The Faculty of Arts

Urban and Rural Space

Schedule SPRING 2017 (English Park Campus & Campus Gotland)

TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 14.15–16.00 (3-2028; B10)
The Urbanization of Sweden – Contextualization of Concepts and Processes. Professor Roger Andersson, Institute for Housing and Urban Research See poster

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 14.15–16.00 (3-2028; B10)
Transferable Lessons from the English New Towns. Professor Georgia Butina Watson, Oxford Brookes University

*WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 13.00–16.00 (2-1077)
*THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 10.00–12.30 (2-0022)
Conference – Urban and Rural Space in the Greek Poleis World.
In collaboration with Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 14.15–16.00 (3-2028; B10)
The relation between the city and the countryside. Paul Agnidakis, Ethnology & Susanne Carlsson, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

TUESDAY MARCH 7, 14.15–16.00 (2-2033; B10)
City planning in ancient Greece and in modern Stockholm.
Professor Lars Karlsson, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History &
Anna Micro Vikstrand, Art History

TUESDAY MARCH 21, c. 10.00–15.00
Sweden’s second New Town: Excursion to Farsta, Stockholm.
Anna Micro Vikstrand, Paul Agnidakis & Susanne Carlsson

TUESDAY APRIL 4, 14.15–16.00 (3-2028; B10)
Introduction to the excursion to England.
Anna Micro Vikstrand, Paul Agnidakis & Susanne Carlsson

APRIL 18 to 21
Excursion to England and the New Towns Welwyn, Milton Keynes and more

Submission of home assessment in Studentportalen at 16.00

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.