Call For Papers: The Global City, Past and Present
Workshop 1: “Space”
University of St Andrews, Scotland, 14-15 May 2015
The Global Cities AHRC International Research Network
Firstly, it seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars working on the history of those cities that anchored Europe’s early modern empires. The network will bring together scholars investigating the city in an imperialsetting between 1500 and 1850to discuss urban life in a comparative framework.
Central to discussion will be the network’s second goal, which is to better understandthe relationship of these cities to the modern “global city” and the associated process of globalization. While the idea of the “global” or “world” city is well-established among socialscientists, urban historians have not customarily considered such labels todescribe their subject. At the same time, the long history of such cities is not oftenacknowledged by scholars and policy-makers at work in a contemporary urban context. Thisnetwork will seek to improve our understanding of the global city by promoting discussion of the phenomenon across both time and space.
Mariana Dantas (History, Ohio University)
John Darwin (History, Nuffield College, Oxford)
Matthew Davies (Director, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of HistoricalResearch)
Emma Hart (History, University of St Andrews)
Jaap Jacobs (History, University St Andrews)
Dennis Rodgers (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
"Workshop 1: Space"
The international workshop “The Global City Past and Present: Space” is one of four workshops being organized by this International Research Network.
Future workshops will focus on Political Economy (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fall 2015) andPeoples (Institute of Historical Research, London, spring 2016).
A concluding discussion in preparation for the publication of an edited volume will takeplace in St Andrews in the fall of 2016.Should you wish to know more about these future themes please feel free to contact theorganizers for further details.
Call for Papers
This first Call for Papers invites submissions from scholars of all humanities and social science disciplines working on the issue of “Space” in the early modern colonial cityand its modern descendants. At the intersection of empires, cultures, and economies, urban spaces and structures were, and continue to be, shaped by the cities’ global connections. Through an exploration of all aspects of the urban built environment, the workshop willstart a conversation between scholars working on the spatial characteristics of thosecities that first rose to prominence in the early modern imperial world.
Tips of submission
Selected participants will be asked to submita paper of up to 8,000 wordsby theend ofMarch 2015.
!!!Applicants should email a one page proposal andbrief CVto Emma Hart firstname.lastname@example.orgSeptember 30th , 2014.
Submissions must reflect unpublished work that has potential for inclusion in the volumeof essays that will be edited by the project’s organizers.
Discussion at the workshop will be organized around these pre-circulated papers.
Confirmed participants include
Louis Nelson (Architectural History, University of Virginia),
Robert Parthesius (Historical Archaeology, University of Leiden)
Carl Nightingale (Transnational Studies, SUNY Buffalo).