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Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges

Censorship in the dynamics of cultural exchanges in early modern times

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Publié le mercredi 10 décembre 2014 par João Fernandes

Résumé

This panel is about a technology in the early modern ideological and textual control. It debates upon the censorship corrective procedures. In the framework of reception studies and communication theories, censorship as a whole is both a medium and a source of noise and perturbation of the message. It is considered as an obstacle and a positive element to its development. The phenomena about negotiation between intellectual and material producers of knowledge (works of Raz-Krakotzkin, Jostock) lead to reflect on the interactions between the actors of politics of control. These often vary due to local, chronological, political and religious circumstances. But censorship studies tend to localize the fields of investigation.

Annonce

Presentation

The II CHAM international conference will take place at FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, from 15-18 July 2015. This year's edition will revolve around the theme Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges.

The Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) is an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and of the Universidade dos Açores, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.CHAM’s team includes researchers from different disciplinary fields (Archaeology, Art History, Heritage, Literature, Philosophy and History of ideas), different domains of History (Economic, Cultural, Political, Social, Religious, History of Science and History of books and reading practices) and specialists from various geographic spaces. From 2015, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. This multi-disciplinary project will consider frontiers as limits that distinguished, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction.

This is a call for the Panel 21 of the II CHAM International Conference, with the place for 2 papers of 20 minutes on the topic. The panel is about a technology in the early modern ideological and textual control. It debates upon the censorship corrective procedures. The panel aims to interrogate more specifically the exchanges within and outside Europe, between inquisitorial and non inquisitorial cultures.

Panel argument

This panel is about a technology in the early modern ideological and textual control. It debates upon the censorship corrective procedures. In the framework of reception studies and communication theories, censorship as a whole is both a medium and a source of noise and perturbation of the message. It is considered as an obstacle and a positive element to its development. The phenomena about negotiation between intellectual and material producers of knowledge (works of Raz-Krakotzkin, Jostock) lead to reflect on the interactions between the actors of politics of control. These often vary due to local, chronological, political and religious circumstances. But censorship studies tend to localize the fields of investigation.

The convenor of the panel, an investigator in the field of Iberian expurgative censorship, is convinced that these gaps also depend on the lacks of debating on exchanges in the field. Therefore, the panel aims to interrogate more specifically the exchanges within and outside Europe, between inquisitorial and non inquisitorial cultures. It will debate on to what extent inquisitorial know-how, mainly the use of Indexes of expurgation and other means develop what Anthony Grafton called the cultures of correction. Can the spreading and reproducing of these instruments, regularly updated and printed from 1571 until the end of the 18th Cent. be considered as a technological transfer in cultural exchanges as many of them were reproduced and used in non inquisitorial countries, as England, France and Germany? And what was their impact in these exchanges and the history of modernity?

Call for papers (and posters)

The call for papers is now open and closes at midnight (Lisbon time) on 19th December.

Before you propose a paper or poster, please read the concept, the rules below, and then browse the list of panels.

Proposals must consist of:
- a paper/contribution/poster title
- the name/s and email address/es of author/s
- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Practical arrangements about the submission of proposals :

online (http://www.nomadit.co.uk/cham/cham2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3333)

Scientific committee

  • Aliocha Maldavsky (U. Paris X - France)
  • Giovanni Levi (Università Ca'Foscari - ltaly)
  • Helena Carvalhão Buescu (FLU Lisboa - Portugal)
  • Joao Luís Lisboa (CHAM)
  • João Paulo Oliveira e Costa (CHAM)
  • Júnia Ferreira Furtado (UFMG - Brazil)
  • Kapil Raj (EHESS Paris - France)
  • Manuel Herrero Sanchez (UPO - Spain)
  • Márcia Abreu (Unieamp - Brazil)
  • Mariagrazia Russo (Università della Tuscia - Italy)
  • Olinda Kleiman (Université de Lille 3 - France)
  • Philip Rothwell (Oxford University - UK)
  • Teresa Cruz e Silva (U. E. Mondlane - Mozambique)

Lieux

  • Avenida Berna 26 C
    Lisbonne, Portugal (1069-061)

Dates

  • vendredi 19 décembre 2014

Mots-clés

  • censorship, expurgation, exchanges

Contacts

  • Hervé Baudry
    courriel : hbaudry [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Hervé Baudry
    courriel : hbaudry [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt

Pour citer cette annonce

« Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 10 décembre 2014, http://calenda.org/309439