Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten

Urban & Rural Space

Schedule FALL 2017 (English Park Campus & Campus Gotland)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 14.15–16.00 (2-2033)
Introduction Come and hear about Urban and Rural Space! Organizers will also introduce the node and be available for questions. Fika is provided for.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 8.00–21.00
Excursion to Vallastaden 2017 in Linköping

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 14.15-16.00 (2-K1023)
Tents in Space, Space in Tents Lecture by Prof. Margaret Mullett, Queen’s University of Belfast

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 14.15–17.00 (7-0042)
Why should every place be a city? 3 short lectures and a panel debate. Afterwards we will have a post-seminar

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 14.15–16.00 (2-1077)
Negotiating Utopia. Sociomaterial strategies for conflict solving within the Green Wave movement from the late 1960s until present day. Lecture by Ylva Sjöstrand, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 13.15-16.30
Seminar on ancient cities with Elizabeth Key Fowden, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge and Dunia Filippi, Classics, Faculty Member, University of Cambridge. In collaboration with Dept. of Archaeology and ancient History. Afterwards we will have a post-seminar.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 14.15-16.00 (2-K1023)
Waste, consumption, materiality Lectures by Gunnel Ekroth, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, and Erik Trovalla, Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14, 14.15–16.00 (2-K1024)
Text-seminar Two or three members of the Node will present their research projects. We will end the term with glogg and saffron buns.

WHAT WE DO
Are You interested in research questions regarding the demarcation of and relation between urban and rural space? For instance what networks, life forms, and identities that exist within and between them? Or how people relate to – and travel between them? How urban and rural spaces are designed and what similarities and differences in material culture that can be identified over time and in different spaces? Or the places left behind – that are neither urban nor rural?
If so, welcome to a research node dedicated to explore these topics and more!

WHY WE DO IT
The concepts of the urban and the rural, and the relation between them, are often taken for granted and packed with simplified and contradictory meaning. Urban and Rural Space creates an environment where a number of perspectives on the many levels of understanding of the concepts, and the interaction between them, can be presented and discussed; both historically and contemporary.

HOW WE WORK
The purpose of the node’s activities is to interact between disciplines in an exploratory and idea-producing way in order to generate research and spread knowledge in research groups and study environments. 
     You will be able to attend lectures of internationally renowned researchers; take part in workshops introducing you to relevant theory and methodology; and present on text seminars getting valuable input on your project. Further on you will be able to attend master classes training you as a scholar; and join in on fieldwork – excursions will be conducted both in the vicinity of Uppsala and as well as internationally.
     As a member of Urban and Rural Space you will regularly meet with researchers, PhD-candidates and students with a common interest, and get an exclusive opportunity to work in a productive and interdisciplinary environment.