Séminaire Critical Heritage Studies. Epistémologies, réception, actualité

Séance du jeudi 14 décembre 2017 14h-17h 

Institut national du patrimoine

2 rue Vivienne 

75002 Paris

Dans le cadre du séminaire Critical Heritage Studies. Epistémologies, réception, actualité, nous recevons des membres de l'équipe du programme ANR Fabriqu'am pour discuter des recherches entreprises en Amérique latine.

Fabriqu'am, la fabrique des "patrimoines". Mémoires, savoirs et politiques en Amérique indienne d'aujourd'hui (2013-2016) : retour sur un programme de recherche international

avec (par ordre alphabétique): Anath Ariel de Vidas (CNRS/CERMA-Mondes Américains), Patrick Deshayes (EREA-LESC), Magda Helena Dziubinska (EREA-LESC), Vincent Hirtzel (CNRS/EREA-LESC), Valentina Vapnarsky (CNRS/EREA-LESC), Cédric Yvinec (CNRS/CRBC-Mondes Américains). 


Attention, le séminaire aura lieu à l'Institut national du patrimoine. 

Entrée libre


À noter: 

La séance du jeudi 11 janvier 2018 prendra la forme d'une journée d'étude intitulée "Visions comparées des études critiques du Patrimoine (France, Monde Anglo-saxon, Europe et Asie)" 

en association avec Agora de l'Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

EHESS, salle A07_37, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris


Lucie K. Morisset
CFP: Heritage under Fire

Friday 2 February 2018 | A one-day Symposium hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University

Call For Papers:

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. The Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University invites expressions of interest from the international and Australian community of heritage researchers to present a paper at the one-day Symposium ‘Heritage Under Fire’. The symposium will bring together leading heritage scholars, archaeologists, political scientists, historians, anthropologists, and art historians to focus on the theme of ‘Cultural Property Protection in Conflict’. The event is supported by the Australian Department of Defence and Blue Shield Australia.


Please send an abstract (200 words) and a brief bio (100 words) by 1 December 2017 to: antonio.g@deakin.edu.au. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by 10 December 2017.



Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University)

Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)

Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)

A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)




Friday 2 February 2018

Deakin University Downtown,

Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

For more details and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2mzsnJZ

Lucie K. Morisset
CFP: IASTE 2018 - The Politics of Tradition

“The Politics of Tradition” is the theme of the sixteenth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Coimbra, Portugal from October 4-7, 2018. This conference will offer reflections both on the importance of the concept of tradition for the political question in itself and on the ways in which variants of governance structures face the question of tradition in the built environment. Participants are encouraged to question the practice of tradition in the production of space in relation to different regimes of politics. In addition, the conference will examine the systems of politics as a category of tradition, reflecting on how the construction and deconstruction of professional political bodies act on the built environment around three tracks: 

Track I - Traditions of Everyday Social Practices and the Shaping of Architecture and Urbanism

Track II - Theorizing the Political from the Spaces of Traditional Environments

Track III - The Political in Tradition and Place: An Open Track 


Please refer to our website http://iaste.berkeley.edu/ for detailed instructions on abstract submissions. A one-page abstract of 500 words and a one-page CV are required. For further inquiries, please email the IASTE Coordinator at iaste@berkeley.edu.
Proposals for complete panels of four to five papers are also welcome. Please indicate the track in which the panel fits. Panel submissions must include an overall abstract as well as abstracts and CVs from all proposed speakers. IASTE may accept the panel as a whole or only accept individual abstracts and place them in appropriate tracks.
All papers must be written and presented in English. Following a blind peer-review process, papers may be accepted for presentation at the conference and/or for publication in the IASTE Working Paper Series.
Contributors whose abstracts are accepted must pre-register for the conference, pay the registration fee of $425 (which includes a special discounted IASTE membership), and prepare a full-length paper of 20-25 double-spaced pages. Registered students may qualify for a reduced registration fee of $225 (which includes a special discounted IASTE membership). All participants must be IASTE members. Please note that expenses associated with hotel accommodations, travel, and additional excursions are not covered by the registration fee and must be paid directly to the hotel or designated travel agent. The registration fee covers the conference program, conference abstracts, and access to all conference activities, theme sessions, keynote plenary talks, receptions, the conference dinner, and a walking and bus tour of the city.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 6, 2017
Letter of Acceptance for Abstracts/Conference Poster: January 8, 2018
Deadline for Presenters Conference Registration:
May 14, 2018
Deadline for Revised Paper Submission for
Working Paper Series: June 1, 2018
Notification of Acceptance in Working Paper Series:
June 15, 2018
Conference Program: October 4–7, 2018
Option 1 / Coimbra region: October 8, 2018
Option 2 / Porto: October 9, 2018


Inquiries should be directed to IASTE 2018 Conference, Center for Environmental Design Research, 390 Wurster Hall #1839, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA. Phone: 510.642.6801, fax: 510.643.5571, e-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu.

Lucie K. Morisset
CfP: The Heritage of Europe @2018

The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018

Re-assessing a Concept – Re-defining its Challenges

(Paris, 4-5 June 2018, Institut national d’histoire de l’art)

International Conference organized by

LabEx « Écrire une Histoire Nouvelle de l’Europe », University Paris-Sorbonne

Concept: Michael Falser, visiting professor, University Paris-Sorbonne (2018)

with Dany Sandron, professor, University Paris-Sorbonne



Deadline : 10 november 2017

Today’s globalized concept of cultural heritage is often understood as a product of European modernity with its 19th-century emergence of territorially fixed nation-states and collective identity constructions. Within the theoretical overlap of the disciplines of history (of art), archaeology and architecture cultural properties and built monuments were identified and embedded into gradually institutionalized protection systems. In the colonial context up to the mid-20th century this specific conception of cultural heritage was transferred to non-European contexts, internationalized in the following decades after the WWII and taken as universal.

Postcolonial, postmodern and ethnically pluralistic viewpoints did rightly question the supposed prerogative of a European Leitkultur. Only rather recently did critical heritage studies engage with the conflicting implications of progressively globalized standards of cultural heritage being applied in very local, non-European and so-called ‘traditional’ contexts. However, in order to bridge what academia often tends to essentialize as a ‘Western’ and ‘non-Western’ divide of opposing heritage conceptions, a more balanced viewpoint is also needed in order to update the conceptual foundations of what ‘cultural heritage of/in Europe’ means today.


The European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 – a campaign with unquestioned assumptions?


Right at the peak of an identity crisis of Europe with financial fiascos of whole nation states, military confrontations and refortified state borders at its continental peripheries with inflows of refugees from the Near East and the Global South did the European Council and Parliament representatives reach a provisional agreement to establish a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. With affirmative slogans such as “We Europeans” and “our common European heritage”, the campaign intends to “raise awareness of European history and values, and strengthen a sense of European identity” (Press release of the European Council, 9 February 2017). However, with its unquestioned core assumption of the validity of Europe’s territorial status with simply interconnected borderlines of its affiliated member states and of a given collective ‘we’-identity within the European Union, this cultural-political campaign risks to miss the unique chance of a critical re-assessment of how a ‘European’ dimension of cultural heritage can be conceptualized in today’s globalized and inter-connected reality.

The “cultural heritage of Europe” @ 2018: towards a global and transcultural approach

The global and transcultural turn in the disciplines of art and architectural history and cultural heritage studies helps to question the supposed fixity of territorial, aesthetic and artistic entity called Europe, more precisely the taxonomies, values and explanatory modes that have been built into the ‘European’ concept of cultural heritage and that have taken as universal.

By taking into consideration the recent processes of the accelerated exchange and global circulation of people, goods and ideas, the conference aims to reconstitute the old-fashioned units of analysis of what ‘European cultural heritage’ could be by locating the European and the non-European in a reciprocal relationship in order to evolve a non-hierarchical and broader conceptual framework. With a focus on cultural properties (artefacts), built cultural heritage (from single architectures, ensembles and sites to whole city- and cultural landscapes etc.), and their forms of heritagization (from archives, museums, collections to cultural reserves), case-studies for the conference can address the various forms of the ‘cultural’ within heritage: its ‘social’ level (actors, stakeholders, institutions etc.), its ‘mental’ level (concepts, terms, theories, norms, categories) and, most obviously, its ‘physical’ level with a view on manipulative strategies (such as transfer and translation, reuse and mimicry, replication and substitution etc.).

Grouped along four panels in two days, cases-studies should question the concept of cultural heritage with its supposedly ‘European’ connotations and dimensions within artefacts and monuments by destabilizing at least one of its four constitutive core dimensions:

1)      Place and Space – from stable sites to multi-sited, transborder contact zones and ambivalent third spaces

2)      Substance and Materiality – from the monumental, homogeneous and unique of the artefact and listed monument to the transient, multiple, visual, digital, commemorated etc.

3)      Time and Temporality – from objects of permanence and stability to the temporal, ephemeral, fugitive, processual

4)      Identity – from the collective and cohesive to the ambivalent, contested, plural and/or partial and fragmentary

The Host and the Network, Dates and Deadlines

The international two-day conference in French and English will take place on 4 and 5 June 2018 at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) and is embedded into the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) “Writing a New History of Europe – Ècrire une Histoire Nouvelle de l’Europe” at Sorbonne University. One of its seven thematic axes – entitled “National Traditions, Circulation and Identities in European Art” – acts as the principle host of the event: with a special focus on geography, historiography and cultural heritage, it looks at art history in the Labex perspective of finding both elements of explanations and answers to the crisis Europe is currently going through. Is conducted by the Centre André Chastel (the Research Laboratory of Art History under the tutelage of the National Center for Scientific Research/CNRS, Sorbonne University and the Ministry of Culture) as the co-sponsor of the conference. Finally, the conference is situated within the new Observatoire des Patrimoines (OPUS) of the united Sorbonne Universities.

The conference is conceived by Michael Falser, Visiting Professor for Architectural History and Cultural Heritage Studies at Paris-Sorbonne (2018), in association with Dany Sandron, Professor of Art History at Sorbonne University/Centre Chastel and speaker of LabEx, axis 7.

Abstracts with name and affiliation of the speaker, title and 200 words abstract of the presentation are due with the deadline of 10 November. Candidates will be notified on 30 November 2017.

The proposals for papers should be sent to : patrimoine.europe2018@gmail.com

Contact for additional information :

Michael Falser,

professeur invité à l’université Paris-Sorbonne

chercheur associé Cluster of Excellence « Asia and Europe in a Global Context », Heidelberg University, Germany
Email : falser@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Homepage : http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/people/academic-staff/details/persdetail/falser.html

Elinor Myara Kelif,

Chargée de recherche et de coordination, LabEx EHNE axe 7, Centre André Chastel, CNRS (www.labex-ehne.fr)

Email : elinor.kelif@paris-sorbonne.fr

Lucie K. Morisset
CfP: "Place and Displacement: The Spacing of History"

3rd INTH network Conference: “Place and Displacement: The Spacing of History”

Stockholm, August 20th–22nd, 2018

Call for papers

The International Network for Theory of History (INTH) is happy to announce that its third network conference will take place in Stockholm from August 20th-22nd, 2018, at Södertörn University. The goal of the conference is to gather theorists and philosophers of history from around the world and to offer a forum for scholars to exchange ideas, questions and resources. 

Recent years have seen a tragic combination of increasing levels of forced migration and a rise of isolationist nationalist and religious identity politics. The 3rd INTH conference will address these issues through the overarching theme of place and displacement and the shaping of the spaces of history and memory.

History is often used to claim the specific identity of places, delimit or contest certain territories, and undergird [K1] politics of spatial in- and exclusion. Spatial politics also tend to orient how and from what perspective the past is represented. Migration and spatial dislocation can profoundly change the way people relate to history and memory. The politics and historicity of space is an emerging domain where theory of history, history and philosophy, critical cultural geography, political science, urban and memory studies come together to explore a common territory. Ultimately, it motivates a critical examination of the fields of knowledge production and transmission: To what extent are particular histories and philosophies of history not only place-based but also place-bound in their truth-claims? How can we capture the transnational interconnectedness and place-making dynamics of histories from migrating, multidirectional memories? And which kinds of history writing and history education are best equipped to respond to the challenges of global migration and multicultural societies? To what extent do histories not just ‘take place’ but also always ‘make place’ by changing these places and the way they are experienced?



The main focus of this conference is on place and displacement and its relevance for the theory of history. But as in the previous meetings of the INTH, we also welcome papers on other relevant topics in the field of Philosophy and Theory of History, including (but not necessarily limited to):

●       Conceptual history

●       Ethics of history

●       Experience/presence

●       Hermeneutics

●       Historical (in)justice

●       Historical time

●       History and mourning/trauma

●       History as science (causation, explanation, lawfulness ...)

●       Narrativism

●       Politics of history and memory

●       Public/popular history

●       Substantive/speculative philosophy of history

●       The history of historiography

●       The relations between history and other academic fields

Through the collaboration with the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), there will also be special panels devoted to topics in the Theory of history with connection to Eastern Europe and Russia.


Confirmed speakers:

Joan W. Scott

Jeff Malpas

Victoria Collis-Buthelezi

Jo Guldi

Marek Tamm

Susanne Rau

Michael Rothberg

Yasemin Yildiz


Practical information

Those interested in taking part in the conference are asked to send in abstracts of 300-500 words either in docx or pdf format to inthstockholm@gmail.com, by January 2nd, 2018. Please name your file following this structure: Surname_Title of the abstract

We will consider both proposals for panel sessions and individual papers. Panel proposals should preferably include a commentator and a chair. Please send the overall panel proposal and individual papers in the same application (all following the 300-500 words limit per paper).

Please visit the conference website: http://www.inth.ugent.be/conference for further information.

The local organizing committee is led by Prof. Hans Ruin, and the conference secretary is Phd. Gustav Strandberg. Please use the conference email address for all correspondence. The meeting is made possible with generous support from and collaboration with CBEES and the Baltic Sea Foundation.

Lucie K. Morisset