The Center’s academic activities have diverse formats including research projects grouped around several thematic focuses, conferences and workshops, seminars, teaching, summer schools, lectures, presentations, and round tables. These activities involve researchers working and affiliated with the Center, as well as scholars and experts from different countries and institutions working in fields directly or indirectly related to urban history. These connections and efforts have enabled the Center to develop both as a research institution and as a place for discussion and exchange on research initiatives and results. Reflecting the complexities of urban experiences, our research projects come from several disciplines, including history, sociology, urban studies, history of architecture, visual studies, and digital humanities covering the period from the 19th century until today.