CfP: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts (TRACES) Journal

TRACES is a three-year project funded in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Through an innovative research methodology, TRACES investigates the challenges and opportunities raised when transmitting complex pasts and the role of difficult heritage in contemporary Europe.

One of the tools the project uses to disseminate the outcomes of the research and foster a fruitful international debate is TRACES Journal, an independent four-monthly refereed journal. TRACES brings together original, cutting-edge contributions aiming to explore emerging issues in the field of heritage and museum studies. It focuses on practices that are influenced by different disciplines while boosting innovative approaches and experimental research actions.

Visual essays, interviews, and full papers—collected all year round through an international call for papers—will investigate a specific topic from different perspectives. Three issues per year: ‘Snapshots’, with graphic-based contributions raising questions and investigating practices within a given topic; ‘Dialogues’, in which a question will unfold through a semi-structured critical talk; and ‘Insights’, that will expand the field of inquiry by means of theoretical and empirical critical thoughts.

Selected papers will be published into sixteen-pages thematic signatures, custom designed and printed offset in a limited edition. An extended selection of writings will be available online as open access resources, offering a wide and in-depth overview on the chosen subjects.

We are currently collecting contributions for the third issue of TRACES Journal (May 2017) through an open and free call for papers.

Deadline for submissions: January 09, 2017

TRACES website:

Call for papers:

Contact for more information:

Yujie Zhu