Call for papers: IGU Thematic Conference Heritage Geographies: Politics, Uses and Governance of the Past, Lecce (Italy), May 29-31 2020

The IGU Commission History of Geography would like to draw attention to the following call for papers:

SOUTHERN THINKING. HERITAGE, MIGRATION AND MEDITERRANEAN CULTURES

For this session, we welcome empirical or theoretical contributions that place heritage- related issues in the context of Mediterranean histories, cultures and circulations. The Mediterranean has disgracefully become a (disputed and violent) frontier, while in several historical periods it has been a “valley” putting different cultures in mutual communication and cross-pollination. These notions, which are expressed in a heterogeneous way, can be found in the works of classical geographers such as Carl Ritter and Elisée Reclus, of artists such as Paul Signac and Henri Matisse and leading 20th-century European intellectuals such as Paul Valéry, Albert Camus and Gilles Deleuze. More recently, similar ideas have returned in the ‘Southern Thinking’ by Franco Cassano and in the concept of multiple ‘Souths’ by the Latin American authors of the Modernity-Coloniality-Decoloniality movement. Contributions refreshing the relations between these lines of thought and debates on geography and heritage, tangible and intangible, would be greatly appreciated.

We would especially like to receive proposals on:

Decolonial thinking and geographies of the Souths
Southern thinking and postcolonial, decolonial and anticolonial approaches in geography and cognate disciplines
Southern thinking and decoloniality in their relation to feminism and gendered approaches
Mediterranean worlds and metaphors in geography
Historical geographies of Italy and other Mediterranean countries
Historical geographies and geopolitics of land and sea
Critical and radical geographies and their relations to heritage issues
Works and lives of geographers committed to intercultural dialogue, anti-racism and anti-colonialism
Geopoetics, artistic and literary geographies from/about the Souths
Geography and geophilosophy
Geographies of migration and culture’s meetings
Any other topic in the history and philosophy of geography
[Organisers: Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg and Federico Ferretti]

To submit your abstract, please follow the guidelines below and send it to

info@heritagegeographies.it

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When submitting your abstract, please include:
• Submitter’s contact details (Full first and family name(s), email, phone number, country)
• Presenting author’s and co-Authors’ details (Full first and family name(s), postal address, mail)
• Affiliation details: Institution/Company/University, city, country
• Abstract type: poster or oral
• Session number
• Abstract title
• Abstract text: the abstract should not exceed 2500 characters spaces included
• Keywords: up to 5 keywords may be provided

http://www.heritagegeographies.it/home.htm

Deadline: 31st December 2019 Acceptance: 31st January 2020

For info : federico.ferretti@ucd.ie

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