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Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Ao longo da história da civilização, as cidades oferecem-nos paradigmas. Elas personificam formas ideais de vida social; surgem como capitais de impérios, mas também como centros de uma identidade nacional, cultural e religiosa; são focos de desenvolvimento económico e político. Todas estas formas se revestem de particular interesse para este congresso. Muitas cidades podem ser consideradas paradigmáticas: Atenas ou Roma, na Antiguidade Clássica; Veneza e Florença, como reflexo das dinâmicas transformações do Renascimento; Londres, Paris e Berlim, como capitais da Modernidade; Nova Iorque, Rio de Janeiro, Tóquio ou Xangai, como epítomes das novas metrópoles em franco crescimento.

 

Announcement

Argument

The Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity (CESIC) (Universitatea din Bucuresti), and the Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade dos Açores) – through the research groups of Antiquity and its Reception, Culture and Literature – Global and Local Contexts, Economies, Agents and Mercantile Cultures and Political and Institutional Configurations, as well as the thematic line of Global Cities – are organizing an international conference with the title: THE PARADIGMATIC CITY: ORIGINS,
AVATARS, FRONTIERS.

This event will take place at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa between 15-17 October, 2015.

Cities offer paradigms within the history of civilization. They embody ideal forms of social life; they serve as imperial capitals as well as centres of national, cultural and religious identity; they are the hubs of economic and political development. We are interested in each of these forms. Many cities may be thought of as paradigmatic: Athens or Rome from the world of Classical Antiquity; Venice and Florence reflecting the dynamic transformations of the Renaissance; London, Paris and Berlin, as the capitals of modernity; New York, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Shanghai as epitomes of the new sprawling metropoles. Of particular interest to this
conference is the role and development of the emergence of ‘new’ Balkan cities in the late 19 century (e.g. Bucharest, “le petit Paris des Balcans”). While Western cities echo their avatars from the Classical and Christian worlds, we should also include those cities from non-European cultures and history: Mecca, Istanbul, Agra, Beijing.

Submission guidelines

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited from scholars and researchers in all the relevant fields: history, literature, architecture and fine arts, philosophy, classical studies, sociology, economics and theology, among others.

Proposals should be submitted by 20 July: SUBMISSION.

Acceptance will be confirmed by 31 July, 2015.

Organizing Committee

  • Alexandra Bacalu
  • Andrei Naie
  • António Martins Gomes
  • Dragos Ivana
  • Dragos Manea
  • Francisco Zamora Rodríguez
  • João de Figueirôa-Rêgo
  • João Teles e Cunha
  • Leonor Santa Bárbara
  • Mihaela Irimia
  • Petruta Naidut
  • Viviana Jacob

Executive Committee

  • António Martins Gomes
  • Francisco Zamora Rodríguez
  • João de Figueirôa-Rêgo
  • João Teles e Cunha
  • Leonor Santa Bárbara
  • Mihaela Irimia

Places

  • Edifício ID, Salas Multiusos 2 e 3 (piso 4) - Av. de Berna, 26. FCSH/NOVA
    Lisbon, Portugal (1069-061)

Date(s)

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

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Keywords

  • global city

Information source

  • Leonor Santa Bárbara
    courriel : paradigmatic [dot] cities [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The Paradigmatic City: Origins, Avatars, Frontiers », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, July 10, 2015, https://calenda.org/334889

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