International Conference Florence Heri-Tech

13 – 15 May 2020, Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy

Deadline to submit 20 September, 2019

Florence Heri-Tech was launched in 2018 by the Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Florence (DIEF) and Florence Biennial Art and Restoration Fair. The idea was to create a synergy between Cultural Heritage and New Technologies. The Conference involves a large number of research projects and scholars from around the world and puts the industry’s current issues under the spotlight, specifically on issues related to innovative techniques and technologies for Cultural Heritage. The Conference is part of the Florence Biennial Art and Restoration Fair, an international event attracting prestigious institutions and companies and creating a unique opportunity to bring together the academic word with industry.
The city of Florence will therefore be the international heart of Restoration and Cultural and Environmental assets as well as a forum for meeting and discussing for experts and enthusiasts from around the world. The Conference will be a significant opportunity for exchange between researchers and companies for the promotion of productive excellence, technological evolution, the greater use of culture for younger sections of the population and specialization in the educational field for graduates and PhD students.

To find out more see here.

New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture

18 January 2020: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture(London)

The tenth conference on New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture organised by Claire Gapper FSA and Paula Henderson FSA will be held at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House. Proposals in the form of short abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for 30-minute papers. While the emphasis remains on new developments in architecture, we welcome proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments. The proposals should be submitted by 31 August 2019, to, and the final programme will be announced in September. Please include a short biography with your proposal.

Identities and the Cities: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction

As part of the 8th Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’
Dublin, Ireland, 28 – 29 June 2019

Deadline: 24th of May 2019

Panel Description:

Urban image construction is a reflection, expression and constitutive factor of local identity formation and dynamics. Cities simultaneously localize identities and connect them with wider global signs of utility, function and symbolic order. Elasticity of the label identity accommodates everything that surrounds us as presence or absence, persistence or change. As a theatrical scenery, cities change after each act, sometimes with discrete adaptations, sometimes with radical interventions. If the scenery is composed of streets, parks, roads, museums, monuments, shopping malls and buildings connected through the intricate network of the perpetual and cumulative actions of its inhabitants, every adaptation and intervention affects its multi-dimensional identities. Changes in urban visual identities unfold as a form of public art feeding from the immense potential of social imaginary significations accommodated by a time’s perception of stability, structure and continuity. Urban change is itself a production of meaning, interpretation and identity making practices.

As the chaotic canvases of cities are being stretched over a framework of identity, its further exploration seems more than appropriate. Amidst the incredibly rapid urban growth crowding more than half of the world population in towns and cities, the questions are only going to keep multiplying. How are city identities made and re-made, used and abused, imagined and narrated, politicised and communicated, expressed and projected, imposed and marketed? And above all, how do they thrive within the dynamic interpolation of the nexus of local-global, centre-periphery, urban – suburban, old and new. As out-dated as these dichotomies may sound, in many places their daily life is far from over. As old cities became new capitals and new capitals struggle for more capital, the challenges of maintaining public-driven collective identities in the face of cultural fragmentation and diversification, coupled with consumer-attractiveness is turning them into urban palimpsests. Urban environments reflect the human needs and values. In an increasingly globalized world, the human beings are becoming more citizens of the world than citizens of the cities. The increasing mobility of the new pilgrims of globalization creates more of the same in the logic of universalized urban functionality. Within this logic, the cities are now in the position to re-evaluate their impact on the world and shape their future in a manner that assumes a wider responsibility that evades a localized mentality. Urban local identities are becoming increasingly thin and rely strongly on negotiating a local specificity with universalized functionality and global responsibility. An increasing need for uniqueness and distinctiveness foster site-specificity aimed at placing a particular urban identity within a global economic hierarchy. Public art became essential for affirming distinctive local urban identities in a universe of serialization and commodification.

As the research on cultural identities of the city is becoming more abundant, this panel aims at adopting a wide-lens inter-disciplinary approach, while focusing on various processes affecting identities in the urban context in its global-regional-national-local interplay.

Some example of topics may include (but are not limited to):

•       Collective Memory, Identity and Urban Image Construction
•       Appropriation, Instrumentalisation and Functualisation of Public Spaces
•       Contemporary Nomadism and the City as a Common Denominator for Collective Identities
•       Architecture as ‘Politics with Bricks and Mortar’
•       History, Heritage and Urban Change
•       Urban Regeneration Projects, Landmark Buildings and ‘Starchitects’
•       Non-Places and (Non)Identity
•       Immigrants and the Cultural Identity of Cities
•       City Marketing and City Branding
•       Cities and Public Goods
•       European Capitals of Culture and European Identity
•       Cities and Sites of Memorialisation
•       Identity Creation and the Cultural Offer of the City
•       Urban Cultural Heritage as Identity-Anchor
•       Minor Places: Dominant Culture and Site-Specific Urban Identities
•       Creative Changes of the Cities
•       Art and Industry in Urban Development
•       Urban Aesthetics
•       Urban Installations
•       Critical Architecture
•       Urbanism and Social Intervention: Inclusion of the Marginalized
•       Centre/Periphery Nexuses in Contemporary Urban Development
•       Cities and the Quality of Life
•       Urban Landscapes and Sustainable Cities
•       Contemporary Cities and Environmental Responsibility
•       Ugliness, Kitsch and Value in Shaping Contemporary Urban Spaces
•       Urban Sites of Identification
•       Temporary Urban Interventions
•       Architecture as Public Art

If interested in participating, please read the complete event details on the conference website and apply on-line. Alternatively you can send a maximum 300 words abstract together with the details of your affiliation until 24th of May 2019 by e-mail at

For full details of the conference and on-line application please see:

First Jerusalem Conference on Accessibility in Ancient Cities of the World

The conference will take place in Jerusalem, Israel between Sunday, September 8th and Tuesday night, September 10th 2019.

The main purpose of the conference is to share insights and experiences on the following topics: Accessibility in Cities of the Ancient World – Personal Perspectives, Theory, Accessible tourism for people with disabilities, Residence in Ancient Cities, Innovation and technological support for accessibility, and public policy promoting accessibility.

The deadline to submit your abstracts is 15.6.2019. The abstract will include no more than 400 words. Please send it to Dr. Avi Ramot, via e-mail:

Please note that:

  • The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019
  • The Deadline for confirmation of presentation of the topic submitted in the abstract is July 15, 2019

Digital Construction Week 2019

Our call for papers offers you the chance to present live on stage at DCW and share your experiences and expertise with the entire industry. If you have an innovative project or story to share, we’d like to hear from you. Enter now for your chance to speak on one of our 9 seminar theatres including our Onsite Arena & Skills Hub at DCW 2019. Entries close on the 15th May.

Sessions on each stage will fall into one of three categories; Innovation (exploring ideas for the future), Digital in Action (focus on practical learning, current projects, and case study), and Technology (focused on the tools and technology).

We want case studies, research projects, debates, workshops, live demos, how-to guides, examples of best practice, new technologies and new ideas. We’ll be looking for something that hasn’t been heard before, offering new insights and encouraging debate. Above all else we want to show our audience something truly engaging, something different, that will genuinely help educate and inform them and ultimately something that will inspire and help drive the industry forward.

Find out more information here.

International Congress on Architectural Archives

“Architectural documentation is a key element of our cultural heritage, being the testimony of how architecture has been created, built, managed, and used and is, in some cases, the only record of the existence of former structures or of un-built projects”. This statement can be extended to records produced in other areas related to the built environment (engineering, urbanism, urban design) which also fall within the remit of the Section on Architectural Records (SAR) of the International Council on Archives (ICA).

In the current global context, so diversified in terms of technological practices and organisational cultures, the Section on Architectural Records of the International Council on Archives and the Arquivo Distrital de Braga of Universidade do Minho propose this Congress with the aim of examining issues relating to the production and management of records from architecture and the built environment , their preservation, authentication, and use in the service of humanity.

The Congress will take place in Braga, Portugal, from 25 to 27 September 2019. It will bring together archivists and other professionals concerned with architectural archival heritage from around the world, with diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences and work traditions.

The Congress Programme Committee invites you to submit proposals for papers, presentations or case-studies with the aim of encouraging discussion and debate throughout each session.
Proposals should reflect theory and practice in archival activities as they relate to the acquisition, preservation, and management of architectural records.

Abstracts (for papers and posters) of no more than 300 words should be submitted in plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf) or Word (.doc) via email to before 15 July 2019 (new deadline!!). Please include complete contact information with each submission (name, institution, postal address, email) and a brief CV (no more than 200 words) for each participant.  Presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.

Without excluding any relevant approaches, the focus of proposals should be on the following topics:

• Arrangement and description (paper-based, digitised and born digital documents)

• Management of born digital architectural records (archival treatment; digital preservation)

• Digitising architectural records (standards, workflows, methodologies)

• Conservation issues (different support materials)

• Appraisal. What should we keep other than drawings?

• The place of archives in architectural heritage and sustainable development

• Access, dissemination and reproduction. Standard views. Copyright

• Big data and legal electronic architectural documents.

The EFAITH Industrial Heritage Weekend for Associations and Volunteers 2019

“Industrialization, science and technology, Key to European integration”

to conclude our industrial heritage campaign of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and to launch our follow-up EYCH2018+

The weekend will be organized in and near BRUSSELS with visits to and meetings at sites in the neighbourhood.

Side themes to be discussed:
* evaluating the position of the industrial heritage during the European Year of Cultural Heritage
* cross-boder co-operation between volunteers and voluntary associations in Europe
* the role of volunteers and associations for the development of industrial heritage tourism
* INDUSTRIANA and the border-crossing presentation of industrial heritage sites

contact us if you want to present a paper

ICOMOS 2019 Advisory Committee: Call for Symposium Workshop Proposals

This year, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, Annual General Assembly and Scientifc Symposium  will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 14 to 18 October 2019, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Morroco.

On the occasion of the meetings, a one-day Scientific Symposium organised by the Advisory Committee on the theme of “Rural Heritage – Landscapes and beyond” will take place on 17 October in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Download the Call for Workshop proposals (click on the language to download) – English – French.

Deadline for submissions is 1 April 2019.

CALL FOR PAPERS: CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2019

CMCI Emerging Voices 2019
“Beyond Disciplines”

The PhD student community at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI), in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is pleased to open the call for papers for our 6th annual conference.

  • When: Thursday, 6th June 2019 – Friday, 7th June 2019
  • Where: Bush House, King’s College London WC2B 4BG, London
  • Fee: It’s free
  • Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 13th March 2019

This year’s conference celebrates new and emerging directions in the research of culture, media and creative industries that challenge how we understand and see technological, environmental, political, institutional and aesthetic developments that are shaping our cultural landscape.

In particular we pose the question: how does your current research contribute to your field? Whether it is challenging how we think about existing structures, shaping how disciplines intersect through research, or revisiting established ideas; the aim of Emerging Voices is to present works that contribute to the research of CMCI in new ways.

We invite researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and with a particular interest in Culture, Media and Creative Industries to present original empirical, as well as theoretical research at this year’s CMCI Emerging Voices conference. We especially encourage submissions by PhD students and early career researchers.

Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Articulations of gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, etc. in media, culture and creative industries
  • Audience engagement and participation
  • Exclusion and inequality in culture and creative industries
  • Collaborative practices across the creative industries
  • Digital culture and everyday life
  • Forming subjectivities through media and culture
  • Cultural and social memory
  • Semiotic and discursive mediations of culture and media
  • Media and culture in a neoliberal age
  • Transformations in the research of Culture, Media and Creative Industries

Please find more details in the attached cfp, or visit our website:

Call for Papers & Panels

The AHRA is now accepting abstracts for its 16th annual conference in Dundee on 21-23 November 2019. We encourage submissions from architects, urbanists, planners, community activists, and policymakers, alongside scholars and practitioners from related fields including: philosophy, history, law, politics, economics, psychology, geography, sociology, and medicine. We welcome independent scholars, interested individuals and students. Over the course of the three day conference there will be five keynote lectures, 30 paper sessions and a number of round table discussions. We are accepting abstracts for individual paperspaper panels, and round table discussions. Please note that these three formats are to be submitted for the same deadline. Please mark clearly the format of your proposal.

Deadline: Please submit proposals no later than 5pm on 1 February 2019.

Further details here