Faculty of Social Sciences
6 March 2014 - 7 March 2014
The Open University
We are very pleased to announce the final conference of the Citizenship After Orientalism (Oecumene) project funded by the European Research Council (ERC). This conference concludes the project Citizenship After Orientalism (Oecumene) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). As part of this conference we are also offering postgraduate students an international school as an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the findings of the project. Please note that attendance at both the conference and the international school are free. However, places are limited, so please register as soon as possible.
Programme and registrations details are available on the Oecumene website.
26 June 2014 - 27 June 2014
Royal College of Physicians, London
A public lecture and one day conference organised by CRESC Urban Experiments and The Open University
Thursday 26 June 2014: evening lecture at 18.00 at the Royal College of Physicians, London. Lectures from Professor Harvey Molotch (NYU) and Professor Sophie Body- Gendrot (Paris Sorbonne), followed by discussion and drinks. This event is free but registration is required.
Friday 27 June 2014: one day conference at The Open University, Camden. Keynote speakers: Professor Penny Harvey (University of Manchester) and Dr Ignacio Farias (Berlin University). This event is free but registration is required.
Venue: Evening lecture - Royal College of Physicians, London, and one day conference - The OU London office at Camden Town, London.
Call for papers
This conference aims to bring into debate the questions of urban security and the current theoretical focus on the materiality of the city as an arena where the social, the technical and the material co-produce a particular urban ecology. The process of 'securitisation' has been central to shaping our modern urban environment. Recent academic work has paid renewed attention to the materiality of the city, exploring how structures and objects, large and small, bring into play complex layerings that involve different experiences of space, different aesthetic sensibilities and politics that connect to understandings of the public realm and public space. If humans and materials are co-produced in urban environments, what kinds of social worlds are brought into being through the securitised city?
We invite abstracts of up to 300 words to be submitted by 31 March 2014 to CRESC-OUemail@example.com.
Target audience: Academic students and others with an interest in urban environments.
Registration: Please email CRESC-OUfirstname.lastname@example.org to register for the evening lecture and/or the one day conference.
Further information about CRESC can be found at http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/city-materialities-city-securities.