Call for Letters of Intent - Inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference

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September 1, 2022
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Humanities, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies

ATTN: Past, Present, and Future Urban Humanists:

The newly established Urban Humanities Network convenes a long weekend of intellectual collaboration, community building, and shared meals in Tucson, Arizona. From March 3-5, 2023, we will navigate the future of urban humanities in Tucson, an emerging hub of urban and public humanities scholarship and practice. 

This gathering will take the pulse and chart a path for the next generation of urban humanities scholars and practitioners. To that end, our desired participants are emerging scholars or practitioners of the urban humanities—including pre-tenured faculty, lecturers, graduate students, early career professionals from a range of academic (from community, professional and small liberal arts colleges to R1 universities) and non-academic institutions (galleries, museums, architectural firms, design practices, city planning offices, NGOS), as well as interested artists, organizers, and community practitioners.

As an immersive program set in the cultural and environmental landscape of Southern Arizona, the (un)conference will look to its austere ecological frailty, fraught borderlands history, and complicated utopian imaginaries to guide our attention. A selection of contributions to this gathering will be published in a hybrid digital/print publication, envisioned as the first volume in a series which documents the current state of urban humanities, and points toward the directions that it might unfold in the future.

Will you join us?

We invite you to view our call for letters of intent (LOI) on our website, The deadline to submit is September 1st, 2022. Finally, do sign up for updates to stay in touch as we make our way together to Tucson in 2023!

Contact Info: 

You may contact Gus Wendel (member of conference steering committee) at for more info. You can also reach out via the conference general email at

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