CityIndustries is an international research network ––
it gathers scholars from various countries and disciplines, such as Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Political Sciences and Urban Planning.


Main Event: Call for Papers & Symposium: Urban-Industrial Entanglements in Crisis

22. 02. 2023 | 00:00 - 24. 02. 2023 | 00:00
European Humanities University, Vilnius
The Symposium is a context to reflect on and discuss urban-industrial entanglements in the course of the current European energy crisis. It is also an occasion to look at fragilities and moments of relations between ‘urban’ and ‘industrial’ in a wider geography.


Online dialogue with Prof. Laura Watts (University of Edinburgh): Energy at the End of the World

17. 11. 2022 | 16:00 - 17. 11. 2022 | 17:30
In this ETROD session Prof. Laura Watts will share insights from her long-term ethnographic engagement with the making of local energy futures, from marine energy to hydrogen fuel, on the islands of Orkney, off the northern coast of Scotland.


Online Dialogue with Dr. Beril Ocaklı (ZOiS Berlin): Situating extractivism in post-Soviet geographies. The un/making of Kyrgyzstan’s gold rush

29. 09. 2022 | 16:00 - 29. 09. 2022 | 17:45
In this session of the ETROD (Extractivism and Transition Research Online Dialogues) series, Beril Ocaklı will take the audience for a deep dive into extractivism and linked socionatural struggles in post-Soviet geographies.


Social Archaeology of an Imperial Shatter Zone

The project focuses on the relationship between material culture, landscape and human behavior, exemplified through infrastructure. By analyzing technological evolution and devolution through shocks, seismic shifts, debris, fall-backs, and involution, this ethnography explicitly gives the materiality of technological transitions a central stage.


Call for Papers: EWIS Workshop

Conntested Connections: Infrastructures, Capitalism and Geopolitics
Deadline: 13 January 2020 –– Taking the politics of infrastructures as a starting point to examine the construction of material and virtual infrastructures as ‘sites’ of geopolitical contestations.


Call for Papers: International Conference: Futures in the History of Deindustrialisation, Bologna, October 13-15, 2022

If you are interested, please submit an abstract (max. 500 words) and a short biographical note. Please send your proposal to:
The deadline for abstract is April 4, 2022. The deadline for full papers (in English,
approximately 5000 words) is September 15, 2022.


Research Project: Port Infrastructures, International Politics, And Everyday Life in The Horn of Africa

This projects examines transregional relationships between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Golf in the context of port infrastructures and transport corridors. It aims to build and strengthen long-lasting academic relationships between Europe, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.