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)

CFP: Socialist Internationalism & the Global Contemporary – Transnational Art Historiographies from Eastern and East-Central Europe (Leipzig, 23-25 November 2017)

This conferences explores a possible alternative beginning of the methodology that set a wordwide focus in the study of art: the kind of “universal art history” or Weltkunstgeschichte as an approach to art history that was introduced in the countries of the Socialist Bloc under the aegis of a Socialist internationalism. … More CFP: Socialist Internationalism & the Global Contemporary – Transnational Art Historiographies from Eastern and East-Central Europe (Leipzig, 23-25 November 2017)

Two CFPs for Conferences on Museums and Contested Histories in Ljubljana (5-6 Oct) and Mexico City (30-31 Oct)

Each year, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) chooses a theme for the International Museum Day. The theme for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”, which inspired the two following events:   CFP: “Museums and Contested Histories. Between Memory and Oblivion” (Ljubljana, 5-6 October 2017) Organised by ICOM Slovenia, the … More Two CFPs for Conferences on Museums and Contested Histories in Ljubljana (5-6 Oct) and Mexico City (30-31 Oct)

CFP: Cold War at the Crossroads: 194X-198X. Architecture and planning between politics and ideology (Milan, 13-14 June 2017)

The seminar intends to remap/revisit the Cold War and its projections by focusing on its interferences with design culture at different scales. Taking into consideration a wide geographic frame, the seminar will encourage transnational perspectives that investigate the mechanisms, places and vehicles of the transfer. … More CFP: Cold War at the Crossroads: 194X-198X. Architecture and planning between politics and ideology (Milan, 13-14 June 2017)

CFP: International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference (Kyiv/Dnipro, 26-29 September 2017)

The Call for Papers and Sessions is open to all aspects of the urban geography of Central and Eastern Europe, but the organisers are particularly interest in contributions that offer critical engagement with contemporary urban theory, and/or which show readiness to “export” new ideas, concepts and theories to the global market of urban thought. … More CFP: International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference (Kyiv/Dnipro, 26-29 September 2017)