Spring 2024 History GU4842 section 001

The City & the Archive

Call Number 11588
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Manan Ahmed
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

How to write the city? What is an archive for writing the city? What liminal and marginal perspectives are available for thinking about writing the city? What is the place of the city in the global south in our historical imagination? Our attempt in this seminar is to look at the global south city from the historical and analytical perspectives of those dispossessed and marginal. Instead of ‘grand’ summations about “the Islamic City” or “Global City,” we will work meticulously to observe annotations on power that constructs cities, archives and their afterlives. The emphasis is on the city in South Asia as a particular referent though we will learn to see Cairo, New York, and Istanbul.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 11 students (15 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4842
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20241HIST4842W001