[URBANTH-L]CFP: New York: Divided Metropolis

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sun Sep 16 23:40:11 EDT 2007

From: Nicholas Bloom <nbloom3 at yahoo.com>

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:  "New York: Divided Metropolis"

Keynote Speaker: David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology,
City University of New York

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Conference Center

March 7, 2008

The New York Institute of Technology announces its fourth
interdisciplinary conference, New York: Divided Metropolis, which will
address the ways in which New York has been and remains a divided city.
Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme
broadly for this one-day conference at NYIT's Columbus Circle campus.

The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the
country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively
conversation. Past keynotes--including author Mark Kurlansky, sociologist
Saskia Sassen, curator Nancy Mowll Mathews, and historian Kenneth T.
Jackson--have added to the depth of past conferences.

(Previous conference websites can be visited at iris.nyit.edu/nycim and

Possible themes for papers:

Ethnic, artistic, political, class, and gender divisions
Spatial and social boundaries including private vs. public space;
Manhattan vs. the outer boroughs;  suburb vs. city; and country vs. city

Competing notions of good government and the good life

A two-page prospectus and two-page c.v. must be submitted to the
conference committee by November 15, 2007. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent by December 1. Please send your proposal by email
to nbloom at nyit.edu.   The conference will be held in the NYIT
Conference Facility at 16 West 61st Street just off Columbus Circle.

Nicholas Dagen Bloom
New York Institute of Technology

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