Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is experienced, thought and discussed.
I am writing to circulate the call for papers for our upcoming conference 'Museums in Context and Partnership', following Dr Anna Geurts' earlier post on 2nd February. May I also draw interested colleagues' attention to the fact that the deadline for proposals is approaching on 2nd March.
As someone who has spent decades writing about and teaching and doing public history in both large and medium cities, I can speak to the question. There is a historiography of medium and small cities as well as an urban studies and social-science literature related to them.
This is a great question! (Also this whole idea of the question of the week is brilliant, I'd love to see these discussions grow).
For the question of Daniel Soyer, who is looking for references to discussions of the phrase ir v'em b'yisrael as applied to cities and Jewish communities – especially New York,
I would appreciate references to discussions of the phrase ir v'em b'yisrael as applied to cities and Jewish communities. I am especially interested to hear about any instances in which the phrase was used to describe New York City or any part of it.