Call for Papers: Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism. Stockholm, 21-23 October 2019

urbanHIST welcomes abstracts on the main theme of its second conference: Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism. As an explicitly interdisciplinary project, we encourage submissions from  urbanism, planning, and architectural historians; preservationists; geographers; museum curators; and independent scholars. Abstracts should be related to the following suggested tracks:

  • Writing Town Planning Histories
  • Dissemination and Mobility of Town Planning Ideas
  • History Matters
  • Urban Regeneration in European Cities
  • Discourses of Consumption in Modern Architecture and City Building
  • Cities and the Environment
  • Facets of Modernity in Housing Development
  • Post-socialist transition: Between Conflicts and Legacy
  • Housing beyond State Power
  • The impact of Industrialisation on Central and Eastern European Cities
  • Nature and the City: (Re-)creating Urban Landscapes
  • Rationalised Traffic and Transport as Means for Town Planning

The organizers invite proposals for individual presentations (20 minutes). Please upload your abstract and a short CV on the online submission platform www.bth.se/urbanhistconference. Abstracts should be under 350 words and display the field of research, research question, theoretical and methodological frame as well as the expected results. Please specify the following information: title, track, author and affiliation, and email address. The submission deadline is 24 June 2019.

The full call for papers is available here.

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