“Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850-1945

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September 26, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, European History / Studies

September 26 & 27, 2016 / Rèsidencia d’Investigadors, Carrer Hospital 64, 08001 Barcelon

MONDAY, September 26, 2016
 9:00- 9:15  Welcome Address from the Organizers
SECTION I | The Interurban Exchange on Urban Planning, Chair: Eszter Gantner
 9:15-10:00  Anna Mazanik (Central European University, Budapest): Learning from Smaller Towns: Foreign Models of Urban Reforms in Moscow, 1870-1917
10:00-10:45  Cathleen M. Giustino (Auburn University): Urban Planning and Historic Prague: Reception of and Resistance to Knowledge  Transfer in East-Central Europe before and after World War I
10:45-11:30  Goran Hutinec (University of Zagreb): Post-Habsburg Transfer of Knowledge as a Driving Force in Urban Modernisation of Southeast Europe – the Zagreb Example
11.30-12:00  Coffee Break

SECTION II | Technology Transfer between “Peripheries”, Chair: Ned Somerville
12:00-12:45  Harald R. Stühlinger (ETH Zürich): The Book and the Manhole Cover. An Unwritten History on Urban Infrastructure
12:45-13:30 Igor Lyman (Berdyansk State Pedagogical University): The Interchange of Modernization Experiences: “Russian” Port Cities on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
13:30-15:30  Lunch
15:30-16:15  Barry Stiefel (College of Charleston): In the Driver’s Seat of Modern Urbanization: The Development of Automotive Industry in the Emerging Cities of Southern Europe, c.1900-1945 (per Skype)

SECTION III | Curing and Controlling: Public Urban Health, Chair: Miquel Carandell
16:15-17:00  Alfons Zarzoso (Museu d’Història de la Medicina de Catalunya): A New Medicine for the Insane in a Modern and Industrial Barcelona   
17:00-17:30  Coff ee Break
17:30-18:15   Sean Brady (Trinity College Dublin): Neither Insular nor Peripheral: Sicily’s Urban Elites during the Infl uenza Epidemic of 1918–19
18:15-19:00 Christine Krüger (Universität Gießen): Commentary
20:30  Conference Dinner

TUESDAY, September 27, 2016
 9:00- 9.45  Clara Maddalena Frysztacka (Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/O.): Urban Poverty: A Symptom of Urban Modernity in the European Peripheries?
 9.45-10:30  Celia Miralles Buil (Université de Lyon): “Central” Speech, “Peripheral” Practices: how did Barcelona Health Agents use the  European Interurban Network between 1931 and 1936?

SECTION IV | How to build a Modern City: Avant-Garde Architecture in the “Periphery” Chair: Álvaro Girón
10:30-11:15  Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute, Marburg): Travelling Architecture: Géza Maróti between Budapest, Milan, Mexico City and Detroit
11.15-11.45  Coffee Break
11:45-12:30  Tamara Bjažic Klarin (Institute for Art History, Zagreb): Shaping the City – International Competitions as a Platform for Knowledge Exchange
12:30-13:15  Lucila Mallart (University of Nottingham): Visuality in Architecture: Seeing the City from Barcelona to Bucharest in the Interwar Period
13:15-14:00 Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute, Marburg), Oliver Hochadel (IMF-CSIC, Barcelona): Commentary and Final Discussion
End of Conference
16:00-18:00  “From Medieval Hospitals to Early Submarines: History of Science and Medicine (optional)  in Barcelona” – Guided Tour by Miquel Carandell (Històries de Ciència)

The organizers are most grateful to the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation for their generous support to host this workshop.
Organizers:  Oliver Hochadel (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona), Eszter Gantner and Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, Germany)


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