Call for Papers: Polish Postmodernism

The German Historical Institute Warsaw organizes a conference in the topic of Polish Postmodernism. The deadline for proposals is 28 February 2018.

Call for Papers: Polish Postmodernism
German Historical Institute Warsaw – 27/28 September 2018
Organised by:
Dr Annika Wienert, German Historical Institute, Warsaw
Prof. Florian Urban, Glasgow School of Art/ German Historical Institute, Warsaw

„Our conference aims at putting Polish postmodern architecture into an international perspective that straddles the Iron Curtain, and at the same time relating it to broader questions of economic and social history. Contributions may address particular architectural projects, discourse and intellectual history, as well as architectural and planning policy against the background of the social and economic structure in the Polish People’s Republic.
What was the significance of postmodern architecture under state socialism in Poland? To which extent was Polish postmodernism an outcome of political and economic upheavals? What was its relation to postmodernism in the West, or other socialist countries, and how can the similarities and differences be explained? What were its precedents and influences? These and other questions will be discussed at our conference. We encourage contributions in the field of art/architectural history as well as general, economic and social history and related disciplines. Contributions may focus on a time period that might span from the events of 1968/1970 to the post-communist era.

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2018
An abstract of 400-600 words plus short biographical information should be emailed to wienert(dot) and f.urban(dot) Contributions should be in English or Polish.
The German Historical Institute will cover the cost for travel and accommodation for invited speakers.

More details here.

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