CURB's First Annual Public Lecture
On 13-14 March CURB will be welcoming fellow researchers from the UK and the rest of Europe to a two-day workshop dedicated to examining theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of vulnerable urban spaces.
Vulnerability has traditionally been studied in relation to social exposure to natural or environmental hazards. However, much less attention has been paid to manifestations of vulnerability arising from socio-economic inequality, ethnic and cultural discrimination and stigmatisation, state-capital divestment and abandonment, and the negative impact of urban re-development and displacement.
Sessions will be devoted to topics including vulnerable subjects and the right to the city, the issue of violence and vulnerability, the political economy of ‘resilient’ and ‘declining’ neighbourhoods, cities and regions, field reports from studies of at-risk and vulnerable populations and spaces, qualitative approaches to the study of vulnerable space, and the potential application of innovative research methods.
Prof. Talja Blokland, Humboldt University
Dr Manuel Aalbers, University of Leuven
Professor Gareth Jones, London School of Economics
Dr Anouk de Koning, Nijmegen University and
Dr Penny Koutrolikou, Athens University
The full programme can be found here SUV Final Programme (MS Word , 153kb)
The workshop will be held in the Treehouse Seminar Room, Berwick Saul Humanities Research Centre from 10.30 on Thursday 13 March and open sessions will conclude at 15.00 on Friday 14 March.
A small number of free places are available but pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend please contact Jack Denham at email@example.com
Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Friday May 2nd 2014
Marshall Berman, Professor of Political Science at City University of New York, died September 11th 2013 in New York City. He authored a number of influential books including The Politics of Authenticity: Radical Individualism and the Emergence of Modern Society (1970), All That Is Solid Melts into Air: the Experience of Modernity (1982), Adventures in Marxism (1999) and On The Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square (2006). In the introduction to the earliest of these books, Berman conjures the memorable phrase ‘Marxism with Soul’, a refrain that captures the exuberant, romantic and tragic reading of Marx that runs through all his subsequent work. This one-day symposium seeks not only to recognise the huge contributions made by Marshall Berman to studies of Marx, modernity, cities and the development of an authentic self, but also to consider Berman’s legacy in terms of thinking through Marxist humanism’s continued potential to inspire interventions within the social sciences, arts and humanities but also the realms of everyday life and political opposition. The symposium will be introduced by Gareth Millington (York) and will feature the following speakers: Andy Merrifield (Cambridge), Todd Gitlin (Columbia), Göran Therborn (Cambridge), Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, London), Kirsteen Paton (Leeds) and Owen Hatherley. David Madden (London School of Economics) is the discussant.
For further information contact Dr Gareth Millington (firstname.lastname@example.org)