Cities in German History

Cities in German History

German History Research Group
Funded by
DAAD Cambridge Hub
United Kingdom
From - Until
06.05.2021 - 17.06.2021
Philipp Heckmann-Umhau, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge German History Research Group is hosting an online seminar series on 'Cities in German History', which is open to listeners from all backgrounds and universities

Cities in German History

The DAAD German History Research Group at the University of Cambridge is proud to host a new seminar series on 'Cities in German History', bringing together scholars from the UK, US, Germany and China and featuring a broad range of topics from the early-modern city to contemporary history. Attendance is free. Newcomers are, as always, most welcome.

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Thursday 6 May 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

PHILIP HAHN (Tübingen): ‘Sensory Communities: Perception, Order, and Community Building in the Early Modern Town, c. 1480–1880’

Thursday 13 May 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

ANDREAS GREINER (Washington DC): ‘Of Bodies and Buildings: Caravanserais as Tools of Urban Transformation in Early Colonial Tanzania’

Thursday 27 May 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

MICRO-CONFERENCE: ‘Urban Planning in German History’

Thursday 3 June 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

TERESA SCHRÖDER-STAPPER (Duisburg-Essen): ‘The Written Town: The Knowledge of Urban Inscriptions in Early Modern Brunswick’

KATHARINA HAHN (Leipzig): ‘Is there Continuity in City-Image Politics? An Approach to the Visual Comparison of Municipal Self-Representations’

Thursday 10 June 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

SHUYANG SONG (Peking): ‘Forgotten Pasts of Divided Cities: The Cases of Berlin and Eisenhüttenstadt’

ALEXANDER KRAUS (Wolfsburg): ‘The »City of Tomorrow« as a Projection Surface for German Self-Locations’

Thursday 17 June 2021, 15:00 GMT/16:00 German time

KATALIN PATAKI (Oxford): ‘Vienna in the European Fiscal-Military System (1683-1815)’

CHRISTOPH LAUCHT (Swansea): ‘Urban Internationalism: Kiel and the Rekindling of German-British Relations after the Second World War’

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