Another conference that I’m missing…

Even though I don’t speak German, I’m kicking myself for not finding out about this conference sooner. Thanks to Matteo Stefanelli on the Comix Scholars Discussion List for bringing it up though… as with all the others, maybe I’ll make it next year.

Comic und Stadt (Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture and Sequence) 7-9 June 2007, Berlin, Germany.

Instead I’m going to Paris for the weekend, and I’m hoping not to be as sick as last time.


  1. Hi James, first of all let me apologize for my bad English.
    That said, I would also kick myself for not discovering earlier your interesting project and blog.
    I graduated more than ten years ago in Architecture in Venice (Italy) with a dissertation about City and Comics, just like the Berlin conference. Quite funnily, my premises and half the comics analyzed were the same.
    I couldn’t go to Berlin last week because those same days (another coincidence) I’d been invited as spokeman to another conference on a similar topic held in Rome at the University “La Sapienza”.
    Third coincidence was my decision, last year, to publish a book based on my old dissertation thesis just for my own sake before even knowing about those two conferences!
    You can find more information about my book and some (I hope) interesting links in my web page here:
    Unfortunately that small page is in Italian. As I alredy told you I’m not too confident with written English.
    I would gladly send you a copy of my book (even if it’s on a slightly different topic), but it’s out of print and there are no copies left. Moreover it would be in Italian too.
    Anyway, if you think it could be useful for you, I can try to do a bit of translation (time permitting, of course).
    Just let me know, ok?
    Now I’m in a hurry. “See” you soon.


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    "no words no action" was an experiment in academic blogging. The blog recorded the progress of reading, research and investigations that lead to a Masters in Architecture dissertation at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2007. You can find out more about the author's interest in blogging here.

    To find out more about the thesis, download the original dissertation proposal (pdf format) from February 2007 or the semi-formal first chapter (pdf format) from April 2007.

    Further research projects are in the works, and their dependence on human interaction and networking suggests more blogging will be inevitable when the time comes.


    At the time that this blog was created, James Benedict Brown was a fifth year Masters of Architecture student at the University of Sheffield. James' personal blog is here.

    James graduated in 2008 and now lives and works in Glasgow.


    This project was supervised by Renata Tyszczuk at the University of Sheffield


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    I've managed to miss almost half a dozen compelling conferences around the world so far this year, simply because I have no (more) money to travel and no time to escape my studies in Strasbourg and Sheffield. However, if I had a magic plane ticket and plenty of time, here's my selection of essential conferences to attend. Hopefully I'll be there for more of them next year... click here for the diary (updated every time I miss another one).

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