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Cities of Modernism Conference

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 8.30AM to 3.00pm

The relationship between Modernism and the city is well established. Throughout the twentieth century, the metropolis provided an important source of inspiration for Modernist artists, architects, writers, and filmmakers.
Co-organised by scholars at the University of York and Fudan University in Shanghai, this conference asks: 100 years after the birth of modernism, how can we forge new connections between Modernism and the city? Drawing together researchers from literature, art history, architecture, and others, this interdisciplinary and international conference shifts the emphasis away from the western megalopolis, focusing on urban centres around the globe, while expanding conventional understandings of the words ‘modernism’ and ‘city’ to bring new meaning to these long-associated terms.
This hybrid, one-day event will take place at the University of York, with speakers from Asia joining online. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all in-person attendees.
Organised by Nicoletta Asciuto (University of York) and Nan Zhang (Fudan, University of China) and generously funded by the British Academy. 
To register for this conference please email, stating whether you wish to register for in-person or online attendance.

Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus, and by Zoom.