Conflicted Cities 1880 – 1930: Between imperial and proto-national –
a one-day workshop conference, will be held at Trinity College Dublin
Registration: 09.20h. Conference commences: 09.30h
Saturday, 7 June 2014.
The aim of the conference is to explore the tension between newly elevated national capital cities and the nations which they serve. Nationalist myths frequently harked back to an ancient tribal past, a common blood line and a rural idyll, but the stage on which a liberated nation was to present its identity – its capital city – struggled to live up to the nationalist ideal. Physical remnants of foreign rule, an unsettling cultural diversity and a cosmopolitan attitude placed the new capital in an uncomfortable relationship with the new state.
By examining a selection of cities from western and central Europe, and cities under European colonial rule, the conference hopes to identify the strategies used by cities, citizens and states to cope with this tension.
Registration is free.
To register for Conflicted Cities please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Dr Ciarán Wallace, Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin
The Conflicted Cities workshop/conference is supported by financial assistance from The Trinity College Dublin Association and Trust