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Arrival Cities. Urban Spaces of Mobility in Europe, Past and Present

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  • Fri 17 Nov 2017 11.30 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-17 11:30 2017-11-17 18:00 Europe/Paris Arrival Cities. Urban Spaces of Mobility in Europe, Past and Present

European cities have always been places of arrival and transit for people coming from both near and far, with a diverse range of motives. This mobility helped to carve out a range of urban spaces (such as city gates, ferry stations, train stations, ports, inns, hostels, lodging houses, reception centres) designed to facilitate, channel or impede it, some of them on the peripheries and some of them at the very heart of the city. This workshop looks at some of these urban spaces of arrival to understand their role in the itineraries and experiences of migrants and travellers in European cities from the early modern period to today, and to explore further the impact of mobility on the urban environment. Bringing together historians and architectural historians with researchers in sociology and urban studies, it intends to foster dialogue between scholars of the past and present, and between different disciplinary approaches; to explore points of encounter and divergence and to encourage reflection on a range of methodologies.

Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

European cities have always been places of arrival and transit for people coming from both near and far, with a diverse range of motives. This mobility helped to carve out a range of urban spaces (such as city gates, ferry stations, train stations, ports, inns, hostels, lodging houses, reception centres) designed to facilitate, channel or impede it, some of them on the peripheries and some of them at the very heart of the city. This workshop looks at some of these urban spaces of arrival to understand their role in the itineraries and experiences of migrants and travellers in European cities from the early modern period to today, and to explore further the impact of mobility on the urban environment. Bringing together historians and architectural historians with researchers in sociology and urban studies, it intends to foster dialogue between scholars of the past and present, and between different disciplinary approaches; to explore points of encounter and divergence and to encourage reflection on a range of methodologies.


Location:
Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Conference

Organiser:
Rosa Salzberg (Marie Curie Fellow)

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