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Summer Seminar Series from the Editorial Team at Urban History

12 Jun 2020 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

As conferences have been cancelled this year, the editorial team at the journal Urban History (Cambridge UP) has organized a series of seminars (online lectures and discussions), to help keep us in touch with one another and our research, and to give mainly younger scholars feedback on their work. 

Please see below for the schedule and the abstract and Eventbrite invitation for the first talk.   

26th June 2020, 3pm GMT

Anneleen Arnout (Radboud University) – ‘Who owns the square? Emotional interaction on Amsterdam’s Dam square (1850-1930)’

Scholars have long been convinced that the nineteenth century was a turning point in the history of public space, its primary function supposedly shifting towards circulatory purposes rather than social gathering. This shift expressed itself in intense regulation reducing the number of activities allowed on streets and squares and thereby limiting certain people’s right to that space. The main problem with this scholarship is that it is mostly based on governmental sources. In this paper, the focus will shift to non-governmental sources to uncover the different conflicting and complementary social and emotional practices performed by different groups of people on Amsterdam’s squares in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and the ways in which they regulated a sense of ownership.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-history-summer-seminar-series-who-owns-the-square-tickets-108126575498


Urban History summer seminar series - Schedule

26th June 2020, 3pm GMT

Anneleen Arnout (Radboud University) – ‘Who owns the square? Emotional interaction on Amsterdam’s Dam square (1850-1930)’

17th July 2020, 11am GMT

James Lesh (University of Melbourne) – ‘Questioning the consensus? Heritage conservation in 1990s Sydney and Melbourne’

31st July 2020, 3pm GMT

Taylor Zaneri (University of Amsterdam) – Title TBC

28th August 2020, 3pm GMT

Laura Vaughan and Sam Griffiths (University College London) – Title TBC

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