Lisbon. 3rd International Seminar Architectures of the Soul (Arquitecturas da Alma)

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Call for papers.

The 3rd International Seminar Architectures of the Soul (Arquitecturas da Alma) aims at promoting the scientific study and discussion around the architecture and landscape associated with religious and spiritual practices grounded in the experience of seclusion and solitude.

Building up on similar studies conducted across the Mediterranean, the conference will establish the platform for a multidisciplinary approach of the subject: history, architecture, landscape architecture, cultural heritage, art history, among others, including a strong emphasis in digital surveys methods and technology applied to religious architecture.

The organizers of the conference would like to invite authors to submit an abstract of recent and unpublished works. The conference will be structured around five thematic main sessions with 20 min paper presentations and time for questions and discussion:

1. History of Eremitical/Monastic Life

2. The Materiality of Eremitical/Monastic Experiences

3. Landscapes of the Soul

4. Solitude: Ancient and Contemporary Readings

5. Digital Survey in Religious Architecture

Abstracts must have no more than 300 words, written in English and submitted before 7th February 2020.

After submission, all the abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The final decision will be transmitted until 21st February.

The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to register to the international seminar until 7th April, and then, they’ll be invited to submit a final paper.

Full Papers must be unpublished and submitted until 15th September 2020.

Papers submitted for the 3rd International Seminar “Architectures of the Soul” will be edited by DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, IEM, CHER and CHAIA, and gather in a publication with an external double blind peer review process, referenced with ISBN.

At this link there are all the relevant informations:

https://www.dinamiacet.iscte-iul.pt/seminario-arquitecturas-2020

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