The Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana (AISU) organices  every two years a congress about urban history, where experts talk about, among other things, the representation of the city. 

The current edition will take place in Bologna, in September, 11th to 14th. The motto is The Global city. The urban condition as a pervasive phenomenon and a great number of sessions are defined (see here).

The call for papers has been extended until February, 10th.