CFP: Histories of Sustainability in Europe: Discourses and Practices Before and After 1989 (Marburg, 15–16 Nov 2018)

What exactly have various actors and their policies meant by sustainability in particular European cases from the second half of the 20th century? How were discourses and practices of sustainability influenced by political and social transformations in Eastern and Western Europe after 1989? … More CFP: Histories of Sustainability in Europe: Discourses and Practices Before and After 1989 (Marburg, 15–16 Nov 2018)

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CFP: Heritage Activism in Cities of Eastern Europe and Russia from 1968 to the Current (Marburg, 13–14 Sep 2018)

The goal of the organizers in calling this workshop is to examine and extend the existing knowledge about the political potential of heritage in the context of the post/socialist city, in the past and present. … More CFP: Heritage Activism in Cities of Eastern Europe and Russia from 1968 to the Current (Marburg, 13–14 Sep 2018)

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: Socialist and Post-Socialist Urban Transformation in Small Cities of Southeast Europe (Regensburg, 9 Nov 2018)

The aim of this one-day cross-disciplinary workshop is to re-focus studies of socialist and post-socialist urban transformations from big cities (primarily capitals) to, so far less researched, small and medium-sized cities. … More CFP: Socialist and Post-Socialist Urban Transformation in Small Cities of Southeast Europe (Regensburg, 9 Nov 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: 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: 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)