Cities and disasters: Urban adaptability and resilience in history

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Date / time
Date(s) - 3 November - 4 November
All day

Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House


The Centre for Metropolitan History, in association with the National Institutes for the Humanities in Japan (NIHU) will be holding a major conference on 3-4 November 2016 which seeks to explore the ways in which cities across time and geographical regions have experienced, and been shaped by, natural disasters and other ‘shocks’.

The 350th anniversary of London’s ‘Great Fire’ of 1666 provides an opportunity to reflect more widely on the impact of urban disasters, to bring together scholars working on different periods and countries, and to bring to bear different perspectives (literary, material/archaeological, architectural, historical, cultural, linguistic etc.)

Prices:• Full 2-day attendance: £70• Full 1-day attendance: £35• Concession (student, unwaged, retired) 2-day: £50• Concession 1-day: £25

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