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World Heritage Education

This is a Call For Papers for contributions to a new, open access, postgraduate/ graduate journal called furnacethat is edited by young scholars in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at the University of Birmingham. furnace hopes to be a facilitator for sparking debates and discussions surrounding the expanding and diversifying disciplinary field of cultural heritage. more….

UCL Press

Submissions for book publication series are through the Housing – Critical Futures conference series. The first of these is: “Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery” more….

Abstract submissions: 30 May 2016. Conference Dates: 08-09 September 2016

SAH 2017

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. Please submit an abstract no later than June 6, 2016, to one of the 32 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the open sessions. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations. more…

Book project: Public Space Design and Social Cohesion – Call for Chapters

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Department of Urban studies and Planning, The University of Sheffield are currently working on a book project on Public Space Design and Social Cohesion: a Comparative Perspective between the Western World and Global South to place it in the Routledge series on Planning and Urban design. Initial contacts with the publishers have indicated a strong interest, and we are now at the stage of putting together a list of authors and abstracts to finalise an agreement with Routledge.

An abstract of 300 words should be submitted by email to the editors Patricia Aelbrecht ( and Bobby Nisha ( by 15 April, 2016.



Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, 29th October 2016

To coincide with the Scottish Government’s 2016 Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, the Scottish Catholic Historic Association (SCHA) will hold its annual conference on the theme of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture.

The conference seeks to capture the unique heritage of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture — from stone crosses and hidden spaces to cathedrals, and churches, including movable objects such as religuaries, rosaries and more — reflecting the long history of Catholicism in Scotland.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 31 March 2016 to: Darren Tierney ( along with the title of paper, author’s name, affiliation and a single page CV. Independent/ unaffiliated scholars are also encouraged to apply.

All papers will be considered for possible online publication and for inclusion in a thematic special issue of the Innes Review in 2017.

National Trust Conference 2016 – Heritage Rising

The National Trust for Canada invites individuals and organizations interested in presenting at National Trust Conference 2016 to submit a proposal for consideration.

National Trust Conference 2016, Heritage Rising, is inspired by Hamilton, a resilient city with an exceptional heritage legacy. In Hamilton, heritage-led regeneration is transforming the city’s urban fabric and creating a dynamic new civic identity.

Heritage Rising will explore the cutting-edge of heritage thought and practice – in Canada and abroad, urban and rural – including Indigenous heritage, community revitalization and climate change. It will also build on Hamilton’s experience to examine how heritage reflects cultural diversity and contributes to social goals like poverty reduction, food security and public health. more….

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology is being hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford on June 20th-21st 2016.

This conference highlights heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. We are particularly keen to attract presentations and posters focusing on collaborative work between academia and heritage institutions. This year’s conference aims to showcase the work being done by early-career researchers.

Abstract submissions are currently open and will close March 4th 2016. more….



Civic Crowdfunding and Citizen-led Micro-regeneration: case studies from European cities

This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss emerging practices of civic crowdfunding initiatives as generators of new forms of local participation and as activators of new forms of citizen-led, innovative micro-regeneration projects in European cities. The focus is on small-scale projects through which citizens and community groups proactively engage in the design, financial resources and transformation of urban spaces.

The workshop aims to bring together people, whether from an academic, practice based or lay perspective, to discuss innovative, small-scale initiatives supported through civic crowdfunding.

The workshop will explore a number of key core themes, for example: social innovation, technology, community building, local participation, local governance, design.


Are you running a space with your local community?

We are looking for stories about the economic organisation of community spaces (including social centers, cooperative businesses, co-working spaces, cultural venues in storefronts, buildings or open areas) developed and run by citizens with a social-cultural impact on their neighbourhood. Send us your story, describing the economic and organisation model, funding and human resources and development process of your space. Join us at our upcoming workshops and help other initiatives to learn from you! more….