Upcoming Events

Guest Lecture "Off Pop: Black Urban Culture and the Possibility of Transformation"

11 June 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Stephanie Leigh Batiste (University of California, Santa Barbara)
University of Duisburg-Essen, R12 R04 B11 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)

Methodological Workshop with Iris Dzudzek

17-18 June 2019
Iris Dzudzek (University of Münster)
University of Duisburg-Essen
Invitation only

The critical urban geographer Prof. Dr. Iris Dzudzek will come to the Campus Essen for a workshop on geographical methodology with the researchers of City Scripts. Dzudzek is a formative influence on the work of the Research Group, specifically her use of the concept of urban "scripts," as for example in her co-authored article "Performing the Creative-Economy Script: Contradicting Urban Rationalities at Work" (with Peter Lindner) in Regional Studies (49.3). The workshop will allow the Research Group members to discuss the operationalization of theoretical conceptualizations in their planned fieldwork with Dzudzek and also get input on how to embed these methodological undertakings within urban geography.

Methodological Workshop with Victoria Hegner

24-25 June 2019
Victoria Hegner (University of Göttingen)
University of Duisburg-Essen
Invitation only

The anthropologist Dr. Victoria Hegner will give a methodological workshop on fieldwork in urban settings for the members of the research group. Through a more general introduction to qualitative approaches in cultural anthropology as well as an introduction to her own fieldwork, Hegner will take on the task of familiarizing humanities scholars with this crucial social science methodology. The workshop will end, with Hegner offering advice and suggestions to the researchers concerning their planned stays with the project partners.

City Scripts Workshop: "Proof of Concept"

26-27 July 2019
University of Duisburg-Essen
Invitation only

Members and associated mentors of the Research Group will convene for a last workshop before the doctoral researchers embark on their year-long fieldwork phase with project partners. In this last meeting, the researchers will present the conceptions of their dissertational research und get feedback from their advisors and peers. We wish the researchers and partners a productive, inspiring collaboration and look forward to hearing about their work. Even though the City Scripts Group is now scattered over the Ruhr region and US-American rust belt, the website and newsletter will continue to update the researchers' activities and events.

Metropolitan Masculinities: Narratives of Gender and Urban Space

29-30 November 2019
Key Note Speaker: Jack Halberstam
Ruhr-University Bochum
Call for Papers "Metropolitan Masculinities"
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