On the 12th of February, the next Werkgroep Stedengeschiedenis will delve into the topic of national and urban identities. Enno Maessen will share his insights on the socio-cultural and physical transformations of Istanbul's Beyoğlu district during the postwar period, and how these have resulted in discursive over-determinations of the area’s identities and associations. Focusing on the nineteenth century, Tymen Peverelli will give a talk on how intellectual elites in the Low Countries turned to the history of the their hometowns to construct a suitable historical narrative. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. The event will take place from 13:00 to 16:30 at Utrecht University.