Urban Space in Historical Geography: Collective Perception and Territoriality, Eichstätt, 16.03.2020 – 18.03.2020

The conference intends to focus on the concept of urban space as a result of man’s action on the territory through time. The theme of the city as a collective space, a place of political tensions and cultural ferment, opens up to multiple points of investigation. The intention is to consider the city as the interpretative key to the historical, social and economic evolution of the territory. The Conference will beginn with the opening lecture of Prof. Daniela Dueck and will continue the day after with two panels: the first is dedicated to the urban space in the Geography of Strabo, the second to the perception of space and territoriality in antiquity. During the last day three lectures are foreseen, which will broaden the theme of the conference by addressing the topic of urban space in modern times.


16 March
Opening of the Conference
17.00-17.30 Welcome: Michael Rathmann (University of Eichstätt) – Mariachiara Angelucci (AvH –University of Eichstätt)
17.30-18.30 Keynote speaker: Daniela Dueck (University of Bar-Ila) – Pictorial Space and Verbal Landscaping in Strabo – Beyond Urban Territoriality

19.30 Dinner

17 March
9.00-9.15 Wolfang Thiel, Head of Research Service Center of the University of Eichstätt
Panel I Strabo and the Urban Space
Chair: Anca Dan (ENS, Paris)
9.15-10.00 Mariachiara Angelucci (AvH – University of Eichstätt) – Key Stages in Urban Settlements: Birth and Death of Cities in Strabo’s Geography
10.00-10.45 Alexandra Trachsel (University of Hamburg) – Urban Spaces from Myths to Villages: Comparing Strabo’s Account on Thebes and Troy

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

Chair: Veronica Bucciantini (University of Florence)
10.45-11.30 Encarnación Castro-Páez (University of Malaga) – Δυναμέναι καὶ ὀνομαστοτάται
πόλεις. Définir les villes dans le Livre III de Strabon
11.30-12.15 Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti (University of Malaga) – Etnia y ciudad en la geografía antigua

12.30-14.30 Lunch

Panel II Perception of Space and Territoriality in Antiquity
Chair: Frank Daubner (University of Trier)
14.30-15.15 Anca Dan (ENS, Paris) – Polis Hellenis: a Key-Notion for the Definitions of Ancient Hellenism
15.15-16.00 Serena Bianchetti (University of Florence) – Die Rolle der städtischen Zentren in der alexandrinischen Karte
16.00-16.45 Monika Schuol (University of Eichstätt) – Von der Herrscherresidenz in die Provinz: Konstruktionen städtischer Räume auf der Tabula Peutingeriana

16.45-17.15 Coffee break

Chair: Bardo Gauly (University of Eichstätt)
17.15-18.00 Ekaterina Ilyushechkina (RSUH/RANEPA, Moscow) – Space of Archaic Rome in the Geography of Gaius Iulius Solinus
18.00-18.45 Javier Francisco Gómez Espelosín (University of Alcalá de Henares) – The Lost Urban Topographies in the Historians of Alexander the Great.

19.30 Dinner

18 March
Panel III Urban Space in Ancient and Modern Times
Chair: Ekaterina Ilyushechkina (RSUH/RANEPA, Moscow)
9.00-9.45 Anna Ginestí Rosell (University of Eichstätt) – Stadt vs. Land im Erotikos von Plutarch
9.45-10.30 Irene Madreiter (University of Innsbruck) – The City as Female Body: Feminizations of Urban Space in Ancient Visual and Textual Media

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

Chair: Mariachiara Angelucci (AvH – University of Eichstätt)
10.45-11.30 Fabio Minazzi (University of Insubria) – The City as an Ideal Principle of History According to Carlo Cattaneo
11.30-12.15 Giuseppe Muti (University of Insubria) – Commerce, tourisme et industrie: la territorialisation contestée de la ville de Côme
12.15-13.00 Anke Breitung (University of Eichstätt) – Atmospheres, Situations, Feelings – Re/Thinking Urban Space from a Neo-Phenomenological Perspective
13.00 Mariachiara Angelucci (University of Eichstätt): Conclusions

Scientific Director: Mariachiara Angelucci (AvH – University of Eichstätt)