Urban and Rural Space

Schedule AUTUMN 2018 (English Park Campus)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 13-16.30 (Mallasalen/Uppsala stadsbibliotek)
Barnen och den urbana normen

Seminar in collaboration with SLU Urban Futures and the Dept. of Art History, UU. Please note that this workshop will be in Swedish. For further details, see distributed workshop program or contact Anna Micro Vikstrand at anna.micro.vikstrand@konstvet.uu.se.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 9.15-18 (English Park Campus 2-K1028)
SPOLIA. Re-using and recycling the past, written and material
Workshop in collaboration with the Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, UU. For further details, see the forthcoming workshop program that will be distributed or contact Susanne Carlsson at susanne.carlsson@antiken.uu.se

Towards an ethnographic understanding of urban and rural space
Workshop in collaboration with the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, UU. For further details, see the forthcoming workshop program that will be distributed or contact Paul

Are You interested in research questions regarding the demarcation of and relation between urban and rural space? For instance what networks, life forms, and identities that exist within and between them? Or how people relate to – and travel between them? How urban and rural spaces are designed and what similarities and differences in material culture that can be identified over time and in different spaces? Or the places left behind – that are neither urban nor rural? If so, welcome to a research node dedicated to explore these topics and more!

The concepts of the urban and the rural, and the relation between them, are often taken for granted and packed with simplified and contradictory meaning. Urban and Rural Space creates an environment where a number of perspectives on the many levels of understanding of the concepts, and the interaction between them, can be presented and discussed; both historically and contemporary.

The purpose of the node’s activities is to interact between disciplines in an exploratory and idea-producing way in order to generate research and spread knowledge in research groups and study environments. 
     You will be able to attend lectures of internationally renowned researchers; take part in workshops introducing you to relevant theory and methodology; and present on text seminars getting valuable input on your project. Further on you will be able to attend master classes training you as a scholar; and join in on fieldwork – excursions will be conducted both in the vicinity of Uppsala and as well as internationally.
     As a member of Urban and Rural Space you will regularly meet with researchers, PhD-candidates and students with a common interest, and get an exclusive opportunity to work in a productive and interdisciplinary environment.