“Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal” (TSR) invites you to submit proposal abstracts on the focus topic “Transnational Knowledge”.
This focus topic is edited by Anne Duscha, Kathrin Klein-Zimmer, Matthias Klemm, and Anna Spiegel. Abstracts can be submitted until March 1, 2017.
This conference aims at bringing together scholars who study different time periods and cities where socialist projects were either launched or collapsed in the 20th century, as well as those that are still in place. The theme of transition into and out of socialism and the (un-)making of socialist cities serves as entry points into broader discussions about the specificity of urban change in the Second World and its relationship to similar currents in the global North and South. The conference examines the content of the socialist city – its "ins and outs" – from power grids and housing stocks to museums and places of worship at these points of transition. Looking at the series of junctures that produced new forms of urbanity can help create a fresh narrative of socialist urban experiences and visions at the crucial moments of their realizations and reconceptualizations as both the future and the past of the socialist project.
For more information and suggested themes please download CfP.
Please submit a brief CV (1-2 pages) and paper proposal (paper title + 400 word abstract) no later than January 15, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Ins Outs of Socialism." Your proposal should relate your topic to conference theme(s) and briefly discuss primary sources. The conference language will be English. The conference selection committee will announce its selection of papers for the conference by February 15, 2017.
The organizers will provide accommodation in Lviv. A limited number of travel grants will be available.
Daria Bocharnikova (KU Leuven / The Center for Fine Arts BOZAR)
Sofia Dyak (Center for Urban History)
Steven E. Harris (University of Mary Washington / National Air and Space Museum)
Center for Urban History
Second World Urbanity network