Creating the city. Identity, memory and participation
The IMH invites scholars, professionals and students to attend and present recent work related to the conference topic on cities and identities. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submission of papers is open until October 14th. Registration is made by filling in the form below. For attendants without a presentation, registration is open until January 15, 2017. The registration fee is 900 SEK. After registration you will receive an invoice by e-mail. Accepted presenters have to register no later than October 31.
Presenters are welcome to submit an abstract of max 300 words to one of the conference sessions (listed below). A presentation can present a recent work, text or research made individually or by a team. Completed projects and studies as well as ideas and work in progress in connection to the conference topics, are all welcome. Each presentation is estimated for around 20 minutes, but there may be variations between sessions. A session is 90 minutes, planned for 3-4 presentations and a discussion. Proposals for arranging a whole session (including suggested presenters) are welcome. This is an opportunity to gather colleagues from different institutions who work with similar projects, challenges or topics. Please contact the conference organisers at email@example.com.
The conference organisers will select submitted papers to the various sessions. Notifications of accepted papers and sessions will be announced by October 21.
June 1, 2016: Call for papers
October 14, 2016: Abstract submission deadline
October 21, 2016: Notification of accepted abstracts
October 31, 2016: Registration deadline for presenters
January 15, 2017: Registration deadline for attendees
February 9 – 10, 2017: Conference venue
The right to the city – power hierarchies and urban space
- Who defines a city’s identity – and for whom? A focus on power relations of class, gender, racialisations etc.
- Urban studies involve many actors from various fields and disciplines. The cultural heritage sector, academia, media and the tourist industry are some of the areas where knowledge on cities and identities are made. How do professionals and scholars meet across disciplines and sectors?
Mediations of city narratives
- How are city narratives made and mediated? How is a city mediated through city walks, blogs, films and exhibitions, for example?
City narratives and identification
- How may city narratives relate to processes of identification? Case studies and examples from Sweden and other countries.
Cultural heritage – whose heritage, and who are the heirs?
- Which cultural heritage is presented to the public, and who is the supposed or expected receiver?