ERC Open Jerusalem – Call for papers – International symposium Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840–1940): New Archives and Perspectives on Urban Citizenship and Global Entanglements 10–12 May 2016 Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece
The ERC-funded project Open Jerusalem, directed by Vincent Lemire, is organizing its first international symposium entitled “Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840–1940): New Archives and Perspectives on Urban Citizenship and Global Entanglements”. The event will take place at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno (Crete, Greece) on 10–12 May 2016.
The ERC Open Jerusalem project aims to unlock and connect different archives and sources in order to investigate the ordinary entangled history of a global city through the lens of the concept of urban citizenship (citadinité). The objective is to produce historical narratives that focus on the way residents interacted with each other, inhabited and appropriated space(s). The symposium intends to be a forum for deepening discussions and opening scientific debates, based on contributions by scholars specializing in related topics, urban historians and specialists of the region. Therefore all participants are kindly requested to remain in Rethymno for the duration of the symposium. Papers should address topics such as:
We encourage comparative approaches and original studies based on new material and innovative papers, which will be published in a volume after the symposium.
English will be the language for all papers, presentations and discussions. We invite scholars to respond to this call for papers with a short CV, a title and a short abstract (ca. 200 words), including the sources that will be used, by 17 January 2016.
The draft versions of the papers should be ready before the symposium (deadline 31 March 2016) and circulated in advance in order to leave enough time for discussants and participants to read the entire collection of contributions. The Open Jerusalem project will be pleased to cover the travel and accommodation costs.
Abstracts should be sent to Dr Angelos Dalachanis (email@example.com), a member of the Open Jerusalem team, who can also provide more information.