Call for Submissions for the »Night Scenes Roundtable« at University College London in April 2020.
»AUTHORITIES HAVE HISTORICALLY WRESTLED WITH THE ISSUE OF NIGHT-TIME CONTROL, AND THE HOURS AFTER DARK ARE OFTEN STILL PERCEIVED AS HARBOURING THREATS TO PUBLIC ORDER AND POTENTIAL CRIMINALITY. HOWEVER, CURRENT POLICY ATTENTION TO NIGHT-TIME URBAN ECONOMIES, EXEMPLIFIED BY THE CREATION OF THE OFFICE OF NIGHT MAYOR IN AMSTERDAM (2014) AND NIGHT CZAR IN LONDON (2016) ILLUSTRATE THE INCREASING INTEREST IN THE POTENTIALITIES OF THE URBAN NIGHT.«
Full Call for Submissions – Deadline for Submitting Proposals is January 13th, 2020, 17.00 GMT.
The Night Scenes Roundtable aims to explore the complexity of night-time urban settings, the production, experience and narrative of nightspaces. It will be held in London on April 23rd and 24th, 2020 at the UCL Urban Laboratory, University College London. The Roundtable is part of Night Scenes, the first conference of Night spaces: migration, culture and Integration in Europe (NITE), a three-year transdisciplinary research project exploring noctural public spaces in the Netherlands, Ireland, UK, Germany, Denmark and Portugal.
Some speakers will be Dr Robert Shaw (Newcastle University, The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology), Professor Judith Walkowitz (Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History) and Dr Sukhdev Sandhu (New York University, Arts & Science).
UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director Professor Ben Campkin is the British lead in the research project NITE awarded a €1m Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) grant. The project, commenced on July 2020, sees collaboration across an international team of researchers, led by Dr Sara Brandellero (Leiden University).