Urbanising China in war and peace, Wuxi 1911-1945

Metropolitan History seminar23 November 2011Urbanising China in war and peace, Wuxi 1911-1945Toby 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 CenturyChancery Lane: politics, space and the built environment, c. 1760-1815Francis 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: CitiesSwati Chattopadhyay (University of Southern California Santa Barbara)Cities and peripheriesWhen we talk about cities and urban spaces we are in the habit of using a specific language that we generally believe to provide acceptable...

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

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