First International Conference on Conflict Heritage

Call for papers

Organized by the City Council of Figueres and the European Observatory of Memories (EUROM) of the University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation, the First International Conference on Conflict Heritage will take place in Figueres from November 10 to 12, 2023. The event relies on the heritage of the Defensive Heritage of Figueres and projects an international vision to place the territory within the global context of dissemination, research and the analysis of the heritage of conflicts. The aim of the conference is to promote a forum for debate and discussion about the complexities of the different heritage variants that fit within the aforementioned category of conflict heritage.

The term Conflict Heritage covers a whole set of typologies and practices linked to existing spaces both in the territory and in other geographical points at an international level. War spaces of all kinds (battlefields, fortifications, rearguard spaces), spaces of repression and reclusion, spaces linked to colonial or slave violence, or spaces related to genocide and crimes against humanity, are some of the most common examples of this numerous and varied heritage. What models exist for its valuation? How do they relate to society and citizens? Are current dissemination strategies effective? Is there enough research and outreach about it? These are some of the many questions to be raised and debated during the conference.

The conference opens the call for communications, accepting proposals from different topics and disciplines linked to the heritage of the conflict:

  • Archaeology of conflict and repression
  • Art and public space
  • Plastic arts (painting, sculpture, etc.)
  • Archival
  • Didactics of heritage
  • Memory spaces
  • In situ museology
  • Museology and museography
  • Narratives (cinema, literature, journalism)
  • New technologies
  • Historical recreation
  • Routes and itineraries
  • Storytelling
  • Tourism

Initial proposals must include:

  • Authorship, affiliation and contact
  • Title
  • An abstract of between 300 and 500 words and 3 to 5 keywords

Initial proposals shall be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

Dates of interest

  • July 24: final date for sending initial proposals
  • August 1: Communication of acceptance of the proposals
  • October 1: final date for sending written communications

Oral communications will be presented during the conference, with an estimated time of between 10 and 15 minutes.

Written communications must follow the APA citation format, and will consist of a minimum of 5,000 and a maximum of 8,000 words, including all parts of the same: Title, abstract in two languages (CAST/CAT – ENG ), body of work and bibliography. The images or figures incorporated must have the necessary quality for publication. It is recommended not to incorporate more than 2-3 figures and 2-3 images.


Oral communications can be presented in Catalan or Spanish, and written communications can be in Catalan, Spanish or English.

Publication possibilities

Each publication option is subject to acceptance by the different editorial committees and adaptation to the respective formats.


  • Dr. Alfons Martínez Puig
  • Dr. David Gonzalez Vazquez
  • Dr. Jordi Guixé Corominas

Organizing Committee

  • Mrs. Andrea Carrera Brugués
  • Mr. Antoni Rojas Rabaneda
  • Dr. David Iñiguez Gracia
  • Mrs. Fernanda Zanuzzi
  • Mr. Joan Carné Cabré
  • Dr. Juan Manuel Alfaro Gil
  • Dr. Laia Encinar Prat
  • Dr. Laia Gallego Villa
  • Mr. Miquel Serrano Jimenez
  • Mr. Oriol López Badell
  • Dr. Rafael Sospedra Roca
  • Mrs. Silvia Grau Parramon
  • Mrs. Tania González Cantera

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Anna Maria Puig Griessenberger
  • Dr. Arturo Colorado Castellary
  • His Excellency Mr. Carlos Díaz Capmany
  • Dr. Celeste Munoz Martinez
  • Dr. Céline Sala-Pons
  • Dr. Christian Dürr
  • Dr. Mª Dolors Vidal Caselles
  • Dr. Francesc Xavier Hernandez Cardona
  • Dr. Gemma Domènech Casadevall
  • Mrs. Iratxe Momoitio Astorkia
  • Dr. Jordi Arcos Pumarola
  • Dr. Luciana Rocchi
  • Dr. Maria Feliu Torruella
  • Dr. Maximiliano Fuentes Codera
  • Dr. Núria Ricart Ulldemolins
  • Dr. Ricard Conesa Sánchez
  • Dr. Saida Palou Rubio
  • Dr. Xavier Rubio Campillo

Cover image: Bombing of Figueras in February 1939. National Library of Spain

Download the call for papers in Catalan


Until July 24, 2023
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