Appel à communication : Reinterpreting cities (Helsinki, 24-26 août 2016) (date limite : 31 octobre 2015)
Colloque « Reinterpreting cities » les 24-27 août 2016, Helsinki (Finlande).
XIIIe Colloque International d’Histoire Urbaine, organisé par European Association for Urban History (EAUH)
Liens vers renseignements :
présentation/information : https://eauh2016.net/
programme des sessions : https://eauh2016.net/programme/sessions/
appel à communication : https://eauh2016.net/programme/call-for-papers/
Date limite : 31 octobre 2015.
Parmi les sessions :
M06. Belief Systems and the Making of Urban Politics: Comparing Cities in Europe and the Wider Mediterranean World (1100–1700)
This session invites scholars to think about the weight and effect which belief systems, and their associated practices and practitioners, had on urban politics, especially the formation of public opinion, political ideology, and processes of deliberation in cities in the period before the Enlightenment. Its particular focus is comparative: first, it brings together medievalists and early modernists working on the crossroads of urban politics and religion; second, it looks at different areas across Europe and the wider Mediterranean world, including regions of the Islamic world. By belief systems are meant not only various forms and interpretations of Christianity, but also Judaism, Islam or any other religious rationality. Preference will be given to submissions that are deliberately comparative in spirit.
Some concrete questions:
– What role did religious professionals play in the spread of political ideas, the mobilisation of urban rebels or everyday politics?
– To what extent did urban oligarchies intersect with religious professionals?
– How did belief systems affect the governance of cities? To what extent could they be said to have had a greater effect on other units of political organisation in cities, such as neighbourhoods or guilds?
– What role did religious law play in urban politics?
– How did religious ceremonial intersect with urban politics?
– To what extent did belief systems encourage or discourage urban rebellion?