SocyHume International Conference, 2016 (Eng)

bandera englFrom Sociability Spaces to Cultural Heritage. Comparative Perspectives of the Southern Hemispheres from the 18th to 21st centuries.

Dates: 22, 23 and 24 September 2016.

Deadline:  extended to 30 May 2016 (last call).

Languages: Submissions will be accepted in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. English or French are recommended for the Speech or the Power Point.

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The goal of SocyHume International Conference is to connect two different subjects: the social practices of sociability within Cultural Heritage. The aim is to analyse the physical and immaterial Cultural Heritage which was created on, with, and within sociability spaces. The main period considered for the creation and development of that “Social Heritage” is the 19th and 20th Centuries, but studies about other epochs are really welcome (18th to 21st).

The twist of this conference is to consider the audience, the social capital networks that are created in those sociability spaces as Cultural Heritage, especially nowadays since digital technologies are changing the concepts of personal presence.


The subjects covered are

Revisiting the State of the Art: Theoretical questions and concepts, linking sociability and Cultural Heritage within the realms of Anthropology, Sociology, Architecture, Urban History, Economy, and History.

Modern architectures for leisure and public spheres. Constructing spaces for a new elite: gentleman’s clubs, parks, taverns, theatres, coffee houses, etc.

The perpetual spaces for personal socialization: theatres, puppet places, associations, streets, main squares, other rinks.

The never ending sound: voices, meetings, songs, music’s, musicians and their changing scenarios.

Tradition and the reproduction of social practices: cultivating Cultural Heritage of nations.

Social Legacy: the social capital, the social networks shaped in the sociability spaces as a Cultural Heritage.

The audience: public sphere and the construction of a public community who use those sociability spaces.

Lost in digitalization: the challenges of the 21th Century and the loss of audience, enterprises, and challenges for a society beyond globalization.

– Other subjects: 17th Century studies are welcome. If you have any other suggestion related to our area, please contact us.