[Oberlist] DE* CfP: Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes, Panel, Lyon, 27-30.8.2008]

oberlist mailing list ober la emdash.org
Mie Oct 10 16:43:01 CEST 2007

Moldova Young Artists Association "Oberliht"
skype: us.vladimir
.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
portal informational pentru arta si cultura din Moldova
information gateway for arts and culture from Moldova

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [balkans] CfP: Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes, Panel,
Lyon, 27-30.8.2008
From:    "Dr. Wladimir Fischer" <wlado la gmx.at>
Date:    Tue, October 9, 2007 23:34
To:      undisclosed-recipients:;

Dear colleagues,

I would be grateful if you would forward this call for papers or even
submit a paper proposal:

Self-Representation and Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes

a session at the

IXth International Conference on Urban History
Comparative History of European Cities
European Association for Urban History
Lyon, 27th – 30th August 2008


Deadline November 1st 2007

Session abstract:
Self-Representation and Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes

The 19th century is known as the period when modern discourse was
established in European societies, promoted initially by urban
‘middle classes’. A similar process can be observed in Balkan cities,
even though it is also well known that it happened in a different
context and from different starting conditions.

The Balkan urban classes had to negotiate more and/or other
differences than was the case in western cities – what was specific
in the Balkans, was the urge to negotiate a stigmatized past and
perceived yet experienced peripherality. These issues of difference
were attributed to the Ottoman legacy, and came in addition to class,
gender and race.

This session is open to contributions that discuss the ways in which
Balkan elites established a new social hegemony under the pretext of
Ottoman legacies in the urban environment, putting an emphasis on
lived ways of self-representation: rituals, consumption, networks,
societies, communication, media, cultural life, and the built

Topics may include but do not have to be limited to: literary
communication, audiences, societies and leisure clubs, processions,
festivities and monuments, theatre life, sports and negotiations of
the Ottoman heritage, such as the re-design of the cityscape. The
time period is the ‘long’ 19th century.

Contributions addressing the differences between cities within a
country or of different countries are especially welcome.


For full informations, including session titles and session abstracts,
visit the conference web site: http://eauh.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

Dr. Wladimir Fischer

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban History
Gasometer D
Guglg. 14
1110 Wien

wladimir.fischer la univie.ac.at

+43-1-4000-84875 (office/Tuesdays)


Balkan Academic News

Mai multe informații despre lista de discuții oberlist