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17:00 - 18:00 31 October 2014
The archive in the city: Reading space into written sources
Slade Reseach Centre
Woburn Square | London | WC1H 0AB | United Kingdom
Harry Stopes, UCL History
Camila Gatica Mizala, UCL History
James Kneale, UCL Geography
This session is an attempt to move beyond the study of history through its traditional preoccupation with time, and instead think about ways in which historians can talk about space.
It will aim to answer questions such as: How can historians, geographers and others find ways to let written sources speak to us about space? How can we use new sources, or our traditional sources in new ways, to consider this subject? How do we position ourselves between theories of space in the city that emphasise planning, infrastructure and the urban expert, versus attempts to find agency in the urban subaltern?
Rather than a traditional, formal academic seminar, this discussion will bring the audience into an ongoing discussion with plentiful visual aids to bring the research to life.
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