Forthcoming:

  • Lisa Kosok, Paul van de Laar, Judit Vidiella Pagès, Alina L. Just, Christina Reimann, Aurelio Castro-Varela (Eds.): „Pleasurescapes on the Edge. Performing Modernity on Urban Waterfronts (1880s-1960s)“. Journal of Urban History (JUH), special section. 2022.

Forthcoming

  • 1–4 September 2022: Pleasurescapes-session at the 15th International Conference on Urban History “Cities in Motion” in Antwerp, organized by the European Association for Urban History (EAUH).
  • 7–9 September 2022: HERA closing conference, University of Wrocław.

We would love to hear from you

… if you have a story, picture or a piece to share! We are looking for objects and testimonies connected to our research on public entertainment in the port cities of Hamburg, Rotterdam, Barcelona and Gothenburg and appreciate volunteers‘ contributions.

… if you do research on the history of pleasure culture in port cities and/or industrial cities, particularly in the UK or in East Europe. We would like to learn more about your project!

… if you support our case, have constructive critical remarks or simply would like to find out more on the history of pleasurescapes in European port cities.

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2nd Pleasurescapes-workshop took place in Rotterdam

From 5 – 7 February 2020, the Pleasurescapes-team met at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Museum Rotterdam. We discussed methodological questions and individual researchers presented their case studies. Special highlights were the keynote by Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway (University of Barcelona) and the discussion about mapping strategies with Carola Hein (Delft University). Our pre-conference on February 6th for the Pleasurescapes-session at the EAUH 15th International Conference on Urban History in Antwerp was a big success as well and we thank everyone who contributed with their papers. Looking forward to the further exchange with the new network! Find the programme to the pre-conference here.