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)

CFP: One century after the Bolshevik Revolution: towards a “French History” of Soviet Heritage? (Paris, 12-14 October 2017)

Beyond the celebration of the Russian Revolution Centenary, this international conference to be held in Paris, will bring together researchers and archaeologists, curators and witnesses, photographers and artists involved in some way in the process of turning these Soviet remains into a very singular “Heritage”. … More CFP: One century after the Bolshevik Revolution: towards a “French History” of Soviet Heritage? (Paris, 12-14 October 2017)

Conference Report: Heritage Studies and Socialism, Giessen, 23-25 November 2016

written by Andreas Ludwig, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam // Heritage studies as a cross-disciplinary understanding of material and immaterial culture are confronted with political, regional, and institutional frameworks which make comparison essential. The Workshop, organized by Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute Marburg), Corinne Geering and Paul Vickers (both International Graduate Centre for the Study of … More Conference Report: Heritage Studies and Socialism, Giessen, 23-25 November 2016

CFP: City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc Societies (Warsaw, 15 June 2017)

The fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe brought with it new challenges and opportunities for civil society formations. Finally groups had the chance to organise themselves away from the intrusive eye of state censorship, and operate in new ways. Over the last 25 years or so a wide variety of organisations have burst … More CFP: City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc Societies (Warsaw, 15 June 2017)

CFP: Heritage as Revolution – First as Tragedy, then as Farce? (Cambridge, 6 May 2017)

  From the French Revolution in the eighteenth century, to the communist revolutions in the twentieth century in Russia, China and Cuba, to the Kurdish and Arab revolutions in the twenty-first century, heritage has been in the crosshairs of aspirations to change and utopian constructions of possible futures. Thus, beyond iconoclastic violence, the post-revolutionary moment … More CFP: Heritage as Revolution – First as Tragedy, then as Farce? (Cambridge, 6 May 2017)

CFP: 4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe (Cracow, 1-3 June 2017)

Call for papers: 4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe. Heritage and Society. The Heritage Forum of Central Europe is a cyclical, biennial event organised by the International Cultural Centre in Krak√≥w. It is an interdisciplinary platform for meetings and the discussion of the relations between the past and the present informed by the broad understanding … More CFP: 4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe (Cracow, 1-3 June 2017)