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  • Brest

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Epistemological Issues of Research on Medieval Britain and Brittany in History, Language and Literature

    Depuis une cinquantaine d’années, le champ d’étude des Bretagnes médiévales a suscité des approches et des questionnements à la fois divergents et renouvelés. Ces changements aboutissent aujourd’hui à une situation contrastée, où de nombreux domaines du savoir paraissent en chantier, pour ne pas dire comme un champ de bataille où il semble difficile de réconcilier les résultats apparemment opposés obtenus suivant des démarches différentes. Dans quelle mesure et de quelle manière la culture populaire et l’oralité ont-elles par exemple été traitées et intégrées à ce champ de recherche ? Comment s’est-on interrogé, peut-on encore s’interroger, avec quels présupposés et dans quelle perspective, sur les origines de la légende arthurienne ou des vies de saints ? La sociolinguistique peut-elle contribuer à renouveler l’approche des langues médiévales ? Dans le domaine de l’archéologie, comment les résultats des fouilles ont-ils été analysés et interprétés et quel usage en est il fait aujourd’hui ?

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  • Montpellier

    Colloquium - Political studies

    Neoliberalism in the Anglophone World

    This conference aims at presenting a critical overview of issues related to neoliberalism in the Anglophone world. It will be broad in scope by covering British, American and the other English-speaking areas, as well as the fields of civilisation, literature and linguistics, while maintaining a thematic focus on the concept of neoliberalism from international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

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  • Rennes

    Study days - Europe

    Industrial Heritage in the UK

    Mutations, Conversions and Representations

    The chosen perspective for this one-day conference is an inter- and pluri-disciplinary one and it is therefore articulated around a variety of approaches such as cultural geography, cultural history, art history, media studies, urban studies, heritage studies, architecture, etc.

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  • Nantes

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    A comparative analysis of volunteers' engagement in British and French pro-asylum charities

    A comparative analysis of volunteers' engagement in British and French pro-asylum charities

    Ce recrutement concerne un poste de chercheur post-doctorant qui dans le cadre d'un programme de recherche intitulé Exploring the frames of altruistic action. A comparative analysis of volunteers' engagement in British and French pro-asylum charities. Ce dernier est financé par l'ESRC et coordonné par Pierre Monforte (université de Leicester) et Estelle d'Halluin (université de Nantes). Il s'agit d'un contrat à durée déterminée de 24 mois, à compter du 1er septembre 2017, pour un 80% ETP au sein du Centre nantais de sociologie.

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  • La Roche-sur-Yon

    Call for papers - Language

    Pérégrinations et métamorphoses

    Linguisitic and literary exchange between Great Britain and France from the Middle Ages

    Cette journée d’étude vous invite à traverser la Manche, dans un sens comme dans l’autre, afin de (re)découvrir et surtout réfléchir à l’influence de la culture française sur la culture britannique et vice versa, ainsi qu’aux métamorphoses qu'elle a engendrées. Cette journée se concentrera sur deux champs disciplinaires : la littérature et la linguistique. En effet, que ce soit dans un contexte de guerre, d’exil ou de prospérité économique, les nombreuses adoptions et adaptations linguistiques et littéraires entre les deux langues témoignent de l’indéniable lien qui les unit.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Comparative histories - France and Great Britain in the 18th century

    New historiographical approaches

    Cette journée d'étude portera sur l’histoire transnationale des relations et échanges franco-britanniques au XVIIIe siècle. Nous aborderons les thèmes des échanges culturels, intellectuels, politiques et économiques entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne, dans le but de dresser un bilan des nouvelles approches historiographiques, tout en tentant de contribuer à l’élargissement de ce champ florissant de recherches. L’atelier sera transnational en pratique aussi : il réunira en effet des spécialistes d’Amérique du Nord et de la Grande Bretagne, ainsi que des historiens français.

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  • Tours

    Study days - Representation

    Louis MacNeice

    Cette journée d'étude, consacrée au poète et dramaturge d'Irlande du Nord Louis MacNeice, proposera une analyse à la fois littéraire et civilisationnelle de The Burning Perch, publié en 1963, ainsi que deux tables rondes.

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  • Pessac

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Sociability and democratic practices in Great Britain, 1760-1850

    Des mouvements populaires associés à la figure de John Wilkes dans les années 1760, aux Chartistes des années 1830 et 1840, un nombre croissant de revendications s'exprime en-dehors des grandes institutions étatiques et ecclésiastiques (cour, Parlement, Église), et souvent contre elles. Dans les années 1780, les partisans de la réforme parlementaire s'unissent en associations de comtés en Angleterre, en sociétés de burgh reform en Écosse.

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Representation

    Alphonse Legros in France and in Britain : A tale of two countries

    The conference organized at the University of Burgundy (Dijon) in May 2017 by the Centre Interlangues (Texte-Image-Langage) and the musée des Beaux-Arts will revisit Legros’s work and role as well as his legacy and reception in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will welcome Elizabeth Prettejohn and Stephen Bann as guest speakers.

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  • Padua

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    European Research Council project "The Dark Side of the Belle Époque" research grants

    The Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World of the University of Padua (Italy) is offering 4 postdoctoral positions within the frame of the ERC-project "The Dark Side of the Belle Époque".

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Changing the world - urban experimentation in the United Kingdom (19th-21st centuries)

    Le Royaume-Uni offre depuis longtemps un terreau fertile pour les utopies et expérimentations urbaines. De Utopia de Thomas More en 1516 aux New Towns des années 1950 et 1960 en passant par News from Nowhere de William Morris en 1890, la société britannique a fourni l’inspiration à nombre de visionnaires critiques de la société contemporaine afin de formuler des projets sociétaux autres. Cette journée d'études s’intéressera aux projets mis en œuvre en milieu urbain depuis le XIXe siècle pour transformer celui-ci et parfois, au-delà, la société britannique dans son ensemble.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - Sociology

    "OK Computer", twenty years on: Radiohead’s musical, cultural, and political legacies

    As a band who has garnered critical and commercial success without forsaking their taste for musical experimentation and subversive, yet poetic, lyrics, Radiohead offer multiple facets to their listeners and to popular music scholars alike. Nevertheless, only a handful of academic studies have, to this day, been devoted their work, including The Music and Art of Radiohead (Tate, 2005).

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  • Kalamazoo

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Walruses, Whales and Narwhals

    Maritime Ivories in Western Europe, 900-1500

    In the history of carved ivories, maritime mammals have often been eclipsed by the elephant, considered as a nobler ivory to which walrus or whale ivory would only be a poor man's substitute. But this historiographical view is not without its shortcomings, as not only did walrus hunting play a significant role in the first European explorations toward the west, but the trade for those ivories went as far as the Islamic world and even the Far East. This session at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, sponsored by the National Museum of Scotland, aims to address the variety of questions posed by the maritime ivories: how the raw material was collected, how it was traded, the workshops that carved them and their specific symbolic value in medieval treasuries

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  • Oxford

    Call for papers - History

    Genealogical rationality and social status in the Enlightenment

    La généalogie est un puissant idiome de hiérarchisation sociale dans l'Europe d'Ancien Régime et garde son efficace bien au delà des transformations sociales portées par l'âge des Lumières. On s'interrogera dès lors sur les transformations qu'a subies, dans l’espace temporel qui va de Fénelon à Kant, cette forme particulière de connaissance qu’est la raison généalogique, ainsi que les usages qu’en faisaient les différents acteurs sociaux.

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - History

    Society, culture, community in the United Kingdom (1970-79)

    This two-day conference focusing on British society of the 1970s seeks to enlarge and to alter perspectives on the period. The intention is to examine the dynamic of contradiction, inventiveness and tensions that is at work. The intention of the conference-organizers is to circumvent and thus question any “teleological” or linear reading of the period in terms of the necessary “coming of Thatcherism” in the United Kingdom, where the politics and culture of the period are read as so many symptoms or omens of the 1979 election result. The aim is to focus on the plurality of conflicting possibilities evident in the period, and therefore on the contingency of outcomes.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - History

    Art and the Environment in Britain 1700-today

    Whether one thinks of environment as context, setting, climate change, green spaces or sounds, today’s epistemology invites us to rethink man’s relation to the external world to the extent that the “inside” and “outside” coalesce, nature and culture merge, man and animal are reconfigured. How have British artists responded to these shifting perceptions of the world around them, of this great swirling circle of life and non life in which they found – or imagined – themselves diversely positioned, for a long time at the centre, then in a more undefined place – at the margin even? How has art itself positioned itself in this newly defined environment?

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - Europe

    Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge

    Industry Practices and Public Interests in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present

    This conference seeks to bring together specialists of Great Britain from the eighteenth century to the present to explore the complex relationship between copyright and the circulation of knowledge. We welcome case studies that focus on a particular time period as well as papers that show how attitudes and practices have changed over time.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge

    Industry Practices and Public Interests in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present

    New combinations of technology, culture, and business practice are transforming relationships among authors, publishers, and audiences in many fields of knowledge, including journalism, science research, and academia. Self-publishing, open-access, open source, creative commons, crowd sourcing and copy left: these are a few of the key words associated with recent changes in how knowledge is produced and circulated. While being celebrated for their potential to democratize knowledge, many of these changes have been accompanied by heated debates on such questions as the appropriate role of experts and ‘gatekeepers’; how to ensure that such projects are both trustworthy and economically viable; and how best to balance the interests of authors, publishers, and the general public. Copyright is often at the centre of these discussions.

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  • Amiens

    Colloquium - History

    Commemorating the Battle of the Somme in Anglophone and Germanophone countries

    Les journées consacrées au premier centenaire de la Bataille de la Somme s’inscriront dans une approche comparée des résonances qu’engendre le choc initial au sein des populations des deux grands protagonistes : le Royaume-Uni et l’Allemagne. Ce sont en effet leurs troupes qui s’affrontent principalement le 1er juillet 1916, véritable point de bascule de la guerre pour la Grande-Bretagne et son empire.

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - Sociology

    Music criticism in the Anglophone world

    What are the forms, genres, and styles of music criticism? Who writes music criticism? What role have musicians and composers played (and continue to play) in music criticism? And what is the role of non-musician writers? And how do cultural institutions, such as universities, newspapers, specialized or non-specialized magazines, figure in music criticism, as opposed to non-institutional channels? What does “classical” music criticism and popular music criticism have in common? How, conversely, do they differ? These are some of the questions that will be debated in this international conference, the last in a series of colloquiums that were initiated in 2013 on various aspects of music criticism. Twelve papers—seven in English, five in French—will be presented in the three sessions of this conference, with participants from Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States.

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