It was in this climate that ashgate publishing commissioned a new monograph series historical urban studies under the editorship of richard rodger editor of urban history and jean luc pinol the leading french urban historian and a key figure in the european association of urban historians eauh the aim of the series was and is to be comparative over both time and space drawing on . This series showcases original and exciting new work in urban history it publishes books that challenge existing assumptions about the history of cities apply new theoretical frames to the urban past and open up new avenues of historical enquiry the scope of the series is global and it covers all time periods from the ancient to the modern worlds. Shane ewen what is urban history cambridge polity press 2016 173 pp marzo 2017. Historical studies of urban america focuses on north american cities and metropolitan areas as centers of historical change series titles are concerned with cities as places that influence spatial relations politics economic development social processes and cultural transformations and are in turn shaped by these forces. Our fourth paper in this series comes from professor laura vaughan and dr sam griffiths who will be discussing their recent publication in urban historythis talk shows how the theory and methods of space syntax can help historians find new ways of using maps and town plans as sources in urban social history see griffiths vaughan 2020
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