ToRS Urban Studies

ToRS presents current research within urban studies

Urbanisation, urban culture and the city are central themes within the research conducted by a number of scholars at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS). In this seminar, the department will present an outlook on some of the varied and current research within the fields of urbanity conducted at the department. The seminar includes 5 short presentations by researchers from the department, a short presentation of the 2015 summer school, a discussion and drinks. 

The seminar is open to everyone. 


14:00 Welcome by Jørgen Delman (Professor)

14:05 Presentations:

Moritz Kinzel (Conservation Architect): ‘Reconstructing Qatar’s Urban Past’

Anna Razeto (Academic Officer): ‘Imperial Structures and Urban Forms’

Manpreet Kaur Janeja (Assistant Professor), Maansi Parpiani (PhD Candidate) & Emilija Zabiliute (PhD Candidate): ‘Three Approaches to Indian Urbanisms’

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (PhD Candidate): ‘Failed Innovations and Ghost City Exploration’

Jørgen Delman (Professor): ‘China’s Urbanization and Sustainable City Governance’

15:00 Break

15:15 TORS Urban Studies strategy and presenting the 2015 summer school in ‘Urban Culture in Theory and Action’ by Rasmus Chr. Elling (Assistant Professor)

15:30 Discussion

16:00 Drinks

With approximately 100 affiliated researchers, Urban Culture Lab's aim is to bring together scholars of cities and urbanity, and call attention to the Faculty's varied research and teaching within the realm of urban culture.