International Urban Symposium: Summer School and Conference

The International Urban Symposium-IUS in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University is pleased to announce the Summer School and Research Seminar on:


23-29 July, Cambridge, U.K.

This five-day Summer School and two-day Seminar will bring together social anthropologists, sociologists, urban planners, architects, and human geographers committed to empirically-grounded analysis of cities in order to examine a number of pressing methodological and theoretical questions relating to urban change.

The Summer School will encompass lectures, seminars, field trips and social events. The primary aim of the School is to train students in the ‘art’ of conducting ethnographic fieldwork and developing analysis based on said ethnography. The School will also instruct students on how to debate issues while seeking to understand and develop the link between ethnographically-based analysis and social theory.

The Summer School will culminate in a two-day Research Seminar bringing together colleagues who taught in the School and other interested scholars. As well as papers delivered by academics and practitioners on a range of issues relating to the theme of Cities in Flux, the Seminar will also give students of the School the opportunity to deliver poster presentations that draw on the work they have conducted over the previous five days. It is anticipated that expanded and revised versions of the Seminar papers and poster synopses will be published in outlets associated with the IUS, including the journal Urbanities and Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Studies in Urban Anthropology’ book series.

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