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2014 Rethinking the Rural-Urban Divide In the Modern West

An Interdisciplinary Conference
Urban Rural


April 4, 2014 - 12:00pm to April 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

For nearly two centuries, the rural-urban divide has served as one of the great dichotomies in both the conceptual and organizational structuring of the United States; and perhaps in no region more than the American West. This conference seeks to complicate such characterizations in the modern West and explore the increasingly porous nature of the rural-urban divide in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Moreover, the event promises to offer an important intellectual bridge between urban and rural scholars within the West, aiming to advance an interdisciplinary discussion on the interconnected relationship between the region’s cities and its countryside.

Interested attendees must register online to observe the conference.


Phone: (650) 721-1588