CFP: Shadow Places. Urban Strategies of Dealing with Painful Pasts (Warsaw, 7–10 March 2019)

The term “shadow place” is a neologism that draws attention to memorialization and touristification as social processes. It designates places that are confronted with a publicly known and labelled historical burden, that are informed by them as spaces of memory, and have become tourist attractions as a result. … More CFP: Shadow Places. Urban Strategies of Dealing with Painful Pasts (Warsaw, 7–10 March 2019)

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CFP: Spaces and Places in Transition. Urban and Rural Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe (Prague, 7–10 Nov 2018)

The organisers invite contributions that explore the changing roles of rural and urban cultural heritages in rapidly transforming social and political settings, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe. … More CFP: Spaces and Places in Transition. Urban and Rural Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe (Prague, 7–10 Nov 2018)

CFP: Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce (Prague, 15–16 Sept 2018)

Putting the spotlight on the commodification of history, the workshop will provide a space for exchange of scholars who analyze these phenomena aiming to foster further conceptual thinking in an emerging interdisciplinary field. … More CFP: Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce (Prague, 15–16 Sept 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: 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)

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)