SYMP The Making of Modern Ankar: Space, Poitics, Representation, University of Westminster, UK 23.11.2012 2-7pm

An international symposium organised by the Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster in  conjunction with SOAS Seminars on Turkey The making of modern Ankara is a momentous yet oft-neglected episode in twentieth-century history. The transformation of this ancient Anatolian town into the capital of the Turkish Republic captured the world’s attention during the […]

CfP Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence, Workshop. London. Deadline: 01.09.12

Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence CALL FOR PAPERS BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES What is the future for the Korean peninsula, north and south, in the world of 2032? What are some major drivers of change that will create the Korea of 2032? What are possible scenarios for urbanisation and […]

CfP URBAN VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST New Histories of Place and Event, University of London. 13.-15.02.13

URBAN VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST New Histories of Place and Event School of Oriental and African Studies University of London 13th-15th February 2013 Theme and Scope As part of an AHRC/DFG-funded Anglo-German research project on the history of urban violence in the modern Middle East, this international conference seeks to develop new discussions on […]

SEMINAR: African City seminar series, SOAS, London

Africa is experiencing an unprecedented urban growth. It is estimated that between 2005 and 2030, the urban population of sub-Saharan Africa will double and more than half of the total population will be urbanised. While African cities become more and more important internationally, as nodal economic centres of production and exchange, the rapid and often […]