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Claims and Contestations in Urban Cultural Heritage : European Perspectives

Revendications et contestations patrimoniales : perspectives européennes

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

This conference aims to explore the tensions, challenges, and alternatives on the one hand between official and legitimate memories and emerging memories in search of legitimization, and on the other hand between scholarly historical memories and lived collective memories. Taking into account the performative character of cultural heritage, the conference seeks to explore the social and political processes that engender heritage, to question how heritage is produced by its stakeholders, and to analyse heritage as a stake in collective action and public policy. We aim to reverse the perspective on cultural heritage and consider it as a topic of debate, controversy, argument, and even conflict - all of which bring heritage into being.

Announcement

Argument

This conference aims to explore the tensions, challenges, and alternatives on the one hand between official and legitimate memories and emerging memories in search of legitimization, and on the other hand between scholarly historical memories and lived collective memories. Taking into account the performative character of cultural heritage, the conference seeks to explore the social and political processes that engender heritage, to question how heritage is produced by its stakeholders, and to analyse heritage as a stake in collective action and public policy. We aim to reverse the perspective on cultural heritage and consider it as a topic of debate, controversy, argument, and even conflict - all of which bring heritage into being. Thereby, we seek to re-examine cultural heritage and its underlying values, representations, and discourses, beyond normative criteria, by taking into account individual and collective producers and users of heritage. Hence, multiple meanings, values and stakes of both the proponents and opponents of heritage objects could be revealed.

Submission guidelines

Proposals must be submitted

before May 31st 2014.

Submission is to be made exclusively to the following address:

patrimoineenconflits@gmail.com

Abstracts, written in French or in English, should not exceed 2000 characters (350 words maximum). They should be submitted along a brief bio- bibliography (name, address, current position and institutional affiliation, research themes and main publications) and a list of keywords (maximum 5).

Proposals, in French or English, can be of two kinds: academic papers related to recent researches or/and “testimonies” based on field experience, heritage production initiatives coming from cultural professionals or NGO representatives. An open panel, at the end of each session of the conference will host these professional testimonies and discuss them with the attendees and the general audience.

Scientific committe

  • Bianca Botea-Coulaud, MCF en anthropologie, Université Lyon 2 Louis Lumière, CREA 
  • Saskia Cousin, MCF en anthropologie, U. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IREST/EIREST, Membre de l'Institut Universitaire de France
  • Alessia De Biase, MA en sciences humaines et sociales, ENSA Paris La Villette, LAVUE
  • Sophie Didier, MCF en géographie, U. Paris 13, LAVUE.
  • Maria Gravari-Barbas, Pr. en géographie, U. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IREST/EIREST, Chaire UNESCO « Culture, Tourisme, Développement »
  • Bernard Haumont, Pr. en sociologie, ENSA Paris Val-de-Seine, LAVUE.
  • Claire Lévy-Vroelant, Pr. en sociologie, U. Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, LAVUE.
  • Anne Raulin, Pr. en sociologie, U. Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, Sophiapol et IIAC
  • Michel Rautenberg, Pr. en sociologie, U. Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, Centre Max Weber.
  • Clémence Scalbert-Yücel, Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics, Université d’Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Ioana Szeman, Senior lecturer en Performance Studies, Université de Roehampton, Londres 
  • Vincent Veschambre, Pr. en sciences humaines et sociales, ENSA Lyon, EVS.

Places

  • 3 quai Panhard et Levassor
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014

Keywords

  • patrimoine, mémoires, conflits, mobilisations

Contact(s)

  • Ioana Iosa
    courriel : ioana_iosa [at] yahoo [dot] fr
  • Grégory Busquet
    courriel : gbusquet [at] u-paris10 [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Ioana Iosa
    courriel : ioana_iosa [at] yahoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Claims and Contestations in Urban Cultural Heritage : European Perspectives », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, https://calenda.org/287203

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