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First year of Cities, 2003/2004

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 18, 4:30 pm
Mamadou Diouf, University of Michigan
Set Setal in Dakar. Wall Frescoes and the Rewriting of Nationalist History
Commentator: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University

Thursday, September 25, 4:30 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series

Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia
Cities in the Colonial present: Bodies and Spaces in Cairo and Baghdad
211 Dickinson Hall

Thursday, October 2, 4:30 pm
Philip Ethington, University of Southern California
The Making of the Global Metropolis: Intersecting Los Angeles, Mexico, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, 1911-1945
Commentator: Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Thursday, October 9, 4:30 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series
Homi Bhabha, Harvard University
Urban Myths and Global Measures
McCormick 101

Thursday, October 16, 4:30 pm
Kevin Kruse, Princeton University
The Urban Seeds of Suburban Conservatism: Desegregation, Privatization and the Tax Revolt inside Atlanta
Commentator: Eddie Glaude, Princeton University

Thursday, November 6, 4:30 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series
Harry Harootunian, New York University
History's Disquiet McCormick 101

Thursday, November 13, 4:30 pm
Heath Lowry, Princeton University
Pushing the Stone Uphill: The Impact of Bubonic Plague on Ottoman Efforts at Repopulating Constantinople (Istanbul) in the Fifteenth Century
Commentator: Bob Tignor, Princeton University

Thursday, November 20, 4:30 pm
Liam Brockey, Princeton University
Jesuit Pastoral Theatre on a Urban Stage: Lisbon, 1588-1593
Commentator: Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, Princeton University

Friday, November 21, 9:30 am
Conference: War on Poverty
Convener: Marc Rodriguez, Princeton University

Thursday, December 4, 4:30 pm
Cormac O Grada, Davis Center Fellow/University College Dublin
The Economic Demography of Jewish Dublin: Culture, Class, and Social Networks
Commentator: Harold James, Princeton University

Thursday, December 11, 4:30 pm
Willem Jongman, Davis Center Fellow/University of Groningen
The Urbanization of Roman Italy
Commentator: Harriet Flower, Princeton University

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13, 9:30 am
Conference: The Nature of Cities: New Perspectives in Urban Environmental History
Convener: Drew Isenberg, Princeton University

Thursday, January 15, 4:30 pm
David Strand, Dickinson College
Cities in Motion
Commentator: Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University

Spring Semester

Thursday, February 5, 3:00 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series
Edward Said - A Tribute
McCormick 101

Thursday, February 12, 4:30 pm
Dina Khoury, George Washington University
Spatial Organization and Representation of Rebellious Politics in Baghdad

Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21, 9:30 am
Conference: Suburban Isolation
Convener: Kevin Kruse, Princeton University

Thursday, February 26, 4:30 pm
Amanda Seligman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Considering Tocqueville, Alinsky, and Putnam: Community-Based Organizing in Twentieth-Century Chicago
Commentator: Kevin Kruse, Princeton University

Thursday, March 4, 4:30 pm
Christina Jiménez, Davis Center Fellow/University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Buying Into the Nation: Negotiating Citizenship and Modernity in Urban Mexico, 1880-1930
Commentator: Ruben Gallo, Princeton University

Thursday, March 11, 4:30 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series
Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Harvard University
Chinese Explorations
McCormick 101

Thursday, March 25, 4:30 pm
Urban Reflections Lecture Series
Arjun Appadurai, Yale University
The Future of Hope: The Struggle for Housing in Mumbai
McCormick 101

Thursday, April 1, 4:30 pm
James Holston, University of California San Diego
State and Space in Brazil: From Modernist Planning to Democratic Intervention
Commentator: Eduardo Elena, Princeton University

Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3, 9:30 am
Conference: Nodes of Empire: Portuguese Colonial Cities in the Early Modern Period
Convener: Liam Brockey, Princeton University

Thursday, April 8, 4:30 pm
Ranjani Mazumdar, Davis Center Fellow/Jamia Millia Islamia University
The Production of the Urban in Popular Bombay Cinema
Commentator: Thomas Levin, Princeton University

Thursday, April 15, 4:30 pm
Catherine Hall, University College London
Metropolitan Man: Macaulay in London and Calcutta
Commentator: Tim Watson, Princeton University

Thursday, April 22, 4:30 pm
Belinda Davis, Davis Center Fellow/Rutgers University
The City as Theater of Protest: West Berlin and West Germany, 1962-1983
Commentator: Michael Jennings, Princeton University

Thursday, April 29, 4:30 pm
Christopher Friedrichs, Davis Center Fellow/University of British Columbia
Urban Political Cultures in Early Modern Europe and Asia
Commentator: Susan Naquin, Princeton University

Thursday, May 6, 4:30 pm
Shamil Jeppie, University of Capetown
Conquest by Spectacle: the Ottoman-Egyptian Beginnings of Khartum
Commentator: Michael Gilsenan, New York University

Friday, May 14 & Saturday, May 15, 9:30 am
Workshop: Bombay, The City as Archive, Archive of the City
Convener: Gyan Prakash, Princeton University