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CFP: Conference on Night Studies


Call for Submissions for the »ICNS.LX – International Conference on Night Studies« at Lisbon University Institute in July 2020.

»The night has been the subject of multiple readings by the social and human sciences, as well as it has inspired multiple narratives throughout history, literature and popular culture. However, the study of nightlife, practices, and actors only gained attention in recent years. The appearance of “mayors of the night” with the intention of improving urban governance during this period and thus guaranteeing needs, rights and services is the result of a progressive change in the local political paradigm, which begins to face this space-time as a “new” opportunity for its economic, social and cultural development.«


»There are many different ways to approach the night, many issues that could be addressed and we invite all researchers, professionals, and artists to participate with outstanding works.«

Full Call for Submissions – Deadline for Submitting Proposals is January 27th, 2020.

The ICNS.LX Conference on Night Studies aims to »echo frontier research, artistic works and professional practices related to the study of the urban night in multiple contexts around the world«. It will be held in Lisbon on July 2nd and 3rd, 2020 at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL). In parallel with the conference sessions, there will be field excursions, and other activities related to the night in the Portuguese capital.

The ICNS is organized by Jordi Nofre (Founder of the LXNights network) & Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (Urban Audio-Visual Festival) and a collaborative effort of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), the Interdisciplinar Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), the Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (ISUP) and the LXNIGHTS Network.

The conference-team will be accompanied by a Scientific Committee: a.o. Adam Eldridge (University of Westminster) & Will Straw (McGill University/

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