Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective - Call for Paper Proposals

The European Association for Urban History (in Czech Republic) is hosting it's 11th International Conference on Urban History, with the topic "Cities and Societies in Comparative Perspective" in which it is calling for entries of Abstracts from various designers.

"Dear Colleagues and Friends,

You are warmly invited to take part in the 11th International Conference on Urban History 'Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective', which will take place in Prague from 29 August until 1 September 2012.
Paper proposals are welcome from 1 June 2011 until 1 October 2011. 

In the folder ‘Sessions’ you now can find the list of the sessions which were accepted by the International Committee. We hereby invite you to propose papers for these sessions, and submit them on line with the help of the application software which you can find in the folder ‘Call for paper proposals’, open till the October 1, 2011. After this deadline the session organizers will make selection of accepted proposals and will notify all authors about their decision by January 31, 2012.

We look forward to welcoming you in Prague on 29 August 2012.

Best regards,

The organizing committee of EAUH in Prague 2012."

"We propose to approach this topic not via individual biographies"..  "but rather by looking at various types of networks of communication between different professionals. In order to establish a typology of transnational networks of expertise in the field of urban planning in sub-Sahara Africa, we look for papers that are using a comparative approach and that go beyond the canonical events. Instead of highlighting the famous CIAM-conferences, we aim at revealing less known networks with a significant importance for the dissemination of urban planning expertise throughout Africa, such as the Aga Khan Foundation, the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the International Federation of Housing and Planning which organized the 1952 Lisbon conference on housing in tropical climates or the inter-African Housing Research Conference held in 1952 in Pretoria, South Africa, under the auspices of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara.

Session chairs:
Luce Beeckmans (Groningen University, The Netherlands) -
Johan Lagae (Ghent University, Belgium) -

All abstracts, maximum 500 words, with a brief CV should be submitted by
October 1, 2011.

11th International Conference on Urban History
Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective, Prague (29 August-1 September 2012)

For more information, please visit the website of the conference on

c/o TU Delft
RMIT - Faculty of Architecture
PO Box 5043
2600 GA Delft

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