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Call for Proposals: Cultural Heritage at the Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries

Under the framework of Una Europa's Seed Funding Chair on Cultural Heritage, the Una Europa International Conference on Cultural Heritage at Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries will take place at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on 5–6 June 2023.

We invite established researchers, doctoral researchers and master's students to submit abstracts by 6 April 2023.

About the conference

Cultural Heritage at the Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries aims to be a forum for debate on the current state of knowledge in the field of cultural heritage of urban peripheries.

The conference welcomes proposals on the following cross-cutting issues:

  • Relationships between peripheral heritage and metropolisation
  • Interpretation of heritage in the urban peripheries
  • Local communities’ involvement in the management, protection and enhancement of the heritage of urban peripheries
  • Decolonisation of cultural heritage of the urban and metropolitan peripheries
  • Heritage of ethnic communities in the urban and metropolitan peripheries
  • Industrial heritage, social housing, and their preservation
  • Digital collections related to urban and metropolitan peripheries
  • Tourism and cultural heritage in the urban peripheries: new attractions? new tourists? new discourses?

Provisional programme

  • Sunday 4 June 2023: Pre-conference excursion in the Paris metropolis
  • Monday 5 June 2023
    • Morning: Welcome session and plenary session
    • Afternoon: Parallel sessions
  • Tuesday 6 June 2023:
    • Morning: Parallel sessions
    • Afternoon: Plenary (round table) and closing event

How to apply

  • Please send abstracts (approximately 500 words) and a one-page CV to Maria Gravari-Barbas ( and Maria García Hernádez (
  • Submission deadline: Thursday 6 April 20230
  • Contributors will be notified of acceptance by Thursday 27 April 2023.

Contact information

For more information, please contact: