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Transform4Europe PhD Conference ‘City – Liberty, Identity, Innovation’

13.03.2023 - 15:18 update 21.04.2023 - 09:44
Editors: Przemysław Kowal

The conference takes place on 24-28 April 2023 in the heart of Silesia – Metropolis GZM combined of 26 towns and cities. Once known only as the industrial capital of Poland, now also recognised as a region of great music festivals, green transformation and developing science. Silesia is the legacy of three countries (Poland, Germany, Czech Republic) and even more nationalities, with the cultural distinctiveness of the local society.

The city – a place where democracy, philosophy and institutions of the law were born. For centuries an island of freedom and self-government, a forum for dialogue, trade, where cultures meet. The heart of the university tradition, a source of ideas, innovation and development. Beginning in ancient Greece and Rome, through the free city of the feudal era and capitals of nation-states to cosmopolitan metropolises – cities have significantly shaped European identity.

What is a city, and what role does it have to play in the modern world? We would like to invite you to the discussion.

With experts of different nationalities and many disciplines, we want to look at the phenomenon of the city from the historical, sociological, political, urban, environmental, cultural and other points of view. Thus ‘the city’ will constitute a common platform for interdisciplinary deliberations on the role of urban centres, their specifics, perspectives and challenges they have faced and will face in the 21st century.

Each University of Transform4Europe alliance may delegate 7 doctoral students. Participants may register by 13th March via the form.

Detailed information on the Alliance’s website.

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