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  • 16/05/2022

    The journal Perspective : actualité en histoire de l'art will explore, in its 2022 – 2 issue, the history and historiography of Fashion(s). Two complementary definitions of fashion emerge and these underlie the two approaches that this issue of Perspective seeks to develop: the first aims to determine formal changes in dress and variations in the laws of appearances, while the second conceives of a single, cyclical renewal of taste that inspires customs and thus goes far beyond items of clothing and their accessories.

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  • 31/12/2022

    Sources grew out of the observation that academic journals tend to encourage theoretical and epistemological advances at the expense of the field materials under analysis. This journal’s mission is twofold: first, to resituate at the core of the articles the materials upon which researchers produce their reflections, while providing direct access to these materials; and second, to present analyses focusing on the contexts surrounding the production of these materials and their uses. This return to sources deriving from field work takes place in conjunction with topical thematics in African and Africana studies in the social sciences and humanities and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue. Sources is thus adopting a particularly unusual mission, one not currently existing in the academic field on Africa: to make available texts, images, sounds, interviews, field notes, and documents in the broadest sense, which become data that form the basis for researchers’ theoretical developments, and which thus constitute field research archives.

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  • 15/05/2022

    After their emergence in the nineteenth century, comic books quickly became an important vehicle for transnational exchanges. This issue of Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture proposes a multi-disciplinary study of the cross-cultural transfer and circulation of comics. The notion of “transfer” is understood here in a broad sense, as a process in which objects, ideas and practices are transferred across two or several cultures.

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  • 21/04/2022

    Nous proposons, dans ce colloque, de nous pencher sur les relations entre les minorités et les musées et sites patrimoniaux en Amérique du Nord et en France, en abandonnant le point de vue majoritaire, qui se décline en termes de domination et d’assignation, pour renverser le regard. En nous situant du point de vue de l’expérience minoritaire, nous pourrons envisager la minorité dans sa capacité à agir. Dans la relation des minorités aux musées, il est possible de distinguer deux mouvements qui, bien qu’autonomes, interagissent. Le premier, sans doute le plus documenté, par lequel les musées ont essayé de « décoloniser » les récits sur l’expérience minoritaire. Le second par lequel les groupes minorisés ont promu l’émergence de contre-récits indépendants, sous des formes diverses, leurs actions précédant souvent la réévaluation critique des politiques muséales.

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  • 30/04/2022

    Museums have been pushing the limits of interactivity for several years. They draw their publics toward modalities of participation that grow ever richer, diversifying their intervention spaces, within or outside the walls, in person or virtually. This call for contributions falls within recent international debates over the current issues of participation and inclusion endorsed by ICOM. This special edition of Museologies thus seeks to unite the contributions, taking into account theoretical stances and innovative practices involved in updating and expanding this line of research.

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  • 30/04/2022

    While not entirely ignored, the question of architectural design competitions seems to have been largely underestimated by contemporary historiography, although these competitions have marked the history of western architecture since, basically, the famous competition of 1418 in view of the construction of the cupola of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence – this is only to mention the modern era.

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  • 07/07/2022

    On July 7 and 8, 2022, the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles  will host the ALTER 2022 Conference, on the theme of “Rethinking the Institution and Deinstitutionalisation from the Perspective of Disability”. This conference aims to unfold the notion of institution under all its aspects and in various contexts, from the perspective of different fields and from occasionally distinct positions depending on the country or the disability considered. It also aims to examine the history, the stakes, and the experiences of the various forms of deinstitutionalisation, to trace the possible contours of an inclusive society respectful of the choices of people with disabilities.

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  • 29/05/2022

    In the covid-19 pandemic, many transformations affected various societal areas. Becoming a “total social fact” (Marcel Mauss), the virus acted as a revealer of society’s (dys)functioning. The arts and culture were often in the forefront of the pandemic and of its disruptions. Implicitly and sometimes explicitly, artists and cultural actors were then urged to “reinvent” themselves. State authorities, the media, and the public pushed them for “new ways” of doing, consuming, evaluating, or managing culture and the arts. What different claims for “reinvention” are addressed to the worlds of arts and culture, and how do they react to these demands? This two-day international conference aims to better understand the capacity and will of alignment or resistance to the various demands for transformation that the worlds of art and culture face from time to time.

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  • 02/05/2022

    Online journal Criminocorpus is issuing a call for papers for a special issue entitled Dark Heritage, Somber Legacy. Memories and Studies of the Justice System (Sombre patrimoine, patrimoine sombre. Mémoires et histoires de justice). The objective is to spark an international collective exploration, embracing all time periods, of the concept of “judicial heritage”, how it hinges on memory issues and where it fits in the writing and transmission of the history of the justice system.

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  • 31/05/2022

    Recent events in the United States remind us to what extent the South is both a place of distinctive identities and a space sharing a common heritage. According to the political scientist Michael Goldfield, “The South is a distinctive, atypical part of the United States; it is also, however, America writ large”" (Goldfield, 2020). These specificities are inscribed in social, cultural, political and, according to the author, above all economic structures, in a configuration that makes any definition of the “South” problematic. For this conference, we propose three different angles of approach: the interaction between race, class and capital; the spatial dimension of these interactions; the causes for and the perpetuation of racism in the United States.

     

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  • 15/09/2022

    Since the 14th century, the Basilica of Saint-Sernin in Toulouse has been proud to possess the entire body of James the Greater. After a first preparatory seminar on 11 March 2019 in Toulouse (Vraies et fausses reliques: un vrai faux problème), a workshop was held on 10 December 2021 (Les reliques toulousaines de Jacques le Majeur), focusing on the material aspects (examination of bones, reliquaries, and authentic items). In a final stage, the results of these analyses should be put into perspective during a meeting which would lead to the writing of a monograph bringing together all the studies carried out on the relics of Saint James in Toulouse.

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  • 30/04/2022

    The election of Barack Obama to the American presidency has ushered in a so-called “post-racial” era. This phenomenon is spreading to all popular media, from television and its hit series to comics and video games. It is from this observation of representations of black identities, which question any form of binarity and operate intersectional deployments within African American popular cultures, that the main question at the origin of this project emerges. Based on papers about these representations in the popular arts, accessible to a large majority as well as within the Black American community, this one-day conference aims to examine the evolution of these representations over the past ten years and the obvious efforts to move away from the binary normative representations still attributed to U.S. racial minorities—more so than to the so-called dominant white majority.

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  • 14/04/2022

    AntiAtlas of Epistemicide is a collaborative artistic and scientific project that brings together notices and synthetic articles on epistemicides, past or present, anywhere on the planet. The articles collected in this book will be accompanied by a map designed specifically for each example of an epistemicide. The question being as singular as it is unfathomable, this project does not have an encyclopedic aim, but to the contrary, to establish a non-exhaustive and subjective atlas, assumed to be both a scientific work and an artistic catalogue. As all disciplinary fields are concerned by this question, antiAtlas of Epistemicide is opening its call for contributions to a authors of all disciplinary affiliations.

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  • 15/06/2022

    The sixth issue of the journal Photographica aims to explore the question of the nude model in photography. Following Wendy Grossman’s study of the model Adrienne Fidelin (published in Photographica no. 2 (April 2021) in a study that is both deconstructivist and analytical of the uses of the medium) and building on a reflection on the very genre of nude photography – both female and male – this new issue of Photographica (April 2023) seeks to question the role of the model in the history of photography: How can we consider and look at this historically massive part of photographic production today, and to what extent can it represent a subject of study? What does the object “nude photography” reveal with regard to processes of normalization, domination, and production in the history of photography? How does this photographic form influence its circulation and lead to new modes of distribution? What is a model in photography and how can the history of photography deal with this subject?

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  • 01/04/2022

    Since the advent of the affective turn, when the humanities and social sciences began to pay increased attention to the objectification of emotions, studies on the “intimate” have increased exponentially. As an analytical category, intimacy allows to question dominant and normative visions of the private and the public spheres, and to understand how they are reproduced, challenged, and/or transgressed. Intimacy can therefore be considered as a political process. By encouraging the exploration of new methods of field research, this issue of L’Année du Maghreb is also opening up to “alternative” forms of ethnographic restitution.

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  • 17/03/2022

    Contemporary transformations in the treatment of the ordinary dead (cemetery management, the rise of cremation or thanatopraxy) and the problems raised by recent mortality crises (migrants, heat waves, epidemics, war, etc.) have prompted a multidisciplinary and international reflection on the mortuary, bringing together anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, art historians, physicians, philosophers, psychologists and sociologists. The March 17, 2022 event will focus on the theme of Physicians and Corpses.

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  • 15/04/2022

    The international conference on (cyber)bullying, which will take place in Nancy (University of Lorraine, France) on 5-6-7 Decembre 2022, aims to study the phenomenon in a broad way, including the dynamics of bullying/harassment, cyberbullying, online violence and hate speech, in various social contexts and within different social groups.The presentation proposals will address the definitional issues of (cyber)bullying, the role of feelings and emotions in online violence, the role of power relation and domination in an intersectional perspective, as well as stakeholders and devices involved in the prevention of this violence.

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  • 30/04/2022

    In a comparative international perspective, the conference aims to study formal and informal educational policies and practices in the field of political education with a focus on the relationships (institutional, epistemological, pedagogical, professional) between citizen training, moral education and the teaching of religions (denominational or interdenominational perspectives) or of religious facts (secular approaches).

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  • 15/03/2022

    This conference will encourage discussions and exchanges between international scholars on how national models of sociability and traditional Enlightenment values may have been affected and reconfigured by the Levantine practices of intrigue, libertinage and criminality. Through the multiple facets of Casanova (trickster, libertine, social climber, gambler, political agent...) and his European travels and networks, this conference will also address the circulation of knowledge and fashions between Europe and the East and the evolution of sociability thanks to various media: commerce, diplomacy, travel, letter- writing, translation, leisure and other sociable practices.

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  • 28/02/2022

    Considering fabric as a vital object of cultural heritage, the 2022 junior colloquium of the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-University / Paris-Saclay welcomes papers using both material (e. g. the study of chemicophysical materials and properties, preservation and curating, techniques and manufacturing of textiles...) and conceptual (symbolic impact of fabric, textiles tied to social status, multicultural exchanges via fabric, fabric as a transmitter of history...) approaches of the study of fabric. 

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