The International Institute for Social History will organize the Tenth European Social Science History conference in Vienna, 23-26 April 2014. The Culture Network, one of the larger networks within the ESSHC, invites you to offer a proposal for a paper or a session for the this conference. This is an open call; you are free to suggest any theme relating to cultural history in its broadest sense. However, please note that the networks will be selective since the number of possible sessions is limited. Papers stand a better chance of being selected if they fit together with other papers, and the best way to ensure this is to organise a session, or a group of sessions, yourself. If you wish to do so it will be wise to discuss your proposal beforehand with the Chairs of the Culture Network:
Marga Altena, University of Amsterdam, Arts and History Department, NL MargaAltena@hotmail.com
Magdalena Elchinova, New Bulgarian University, Department of Anthropology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joes Segal, Utrecht University, Department of History, NL email@example.com
How to propose a paper: Fill out the pre-registration form on this website. Include an abstract of your paper (250-500 words). Please send in your form as soon as possible, but before May 15, 2013 at the latest. No individual may present more than one paper. However, every participant can act as a chair or commentator in addition to presenting a paper. A participant cannot act as chair or commentator in the same session he/she is presenting a paper.
How to organise a session: Gather four speakers who each will present a paper on a related topic, a chair, and a commentator who will introduce the discussion with a prepared comment on the papers. The roles of the session organiser, chair and commentator can be fulfilled by the same or by different persons. Confirm participation and arrange with these individuals the (date of) exchange of papers and the way the session will be conducted. If possible, have one or more substitute speakers at hand in case of withdrawal of one of the speakers. Submit the proposal for a session with a pre-registration form for each individual speaker. The deadline for this is May 15, 2013, but please send your form as early as possible. Contact the speakers regularly to make sure that the preparation is going according to plan.
All creative proposals are welcome, as long as sessions do not last more than two hours and give ample opportunity for the participation of the audience in discussions. Session organisers should make arrangements made for the distribution of papers among participants well before the conference, in order to enable discussions.
The ESSHC is applauded for its open and interdisciplinary character. The Culture Network welcomes all papers on topics in cultural history, but we especially encourage workshops on: visual culture; media; tourism; architecture and town planning; photography in historical research; cultural diversity and border culture; death culture; collective memory politics; Cold War culture; and utopian visions.
Note that the deadline for submitting your proposal (May 15, 2013) is fixed. Proposals submitted after this date will not be accepted.
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