HomeSubjectsSocietyUrban studies

HomeSubjectsSocietyUrban studies




  • Vaulx-en-Velin

    Study days - Urban studies

    Dans les pas de Lina Bo Bardi

    Leçons pour penser et concevoir un monde plus habitable

    Ces journées d’étude organisées par l’École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Lyon ont une double ambition : offrir un nouvel éclairage sur les apports théoriques de cette figure féminine majeure de l’architecture du XXe siècle ; explorer les résonances de son œuvre éditoriale, dessinée et construite avec des préoccupations contemporaines qui touchent au rapport au paysage et au vivant, à l’habitabilité du monde, et au retour à une pratique de l’architecture plus proche des savoirs artisanaux.

    Read announcement

  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - America

    Les enjeux environnementaux à l’aube de la nouvelle élection présidentielle au Brésil : bilan et perspectives

    L’élection de Jair Bolsonaro en 2018 a suscité des craintes sur les possibles impacts négatifs de son mandat sur l’environnement. En pleine campagne, il avait notamment assuré que plus « un centimètre carré de terre ne serait octroyé aux indigènes », et qu’il pourrait mettre fin au ministère de l’Environnement. Plus de trois ans après le début de son mandat, peu de voix s’élèvent pour défendre son bilan environnemental, très largement critiqué au Brésil comme à l’international. Alors qu’une nouvelle campagne se prépare pour les élections prévues en octobre 2022, nous proposons de donner la parole à des chercheurs et chercheuses issu·e·s de plusieurs champs disciplinaires, afin de revenir sur l’ensemble du mandat de l’actuel président et de décrypter les changements intervenus sur la période et leurs effets.

    Read announcement

  • Ponta Delgada

    Call for papers - Representation

    Women, Gender and Intersectionality in the Lusophone World

    Following a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lusophone Studies Association (LSA) is pleased to announce its next conference dedicated to the theme “Women, Gender and Intersectionality in the Lusophone World”. As such, it will welcome individual papers, thematic panels and roundtables on topics as diverse as: diasporas, gender, education, film, history, law, literature, migration, race, religion, among others.

    Read announcement

  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    Invited scholars fellowship at the “Institut de hautes etudes de l’Amérique latine”

    Année universitaire 2020-2021

    Depuis plus de dix ans, l’Institut des hautes études de l'Amérique latine (IHEAL) attribue chaque année des chaires à des enseignants et chercheurs étrangers travaillant sur l’Amérique latine dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales.

    Read announcement

  • Call for papers - America

    American cities facing global changes

    Interdisciplinary Journal of Papers on the Americas (RITA) nr. 13

    Nowadays, the assessment of environmental changes worldwide is indisputable. Interdependent processes – such as global warming, the extinction of species, soil depletion and scarce energy resources – deeply alter the living conditions in our societies, from a material and symbolic point of view. These systemic transformations go well beyond the physical environment or climate change; they can be understood thanks to the concept of “global changes” that has become a main research topic in the fields of social and environmental sciences over the past thirty years. For its thirteenth issue, RITA will dedicate its section Thema to American cities facing global changes.

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Thought

    Fields of collaboration in contemporary art practices

    Can all art be considered collaborative? What has motivated so many artists, in recent decades, to organize in collectives and participate in collaborative projects? Does collaboration in the arts play a major role in redefining the art world and in the production of new subjectivities? How do collaborative art practices challenge the myths of creative genius and artistic individuality?

    Read announcement

  • Santiago de Compostela

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    The Epoch of Space. State and new perspectives

    The next 8th, 9th and 10th of April it will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela the international conference "The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives", where researchers from around the world will meet to discuss the spatial turn of humanities. This interdisciplinary event will bring together geographers, philologists, historians, philosophers, and other interested disciplines to review the current state of spatial humanities, share different approaches, research methods and discuss their future.

    Read announcement

  • Santiago de Compostela

    Call for papers - Representation

    The epoch of space. State and new perspectives

    For centuries, the study of time was one of the main academic interests in the field of Humanities. However, in the second half of the 20th century, most scholars and philosophers shifted their focus to the question of space. The interest in studying this in the field of the arts has increased significantly in recent years, and is especially noticeable in the case of literary creations.The growing influence of ecocriticism and geocriticism is especially noticeable in digital humanities. The bridges recently built between these fields are already proving to be productive, as they have led to the development of new tools, approaches, and methodologies, such as deep mapping techniques and the spatial humanities. How have the disciplines evolved in recent years? Do we need to redefine the key concepts regarding space and place? Has our relationship with territory changed? Have we produced new ways of inhabiting space?

    Read announcement

  • Porto

    Summer School - Modern

    What difference do DIY cultures make?

    KISMIF Conference 2018 will be preceded by a Summer School entitled ‘What difference do DIY cultures make?’ (KISMIF Summer School 2018) on 3 July 2018 in Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto. The summer school will offer an opportunity for all interested persons, including those participating in the conference, to attend workshops led by specialists in these fields. Specifically, the Summer School offers thematic workshops expressly focused on the hands-on, music making, and place making of contemporary DIY cultures. Its approach will be methodological and focused on research for action.

    Read announcement

  • Porto

    Call for papers - Modern

    “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast!” Gender, differences, identities and DIY cultures

    KISMIF conference 2018

    We are pleased to announce the fourth “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast!” (KISMIF) Conference which will take place in Porto, Portugal, between 3 July and 7 July 2018. This initiative follows the great success of the three past editions and brings together an international community of researchers focusing on underground music scenes and do-it-yourself culture. The 4th edition of KISMIF will focus on “Gender, differences, identities and DIY cultures”, directing its attention on gender issues relating to underground scenes and do it yourself (DIY) cultures, and their manifestation at local, translocal and virtual levels.

    Read announcement

  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Landscapes

    The “Landscapes” edition of dearq academic journal invites participants to reflect on what has globally been, principally since the beginning of the twentieth century, the evolution of the concept of landscape; the relevant methods of analysis; the methods of representation, of evaluation, and of teaching. This takes into consideration how the concept is a practical project tool that can be used for land-use planning, what landscape’s level of influence has been on the public policy decision-making process, what instruments and regulations have been used, and also how “landscape” and “territory” coexist.

    Read announcement

  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Right to the City in the South, everyday urban experience and rationalities of government

    Ce colloque international propose de travailler la notion de droit à la ville depuis les villes du Sud. Il s’attache à en restituer la portée critique et souhaite soumettre à la réflexion collective la notion de droit à la ville de fait, forgée dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche collaboratif, DALVAA. Il invite donc des participants de disciplines et d’institutions variées, à engager un dialogue sur le rôle des expériences citadines dans la mise en ordre socio-spatiale des villes du Sud. 

    Read announcement

  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    The imagination, construction and habitation of Earth

    ICHT 2017

    Face au développement de nouvelles formes de fonctionalisme (smart cities…), le parti-pris de ce colloque pluri-disciplinaire est de réaffirmer la place des poétiques urbaines dans la fabrique contemporaine des villes. Centré sur les imaginaires, les images matérielles et les approches sensibles du quotidien urbain, il se déclinera à partir de trois objets thématiques : imageries urbaines ; ville douce et bien-être en ville ; habitat et habiter précaires. Les contributions sont ouvertes aux travaux de recherche, expériences ou projets menés par des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales, concepteurs d'espaces ou artistes.

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Environmental changes in historical perspective

    II Meeting of REPORT(H)A - Portuguese Network of Environmental History

    The Center of History of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon, are pleased to be hosting the II meeting of REPORT(H)A - Portuguese Network of Environmental History, in 2017 Spring. The cross cutting conference theme, Environmental Changes in Historical Perspective, is inscribed in transnational and transdisciplinary approaches, a challenge to the current academic research and debate in environmental sciences and humanities.

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    The study and design of landscape as a methodological problem

    First Iberian Colloquium on Landscape

    Landscapes present themselves as sceneries we have inherited, where we live, and from where we draw the resources needed to subsist as a civilisation and as a species. The result of our actions on this heritage will be the legacy to our descendants. In the beginning of the third millennium, the interest in the topic of landscape is increasingly important, transforming this discipline in a research platform where several fields of knowledge intersect. The aim of this colloquium is to reflect about the diversity of multidisciplinary aspects, analytical methods, and intervention techniques related to the study of landscape, establishing a forum focused on the future relationship between humanity and landscape.

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Lost and Transformed Cities: a digital perspective

    The city is by definition a living entity. It translates itself into a collectiveness of individuals who share and act on a material, social and cultural setting. Its history is one of dreams, achievements and loss. As such, it also bears a history of identity. To know the history of cities is to understand our own place in the contemporaneity. The past is always seen through the eyes of the present and can only be understood as such. On the occasion of the 261st anniversary of the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon, we invite scholars and experts in the fields of heritage studies, digital humanities, history, history of art and information technology to share and debate their experience and knowledge on digital  heritage.

    Read announcement

  • Castelo de Vide

    Call for papers - History

    The role of small towns in building Medieval Europe

    It is our aim to promote an approach to urban studies which, repeatedly but discontinuously, appears on the horizon of historical, geographical, sociological and anthropological research, always with a certain stigma as an inferior and unattractive subject of analysis. Inferior, because each time it has been considered on a comparative scale, it comes up against the variability of definitions of its designating attribute. It is unattractive inasmuch as it is not satisfied by scientific approaches rooted in the intention to capture decisive and major development processes. By combining several scientific areas, this conference aims to give a voice to the small towns of a Medieval Europe, increasingly perceived as "moving".

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Paradigmatic City: Origins, Avatars, Frontiers

    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.

     

    Read announcement

  • Sao Paolo

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Intermediate Groups in the Portuguese Dominions, 16th-18th century

    Revista de História (Universidade de São Paulo)

    The Revista de História of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) invites interested scholars to submit proposals for articles to be published as part of a ‘dossier’ concerning intermediate groups in the Portuguese dominions on the Early Modern Age. Throughout that period, ‘middle people’ strove to assert themselves in rural areas and helped to shape old and new urban centers in the Portuguese World, corresponding to an increased demand for specialized services and ensuring the necessary extensions of royal representation functions and Church activities. Even though almost non-existent in juridical or normative terms, those groups were recognized both by nationals and foreigners as a complex and vibrant intermediate social layer. Time has come to try and distinguish its specificities, trends of formation and effective roles in social dynamics.

    Read announcement

  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    PostScreen Festival

    Screen : Device, Medium, Concept

    The Post-Screen 2014 is an International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in 28 and 29 of November 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal, and is the first edition of several international meetings related to the use of screens and its influence on contemporary thought.

    Read announcement

RSS Selected filters

  • Urban studies

    Delete this filter
  • Portuguese

    Delete this filter

Choose a filter

Events

Event format

Languages

Secondary languages

Years

Types

Places

Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search