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  • Halle

    Bourse, prix et emploi - Histoire

    The obligation of societal norms – PhD scholarships

    History, German studies, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies, Romance studies and theology

    The International Graduate School “The obligation of societal norms” at the Center of Excellence “Enlightenment – Religion – Knowledge” invites applications for 10 PhD scholarships, starting on 1 October 2018. The PhD position has a stipend of €1,500 / month and is funded for a maximum of 3 years.

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  • Appel à contribution - Sociologie

    Power and social exclusion

    Insights looking at language

    Ce numéro thématique de Language, Discourse & Society se focalise sur les exclusions sociales et les enjeux de pouvoir associés. L'exclusion sociale peut être appréhendée comme un ensemble d'actions plus ou moins concertées, situées dans le temps et dans l'espace, et exécutées par une personne vis-à-vis d'un tiers. Une attention particulière est accordée au langage en tant qu'outil de l'exclusion sociale, mais aussi de résistance à une telle discrimination et oppression.

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  • Appel à contribution - Sociologie

    Symbolic violence in socio-educational contexts

    Language, power and ethnicity

    Ce numéro thématique de Language, Discourse & Society se focalise sur le langage comme un moyen d'investiguer les enjeux de pouvoir, les discours, et les pratiques culturelles et sémiotiques. Les contritutions tant théoriques qu'empiriques sont bienvenues afin d'éclairer la violence symbolique perçue et cachée à travers les discours et les pratiques socio-culturelles. Les contributions peuvent être soumises dans les trois langues de l'Association Internationale de Sociologie (anglais, français et espagnol). Ce numéro est co-édité par Anna Odrowaz-Coates (The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University in Warsaw, Pologne) et Sribas Goswami (Serampore College in West Bengal, Inde). Les contributions font l'objet d'une évaluation en double aveugle.

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  • Champs-sur-Marne

    Journée d'étude - Études urbaines

    Comparing property markets on an international scale

    While many scholars compare property markets from the same urban area or compare the way these markets distinguish urban areas within a given country, very few propose an international comparison. And yet, this is a main scientific issue. Such comparisons would provide a new angle for studying metropolitan development as well as its internal trends relating to inequality and gentrification.

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  • Coventry

    Appel à contribution - Histoire

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines est une conférence qui aura lieu sur le campus de l'université de Warwick, en Angleterre, le 17 novembre 2018. L'anthropophagie a fasciné l'homme depuis l'antiquité, que ce soit en littérature, histoire, archéologie ou sciences sociales. De ce fait, cet appel a contribution invite chercheurs de toutes disciplines à envoyer un abstrait (en anglais) au sujet du cannibalisme litéral ou métaphorique pour le 17 juillet 2018.

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  • Appel à contribution - Langage

    (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction

    Combined call for paper "Colloquy" Special Issue and Book

    We are interested in submissions that explore the ethical dimensions of utopia, dystopia and science fiction (sf). This focus on ethics allows for a range of topics, including environmental ethics and climate change, human bioethics, animal ethics, the ethical use of technology, ethics of alterity and otherness, as well as related issues of social justice. We welcome submissions that bring these ethical considerations into dialogue with speculative fiction across different genres and modes, from sf about the near or distant future, to alternative histories about better or worse presents, to stories about utopian or dystopian societies.

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  • Ljubljana

    École d'été - Sociologie

    Challenges of Comparative Criminological Research

    6th GERN Summer School

    Research students undertaking doctoral research on deviance, crime and social control. This is an opportunity to present your research, have it discussed by leading European researchers and, if selected, published in an edited and peer-reviewed volume. The summer school is probably best suited to research students in their second and third year of PhD studies.

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  • Lisbonne

    Appel à contribution - Sociologie

    Queering Friendship | citizenship, care and choice

    Intimate Final Conference

    Contrary to individualization theories that suggest the impoverishment of human relationships, theories of relationality recognize the increasing centrality of informal networks of solidarity and care. In this debate, friendship plays a fundamental role. The mutual implications of intimacy and citizenship need to be addressed, exploring the extent to which issues of LGBTQ friendship matter (or not) in being recognized as citizens. The centrality of friendship is even more striking when considering personal lives of trans and non-binary people, but also lesbian women, gay men and bisexual people, LGBTQ migrants and other intersecting, vulnerable groups. In particular, the way transgender people actively provide and receive different care between friends offers invaluable contributions to political debates and conceptual discussions around friendship and care as a key aspect of LGBTQ everyday life. Unveiling the richness of the blurred spaces of intimacy, the ways in which LGBTQ people produce alternatives to family-based forms of cohabitation are also of critical importance. LGBTQ lived experiences further contribute to destabilizing the family/friends and public/private binaries, whilst challenging heterocisnormative expectations about who legitimately belongs to the intimate sphere and who remains excluded and/or invisible.

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  • Paris

    Appel à contribution - Sociologie

    Causes and Consequences of Inequalities in Europe

    European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) 2018 Conference

    The theme of the 2018 conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research is “Causes and Consequences of Inequalities in Europe”. This theme will receive special attention, and as always, we welcome presentations on all relevant areas of sociological research, such as the labor market, education, gender, the family, migration and ethnicity, urban and spatial inequalities, political sociology, health and well-being, social mobility, assortative mating and social stratification in general.

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  • Zurich

    Appel à contribution - Ethnologie, anthropologie

    No country for anthropologists?

    Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East

    Many parts of the contemporary Middle East are confronted with war, sectarianism, transnational interferences, uprisings, and a comeback of authoritarian regimes. This brings about various difficulties for ethnographic research as a practice of knowledge production based on the immersion of researchers in given social contexts and the subsequent writing up and publishing of texts. The international conference No country for anthropologists? Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East explores the obstacles to do ethnography in the Middle East and take them as the starting point for reflection upon the role of anthropology with a view to the Middle East of today.

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  • Göttingen

    Appel à contribution - Europe

    Difference, diversity, diffraction: confronting hegemonies and dispossessions

    10th European Feminist Research Conference

    The overall theme of the conference is “Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions”, which refers to a topic central to Gender Studies: the social construction of difference and inequality on the one hand, and the recognition of marginalised experiences and subject positions on the other. In the face of growing right-wing populist movements, anti-feminist and anti-queer backlash, forced migration, austerity and climate change, these concerns take on renewed relevance. The subtitle “Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions” is a call to reflect on, challenge and defy the hierarchies, subjugations and deprivations that are linked to structural differentiations and to find affirmative ways of dealing with difference , diversity and diffraction. The conference is committed to promoting a feminist anti-racist accessible space for all genders.

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  • Paris

    Appel à contribution - Éducation

    Pioneering Women and Men in European Adult Education (19th and early 20th Centuries)

    The intention of this European seminar is to develop a framework for the future biographical research and documentation of significant figures in adult education.

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  • Delhi

    Appel à contribution - Ethnologie, anthropologie

    Image(s) of India

    What do we picture when we evoke India? For its 20 th annual Workshop, The “Association des jeunes études indiennes” (AJEI) invites young researchers to share their knowledge and to propose a critical approach of the concept of ‘Images’ in the subcontinent: To what extent do images reflect the many realities and representations of India and how does the Indian imagery affect scholarly, artistic and touristic as well as political perceptions, from a western and an Indian point of view? The Workshop is aimed to develop a cross-disciplinary dialogue in social sciences for a better understanding of the multiple roles that Images have been playing from antiquity to nowadays in the perceptions and the foundations of culture and identities in Indian society. The aim is also to open some reflexive discussions on the use and construction of images.

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  • Appel à contribution - Ethnologie, anthropologie

    La violence et le conflit dans les sports et les jeux

    « Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence » - Numéro spécial sur les sports et les jeux

    Le Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) est à la recherche de contributions sur les problèmes philosophiques soulevés par les sports et les jeux. Le journal peut prendre en considération des propositions d'articles en français. Les textes retenus seront publiés par Trivent Publishing en décembre 2018 en open acess. La date butoir pour la soumission des textes est le 1er mai 2018.

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  • East London

    Appel à contribution - Représentations

    Stages of Utopia and Dissent

    50 years on…

    15th May 1968: the Odeon theatre in Paris is occupied by students and becomes the insurgent headquarters where every night militants recount the days' action in occupied factories to an audience of people camping in the auditorium. Youth rebellion was never as mythologised as that of the French students’ fight against institutional oppression. The effects were felt across the Channel, too – but the nature of those effects was, and remains, disputed. 50 years on… where are we? What remains of autogestion and emancipatory education? What remains of theatre inventiveness and sedition? What remains of a need for participatory audiences? What remains of utopia and dissent?

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  • Bruxelles (Ixelles)

    Bourse, prix et emploi - Sociologie

    Chercheur expérimenté pour deux projets de recherche sur la participation citoyenne à Bruxelles

    You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, investigating the potential of new approaches to  urban civic participation, such as by experimenting and developing new methodologies, design interventions and technological approaches. You will be mainly responsible for exploratory research and inquiries, in-depth field studies, and for evaluating and reporting of the action-research.

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  • Berne

    Appel à contribution - Religions

    “Contemporary spiritualities” and “New Age”

    Ethnographic and historical-comparative approaches to a transnational field

    While the first theorists of secularization foresaw the gradual disappearance of religion from the public sphere, others observed a reorganization or even a “return of the sacred” on a worldwide scale. Aside from fundamentalisms which strongly uphold the idea of “tradition” and strengthen borders, new forms of religious expression have appeared transnationally, most often deinstitutionalized and integrated in civil society: for example, the “new religious movements”, and especially the more diffused and nebulous networks, groups and movements known under the generic terms of “New Age” and “contemporary spiritualities”.This session seeks to explore these new forms of transnational religiosity expressed through the notions of “spiritualities” and “New Age” from the perspectives of ethnography and the comparative social history of religion.

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  • Madrid

    Appel à contribution - Études urbaines

    Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities

    III Mid-Term Conference Of The Urban Sociology Research Network 37 Of European Sociological Association In Madrid (Spain), Uned

    It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but also accumulate and reflect significant problems. We need to recognise the complexity of economic, political, social, cultural and environmental mechanisms, which strengthen existing inequalities and add a great deal of uncertainty to life in cities and urban spaces of the globalised world. We want to gain a better understanding of the impact and consequences of inequality and uncertainty on the urban arena as much as the responses to current challenges in terms of  both informal and institutional practices.

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  • Évry

    Appel à contribution - Sociologie

    Visualizing the Political Process

    36th annual International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA)

    For the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Visual Sociology Association 2018 we invite scholarly and other visual presentations that relate to the theme Visualizing the Political Process. We also welcome abstracts that address topics relating more generally to visual methods, theories, the visual analysis of society, culture and social relationships. These need not specifically address the theme of the conference.

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  • Paris

    Colloque - Histoire

    Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945

    Anti-Jewish persecution didn’t only happen in specifically designed or transformed spaces such as camps and ghettos. It invaded spaces of everyday life in European cities: public spaces, work places and private spaces such as homes. In this landscape not only Jews and agents of persecution appear but also their immediate residential environment: concierges, neighbors, nannies, landlords, property managers, sub-tenants, local administrations, etc. These figures have an essential place in the memories of Jewish survivors. Though, so far, scholars have hardly addressed their role. The spatial turn that occurred during the last fifteen years in Anglophone Holocaust studies focused on the symbolic places of genocide. It mostly neglected apartment blocks and ordinary cities as spaces of persecution. This conference thus intends to focus on urban housing as a place for anti-Jewish persecution.

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