Masterclass Urban Segregation with Carl Nightingale

Tuesday 23 Aug 2022, 13:00 - 16:30
Spoken Language
Polak Building
Campus Woudestein
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Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doc, or young scholar working on a project on urban inequality? Would you like to present your paper to a specialist on segregation, social inequality and racial justice in urban contexts? In that case, we would like to invite you to participate in our master class with Carl Nightingale.

Although Nightingale was trained as an historian, his work is also interesting for researchers from other fields in the social sciences. Carl has an interdisciplinary approach and tries to show how long term developments have impact on current societies.

In his seminal book Segregation: A Global History of Divided cities (2012), Carl Nightingale argues that Western expansion depended on global production of inequality and segregated urban spaces. Inequality and segregation are, therefore, serious challenges since the origin of urban settlements in world history. Nightingale shows that segregation should always be studied in their local and global context. Racial segregation can be traced to a certain point in global history as a product of transnational intellectual networks. The scale and intensity of segregation did not result in similar patterns globally. Local conditions mattered and each case needs to be assessed in its own context.

This masterclass invites PhDs and young scholars to reflect on how patterns of exclusion of all kinds – social, racial, religious, or economic – and of urban segregation do appear in their own work.

Application procedure

To apply for this event, send a 300-word proposal of your project and a one paragraph bio to Burak Fici ( Deadline is 1 August 2022. Participants will be invited to present a 10 minutes pitch on their project during the master class.


13.00    Welcome

13.15    Introduction into urban segregation by Carl Nightingale

14.00    Break

14.15    Presentation of urban research projects by young researchers

16.30    Closing remarks by Carl Nightingale


This event is organized by Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens.

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