To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: Urban (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
J-1 - URB01 : Sinful Cities
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Network: Urban Chair: John Davis
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Cristina de Pedro Álvarez : Saucy Madrid. Sexual Behaviors in the Early 20th Century Urban Societies
Tammy Ingram : The Wickedest City in America
Peter Jones : The Strange Case of Ann Copeland Corruption in the Belfast Public Housing Sector 1953-54



Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
G-2 - WOM02a : Gender in the Global City. New Research on Gendered Urban Spaces I
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Urban , Women and Gender Chair: Sanne Muurling
Organizer: Danielle van den HeuvelDiscussant: Elizabeth Cohen
Bebio Amaro : Gender and Urban Space in Edo (1600-1850)
Lisa Hellman : The City of Women: the Gendered Spaces of Eighteenth-century Canton
Bob Pierik : Gender in the streets of Amsterdam (1600-1850)
Danielle van den Heuvel : Freedom of the Streets. Some Thoughts on Gender and Urban Space in the Pre-modern Era


J-2 - URB02 : Shaping the City
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Network: Urban Chair: David Do Paço
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Ros Costelo : Constructing the Ideal City: Public Works and Spain´s Sanitation Policy in the Philippines in the Nineteenth Century
Carlos Hernández Quero , Rubén Pallol Trigueros : From the Edge. Urban Growth, Social Transformation and New Political Attitudes in Madrid, 1850-1936
Mathias Lerch , Lisa Stegemann : Urban Growth in International Perspective: the Case of Industrializing Zurich 1760–1949
Mika Mäkelä : Urban Renewal of Helsinki´s Kallio District between the 1930s and 1980s



Wednesday 4 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
G-3 - WOM02b : Gender in the Global City: New Research on Gendered Urban Spaces II
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Urban , Women and Gender Chair: Sanne Muurling
Organizer: Danielle van den HeuvelDiscussant: Elizabeth Cohen
Emma Hart : Men and Women in the Eighteenth-Century British American Provisioning Trade
Miki Sugiura : Selling her Possessions Home: Women's Agencies in the Formation of Urban Space in 18th Century Cape Town
Antonia Weiss : Gender and Urban Nature in the Modernising City
Suze Zijlstra : tba


M-3 - ELI04 : Urban Hierarchisation Process in Castile. Late Medieval and Early Modern Period
PFC/02/017 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Elites and Forerunners , Middle Ages , Urban Chair: Maria Asenjo-Gonzalez
Organizer: Maria Asenjo-GonzalezDiscussant: Jesus Angel Solorzano-Telechea
Susana Guijarro : Clerical Elites in Late Medieval Castile
David Igual : Merchant Groups and Urban Oligarchies in Late Medieval Castile: Different Models of Interrelationship?
Sean Perrone : The Council of the Cruzada and its Agents: the Limits on Royal Bureaucracy in the Early Sixteenth Century
Ángel Rozas : Merchants between Toledo and Madrid. Family Strategies of Social Mobility



Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
V-4 - LAB07 : Labour in the Empire: Colonialisms, Modes of Exploitation and Workers’ Experiences in the Colonial City
6CP/01/035 6 College park, School of Sociology
Networks: Labour , Urban Chair: Nitin Varma
Organizers: Zaen Alkazi, Juliana BossletDiscussant: Nitin Varma
Prerna Agarwal : The Resentments of Oppression, the Confidence of Labouring: the Political Potency of the Wartime Experiences of Indian Labour at the Port of Calcutta
Zaen Alkazi : Labour and Decolonisation: Nation-making and Labour Politics on the Cusp of Indian Independence 1945-1947
Juliana Bosslet : Workers’ Experiences in the Colonial City: a Social History of Labour in Luanda, Angola
Naina Manjrekar : Maritime Labour and the End of Empire: the 1946 Naval Mutiny that Shook the Raj
Vidhya Raveendranathan : Powder Mills and Public Works: Labour in Nineteenth Century Madras



Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
J-7 - URB03 : Integration and Segregation in Urban Settings
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Network: Urban Chair: Peter Jones
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Jonathan Cane : Never Modern: High-rise Housing for ‘Natives’
David Do Paço : The Community Illusion: Urban Diversity and Circles of Social Belonging in Trieste, 1717-c.1830
Adrian Grant , David Coyles & Brandon Hamber & Greg Lloyd : Housing the Working Classes of Belfast, 1945-1998: the Social, Cultural and Economic Consequences of Political, Sectarian, Security and Classist Forces
Philipp Reick : “We don’t want to move!” Working-class Notions of Urban Belonging in the late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
Monika Stromberger : Architecture as an Expression of Social Segregation: The Eastern and the Western Part of the City of Graz


M-7 - ELI08 : The Urban Elite at Breaking Points in the Political History of Small European Nations in the 19th and 20th Centuries
PFC/02/017 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Elites and Forerunners , Urban Chairs: Martin Pekár, Andrea Pokludova
Organizers: Martin Pekár, Andrea PokludovaDiscussants: Martin Pekár, Andrea Pokludova
Ondrej Ficeri : The Urban Elite as an Agent of Nationalism: the Case Study of a Disputed City Košice/Kassa in the 1st Half of the 20th Century
Brendan Humphreys : Urbanicide as Politicide. Reflections on Urban/Rural Dynamics from Recent Conflicts
Pavel Kladiwa : Rural Towns in Moravia as the Channels of Modernisation Processes at the Turn of the 19th Century
Zuzana Tokárová : Interventions in the Composition of Municipal Self-Governance as an Instrument of Anti-Jewish Measures during the Holocaust Period (Comparative Analysis)
Lili Zach : The Irish Intelligentsia and the Self-determination of Small Nations: Links and Parallels between Ireland and Habsburg Central Europe in the Early Twentieth Century



Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
O-8 - POL09 : Contested Cities and Regions 1919-1954
PFC/02/016 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Politics, Citizenship, and Nations , Urban Chair: Brigitte Le Normand
Organizer: Brigitte Le NormandDiscussant: Brigitte Le Normand
Ivan Jelicic : Searching for a Supranational Solution in an Age of Emerging Nation-States: Fiume/Rijeka in 1918-1924
Daniel Monterescu : The Banality of the Ghetto: Urban Enclaves and Ethnic Mix in Palestine and Israel in the 20th Century
Issam Nasser : Partition Jerusalem: How the Interwar Period Laid the Foundation for Division
William Risch : The Many Faces of Soviet Lviv



Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
J-9 - URB04 : Spaces and Sites
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Network: Urban Chair: Tim Verlaan
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Clare Copley : 17th June 1953: The GDR in the Memorial Landscape
Rita Melro : Palatial Spaces: Functions and Sumptuous Pieces of Decor in the ‘Alcáçova’ of Lisbon (13th-14th Century)
Preston Perluss : The Café Conti and its Sister Café : a Social Biography of Two Café Buildings and their Tenants
Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica : Re-writing the History of Urban Fabric: Autocratic Architectural-urban Statements in Twentieth-century Europe
Mine Topcubasi Cilingiroglu : Investigating Values of a Sacred Place


ZC-9 - RUR09a : Shock Cities: Medieval Cities Managing Food Crises I
PFC/03/028 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Middle Ages , Rural , Urban Chair: Tim Soens
Organizer: Tim SoensDiscussants: -
Nicolas Barla : Political Responses to Food Crises in Narrative Sources. A Methodological and Comparative Analysis of Famine Narratives from the Southern Low Countries (XIth-XVth Century)
Antoine Bonnivert : Facing Food Crises in the Rheno-Mosan Area: the Political Responses of Medieval Bishops
Chantal Camenisch : Aldermen under Compulsion. Subsistence Crises, Coping Strategies and Market Regulation in the Town of Bern (Switzerland) from the 14th to the 16th Century



Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
J-11 - URB05 : Living and Working in the Postwar City
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Network: Urban Chair: Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Donna Carmichael : Culture-led Urban Regeneration and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth
Erika Hanna : Work Place Wellbeing and Office Space in Ireland, 1958-1998’
Mara Marginean : Apartments for a Youthful Future. Approaches to Housing for Young Urban Workers in the 1970s Romania
Tim Verlaan : The Discovery of Urban Living in Amsterdam 1966-1981



Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
J-14 - URB06 : Europe’s Democratic Age from Below. Citizens, Social Movements, and the Local in the Establishment and Challenging of the Postwar Model of Democracy
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Networks: Politics, Citizenship, and Nations , Theory , Urban Chair: Stefan Berger
Organizer: Pepijn CorduwenerDiscussant: Stefan Berger
Pepijn Corduwener : The Transformation of Political Parties: the Entanglement of Political Parties and the State in Mid-twentieth Century Germany and Italy
Stefan Couperus : Community Life and Neighbourhood Politics in Post-war Coventry and Rotterdam
Camilo Erlichman : Re-Ordering the Working-Class City: Political Discourses of Social Justice in Post-War Turin and Essen
Christian Wicke : The Institutionalization of the Industrial Heritage Movement in the Ruhr, 1968-2018