Call for papers

Proposed Themes

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.)

Submission Guidelines

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.

Submission Dates

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2018
Deadline for registration (speakers): August 31, 2018

Download CFP leaflet here