CFP 12th International Conference on Urban History, Lisbon 2014

The Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference on Urban History “Cities in Europe, Cities in the World” is now open. The online submission form can be found at
http://www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt until 15 October 2013. After this deadline, session coordinators will make a selection of accepted proposals and authors will be notified about their decision by 15 December 2013.

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group Conference, NZ: CFP extended

The 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) will take place in Wellington, New Zealand between February 2 and 5, 2014 hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture

The call for abstracts has been extended until the end of April.

Further information on the Call for Papers and conference subthemes can be found at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fad/research/uhph2014

Please contact Morten Gjerde on morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz with any queries.

CFP: Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group Biennial Conference, Wellington NZ

The 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) will take place in Wellington, New Zealand between February 2 and 5, 2014 hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture

wellington

Conference Theme: Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History

Urbanisation represents a dynamic flux of social histories and natural ecologies woven together across time. The interaction between settlement and landscape told through conflict, discovery, heroism, failure, imagination and policy at different scales presents a rich lode for histories informed by an environmental perspective. This conference affords a special opportunity to explore these interrelationships but will welcome all contributions related to urban and planning history in Australia and New Zealand.

Wellington is an inspired location in which to consider the complex relationships between cities and their settings. It is situated in a dramatic landscape, with the built environment perched between rugged, bush-clad hills and a magnificent harbour.

Call for papers

The Conference Committee has made a call for paper abstracts. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 March 2013. Further information on the Call for Papers and conference subthemes can be found at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fad/research/uhph2014

Please contact Morten Gjerde on morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz with any queries.

12th International Conference on Urban History: Lisbon 2014

You are warmly invited to take part in the 12th International Conference on Urban History, ‘Cities in Europe, Cities in the World’, which will take place in Lisbon from 3 till 6 September 2014.

Session proposals should be submitted from 1 December 2012 until 1 March 2013. Instructions for the submission of sessions will be available on the website: www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt. In April 2013 session organizers will be informed if their session has been accepted.

Poster

The European Association for Urban History encourages cross-disciplinary and international research on urban history. Therefore the Association invites submissions that are as comparative and interdisciplinary as possible. Priority will be given to sessions, co-organised by scholars from different universities /countries.

Conference Announcement: 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference

The 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference is to be hosted by Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand

Conference theme: Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History

Dates:  2-5  February 2014

Urbanisation represents a dynamic flux of social histories and natural ecologies woven together across time. The interaction between settlement and landscape told through conflict, discovery, heroism, failure, imagination and policy at different scales presents a rich lode for histories informed by an environmental perspective. This conference affords a special opportunity to explore these interrelationships but will welcome all contributions related to the urban and planning history in Australia and New Zealand. Wellington is an inspired location in which to consider the complex relationships between cities and their settings.  It is situated in a dramatic landscape, with the built environment seemingly perched between rugged, bush-clad hills and a magnificent harbour. As the second Wakefield private colonisation experiment in Australasia, a pre-planned grid city was patched into a paucity of flat land and arrayed across steep inclines at the edge of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (the great harbour of Tara). The accommodation here of people, plan and landscape delivered a settlement of character and beauty. But this conference will assemble many other stories and reflections.

Further information on the conference programme and a call for papers will be issued through 2013.

Early inquiries should be directed to Morten Gjerde morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz

CFP: From the Ground Up

People and Place in Sydney’s Past

Dixson Room, State Library of NSW, 23-24 August 2012

Keynote speaker: Grace Karskens

By bringing together academics, postgraduate students and professional historians engaged with the history of Sydney and its suburbs, ‘From the Ground Up’ offers an opportunity to explore the complexity of the city’s past, and to consider how we might rethink the history of cities, and Sydney in particular.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University, the State Library of New South Wales and the Dictionary of Sydney.

Conference website