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Apr

14

Thursday

Themes in Technology and Culture: infrastructure and literature in late 19th-early 20th Century Europe

11.00am

Lectures

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Speaker: Dr Frank Schipper

Dr Frank Schipper is a historian at Eindhoven University of Technology and Leiden University, The Netherlands. His research considers the long-term development of infrastructures as a lens on European integration.

In this lecture, he discusses the role of infrastructure in literature and focuses specifically on the role of communication and transport technologies in the late 19th-early 20th century novel.

Building on the work of scholars whose research deals explicitly with connections of Europe-and-infrastructure, Dr Schipper engages with infrastructures as metaphors and offers a pathway into discussing broader issues involved in studying links between technology, culture and identity.

Attendance is free of charge, but booking is essential. Please reserve a place by emailing zinaida.feldman.1@city.ac.uk.

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When & where

11.00amThursday 14th April 2011

C140 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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