Conference, CfP Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media. University of Leeds, UK. 14./15.6.2013

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Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media

14-15 June 2013

Urban Communication Foundation & Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

In association with ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group

Conference website: http://www.pvac.leeds.ac.uk/communicationandthecity/

The Communication and the City Conference is an international two-day event hosted by the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of national contexts to discuss questions of urban communication across academic disciplines and professional fields.
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Conference, CfP Within th Limits of Scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices. University of Westminster, London. 27.2.-1.3.2013. Deadline: 1.11.2012

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WITHIN THE LIMITS OF SCARCITY
Rethinking Space, City and Practices
www.scibe.eu

27th February – 1st March 2013
University of Westminster, London

submissions of abstracts until 1st November 2012 to: scibephdconference@gmail.com
Notification of acceptance: 21st of November 2012
Paper submission: 15th January 2013

CfP (pdf)

Scarcity is often considered as a fundamental condition of human societies. On the one hand, the state of not having enough has been at the bottom of a variety of strategies and techniques to overcome it; on the other, it has served as an explanatory argument for social order, for distribution or for conflict.

Scarcity has accompanied the becoming of the urban condition. Repeatedly, (im-)material shortage has been at the core of the city’s struggles. More recently, global economic uncertainty, widespread urban inequality and pressing environmental questions in both North and South, are posing acute challenges to all involved in producing the built environment. Within this scenario, different actors, from architects and other built environment professionals to local authorities and community based organisations, will be increasingly pressured to deploy strategies to work within or against the limits of scarcity.
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PANEL SEARCH Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Los Angeles 9.-13.4.2013 Session Title: Moving to Berlin – A Growing Laboratory of Urban Thought and Research. Deadline: 1.9.2012

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Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2013 Los Angeles April 9-13th.

Session Title: Moving to Berlin – A Growing Laboratory of Urban Thought and Research

Organizers:
Sandra Jasper, UCL Urban Laboratory; Department of Geography, University College London (UCL)
Sam Merrill, Department of Geography, University College London (UCL); Centre of Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin
Julia Binder, Urban Sociology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

“Moving to Berlin” will use three paper sessions and a panel discussion to explore some of the key debates in urban research that have emerged from or through the city over the last two decades. As such, the session will examine relationships between Berlin as an empirical field of research and the critical concepts, discourses and debates that characterize its specific intellectual milieu. Following in the spirit of one of this year’s AAG Annual Meeting’s emerging themes -“Beyond the Los Angeles School”- we seek to critically discuss the potential
classification of Berlin as a ‘school of urban research’ that expands the way we think about cities in general whilst exploring the individual character and peculiarities of Berlin as a growing laboratory of urban thought and research.
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CONF 3rd International Conference on Urban Mobility: Its Impacts on Socio-cultural and Health Issues, Surabaya, Indonesia, 7.-8.12.2012.

3rd International Conference on Urban Mobility: Its Impacts on Socio-cultural and Health Issues
Surabaya, Indonesia
December 7-8, 2012

http://fib.unair.ac.id/urbanmobility2012/index.php

Faculty of Humanities in cooperation with Faculty of Public Health of Airlangga University will hold its 3rd International Conference. The conference seeks to bring analysis in the field of humanities and health sciences to explore and redefine social relationships, religious identities, gender identities, social norms, and health issues in urban societies characterized by rapid pace of changes.

SUB-THEMES
shifting gender and sexual identities, urban mobility and language variations, language and social changes, urban communities and popular cultures, health and life styles in urban societies, technology and urban society, eco awareness in urban societies, local traditions in urbanized societies, literatures, languages, and identities in cyber societies, religious practices in urbanized societies, urban space and economy.

DATE & VENUE
7-8 December 2012
Airlangga University – Surabaya – INDONESIA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Associate Prof. Catherine Driscoll (The University of Sydney,
Australia), Constance Kampf, PhD (Aarhus University, Denmark), Associate
Prof. Goh Beng Lan (National University of Singapore), Deny Arnos Kwary,
PhD (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia), Manneke Budiman, PhD (University
of Indonesia), Dr. Purnawan Basundoro (Universitas Airlangga,
Indonesia), Dr. Rahmat Hargono (Universitas Airlangga),
Prof. Wan Zawawi Ibrahim (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

Arum Budiastuti
English Department – Faculty of Humanities
Universitas Airlangga

CONF UCL Urban Laboratory Cities Methodologies 2012. London, UK. 4.-7.7.2012

UCL URBAN LABORATORY CITIES METHODOLOGIES 2012

UCL Slade Research Centre
Woburn Square, London

4-7 July, 2012
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab/en2/index.php?page=3.0.0

Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is an initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research from across UCL and the wider urban research community. Through peer-reviewed exhibits and events, it draws together undergraduate, masters, and doctoral research, alongside work produced by academics and other researchers and practitioners. Cities Methodologies promotes cross- and inter-disciplinary work and this year showcases recent research on a wide range of cities including Detroit, Paris, London, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Beirut.

This year, through a public call for participants, we particularly welcomed proposals on:

  • Collaborative/public methods for urban research;
  • Mega events and urban change;
  • Housing and dishousing.

Visitors to Cities Methodologies will encounter diverse methods of urban research in juxtaposition – from archival studies to digital media experiments, practice-led art, architectural and design work to film-making, soundscapes, games and public sculpture.

All events are free and open to the public. For full programme of events and exhibitors please click here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab/en2/index.php?page=3.0.0

Laura Hirst
Urban Laboratory Administrator
UCL

CfP, CONF Space and Childhood in History. Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY), University of Nottingham, UK. 25.-27.6.2013. Deadline: 31.10.2012

SPACE AND CHILDHOOD IN HISTORY
Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and
Youth (SHCY)
University of Nottingham

25-27 June, 2013

Deadline: 31 October, 2012

The Program Committee invites scholars to submit proposals for formal panels, roundtable discussions, and research-in-progress workshops on any aspect of the histories of children and youth, from any place and in any
era. But we are especially interested in sessions that examine and compare how space and childhood are mutually constitutive in historically and geographically specific settings. Our call, inspired by the French political philosopher Henri Lefebvre, posits that for any person, including children and youth, there is a dynamic rather than a static relationship between a physical place, its social make-up, and childhood as an ideal or imagined condition. The production of space, as Lefebvre famously insisted, happens in the physical world, the social world, and the imagined world. We ask scholars to investigate space not just as a backdrop for the lived experiences of children but as a tangible, social, and discursive construction, which shapes and is shaped by the lives and experiences of children. Although committee prefers proposals for complete sessions and panels that incorporate international representation and global perspectives, individual papers will also be considered.

/// Session guidelines
Sessions will last approximately 90 minutes. At least fifteen minutes should be reserved for audience discussion. This may mean fewer — or shorter — formal papers, entertaining comments from the audience rather than scheduling a formal commentator, etc.

/// Submitting proposals
In order to be considered for the program, proposals must be received no later than October 31, 2012. They should include the following information:

  1. Session title (or title of individual paper)
  2. The session organizer’s name, department, institution, address, and e-mail address
  3. The following information for all participants:
    – Names and roles (paper-presenter, chair, discussant, etc.
    – department and institution
    – address and e-mail address
  4. 250-word abstract for each paper
  5. 2-pp. CV for each participant
  6. Please state what, if any, audio-visual technology will be required for each session or paper.

All parts of the proposal should be gathered into one PDF document and sent as an email attachment to james.marten@marquette.edu. The program committee will finalize decisions no later than January 31, 2013.

Direct queries to the co-chairs of the program committee:
James Marten, Marquette University, james.marten@marquette.edu
Marta Gutman, City College of New York, mgutman@ccny.cuny.edu

The other members of the committee are:
Margot Hillel, Australian Catholic University
Mary Clare Martin, University of Greenwich
Dirk Schumann, Universität Göttingen
Nicholas Syrett, University of Northern Colorado

Marta Gutman
Associate Professor
Spitzer School of Architecture
City College of New York (CUNY)

CONF, CfP Sensing the City: Experience, Emotion and Exploration, c.1600-2013. York, UK. 4.-5.4.2013. Deadline: 28.9.2012

SENSING THE CITY: EXPERIENCE, EMOTION AND EXPLORATION, C.1600-2013

Urban History Group Conference
University of York, UK
4-5 April, 2013

Deadline: 28 September, 2012

The urban sensescape is an underdeveloped aspect of Urban History. This conference explores the ways in which people have developed relationships with, and to, the urban environment from early modern times to the present.
Recently, the ’emotive turn’ has sought to address the neglected yet important subjects of touch and smell in the city that Joseph Rykwert identified in his book _The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities_[Ed. Vintage Press, 2002]. This conference seeks, therefore, to engage with the emotive turn to explore how people have, since the early modern times, explored and experienced the city through their senses. It also seeks to identify the types of strategies that condition the development of an urban sensescape.
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CONF Taking up Space – Postgrad Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London. 25-26.6.2012

TAKING UP SPACE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
Centre for Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London
http://takingupspace2012.blogspot.co.uk/

25-26 June, 2012

This is a one / two day conference exploring the meaning and understanding of space in its physical manifestations as well as in its discursive forms; through which identity, meaning, value and authority can be mapped in particular ways.

We cannot avoid space. It is inevitable. The ways in which we understand ourselves, others and the world around us implies some notion of space. Our sense of self and society is worked through and is contained in space: culture does not only take place, but also creates it “making symbolic use of its objects” (Lefebvre).
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CfP, CONF Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence. British Association for Korean Studies (BAKS) University of London 17.11.2012 Deadline: 1.9.2012

KOREA’S PLACE IN THE WORLD: NOW AND TWENTY YEARS HENCE

British Association for Korean Studies (BAKS)
University of London
17 November, 2012

Deadline: 1 September, 2012

What is the future for the Korean peninsula, north and south, in the world of 2032? What are some major drivers of change that will create the Korea of 2032? What are possible scenarios for urbanisation and Korean cities?
How will an immersive digital environment affect Korean culture and economy? What will the grey shift mean for Korean society and infrastructure in 2032?

The British Association for Korean Studies will hold a Workshop at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on 17 November 2012 on the topic of ‘Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence’. We invite paper presenters to turn their expertise to the future, particularly in the fields of urbanisation, demography, and the digital revolution, and consider Korea as a case study. We will favour proposals that address the impact of technology on society and social change, and papers from post-graduate students are particularly welcome. All full papers submitted will be considered for publication in the Papers
of the British Association for Korean Studies, after a peer review.

*Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2012
Deadline for full papers: 1 November 2012 (for those with an intention
towards publication in BAKS Papers)

Contact for Workshop:
Dr. Owen Miller
SOAS, University of London
om4@soas.ac.uk / http://soas.ac.uk

CfP, CONF Rivers, Cities, Historical Interactions. LMU, Munich, Germany. 21.-23.2.2012. Deadline: 1.8.2012.

RIVERS, CITIES, HISTORICAL INTERACTIONS

Conference at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC),
LMU Munich, Germany
21– 23 February 2013

Deadline: 1 August, 2012

Conveners: Martin Knoll (Darmstadt Technical University), Uwe Lübken (RCC), Dieter Schott (Darmstadt Technical University)

What is the river’s place in urban history? The historical co-evolution of cities and rivers is a re- search topic that requires both an urban and an environmental perspective. Rivers have been essential to the foundation, growth, prosperity and development of many major cities around the world. At the same time, cities have considerably altered rivers and created their own hydraulic regimes. Rivers perform a variety of fundamental functions for the cities they touch, providing transport, en- ergy, food, drinking water, and a site for leisure. They are concurrently universal sinks for waste. Rivers protect cities, as well as link cities to each other, attracting traffic from far afield via natural fords or bridges. Whereas cities tried to control and manage their rivers for centuries, these attempts have never been fully successful due to the natural dynamics of rivers. Enormous variations in water discharge due to frequent floods could result in heavy damages to urban infrastructure and drinking water contamination by pathogens transported from riverine landscapes, which heavily affected urban populations.
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