We invite scholars to share research on the following or closely related themes:
- the construction and transformation of rural/urban identities
- representing, erasing, and reinterpreting the past in the built environment (new and old places of memory, contested heritage, monuments and memorials, commemorative spatially-bound practices)
- narratives of the past and/or the future in the construction of new cultural landscapes
- preservation and transformation of urban and rural sites; abandoned places, brownfields, transforming of “socialist” industrial landscapes into heritage sites
- industrialisation and de-industrialisation of urban and rural areas, gentrification and suburbanisation in post-socialist Europe
- political narratives of space and place (including re/definitions of public spaces) and place-based activism and struggles
- old and newly emerging free-time activities and their impact on landscape and/or urban environment
- landscape protection (new landscape protected areas, new urban protected zones)
- re-inventing tradition (re-introduction of traditional production, traditional landscape maintenance, re-introduction of traditional urban and rural festivities)
- novel theoretical approaches to spatial developments post-1989, with emphasis on theoretical conceptualizations emerging from the CEE region (transition vs. transformation, de/colonization, etc.)
The conference invites both paper and panel submissions. The length of paper (oral presentation) is expected to be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.Guidelines for each are as follows:
Maximum 1800 spaces long abstract of the proposed paper.
Contact information of the author(s).
Maximum 1800 spaces long abstract of the proposed panel consisting of maximum 4 papers.
Maximum 1800 spaces long abstract for each of the papers on the panel followed by a title of the paper and name(s) of each panelist.
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2018
Deadline for registration (speakers): August 31, 2018