Call for Papers
International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being
Exploring the Past and Present | Envisioning the Future
June 6-9, 2013
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA & Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality, the Harvard University Divinity School, the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment.
The International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being will convene experts in the fields of architecture, landscape design, urbanism, religious studies, public health and other related disciplines to address leading-edge global culture and urbanism issues from contemplative, spiritual, philosophical, design and ethical perspectives. The 2 1/2 day program of scholarly presentations and panel discussions is sponsored by the Harvard University Divinity School, the Harvard School of Public Health and The International Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality. The symposium topics include scholarship on the history of cities and architecture planned according to spiritual motivations or principles; the contemporary built urban environment and the plethora of forces that shape it; and the meaningful, sustainable and spiritual prospects of future urban life that nurtures meaningful, sustainable, and spiritually inspiring built environments and architecture.
The symposium will begin with a keynote address on Thursday, June 6th, followed on Friday by peer-reviewed paper sessions and a keynote address, both of which will be conducted at Glastonbury Abbey. On Saturday, the symposium will be conducted at the Harvard Divinity School and include invited speakers and panel discussions by leading experts in the field. Sunday will include a concluding session, the ACS business meeting, and an excursion to be announced.
The deadline for 1,000 words paper proposals is January 14, 2013
For information regarding submission specification, symposium location, cost, format, and themes, go to: http://www.acsforum.org/usw_symposium/
Nader Ardalan, ACS/Senior Editor, GSU, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Thomas Barrie, ACS/Professor of Architecture, North Carolina State University
Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Ahmed Ragab, Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, Harvard Divinity School
John D. Spengler, Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health