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Centre for History of the City Launch Event

Centre for the History of the City Launch Event

If you’d like to come along – even if it’s just for a single session – or if you’re interested in becoming involved with the Centre, please drop Andrew Heath (a.d.heath@sheffield.ac.uk) an email

9.00-9.30 Coffee

9.30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10-11.20 Approaching the Urban Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (chair: Simon Loseby)

Hannah Probert (Dept. of History), GIS and Historical Research
Phil Withington (Dept. of History), ‘Urbanization and Early Modern English Society’
Tom Goodfellow (Dept. of Town and Regional Planning), ‘Historicizing the Urban Informal Economy in East Africa’

11.20 to 11.40 Coffee

11.40 to 13.00 Cities, Community, and Civil Engagement (chair: Catherine Fletcher)

Adrian Bingham (Dept of History) and Gary Rivett (York St. John), Stories of Activism in Sheffield Vanessa Toulmin (Head of Engagement, University of Sheffield), Blackpool and Castlegate Simon Ogden, Head of City Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, The Castlegate Project

13.00 to 13.45 Lunch

13.45 to 14.30 Plans for the Centre (led by Andrew Heath and James Shaw)

14.30-16.00 The City in the Early Modern Atlantic World (chair: Tom Leng)

Mark Peterson (Berkeley), ‘Boston in the Mind’s Eye: City Thinking in the Early Modern Atlantic World’ (chapter available for pre-circulation from a.d.heath@sheffield.ac.uk)
Comment: Simon Middleton (Dept. of History)