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Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:17am
Charlotte Coull/Tina Janssen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

27th-28th February 2020, University of Manchester.  

Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London.

The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making.    

OPEN CALL /II. Zip-Scene Conference on Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces / #kaleidoscopicview

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:46pm
Zip-Scene Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Proposed dates:

10-12 November, 2019


Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary


Interactive Narratives – the Future of Storytelling and Immersion in mixed reality mediums and performing arts. This conference aims to investigate whether XR/extended reality (VR/AR/MR) works will acquire a status comparable to film, performing arts and video games in the near future. On this basis, they are looking forward to papers that address narrative experiences enabled by XR and especially VR technologies. In addition, they want to challenge established storytelling strategies and instead more thoroughly analyse ways of creating engaging experiences. 


Vektor - Open Call: Share Your VR/Experience with us!

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:22pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

’Vektor’ is Hungary’s first artistic and documentary VR-section, organized by Random Error Studio and Zip-Scene Conference. It will take place 13–16 November, in the frame of the 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. They are looking forward to creations that recreate the narrative concept in VR, and that take up the challenge of making use of different content types – for new immersive, interactive storytelling formats. The theme is ‘the Zone’, a nod to the 40th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky’s philosophical movie, Stalker.

Architecture, Space, & Literature

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's 117th annual conferenceDate: Thursday, November 14th until Sunday, November 17thLocation: San Diego, CA at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotelSession: Architecture, Space, and LiteraturePrimary Area/ Secondary Area: Theory, Aesthetics, and Science / Cultural, Historical, and Political StudiesPresiding Officer: Angela Gattuso (University of Denver)Description: The Architecture, Space, and Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of “Send in the Clowns.” As an example, paper topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the the architecture and/or space of: circuses, castles

CFP: Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:27pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


for a topical issue of Open Theology

Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description


Edited by:

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (UC Davis and Jesuit School of Theology)

James Nelson (University of Valparaiso)

Aaron Preston (University of Valparaiso)



3rd MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING - International Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:18am
University of Gdansk, InMind Supprt,
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019


In our increasingly fast-paced societies, where information is abundant and its reception is superficial, human memory appears to be an endangered phenomenon. This is why we would like to take a closer look at the complex processes of memory. These include forgetting, neglecting, negation, and detachment, along with creating, recollecting, remembering, regaining memories, and reconstructing one’s relationship with the past. We are deeply interested in examples and consequences of altered memories: invention, fabrication, deception, indoctrination or propaganda. We invite reflection on mutual relations between memory and imagination, fantasising and manipulating, forgetting and creating.

More than Meets the Ear - Sound & Short Fiction

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:58am
University of Vienna (Austria)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening. Some publications in this vibrant field focus on voice/s, others explore the theorisation, representation and political (re-) evaluation of noise/s or investigate how hearing may interact with vision, touch, taste and smell.

Contemporary American Fiction in the Age of Innovation

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:02am
Pierre Patoine / Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Call for papers




International conference in Paris · January 24-25, 2020

Universities Sorbonne Nouvelle & Vincennes Saint-Denis



Paul Virilio In Memoriam


“The novel in the embrace of new technologies will be the novel that writes itself.”

 “Will advancing technology revitalize human consciousness or drown it forever?”