Call For Papers: Entangled Urbanisms: History, Place, and the Shaping of Cities
17th - 18th May 2018, Evanston, United States
DATE: 18/9/2017
"The Department of Art History at Northwestern University will hold a symposium on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 2018, on the topic of entangled urbanisms. The scholarly gathering seeks to examine methodological challenges and opportunities presented by the study of the interconnectedness of cities via comparative analyses and approaches, with special focuses on research that links places in a global perspective, leaning toward studies of particular cases rather than historiographical in nature. Papers can touch upon all historical periods, though special consideration will be given to topics on the built environment since the year 1400. The symposium takes as its inspiration the innovative research on Paris and Chicago by David Van Zanten, who will provide a response to the symposium at its end.

Symposium speakers who do not reside locally will receive round-trip, economy airfare to Chicago/Evanston, two night´s accommodation in Evanston (three nights for international travelers), an honorarium of $500, and a travel stipend intended to cover ground transportation and some meals not provided during the symposium. Local speakers will receive the honorarium and symposium meals."

Please email proposals to Jess Escobar ( Include in your proposal: name and affiliation, paper title, 200-word abstract, and a brief CV, all in a single PDF file. 

Key dates:
September 18 2017 - Deadline for submissions
October 11 2017 - Notification of accepted papers
May 17-18 2018 -Conference