Local Training Event at UVa – Online Seminar - 19 March 2020

Universidad de Valladolid is organising online session for its fellows on 19 March 2020. The lectures will be given by two members of urbanHIST team, Dr. Marina Jiménez Jiménez: “How to Make History of Town Planning from a Town Planning Concept” and Dr. Luis Santos Ganges: "A Thesis on History and Theoretical Approaches for its Presentation". Please find more details in the attached poster.

Local Training Event at UPJŠ – Open Lectures by prof. Matthew Rampley, Ph.D. on 3 - 4 March 2020

On 3 - 4 March 2020 , the UPJŠ team is organising open lecture series within the urbanHIST training programme. The lectures will be given

by prof. Matthew Rampley, Ph.D., ERC Advanced Grant Principal Investigator ( and senior researcher at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.  Please refer to the poster for more information.

Network-Wide Workshop Week VII – urbanHIST Consortium at Universidad de Valladolid

The seventh urbanHIST consortium-wide meeting was organised in Spain on 10-13 February 2020 by the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística of Universidad de Valladolid. It is the second time Valladolid has hosted our meeting, and it is the last get-together including training workshops for ESRs within urbanHIST. The event focused on the topic of CURRENT HORIZONS OF 20TH CENTURY URBAN HISTORY.

The rich programme of this seventh meeting included a considerable number of lectures given by renowned scholars from Spain, France, the UK and Germany: among them Joseph Ben Prestel (Freie Universität Berlin), Sabine Barles (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Rubén Pallol Trigueros (Univ. Complutense de Madrid), Javier Monclús Fraga (Universidad de Zaragoza), Denis Bocquet (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg) and José Luis Oyón (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña). The approached topics illustrated well the scope of urban history, presenting different research methods, angles and theoretical analysis.

Discussions and round tables were organised as well. To discuss the new challenges and debates on urbanism and urban planning history were invited Simon Gunn (Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester and EAUH member) and Dirk Schubert (HafenCity University Hamburg and IPHS member), Bertrando Bonfantini (Politecnico di Milano). And the round table invited Laurent Coudroy de Lille (École d’Urbanisme de Paris), Ángel Marinero Peral (Secretary-General of Development and Enviroment, PLAU-, JCyL), Eduardo Pedruelo Martín (Director of the Municipal Archive of Valladolid), and Alberto Sanz Hernando (Historical Service, COAM, Madrid) to debate about the « XXth Century European Urban Planning in Archives ».

The programme also included the visit of the exhibition “From the plan to the map: 50 years of urban planning in Valladolid” curated by Miguel Fernández Maroto, (Instituto Universitario de Urbanística, UVa), the Harald Bodenschatz and Max Welch Guerra book presentation Städtebau unter Salazar: Diktatorische Modernisierung des portugiesischen Imperiums 1926-1960, and a guided tour Urbanism and housing projects during Francoist Dictatorship.

The meeting, as usual, comprised ESR workshops oriented to their future career development, supervision meetings, and coordination meeting for local directors and coordinators. Four days of meeting, complimented by networking activities, contributed towards fostering the relationships between all participants. We would like to express our thanks to organisers of this event - Instituto Universitario de Urbanística of Universidad de Valladolid.


For more information and the complete list of lecturers, please refer to the programme of the event.


Agnès Dudych, ESR, UPJŠ in Košice

urbanHIST NWWW VII - Programme

On 10 - 13 February 2020, urbanHIST team at UVa in Valladolid is organising the seventh workshop week in a series of network-wide workshop weeks. Please take a look at our promising programme. We are looking forward to meeting ESRs, their supervisors and urbanHIST teams, as well as representatives of APOs, NAPOs and Advisory Board members within the consortium.  


NWWW VII Programme 


Local Training Event at UPJŠ – Open Lectures by dr. Petr Roubal on 11 - 12 December 2019

On 11 - 12 December 2019, the UPJŠ team is organising open lecture series within the urbanHIST training programme. The lectures will be given

by Petr Roubal, M.A., M.Phil., PhD. (Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences) on Prague post-socialist and post-communist 

urban planning. 

Local Training Event at UPJŠ – Webinar Lecture on 26 November 2019

On 26 November 2019, the UPJŠ team is organising a webinar lecture within the urbanHIST training programme. 

The lecture will be given by PhDr. Slávka OTČENÁŠOVÁ, MA., PhD. (Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice; Seconded National Expert at the European Research Council Executive Agency) on Postdoc Research and Funding Opportunities.

urbanHIST Visiting Stockholm

In October 2019, the urbanHIST project (EC-H2020-MSCA) started the fourth year if its implementation. During this month, two international events took place on all-consortium level in Stockholm – the second scientific urbanHIST conference "Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism" (21 - 23 October 2019) and Network-Wide Workshop Week VI (NWWW VI, 24 - 26 October 2019). Both events were visited by urbanHIST teams from beneficiary universities, partner organisations of the project as well as external international audience and guests.

The second urbanHIST conference took place in Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm during 21 - 23 October 2019. All four beneficiary universities participated in organising the conference. The conference programme consisted of 4 keynote lectures, 3 discussion panels, 13 thematic tracks, and social and networking activities. Dedicated to the main theme "Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism", the thematic focus of the conference relied heavily on the commitment of the urbanHIST Early Stage Researchers, who also presented their partial research results. All thematic tracks were proposed by urbanHIST doctoral students, who were also co-chairing individual thematic sessions having a senior researcher aside.

The keynote speakers were prof. Dr. Ing. arch. Henrieta Moravčíková from the Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and the Faculty of Architecture of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, prof. RNDr. Luděk Sýkora, Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague, prof. Sasha Tsenkova from University of Calgary and Prof. Stephen V. Ward from Oxford Brookes University. Their selection displayed the conference and programme research interest. The discussion panels and roundtables marked the link between the urbanHIST leitmotif and the venue of the conference. Two of them thematised the neglected planning histories in the European periphery and argued the diversity of different research traditions regarding the history of the city and its planning. The third discussion panel chaired and organised by urbanHIST partner organisations ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design) and Boverket (Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) addressed gaps in sustainable urban development research in the Swedish planning discourse. Within the thematic tracks, almost 60 contributions of participants from four continents were presented, which demonstrates the international interest in the programme and its research fields.

The conference was followed by urbanHIST Network-Wide Workshop Week VI which took place in Hilton Hotel Slussen in Stockholm during 24 – 26 October 2019. NWWW VI comprised a number of regular consortium activities, such as ESRs meetings, management and Supervisory Board meetings. As usual, supervision meetings were held to discuss progress of doctoral students and set up further research steps. The main part of the NWWW VI consisted of training workshops dealing with the issues of application training, career options and thesis defence (led by Local Directors of the project), and a lecture on housing policy of European Union presented by Jan-Evert Nilsson from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona. Finally, social events for urbanHIST participants made the stay in Stockholm even more engaging. The next workshop week of the consortium will take place in February 2020 in Valladolid, Spain.

Conference Programme

Conference Brochure

Photo: Ebba Högstöm (BTH)

Update – urbanHIST Conference – Stockholm, 21-23 October 2019

The urbanHIST consortium is delighted to present the updated conference schedule and track overview for the urbanHIST conference “Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism” in  Stockholm, 21-23 October 2019. We look very much forward to a fruitful and inspiring conference.


Please visit our conference website for further information:

Conference schedule

Call for Abstracts – urbanHIST Conference – Stockholm, 21-23 October 2019

urbanHIST organizes its second conference in Stockholm on 21-23 October 2019: Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism. As an explicitly interdisciplinary project, we encourage submissions from urbanism, planning, and architectural historians; preservationists; geographers; museum curators, and independent scholars. 


Abstracts should be uploaded on the online submission platform:



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721933.