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Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes

Research Group

Main organisation:Research Council
Lifecycle:25 May 2005  →  Today
Organisation profile:

Urban history is a broad and dynamic research area in which scholars from very diverse disciplines can encounter and inspire one another. At the same time, it is an area of research that can be explored and implemented in many different ways. In HOST the focus lies with cities in the early modern period and long nineteenth century, with special attention for the role of cities as catalysts for processes of economic innovation, social exclusion/integration, and political-institutional change.

Keywords:Families, Artisans, Housing, Neighbourhoods, Migration, Social Mobility, Poverty and social policy, Craft Guilds, Labour History, Social Networks, Conflicts, Social Groups, Urban History, Social Inequality, Crime History, Policing