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The Zealot Uprising in Thessaloniki (1342-1350)
The Sack of Rome (1527)
The French Wars of Religion (1562-1598)
Paris during the Great War (1914-1918)

The bombings of London (1940 –1941)

Siege of Thorn (1703)

Barcelona in civil war (1936-39)
Roadblocks in Athens during the civil war (1944)
The crisis of urbanization of Athens in '50s

9:00 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:45 Welcome addresses

Α. Medieval cities in East and West

Chair: Maria Dourou-Eliopoulou

9:45 - 10:00 Νikos Karapidakis, “Civic hierarchies”.
10:00 - 10:15 Νikoletta Giantsi, “Urban space as environment for the manifestation of political crises. The example of the medieval city of Brussels”.
10:15 - 10:30 Giannis Smarnakis, Eleni Tounta, “Thessaloniki during the Zealot Uprising (1342-1350). Political violence, rituals, and transformations of urban space”. A brief summary
10:30 - 10:45 Αndreas Kofinakis, “The late medieval city as a field of religious confrontation”. A brief summary
10:45 - 11:15 Discussion

11:15 - 11:30 Break

Β. Cities in Italy and Italian territories I:
Late medieval and early modern crises

Chair: Anastasia Papadia-Lala

11:30 - 11:45 Theodosis Nikolaidis, “The banking and financial crisis in Florence in the 1340s and its readings by the historians”.
11:45 - 12:00 Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, “The city-state of Florence in crisis (1343-1434). ‘Republicanism’ and urban realities prior to the Medicis”.A brief summary
12:00 - 12:15 Εleni Sakellariou, “Survival at a time of crisis: Cities and towns in late-medieval South Italy”. A brief summary
12:15 - 12:30 Androniki Dialeti, “We look at one another like frightened sheep penned up in the slaughterhouse: The ‘Italian crisis’ in Luigi Guicciardini’s The Sack of Rome (1527)”. A brief summary
12:30 - 13:00 Discussion

13:00 - 15:00 Break

C. Cities in Italy and Italian territories II:
Crisis and its management, Late Medieval - Early Modern Period

Chair: Costas Gaganakis

15:00 - 15:15 Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, “After crisis, restoring order: punitive rituals in Renaissance Italy”. A brief summary
15:15 - 15:30 Charis Meletiadis, “‘Τοῖς ἐν Παταβίῳ τὰ συνηθείας ποιήσασθαι΄. Urban institutions in crisis and the new science: The case of 17th-century Padua”. A brief summary
15:30 - 15:45 Giorgos Plakotos, “Urban Space, Social Discipline and the Rhetoric of Crisis in Venice, 1450-1516”. A brief summary
15:45 - 16:00 Charalampos Gasparis, “Urban centres in the Venetian dominions in Greek territories (13th-14th c.). Cities in continuous crisis?A brief summary
16:00 - 16:30 Discussion

16:30 - 16:45 Break

D. Narratives and experiences of war,
catastrophe and crisis, France, 15th-18th centuries

Chair: Nikoletta Giantsi

16:45 - 17:00 Sylvain Gouguenheim, “French Towns during the Hundred Years War”. A brief summary
17:00 - 17:15 Denis Crouzet, “When Nostradamus prophesized (1555-1563). Cities in ruins, cities in revolt, cities in crises”. A brief summary
17:15 - 17:30 Costas Gaganakis, “From Sancerre to Paris: Narratives of cities under siege during the French Wars of Religion”. A brief summary
17:30 - 17:45 Philippe Nélidoff, “Royal reforms facing the crisis of French urban institutions, 1690-1789”. A brief summary
17:45 - 18:15 Discussion

18:15 - 18:30 Break

Ε. In the shadow of war and revolution I:
Paris and in light of it
during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Chair: Maria Papathanasiou

18:30 - 19:00 Xenia Marinou, “Resistance, capitulation, revolution. War transformations of Paris from the Franco-Prussian War to the Commune”.
19:00 - 19:15 Μanolis Arkolakis, “Barricades as a repertoire and as collective memory in modern urban space”.
19:15 - 19:30 Loukia Efthymiou, “Paris en guerre: mutations de l’espace urbain au prisme
du genre pendant la Grande Guerre” / “Paris in war: Mutations of urban space during
the Great War
”. A brief summary
19:30 - 19:45 Discussion


F. In the shadow of war and revolution II.
European metropolies in the first half of the 20th century

Chair: Kostas Raptis

9:30 - 9:45 Elli Lemonidou, Transformations of the urban landscape in Paris during the Great War”. A brief summary
9:45 - 10:00 Αthena Syriatou
, “The City in Crisis and the Construction of the People: The London Blitz and the Memory of the Second World War”. A brief summary
10:00 - 10:15 Loukis Chassiotis, “The experience of Revolution in civil war Barcelona,
" From imperial to Red Vienna: The First World War crisis and its aftermath”.A brief summary
10:15 - 10:45 Discussion

10:45 - 11:00 Break

G. Cities in Central and Central-Eastern Europe
(19th-20th centuries)

Chair: Olga Katsiardi-Hering

11:00 - 11:15 Milos Reznik, “Changing threats, changing enemies: Sieges of Thorn/Torun’s from an inside perspective (1806-1814)”.
11:15 - 11:30 Kostas Raptis, “From imperial to Red Vienna: The First World War crisis and its aftermath”.A brief summary
11:30 - 11:45 Annemarie Steidl, “Migration and Refugee ‘Crisis’ in an Historical Context. Patterns of Migration to Vienna from the 19th Century to the Present”. A brief summary
11:45 - 12:15 Discussion

12:15 - 12:30 Break

Η. The Greek case:
Aspects of the 20th and 21st centuries

Chair: Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

12:30 - 12:45 Giannis Giannitsiotis, “Dealing with the crisis of urbanization in Athens and on its outskirts during the 1960s: Neighborhood associations in comparative perspective”.
12:45 - 13:00 Αlexia Sofia Papazafeiropoulou, “Athens and automobility during 1950-1980. The crisis as an ambivalent modernization”. A brief summary
13:00 - 13:15 Giorgos Bozikas, “Consumption and identity in a period of crisis in the city”. A brief summary
13:15 - 13:45 Discussion

13:45 - 14:00 Closing remarks
Maria Papathanasiou

14:00 - 14:15 Conclusions
Antoine Pantelis

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