CFP: From Sacred City to Secular Town: Urban Dynamics and New Memories, Conference in Lisboa (4-6 November 2015)

International Conference, Lisboa (4-6 November 2015)
 
Call for Paper
The extinction and secularization of religious houses resulting from the liberal revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe and Latin America caused deep changes in the use of monastic buildings and in the surrounding urban landscape. The impact of the secularization of the religious houses on the urban development of the liberal Lisbon has been studied in the research project LxConventos. Coinciding with the end of the project, an international conference will be held in Lisbon with the aim giving the topic a broad international perspective.
How did former convents contribute to the transformation processes of the territory, the landscape and the nascence of the modern city? The conference not only intends to compare the diversity of scenarios of urban metamorphosis and adaptive use of former religious houses, but proposes a platform for sharing information and methodological issues in a multidisciplinary perspective (architectural history, urban history, archaeology, heritage conservation, urban planning).
Papers’ proposals should fit in one of the following themes:

  • Relationships between the urbanization of the monastic proprieties and urban planning processes.
  • Functional reconversion of convent buildings after their secularization.
  • Memories, traces and heritagization of secularized religious houses.
  • Monastic heritage in the contemporary city. Present and future. 
Papers’ proposals and presentations must be in Portuguese, Spanish or English. They will include: 1° title, 2° abstract (max. 500 words), 3° CV (max. 400 words), to be sent to: lxconventos@gmail.com

 
Call for papers submission process :
15 June 2015: submission of paper proposals.
15 July 2015: notification of paper acceptance.
4-6 November 2015: conference.
20 December 2015: full text submission.
 
Contacts and further information:
LxConventos Project – lxconventos@gmail.com
https://lxconventos.wordpress.com/call-for-papers-eng/

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