ARCH 528 - MIDDLE EASTERN CITIES
Long Title: MIDDLE EASTERN CITIES - SPACE, MODERNITY AND MEMORY (1840-1945)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This seminar engages in debates about urban modernity focusing on three cities Istanbul, Cairo and Beirut. We examine these cities during the period of rapid modernization brought about by the Ottoman reforms of the 1840s and their post-Ottoman period. We will explore innovative methodologies to the study of Mediterranean cities by reflecting on the everyday life, the multiplicity of processes inherent to the shaping of urban space, questions of identities and concepts of citizenry, and the tensions playing out in the making of a modern urban order. Cross-list: HART 528.