Publicerad 21 september 2022

The history of cities and places - workshop

The workshop concerns The history of cities and places in a broad perspective. We are looking for participants from a variety of disciplines, such as: history, architecture, art history, law studies, gender studies, and archaeology. Welcome!

The aim of the workshop is to give postgraduate students in the field of urban history and place studies the opportunity to present their ongoing research to colleagues, fellow phd-students, but also, in the longer term, to create a broad national network in the transdisciplinary field of urban history.

If you are a post graduate researcher and interested in participating as a guest, please contact:

Date, place, cost

  • 30 november klockan 12.00 - 1 december 2022 klockan 16.00
  • Stockholms universitet, Gula Villan
  • Participation is free of charge

Program draft - workshop

All presentations will be given in English.

Wednesday, November 30

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch and welcome

13.00 – 13.45 Annika Nordenström: The Worlds Within – Social practices and Social identity in Medieval Nyköping c. 1100 – 1550

13.45 – 14.30 Peter Berg: Movements between land and water – a study of medieval ports

14.30 – 15.15 Emma Maltin: Food and food culture in early modern Nya Lödöse and Älvsborg Castle

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 16.30 Karl Vesterberg: Visual Microhistory: Journeys to the historical spaces of Gothenburg in the 18th century

16.30 – 17.15 Simon Franzén: Potentials and limitations of modelling an early modern commercial city – a case study of Tallinn in the 17th century

19.00 Dinner in Stockholm for all presentators

Thursday, December 1 (Gula Villan)

9.00 – 9.30 Morning Coffee

9.30 – 10.15 Meryem Saadi: Negotiating vulnerability. Small artist-run initiatives in rural Sweden

10.15 – 11.00 Girion Blomdahl: Legality, suitability and the municipal plan monopoly

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.15 Åse Richard: Ambivalence as counter-discourse (1960s)

12.15 – 13.00 Jowan Abbas Mohammed: Women as War Critics in the Urban Space: A Study of Social

Change in Times of War, 1914-1918

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Isak Törnqvist: The Local Labor Movement as Part of Urban History

14.45 – 15.30 Veera Moll: Towards standardized childhood. Children’s changing play spaces in urbanizing Helsinki 1940-1990

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee and End of workshop


  • Heiko Droste