CFP–Lisbon: Art and Heritage (Journal of Art History)

Call for papers reposted from h-net online, see the original post here.

H-Net Announcement Journal of Art History – Lisbon: Art and Heritage

Call for Papers Date: 2012-07-31
Date Submitted: 2012-05-25
Announcement ID: 194771
Those interested in contributing to this issue of the Journal of Art History are invited to submit original papers. Discussion should focus on issues and problems such as:
1) New contributions to the History of the City: Architecture, Urban Planning and Heritage.
2) Lisbon Art History: Artists, models and case studies.
3) The image and images of Lisbon: evolution of the city’s iconography– from illuminated manuscripts to cinema.
4) Towards a history of Lisbon – reflections on Lisbon studies. Proposals for papers should be maximum 500 words long and include a header with the author’s details (name, affiliation and e-mail). Abstracts should be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae of the author (150 words maximum). Documents can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English. Proposal should be sent by e-mail to estudosdelisboa@gmail.com by July 31st, 2012.
Selected proposal are to be developed into final papers (5000 words maximum) which will observe the journal’s editorial guidelines available for consultation at http://iha.fcsh.unl.pt/apresentacao.php?id=41. Final articles must be delivered by November 30th, 2012, and will be submitted to a standard process of double blind review.
IHA|Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas|UNL
Av. de Berna, nº 26 – C
1069-061 Lisboa
Email: estudosdelisboa@gmail.com

CFP – Everyday Urban Life in the Socialist Era in Central/Eastern Europe

Èeský lid : Ethnological Journal – Call for Articles

Special issue: Everyday urban life in the socialist era in Central and Eastern Europe

Research on everyday life has had a strong position in social and historical sciences since the 1960s. Studies of urban environment focus mainly on the everyday routines, the practices and actions of individuals and groups, and their role in the reproduction of the meanings of urban space. It allows us to explore meanings attached to the multidimensional urban environment at different levels of interpretation: private or personal points of view of individuals and groups may differ from public or official interpretations. The aim of the planned issue of the Èeský lid is to explore the everyday life of inhabitants of cities and towns within the context of the former socialist system, which influenced the everyday practices of people in a specific way. Its political, economic and socio-cultural conditions created distinct structural pressure on the organization of everyday life. At the same time they influenced the setting of boundaries between “private” and “official” in re-interpretations of urban space and of the events being set in this space.

We welcome articles oriented both theoretically and empirically. The preferred topics of the proposed articles are:
• Everyday life in the public/private spaces
• Urban rhythms and routines and their persistence and disruptions
• Celebrations and festivities
• Work and leisure
• Consumption in the urban environment
• Representation of the socialist home – dwelling forms for the socialist family

Please, send your proposals (maximum 300 words) in Czech, Slovak, or English till June 30, 2012 to the e-mail address of editor-in-chief of the Èeský lid: jiri.woitsch@post.cz

The editors of the monothematic issue of the ethnological journal Èeský lid will inform you of acceptance or refusal of your proposal by August 31, 2012. The final version of the article must be submitted by December 31, 2012. The monothematic issue of the Èeský lid will be published in autumn 2013.

The editorial board of the Èeský lid, and guest editors Jana Nosková, Slavomíra Ferenèuhová, Lucie Galèanová, Barbora Vacková, are looking forward to your proposals!

CFP–Journal of Urban Culture Research vol. 5 (deadline Aug 15, 2012)

Call for Papers

Journal of Urban Culture Research Vol. 5

Deadline August 15, 2012 – http://www.cujucr.com

Theme

Beyond Kyoto: Art, Culture, and the Eco-city

The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok invites contributions of papers to its Journal of Urban Culture Research (JUCR) – see website listed above.

JUCR aims to encourage researchers, artists, and those involved in urban planning to seek cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural practices aimed at fostering the sustainable development of vibrant, livable cities and promoting cultural continuity. Papers addressing one or more of the following issues are welcome:

Note: These questions are an attempt to suggest a positive response from the world of the arts and art research to the doomsday atmosphere attached to the year 2012 by focusing on beginnings and not endings.

• How can the art communities offer incentives and the leadership necessary to face our urban environmental challenges?

• How can artists respond to doomsday scenarios by creating alternative visions of urban sustainability?

• What are model design projects and proposals for eco-friendly urban spaces?

• What is the place of the arts in enabling urban communities to preserve their historic character and cultural legacy?

• What is the role of internet user-generated art (online communication and social networking) in creating forms of an alternative virtual urbanity?

In short: How do we create space for everyone to participate in imaging and crafting our ecocities of the future?

Madrid’s Retiro Park–linocut print image

Here’s an image which was published in the creative geography journal you are here at the University of Arizona some years ago… great venue for artistic creations dealing with space/place. The park figures prominently in the Spanish film Taxi by famed director Carlos Saura (although also, given its prominent location and lengthy history in a great number of films, novels, etc.). See also this article.

Coming Soon: Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Coming (relatively) soon, with an international publisher:

Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Launching with its first issue in late-2013 or 2014, the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to research centered on urban themes and cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences. Articles (between 7,000-10,000 words including works cited) should give more or less equal weight to: a) one or more aspects of urban studies (everyday life, built environment, architecture, city planning, identity formation, transportation…) and b) one or more specific forms of cultural (textual) production (literature, film, music, art, graffiti…) in relation to a specific urban space or spaces. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

Please contact the editor at urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com.