Graffiti – understood as a hand-written message inscribed on an exposed wall, in a place that is accessible to a public – is the subject of growing interest among the social sciences. Anthropologists, sociologists, art historians and some historians have highlighted the specific issues of this form of communication, expressed through an original medium that has for long remained marginalized.
This conference is therefore intended as a forum for reflection, prior to the publication of a thematic journal issue dedicated to political graffiti and its relation to public space.
This conference is organised as a workshop open to the public, with the aim of writing a special issue of a journal. It will take place on Friday 2nd October 2020 at the Université de Paris. The language of the conference will be French, but English papers are welcome.
In order to encourage exchanges, each participant will be invited to discuss another paper. For that reason, papers should be submitted by September 1st.
Paper proposals (max. 2000 characters) and a short bibliography should be sent to the three following email addresses by May 15th, 2020:
Organisers will respond to proposals by late May 2020.
This conference is organised in partnership with the Institut d’histoire du temps présent (Paris 8-CNRS), the Université de Paris, LARCA UMR 8225 and the Iris Scripta-PSL program, “Histoire et pratiques de l’écrit.”