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  • 15/05/2024

    Le projet AVISA, démarré en 2020, a pour objet d’écrire l’histoire du harcèlement sexuel en Occident sur la longue période. Ses membres se sont, dans un premier temps, interrogé sur les termes utilisés pour rendre compte de cet impensé du droit jusque dans les années 1980. Après l’interrogation de la figure du harceleur au début de l’année 2024, et donc du « qui » harcèle, ce colloque se posera donc la question du « où » et du « quand ». Poursuivant les travaux précédents, les communications sont invitées à envisager l’ensemble des lieux propices à ce type de comportements et à en dresser une cartographie sur la base de dénonciations et témoignages privés (archives, correspondances…) et publics (livres de conduite, presse) mais également à travers l’analyse d’œuvres littéraires, artistiques et médiatiques.

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  • 30/04/2024

    Shedding light on the stakes involved in Indigenous print material and books from the perspective of a history of the book captures the colonial dynamics at work in this literary milieu while highlighting the decolonization movements also taking place there. Despite significant increases in facilities and events dedicated to Indigenous books and print material, up until now few academic works have addressed the historic and contemporary dynamics around the field of Indigenous books in Québec. It is these dynamics that the present issue of Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture aims to address.  

     

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  • 30/06/2024

    This special issue will employ empirical fieldwork and social science tools to analyze the use of sound amplification and its supports in devotional settings. This includes loudspeakers, screens, video-projectors, mixing desks, digital audio stations, the architecture of places of worship. The aim is to identify its varying modalities. How do music and its amplification affect liturgies, participants, and forms of experience, socialization and authority?

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  • 31/07/2024

    This issue of Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal seeks to analyse in an interdisciplinary way both the food assistance structures of this era and their human, territorial, and social framing, studied from various perspectives, from history to architecture, from the specific site to the social landscape and territory.

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  • 10/04/2024

    How can we write the history of deserts? As "Desert Studies" are only beginning to attract the attention of scholarly communities across the English-speaking world, this conference examines the crucial issue of sources, and its articulation with key research questions relating to arid spaces around the world, with a particular interest in, but not limited to, the Sahara. Research engaging with the history of the Sahara Desert has taken new directions in recent years, notably around previously neglected issues such as mobility, networks, the emergence of new identities in Saharan countries following decolonization, or as part of new explorations of the relationships between colonised and colonisers. Drawing upon this growing historiography, ‘Writing the Desert’ aims to create a space for reflection around the fundamental material of all academic research: on the one hand, the archives which inform the work of the researcher, and on the other the questions around which their investigation is structured.

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  • 15/04/2024

    The aim of this conference is to take stock of knowledge about one of the most widespread genres of Moroccan popular music: ša‘bī ('popular', commonly written chaabi), as well as the role of women in its history, transmission and practice. We want to bring together academics (ethno-musicologists, anthropologists, historians, linguists), artists (musicians, dancers, singers, actors) and other specialists (instrument makers, cultural workers, event providers) as part of a wider event, the Habibi Chaabi Festival, which will include concerts, screenings, musical workshops and popular festivals.

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  • 30/05/2024

    Since the 18th century, the discourse on modernization—understood as a process aiming to align social organization with the expectations and needs of societies and carrying a promise of emancipation—identifies the Western form of modernity, in its political (democracy) and economic (capitalism) dimensions, as a model to follow. In the multicultural empires of Central and Eastern Europe, divergences in the paths and rhythms of political, economic, and social modernization engraved in collective imaginaries the idea of a structural delay of these societies compared to the rest of Europe, relegating them to the periphery—or semi-periphery—of the Western world. This discourse justified structural reforms and enabled the rise of social groups interested in and useful for these reforms. This conference aims to examine the experience of Central and Eastern European countries with the modernization process from the late 18th century to the present, beyond the center-periphery dynamics.

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  • 15/06/2024

    Centré sur la question coloniale dans la presse d’exil, le congrès vise à discuter la liminalité des expériences d’occupation, de dissidence, de clandestinité et de bannissement dans leur rapport à l’expatriation politique, tant en raison des similitudes de leur impact psychologique que des circulations qu'elles tendent à favoriser. L’objectif est d’encourager les études qui explorent les idées, les images et les débats autour du colonialisme et des réalités coloniales mobilisées par les périodiques d’exil, tant dans leur diversité que mettant en exergue les convergences et les divergences.

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  • 01/06/2024

    We are specifically calling for proposals on the phenomena of reception, and even remodelling, of western fictional worlds in other cultural areas. Above all, we hope to supplement this issue by looking at the variety of worldbuilding strategies: the proven and efficient methods of the Japanese and Korean entertainment industries, successful fictional creations in Indian, Nigerian, Mexican, Turkish or Brazilian studios, and even the production of highly successful fictional worlds in countries less renowned for their capacity for cultural influence. In addition to insights from narratology, media cultures and game sciences, the journal will be attentive to anthropological, sociological, legal and/or economic approaches, based on field data from cultural areas whose worldbuilding practices have been overlooked.

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  • 15/05/2024

    Despite their numerical preponderance among the missionary workforce exercising a Christian apotolate at the end of the Ottoman Empire, women have long attracted less work than men. A rebalancing is in progress, spurred on by the gender studies and extended to the whole Muslim world. We will focus on real encounter and conflict situations, avoiding an essentialist approach to Islam and considering the extreme diversity of the field strategies and practices. This approach will be carried out in equal parts, in a decentering and critical way, far from denominational approaches.

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  • 30/06/2024

    Over the past decades, many cities have been developing new transport infrastructure and mobility plans. In the Global South, and specifically in Africa, these past years have been synonymous with multiple attempts to modernize mobility systems. Yet those models of mobility, along with the infrastructure that sustains them, are quickly overridden by unexpected uses, new technologies, new vehicles and means of mobility which may contradict these plans. Supposedly new means of transport of people and goods appear, which use recent technology, business models and infrastructure in a way that cannot be predicted by urban planners. Our purpose is to collect contributions that offer different examples of and viewpoints on planning, governance, actual uses of different types of infrastructure and forms of mobility across the African continent.

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  • 30/06/2024

    This thematic dossier of EchoGéo explores artisanal and small-scale mining through the prism of the geography of power. The craze for artisanal mining has to be seen in the context of poverty, as a desirable prospect despite the precarious conditions it offers and the great risks it exposes workers to. Scientific research and debate on artisanal mining have largely focused on these issues, often compartmentalised according to the regions studied and/or specific minerals. The aim of this issue is to examine the differences and similarities in the profound transformations taking place as a result of the expansion of this activity almost everywhere in the world, by approaching this diversity through the relations of power and territorialisation surrounding this activity.

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  • 10/03/2024

    Despite numerous studies and research on Ibn Khaldun, several aspects related to his life and thought require further exploration and analysis. Ibn Khaldun, as a symbolic historical figure, is considered a heritage that is both shared and contested by many contemporary countries that seek to "monopolize" affiliation with this figure and his intellectual contributions. This workshop, which coincides with the 692nd anniversary of Ibn Khaldun's birth, aims to contribute to deeper research on the life and thoughts of this eminent figure. Its aim is to understand how political and intellectual circles, both in the East and in the West, have received Khaldunian thought since the Middle Ages, but especially after its "rediscovery" in the contemporary era.

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  • 30/04/2024

    Misopaedia refers to the hatred of children (in the same way that misogyny refers to the hatred of women). Our aim is to show through a multidisciplinary lens that misopaedia is internalized and trivialized, therefore overlapping discourses on young people. In this effort, we will bring together literary and cinematographic fictions, but also other forms of fictional discourses found in medicine, psychology, the social sciences and politics.

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  • 25/03/2024

    (Western) European perceptions of and discourses about Russia tell us much more about Europe’s self-perceptions (and delusions) than about Russia itself. And the same holds true for Russian views about Europe. Underlying such a complex identity-formation processes is an often troublesome intellectual dialogue between Europe and Russia, between two closely entwined entities. One of the purposes of this international conference, is to shed light on such a dialogue, discern its main elements, and its untold assumptions and underlying prejudices. The overall aim is to examine how images of Europe and discussions about Russian identity have interacted and influenced each other. Embracing a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, the conference aims to engage intellectual, cultural, social, and art historians as well as literary scholars and political theorists. 

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  • 31/03/2024

    This symposium will explore the global musical instrument market’s various facets from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The joint study of markets and collections, which grew in parallel and fed off each other during the period, aims to map the flows of instruments, the places and the players who put them into circulation from the perspective of a global history of music and material cultures. Upstream, the goal is to explore the provenance of the materials used in making instruments. Downstream, the reflection will focus on acquisition methods in the colonial context, instrument-makers’ sales strategies, the role of world’s fairs and colonial exhibitions, the social uses of instruments and the representations associated with them.

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  • 10/03/2024

    The objective of this conference is to establish the state of the research around controlled languages in Documentation and Musicology, i.e., documentary languages based on tools such as lemmatizers, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri, classifications, etc. By presenting ongoing or completed research in the field of digital musicology, its aim is to bring to light both best practices and problematic aspects, in order to identify effective and shareable working methodologies.

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  • 31/03/2024

    The relationship between societies and soil is intrinsic to human history. Nowadays, this relationship is strongly defined by land use and consumption practices that, at different scales, increasingly threaten the common good and the biodiversity conservation. Urban planning interventions and intensive forms of production lead to the fragmentation, erosion, and ultimately, transformation of soil into a commodity, a freely usable “raw material,” rather than recognizing it as a non-reproducible good. In such a context, a revision of the evolution of concepts of use, consumption, and artificialization of the soil can contribute to a better understanding of the perspectives and rhetoric developed over time and in relation to contemporary challenges.

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  • 01/09/2024

    Call for Papers for the corpus n°27 of Nouvelle Revue du travail, to be published in autumn 2025. Contrary to a currently widespread belief, wage labour and trade unionism in Africa are not disappearing. However, wage-earning as a situation of subordination and social protection is still a minority position in Africa and is dependent on certain sectors and national histories. The same is true of trade unionism, which is a specialised activity that represents the interests of male and female workers, but with the exception of certain sectors or historical periods is often low in membership numbers, although (reliable) statistics are also scarce. What forms does trade unionism take in Africa in this exceptional context? How can it shed light on major contemporary issues surrounding the profiles of the defence, representation and collective action of workers around the world? 

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  • 03/03/2024

    This conference aims to reexamine Adorno's music-philosophical texts in light of unexpected (or extreme) musical phenomena. It also seeks to consider music that never appeared in Adorno's texts through his own aesthetic categories. In other words, it is about exploring the less-traveled tensions that arise from the connection between Adorno's music writings and certain types of music (whether popular or classical) that would not initially conform to traditional interpretations of the author of "Minima Moralia". Ultimately, exploring these new territories would broaden the limits of Adorno's musical aesthetics and allow for reflection on its relevance or contemporaneity.

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