CfP: 12th International Conference on Urban History (Event: 09/2014); DL: 15.10.2013

European Association for Urban History (Web)

Time: 03.-06.09.2014
Venue: Lisbon, Nova University
Deadline: 15.10.2013

How do the senses and the public space of the city shape one another? In light of growing scholarly interest in the historical specificities of sensorial experiences in various times and places, this session invites reflection on the ways in which the construction of public space is fundamentally bound up to people’s bodily engagement with the urban environment. Sensing, the action of our eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin is an intimate and personal experience, through which we navigate the world we inhabit. At the same time, sensing is an eminently public phenomenon, the meaning associated with different sights, smells and sounds governed by social and cultural context. Read more …

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