Urban history writers to gather in Istanbul
The 4th International Urban History Writers Congress, organized in collaboration with the Turkish Writers’ Union, Esenler Municipality and the Turkish Municipalities’ Union, will be held between Oct. 13 and 15 at Istanbul’s Yıldız Technical University’s Davutpaşa campus.
During the congresses, previously organized in Ankara, Konya and Şanlıurfa, presentations on city-civilizations and city-history relations, interaction between the city and the human, society, economy, literature, art, geography and religion will be covered. The articles of the presentations are also published in a book.
Intellectuals from Turkey and abroad will make their presentations in seven sessions at the congress.
The aim of the congress is to bring together the examinations made on Turkish cities throughout history, to reveal what cities have lost so far and to discuss what can be done to prevent such losses in the future.
Urban history experts and other participants will hold discussions on cities and the geographies spanning from Anatolia to the Middle East and from the Caucasus to the Balkans.