We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 FOOD CULTURE+ARCHITECTURE+DESIGNin Italy program.
The program is open to all majors, and all students, degree-seeking or not.
Food Writing with five senses
Food Systems and Anthropology of food in Italy
Sustainable Architecture in Italy
A description of the program is available at http://www.gustolab.com/spring-program/
If you have any questions, or to request an application, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016, SESAH will return to New Orleans for the first time since 1994. Poised between the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the city’s tricentennial, New Orleans offers a built environment in which the past, present, and future are palpable. Its culturally complex and aesthetically diverse architectural fabric engages, challenges, and charms. The 2016 SESAH conference will invite new perspectives on the architecture of the city, the region, and beyond. Come enjoy the collegiality and conviviality that distinguish SESAH gatherings and explore this one-of-a-kind urban landscape. With addresses by expert speakers, multiple walking and bus tours, and of course great food, it promises to be a good time for all!
Aquarius Redux seeks to revisit, reconsider, reimagine and expand histories of countercultural architecture.
The ambition of the symposium is to begin a wider conversation about developing insightful, innovative histories that broaden the geographies of countercultural spatial production and consider its consequences anew. We hope to move beyond extant readings of psychedelic design, communal dome building and failed utopian dreamers. We also wish to avoid a simple redemption of 1960s and 1970s experimentation and to instead pick up on opportunities for rethinking accounts of countercultural design and its legacies.
There is now a significant body of intellectual history that has recalibrated conventional countercultural tropes, particularly caricatured narratives of hippiedom’s decline and inevitable failure, and its concentration in a limited set of transatlantic locations. More nuanced accounts have traced the continuity of Anglo-American countercultural thinking and practices – discerning their long-term migration into the mainstream – and offered a more expansive mapping. A more ambiguous legacy has been identified; one that sees the counterculture’s cultural, political, technological and aesthetic experimentation as important to contemporary environmentalism, lifestyle branding, business thinking or cyberculture. It has even been proposed that the reinvention of everyday life within countercultural experiments was the pivot in a deep transformation of society and the market economy. A more detailed picture has also emerged of an international, or transnational, counterculture that extended to South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, with distinctive manifestations.
Such scholarship has indicated a more pervasive, though diffuse, influence for the counterculture. It has contributed to deepening and recalibrating collective understandings of the dramatic social, political, economic and cultural shifts centred in the 1960s. Architecture was affected and implicated in those shifts. Recent scholarly work in architecture has begun to similarly theorize the discipline’s relation to the tumult of the period. This symposium hopes to further this work, and with it our understanding of the discipline’s transformations, through expanding extant histories of countercultural architecture.
We welcome contributions seeking to question the historical relationship between countercultural experiments and architecture’s knowledge base, pedagogical structures, technologies, territories, and its representational and practice forms. We are especially interested in tracing the broader geographies and discourses of this activity, given the burgeoning global interest in the history and continuing influence of alternative architectures, such as radical ecological, participatory and activist design practices.
Our aims for the symposium raise wide-ranging questions, including: What were the intersections of architectural and countercultural networks across the globe? How were architecture and the counterculture engaged in refining and popularizing ecological ideals? How did countercultural experiments reconfigure the role of the architect? What alternative set of historical projects, events and figures are brought into focus through an examination of countercultural architecture? How were questions of disciplinary boundaries articulated through countercultural projects? How did countercultural modes of political participation inhabit and transform urban space? What are the connections between countercultural architecture and phenomena such as advocacy planning, the appropriate technology movement, and systems thinking? How might methodological and disciplinary innovations like actor-network theory, Cold War studies, ecofeminism, postcolonialism and queer theory reconfigure narratives about countercultural architecture and its legacies?
Felicity D. Scott
Associate Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Through a U.C. Berkeley Arts Research Center Fellowship (2014) and an Associate Professor Fellowship from the Townsend Center for the Humanities at U.C. Berkeley (2011/12), Castillo has investigated the Bay Area legacy of California counterculture design. His research informed an exhibition in 2014, funded by a U.C. Berkeley Committee on Research Faculty Research Grant, entitled Design Radicals: Creativity and Protest in Wurster Hall, which reviewed “outlaw design” enterprises undertaken by faculty and students in the late-1960s and early-‘70s. For the catalogue of the upcoming Walker Art Center exhibition on counterculture design, Castillo contributed the essay “Counterculture Terroir: California’s Hippie Enterprise Zone,” in Andrew Blauvelt, ed., Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2015). His essay “Hippie Modernism, ca. 1970: How Bay Area Design Radicals Tried to Save the Planet” is slated to appear in Places, the online journal of environmental design (https://placesjournal.org).
Professor of Design, University of California, Davis
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers from architectural historians, theorists, designers and practitioners, as well as those working on the issues identified in the synopsis from other fields, including art, media and politics.
The proposals should be no more than 300 words and be should be submitted to email@example.com no later than November 1st, 2015. Please send the proposal as a PDF file without identifying information and a separate document with your name, title of paper, institutional affiliation and short CV.
The organising committee will invite selected presenters to develop their papers for publication in an edited book or journal special issue.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on November 28th, 2015.
Symposium: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of July, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS for the Richard E. Greenwood Award for younger scholars, to be presented at the VAF-NE Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The Board of the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum invites submissions of abstracts for papers from younger scholars no more than 5 years beyond the terminal degree. Subject matter includes all aspects of vernacular architecture and everyday urban, suburban, and rural landscapes seen through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary methods. We are particularly interested in papers that incorporate field work as a component of the research, that have engaging visual images, and that investigate topics within New England. (Agendas with paper titles from recent Annual Meetings can be found at http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/about/chapters-NE-meetings.html)
Diversity—human, agricultural, industrial, religious, and educational—characterizes North Carolina’s Piedmont region. The legacy of slavery, transformation of the agricultural landscape following the Civil War, industrialization based on tobacco and textiles, a variety of Protestant denominations, African American business leadership, and the development by both races of elementary and higher education have all left their imprint on the landscapes and communities of the region. The theme of the 2016 conference, “From Farm to Factory: Piedmont Stories in Black and White,” will be expressed through tours of plantation housing for blacks and whites; diversified farms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; turn-of-the-20th-century textile and tobacco factories and their associated villages; Quaker communities and churches built by Germans, Scotch-Irish, and African Americans; rural schools and urban universities; rural courthouse and crossroads communities; and urban neighborhoods. With a population that has ranged from 34% to 40% African American since the 1890s and a remarkable number of historic rehabilitation projects, Durham provides a unique opportunity to consider the impacts of a prosperous black middle-class, Jim Crow segregation, the Civil Rights movement, and an impressive number of incredibly successful industrialists on a place that has transformed itself from a city wreathed in cotton lint and the aroma of processed tobacco to today’s “City of Medicine” with an economy based primarily on health care.
VAF’s Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships offer a limited amount of financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers at VAF’s annual conference. Awards are intended to offset travel and registration costs for students, and to attract developing scholars to the organization. Any person presenting a paper who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who has received a degree within one year of the annual conference is eligible to apply. Awards cannot exceed $500. Previous awardees are ineligible, even if their status has changed. Recipients are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops.
To apply, submit with your abstract a one-page attachment with "Simpson Presenter’s Fellowship" at the top and the following information: 1) name, 2) institution or former institution, 3) degree program, 4) date of degree (received or anticipated), 5) mailing address, 6) permanent email address, 7) telephone number, and 8) paper title.
The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 36th Annual Conference in Durham, North Carolina, June 1-4, 2016.
Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all relevant topics are welcome but we encourage papers exploring African-American life, including slavery, the rise of a black middle class, the Civil Rights movement, and the relationship of race and the built environment; the transformation and industrialization of agricultural landscapes; and the architecture of institutions, including churches, schools, and hospitals.
SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT
Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and no more than twenty minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are especially encouraged. Proposals should clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content in fewer than 400 words. Please include the paper title, author’s name, and email address, along with a one-page c.v.. You may include up to two images with your submission. Note that presenters must deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers who do not register for the conference by March 1, 2016, will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not committed to attending the papers session on Saturday, June 4th.
In this panel discussion, Sergei Tochoban and Andrew Zago will discuss the role of the
architectural drawing–both analog and digital–as a tool in the design process and as an object worth collecting and putting on display. Event location is in the Cantor Auditorium at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. The event begins at 5:30pm.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome (ICCROM)
The Smithsonian Institution, USA
In cooperation with
Prince Claus Fund, Cultural Emergency Response Programme (CER)
#Culturecannotwait: Many different types of professionals respond to an unfolding crisis. This course provides strategies for interlocking culture specialists with humanitarian specialists during an emergency situation and aims to unify these sometimes conflicting perspectives. The course imparts practical skills and knowledge for taking simple measures to secure and stabilize endangered cultural heritage during a complex emergency situation, which in turn can become a driver for peace and holistic development. The recovery and stabilization of such cultural material can be a strategy that allows people to cope in a crisis.
After four international, and more than nine regional and national editions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) will now be hosted for the first time in Washington DC, USA, by the Smithsonian Institution, in early summer 2016. The course content will be enriched through case examples on safeguarding cultural heritage in the aftermath of national disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and, most recently, Hurricane Sandy.
For more information, please refer to the following:
Full announcement of 2016 FAC
Course Framework Document (6 pages)
Infographic on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
Video of final 2015 simulation exercise (05:25)
The course application can be found here.
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, 9 November 2015.
A presentation by Peter Jaszi, Lead Principal Investigator of CAA’s Fair Use Project
Monday, November 9, 2015
Columbia College Chicago
The College Art Association, in conjunction with the Business & Entrepreneurship Department and Art & Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago, are proud to announce that Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University and co-facilitator of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, will be speaking about the code, and answering questions on Monday, November 9th at Columbia College Chicago.
The Code of Best Practices http://www.collegeart.org/fair-use/best-practices provides visual-arts professionals with a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials. It describes how fair use can be invoked and implemented when using copyrighted materials in scholarship, teaching, museums, archives, and in the creation of art.
A reception will be held after the event in the adjacent Hokin Gallery, where an exhibition of interdisciplinary work from BA & BFA Students from across the country juried by Buzz Spector, organized by the Art & Art History Department and mounted by the Gallery Management Practicum is ongoing.
Attendance is free and open to the public; this un-ticketed event will be held in a space limited to 160 attendees. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is made possible by the College Art Association with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Location: Columbia College Chicago
HAUS / Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Excellence
623 S. Wabash Ave. First Floor – Chicago, IL
More Information about Code of Best Practices
Radboud University Nijmegen, June 16 - 17, 2016
Deadline: Dec 1, 2015
Daniëlle Slootjes (Department of History, Radboud University Nijmegen) Mariëtte Verhoeven (Department of Art History, Radboud University
In recent decades many new studies on the Byzantine world have appeared that have offered us new perspectives on existing views of the Byzantine Empire. For instance, Judith Herrin in Byzantium. The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (2009) and Margins and Metropolis (2013) made an appeal for Byzantium to be saved from its negative stereotype of an autocratic, completely ritualized and almost fossilized empire. Averil Cameron has demonstrated in her recent Byzantine Matters (2014) that – although we have made progress in the past few decades – Byzantine Studies is still left with many questions on issues such as Byzantine identity, the Hellenistic influence or our understanding of religious practices and orthodoxy in the Byzantine world.
However, whereas both Herrin and Cameron encourage Byzantine scholars to continue to deal with these issues, to take up new avenues and to unite the various disciplines that work on the Byzantine field, Norman Davies in his Vanished Kingdoms (2011) has been more pessimistic. In his discussion of the rise and fall of various kingdoms in Europe he offered his readers a gloomy view on our possibilities of understanding Byzantium. In fact, in the chapter on Byzantium he concluded that “describing or summarizing Europe’s greatest ‘vanished kingdom’ is almost too much to contemplate. The story is too long, too rich and too complex” (p. 322).
This rather negative point of view of being overwhelmed by Byzantium’s complexities almost seems to suggest that we should refrain ourselves from attempting to analyze Byzantium and its history. Our conference likes to object to this suggestion as it will take up the challenge of demonstrating that Byzantine Studies is far from dead. We want to show how the diversities and complexities have made Byzantium into a fascinating world worth of our attention, encouraged by the studies of Herrin and Cameron. We are very pleased to announce that Averil Cameron will give the key note lecture of the conference.
We would like to bring together both junior and senior scholars from various disciplines such as Byzantine history, art history, literature and archaeology in our attempt to unlock the importance of the Byzantine world for our current generations.
We welcome proposals for papers on the following two themes:
1) Byzantium as a key player in the relationship between East and West, A.D. 330 -1453 Byzantium can be seen as a leading catalyst in the political, cultural, economic and religious exchange between East and West, to be detected in the relationship both between Byzantium and Latin Western Europe and Byzantium and the Islamic world.
Keywords: contacts, interchange, imitation, competition, confrontations
We especially welcome the papers on this theme to include analyses on
(a) Agents of exchange such as rulers, bishops, popes, diplomats, pilgrims, writers or artists
(b) Objects of transcultural encounter and transfer such as,
(religious) monuments, texts (hagiography, historiography, liturgical texts, travel accounts) decorations, liturgical objects, relics or diplomatic gifts.
These agents and objects can be regarded as part of the larger historical context within which Europe took shape in the Middle Ages and beyond.
2) The position of Byzantine heritage, 7th Century - present day The definite end of the Byzantine Empire is marked by the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453. Through its history, however, the dimension and identity of the Empire was not one identical continuum. In different phases of development (Arab conquests, iconoclasm, Crusaders period) Byzantine monuments and artefacts were appropriated or under threat, a phenomenon that continued after the Ottoman conquest.
Keywords: appropriation, transformation, identity, continuity, rupture.
We especially welcome the papers on this theme to include analyses on:
(a) Appropriation and transformation of Byzantine heritage (objects, monuments, cities)
(b) Display of Byzantine heritage in museum collections
(c) Preservation and restoration of Byzantine heritage
(d) Byzantine heritage under threat
Abstracts, no more than 400 words, can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before the 1st of December, 2015.
Receipt Deadline February 17, 2016 for Projects Beginning August 2016 Brief Summary
In recent years, research published by Humanities Indicators
, among others, has revealed that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions—both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track professor positions at colleges and universities. The increasing shortage of such positions has changed students’ expected career outcomes. NEH therefore hopes to assist universities in devising a new model of doctoral education, which can both transform the understanding of what it means to be a humanities scholar and promote the integration of the humanities in the public sphere.
Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants support universities in preparing to institute wide-ranging changes in humanities doctoral programs. Humanities knowledge and methods can make an even more substantial impact on society if students are able to translate what they learn in doctoral programs into a multitude of careers. Next Generation PhD Planning Grants are designed to bring together various important constituencies to discuss and strategize, and then to produce plans that will transform scholarly preparation in the humanities at the doctoral level. Students will be prepared to undertake various kinds of careers, and humanities PhD programs will increase their relevance for the twenty-first century. Grantee institutions must provide funds (either their own funds or funds raised from nonfederal third parties) equal to the grant funds released by NEH.
Information about Next Generation Humanities PhD Implementation Grants is available here
Animal, mineral, vegetable? For Plato, the answer to such a question lay in the relative beauty of organisms that were divided by their chemical constitution and their notable lack of a spiritual soul. In classic philosophy, definitions across these three kingdoms were often vigorously contested: Aquinas classified plants as being created solely for the consumption of animals while in the Great Chain of Being (scala naturae), Aristotle defined human beings as rational animals who existed in a different moral realm than their lower counterparts. Even in the contemporary sphere, the underground notion of theorizing the animal extends from Stanley Cavell, Jacques Derrida, Emannuel Levinas, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Slavoj Zizek to current scholars like Brian Massumi and Cary Wolfe.
The animal condition in its disciplinary iterations returns to the question of life, whether an object should be considered inanimate or animate. Even the muteness of substances such as stone possesses its own internal dynamism, unknown to the human eye. Beyond metaphysics, animality provokes issues of identity and difference linked to discourses surrounding colonialism, race, and sexuality. Across empires controlled by Western nations, the subjugation of slaves and women has long been coupled with the “animalization” of human beings and points to the animal condition as one of hierarchical economy and coercive power.
Alongside the animal condition, biological models of architecture have drawn upon the mineral and vegetable worlds to provide inspiration for industrial design and architectural buildings – to name a few, Owen Jones’s botanical prints, Victor Ruprich Robert’s Flore ornamentale (1866-76) on the decorative arts, Claude Bragdon’s projective arabesques, and Karl Blossfeldt’s Urformen der Kunst. Organic architecture, despite its sometimes eccentric origins, has been radically reinvented since the days of modernists Hans Scharoun and Eero Saarinen. Design computation and digital fabrication have pushed these metaphors to new heights, creating sinuous forms through material properties.
As artist Jim Dine states, “I trust objects so much. I trust disparate elements going together.” For this thematic issue, we invite contributions that examine new definitions of the animal, mineral, or vegetable in light of architectural history/theory, art history, literature, history, and philosophy, including but not limited to the following topics: animal studies, animality and race/sexuality, anthropomorphism, artistic collections that deal with animals/minerals/plants, biological models and architecture, contemporary art and the bestiary, discourse of species, labor and slavery, natural history and museum design, historical models of organicism, and posthumanism.
Architectural Theory Review, founded at the University of Sydney in 1996 and now in its twentieth year, is the pre-eminent journal of architectural theory in the Australasian region. Published by Routledge in print and online, the journal is an international forum for generating, exchanging, and reflecting on theory in and of architecture. All texts are subject to a rigorous process of blind peer review.
Enquiries about this special issue theme, and possible papers, are welcome, please email the editor, Jennifer Ferng at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is Wednesday, 31 December 2015. Please submit manuscripts via the journal’s online submission system. When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are applying for this special issue, for example: vol. 21.1 – Animal, Mineral, Vegetable.
Manuscript submission guidelines can be found on the Architectural Theory Review website.
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection). Special grants are awarded in several areas. The Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic.
This year's national preservation conference, PastForward, TrustLive presentations will focus on urban strategies including Main Street approaches to saving historic places, federal innovation and excellence in historic preservation, and telling a more inclusive story of preservation by featuring multiple voices and experiences. Finally, we will launch a rich and engaging discussion about the future as we approach the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design from the period 1885-1945. The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the countries most extensively represented. There are also smaller but significant collections of materials from a number of other countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union and Hungary. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.
Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the Wolfsonian’s collection.
The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2016-2017 academic year.
For information, please contact:
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Miami Beach, FL 33139
Modernism in New England
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
A symposium funded by the Barra Foundation and co-sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and Historic Deerfield, Inc.
The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures doctoral program is now accepting applications! A collaborative effort between the school of Architecture at Milwaukee and the Department of Art History at Madison, BLC is a leader in innovative field-based learning. We pride ourselves on our classes getting students in the field as they expand their methods and hone their research interests. We offer innovative field schools and methods courses and take advantage of the strengths of both of our campuses.
BLC PhD Students
• Attain skills to explore buildings, landscapes, and cultures as process, lived, and representation
• Utilize a range of methods including formal analysis of architecture, fieldwork and documentation, archival research, oral history
• Develop multiple forms of literacy such as spatial/architectural, landscape, cultural and visual literacy
Applicants may apply to UW-Madison’s Department of Art History (PhD Art History) or UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning (PhD in Architecture).
For more about the program and how to apply, visit blcprogram.weebly.com
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Docomomo US is pleased to announce registration for this educational travel tour of modern architecture in Havana, Cuba. Guests will experience the rich architectural past of this long elusive Caribbean island located just 90 miles south of U.S. soil. Modern Cuba offers a unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public.
Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage
March 31 – April 4, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
Call for Papers deadline: 20 November.
In the context of rapid cultural and economic globalisation, over half of the World’s population now live in urban areas. This dramatic expansion poses many challenges to a city’s character and identity, shifting the way in which cities preserve, present and promote their pasts and traditions against fierce and competitive demands for space.
Urban heritage, as the valued tangible and intangible legacies of the past, would appear to be an increasingly important asset for communities and governments alike, allowing cities to mark their distinctiveness, attract tourists and inward investment and, retain a historical narrative that feeds into the quality of life. At the same time, new heritage – the heritage of the future – is being created in cities and towns across the globe from ‘starchitecture’ and the creation of new iconic structures, to communities that are protecting and nurturing buildings and practices that have meaning and value to them. In this context we ask: What will future residents and tourists inherit from their towns and cities?
This conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and seeks to bring together researchers, policy makers and academics from a wide range of disciplines and fields including: anthropology, architecture, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, cultural studies, design, ethnology and folklore, economics, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, museum studies, philosophy, political science, sociology, tourism studies, urban history and urban/spatial planning.
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
Innovative modalities of protection and planning urban heritage
Community approaches to and uses of, urban heritage
City based tourism and visitor economies of urban heritage
Urban heritage as a form of social resistance
Heritage as city memory
Cosmopolitan urban heritage and re-creating identities
Global and mega-city competition through heritage
Revitalising the city through heritage
Sub-urban and sub-altern heritage
Urban spaces, traditions and intangible heritage
Further information and full Call for Papers can be found on the website
Please submit a 300 word abstract by 20 November Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.ukFull details: www.inheritingthecity.wordpress.com