The First “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
August 23, 2019
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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, FES Acatlán

The First “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference

The FES Acatlán through the Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor of convene the 1st International Congress "Connections and dimensions of urban space" It will take place from October 23 to 25, 2019 on this university campus.

The city is a mainly cultural and human environment which concerns us in more specific ways than other spaces. In the context of urban space many aspects of our civilization, our history and imagination take shape; we interact and develop as individuals; our trajectories and social links get mapped and materialized. Thus, the I “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference intends to open an interdisciplinary space where researchers whose work revolves around human and imaginary aspects of urban space can present their findings and be welcomed in an open discussion forum.

Research Strands

1.-The call is addressed to all those researchers (teaching and research staff and students in the process of completing the thesis) both attached to the FES Acatlán and other institutions who are interested in getting in touch with researchers of their own and other disciplines in a critical and proactive dialogue. It includes, but is not limited to philologists, philosophers, linguists, historians, geographers, archaeologists, architects, urban planners, sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists. We welcome, among others, proposals that deal with the following issues:

a)      Connected History and Urban Space

b)      Urban Imaginaries

c)      Linguistics and the city

d)      Literature, cinema, music, art end the city

e)      Historical Archaeology

f)       Philosophy of the city

g)      Urban sustainability

h)      Urban identity

i)       Urban aesthetics

j)       City and technology

k)      Intersectionality (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class) and urban spaces

l)       Gentrification

m)   Migration

n)      Borders

o)      Urban design

p)      Urban analysis

q)      The right to the city


2.- Proposals will be received in the Spanish and English languages.

3.- Send proposal’s title, 350 word abstract, author’s name and institutional adscription.

4.- All proposals for papers will be received via email by Dr. Elisa T. Di Biase,  at the National University of Mexico (UNAM, FES Acatlán), in Mexico City, at from April 1st and up to August the 23rd.


Elisa T. Di Biase is an assistant professor at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), at the FES Acatlán campus. She majored in Hispanic Literature at the UNAM, obtained a master's degree in Literary Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid and a PhD in Intercultural and Literary Studies at the same institution. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Philological Research of the UNAM. Her lines of research are the urban space in contemporary literature and current heterodox spiritual poetry. She coordinates the multidisciplinary research seminar "Human dimensions of urban space" at FES Acatlán.