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>"Constructing the City"
>Graduate Student Symposium
>November 8, 2003
>Department of the History of Art, Yale University
>New Haven CT
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>Graduate Students in the Department of the History of Art at Yale
>invite proposals for an interdisciplinary one-day graduate student
>symposium entitled "Constructing the City" to be held 8 November 2003.
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>The city has increasingly become a focus for academic study, and there
>is an ever-expanding body of work concerning itself with the physical
>and imagined transformation of the city through history.  This one-day
>graduate student symposium hopes to bring together a range of graduate
>students from different disciplines in the humanities whose research
>addresses visual aspects of the city.  It intends to create a dialogue
>between the study of the concrete construction of the city-that which
>was actually built and experienced-and the representation of that
>environment.  This dialogue should encourage an exploration of the ways
>in which these aspects interact, as well as asking if analysis of one
>can be kept separate from the other.  While focusing specifically on
>this interface, the symposium will be broad in scope, working without
>limits of chronology or geography.  Materials under investigation could
>range from guidebooks to manuscript illumination, street plans to film,
>postcards to architectural designs and models, panorama to medical and
>social mapping.
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>Dr. Frank Salmon, assistant director of the Paul Mellon Centre for
>Studies in British Art, London will give the keynote address. His
>research interests focus on British, Italian, and French Architecture
>and Culture, c. 1700-1900.  His book Building on Ruins: the Rediscovery
>of Rome and British Architecture (Ashgate Publishing, 2000) won the
>2002 Spiro Kostof Prize of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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>Papers are expected to be no more than 20 minutes in duration.  An
>abstract of 300-500 words should be submitted by 15 July.  Potential
>presenters are asked to provide full contact details with their
>proposals.
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>Themes for papers might include, but are certainly not limited to, the
>following:
>*city as Utopia
>*city as modern Babylon
>*city as New Jersusalem
>*city as cosmos/state in miniature
>*the Imperial metropole
>*constructing the colonial/postcolonial city
>*city limits and urban sprawl
>*archaeology and the recovery of cities
>*cities as spaces of confinement or liberation
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>Send abstracts to Morna O'Neill at:
>The Department of the History of Art
>Yale University
>P. O. Box 208272
>New Haven, CT 06520-2872
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