City & Society in European History

You are warmly invited to take part in the 10th International Conference on Urban History in Ghent, 1st - 4th September 2010.

The European Association for Urban History (EAUH) was established in 1989 with the support of the European Union. Conferences are organised every two years. These biennial conferences provide a multidisciplinary forum for historians, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, art and architectural historians, economists, ecologists, planners and all others working on different aspects of urban history. This invitation is extended to all scholars who make urban history a distinctive and innovative subject.

The 9th EAUH-conference was held in Lyon (27-30 August 2008).
The 11th EAUH-conference will be hold in Prague (29 August-1 September 2012).


Welcome to Ghent

The city of Ghent combines an impressive past with a vivid present. Known as ‘medieval Manhattan' and an industrial miracle in modern times, Ghent is nowadays an energetic, diverse and fascinating city. It offers its visitors impressive architectural monuments, innumerable cultural activities and an excellent local cuisine. Moreover, Ghent is at the heart of a dense urban network with Bruges, Lille, Antwerp, and Brussels nearby. The city can be easily reached by car and train from Brussels-airport, Lille and Paris-Roissy (France).