians

You are invited to take part in the Sixth International Conference of the
European Association of Urban Historians (EAUH) which takes place in
Edinburgh from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th of September 2002. The
conference begins with an informal reception on Wednesday evening. On
Thursday morning there will be an opportunity to see some of the resources
available for urban historians in Edinburgh. The central part of the
conference consists of two plenary lectures and a wide variety of sessions,
and round table

The EAUH was established in 1989 with the support of the European Union.
Our conference which takes place every two years is the largest and most
important meeting of urban historians in Europe and is now noted for
attracting urban historians from across the globe. We expect over 300
participants from a wide range of disciplines. The title of our conference,
Power, Knowledge and Society in the City, has been chosen to celebrate the
fact that Edinburgh in the 18th century was home to some of the most
innovative thinking of the enlightenment and that Edinburgh in the 21st
century is home to the new devolved parliament of Scotland. The title also
recognises both established and innovative work by urban historians. Indeed
one of the merits of urban history is the manner in which it brings
together such a range of methodologies, intellectual approaches, periods,
places and topics. As the list of session topics indicates, there is no
area of our curiosity as urban historians which is excluded from this

You are invited to submit proposals for papers to the session organizers
and above all to come, take part and enjoy. Full details of registration
and accomodation will be published shortly. Our web address will be

If you wish to present a paper at any of the sessions, please send a one
page outline to the appropriate session organizers, as soon as possible and
in any case before October First, 2001. You will be notified of acceptance
by the end of November. Accepted paper givers must send their text [max.
six pages -420 words per page - 20 minutes of speech]. This should be done
before April 30, 2002. You must send one copy to the session organizer. You
must send one copy to the conference organizer. You must also register for
the conference. In order to ensure maximum effective discussion we intend
to place papers on the conference web site. Please send an electronic
version, preferably by e mail attachment to

By April 2002.

Sessions and Organizers

Main Sessions
[3 hours /10 papers]

Who was running the cities? Elites and urban power structures, 1700-2000
Sven Beckert
Dunwalke Associate Professor
Department of History, Harvard University
210 Robinson, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Tel: +01 (617) 495-0697, Fax: +01 (617) 496-3425
Marcus Graeser
Habilitand at the Zentrum fuer Nord-Amerika Forschung,
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main
Postfach 11 19 32, D-60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 069 798-29007, Fax: +49 069 798-29012
Ralf Roth
Research assistant at the Historisches Seminar and Habilitand Johann
Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main
Senckenberganlage 31, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 069 798-28286, Fax: +49 069 798-22702
Home-address: Bettinastr. 45, 63067 Offenbach a. M., Germany
Tel/Fax: +49 069 83 83 38 85

Cities, Multiculturalism and Ethnicity: Expressions of Identity and
Municipal Politics, 19th/20th century
Dr. Elfi Bendikat
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Phil Fak I, Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +4930 80404570

Dr. Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaleard
Universite de Paris 1 / Pantheon-Sorbonne
Centre d'Histoire sociale du XXe siecle (CHS XXe's)
9 rue Malher,
75181 Paris cedex 04, France

When the History of Cities Meets Environmental History
Michele Dagenais
Departement d'histoire, Universite de Montreal,
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal, Canada H3C 3J7.
Claire Poitras
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Urbanisation,
3465 rue Durocher, Montreal, Canada H2X 2C8.

Imperial spaces and imperial power: urban geographies of Empire
Lynn Lees
Department of History
University of Pennsylvania,
Suite 352B, 3401 Walnut St., University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA19104, USA
Tel: 215-898-8452, Fax 215-573-2089.
Iain Black
Department of Geography,
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, England
Tel: 44-020-7848-2525/2632, Fax: 020-7848-2287

The decline of industrial cities
Professor Lars Nilsson,
Institute of Urban History, Department of History,
Stockholm University,
S- 106 91 Stockholm

Professor Henk van Dijk,
Faculty of History and Arts, Erasmus University
Rotterdam, Postbus 1738,
NL- 3000 DR Rotterdam

European Cities, Public Sphere and Youth in the 20th Century
Axel Schildt
University of Hamburg
Detlef Siegfried
University of Copenhagen,
Institut for Germansk Filologi,
Njalsgade 80, DK 2300 Copenhagen S;

Endangered Cities: Military Powers and Urban Society in the Age of Total
Roger Chickering
Professor of History, Georgetown University
Center for German and European Studies
Intercultural Center 501
Washington, D.C. 20057-1022, USA
Tel.: x1-202-687-5602, Fax: x1-202-687-8359

Marcus Funck
Research Assistant
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Institut fuer Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
10587 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: x49-(0)30-314-26982, Fax: x49-(0)30-314-79438
Email: or

Models of urban power in European political systems: the Russian
Ann Katherine Isaacs
Department of Modern and Contemporary History
University of Pisa
Piazza Torricelli 3/A 56126 Pisa, Italy
Tel +39 050 911 422, Home +39 050 804744
Fax +39 050 501017

Marco Natalizi
University of Pisa

Specialist Sessions
One and a half hours (five papers).

Migration and gender in early-modern European towns
Erika Kuijpers
Department of History, University of Utrecht
Kromme Nieuwegracht 66, 3512 HL Utrecht
Tel. +31 30 2537866 (Thursdays) +31 20 6187467

Professor dr. Soelvi Sogner
Department of History, University of Oslo
Box 1008 Blindern
0315 Oslo, NORWAY
Tel 47 - 22856769, Fax 47 - 22855278

Civic Museums and Museums of Civic History in European Cities in the
Twentieth Century
Helen Meller
Department of History
School of History and Art History
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

"Almost-cities" and small towns: Lords and their urban strategies in early
modern Europe
Dr. Heleni Porfyriou
Centro di Conservazione delle Opere d'Arte
Rome, Italy

Dr. Elena Svalduz
Dipartimento di Storia dell'Architettura
Venice, Italy

Formal and Informal Economies in Early Modern European and Asian Cities

Professor Toshio Sakata
Keio University
Professor Yoh Kawana
Tohoku University, Sendai

Urban Property: Society, Economy and Built Environment

Ann Ighe
Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen,
Goeteborgs Universitet,
Box 720, S-405 30,
Goeteborg, Sweden

Jon Stobart
Geography, Natural and Environmental Sciences
School of Sciences, Coventry University,
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK
Tel. 024-76888407, Fax. 024-76888447

Town and Crown: Political Cultures of Capital Cities
John Taylor
Department of History, Carleton University
1125 Col. By Dr.,
Ottawa, Canada K1S 5B6
Tel: 613-520-2600 x 2818, Fax: 613-520-2819

La ville et l'education en'Europe a la fin du Moyen Age et au debut de
l'epoque moderne.

M=AA Isabel del Val Valdivieso
Departamento de Historia Medieval,
Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Plaza del Campus s/n,
Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Espana

UMR 5648 Histoire et archeologie des mondes chretiens et musulmans
Universite Lyon 2
18, quai Claude Bernard - 69365 Lyon Cedex 07
tel. : 04 78 69 72 03 - Fax :04 78 58 60 84

Multi-Island Cities: Urban Development, Transformation and Socio-cultural
change in Venice and other towns divided by water (XIX-XX centuries)
Giulio Ernesti
Professor in Theories of Planning,
Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia

Guido Zucconi
Professor in History of Architecture,
Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia.

Luca Pes
Assistant Dean
Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy
Tel +39.041.2719535, Fax +39.041.2719510
E-mail: or

The unauthorised city: Making and breaking regulations for modern urban
space (18th-20th centuries).
Denis Bocquet
Ecole Francaise de Rome
Palazzo Farnese, Piazza Farnese 67
00186 Roma, Italy
Fax: +39 (0)6 6874834
E-mail: or

Filippo De Pieri
Dipartimento di Progettazione Architettonica
Politecnico di Torino, Viale Mattioli 39
10125 Torino (Italy)
Fax: +39 (0)11 6614876

The value of practice and knowledge in building the Second Postwar city
Cristina Bianchetti
Universite degli Studi di Pescara. D Annunzio (Chieti)
Facolte di architettura
Viale pindaro n.42
65127 Pescara
fax : 085.63879
Viale delle Rimembranze di Lambrate n. 15
20134 Milano, Italy
Tel. / Fax: +39.02.26414494

Patrizia Bonifazio
Dipartimento di Progettazione
Politecnico di Torino
Castello del Valentino
Viale Mattioli n. 39
10124 Torino
fax: +39.011.5646599
Via Parma n. 49
10153 Torino, Italy
Tel. / Fax: +39.011.2482711
E-mail: or

Elena Cogato Lanza
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Departement d'Architecture,
Chaire de la 1ere annee
Case Postale 555
CH - 1001 Lausanne
tel. 0041 21 693 62 14
fax. 0041 21 693 62 00

Citizens, Money and Urban Governments in Late Medieval and Early Modern

Marc Boone
Universiteit Gent
Karel Davids
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Paul Janssens
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel

Professions medicales, magistratures de sante et politiques sanitaires
urbaines, XIVe-XVIIIe siecle.

Brigitte Marin
Directrice des Etudes pour l'Histoire moderne et contemporaine,
Ecole francaise de Rome (Italie)
Piazza farnese, 67 - 00153 Roma, Italy
Tel. : + 39 06 68 60 12 44

Patrick Boucheron
Maetre de conferences d'histoire medievale,
Universite de Paris I Pantheon- Sorbonne (France)
14 rue Fabre d'Eglantine - 75012 Paris, France
Tel. : + 33 1 43 46 78 29

Metropolis and Nationalism: The role of the modern capital in the national
homogenisation and consciousness of the people.

Stavros Bozos
University of Leicester
63A Queens Road
Leicester, LE2 1TT, UK
Tel: 0(044)116-270-4018, 0(044)797-031-5631

Graeme Morton
Department of Economic and Social History
William Robertson Building
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JY

Lost Cities/Lost Identities: Memories of Urban Life in the Eastern

Dr. Nergis Canefe
Visiting Research Associate, LSE
The European Institute
3 Pond Cottages, Gold Hill East
Chalfont St. Peter, BUCKS SL9 9DJ, UK
Tel: (44) 01753 882686, Fax: (44) 01753 885341

Olga Demetriou
Social Anthropolgy, LSE, London.
10, Defkalionos Str, Apt 101,
Strovolos, 2019 Nicosia,
Tel: +357-2-519041
Fax: +357-2-757554

Shadows in the Enlightenment City: the City-Image and the Rise of

Mark Dorrian
Department of Architecture,
University of Edinburgh,
20 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JZ.
Tel. +44 (0)131 650 2338. Fax. +44 (0)131 650 8019.
E mail:

John Lowrey
Department of Architecture,
University of Edinburgh,
20 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JZ.
Tel. +44 (0)131 650 2338. Fax. +44 (0)131 650 8019.

Development of Modernist Planning

Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum
Department of Geography,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905, Israel
Fax: 972-2-5820549

Cohabiter dans les villes Europeennes de l'Epoque moderne et contemporaine
(18 and 19e)

Olivier Zeller
professeur d'histoire moderne
l'Universite Lyon II
tresorier de la Societe francaise d'Histoire urbaine
responsable de l'axe "Histoire des Villes et de leurs Populations",
Centre Pierre Leon

Olivier Faron
E mail.

Knowing the City
Dr V.A. Harding
School of History, Classics, and Archaeology,
Birkbeck College,
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Tel: tel 020 7631 6284
office 020 7631 6299, Fax 020 7631 6552

James Amelang,
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
E mail

Urban Centres in South and South East Asia: Economy and Culture

Dept of History,
Sambalpur University,
Burla-768019 (Dt-Sambalpur),
Orissa India.
Mailing Address
Near OSEB Guest House,
Burla-768017 (Dt-Sambalpur),
Telephone: 0091-663-430217
E-mail: and/or

Consulting the citizen: negotiation and negation in urban policy making.

Marjaana Niemi
Department of History,
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358-3-215 6525; Fax. +358-3-215 6980
E-mail: or

Lucy Faire
Department of Geography
Loughborough University,
Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK

Rituals Take Over

Dietrich Poeck
Eichenweg 3
D 48161 Muenster-Roxel

From Patrician Power to Common Citizenship? Transformations of the city
state in the aftermath of the French Revolution

Maarten Prak
Chair in Economic and Social History
University of Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Anja Victorine Hartmann,
Institute of European History
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19
55116 Mainz
Phone: +49 (6131) 3939360
Fax: +49 (6131) 3930154

Municipal Government and Administration. Position and Significance of 20th
Century Urban Elites

Dr. Juergen Priamus
Leiter des Instiuts fuer Stadtgeschichte Gelsenkirchen
Munscheidstr. 14
D-45886 Gelsenkirchen
E-mail: or

Dr. Stefan Goch:
Politikwissenschaftler, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Instituts fuer
Stadtgeschichte in Gelsenkirchen, Privatdozent an der Fakultaet fuer
Sozialwissenschaft der Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum

The Administrative Town: European Regional Capitals

Denise McHugh
Neil Raven
Department of History
School of Humanities, Languages and Law
Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB, UK
Fax: +44 (0)1332 622736

The City as Laboratory for Landscape in the 17th and 18th Centuries;
La ville, laboratoire du paysage XVIIe / XVIIIe si=E8cles

Victoria Sanger, Ph.D
Instructor, Southern Methodist University in Paris
26 Boulevard Jules Ferry
75011 Paris, FRANCE
Tel / Fax: (33.1)

Gilles-Antoine Langlois
charge de mission a la Ville de Paris
Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris
1, rue Samson
75013 Paris, FRANCE
Tel / Fax 01 45 81 21 13

Civic space in 19th and 20th-century urban societies

Dr Henrik Stenius
Renvall Institute
PB 59
00014 Helsinki University

Round Tables
[3 hours 10 to 14 papers maximum]

Medieval and Early Modern

Donatella Calabi
University of Venice
30122 VENEZIA (Italy)
fax 0039.041.715.449
phone 0030.041.2571433
E mail

Industrial and Modern

Prof. Dr. Clemens Wischermann
Universitaet Konstanz
Fachbereich Geschichte und Soziologie
D - 78457 Konstanz

Methodology and Historiography: Studying the European City: National and
Comparative Approaches

Peter Clark (Helsinki) and Donatella Calabi (Venice)
All offers of paper to Professor Peter Clark,
Department of History
Unioninkatu 38
PO Box 59
00014 University of Helsinki
E mail:

Poster Exhibition and Publishers Stands

The conference will offer space for colleagues and research groups to
display their work on urban history in the form of a poster exhibition. If
you are interested in this, please send a note to local committee member
Dr Adam Fox - or at

Department of Economic and Social History
William Robertson Building
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JY

Space will also be offered for publishers displays. Please apply to Dr Adam
Fox for details.

We will encourage the display of electronic based materials and resources,
but at present we only have stand alone facilities, so exhibitors will need
to bring their own equipment including display data on hard disk. For
details apply to Dr Graeme Morton - or

Department of Economic and Social History
William Robertson Building
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JY

Professor R J Morris
Department of Economic and Social History
William Robertson Building
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JY

0131 650 3834/43
fax 0131 650 6645

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