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CFP Reminder HERITAGE SCAPES Lausanne 2012

Call for papers

SHAPING HERITAGE-SCAPES: PROCESSES OF PATRIMONIALIZATION IN
A GLOBALIZED WORLD
International symposium, University of Lausanne, August 27-
28, 2012

Application deadline: march 15

Confirmed keynote speakers: Lynn Meskell (Stanford
University), Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)

Organizers : Laurence Gillot (Université Paris Diderot,
ULB), Irène Maffi (Université de Lausanne),
Anne-Christine Trémon (University of Lausanne)

Scientific committee : David Berliner (Université libre de
Bruxelles), Roberta Colombo (Musée ethnographique de
Genève), Rami Daher (Jordan University), Maria
Gravari-Barbas (Paris 1 Sorbonne), Kimberly Katz (Towson
University), Silvia Naef (UNIGE), Dino Palumbo (Messina
University), Dominique Poulot (Paris I Sorbonne), Michel
Rautenberg (Université Jean Monnet), Laurier Turgeon
(Université de Laval), Wendy Shaw (UNIBE).

The purpose of this multidisciplinary and international
symposium is to give scholars from various backgrounds and
geographical areas working on the topic of heritage and
museums an opportunity to meet.

Processes of patrimonialization are primarily a matter of
cultural production and preservation. However, to the extent
that they entail a selection of objects, persons and
‘traditions’ to be preserved and/or displayed, and a
choice of the places and forms of the exhibits, they
unavoidably involve economic, political and social stakes.
The heritage and museum boom occurring in many countries may
be linked to an increased economic and political competition
between localities, the enactment of multicultural policies,
as well as the growing involvement of local actors – private
citizens, families, foundations, NGOs, etc. Therefore,
heritage and museum projects may be considered as situated
at the intersection of a variety of arenas at the local,
national, regional and global levels. At the heart of
patrimonialization lies a scalar dynamic that raises the
question of whether we may talk of « heritage-scapes ».
These scapes would result from the encounter between Western
paradigms and alternative models of relating to the past,
and of producing and promoting culture.

We welcome contributions that address one of the following
sub-themes (cf. attached document):

–       OBJECTS : The social life of objects in museums and
heritage.
–       ARENAS : Intersections between scales
–       SITES: The social production of places
–       PARADIGMS: encounters between Western and other
models

Proposals for papers, with title, a 3,000 sign abstract
(including spaces), author’s name, affiliation and email
address are to be sent in word or rtf format. Please mention
the selected sub-theme. Proposals are to be sent to Laurence
Gillot (lgillot@ulb.ac.be); Irène Maffi
(irene.maffi@unil.ch) and/or Anne-Christine Trémon
(anne-christine.tremon@unil.ch

). We will send out
notifications around the end of April.

Meilleures salutations,
Anne-Christine Trémon

Maître d’enseignement et de recherche
Laboratoire d’anthropologie culturelle et sociale
Institut des Sciences Sociales
Université de Lausanne
1015 Lausanne
tel mobile 0033681537880

https://applicationspub.unil.ch/interpub/noauth/php/Un/UnPers.php?PerNum=1118122&LanCode=8&menu=coord

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CFP Les visiteurs photographes Un outil pour penser le musée

Appel à contributions : projet d’ouvrage collectif
Coordonné par Serge Chaumier, Anne Krebs et Mélanie Roustan
Les visiteurs photographes
Un outil pour penser le musée
Les visiteurs photographes posent une série de questions aux chercheurs en cela qu’ils interrogent l’institution du musée dans ses choix, ses orientations et dans son rapport à la société. L’autorisation ou l’interdiction faite aux publics de photographier ne relève pas seulement du juridique ou de la conservation préventive. Une philosophie du muséal s’y exprime dès lors que la photographie peut être un instrument de partage et d’appropriation, c’est-à-dire de médiation entre des œuvres, ceux qui en assurent la protection et l’exposition, et ceux qui les découvrent lors d’une visite. Interdire ou favoriser la prise de vue, ce n’est alors pas seulement une mesure de simple gestion.
Les nouvelles technologies ont bouleversé les usages de la photographie : tout à la fois la production des clichés (numérique, miniaturisation, smartphones), leurs appropriations et leurs diffusions (internet et ses espaces coopératifs et participatifs). Dans le même temps, la photographie a gagné ses lettres de noblesse comme discipline artistique et envahit les cimaises des musées, mais elle serait mise en cause par ceux-ci comme pratique populaire, cet art moyen qui conduit le visiteur à produire ses propres représentations.
Il est alors paradoxal de voir certains musées inviter le visiteur à mettre en ligne ses clichés (muséum de Toulouse, musée des beaux-arts de Montréal avec l’exposition Imagine…) ou à constituer son exposition virtuelle en ligne à partir de ses propres photographies (Musetrek, expérimenté au Louvre), quand d’autres institutions, à l’inverse, interdisent la prise de photographie par leurs visiteurs, comme le musée d’Orsay. Il y a derrière le geste anodin de la prise de vue des démarches singulières que le musée peut accompagner pour s’y révéler comme un opérateur de mise en culture. Ce sont ces questions que cet ouvrage invite à explorer, par une approche interdisciplinaire et empirique.
Au-delà d’une certaine actualité du thème, incarnée par les hésitations institutionnelles autour du choix d’interdire ou d’autoriser la photographie dans les musées (musée du Louvre, plus récemment, musée du Quai Branly qui ont tous deux opté pour l’autorisation de photographier les œuvres dans leurs collections permanentes), cet ouvrage, à vocation interdisciplinaire, se propose d’offrir des perspectives au débat : d’une part en confrontant l’analyse des logiques des usagers à celle des discours et pratiques professionnelles des établissements (conservation préventive, conditions de travail, gestion des flux…), d’autre part, en apportant une épaisseur historique, sociologique, scientifique et juridique à la question.
Axes thématiques :
1)      Pratiques photographiques in situ, usages des clichés a posteriori
Impact sur le regard porté aux œuvres, l’expérience de visite et son appropriation
Techniques du corps / sociabilités / dématérialisation / mémoire / représentation du patrimoine/ médiation / nouvelles technologies / espaces participatifs
2)      Dynamiques organisationnelles et institutionnelles
Généalogie et légitimité de la pratique photographique au musée, usage profane et usage savant
Hiérarchies / statuts / professionnels / amateurs / touristes / histoire de l’interdiction / production de la norme
3)      Production des normes
Enjeux juridiques de la production et de la diffusion de représentations personnalisées du « bien commun »
Propriété intellectuelle / propriété du patrimoine / droits d’auteur /droits de diffusion / image / espace public
Disciplines concernées :
Muséologie, ethnologie, sociologie, anthropologie, histoire, droit, sciences de gestion, sciences de l’information et de la communication, philosophie, histoire de l’art, conservation…
Éditeur :
La Documentation française
Collection « Musées-Mondes »
Calendrier :
Les propositions de contribution (résumé d’une demi-page + présentation de l’auteur) sont à envoyer avant le 15 février 2012 aux trois coordinateurs du projet :
Serge CHAUMIER, professeur à l’Université d’Artois
Anne KREBS, chef du service Études et recherche au Musée du Louvre
Mélanie ROUSTAN, chercheur associé au Centre de recherche sur les liens sociaux

CFP Ethical Issues in Empiric Research

French and German versions below
Dear Colleagues,

The Ethical and Deontological Think Tank (EDTT) of the Swiss Ethnological Society (SES) wants to open the discussion to case discussions, documenting ethical issues that researchers in empirical research faced concretely. In attachment you will find the call for paper in English, French and German.

We invite you to send your contribution before February 15th 2012 to the following adress: julie.perrin@unine.ch<mailto:julie.perrin@unine.ch>

For more information about the EDDT: http://www.seg-sse.ch/en/commissions/gred.shtml
(Unfortunately, the SES stand on the ethical issue in empirical research only exists in the French and German versions.)
_______________

Chers et chères Collègues,

Le Groupe de Réflexion Ethique et Déontologique (GRED) de la Société Suisse d’Ethnologie (SSE) souhaite offrir un espace de discussions de cas documentant la place de l’éthique dans les différents «moments» de la recherche empirique. Vous trouverez l’appel à contributions en français, allemand et anglais en pièces jointes.

Nous vous invitons à nous faire parvenir votre contribution avant le 15 février 2012 à l’adresse suivante: julie.perrin@unine.ch<mailto:julie.perrin@unine.ch>

Pour plus d’informations sur le GRED: http://www.seg-sse.ch/fr/commissions/gred.shtml
_____________________

Liebe KollegInnen,

Die Arbeitgruppe für Ethik und Deontologie (AED) der Schweizerischen Ethnologischen Gesellschaft (SEG) möchte einen Raum zum Fallbeispielen anbieten, die die ethischen Herausforderungen in der empirischen Forschung dokumentieren. In attachment ist der Aufruf zu Beiträgen auf Deutsch, Französisch und Englisch.

Wir laden Sie ein uns Ihren Beitrag bis zum 15. Februar 2012 per e-Mail an folgende Adresse zu senden: julie.perrin@unine.ch<mailto:julie.perrin@unine.ch>

Für weitere Informationen über die AED:http://www.seg-sse.ch/de/commissions/gred.shtml

 

 

CFP

 

Call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

Having taken a stand on the ethical issue in empirical research, the Ethical and  eontological Think Tank (EDTT) of the Swiss Ethnological Society (SES) wants to open the discussion to external contributions. Researchers are invited to write and submit case discussions that contribute to the debate. These case discussions have to be based on personal research experience and are intended to document ethical  issues that the researcher faced concretely. The author may also describe and justify the type of answers
that he/she chose. The accepted papers will be published on the website of the SES (www.seg-sse.ch)

Far from wanting to set up itself as a “controller” or a “guarantor” of ethics, the members of the EDTT reject any moralizing approach and wish to encourage the exchange of experiences. They propose to consider, in an educational and reflexive way, the different “moments” in research and their issues. The purpose is to demonstrate that ethnologists/anthropologists give great importance to the ethical dimension, though their actual responses have to vary according to specific contexts (therefore to the common issues of ethics correspond a broad pallet of responses, which echoes the particular
epistemological space of social sciences).

Contributions may be written in French, German and English and will have to focus on a particular moment of research,
a) fieldwork (from the preparation to the return from the field, including the fieldwork itself),
b) restitution of results to the various interlocutors,
c) teaching,
d) publication and data filing.

Privileged will be the contributions which will underline not only the specificity of the ethical issue from the point of view of the researchers facing other institutions, but especially the way every context of research obliges to negotiate adapted responses according to various interlocutors.

We invite you to send your contribution of 6’000 – 8’000 signs maximum (spaces included) with a summary of 1’500 signs (spaces included) before February 15th 2012 to the following address: julie.perrin@unine.ch

Timeline:
15/02/2012: reception of contributions for internal review by the EDTT
15/03/2012: feedback from reviewers and possible requests for modifications
May 2012: publication on the website of the SES

CFP EASA Conference Nanterre

As you may know, the next EASA Conference will take place in July 2012 (10-13) in Paris (Namterre): Several panels could be interesting in the heritage field, so do not hesitate to propose a paper for one of them.

La prochaine Conferene de l’EASA aura lieu a Paris (Nanterre) du 10 au 13 juillet prochain. Certains panels concernant de pres ou de loin les etudes sur le patrimoine. N’hesitez donc pas a proposer un papier.

Here is the list / Voici une liste non exhaustive :
W026 International organizations: global norms in practice
W031 Memory, trauma and methodological disquiet: when the past is too present
W036 Vernacular cosmopolitanisms in an age of anxiety
W094 Culture anxieties and global regimes: the politics of UNESCO in anthropological perspective
W109 Quelles perspectives pour une anthropologie des émotions? Les approches pragmatiques dans l’analyse des mobilisations en contexte d’incertitude

And here is the link / Et voici le lien:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2012/panels.php5?View=All%20Workshops

All the best,
Bien a vous,

Manon Istasse

Aspirante F.N.R.S.
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains -Institut de Sociologie
Avenue Jeanne, 44 – CP124 – B-1050 Bruxelles
Bureau : S12-109
Tél. : +32-2-650 34 22 – Fax : +32-2-650 43 37
Mail maistass@ulb.ac.be

CFP: Museums & Social Issues

Dear Colleagues,

/Museums & Social Issues/, a peer-reviewed journal published by Left Coast Press, is pleased to share a sneak peek at several potential themes for future issues of the journal (below). We welcome your feedback and invite you to contact MSI’s editor, Kris Morrissey, if you are interested in submitting, reviewing or helping with any of these topics: Morriss8@uw.edu or journaleditor@me.com.

Future Topics:
Being Human: How does current research shape and inform what it
means to be human? How is “being human” studied and viewed today
in the fields of philosophy, cognition, computer science, biology
and others? How are we as individuals, museums and a society
connecting with and grappling with changing ideas of our human-ness?

Prisons & US: The United States has the highest proportion of
our population in prison. What does this reflect about our
society? How are prisons experienced by those within? How has the
concept and practice of prison shaped our music, literature,
identity? How have museums reflected life in prisons or served
populations within prisons?

Aging: How does aging affect the way we live in the 21st
century? What are the implications of aging on government,
relationships, and family structures? How is research changing our
assumptions about aging? What are the implications of an aging
population on museums and other cultural and educational
institutions?

Homelessness: Who are the homeless and what is the path to
homelessness? What is the daily life and culture of the homeless?
What are the rights, hopes and future for those without homes? How
do museums connect with and tell the stories of these audiences?

Exhibit, Book or Program Reviews: The journal is always
interested in reviews of exhibit, books and museum projects that
address these or any other questions or issues of concern to society.

For information about submissions and deadlines contact: _journaleditor@me.com <mailto:journaleditor@me.com>_

Editor: Kris Morrissey (_Morriss8@uw.edu <mailto:Morriss8@uw.edu>_)

Managing Editor: Alex Curio


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Left Coast Press, Inc.
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CFP Worshop Cultural heritage in the light of rural restructuring, Greece

XXIV ESRS Congress 22‐25 August 2011, Chania, Greece

9. Cultural heritage in the light of rural restructuring

Convenors:
Karoline Daugstad and Christoph Kirchengast, Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Centre for Rural Research, Norway, karoline.daugstad@svt.ntnu.no, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck, Austria, christoph.kirchengast@uibk.ac.at

Rural restructuring is a substantially researched field within the context of the ESRS addressing economic, social and environmental dimensions. The focus of this working group is first and foremost the cultural dimension in the context of rural restructuring, more specifically cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is in this context understood in a broad sense including material structures like buildings and other built structures and intangible heritage like traditions, customs, practices and knowledge. Cultural heritage further embrace ‘canonised’ appointed heritage as in world heritage or protected sites and monuments, as well as the more vernacular heritage like cultural elements surrounding all of us in some sense and of different meaning to different people. Objects, sites or practices don’t exist as heritage on their own. Their existence as heritage is always the product of social or discursive construction. Thus heritage is fluid. It can be contested, dissonant or represent and create inequality – both on global and local scales.

Cultural heritage in this wide sense is a part of rural restructuring – it interrelates with structural changes, it can be accentuated as an asset for value adding. Different processes revolving around cultural heritage can come in conflict, for example: The realisation of the economic potential of cultural heritage can be detrimental to protection, or, on the other hand, represent a financial opportunity for restoration of the same heritage as well as contribute to the local politics of identity and belonging. Local initiatives to highlight heritage as part of place making or branding can increase the attraction of a place and boost economic development. On the other hand, a few powerful local stakeholders can control such initiatives and may exclude alternative visions of future development.

A number of factors are interwoven and can be in conflict or harmony. Under the main topic of cultural heritage in a rural setting, papers are welcome addressing the following topics:

  • Designated heritage – whose heritage? Issues of representation and appropriation
  • Dissonant or contested heritage
  • Managing heritage: Participatory aspects
  • Managing heritage: a balancing act between diversity and inequality?
  • The economic potential in cultural heritage – promises and pitfalls
  • Defining cultural heritage: Issues of power and ideology

http://esrs2011.maich.gr/wp_list.html#wp09

CFP: Urbanité et tourisme

Urbanité et tourisme

Appel à articles de la revue Espaces et sociétés

Ce dossier thématique vise à travailler, dans une perspective nouvelle et originale, les rapports entre urbanité et tourisme, soit les différents liens existant entre le rapport touristique au monde (pratiques, représentations, imaginaire, lieux) et la qualité urbaine (urbanité, centralité, citadinité, espace public, formes des rapports sociaux). Ce croisement laisse derrière lui les questions classiques du « tourisme urbain » (au sens de « tourisme dans les villes ») et élargit le questionnement à toutes les manifestations de l’urbain – qu’il s’agisse des métropoles, des métapoles, des petites villes, des stations touristiques, des quartiers touristiques d’une agglomération… – et à toutes les manifestations du touristique – qu’il s’agisse des pratiques, des représentations, de l’imaginaire, de l’image, etc. Plus précisément, l’objectif de ce dossier est de travailler aussi bien sur les synergies, que sur les tensions et sur les paradoxes caractérisant les relations entre urbanité et tourisme (production, consommation et destruction d’urbanité par le tourisme et inversement mise en tourisme et sortie du tourisme au travers du développement de l’urbanité).

Calenda : http://calenda.revues.org/nouvelle18406.html

CFP: Les aléas de la patrimonialisation urbaine

Les aléas de la patrimonialisation urbaine

Appel à articles de la revue Espaces et sociétés

Résumé

Omniprésente dans les projets, plans et programmes d’aménagement portant sur des espaces construits, la patrimonialisation urbaine doit être interrogée. En tant que concept, d’abord, elle souffre d’ambiguïté, n’étant plus limitée à la préservation de traces matérielles du passé pour des raisons esthétiques ou culturelles. Elle tend maintenant à englober des réalisations récentes ou des lieux « ordinaires » avec les pratiques localisées qui y sont associées. Cette extension survient dans une conjoncture socio-historique où le rapport au temps, qu’il s’agisse du présent ou de l’avenir, est marqué par l’incertitude. D’où la nécessité d’une clarification sur la ou les significations à donner au terme de patrimonialisation appliqué à l’urbanisation en cours.

Calenda: http://calenda.revues.org/nouvelle18408.html

CFP: Sharing cultures 2011

Sharing Cultures 2011
International Conference on Intangible Heritage
Tomar – PORTUGAL
3 – 6 July 2011

Call for papers now open at:
http://sc2011.greenlines-institute.org

– Title: Sharing Cultures 2011
– Dates: 3 – 6 July 2011
– Place: Tomar
– Country: Portugal
– Scope: Sharing Cultures 2011 follows the path established by the previous Conference on Intangible Heritage (Sharing Cultures 2009) and aims at pushing further the discussion on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), under the main topics proposed by the UNESCO Convention (please refer to the list of Topics). Now that the concept of ICH has gained its rightful place among the scientific community and that a large number of research works are recognised as fundamental pieces for the comprehension of human societies, organisations and ways of living, scientific events that gather scholars, researchers and academics with on-going work on ICH are privileged moments to share experiences, problems, questions and conclusions. Sharing Cultures 2011 aims at being one of those moments, gathering some of the most prominent researchers in this area, inviting all Delegates to share their recent work and achievements. Furthermore, Sharing Cultures 2011 will include a number of workshops on traditional craftsmanship, promoting some hands-on experience to all Delegates, who will have the opportunity to learn from the real owners of traditional know-how. Authors intending to submit papers to Sharing Cultures 2011 are encouraged to address one of the topics of the Conference, making evidence of ongoing research work. The Conference will welcome papers and presentations on field work, case studies and theoretical approaches to ICH.

– Contact persons:
Alberto Moreno (Mr.) – Secretariat –  sc2011@greenlines-institute.org<mailto:sc2011@greenlines-institute.org>
Sérgio Lira (Prof.) – Co-Chairman –  slira@greenlines-institute.org<mailto:slira@greenlines-institute.org>

– Organiser:
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377, S.12
4750-106 Barcelos
PORTUGAL
Telephone: + 351 253 815 037
Fax: + 351 253 824 730
mail@greenlines-institute.org<

CFP Special Interest Panel Reverse-Exoticism: Writing Practices, Alternative Voices and Heritagization

2010 Conference: Tourism and Seductions of Difference

Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 Sept 2010

Call for Papers / Special Interest Panels

http://sites.google.com/site/tourismcontactculture/project-definition

Reverse-Exoticism: Writing Practices, Alternative Voices and Heritagization

Cyril Isnart (Cidehus-Universidade de Évora)

Ema Pires (CRIA-ISCTE and Universidade de Évora)

While academics have studied ‘heritage’ mainly in terms of a national or elite construction, this panel is interested in the increasingly loud claims to ‘heritage’ emanating from minorities and small social groups. Evoking Michel De Certeau (1988), our emphasis here is on analysing ‘scriptural practices’, both as cultural apparatus and means of production and objectification of minorities’ alternative voices.

In contexts of colonial and social domination, the social identity of many minorities was formed through processes of cultural « exotization ». Exogenous definitions often made it difficult for dominated societies or social classes to claim independent or otherwise autonomous forms of ‘heritage’.

In the recent past, many minorities and small groups have used writing to engage in a process that could be qualified as « reverse-exoticism ». Such a process has become highly visible in the field of literature, the arts and cultural studies, but also in recent normative actions by international organizations, namely Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention (2003) and the European Commission Faro Convention (2005). The access to literacy and thus the ability to tell and write one’s own story appear to have been a key issue marking this turning point in history.

This panel wishes to examine the various motifs underlying the productions of texts by minority groups and their allure within a global cultural economy within which the very idea of ‘minority’ has become a tourist attraction. We welcome papers with a theoretical and/or empirical focus on the role of writing in the construction of ‘inner exoticisms’ and what we term ‘reverse-exoticisms’. Key issues to be discussed are (1) appropriations of transnational ‘heritagization’ patterns by dominated people; (2) social conflicts accompanying or made manifest through processes of ‘heritagization’; and (3) processes of revitalization or defolklorization of cultural practices, both in post-colonial and Western contexts.

Paper proposals (250 words plus contact, scientific affiliation and discipline) are due by 1st May 2010. Contacts: isnart@uevora.pt and epires@uevora.pt

Reference:

De Certeau, M 1988 (1984) «The Scriptural Economy», The Practice of Everyday life [translation of Arts de Faire], Berkeley, University of California Press, pp.131-133.