28 - 30 August 2019
  Veliky Novgorod      Russia


Director:  Elizaveta Speshilova

Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University

The Research and Educational Centre for Humanitarian Urbanistics

III International Scientific Conference

City-University: Living Space and Visual Environment

Veliky Novgorod

August 28–30, 2019

The Conference develops the line of scientific analysis of visual and spatial parameters of human existence, – tradition, initiated by the scientific conference “Visual Anthropology: Integral Models of Communication” (Tomsk, September 18–19, 2014) and continued within the international scientific conference “Visual Anthropology - 2018. Modern City: The Construction of Public Spaces” (Tomsk, June 4-6, 2018; http://visual.tspu.edu.ru). The goal of the Conference is conceptualization of the university’s role in creating cultural space of the modern city.

Strategic Objectives of the Conference:

  • development of scientific cooperation in the field of humanitarian issues of modern urban studies;
  • creating the field of scientific discussion between Russian and foreign scientists for sharing research experience in the formation of public urban spaces;
  • analysis and systematization of problems and research of cultural topology of the city (regional, national and global levels);
  • using the results of fundamental urban studies in social and administrative practices of the modern city.
During the conference it is planned to consider the influence of the university on the formation, preservation and actualization of a historical city space, the role of the university in maintaining a comfortable living environment, developing and implementing various forms of urban communication, and organizing a program of visual ecology. The conference participants will also try to determine the university’s contribution in promoting the city image in domestic and international areas, to substantiate the university’s leading role in cultural development, to find out the influence of the university on the formation and correction of urban identity, to discuss the interconnection between university, city and harmonious personality. The transfer of analytical attention from “university in the city” to “city-university” basically reformates the general urban discourse. This methodological shift reflects the rising analytical and practical trend, according to which university doesn’t only occupy its special place in some urban space, but actively transforms and organizes this space.

The following sections will take place:

I. Educational space in a European city: from Antiquity to present
II. New university and old city: the humanization of the architectural environment
III. University in the structure of a “smart city”: system functioning and forms of presentation
IV. Education in the city and the city formation: university in the city and city-university
V. Urban identity: from study to constructing
VI. City as a literary and conceptual character: biography and autobiography

VII. Transformation of the urban environment: creative practices and projects

In addition, discussion panel “Anthropological model of the city” is planned.

Application deadline for participation in the Conference is May 1, 2019.

The application form is in Annex 1. Candidates are welcome to e-mail their applications to e.speshilova@yandex.ru for Elizaveta Speshilova, the Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee. Participation in the conference will be confirmed by an official invitation from the Organizing Committee. Invitations will be sent no later than May 20, 2019.

Conference fee:

400 rubles (€ 5); it is paid at registration.

Working languages of the Conference: Russian, English.

As a result of the Conference, a collection of materials will be published. The deadline for submission of materials for publication is September 1, 2019. The volume of materials provided is no more than 10,000 characters. See publication guidelines in Annex 2. The selected authors of the reports will be invited to prepare detailed articles volume of 20,000 to 40,000 characters and submit them for publication in “ΠΡΑΞΗΜΑ. Journal of visual semiotics” (indexed in Scopus, in the databases of the Russian Science Citation Index and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory) no later than October 1, 2019. Please see publication guidelines here: https://praxema.tspu.edu.ru/praxema-for-authors.html

We hope to see you in Veliky Novgorod at “Visual Anthropology – 2019”!

Article submission guidelines
III International Scientific Conference

City-University: Living Space and Visual Environment

The text should be maximum 10 000 characters (without spaces). The text file should be named as surname of author. File format – .doc or .docx. Font – Times New Roman, the font size - 12. Paragraph indention – 0,5, line interval – single. Margin – 2 cm in each side. The following are (each on a new line):

1. Title of the article (capital letters, text-align: center);
2. Author’s initials and surname (text-align: center);
3. Place of work, country (text-align: center);
4. e-mail (text-align: center);
5. Short summary (maximum 50 words, text-align: middle);
6. Key words (3-5 words, text-align: middle);
7. Text;

8. References in alphabetical order.

References are given in the text in square brackets: [Ivanov 2012, 81].

Notes are made in the form of page footnotes.

Illustrations are sent as separate jpeg files.

Materials for publication should be e-mailed to Elizaveta Speshilova, the Executive Secretary of the Conference: e.speshilova@yandex.ru.

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