2007 ORIAS Summer Teacher's Institute
July 9th to July 13th, 2007
University of California, Berkeley

9:00AM to 4:00PM
2223 Fulton Street
U. C. Berkeley

ORIAS Contact:
Michele Delattre 
U. C. Berkeley 
2223 Fulton Street
Room 338 #2324 
Berkeley CA 94720-2324

510.643.0868 |

This year, for the first time in human history, more than half the earth's population is expected to be living in urban areas. Join area scholars and educators in a week-long exploration of cities in world history. What induced ancient populations to urbanize? How did the rise of cities shape the idea of citizenship? What can a comparative study of architecture and urban planning teach world historians about the lives of city dwellers? What influence has urbanization had on the arts? How will the world cope with the surge in slum dwelling? Where do we look for idealized visions of the future metropolis?

The institute combines lectures, discussion, resource review and curriculum development. Materials and refreshments provided.

  • Free and open to all educators. Registration required.
  • Enrollment is limited to forty.
  • Scholarships available for 2 professional level development credits.
  • The Institute meets from 9:00AM to 4:00PM daily.
  Sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), Center for Korean Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute of European Studies. University funding is provided by Title VI grants from the United States Department of Education.

Co-sponsored by Bay Area Global Education Program (BAGEP) at the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the The Korea Foundation.