[URBANTH-L]CFP: Cities: The 78th Anglo-American Conference

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 25 20:04:48 EDT 2008

Call for papers 'Cities - The 78th Anglo-American Conference'
Location: United Kingdom, 2-3 July, 2009

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2008

For 10,000 years cities have shaped the affairs of mankind. Now, more than 
half of the world's population is urban, dwelling in settlements that we 
identify as 'city' or 'town', some of them so extensive and so complex that 
they seem to transcend traditional notions of urban organisation and form. 
As so many of us mass together in cities, are we at a turning point in our 
identity as humans? Or does past experience of cities offer some clues for 
the future, whether one of hope or of disaster?

The conference will deal with the history of cities throughout the world. 
Proposals are sought for papers or panel sessions on any aspect of city 
life, form, ideology and culture. Thematic contributions making comparisons 
over time, or across space, will be especially welcome, as will those on 
networks of cities and their role in cultural formation, on the relations 
between cities, territories and larger political units, on the ideologies 
and cosmologies of the city and on what distinguishes the city or town from 
other forms of settlement or ways of life.

If you wish to propose a session (usually consisting of three 20-minute 
papers and 30 minutes of discussion) or a paper to be included in a session 
arranged by the organisers, you should provide titles and short synopses for 
papers, and statements of academic affiliation and of professional status 
for speakers. For sessions, please provide a title and nominate a chair as 
well as speakers.

The full Call for Papers can be found at http://www.history.ac.uk/aac2009

Proposals should be sent by email to cities at history.ac.uk by 31 October 

Jennifer Wallis,
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House
Malet Street
Email: cities at history.ac.uk

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