(MX) Night Studies Seminar

Mexico City, Mexico – The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Center for Research on North America (CISAN), in collaboration with the Institut de Géoarchitecture (UBo), France, the Institut des Amériques (Brest), France, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (McGill), Canada, are thrilled to announce the launch of a new series of Research Seminaries on Night Studies.

The inaugural session will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM (CDMX), 11:00 AM (Montreal), and 5:00 PM (France). The event will take place both in-person at the CISAN boardroom, 10th floor of the Torre II de Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, and virtually via Zoom. Interested participants can join the Zoom meeting through the link: https://goo.su/OQqqiA.

The first session will feature in-depth discussions on groundbreaking texts in the field of urban night studies. The texts include “THE URBAN NIGHT” by W. Straw (2015), from the publication “Cartographies of Place: Navigating the Urban,” and M. Melbin’s seminal work “NIGHT AS FRONTIER” (1978), published in the American Sociological Review. These discussions aim to illuminate the complexities and nuances of nocturnal urban spaces, exploring the night as a frontier of sociological and cultural inquiry.

Alejandro Mercado Celis, a distinguished academic and the coordinator of the event, will moderate the session, guiding the discourse to uncover new insights and perspectives on the urban night.

This seminar series represents a unique interdisciplinary collaboration across continents, bringing together experts and enthusiasts from sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, and geography. It underscores the commitment of UNAM and its international partners to foster academic exchanges and research on global urban phenomena.

Participants are encouraged to engage in this enriching academic experience, which promises to offer new understandings of the night as a significant, yet often overlooked, aspect of urban life.

About UNAM and CISAN: The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is one of the leading universities in Latin America, renowned for its academic excellence and research. The Center for Research on North America (CISAN) is a pivotal part of UNAM, dedicated to fostering understanding and scholarship on North American issues across a range of disciplines.

Contact Information: For more information about the event and registration details, please visit the UNAM or CISAN websites, or contact the seminar organizers directly through the provided Zoom link.

Join us in exploring the enigmatic world of the urban night – a journey through the heart of cities after dark.

Cite this blog post
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (2024, April 3). (MX) Night Studies Seminar. International Night Studies Network. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/w5na

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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