Call for paper proposals: Palaces and Urban Dynamics:  Centers of Power and Knowledge in Europe — Évora, Portugal, 5 – 7 November, 2015

Due 10 May 2015

The European palaces established more than mere residences of monarchs, princes, cardinals, aristocrats and bourgeois. They were centers of power, solid social and political symbols, and also production centers for culture, arts and science. On the other hand, they played a fundamental role by motivating the renovation and expansion of cities. In a broad sense, we can consider the palace as a center that marked not only the inner spaces, but also its surroundings.

Starting from this premise and taking the opportunity of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the construction of the so called Palácio de D. Manuel in Évora, this is the ideal context for organizing an international conference entitled“Palaces and Urban Dynamics: centers of power and knowledge in Europe.”

For this international meeting we have invited experts of a wide range of disciplines that includes the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The areas that will guide the papers to be presented in this multilingual Congress will be:

1. Palaces and polarization, the renovation and expansion of urban space;
2. The palace in architectural and artistic reading;
3. The palace, institutions and powers;
4. The courts, label and social actors;
5. Palace, culture and knowledge;
6. Palace, tourism and new heritage uses

For instructions on how to submit a proposal:

http://www.palaciomanuel.uevora.pt/index.php

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