• Graz

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Territorial Turn!

    Towards just, ecological and collaborative urbanism

    Join us for the International Symposium Territorial Turn! held by the Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz, and elaborate together with our our keynote speakers and presenters on changes, values and framework conditions of urbanism. The discussion on theoretical concepts and ideas, as well as pioneering practical urban design propositions will contribute to actively think, plan, design, and implement an ecological and equitable urban future on a territorial scale.

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  • Sankelmark

    Summer School - Geography

    Rural Futures

    Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

    The interdisciplinary summer school on “Rural Futures” is dedicated to current developments in European rural areas and wants to illuminate them from within. International scholars from various disciplines as well as practitioners and activists are invited to apply for participation. We want to discuss new perspectives and approaches to the question what ruralities are and what they should become in the future.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Special issue on Cinema, Architecture and Urban Space in the Balkans

    The special issue is intended to discuss Balkan urban space and architecture through a cinematic perspective, and further explore elements linking urban studies with film studies. We are particularly interested in contributions discussing fiction films or documentaries focused on specific urban spaces of the Balkans, significant constructions, major cities or lesser-known towns and villages. We are also interested in itinerary films that map the peninsula through their passage from different built environments.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Housing co-creation for tomorrow’s cities

    RE-DWELL Conference 2022

    Responses to different crises allow us to rethink housing conceptions and identify initiatives, policies and patterns that can make a difference for the future. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed critical failures of current housing systems and the changing nature of our understanding of housing challenges. Initiatives and collaborations with a transformative potential have emerged or have been reinforced in that context. Moreover, transformations of conceptions, of policy agendas and of professional practices have been steered since a longer time by the recognition of the affordability crisis and of climate change as major challenges for the housing sector. The conference will focus on present or past collaborative initiatives that bring together local actors, from institutions to the third and private sector, regional and central governments, technicians, residents and sometimes academia. We will discuss the potential of such multi-actor processes and of co-creation to adapt the ways we conceive, build and manage housing to present and future challenges that cities face.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Africa

    The Becoming of the Congo: Collaborating, Imagining, Changing

    This new edition of the Congo Research Network (CRN) international and transdisciplinar Congress focuses on the concept of becoming: the becoming of research on/around the Congo (new paths and new links between knowledge andepistemologies, new means of communication (ICTs, new media, videos) and agents - academics,artists, writers, cultural actors, journalists and bloggers, activists and others); the becoming of Congolese culture (new places of creation and exhibition, new ways ofsharing/transmitting knowledge and cultural practices); the becoming of the country and the dynamics of mobility and stability not only in Congo, but also in Africa and the world (anthropological, climatic, epistemic, social, health and economic changes); the becoming of politics, between trauma, memory and resilience.

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  • Ahmedabad

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Traditional Water Systems of India

    A Heritage For The Future

    In the global context of climate change and particularly water scarcity the traditional water heritage of India is more relevant than ever. With that background this seminar focuses on thematic area of traditional water systems in semi-arid zones of India.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Modern

    People and Cultures of the World

    The first edition of the International Conference Peoples and Cultures of the World, organized in 2019, was an important opportunity to focus on conceptual definitions and critical aspects concerning identity formations. In this second edition, we want to deepen our previous reflection and consider new topics. For example, is it still possible today to speak of cultures that are somehow homogeneous and spatially circumscribed? Or, instead, is it more appropriate to overturn these assumptions and overall deconstruct the concepts of culture and space? How is it possible to study various cultural dynamics in a world where Identity and Otherness are not only organized in terms of generalized proximity or distance, but also according to overlapping global and local forms? To this respect, what is the position of social scientists regarding individual, subjective and processual experiences? To what extent do “subjective” or “objective” approaches contribute to the result of the research and to the formalization of the process?

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  • Call for papers - History

    Imaging North-Eastern Europe: Baltic and Scandinavian states in the eyes of local, regional, and global observers

    The image of North-Eastern Europe appears composite and complex. While its geographical conglomeration is cut across by the Baltic Sea, it is not a coherent area at a cultural and political level. Far from attempting to see homogeneous regions where there are none, the transnational interactions and mobility across the Baltic Sea in the last centuries are, besides historical realities, central nodes around whom regional linkages of solidarity and mutual understanding have been imagined. These constructions show that imagination operates also for linking distant spaces and uneven realities. Our aim is to investigate the birth, transformation, international success or lack of success as well as conflicts concerning the multiple imaginaries of North-East Europe, intended as the space which includes all the Baltic riparian states, plus Norway and Belarus, from a historical perspective, with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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  • Delhi

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Post-Doctoral Research position at the Centre for social sciences and humanities (CSH - UMIFRE)

    The Centre for social sciences and humanities (CSH) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral research position in social sciences. Reputed multidisciplinary research centre in social sciences on South Asia, the CSH is engaged in research in all disciplines of the social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, urban studies, etc.).

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  • Call for papers - History

    Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South

    Airplanes and civil aviation have played a central role in the economics, politics, and cultures of the twentieth century. This workshop seeks to bring together new perspectives to explore aviation in relation to the Global South.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Cities and Migration: Visual approaches to the challenges of increasingly diverse cities

    "Disegnare con" issue vol 15, no 28 (2022)

    The United National estimates that by 2050, two out of every three people will be living in cities. This will have a transformative impact on urban areas in ways that may be positive, negative, or neutral: rapid urban sprawl, the rise of megacities, cultural revival through the introduction of difference, increasing inequality, growth in the arts, a more conducive environment for innovation, increased corruption, crime and human exploitation, etc. This issue will highlight new architectural and landscape/urban planning responses on migration, including strategies for reinforcing social inclusion and urban diversity.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Early Islamic Agriculture and Water Management: Talking about a “Revolution”

    Second Ḥajar Online Workshop

    In the workshop organized by Hajar, three archaeological case studies which relate to agriculture and/or water management during Early Islam will be presented, followed by responses and a discussion. These will enable another examination of Andrew Watson’s arguments from the 1980s about an “Arab agricultural revolution” or “green revolution” - this time from an archaeological perspective.

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  • Detroit

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Reinventing Public Space in Business Improvement Districts

    Over the last two decades, public space renewal in downtown Detroit, as in other cities, has undergone phases of experimentation in response to emerging phenomena that put pressure on existing governance models. This includes most notably “metropolitanization,” referring to the increasing geographical scales of interdependence developing in response to the stalemate coming from increasing partisan bickering and shrinking subsidies that have negatively impacted the provision of public services at local levels. New public space governance models based on a large range of partnership forms have emerged in this context and in response to the need to reimagine urban identities, which are critical in ensuring global competitiveness.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Party Tourism

    “Journal of Festive Studies”, n°5

    This special issue of the Journal of Festive Studies is dedicated to Party tourism. While many types of festivities - religious celebrations, film festivals, and traditional local festivals - have been touristified over the last 150 years, what is generally referred to as “party tourism” (i.e, travel for which the main motivation is partying) is more specific. It involves one type of party that is usually urban, commodified and privatized, targets a young clientele, and centers on the massive consumption of psychoactive substances (alcoholic or otherwise). This phenomenon is often the subject of an approach focused on risks and conflicts between residents and partygoers, or between city officials and residents. While important to our discussion, these themes will not be central, so as to leave room for other, less-explored topics. This special issue wants to encourage a comprehensive approach to this phenomenon. It sits at the intersection between tourism studies and festive studies. We welcome contributions from various disciplinary fields and papers centering on nightlife economy in tourism, history representations and practices of party tourism and more.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Brazil: 200 years of Independence (1822-2022)

    The call for papers for the thematic dossier “Brazil: 200 years of Independence (1822-2022)” is open until 30 June 2022. The aim of this dossier is to publish texts on the antecedents and consequences of Brazilian independence in its several domains (political, social, economic or cultural), identifying permanences and ruptures. The articles, subject to scientific review, will be published in issue 19 (January 2023).

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Tourism 3.0. Intangible cultural heritage at the heart of the tourist experience

    Intangible Cultural Heritage. New experiences, new horizons

    Intangible heritage is becoming increasingly important in the proposal of tourism. This has been accentuated because of the pandemic, as it has provoked a movement towards local cultures and proximity tourism. In this sense, it is necessary to consider issues such as tourism management, the use of new technologies and the perception of authenticity, among others, to ensure a sustainable future for tourist destinations.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Migrant Atmospheres

    Ambiances. Revue internationale sur l’environnement sensible, l’architecture et l’espace urbain

    This special issue of Ambiances explores the transfers and creation of atmospheres and materialities caused by migratory movements, and how urban and architectural spaces develop, emerge or are transformed when specific migrant spatial practices intersect with specific hosting environments in the globalised contemporary city.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - Representation

    Climate change. Towards city’s sustainability

    This conference is proposed within the framework of the issues associated with climate change and the sustainability of the cities of tomorrow. It is a question of dealing with the double problem of the adaptation of cities to climate change and to the new solutions envisaged by urban decision-makers. The urban context offers an important angle of observation in view of the role of the built environment on the sustainability of cities. This international conference calls for contributions from disciplines dealing with urban planning, architecture, heritage, engineering, urban planning reglementations and building materials.

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  • Freiburg

    Call for papers - History

    Politics of pasts and futures in (post-)imperial contexts

    The conference aims to explore how references to past empires and imperiality have shaped perceptions of history and imagined futures, both in imperial and in post-imperial contexts. These include, for example, not only references to imperial foundation myths, but also stories of success and resilience during times of crisis, and uses of imperial symbolism and history to express civic, national and/or imperial identity. It also explores legacies of pre-existing empires in post-imperial political orders.

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  • Vienna

    Call for papers - Geography

    Climate and ocean literacy

    Helping people to care ethically within planetary boundaries

    The 2020 EGU Declaration of the Significance of Geoscience highlights the need for massive and widespread action to help people around the world to become literate about the changes affecting their and their offsprings’ and communities’ lives. The more people are literate about these changes, the more they can make informed decisions, adapt and mitigate. Previous General Assemblies have addressed climate change literacy (CL). Ocean literacy (OL) has developed strongly in recent years, especially with impetus from the UN Ocean Decade. Ocean-climate literacy (OCL) is an imperative that needs to be addressed massively and urgently, both within and beyond the EGU. We invite colleagues to submit contributions on any aspects of OCL; this can, of course, include CL (without the ocean) and OL (without the climate).

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