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: 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: 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: 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)