Conference: Elite Formation, Consumption and Urban Spaces (Tagung), 26. – 27.11.10, Berlin Elite Formation, Consumption and Urban Spaces (Tagung) Cultural Perspectives on African Decolonization During the second half of the twentieth century the African continent was shaped not only by political but also by social and cultural change and crisis. In the rapidly growing cities, new social spaces and groups emerged. These actors often portrayed themselves […]

CfP Deadline: 01.11.2010 The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action”

From: Jeremy Zallen <> This is a reminder that submissions for The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism are due November 1, 2010. Interested graduate students should email a 750-word abstract and a C.V. to For additional details, please see below. ***************************************************************************************************************************************************** Please help circulate to interested colleagues and students: […]

Urban Laboratory University College London The UCL Urban Laboratory, established in 2005, is a university wide initiative to bring together the best urban teaching and research at UCL. Our activities build on the full spectrum of work at UCL across the arts and sciences ranging from civil engineering to film studies, from urban history to the latest developments in architectural […]

London Seminar Series “Urban Salon” The Urban Salon is a London based seminar series aimed at scholars, artists, practitioners and others who are exploring urban experiences within an international and comparative frame. The seminars are informal and open, with relatively short presentations supporting circulated or visual material and plenty of time for discussion. We want to allow the diversity of urban experiences […]

Tilburg University, Flemish Free University of Brussels, Estonian Academy of Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University

M.A. European Urban Cultures (Polis) The M.A. European Urban Cultures (Polis) is a full time, postgraduate degree jointly developed by four European universities; the Tilburg University (Netherlands), the Flemish Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallinn, Estonia) and the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Polis offers a specialist programme aimed at graduate […]

Darmstadt University

Urban Studies (MSc) The urban studies program at Darmstadt university was launched in April 2007. It offers a number of different study opportunities to prepare the participants to meet the new challenges resulting from advancing globalization and the need for participatory governance, poverty reduction and interdisciplinary networking. The courses are innovative through its modular […]

Sommerschule 25. – 29. Juli 2010 Diskurs und Raum in Erlangen

Humangeographische Sommerschulen Gesellschaft und Raum Die Vorstellung gegebener Räume wird seit einigen Jahren in der Humangeographie aber auch in zahlreichen benachbarten Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften hinterfragt. Nicht zuletzt mit dem cultural turn in der Geographie und dem spatial turn in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften werden Konzepte diskutiert, die sich für die diskursive Herstellung und Reproduktion […]

University College London

Urban Studies (MSc) This unique course is a collaboration between four UCL faculties (the Bartlett; Arts and Humanities; Engineering; and Social and Historical Sciences).  Students take two core modules in “Urban imaginations” and “City, space and power” and then choose further courses from over twenty optional modules ranging from research training (for the dissertation) to […]

Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Urban Studies (MSc) In the academic year 2010-2011 the Master’s programme Urban Studies will cease to exist. Instead, within the Urban Studies domain students can choose for the track Urban Sociology as part of the regular Master’s programme Sociology; or for the track Urban Geography as part of the regular Master’s programme Human Geography; or […]

UNICA Euromaster in Urban Studies BRUSSELS, VIENNA, COPENHAGEN, MADRID The urban Millenia has arrived. Now the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. Urban culture is reshaping the world. Urbanisation and globalization are two sides of the same coin 4CITIES is a two-year interdisciplinary master’s programme in urban studies, organised within UNICA, the Network of Universities from the […]