CFA: "Urban Spaces of Lviv/Lwów/Lemberg: Imagination, Experiences, Practices."
Date: May 29-31, 2014
Place: History Department of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine
Deadline for applications - March 17, 2014
The conference, dedicated to Lviv’s urban space in both its physical and symbolic dimensions, is called "Urban Spaces of Lviv/Lwów/Lemberg: Imagination, Experiences, Practices." The purpose of this conference is to gather researchers who are exploring Lviv’s past through its spatial aspects. We want to problematize space using the example of one city, show its multilevelness and multifactorness, and critically discuss space as a factor in the formation and integration of the city as a whole. It is important to see how in different times and in different contexts space and spatiality were both part of the representations and part of the forming of urban space through the individual and collective imagination of residents of the city, their personal experiences in the development, and attitudes toward their surroundings.
A number of topics will be discussed at the conference; these include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Territoriality and the city: buildings, boundaries, integrity, and fragments
• Space as an image: the projection of the city in maps, panoramas, photographs, and texts
• Lviv as a space in spaces: the city and suburbs, town and village, city and state
• Space and its limits: boundaries, exclusion and inclusion in urban society and urban life
• Marking urban space: its value and through churches, monuments, names of places and buildings
• The city as a space of cultural and intellectual production and interaction: people actors and the environment, intermittency and continuity
• City in the minds of its inhabitants: subjectivity and living space
• Development, change, and radical transformation of the city: reform, gaps, continuity, and adaptation
• The urban space and experience of the war and postwar period: Lviv in the "short" twentieth century
• A city of media and virtuality: broadcasts, meaning, and audience
• The spaces of the historical city in modern times: heritage, memory, identity
Applications should be sent by March 17, 2014, by email to Dr. Iryna Matsevko firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application must contain a brief description of the proposed topic (one page) and a resume (up to two pages).
The Organizing Committee will cover the living expenses in Lviv for conference participants. The conference’s budget is limited. Transportation costs can only partially be covered by the organizers.
Invitations to attend the conference will be sent to participants by April 1, 2014.
Center for Urban History
Bohomoltsia str, 6
(38 032) 2751734
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