Interurban knowledge exchange. Emerging Cities in Southern and Eastern Europe, 1870-1945

Theater in Lemberg
Theater in Lemberg


Marburg, 3-4 May 2017, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg


9:00- 9:15 Welcome Address from the Organizers

Section I: Curing and Controlling: Public Urban Health

Chair: Eszter Gantner

9:45-10:30 Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute, Marburg): "Improving Health Conditions: Knowledge Transfer in Urban Planning and Services in Lviv."

10.30-11:00 Coffee Break

11.00 -11:45 Celia Miralles Buil (Université de Lyon): “Central” Speech, “Peripheral” Practices: how did Barcelona Health Agents use the European Interurban Network between 1931 and 1936?

11:45-12:30 Igor Lyman / Victoria Konstantinova (Berdyansk State Pedagogical University): In search for “Best Practices” in Limitations of the Russian Empire: the Port City of Berdyansk on the Path to Modernization

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Section II: How to build a Modern City: The Interurban Exchange on Urban Planning

Chair: Oliver Hochadel

14.00-14:45 Cathleen M. Giustino (Auburn University): Urban Planning and Historic Prague: Reception of and Resistance to Knowledge. Transfer in East-Central Europe before and after World War I (per skype)

14:45-15:30 Tamara Bjažic Klarin (Institute for Art History, Zagreb): Shaping the City – International Competitions as a Platform for Knowledge Exchange

15:45-16:30 Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute, Marburg): Travelling Architecture: Géza Maróti between Budapest, Milan, Mexico City and Detroit

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-17:45 Sean Brady (Trinity College Dublin/ University of Calgary): Neither Insular nor Peripheral: Sicily’s Mobilisation against the Influenza Epidemic of 1918–1919 (per skype)

17:45-18:30 Cor Wagenaar (Technische Universiteit Delft): Commentary



Section III: Interurban networks

Chair: Heidi Hein-Kircher

9:00- 9:45 Barry Stiefel (College of Charleston): In the Driver’s Seat of Modern Urbanization: A Case Study of Barcelona and Automotive Industry Development in the Emerging Cities of Southern Europe, c.1900-1950

9.45-10:30 Lucila Mallart (University of Nottingham): Transnational Research and National History Writing between Barcelona and Bucharest in the Interwar Period

10:30-11:15 Oliver Hochadel (IMF-CSIC, Barcelona): The interurban zoological matrix. Gustave Loisel and the networks of exchange between zoological gardens before 1914

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:30 Elena Canadelli (Politecnico di Torino): Guido Ucelli and the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan before and after the Second World War: Models and exchanges

12:30-13:30  Eszter Gantner, Heidi Hein-Kircher, Oliver Hochadel: Commentary and Final Discussion

13:30-14:00 Goodbye Snack and End of the Conference



Conference Members discover Marburg

The organizers are most grateful to the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation for their generous support to host this conference.

Organizers: Oliver Hochadel (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona), Eszter Gantner and Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg)

Note: All the papers have been pre-circulated. The speakers will only give a brief summary of about 10 minutes. The rest of the 45 minutes allotted to each paper will be dedicated to the discussion.

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