The sixteenth conference of the European Association for Urban History (EAUH) will take place in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from 4 to 7 September 2024.
The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to host the interdisciplinary EAUH 2024 Conference and to follow up on the highly successful 15th EAUH Conference in Antwerp.
In 2024 the theme of the European Association for Urban History Conference will be “Cities at the Boundaries”; however, the EAUH 2024 Conference will also be open to all topics and research aspects from the field of urban history.
Therefore, the European Association for Urban History invites scholars to discuss the boundaries of social and economic development related to cities and urban agglomeration, as well as a wide array of topics related to cities that lay on geographic-, state-, as well as other borders. The EAUH 2024 specifically welcomes all topics related to the environmental problems and sustainable development of cities, such as post-industrial transformation, modernization of public infrastructure, and social housing.
The EAUH 2024 conference is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the current topics of cultural-, and industrial heritage as well as its preservation and the renewal of cities, for example, the impact of structural change and armed conflicts. The Local Organizing Committee would also like to invite historians of medieval-, and modern urban history to discuss current themes using multidisciplinary and comparative approaches.
In 2012 Prague hosted an EAUH Conference for the first time in the Czech Republic. Thus, it is the privilege of the city of Ostrava and the University of Ostrava to be the second host for an EAUH Conference in Czechia.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Ostrava developed into one of the most important centers for coal mining and metallurgy in Central Europe. In the past decades, the Ostrava region has undergone a successful economic transformation and presently is an essential economic-, cultural and educational on Czech Republic’s borders with Slovakia and Poland. Ostrava city’s history and agglomeration represent a unique path of urbanization and industrialization. It offers unique industrial heritage sites and modern museums for the curious visitor.
The Local Organizing Committee kindly invites you to explore the conference website, which provides information related to the scientific content of the conference as well as practical information about traveling to Ostrava and finding appropriate accommodation.