Oxford Münster Princeton Workshop in Early Modern History
May 23-25, 2013
Day 1: General Readings
Moeller, Bernd.“Imperial Cities and the Reformation.”
In Imperial Cities and the Reformation: Three Essays. Edited and translated by H.C. Erik Midelfort and Mark U. Edwards. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972.
Löw, Martina.“The Constitution of Space. The Double Existence of Space as Structural Ordering and Performative Act.” Lecture at Paris I/Sorbonne, March 2005.
———. “The Intrinsic Logic of Cities. Towards a New Theory on Urbanism.”
Paper presented at the Conference of the European Urban Research Association (EURA), September 2010.
Dyos, H.J.“An Agenda for Urban Historians.”
In The Study of Urban History. London: Edward Arnold, 1968.
Sutcliffe, Anthony R. “Urban History in the Eighties: Reflections on the H.J. Dyos Memorial Conference.”’
Journal of Urban History 10 (1984): 123-44.
Rodger, Richard.“Taking Stock: Perspectives on British Urban History.”
Urban History Review/Revue d'histoire urbaine 32 (2003): 54-63.
Bender, Thomas. Community and Social Change in America.
Baltimore: Rutgers University Press, 1984.
Walker, Mack.German Home Towns: Community, State, and General Estate, 1648-1871
(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971).
1. Constructing the Urban
* Liz Petcu (Princeton): Freudenstadt and Formideal: Inventing German Renaissance Stadtbaukunst
* Carla Roth (Oxford): Through the Granary and Around the Meat Market: Movement and Urban Space in Sixteenth-Century St. Gallen"
2. Meaningful Spaces
* Stuart Minson (Oxford): "Processions, Space, and Urban History in Early Modern London"
* John Jordan (Oxford):"The Court on the Market Square: Legal Culture in Public Places"
* Ole Meiners (Münster): Narrated right and certified past. The historical construction of nobility for a civic corporation.
* Nishtha Singh (Princeton): "The Cosmopolitan, Muslim Urban Culture of Delhi, c.1780-1880: A Window into Pre-colonial ‘Citiness’ in South Asia."
4. The Politics of Violence
* Tom Hamilton (Oxford): "Contesting Public Executions in Paris towards the end of the Wars of Religion"
* Marcus Rosenfeld (Münster): The Changing Faces of Urban Revolt. The Gordon Riots: A typical Early Modern Revolt?
5. Health in the City, the Health of the City
* Edna Bonhomme (Princeton): The City and the Plague: Marseilles in 1721
* David Moak (Princeton): The Margins of Rural Life, or the History of Tourism in Nice (1760-1800)