Urbanising China in war and peace, Wuxi 1911-1945

Metropolitan History seminar 23 November 2011 Urbanising China in war and peace, Wuxi 1911-1945 Toby Lincoln (Centre for Urban History, Leicester)   Toby Lincoln examines Wuxi at the beginning of the twentieth century asking questions of its urban development, its...

Chancery Lane: politics, space and the built environment, c. 1760-1815

British History in the Long 18th Century Chancery Lane: politics, space and the built environment, c. 1760-1815 Francis Boorman (IHR) 19 October 2011   Sandwiched between the west and east ends of London, Chancery Lane was a focus point in England’s capital city and...

Cities and peripheries (Anglo-American 2009)

Anglo-American conference 2009: Cities Swati Chattopadhyay (University of Southern California Santa Barbara) Cities and peripheries When we talk about cities and urban spaces we are in the habit of using a specific language that we generally believe to provide...

What is a City? The English experience (Anglo-American 2009)

Anglo-American conference 2009 What is a City? The English experience John Beckett (Centre for Local History, IHR) 2 July 2009 Abstract: This paper will present an overview, concluding that England has two leagues of cities: a largely medieval league of what are now...