[URBANTH-L] CFP: Mapping, Memory and the City: An Interdisciplinary Conference (Liverpool)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Sun Jun 21 09:05:11 EDT 2009

Mapping, Memory and the City

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Liverpool,
25-26 February 2010

School of Architecture / School of Politics and Communication Studies


This conference invites a re-evaluation of the role of maps and mapping 
practices in cultural explorations of urban space and memory. We invite 
contributions from across a broad interdisciplinary field, drawing together 
scholars and practitioners working in film and cultural studies, 
architecture, geography, urban studies, as well as those with interests in 
social and cultural memory, archival practice and urban heritage. Of special 
interest are contributions addressing the role of film and film 
historiography in relation to place, landscape and urban memory. Scholars, 
filmmakers and designers engaged in all forms of moving image practice are 
particularly encouraged to submit proposals relevant to the conference 
theme. While the trope of 'mapping' has remained a prominent fixture in the 
lexicon of recent cultural criticism and debate, studies which seek to go 
beyond exclusively metaphorical applications of maps and mapping, and which 
engage more actively with cartographic practices and resources (such as, for 
example, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology) remain 
comparatively under-developed. This conference will draw on current 
developments in this and other areas of research and practice. Suggested 
themes include:

GIS & digital mapping in urban cultural studies
Psychogeography, memory and urban form
Cinematic and moving image cartographies
Digital cartography and architectural and urban design practice
Landscape and memory in amateur film practice
Maps, memory and pedagogic practice
Maps, memory and archival practice
Movie Mapping: film, place-marketing and urban tourism
Movie Mapping for architecture and urban design
Urban geographies of film production
Mapping audience and film reception
Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Robert C. Allen, Department of History, University of North 
Carolina, Chapel Hill
Professor Mark Neumann, School of Communication, Northern Arizona University

For enquiries and further details contact Dr Les Roberts 
(les.roberts at liverpool.ac.uk) or Dr Ryan Shand (r.shand at liverpool.ac.uk).

Please submit proposals for papers (300 words maximum) by e-mail to 
cityinfilm at liverpool.ac.uk. We also welcome proposals for panels and 

Initial deadline for paper proposals:30 June 2009
Deadline for panel and exhibit proposals:30 June 2009
Final deadline for paper proposals15 September 2009
Notification of acceptance:October 2009
Date for RegistrationDecember 2009
Final submission deadline for full papers:7 January 2010

A full programme of screenings, social events and city visits will be 
included in the conference programme.
Information on booking and registration will be posted to the website 
shortly: www.liv.ac.uk/lsa/cityinfilm
Selected papers and abstracts will be published in the conference programme.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

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