[H-verkko] CFP: The City and the Countryside. Transitions and Transfers in the 19th and First Half of the 20th Century

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Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
The City and the Countryside. Transitions and Transfers in the 19th and First
Half of the 20th Century
The development of modern societies is in most cases connected with
urbanization. The latter has often been interpreted as an essential part of
modernization and been contrasted to the traditional rural life. And yet, the
urban-rural divide has not remained uncontested. On the one hand, city and
countryside are interdependent. The urban markets are an important factor in
rural live, just as the cities depend on agricultural production in order to
survive. On the other hand, migration from the villages to the cities created
new connections between urban and rural life. Also, processes of
industrialization can have their counterpart in the development of agriculture
industries. Therefore, in many cases it seems more adequate to speak of blurred
boundaries between the city and the countryside.

The workshop aims at providing a more differentiated picture of the relation
between urban and rural developments in Eastern Europe in the 19th and first
half of the 20th century. First of all, it provides a platform to discuss a wide
range of social, cultural and economic interpretations of what is "urban", what
is "rural" in this region. Hereby, we are also interested in papers on the
concepts and representations of the city and the countryside that shaped the
public discourse as well as the state politics. Simultaneously, the workshop is
also open to research on negative concepts of urbanization and assessments of
idealized ruralization. Finally, we are interested in case studies dealing with
modes of relations and interaction between the city and the countryside. These
investigations can cover a big range of topics and methodological approaches,
including research on the impact on infrastructure, migration, social relations
or economic developments.

The three organising institutions, the Institute of Lithuanian History
(Vilnius), the Herder-Institut (Marburg), the Nordost-Institut (IKGN e.V.,
Lüneburg), invite up to 15 young scholars (up to the age of 35) from various
disciplines to discuss their projects. Any proposal in these and other themes
relevant to the topic of the conference is highly welcome. Keynote speakers from
the region and other European countries will provide an introduction to the
topic. Individual papers should be max. 25 minutes long with 20 minutes for
discussion. The working language will be English. Travel costs (only within
Europe) as well as accommodation will be paid by the organisers.

Proposals of 300 words or less with a short biography of the presenter and their
area of research should be submitted in a word document by January 31st, 2016
to: -----------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher Herder-Institute for Historical Reserach on East Central
Europe Gisonenweg 5-7 D-35037 Marburg heidi.hein-kircher at herder-institut.de Dr.
David Feest Conventstr. 1 D-21335 Lüneburg d.feest at ikgn.de Dr. Darius Staliunas
Institute for Lithuanian History Kraziu g. 5 LT-01108 Vilnius
darius01108 at gmail.com

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Pauli Heikkilä <paahei at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.2.2016
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.herder-institut.de