CFP 11th International Conference on Urban History Cities & Societies
11th International Conference on Urban History "Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective", Prague (29 August-1 September 2012)
RT1        Medieval & Early Modern Urban Societies
RT2        Modern Urban Societies
RT3        Comparative, Transnational and Globalised Perspectives on Urban History
RT4        Student Perspectives on Urban History
RT5        Ways of Communicating Urban History


M1         New Worlds, New Cities
M2         The lure of the city 1400-1900
M3         Shrinking cities
M4         Cities and rivers – long term development of socio-natural sites
M5         Historicising the politics of transport and cities
M6         Multiple identities in an urban context: ‘cosmopolitanism’ versus local belonging in a 
              long term perspective
M7         Growing Old in Urban Society: yesterday, today and tomorrow
M8         Female agency and civil society in late medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century 
M9         The Evolution of Medical Provision in European Cities, from the Middle Ages to the 
              Early Nineteenth Century
M10       Virtual Historic Cities: a laboratory in Urban History
M11       Approche comparée des petites villes européennes au bas Moyen Âge: bilan 
              historiographique et perspectives de recherche
M12       La cour et les villes dans l'Europe des XIVe-XVIe siècles
M13       Violence and the city: Law, Territory and Civic Identity in Ancient and Medieval Times
M14       Popular politics in the late medieval and early modern town (1200-1800)
M15       Portraits of the City: Rethinking Methodological Paradigms of Representations of the 
M16       ‘Economies of quality’ and the ‘material renaissance’. Comparative perspectives on 
              material culture changes in late medieval and sixteenth-century Europe.
M17       Do municipal institutions matter in the early modern period (1500-1800)?
M18       Civic identity in late medieval and early modern European towns
M19       Premodern City as Community: Cohesive Forces and Integrative Factors in European 
              Cities to 1800
M20       The urban parish (late Middle Ages and Early Modern period)
M21       Crise urbaine, crise sociale, crise des polices? (Europe, vers 1650-vers 1914)
M22       Soldiers, traders and engineers. Military and urban society in Europe (1650-1850)
M23       Routes of commerce and foreign merchants settlements in Mediterranean ports and 
              central European cities: 14th-19th centuries
M24       Gender and Luxury in the Urban Economy (1700-1914): a European perspective
M25       Shopping in the city: comparative perspectives on the transformation of urban 
              consumer space and practice in Western Europe and beyond, c. 1700-1900
M26       The culture of associations: transnational perspectives, 1600-2010
M27       Triumphal Arches and Urban entries : Mutations of an Urban Ritual in Christian Europe 
               (16th-20th Centuries)
M28       Mashup Metropolis: The British Imperial City in Global Context
M29       The Empire, the Province and the Reshaping of Cities in the Long Nineteenth Century
M30       Post-Imperial Urban Ghost Frontiers in Cities of Central, Eastern and South Eastern 
              Europe: Traces, Resilience, Remembrance and Cancellation
M31       Border cities: urban spaces of production and exchange, between separateness and 
M32       What’s in a name? How we label peripheral places.
M33       Experts, Municipal Leaders and Power in the City, 1750-1950
M34       A Kaleidoscope of Modernity: The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Twentieth–Century 
M35       Science in the City
M36       Jews and Jewish Districts in European Cities, 18th to 21th Centuries
M37       Cultural transmission and the transformation of urban leisure in Europe and its 
              colonies, c. 1700-1939
M38       Cultural Workers in the Urban Economy 1850-1939
M39       Urban History Politics: Re-negotiating Local Pasts in the Face of 20th Century Turning 
M40       Towns are made of memory places – towns as memory places of urban life in the 19th 
              and 20th century
M41       Historical character of Town: From Representation to Reuse
M42       A historical view on the development of the sustainable city
M43       ‘Rights and Responsibilities’: Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Cities
M44       Urban action groups in the 20th century
M45       Home and Social Identity in Twentieth-Century European Cities
M46       Postwar Planning in Transnational Perspective
M47       Cities and the Cold War
M48       Violence in Urban Spaces since the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: Comparative, 
              Transnational and Entangled Perspectives


S1           Gardens and agriculture in cities
S2           Institutional landowners, rental clusters urban plans and urban society
S3           Investir le produit de l’impôt urbain: officiers municipaux, élites urbaines, financiers 
               (Moyen âge-XVIe siècle)
S4           Horizons barrés. La vie urbaine en mode obsidional
S5           Les villes et les ordres militaires
S6           Early Modern City Branding: City Guides in Italy and the Low Countries (1500-1700)
S7           Depiction and Construction of the “Other”: Islamic Cities in the Eyes of European 
S8           Urban practise in the age of transition
S9           Old Regime Urban policy in European and American societies
S10         Social legibility in the early modern city
S11         The decline of the ’old burghers’ in the 18–19th century?: recent research in Central 
S12         Revolutionary place-making: How do specific urban places become symbols of 
S13         Users and Uses of Green Spaces in Cities, 1800-2000
S14         Urban development of Mediterranean island resort cities in the 19th and 20th centuries
S15         Leisure Practices and Cultural Life in Southern Europe towns (1840-1950)
S16         Great exhibitions and cities on the move: a comparative perspective (1880-1914)
S17         The Grand Hotel and the City Grand Hotels as markers of European urban culture and 
S18         Panem et circenses: sport venues in modern urban Europe
S19         The city of emotions: Modern cities and people’s responses to urban transformations, 
               xix and xx century
S20         Urban Reform in Germany and the United States: Comparisons and Connections, 
S21         New hometowns: linking modernity and tradition in the aftermath of World War I
S22         Performing the Past in Urban Culture, 1900-50
S23         Cities of Memories: Aerial attacks of WWII as localized lieux de memoire
S24         New Towns East, West, and In-Between
S25         The post-war European suburb
S26         Everyday life in the socialist city
S27         Public Goods vs Economic Interests: comparative perspectives on squatting
S28         Transnational networks of urban planning expertise in African cities from a 
               comparative perspective
S29         Querying Urbanity: South Asian Perspective
S30         Coming to terms with the built heritage of the postcolonial city
S31         Urban networks: between individual and collective

All abstracts, maximum 500 words, and a brief CV should be submitted by October 1, 2011.  For more information, please visit the website of the conference on
Date: 2011-06-25