CONF, CfP British Association for American Studies 58th Annual Conference. Panel on ‘Cultures of the American Suburbs’. Deadline: 15.10.2012

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

In 2013, the University of Exeter will be hosting the British Association of American Studies(BAAS) Conference from 18-21 April. Professor Dolores Hayden, author of _Building Suburbia: A Field Guide to Sprawl_ will be the keynote speaker, and the Cultures of the Suburbs Network will be hosting a panel on ‘Cultures of the American Suburbs’. If you would like to contribute a paper to this panel – from any discipline or period – then please send a proposal to suburbs@exeter.ac.uk using ‘BAAS Suburbs Panel’ in the subject line. Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2012.

The Leverhulme Trust funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (UK), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (USA), Griffith (Australia) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The Network aims to further the scholarly, professional and public understanding of the cultures of the modern (post-1900) suburbs through international and interdisciplinary research; to evaluate the place of cultural forms and practices in the suburbs, to explore the impact of cultural representations on the perceptions and practices of commentators and policymakers, and to investigate the importance of suburbanites’ own cultural engagement.

Visit the website at: http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk
Contact us at suburbs@exeter.ac.uk and Follow us on Twitter @CulturesSuburbs.

For more details about the BAAS conference, visit http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/baas2013/

Jill Sullivan
University of Exeter

CONF, CfP Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth – “Space and Childhood in History”. University of Nottingham, UK. 25.-27.6.2012. Deadline: 31.10.2012

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Call for Papers, Society for the History of Children and Youth, June 25-27, 2013

Conference Theme: “Space and Childhood in History”

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth will be held June 25-27, 2013,  at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain.

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:
    1. Names and roles (paper-presenter, chair, discussant, etc.)
    2. department and institution
    3. 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
City College of New York

CONF, CfP “The Transformation of Urban Britain since 1945”. University of Leicester, UK. 9./10.7.2013. Deadline: 1.2.2013

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Call for Papers
The Transformation of Urban Britain since 1945

A conference organised by the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, 9-10 July 2013

Plenary Speakers: John Gold (Oxford Brookes); Frank Mort (Manchester); Guy Ortolano (New York University); Selina Todd (St Hildas, Oxford)

During the second half of the twentieth century the towns and cities of Britain were transformed more extensively than at any period since the industrial revolution. Millions of people were moved from the centre of cities to new urban settlements in what Alison Ravetz called ‘the greatest internal migration in British history’; whole manufacturing industries and their associated communities and cultures, which had dominated much of urban Britain north of the Trent for two centuries, were swept away in a matter of decades; and the steady influx of peoples from the old empire and Europe created new community formations and ultimately a multicultural Britain which was also overwhelmingly urban. Britain’s towns and cities today are barely recognisable from the drab and damaged places that emerged from the Second World War.
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CONF, CfP “Grassroots in the City: Urban Movements and Activism in Central and Eastern Europe”. Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. 24./25.05.2013. Deadline: 1.12.2012

Call for Papers (pdf)

International conference on Grassroots in the City: Urban Movements and Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Conference venue: Södertörn University, southern Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 24-25 May 2013

The conference seeks to gather researchers working in the field of social movements and civic activism in the urban environment of Central and Eastern Europe. The aim is to discuss the prerequisites for, and forms of, collective action in cities in this social context.
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JOBS Call for a new Editor: Journal of Planning History. Deadline: 12.10.2012

CALL FOR NEW EDITOR: JOURNAL OF PLANNING HISTORY

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) is soliciting applications from qualified individuals or two-person teams to succeed Dean Christopher Silver as editor of the refereed Journal of Planning History. Prof. Silver, who has served admirably as the journal’s founding editor for more than a decade, will work with the incoming editor to facilitate a smooth transition during 2013. The journal was developed in conjunction with Sage Publications under the aegis of SACRPH. It is distributed to SACRPH members as a benefit of membership and has an institutional subscription level (in libraries) of more than 1,500.

Editing JPH provides faculty with the opportunity to be at the center of research on city and regional planning history, both in the United States and across the globe. In addition, the editor is an ex-officio member of the SACRPH Board’s Executive Committee and attends Board of Directors meetings in conjunction with the SACRPH biennial fall conference and the Urban History Association’s conference (held biennially in alternate years).
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Conference, CfP Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media. University of Leeds, UK. 14./15.6.2013

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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JOURNAL, CfA Articulo – Journal of Urban Research, Briefings section

Call for Briefings

_Articulo – Journal of Urban Research_ (http://articulo.revues.org/) seeks submissions for the inaugural volume of its Briefings section.

_Articulo_ is a peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the exploration of urban issues through the lens of a wide range of social science approaches. The Journal embraces a multidisciplinary perspective on the transformation of social, environmental and economic issues of cities and city regions.

The Briefings section of the journal presents short, topical and informative texts about current developments in urban and regional research, policy and advocacy. The maximum length for Briefings is 2000-3000 words. We encourage submissions from both academics and practitioners on urban issues in cities around the world. These briefings are meant to inform readers about recent and significant developments in the field of urban studies/urban history; to raise interesting questions; and to provoke debate.
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FUNDING 2013 Fulbright German Studies Seminar “Berlin: Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound”. Deadline: 15.10.2012

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is now
accepting applications for the 2013 Fulbright German Studies Seminar http://www.cies.org/gss/. The topic is “Berlin: Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound” and the application deadline is October 15, 2012.

Eligible candidates are scholars and professionals from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, and perform their teaching and research within the broader context of German and European Studies. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional accomplishments and recognized professional standing. Candidates with full-time teaching appointments are preferred, but adjunct faculty are welcome
to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The seminar will be held in English and will take place June 10 – 19, 2013. More information about this award can be found online at
www.cies.org/GSS/

Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at tjanes@iie.org or (202) 686-6258 or Anna
Valiante, Program Coordinator, at avaliante@iie.org or (202) 686-4026 with any questions.

Anna Valiante
Institute of International Education
Council for International Exchange of Scholars

JOBS Assistant Professor of Geography, September 1, 2013, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA.

University of Michigan-Dearborn. Geography-Urban Specialist. The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking
candidates for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Geography effective September 1, 2013. A Ph.D. in geography or a related field is required. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching talented and diverse undergraduates, expertise in GIS, and a demonstrated ability to sustain a productive research agenda. The position is a joint-appointment in Geography and Urban and Regional Studies and will support the department’s growing majors in Social Studies and Urban and Regional Studies, the Geography minor, and the Certificate program in GIS. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The new faculty will be expected to teach urban geography, urban planning, and GIS for social sciences, supported by the university’s new Geospatial Analysis Lab. The faculty member would teach additional courses in human geography and urban and regional planning consistent with his/her area of interest.
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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

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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