CfP: Urban History for East Central Europe/L'Europe de Centre-Est: Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift
EAST CENTRAL EUROPE/L'EUROPE DU CENTRE EST Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift (ECE), a trilingual refereed international journal of the social sciences and humanities with a focus on the region ‘between the Baltic and the Adriatic’, invites the submission of high-quality articles of approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words for its next issue on urban history in East-Central Europe, 19th and 20th centuries.
ECE has been established in 1974 and it is hosted and financed since 2004 by Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest. The journal started a new series in 2005, with a first double issue on Symbolic Geographies.
The editors are now welcoming contributions (in English, French or German) for the next issue on the urban history of East-Central Europe. We would like to stimulate a debate on questions related to urban culture and representation in various forms such as architecture, fine arts, music, literature, theatre and public celebrations. Where do historians of (East-)Central Europe stand in regard to the research on urban culture? How can the analysis of visual representation be brought together with political and socio-economic contexts? Was the city a representation of power? If so, was it the power of empire, nation, state, municipality, middle class? Did it represent bourgeois, liberal, masculine, confessional or other values? Did it express cultural optimism, consciousness of cultural crisis or historical continuity? How did various actors within society actually interpret different elements of the city and how did they try to change its symbolic cityscape by adding (or eliminating) various elements such as buildings, monuments, parks, and street-names? How did patterns of representation “migrate”? How could one transfer a glimpse of a “metropolis” to one’s Czernowitz/Cernăuţi, Szabadka/Subotica or Grodno/Hrodna?
We encourage interdisciplinary dialogue by historians, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, art and architectural historians, economists, urban planners and others working on different aspects of urban history of the region.
We will consider for publication scholarly contributions reaching us via electronic mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 15th 2006.
For additional information please visit Pasts Inc.'s website: www.pasts.ceu.hu/ece or contact us at email@example.com
Maciej Janowski, Editor
Constantin Iordachi, Associate Editor
Balázs Trencsényi, Associate Editor
Markian Prokopovych, Guest Co-Editor of the Urban History Issue
Central European University
Nádor u. 15
Phone: + (36-1) 327-3000/2699
Fax: + (36-1) 327-3191
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