[URBANTH-L]CFP: Urban Boundaries and Margins (London)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Sep 12 16:25:27 EDT 2007

 Urban History Group Annual Conference,
27-28  March 2008, University of Nottingham

Second Call for sessions and papers: 

Urban Boundaries and Margins
  This conference will explore the concept of boundaries and margins in
the context of the city. The theme is interpreted broadly to encompass
not only the identification of various types of boundaries - spatial,
social, cultural, economic and political - but also the
processes that help create, sustain as well as contest the legitimacy
and practices of such boundaries.  This focus draws attention to the
differences as well as the similarities between various groups and
activities in the city, and explores how these could change over time.
Themed sessions will include the following:
   Age and life cycle issues in urban contexts  
   "Them and us"; class, race, ethnicity, culture   
   Transgressing norms of behaviour  
   Shifting concepts of day and night  
   Marginal groups and practices  
   Spatial and architectural margins in the home and the city  
   Administrative and political boundaries  
   Public and private space  
   The representation of boundaries  
   Boundaries of conflict and boundaries of order
  The conference committee invites proposals for individual papers as
well as for additional sessions. Abstract of up to 500 words should be
submitted to the conference organiser and should indicate clearly how
the content of the paper addresses the broad conference theme. Those
wishing to propose additional sessions should provide a brief statement
that identifies the ways in which the session will address the
conference theme, a list of speakers and paper abstracts. The deadline
for expressions of interest for sessions and papers is 30 September
  In addition, the conference will also host a new researchers forum.
This is aimed primarily at those who are at an early stage in a research
project and who wish primarily to discuss ideas rather than present
findings. New and current postgraduates working on topics unrelated to
the main theme, as well as those just embarking on new research, are
particularly encouraged to submit short papers for this forum.  

Graduate students can obtain a bursary to offset some of the expenses
associated with attending the conference. Please send an e mail
application to Richard Rodger rgr at le.ac.uk and ask your PhD supervisor
to also send a message confirming your status as a registered PhD
student. The Urban History Group would like to acknowledge the Economic
History Society for its support for these bursaries. 

For further details please contact: 

Dr David Green (conference organiser)
Email: david.r.green at kcl.ac.uk 

Department of Geography
King's College London
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7848 2721/2599
Fax:44 (0) 20 7848 2287

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