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)

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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, 23 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, 23 April 2018)

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)

CFP: Presumption to Responsibility. Museums and contested history. Saying the unspeakable in museums (Brno, 22-25 November 2017)

The forthcoming conference is expected to focus on interpretative attitudes of today’s museum professionals to those periods of history that are broadly perceived negatively or “rather negatively” or controversially by the public for whatever reason. … More CFP: Presumption to Responsibility. Museums and contested history. Saying the unspeakable in museums (Brno, 22-25 November 2017)

CFP: Afterlives of Violence: Contested Geographies of Past, Present and Future (Brighton, 29 June 2017)

The aim of this postgraduate conference is to expand traditional understandings of the politics of memory and to highlight the relationship between spatiality and temporality. Important questions and areas of exploration involve, among others; how can we best approach, both methodologically and theoretically, spaces haunted by violent events? … More CFP: Afterlives of Violence: Contested Geographies of Past, Present and Future (Brighton, 29 June 2017)

CFP: After Socialism: Forgotten Legacies and Possible Futures in Africa and Beyond (Bayreuth, 13-14 October 2017)

Recent scholarship has productively revisited the history of socialism in the postcolonial world from various angles to reassess its historical dimensions and significance. This workshop builds on this scholarship with the aim of pushing this broad investigation further. It seeks to explore the intellectual transformations that have occured since the end of “scientific”, “African” or “Arab” socialisms – political ideologies that were once confident, but have since faded. … More CFP: After Socialism: Forgotten Legacies and Possible Futures in Africa and Beyond (Bayreuth, 13-14 October 2017)