Monday, April 25, 2016

The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2016

The final deadline to submit an abstract to The IAFOR International Conference on the City (City2016) is May 15, 2016. Submit, present and enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain.

Held alongside the IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies at the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, from Saturday, July 16 - Monday, July 18, 2016, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "The City: Site and History" along with City 2016 Keynote Speakers, Professor Bill Ashcroft of University of NSW and Alonso Carnicer MacDermott of TV3, conference chairs, invited speakers and more.

This IAFOR conference welcomes submissions from all over the world and we encourage you to join us in Barcelona to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016
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***Join IAFOR at City2016 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on the City, Global Studies, Globalization and more.
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

*Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

*See the full schedule of our conferences in Japan, Dubai, Hawaii, Barcelona and the UK on our website.

***The 2016 conference theme

The City2016 conference theme is "The City: Site and History". Cities exist in both space and time. How have cities taken on their different shapes – residencies, commercial quarters, waves of settlement and expansion? Why have they taken on specific locations – riverside geographies, trade routes, fortification, population flows, religion, food, migration? How has their siting played into history, politics and culture?

We anticipate exciting interdisciplinary response from scholars and practitioners in the arts, humanities and (social) sciences, from artists and writers, to urban planners, designers, and futurists.

We welcome abstracts in the open call in the following sub-themes and academic (inter)disciplines:

The Smart City, The Future City and the Future of the City
The Built City & The Mapped City (Urban Planning, Architecture and Design)
Governing, Managing & Surveilling the City
Media and the City
Migration, Multiculturalism and the City
The Divided City
The City: Finance, Financing and Competition
Hospitality. Tourism and the City
The Sustainable City
Health and Wellbeing in the City
Educating the City
History and the City
City Voices & City Sounds (The Musical City)
The Artistic & Literary City
The Underground City: Night, Sex and Death

IAFOR looks forward to welcoming you to Barcelona, Spain.

Please visit the Cultural & Area Studies page of the IAFOR website for details:

***City2016 Conference Chairs and Keynote Speakers

Professor Bill Ashcroft
City2016 Keynote Speaker
University of NSW, Australia
Keynote Presentation: Transnation: The Transnational Within

Alonso Carnicer MacDermott
City2016 Keynote Speaker
News Reporter, TV3, Spain
Keynote Presentation: Recovering the memory of Barcelona's shanty towns

Dr. A. Robert Lee
City2016 Conference Chair

Belén Martín-Lucas
Global2016 Keynote Speaker
Associate Professor, University of Vigo, Spain
Keynote Presentation: Speculations on Posthuman Love: Nalo Hopkison's Response to Neoliberal Necropolitics

Gloria Montero
Global2016 Featured Speaker
Novelist, Playwright & Poet
Featured Presentation: Filling in the Lonely, Empty Places

Featured Panel & Presenters: Postcolonial Crime Fiction: A Global Phenomenon

Catalina (Caty) Ribas Segura
Global2016 Featured Panellist
University College for Higher Education Alberta Giménez, Spain

Maria Grau Perejoan
Global2016 Featured Panellist
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Bill Phillips
Global2016 Keynote Speaker, Featured Panellist
Senior Lecturer, University of Barcelona, Spain

Professor Emerita Sue Ballyn
Global2016 Conference Co-Chair & Featured Panellist
Professor Emerita and Founder/Co-director
Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona University, Spain

Professor Baden Offord
Global2016 Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker
The 4th Kathleen Firth Keynote Lecturer
Director and Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights Education, Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia. Vice President-International, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we break new ground, together.

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