Urban Humanities Workshop

7 June 2018, 12.30 PM - 7 June 2018, 7.30 PM

Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House

The workshop is designed to showcase the wide range of research pursued across the Faculty of Arts (and beyond) in the urban arts and humanities. It seeks 

  •  to explore the contribution made by the arts and humanities to urban studies and understandings of the city; 
  •  to share theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches; to advance new ways of conceptualising the city in its material, discursive and virtual dimensions; 
  •  to identify exciting new possibilities for urban humanities research and engagement; 
  •  to facilitate connections between scholars working on the city in different departments and disciplines and thereby enable exchange of ideas and approaches. 


12.30-12.50: Opening Address
Sean Fox, Geographical Sciences
1.00-1.30: Lunch
1.30 – 3.00: Panel 1
Tim Cole, History
Geoff Keeling, Philosophy
Florian Scheding, Music
Helen Fulton, English 
Michael Sugarman, History 
3.00 – 3.15 Coffee break
3.15 – 4.45: Panel 2
Robert Bickers, History
Susan Harrow, French 
Will Awad, History
Justin Williams, Music 
Su Lin Lewis, History  
5.00 – 6.30: Keynote
Paul Clarke, Theatre
6.30: Wine Reception


The workshop is organized by the Urban Humanities cluster, with the support of the Faculty of Arts. Contact: Ruth Glynn (r.s.glynn@bris.ac.uk); Erika Hanna (erika.hanna@bris.ac.uk); Simeon Koole (simeon.koole@bris.ac.uk); or Lena Zuchowski (lena.zuchowski@bris.ac.uk). More information can be found on the website:



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