Call for papers

Behind the Scenes of the City:
The Hidden, the Forbidden, the Forgotten

November 18—19, 2020
Stockholm City Museum

Welcome to an exchange of ideas and experiences on cultural heritage, research and the multidimensional history of the city.

Keynote speaker

Professor Beatriz Colomina
Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture
Founding Director of the interdisciplinary Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University

As part of the project Gendered Spaces: Multidimensional Walks in Urban History, we invite you to a dialogue on hidden and forgotten facets of the urban past, and on the art of uncovering and disseminating aspect of a problematic or proscribed nature.

We welcome proposals for papers and sessions that discuss new perspectives on urban spaces and different ways of researching collections and archives:

  • Gender perspectives and the multidimensional layers of urban spaces
  • Collaborations between researchers and cultural heritage institutions
  • Metadata use and digitization as a way to make hidden history visible and searchable
  • New ways to mediate the history of the city
  • Samples of exciting unexplored material from archives and collections


Abstract is limited to 300 words. Please add 3—5 key. Please fill out the form in this link:

The conference will be a mix of parallel sessions and plenum lectures. We welcome single paper presentation as well as suggestions of a full session (60 minutes).

Important dates

Submission of abstract, deadline: August 17, 2020
Acceptance notification: September 7, 2020
Registration deadline: September 21, 2020


Participation, lunches and coffee included: 600 SEK Participation, lunches, coffee and dinner included: 1 000 SEK


Rebecka Lennartsson, Head of research, Stockholm City Museum

Karin Carlsson, researcher at the Department of History, Stockholm University

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