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CALL FOR PAPERS: CHIME Conference, Music, Festivals, Heritage, Siena Jazz Archive, Italy. 25-28 May 2017

We invite submissions for Music, Festivals, Heritage, a four-day multi-disciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as festival directors, producers and programmers, to explore the relationship between music festivals and cultural heritage.
Proposals are invited for:
• Individual contributions (20 minutes) – up to 250 words.
• Themed sessions or panel discussions – 250 words per contribution plus 250 words outlining the rationale for the session.
• 75 minute sessions in innovative formats – up to 750 words outlining the form and content of the session.

Please submit proposals (including a short biography and institutional or organisational affiliation) by email in a word document attachment to: w.vandeleur@uva.nl

The deadline for proposals is 1st December 2016; outcomes will be communicated to authors by 10 January 2017. All submissions will be considered by the conference committee:
•Prof Walter van de Leur, Chair (University of Amsterdam/Conservatory of Amsterdam)
•Prof Helene Brembeck (University of Gothenburg)
•Prof Nicholas Gebhardt (Birmingham City University)
•Dr Francesco Martinelli (Siena Jazz Archive)
•Prof George McKay (University of East Anglia)
•Professor Beth Perry (University of Sheffield)
•Dr Loes Rusch (University of Amsterdam/BCU)
•Prof Tony Whyton (Birmingham City University)
•Dr Marline Lisette Wilders (University of Amsterdam/University of Groningen).

The conference forms part of the JPI Heritage Plus-funded CHIME project, a transnational research project that explores the relationship between European music festivals and cultural heritage sites. Visit www.chimeproject.eu for further information. Updates on the conference and information about travel and accommodation will be available on this site over the next few months.

DANCE AND DEMOCRACY, 13th International NOFOD Conference

June 14–17 2017, University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Sweden.
In what ways can dance (in its broadest definition) enable people to think about themselves, their communities, their environments, their past, their aspirations and their future in a new and transformative fashion? The 13th NOFOD conference is concerned with democracy, a word with Greek roots meaning ‘government by the people’. The concept of democracy takes on a variety of meanings in different times, places and contexts, but its characteristic key effects remain ‘different practices of inclusion and exclusion’ (Lena Hammergren 2011). In recognition of this, the conference invites contributions exploring and celebrating the multiverse of dance practices, theories, and histories in relation to democratic challenges in a global, yet always also local world. We welcome proposals in the form of abstracts of no more than 300 words including presenters’ names, affiliations and email addresses. Please use:
NOFOD abstract form.
We encourage you to submit a wide range of proposals:
- Paper presentations: 20 minutes up to 10 minutes discussion
- Lecture-demonstrations: 60 minutes all included
- Roundtable discussions and conversations: 60 minutes all included
- Movement workshops: 60 minutes all included
Other formats: please specify whether the format needs 20 minutes or 60 minutes.
The deadline for proposal submission is December 1, 2016. All submissions should be sent as email attachments (in word format) to nofodabstract@akademia.is
Proposals will be selected by the conference committee that consists of an editorial board of current NOFOD board members. The focus will be on the conference theme and the quality of the abstracts. The applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 24, 2016 via email.
For questions about practical issues, please contact: Astrid von Rosen, Vice Chair of the NOFOD board, astrid.von.rosen@arthist.gu.se. For questions about proposals, please contact: Hilde Rustad, Chair of the NOFOD board, hilderus@gmail.com
Updates and information on DANCE AND DEMOCRACY will be posted at www.nofod.org
The conference is arranged by NOFOD in cooperation with the University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Sweden
We look forward to meeting you in Gothenburg.

Call for Papers: City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc societies, 15 June 2017

Lazarski University, Warsaw, ul. Swieradowska 43, 02-662, Poland.
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 onto the scene dealing with a host of issues neglected/repressed by authoritarian state socialism in the region. At the same time the removal of state socialism has caused challenges to fledgling civil society formations as groups have been forced to become adept at finding sources of funding and have become involved in clashes over meaning between those with more progressive/liberal attitudes and those representing more conservative/nationalist outlooks.

Our one-day workshop positions itself within this opportunity/challenge dichotomy for civil society formations in the Visegrad group of countries which experienced post-2004 EU expansion. By doing so the conference hopes to assist new ways of understanding processes of democratic transition in the Central European region and post-Soviet Space. It also seeks to understand how authorities, individuals and groups interact in this new post-Communist transitional environment. The workshop’s specific focus is on the transformation of civic space in the cities of the CEE region as it is in large urban settlements where the pace of change has been at its quickest.

Scholars wishing to participate should send a 250 word abstract along with a short academic CV to Dr. Christopher Lash no later than 15 March 2017. Selected participants will be informed soon after. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christopher Lash or Dr. Iryna Polets. More information here.

ACSIS Mobilising Cultural Studies

Norrköping 19-21 June 2017.
In 2017, at the time of our 7th biannual conference, ACSIS takes the initiative to re-think and re-conceptualize what cultural research means in the digital and global present. Today cultural research is challenged to respond to global complexities in the form of human displacements, geopolitical restructurings, climate change and digital media. It must also answer to the performativity of numbers presented by digital humanities to investigate big data sets and the demands for producing knowledge with a measurable impact in society and the academic community.

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of individual papers for open sessions or to any of the parallel sessions listed on this web page. The call for sessions is still open and the organisers will continuously add new sessions to the list. The deadlines are January 15 2017 for sessions and February 1 2017 for papers.
For more information read here.

Call for papers and posters: International Congress «Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?»

05 - 08 July 2017, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (Portugal)
The ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the ICOMOS Portugal are pleased to invite all the researchers, specialists and other stakeholders involved in the process of safeguarding of architectural heritage, to participate in the
International Congress «Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?», which will take place in Lisbon, between 05 and 08 July 2017.
Paper and poster proposals are welcome until 31 August 2016. Please submit your paper or poster by sending the proposal to congress.artis@letras.ulisboa.pt. The proposals will be selected by the session organisers and the Scientific Committee on the basis of the following criteria: relevance, innovation, scientific quality and theme of the session. On 15 September proposers will be notified regarding acceptance of their paper or poster and will receive further instructions. The organisation encourages multidisciplinary and international research on the safeguarding of transcultural heritage (architecture, urbanism, archaeology, landscapes and decorative arts in built heritage).
• Download the submission template on the official site and fill it with the following data:
• Title of the session, with 15 words maximum;
• Abstract with 250 words maximum;
• Three to five keywords;
• Personal data (name, professional affiliation, mail and email addresses, and telephone contact of the authors).
The acceptance notification for submitted papers and posters will be known by 15 September 2016. After being accepted, preliminary versions of paper texts and poster drafts should be submitted until 30 November 2016, for peer-review.
For further questions, please contact the organisation.
Contact Info:
Inês Cristóvão
Executive Committee
Email: ines.cristovao@campus.ul.pt
URL: https://congressartis.wordpress.com/papers/
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2016

BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

Dates: 6-10 July 2017
City, Country: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK
Short Description: Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. Please see the website for full details and call for papers.
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (University of Illinois)
Contact: Hannah Stretton, Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Deadline: Call for papers deadline: 1st November 2016
Web Link: www.bridgeconference.wordpress.com

1st Call for Sessions: Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe Sixth biennial network conference

University of Tampere, Finland on 6 - 8 July 2017
African European Studies and Black European Studies explore social spaces and cultural practices that are characterised by a series of contemporary and historical overlaps between Africa, the African diasporas, and Europe. The sixth biennial network conference, organised by the University of Tampere and the international Afroeuropeans – Black Cultures and Identities in Europe research network, aims to contribute to the existing scholarship in Europe with a view to establish it more firmly in its several disciplinary locations. For more information, please see the conference website.

The general theme of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. Among the confirmed keynote speakers is Professor Paul Gilroy from King’s College London. We encourage submissions exploring the topics suggested below.
African diaspora and European cultural heritage;
Policing blackness; African/Black European politics;
Shifting political landscapes and European post-colonial discontents;
Afroeuropean mediascapes; Diaspora communities online; Diasporic experience and digital media;
Social justice and human rights in AfroEurope;
Performing Africanness/blackness in Europe;
Writing and translating new African diaspora and black identities in Europe;
Afroeuropean music cultures; Afroeuropean dance scenes;
Blackness in visual arts in Europe
Children of the African diaspora in Europe; Afroeuropean youth cultures;
AfroQueer Europe; Afroeuropean feminisms;
Global racisms and AfroEurope;
Refugees from Africa in Europe.

Session proposals that do not directly deal with the above-mentioned topics will also be considered. Proposals for sessions on both established and emerging research areas of a trans- and multidisciplinary nature are welcome. Proposals for sessions (max. 300 words) should be submitted by no later than 15 September 2016 through our online form. Instructions for session organisers and the link to the submission form can be found on the conference website (Call for Sessions).

In addition to academics, we welcome artists, activists, authors, journalists, and independent scholars with a specific interest in the field. The cultural programme of the conference is organised in collaboration with Fest Afrika festival and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions.

Call for Papers Mnemonics 2017: The Social Life of Memory

Deadline: March 31, 2017
The sixth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform from September 7-9, 2017 at Goethe University Frankfurt. Confirmed keynote speakers are Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz), Andreas Huyssen (Columbia University, New York) and Anna Reading (King’s College London). Read more here.

Call for papers: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017
Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies.

We live in an increasingly urban, globalised and unequal world facing multiple crises: from financial and political to infrastructural and ecological. In this context, cities have become both the locus of economic growth and development, and the principle site of social conflict and political contestation over spatial inequalities, belonging, environment and sustainability. Yet many of the forms these dynamics and contestations take are captured only partially or inadequately in both conventional mainstream and radical urban theory. Drawing on past RC21 conference themes, we want to call attention on ‘global urban justice’ as a term to focus our scholarship and research impact on society.The proposed abstracts should address the sessions’ topics and should be inspired by the 2017 conference theme, ‘Rethinking Urban Global Justice’.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to both RC21@leeds.ac.uk and to the session organizers. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 March 2017. Read more here.

Call for papers: Remapping the Arts, Heritage, and Cultural Production: Between Policies and Practices in East and Southeast Asian Cities

16-17 August 2017, Singapore
For Zukin (1982, 1987, 1995) culture has been central to the development of the new ‘symbolic’ or ‘creative’ economy, but she also cautions against its appropriation for urban redevelopment that can lead displacement of local communities. Castells (2010), on the other hand, suggests that cultural materials, including digital media, facilitate social change, especially in relation to social movements, because they enable social actors to redefine their subjectivities and transform the
social structure. While local and regional governments are striving towards the ‘rejuvenation’ of urban spaces as a form of city branding, citizens and artists alike are seeking ways to maintain the viability of local arts and culture along with (in)tangible heritage. In many Asian cities, heritage preservation has played an important role in the democratisation of urban spaces and community building. Tensions between different interest groups have been unavoidable but mutual ground is needed for feasible policies and practices to construct inclusive and socially just urban spaces.
With the rise of local governance, and changing state-society relationships, we believe that the full potential of arts, heritage, and cultural production in the social transformation and civic participation has not yet been fully acknowledged. Given differences in urban governance, planning and civic participation in East and Southeast Asia, more nuanced research is needed to identify what kind of cultural policies and creative practices could be developed and how they
might provide innovative approaches beyond the Western paradigms of ‘creative’ or ‘cultural’ cities, and gentrification. Similarly, Douglass (2015) has raised policy questions about how to strengthen civic engagement, belonging and community building in cities through the cultivation of civic participation. Innovative forms of civic participation resonate with the ‘worlding practices’ defined by Ong (2011:4) as ‘projects that attempt to establish or break established horizons of urban standards in and beyond a particular city’. The purpose of this multidisciplinary conference is thus to explore both government-led cultural policies and the organically emerging artistic and creative practices aimed at the empowerment of local communities and neighborhoods in contemporary East and Southeast Asian cities.
We invite the submission of papers from early career and established scholars, policy makers, activists, and creative practitioners to explore the role of arts, culture, and heritage in developing more progressive urban societies in East and Southeast Asia cities. We encourage applicants to consider empirical case studies and theories within comparative contexts and to extrapolate policy options for other regions apart from the East and Southeast Asia that explore innovative ways to
build co-operation between varied social groups, institutions, and local governance.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words maximum) and a brief personal biography of 150 words for submission by 30 April 2017. Please submit your proposal, using the provided proposal template to Ms Valerie Yeo at valerie.yeo@nus.edu.sg. Successful applicants will be notified by mid May 2017 and will be required to send in a draft paper of
6,000-8,000 words by 15 July 2017.

Read more here.

Call for papers: Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

15–17 September 2017 at the University of Manchester in Manchester, UK. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: "Diaspora, Integration and Museums."

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website. Submit your proposal by 15 February 2017. We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may present in a virtual poster session or a virtual lightning talk. Virtual Sessions enable participants to present work to a body of peers and to engage with colleagues from afar.

As virtual participants, presenters are scheduled in the formal program, have access to select conference content, can submit an article for peer review and possible publication, may upload an online presentation, and can enjoy Annual Membership to the research network and subscriber access to The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum.

Call for papers: The Twelfth International Conference of Young Researchers in Heritage
September 28–30, 2017 Université du Québec à Montréal. Invitation for young researchers across all disciplines and nations to submit proposals for 20–minute papers based on any aspect of heritage communities, from case studies to theoretical analyses.

Proposals should be no more than 500 words, accompanied by a title and a short biography, and must be sent to patrimoine@uqam.ca by April 10, 2017. Proposals and papers can be in either English or in French.

Call for papers: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe, 06-07 October 2017, Budapest, Hungary

The second doctoral conference organised by the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). www.urb.bme.hu
Throughout Europe, current urban challenges are posed by large-scale ensembles of modernity as a result of post-war development on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The urb/doconf 2017 is the second in a series of a doctoral / postdoctoral conference, to be organised on a biannual basis, which will provide a comparative overview of current doctoral research into the physical - built and natural - environment within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Those invited include doctoral researchers – doctoral students, candidates or post-doctoral researchers (maximum five years after obtaining the doctorate degree) - specializing in architecture, urban design, urban planning or landscape architecture. The BME Department of Urban Planning and Design wishes to promote cooperation among CEE doctoral institutions, building up a network for future generations of scholars through their specific fields of research.
Abstract Submission Please send an abstract of 300 and 500 words and a brief academic biography using the template formats here: http://urb.bme.hu/en/doconf2017
send your abstract to: doconf2017@urb.bme.hu
submission of abstracts – 28 February 2017
notification of acceptance – 31 March 2017
Participation at the conference is free of charge (one-and-a-half-day conference at the BME and half-day study trip in Budapest). The travel to Budapest, accommodation, conference lunches and dinners should be paid by participants.
Publications Full papers (minimum 4 and maximum 6 pages) will be published in the conference proceedings (e-book format with ISSN number). deadline: 31 August 2017

CFP: CHAT 2017 —Heritage, Memory, Art, and Agency— 3rd- 5th November 2017

will explore the relationship between contemporary and historical archaeology and cultural memory narratives. We will take an interdisciplinary approach to artefacts and people, examining the agency of art, and how humans, material culture, and non-human actors interact to form identities, and to create, perpetuate, and or challenge social hierarchies, taboos, and a sense of place.
Located within a UNESCO World Heritage site— the 17th century canal ring— the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the perfect location to discuss the relationship between past and present, especially regarding heritage’s impact on the lived experience and how and in what ways archaeological research impacts society.
We welcome papers discussing ethics, responsibility and professionalism in archaeology, memory and heritage politics, transmission and engagement with art and cultural heritage, and any other themes that help us explore how heritage, art, memory and agency impact societal actualities as well as how archaeological research can be a force for societal change.

We welcome proposals for papers, posters, films and installations that respond to the conference theme and follow the above or alternative lines of enquiry. As always, proposals from disciplines outside archaeology are welcomed. Read more here.

The call for papers will close on 31st March 2017. Abstracts should be send to: CHAT2017Amsterdam@gmail.com

Call for papers: ‘Materialities of Postcolonial Memory,’ Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) Conference 2017

07-09 December 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
As questions of racism are prominent in public debate, the colonial and slavery pasts represent more than ever key sites of both social encounter and contestation. The fields of heritage and memory studies, however, have been slow to respond to these urgent issues. This conference engages with these debates through the lens of materiality, broadly understood. Our understanding of materiality encompasses, on the one hand, the enduring, ruinous effects of colonialism around the globe, its often unarticulated material traces in former metropoles and
colonies, as well as the mostly unacknowledged role of migration and displacement. On the other hand, we wish to address the range of interventions, from protest movements to artistic initiatives
and museum spaces, which act upon the manifold legacies of past injustices in the present.

Reflecting on the materiality of bodies, objects, sites, ruins, traces and interventions, this international conference examines the awkward, aphasiac and contested memories of colonial and slavery pasts by bringing together scholars from heritage and memory studies, postcolonial and performative studies, critical race studies, archaeology and material culture, art history, archival studies and digital humanities, conflict and identity studies and other areas. We invite scholars to
present papers which critically analyse these issues, and especially consider the role of materiality in their case studies. Topics include, but are not limited to: decolonizing heritage and memory studies; contemporary nation-states and transnationalism; postcolonial ruination: migration and displacement, prisons, poison, borders; museums as sites of contestation and issues of repatriation; materialities of cultural racism and strategies of resistance; memory interventions and narratives in public spaces; postcolonial landscapes and cityscapes; colonial object biographies and postcolonial agency.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Ann Stoler (Columbia University); Prof. Lynn Meskell (Stanford University); Prof. Nikita Dhawan (Innsbruck University); Prof. Wayne Modest (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Abstracts for papers or panels (250 words max) including a short biographical statement (150 words max) should be sent to ahmpostcolonialmemory@gmail.com before 1 June 2017. The
conference fee is €40 for employed academics and €15 for students. Speakers are expected to arrange accommodation and transport on their own; we will offer suggestions for hotels and other
practical information. For more information please visit the conference website: http://www.ahmpostcolonialmemory.humanities.uva.nl.
Organization: Dr. Paul Bijl, Dr. David Duindam, Dr. Ihab Saloul, Dr. Chiara de Cesari
Conference Assistants: Sanne Letschert, Maria Dijkgraaf
This conference is organised with the support of: AHM, ASCA, KITLV, NICA and NwO
Contact Info: For questions, registration and submission, please contact the student assistent of the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture of the University of Amsterdam: Sanne
Letschert. She is in the conference organisation and has more detailed information on the objectives of the school and the conference. Please contact her through ahmpostcolonialmemory@gmail.com.
URL: http://www.ahmpostcolonialmemory.humanities.uva.nl

Call for Session Proposals: “Heritage Across Borders,” Association for Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

The global rise of heritage studies and the heritage industry in recent decades has been a story of crossing frontiers and transcending boundaries. The 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, held in Hangzhou, China, thus takes 'borders' as a broadly defined, yet key, concept for better understanding how heritage is valued, preserved, politicised, mobilised, financed, planned and destroyed. Thinking through borders raises questions about theories of heritage, its methodologies of research, and where its boundaries lie with tourism, urban development, post-disaster recovery, collective identities, climate change, memory or violent conflict. Held in the city of Hangzhou, China, Heritage Across Borders will be the largest ever international conference in Asia dedicated to the topic of heritage. It has been conceived to connect international participants with local issues, and in so doing open up debates about the rural-urban, east-west, tangible-intangible and other familiar divides.

Borders tell us much about the complex role heritage plays in societies around the world today. Historically speaking, physical and political borders have led to ideas about enclosed cultures, and a language of cultural property and ownership which marches forward today in tension alongside ideals of universalism and the cosmopolitan. More people are moving across borders than ever before, with vastly different motivations and capacities. What role can heritage studies play in understanding the experiences of migrants or the plight of refugees? And what heritage futures do we need to anticipate as the pressures of international tourism seem to relentlessly grow year by year?

Heritage Across Borders will consider how the values of heritage and approaches to conservation change as objects, experts, and institutions move across frontiers. It will ask how new international cultural policies alter creation, performance, and transmission for artists, craftspersons, musicians, and tradition-bearers.

What are the frontiers of cultural memory in times of rapid transformation? How can museums engage with increasingly diverse audiences by blurring the distinctions between the affective and representational? And do digital reproductions cross important ethical boundaries?

One of the key contributions of critical heritage studies has been to draw attention to the role of heritage in constructing and operationalising boundaries and borders of many kinds-national, social, cultural, ethnic, economic and political. In what ways do international flows of capital rework indigenous and urban cultures, and reshape nature in ways that redefine existing boundaries?

We especially welcome sessions and papers that challenge disciplinary boundaries and professional divides, and explore cross-border dialogues. What lessons can be learned from Asia where the distinctions between the tangible and intangible are less well marked? And how can researchers bridge cultural and linguistic barriers to better understand these nuances?
Please send your session proposals to the following email address: 2018achs@zju.edu.cn
Call for Session Proposals: Deadline 31st March, 2017
For more information please visit the Conference Website

Seminars, workshops etc

Advance Master level course in documentation and interpretation of rock art in Tanum Sweden, summer 2017

During the summer 2017 the Swedish Rock Art Research Archives, connected to Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is launching an advance Master level course in documentation and interpretation of rock art. We will spend two weeks in field in the world Hertige site of rock art in Tanum that include more than 600 figurative sites. For further info se www.shfa.se
First entry for this course is the 22nd of February 2017 and application deadline is the 3rd of mars 2017. Students can apply via www.antagning.se or https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start
For further information about the course se enclosed documents. There is also a lot of information on our website about 3D methods and fieldwork: www.shfa.se
Syllabus here. Information on the course here.

The Heritage of Displacement
Forced Migration in the Mediterranean through History

Cambridge Heritage Seminar nr 17,  Saturday, 14 May 2016
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Throughout history forced mass movements of people have created heritage, at the time and retrospectively. Sites left behind are reused or fall into ruin, objects are taken on journeys, cultural practices are introduced into new environments. Later, return may be attempted in various way, through repatriation for instance. In this symposium
we will explore the heritage of these displacements with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region from pre-history till today.
To register for the symposium please write to Minjae Zoh (mz369@cam.ac.uk)
For more information visit:

Job opportunities & funding

Fully funded PhD studentship, CHEurope Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Trainee (ESR2) - “Climate Change and the Future of European Heritage”, UCL

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is looking to appoint a PhD candidate to work on the ESR2 "Climate change and the Future of European heritage" project, as part of the CHEurope “Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe” international doctoral training programme. The successful applicant will work towards becoming a qualified Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Trainee (EU Early Stage Researcher) and will be offered a place on the PhD programme at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. For further information about this position please contact Professor Rodney Harrison (r.harrison@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the application process, please email Louisa Goldsmith (l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk). Find more information about the position here. Closing Date: 21 Jun 2017

Vacancy: PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities at UCL.

The Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCLDIS) invites competitive applications for a three year fully funded doctoral research studentship in the area of Digital Humanities. The aim of the studentship will be to use Sloane’s catalogues as a test bed on which to conduct research on how digital interrogation, inferencing and analysis techniques can allow new knowledge to be created about the information architectures of manuscript catalogues such as those of Sloane. The proposed research must also have a strong critical and analytical dimension so that it can be set within our wider framework of academic inquiry that is concerned with understanding how collections and their documentation together formed a cornerstone of the “laboratories” of the emergent Enlightenment. Find more information here. Please note that there will be a two stage application process for this scholarship, with the initial application directly to DIS. It is expected that the studentship will commence as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 31 May 2017

Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London - UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Duties and Responsibilities: The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology not just in the UK but globally. The Institute is the largest department in its field in the UK, with the largest graduate research community, and the broadest range of coverage, of any UK department, and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of archaeology and related areas of cultural heritage, conservation and museum studies.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies from 1 September 2017, to work with existing colleagues in contributing to and developing research and teaching in the field of cultural heritage studies at the institute. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute more generally to teaching at the Institute of Archaeology.

Key Requirements: The successful candidate will have outstanding research achievements for their career stage, with a PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies or in Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Geography, Material Culture Studies, Museum Studies or a closely related discipline with a specific focus on critical heritage and a strong track record of publication for the career stage attained. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and be experienced in contributing to postgraduate teaching in cultural heritage studies.

Deadline 26 May 2017. Read more here.

PhD Scholarship - Uncertain Archives

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for one to two PhDs affiliated with the project Uncertain Archives. The position is for a three-year period to be filled by 1 September 2017.

Data production, capture, and dissemination constitute key global themes and challenges today. We are surrounded by immense data archives that constantly accumulate from a wide array of activities organized on all levels of society: from global search engines to local smart cities; from public health monitoring to personal self-tracking. While borne out of a desire to innovate, securitize, and escape human error, it is becoming increasingly clear that big data archives also bring with them new uncertainties in the form of new bias dynamics, new forms of systemic errors, and new ethical dilemmas. Grounded in the humanities, but part of the emerging field of Critical Data Studies, it is the contention of this research group that there are significant insights to be gained from the application of cultural theories of the archive. Poststructuralist archive theory has long grappled with uncertainty in relation to archives, but remains surprisingly marginally represented in the general big data discourse. The significant contribution of this research group consists in developing a novel approach for understanding the pertinent ethical and epistemological questions that have arisen alongside data-intensive environments. The project draws on liaison with computer technologists, sociologists, contemporary art practitioners and policy makers to forge a theoretically-informed approach both to the technical and to the ethico-political implications of archival uncertainty for the organization of knowledge today.

We now seek to extend the group with two PhDs who wish to work on these issues on a scale that may go from intimate self-tracking devices to the infrastructural scale of the smart city. In particular we encourage applications that build bridges between computer science, health, urban studies, the arts and cultural theory.

More information about Uncertain Archives at:


For further information please see the application procedure and be advised that the Faculty reserves the right to administratively dismiss applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements. Please note that the project proposal including the study plan, figures etc. must not exceed 12,000 characters.

Application deadline: August 1, 2017 at 23.59 (CET)
Start date: September 1, 2017

More information here.

JPICH Digital Heritage Call for Proposals

The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals in the area of Digital Heritage. The Digital Heritage call will support well-defined, transnational, interdisciplinary and collaborative research and development projects that maximise the value and impact of research outcomes by promoting the Exchange with policy makers, businesses and commercial enterprises, the broader Heritage sector, voluntary and community groups and the general public.
A project proposal must comprise of at least three research teams, each based in an eligible institution in a different country participating in the Digital Heritage Call.

The countries participating in this call are: Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom.

The Call for Proposals will open on 24 April 2017 and the deadline for submission of proposals will be 22 June 2017, 14:00 CEST.
More information and limnks to documents to be found here.


Call for Abstracts:World Heritage International Summer School

The Chair of Cultural Management of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is delighted to announce the call for expressions of interest to participate in the World Heritage International Summer School 2017 (WHISS 2017). The Summer School is a multi-university partnership with an interdisciplinary and interfaculty approach created as a platform for professional capacity-building and knowledge transfer for post-graduate academics and mid-career professionals.

The World Heritage International Summer School 2017 (WHISS 2017) is dedicated to Heritage Impact Assessments (HIA) and identifying negative and positive impacts of development plans and projects on heritage sites.

The Summer School will take place from July 16th to July 26th 2017 at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg with a two-days practical group exercise in Berlin at the Tempelhof Field. During this exercise participants will be actively engaged in assessing impacts of potential development plans that could be proposed for this specific site in the future. Read more here.
Application procedure: International applicants are invited to send their CV, a 400-words abstract on their HIA focus and/or interest and a cover letter describing their motivation (max. 2 pages) in participating in the Summer School by 4th June 2017. Please send your application via email as one pdf file to Ms. Britta Rudolff (britta.rudolff(at)b-tu.de) and Ms Nicole Franceschini (nicole.franceschini(at)b-tu.de).
Please contact Ms Franceschini for any further information required.

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Utskriftsdatum: 2017-08-22