23 July 2017

Conference: „Political Functions of Urban Spaces through the Ages”, Kraków

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Conference of the International Commission for the History of Towns in cooperation with the Pedagogical University of Kraków

Date: 14-15 September

Venue: Urząd Miasta Krakowa, Plac Wszystkich Świętych 3/4 


Program of the conference:


14 September

9.00-09.15: Opening Session/Eröffnung

9.15-11.00: Places of Political Representation in Towns I / Orte der politischen Repräsentation in Städten I

Chair: Ferdinand Opll (Vienna)

Rosa Smurra (Bologna), Medieval Italian Town Halls Håkan Forsell (Stockholm), Town Halls in Scandinavian Towns Halina Manikowska (Warsaw), Town Halls in Medieval and Early Modern Poland and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

11.00-11.30: Kaffeepause/Coffee break

11.30-13.15: Places of Political Representation in Towns II / Orte der politischen Repräsentation in Städten II

Chair: Martin Scheutz (Vienna)

Irena Benyovsky Latin (Zagreb), Communal Palaces in Cities of the Eastern Adriatic, Matthias Meinhardt (Wittenberg), Stadtherrliche Residenzen in Deutschland. Wettinische und welfische Herrschaftsgebiete im Vergleich, Herbert Karner (Wien), Stadtherrliche Residenzen in österreichischen Städten (Wien, Salzburg, Innsbruck)

13.15-14.45: Lunch

14.45-16.00: Places of Political Self-presentation in Towns I / Orte des politischen Selbstverständnisses in Städten I

Chair: Edmund Kizik (Gdańsk)

Martina Stercken (Zürich), Zunfthallen als Aneignung von StadtraumMyron Kapral (Lviv), Places of civic Convivialty in Lviv, Kraków, Toruń and Gdańsk in the premodern Period

16.00-16.30: Coffee Break/Kaffeepause

19.00: Evening Lecture followed by a Reception / Abendvortrag mit anschließendem Empfang (The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, Krakow, Rynek Główny 35)

Jacek Purchla (Kraków), Krakow, the Old Metropolis of Poland as Place of Remembrance


15 September


Places of political Self-Presentation in Towns II / Orte des politischen Selbstverständnisses in Städten II

Chair: Marjaana Niemi (Tampere)

Jan Hein Furnée (Nijmegen), National Space as Urban Space: The Hague's Government Quarter, 1795–1914, Juhan Kreem (Tallinn), Places of Civic Conviviality in late medieval and early modern Baltic Towns, Juraj Šedivy (Bratislava), Mittelalterliche Orte bürgerlicher Vergesellschaftung im mittleren Donauraum

11.00-11.15: Coffee Break/Kaffeepause

11.15-12.30: Round Table Open Section

Chair: Roman Czaja (Toruń)

Thomas Riis (Frederiksberg), “The Rake's and the Ambassador's Progress”. Politico-legal Passages through Urban Space, the Case of DenmarkLars Nilsson (Stockholm), The democratization of the Swedish Town Hall in the early 20th Century, Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth), Map-making and Municipal Reform in Irish towns in the 1830s: evidence from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

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