We at The Metropole eagerly look forward to Thanksgiving break. One of us (who shall remain nameless) really loves cranberry sauce out of a can, stretchy pants, and falling asleep on the couch halfway through the evening festivities. In that spirit, we will be going dark here on the blog next week, but hope you will return to us refreshed and ready for the amazing content we’ll be rolling out the following week.
For those grad students who will finally get a breather over the holiday weekend, consider submitting to the Grad Student Blog Contest–we have extended the deadline until November 26.
Over at the Global Urban History Blog, Urban History Association President Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms urge us to reconsider how we apply the term “suburbs” globally.
2ha Magazine, devoted to interest in suburbs, just put out a new issue that “considers the physical, legal, economic and symbolic borders which bind our everyday definition of suburban life.” James O’Leary (Architect and Lecturer, UCL Bartlett) describes the origins of Belfast’s ‘Peace walls’, Therese Kenna (Lecturer, UCC) discusses the shifting methods of boundary-making since the emergence of the modern suburb, and Walter Greason (Dean of the Honors School, Monmouth University) highlights the conflagration of race, racism, urbanism, and economic development which persists in the United States’ ex-urban edge.
If you’re planning syllabi for next semester, check out the newly-released Routledge Handbook of Planning History edited by UHA Board Member Carola Hein. The texbook “offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in the late 19th century, investigating the history of the discipline, its core writings, key people, institutions, vehicles, education, and practice.”
The nomination period is now open for the Vernacular Architecture Forum’s 2018 Bishir Prize, “awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes.”
And, as always, we end on a humorous note (#TGIF). In my experience, this is as applicable to humanists as to scientists:
— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) November 14, 2017