[URBANTH-L]Three Announcements

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Mar 2 00:56:33 EST 2005

1. Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellowship
2. ANN:  Arthur M. Sackler Early Cities Colloquium
3. CFP: Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access
1. Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellowship

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy
Fellows Program (CBCF-LSUHPFP) is an educational, leadership development
program designed for health policy professionals who, through original
research, advanced legislative training and health policy analysis, will
significantly aid efforts to eliminate health disparities in the United
States and abroad. For more information, including how to apply, visit
www.cbcfinc.org. Deadline: April 1, 2005.

2. ANN:  Arthur M. Sackler Early Cities Colloquium

Many disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Geography, Architecture
and Urban Planning, Economics, Anthropology, and History are increasingly
interested in "urbanism," particularly since much of the world is being
converted into cities and vast metropolitan areas. A diverse group of
scholars, who have employed different methods and a wide array of
perspectives in their study of early cities, are featured at the Arthur M.
Sackler colloquium "Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial
Urbanism" scheduled for May 18-20, 2005 at the National Academies Building
in Washington, D.C. The ten archaeological case studies will be discussed by
a group of distinguished scholars from fields such as geography, economics,
urban planning, architecture, and environmental psychology. All 10 case
studies will be accompanied by slides. To facilitate the participation of
younger anthropologists and social scientists, a number of travel grants
will be available for graduate students and postdocs to help subsidize their
travel to the conference. For more information or to register for the
colloquium, please go to www.nas.edu/sackler/earlycities or email us at
sackler at nas.edu.

3. CFP: Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access

Research Symposium on Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access
November 10-12, 2005
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

We are on the verge of what many are calling the second information
revolution, based on ubiquitous access to both computing and
information. The technologies of instant access have potential to
transform dramatically our lives, cities, societies and economies much
like the automobile changed our world in the previous century.  This
research symposium will bring together leading international experts who
will address and discuss issues surrounding the impact of instant access
on social organization, institutions, urban morphology, heath and
well-being, social justice and social exclusion.

Keynote address by Howard Rheingold, computer visionary and author of
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Topic: Smart Mobs: the impact of
ubiquitous instant access on social networks and social relations Expert
panel discussion following Mr. Rheingold's address.

Plenary lectures by:
     * Professor Michael Batty, University College London
     * Professor Helen Couclelis, University of California Santa Barbara
     * Professor Susan Hanson, Clark University
     * Dr. Anthony Townsend, New York University

Technical papers and presentations with discussion

SATURDAY, 12 November 2005
Technical papers and presentations with discussion

We are seeking research papers on the topics of mobile information
technologies and their relationships with human society, social
relations, social institutions, urban morphology, transportation and
travel patterns, health and well-being. This is not an inclusive list,
and we welcome papers and presentations on other topics associated with
the impacts of instant access on society and urban form.

Selected papers will be invited to contribute to an edited volume from
the symposium on 'Society and Cities in the Age of Instant Access'

1 May 2005: Submit proposal with a 250 word (maximum) abstract
1 June 2005: Invitations sent to selected authors
1 September 2005: 5000 word paper due

Organizers contact information:
Harvey J. Miller: harvey.miller at geog.utah.edu
Paul M. Torrens: paul.torrens at geog.utah.edu

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