Call for book chapters: Parks in the Balkan Capitals: Leisure, Urban Impact, Monuments, Stories, and Significance
One of the most powerful resources of a city is the park. Parks represent a place of relaxation for the citizens, protect the city from pollution, have impact on the urban aspect of the city, host events, represent the identity of the city and the intrusion of nature into urban life, and inspire writers or painters.
The Balkan History Association and the Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are preparing a volume dedicated to parks in Balkan capitals – their stories, architecture, or significance for the community. Authors are invited to submit their paper proposals with special emphasis on parks with special significance for Balkan capitals; stories related to parks in Balkan capitals (literature, folklore, etc.); representation of parks in Balkan capitals in comics, cartoons, movies, or paintings; impact of parks on the urban aspect of Balkan capitals; impact of parks on the social life of Balkan capitals; historical monuments placed inside the parks in Balkan capitals; historical events and their impact on the evolution of parks in Balkan capitals; modernization of the Balkan capitals and how this changed the look of parks; and parks in Balkan capitals, in the collective memory of the community.
The volume will be published by Peter Lang (Series “South-East European History”). Original manuscripts should be prepared following the editorial guide of Peter Lang. Manuscripts must not have been published, nor submitted for publication or available on the Internet elsewhere. Interdisciplinary work is particularly welcome. Please submit your proposal, including the title of your manuscript, an abstract (up to 300 words), and an author biography (up to 100 words) to all editors. The abstract should include the research question and purpose, the approach and main ideas, and results. No figures, tables, footnotes, or endnotes should be included in the abstract. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words in length including notes and references.
February 1, 2022: Submission of the proposals to editors
March 1, 2022: Notification of accepted proposals
June 1, 2022: Receipt of final chapters for peer-review
July 1, 2022: Revised chapters re-submitted to editors
September 1, 2022: Approved chapters submitted for publishing
Ana-Maria Lepăr (Balkan History Association, Bucharest), firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Milanova (Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, Sofia), email@example.com
Miroslav Šilić (Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad), firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgeta Connor (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA), email@example.com
Please circulate this call for papers among your colleagues and other potentially interested scholars.