Submission of abstracts: March 19, 2023
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2023
online participation: September 15, 2023
on site participation: October 12, 2023
The participation is free of charge.
“Fall in love with Warsaw”, “Dresden – amazingly different”, and “Liverpool. Do it your way” are just a few examples of contemporary promotional slogans of European cities that suffered extreme damage due to World War II and therefore had to reinvent themselves from almost scratch.
Throughout history, city planners, architects, inhabitants, and politicians had to respond and adjust to caesuras caused by humankind (war) or forces of nature (extreme climate phenomena). Both manmade and natural destruction threaten a city’s structure and appearance but can also be a chance for its renewal. The third conference of the UMM research consortium examines narratives of European cities and their representation on maps, texts, and social media. Some of the questions we would like to discuss:
How do manmade and natural conflicts affect cityscapes, selfimage, and perceptions of a town?
What are the current challenges for European cities? How do they influence the city’s narrative and selfbranding in different media?
What are the current challenges for disciplines dealing traditionally with urban changes (critical cartography, urban planning, architecture, heritage and conservation)?
For more information, please see the CfP or contact email@example.com
The conference takes place at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on Eastern Europe,
Gisonenweg 5–7, 35037 Marburg, Germany. Marburg has an IC/ICE stop located 100 km from Frankfurt Airport.
You can participate by attending the conference in person in Marburg or online via Zoom.