Call For Papers


Theme:  Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in an Urbanizing World

The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Osaka City University, Japan invite contributions of papers for the Journal of Urban Culture Research. See our Submission Guidelines page for instructions.

The journal aims to encourage researchers, artists, and those involved in urban planning to seek cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural practices aimed at fostering the sustainable development of vibrant, livable cities and the promotion of cultural continuity. Articles spanning the wide and diverse field of urban culture and the arts as a tool to promote community and individual well-being, health, and diversity are welcome. The below list is offered as evocative guidelines rather than implying requirements. Click to download the pdf of the below call. Note: This is a dual call for papers in conjunction with the 17th annual Urban Research Forum. See Forum for details.

Worthy contributions in the general arena are welcome from researchers and practitioners at all stages in their careers at anytime. No fees are charged.

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in an Urbanizing World

Some aims and themes for presentations and panels

  1. How do we best encourage citizens at all levels to engage in preserving their cultural heritage?

  2. Balancing cultural preservation and cultural tourism and sustainable economic development

  3. How can we create and reinforce a sense of belonging to a common cultural space in school and society?

  4. What research and action plans are needed for preserving local languages and arts?

  5. How can cultural mapping help us discover and support endangered arts venues and activities?

  6. Giving tribal and underprivileged people a voice

  7. Creating and maintaining cultural museums and digital archives

  8. How can we train marginalized groups in using technology and social media to actively engage with societies in upholding their traditions?

  9. Do we need a world atlas of endangered music traditions?


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