The build-up to war, but more particularly the period 1937-1945 that coincided with the dramatic years of the conflicts in Europe and elsewhere in the world, meant professional practices and disciplinary knowledge had to contend with the war machine. This challenge - which can be seen as a clash or as an opportunity for exchange and reorganization - was marked by a speeding-up of the processes of modernization involving architecture, the city and the territory.
This colloquium will be structured in two parts: the first proposes to investigate the period through case studies focusing on the Italian example (1940-1945); the second part will deal with the European and international panorama (1937-1945).
The conference is aimed at scholars of history of architecture and planning, history of art, social history, economic history; history of institutions and history of technology.
Proposals should be sent by email in Italian or in English to the addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than September 30th 2009, and should be accompanied by email address, mail address, phone and fax number, an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the subject considered in the paper and a short CV.
Notification of the papers that have been accepted will take place on October 15th 2009.
The deadline for the completion and first sending of the papers will be December 15th 2009.
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