Friday, November 9, 2012

Call for Submissions: Art and Heritage Disputes

Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for a TDM special issue on "Art and Heritage Disputes." Here's the call:

TDM Call for Papers "Art and Heritage Disputes"

This Special Issue aims to identify, map and critically assess the number of art and heritage disputes which have arisen in the past decades. The return of cultural artifacts to their legitimate owners, the recovery of underwater cultural heritage, the governance of sites of outstanding and universal value, the protection and promotion of artistic expressions, and the protection of cultural sites in time of war are just some of the issues which have given rise to art and heritage related disputes.

The editors of this special will be Professor Hildegard Schneider and Dr. Valentina Vadi (both Maastricht University).

Possible themes for consideration in this special issue include:

1) Cultural rights

2) Tangible cultural heritage

3) Intangible cultural heritage

4) Underwater cultural heritage

5) Art law

6) Dispute settlement mechanisms

Selected authors will also be invited to present their research at the conference / workshop on Art and Heritage Law to be held on 24-27 March 2013 at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Paper proposals (i.e. abstracts) of up to 500 words should be submitted as soon as possible by December 1, 2012. The Editors will select papers at their discretion. If selected, full papers of up to 5000 words including footnotes will be due by May 15, 2013. Publication is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.