Research School for Economic and Social History


23 August 2022
13:00 - 17:00
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Masterclass Professor Carl Nightingale at ESHCC (Rotterdam)

The Erasmus Initiative ‘Vital Cities and Citizens’ invites graduate and doctoral students, post-docs, or young scholars working on urban inequality to participate in our master class with Professor Carl Nightingale, to be held at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam on 23 August 2022.

About the speaker

Although Nightingale was trained as an historian, his work is also interesting for researchers from other fields in the social sciences. Carl has an interdisciplinary approach and tries to show how long term developments have impact on current societies. In his seminal book Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (2012), Carl Nightingale argues that Western expansion depended on global production of inequality and segregated urban spaces. Inequality and segregation are, therefore, serious challenges since the origin of urban  settlements in world history. Nightingale shows that segregation should always be studied in their local and global context. Racial segregation can be traced to a certain point in global history as a product of transnational intellectual networks. The scale and intensity of segregation did not result in similar patterns globally. Local conditions mattered and each case needs to be assessed in its own context.

About the Masterclass

This masterclass invites PhDs and young scholars to reflect on how patterns of exclusion of all kinds – social, racial, religious, or economic – and of urban segregation do appear in their own work.

How to apply

The deadline for presenting participants has passed. There is however limited room for non-presenting participants. Those who want to use this opportunity, should send an e-mail expressing their interest to Burak Fici.

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