All posts tagged: Urban history

Paul Mason envisages a postcapitalist Amsterdam

We project our ideals, generally, on blank sheets of paper. But what if my own projection – of a postcapitalist economy within 50 years – had to be projected on the first ever urban capitalist economy: the city of Amsterdam. I mean the 250-500 year old brick built environment of canal houses, canals, bridges, pavements, […]

Re-evaluating the place of the city in history

At the end of March around 90 academics gathered at the architecturally fascinating Robinson College in Cambridge for the annual meeting of the Urban History Group. Dr Tom Hulme, early career lecturer in urban history at the Institute of Historical Research, came away feeling confident that there is still a place for urban history, but […]