Medieval European city with blue sky

The UrbRel research group has organised two lecture series for (graduate) students and everybody interested in our work. In winter 2020-21, Elisa Iori and Emiliano Urciuoli brought togehter a broad range of contributions on the interconnections of religion and urbanity in the Mediterranean, Northern European, North American, and Asian cities from the emergence of urbanism to the present.

In winter 2021-22, Susanne Rau with Katalin Szende and Zoe Opacic collected case studies around the question whether the governance and autonomy of medieval cities and the participation of their citizens in managing communal affairs can be regarded a laboratory of democracy or yet another form of the rule of the privileged. The videos of both lecture series are available online.