CFP: Peace initiatives and the urban space in the long 20th century
Arbeitskreis Historische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Annual Conference 2017, in cooperation with Archiv Grünes Gedächtnis, Berlin
The conference will investigate the dynamic between urban space and initiatives for peace and disarmament that has emerged throughout the long 20th century and continues into the present. It will explore how towns and cities have assumed the role of a counterforce against tendencies towards militarisation, destruction, and violence, thereby aiming to widen and enlarge our perspective on creating peace in relation to urban life and urban space.
We invite contributions from scholars across a broad range of disciplines, including history, sociology, political science, peace and conflict studies, geography, urban studies, architecture, religious studies, anthropology, and media studies.
If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of 200–300 words and a short biographical note by January 15, 2017.