CfP – Panel at SIEF2017 conference, 26–30 March 2017, Göttingen Germany

CfP – Panel at SIEF2017 conference, 26–30 March 2017, Göttingen Germany


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Call for Paper – Panel at SIEF2017 conference, 26–30 March 2017, Göttingen Germany


Dwelling in the Festive City (Call is open till Nov. 7th)


We encounter the world by dwelling in it, by unfolding space and time. Dwelling means becoming entangled in a meshwork of relations between human and non-humans (including technology), and the past and the present. While the mechanisms of identity building, heritage and economic regulations have been extensively studied with regard to feasts, this panel will examine the multiple ways of dwelling in the festive city that stand between the public and the private, the local and the global, and the various cultural contexts that link the concepts of “dwelling”, “place”, “space” and “belonging”.


City feasts are famous for their power to create a common identity among the population of cities and in some cases of regions and nations. Many feasts are organized by their city’s governing body in cooperation with different local groups, and they seem to share certain traits: there is a high degree of civic participation, and during the feast the participating groups occupy certain places in the town at specific times, temporarily converting public places into (semi-)private areas. These feasts are frequently of interest to the national and international media (online and TV), attract international tourists, and have links to the countryside. Consequently, during feasts particular styles of dwelling in the city emerge.

We are inviting scholars from various academic fields to discuss theoretical frameworks and empirical findings on issues related to dwelling in the festive city.


Paper proposals must consist of:


  • a paper/contribution title
  • the name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words


Unfortunately submitting has to be done filling in a grim online-form which does not accept proposals not complying with these regulations. Please find further information regarding regulations of submitting papers under:


Submit you proposals via the following web page: (at the bottom of the page you will find the button “propose paper”). The panel has the code number Urba07 and can be found in the section “Urban”, just in case you search it without following the provided link.

Note: All paper proposals must be submitted via the link provided at the web page of the panel. Due to the regulations of the conference we cannot accept papers submitted to us personally!
Tobias Boos (Geographisches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Fabio Mugnaini (Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali, Politiche e Cognitive, Università degli Studi di Siena)