Monthly Archives: June 2018

Heritage of War and Conflict: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built

Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for the Fall 2019



Guest Editor: William Chapman

Sites of war and conflict that symbolize collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in

national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites

of bombings, or places of terrorist attacks are all marked by human tragedy and acts of violence

and their interpretation is inherently conflictual. This issue of Change Over Time examines

heritage produced by violent acts of destruction and our efforts to commemorate the complex

narratives these sites embody.

To support the interpretation of sites characterized by absence, we have often erected

commemorative memorials of various forms from plaques and commissioned statuary to the

presentation of charred and damaged remnants of what stood before. Examples featuring the

vestiges of physical destruction include: the hull of the USS Arizona, sunk during Japan’s 7

December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the skeleton of the domed administrative building that

marked the zero point of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945; the stabilized walls of

St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, a victim of the German Luftwaffe’s November 1940 blitz;

and the “Survivors’ Stairs,” the last remaining element of the World Trade Center following its

destruction on 11 September 2001. In this issue, we invite contributors to interrogate the types

and nature of heritage produced out of war and conflict, the forms of its commemoration, and

the challenges associated with its conservation. We encourage contributors to consider the

influence of class, politics, and culture in commemorative expressions; the technical and

conceptual challenges of conserving objects or places of destruction; inclusive or conflicting

(re)interpretation; and evolving perceptions of places over time.

We welcome contributions representing a broad array of geographic, cultural, temporal, and

historical contexts that may or may not include vestiges of destruction but that do address the

complex attributes of collective place based tragedy. Submissions may include, but are not


limited to, case studies, theoretical explorations, and evaluations of current practices or policies

as they pertain to the conservation and commemoration of heritage of war and conflict.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 August 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional

paper acceptance by 1 September 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due late

November 2018.


Articles are generally restricted to 7,500 or fewer words (the approximate equivalent to thirty

pages of double-spaced, twelve-point type) and may include up to ten images. See Author

Guidelines for full details at, or email Senior Associate Editor, Kecia Fong at for further information.

100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?
01 March 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DO-COMOMO Germany & RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Akademie der Künste continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ‘reuse’ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ‘Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings’. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures – in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


DOCOMOMO Deutschland DOCOMOMO Germany takes the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The focus should not be on the Bauhaus itself, but on the concepts, visions and impulses emanating from modern move-ment. They should be related to today’s social, economic, cultural and in particular creative issues. Are the social, spatial and constructional concepts formulated by moden movement and post-war modernism still sustain-able today? What role do cultural and climatic conditions play in the preser-vation, renovation and transformation of spaces, buildings and modern movement sites? How can the basic ideas of classical modernism be continued 100 years later and thus contribute to solving current challenges? What contribution must academic and vocational training make and which for-mats are suitable for this?


The invited keynote speakers will comment on these questions and in particular introduce the role of architecture as a planning and design discipline. David Chipperfield will report on the preserva-tion and transformation of the listed National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin, which challenges the icons of modernity in conceptual and constructive terms. Minsuk-Cho Minsuk-Cho from Korea won the Golden Lion as curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He will talk about modernity in Korea with a special focus on his restoration and expansion of the French Embassy in Seoul. The building of Kim Jung-eup, a former LeCorbusier employee, is one of Korea’s most important modern buildings. Wiel Arets Wiel Arets was Dean at the IIT for five years, succeeding Mies van der Rohe as an architecture teacher and working in a restored building de-signed by Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. He has a close connection to the legacy of the Bauhaus in the USA. In his speech, he will comment on the significance of the mod race today, among other things, based on his design for the Antwerp Tower. In the evening there will be a moderated podium discussion with the speakers


The event will be accompanied by various excursions to sites of modern movement and post-war modernism in Berlin. These take place on Thursday and Saturday before and after the conference: Hansaviertel, Neue Nationalgalerie, Akademie der Künste. Further information later.


Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 1055 Berlin-Tiergarten, U-Bahn Hansaplatz


Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
o Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
o Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
o Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
o Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
o Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (dt or en) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email:


The submission must be done, in English or German, by filling the following required information:
1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (300 words max); Keywords (5 words);
2. Topic selection (Urbanism+Landscape, Education+Theory, Technology or Interior Design).
3. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
4. Biography (100 words max); please indicate your email and phone number here.
• Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original re-search that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.
• Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public.
• Only ONE submission per author/co-author will be accepted, due to the personal presenta-tion.
• Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for registration and for travel and accommodation. DOCOMOMO Germany can not provide financial support.
These guidelines will also be published on the website of docomomo Germany.


12. February 2018 Call for Abstracts
30. Jun 2018 Submission of Abstracts
31. August 2018 Notification on Acceptance
30. September 2018 1. Submission of Papers
30 November 2018 Final submission of Papers


For the evaluation of the abstracts and papers, a Scientific Committee consisting of members of DOCOMOMO Germany and the initiative RMB is founded.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Cultural Heritage

EuroMed 2018 International Conference
Dedicated on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

October 29th – November 3rd, 2018,
Filoxenia Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

Final extension of Papers

Oct. 29th – Nov. 3rd, 2018; Cyprus
Paper submission deadline: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time).
Dear colleagues,
The 7th biannual  European-Mediterranean (EUROMED)  conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
Topics and themes:
Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the EUROMED 2018 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
More detail information regarding the themes can be found at:
Submission of Papers:
Submissions for the event are completely electronic through the on-line submission website available at
The conference accepts only original, unpublished work written in English which will be blind-reviewed and published on SPRINGER-NATURE LNCS.

We are soliciting three types of contributions:
1.  Full research papers: they present new innovative research developments and results. They will feature a full-length oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 12 pages in total.
2.  Project papers: they focus on the description of project organization, use of technology and lessons learned. They will feature a short oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 10 pages in total.
3.  Short papers: they present preliminary ideas and works-in-progress. These papers will have a short oral presentation and will be also available also as posters in conference breaks. Each short paper must not exceed 8 pages in total.
The 20 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of upcoming International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era.
Important Date for Paper submission: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time) →