Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network

Monday, June 18, 2012

We at the Atlas of Suburbanisms are happy to see the conversation regarding suburbanization continue to grow; and linkages being created among research projects and scholars. A valuable resource in this regard is the recently launched Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (IRN). It is collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (U.K.), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (U.S.A.), Griffith (Australia) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The Cultures of the Suburbs IRN aims to further the scholarly, professional and public understanding of the cultures of the modern (post-1900) suburbs through international and interdisciplinary research. Launched in 2011, the project’s interests are transhistorical, international and cross-disciplinary. The Network facilitates research, organises events and conferences and fosters collaboration between scholars, community groups, professionals and other interested parties. Notably, their mission is focussed on weaving interdisciplinary research so as to “seek a deeper understanding of suburban life than that which any one of these single disciplines can provide”.

With a bevy of linked resources, a database of scholars investigating suburbanisms, and plenty more content to come, the Cultures of the Suburbs website is a valuable resource for scholarly research.

Check out the website: Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network