CFP: Controlled Tourism: Encounters, Interpretations and Experiences in Eastern Europe during the Cold War (Lüneburg, 8–10 Nov 2018)

The purpose of the conference is to address with specific examples the various ways in which countries, regions and places were experienced and interpreted through touristic encounters. … More CFP: Controlled Tourism: Encounters, Interpretations and Experiences in Eastern Europe during the Cold War (Lüneburg, 8–10 Nov 2018)

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CFP: Heritage and Authoritarianism (Cambridge, 11-12 May 2018)

From European dictatorship of the 20th century to military regimes all over the world, this research seminar will seek to comparatively explore the relationship between cultural heritage and authoritarianism. … More CFP: Heritage and Authoritarianism (Cambridge, 11-12 May 2018)

CFP: Cultural Landscapes in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II and the Collapse of Communism (Wrocław, 19-21 Sep 2018)

The organisers invite scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences who will share their perspectives on the reordering of physical and social space in Central Europe after World War II and after the collapse of communism. … More CFP: Cultural Landscapes in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II and the Collapse of Communism (Wrocław, 19-21 Sep 2018)

CFP: Exporting Socialism, Making Business? Intercultural Transfer, Circulation and Appropriations of Architecture in the Cold War Period (Erkner, 21-22 June 2018)

After WWII, architecture was used and misused as an ideological signifier for competing systems and for new national identities. Diverse actors and networks took part in architectural exchange within the blocks and beyond the Iron Curtain. … More CFP: Exporting Socialism, Making Business? Intercultural Transfer, Circulation and Appropriations of Architecture in the Cold War Period (Erkner, 21-22 June 2018)

CFP: Difficult Heritage: Making Sense of Uncomfortable Histories (York, 13 April 2018)

Difficult heritage comes in many forms and holds as much relevance now as it did in the past. This inter-disciplinary conference will seek to open a dialogue between academics, heritage practitioners, early career researchers and other interested persons. … More CFP: Difficult Heritage: Making Sense of Uncomfortable Histories (York, 13 April 2018)

State Socialism, Heritage Experts and Internationalism in Heritage Protection after 1945

21-22 November 2017 Location: Reed Hall, University of Exeter, UK Histories of heritage usually perceive their object of study as a product of western modernity, and exclude the socialist world. Yet, understood as a cultural practice and an instrument of cultural power, and as a “right and a resource”, heritage has played important roles in … More State Socialism, Heritage Experts and Internationalism in Heritage Protection after 1945

CFP: Sessions on Socialism and Eastern Europe at the Fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting (Tallinn, 13-16 June 2018)

We would like to highlight the calls for contributions to one roundtable and three sessions from the upcoming fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting that may be of interest to researchers working on heritage and socialism. … More CFP: Sessions on Socialism and Eastern Europe at the Fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting (Tallinn, 13-16 June 2018)