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CFP: Travel and Museums: Rethinking the Modern Experience

17th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality
26 – 29 June 2013, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

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Submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

The formation of the modern world was accompanied by a fundamental reshaping of culture itself: its agents, values, and symbols, its everyday practice and high culture rituals. Travel and museums present two key phenomena that capture the nature and extent of these transformations unlike any others. Born out of the economic, political and social upheaval of the 19th century, tourism and exhibitions gradually became part and parcel of modern life for growing strata of society. Yet, how have these practices altered in our post-industrial age with its globalized patterns of consumption and altered regimes of mobility? Who travels today and why? What defines the museum experience and wherein lies its purpose? The 17th Roundtables on Transnationality will explore these and other related questions in two international and interdisciplinary workshops.

For further details please see the background paper.

Conference Format

Based on an international essay competition, approximately 30 applicants will be invited to discuss their research, concerns and agendas with peers and prominent scholars in Berlin. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel to and accommodation in Berlin.

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