26 January 2015
“Integrating City Tourism(s) in the Urban Research Agenda”
L’Aquila (Italy), 18-19 June 2015
Call for papers
Deadline for submission: March 13, 2015
Attention to urban tourism has been growing rapidly. Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers should carefully reconsider the nature, distinct role, and connections of tourism in the frame of urban economies. Tourism is undergoing fundamental changes regarding the market, the industry’s structure, and the ‘product’ itself. Motivations, preferences and modes of traveling to and experiencing a destination have been changing and proliferating in their number and range, thereby challenging traditional models of tourism management and planning. Cities, towns and mega-cities which are key destinations in the geography of global tourism constantly change, so that a focus on the links between the travel industry and the urban dynamics of change is of great importance. In this regard, a paradigm shift has been recently affirmed at the 3rd Global Summit on City Tourism organized by the UNWTO and titled “New Paradigms in City Tourism Development”, which promoted an understanding of tourism as a key component of local economies and the social life of urban communities.
Despite the evident links between the travel industry and the urban dynamics of change, limited advances in the field have been made.This first Workshop, which will take place in L’Aquila (Italy) from June 18 to19, will provide an international and interdisciplinary platform for critical discussion – from a policy-oriented standpoint – of the interconnections between tourism(s) and the city, in order to outline a research agenda that combines tourism perspectives with urban models, issues and challenges.
The purpose of the Workshop is to build a new network of scholars and experts contributing to the urban research agenda from tourism points of view. Most welcome are contributions from scholars in social sciences, as well as practitioners concerned with the translation of models and perspectives into tools and frameworks for urban management. A tentative (but not exclusive) list of topics of interest includes:
· City marketing and branding
· Tourism attractors: higher education; shopping and entertainment; heritage and museums; events and mega-events; the cultural economy
· Accessibility and Infrastructures
· Tourism and city governance
· Urban tourism and local/regional competitiveness
· Creative tourism
· The management of city users flows in urban settings
· Tourism in post-disaster contexts
· Technologies and travellers’ experiences
The outcomes of the workshop will be:
· The outline of an international research agenda on urban tourism(s);
· The building of a platform for on-going discussion and collaborations;
· An international publication
Nicola Bellini, La Rochelle Business School & Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Cecilia Pasquinelli, GSSI Cities – Gran Sasso Science Institute
The institution hosting and organizing the Workshop is the Gran Sasso Science Institute (ww.gssi.infn.it) in L’Aquila. The GSSI was promoted and supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as part of the economic recovery strategy after the disastrous 2009 earthquake. The GSSI Cities Research Unit focuses on the long-term development trajectories of ‘territorial systems’, and ‘urban systems’ in particular (cities, metropolitan areas, metropolitan regions), from a trans-disciplinary perspective. Research and learning at GSSI Cities is policy-oriented, with a strong emphasis on empirical inquiry. GSSI Cities is organizing this Workshop as part of a series of events in the field of urban studies (for further information please visithttp://www.gssi.infn.it/index.
Application process and deadlines
Up to 20 contributions from academics and practitioners will be selected according to their originality and consistency with the aims of the workshop.
There is no registration fee and the Gran Sasso Science Institute will provide contributors (one per accepted paper) with:
· Accommodation for two nights
· Coffee and snacks on Thursday and Friday
· Lunch on Thursday and Friday
· Dinner on Thursday
A limited number of bursaries are available to cover the travel expenses of Ph.D. students only. To apply for a travel bursary, you should indicate this clearly in the email sending your application.
- an abstract of max 350 words as a Word document
- a short bio followed by a brief statement of current research interests (max 250 words) as a Word document
it by Friday 13th March 2015.
Late applications will not be considered.
For the Accepted Papers
All applicants will be notified about the selection (by no later than April 10). Authors are required to send an extended abstract of approx. 2,000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org.
it by Friday 22 May.
Briefly about L’Aquila
The Workshop will take place on the premises of the Gran Sasso Science Institute in the city centre of L’Aquila (viale Francesco Crispi 7). Severely damaged by the earthquake of 2009, the city currently features an exceptional number of construction sites whose tall cranes draw L’Aquila skyline. Yet the city is facing not only a process of physical reconstruction but also a social and economic one. Being a university city and the urban core of a broader region with a tourism vocation (the region hosts one of the most important natural park systems in Europe including Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso), L’Aquila is in the outskirts of the metropolitan region of Rome and it is accessible to a basin of 4,000,000 inhabitants in two hours of travel. L’Aquila is one hour’s drive from Rome; and Roma Tiburtina railway station, Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport in Rome are well connected to the city by bus.
21 January 2015
"Geographies of Marketing and Consumption"
Chicago 25-28 June 2015
We welcome different type of submission, from full papers to extended and regural abstract.
Submission should be made directly to
Deadline 1st February.
Here is the link with further information
20 January 2015
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONFLICT, TERRORISM, AND SOCIETY"Framing Violence: Borders, Conflicts, and Identities”Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the Fourth International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society, to be held at Kadir Has University on April 7-8, 2015, in Istanbul.The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit papers and posters.Below is a copy of the Call for Papers and information regarding the conference. More details on the conference, including keynote speakers, will be posted as arrangements are finalized.On behalf of the conference organizing committee, we look forward to your participation in this conference.Conference Name: “Framing Violence: Borders, Conflicts, and Identities”
Place: Kadir Has University, Istanbul, TURKEY
Date: April 7-8, 2015Language of Papers: EnglishCall for Papers:From migration order in North America and Europe to the contemporary conflicts in the Middle East, borders and identities are at the heart of conflicts between and within nation-states, or between states and their citizens all around the world. People have historically been in constant flux across borders, sometimes against the will of the normative political organization, nation-state. At other times, their mobility is the driving force of global capitalism. The tension between mobility of bodies, labor, ideas, and identities and the force of borders, either on the maps or in the minds, has frequently turned into violent conflicts across globe. In each historical moment, the ways in which media have framed violence and the violent events have played a dramatic role in building or hibernating further diplomatic resolution, public apathy, or political and humanitarian agony.This year’s theme is based on the ever-changing nature of borders and identities, and the conflicts occurring consequently. Especially during the last decade, we witnessed an increasing volume of conflicts affecting and being affected by existing borders and identities. At this point, we attempt to provide a platform to discuss how conflicts – as well as borders and identities – are portrayed in public discourse and how our understanding of contemporary events and concepts are influenced by these portrayals through political rhetoric, media frames, or other communicative tools.The International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism, and Society aims to bring together interdisciplinary work that focuses on how and to what effect media discourses construct and frame violence, conflicts, and identities around the notions of borders and mobility. We invite abstracts that deal with the issues of identity, borders, conflict, and especially media’s framing of violence in relation to these issues.Paper Topics include but are not limited to:· Competing frames on borders and identities· Narrative building in conflicts· Changing physical and psychological borders· Role of media reporting in conflicts· Framing of conflicts in new media· Citizen journalism and user-generated content· Inter/cross-cultural communication in conflict zones· Rights and freedoms during conflicts· Construction, performance and communication of identities within and outside of border· Framing violence: an ethical debate· New trends and future of the fieldSubmit a 500 word maximum proposal or paper to:Öznur Dursun
Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Istanbul-TURKEY email@example.comProposals should be submitted in the following order:
Name of the author(s)
Telephone, fax, and e-mail address
Title of proposal
Body of proposalDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 23, 2015You will be notified by February 13, 2015 regarding the status of your proposal.For further information about the conference in general, contact:
Prof. Dr. Banu Baybars-Hawks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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