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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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  • 23/02/2024

    Women played an important role in the history of decorative arts and design. Recent exhibitions (Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today at the Vitra Museum in 2021 and Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2023) displayed an overall approach of the question. But in some countries as France, what is the state of the issues and how is the contribution of women to be placed in this general context? This conference aims to discuss and to provide a state of research on the question but also to shed light on an aspect of artistic creation. It aims also to give an overview of the evolution and role of women in the decorative arts and design in France since the mid-19th century, in order to complete a current knowledge related to an ongoing field of research in the history of art and creative industries.

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  • 25/03/2024

    The revival of the Christian faith in the European and North American continents (GreatAwakenings – the Higher Life Movement) during an age of technical and technological innovations inmeans of transportation and communication prompted many Protestant and Catholic missionaries, withthe support of their respective churches, to sail to foreign lands for religious proselytizing. Evangelicalmissionaries and their sending organizations have been, to varying degrees, major actors of social andcultural mutations among the people and societies they worked with. To fully comprehend the impactof European and North American evangelical missions at the turn of the twentieth century, we mustnot only consider missionaries’ social and religious agency at the local level, but also develop thediscussion to the regional, national, and transnational levels. 

     

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  • 30/04/2024

    La journée scientifique que nous organisons souhaite explorer l’olfaction sous l’angle des sciences humaines et sociales. Comment les odeurs prennent-elles place dans nos vies ? Quels usages, effets, pensées, émotions, sublimations produisent-elles ? Comment organisent-elles nos vies ? Nous souhaitons définir et explorer des questions que les odeurs soulèvent au regard de notre existence et notre humanité au travers de recherches, d’expérimentations, de retours d’expériences qui concernent la façon avec laquelle des sujets au statut varié appréhendent les odeurs, qu’ils soient enseignants, formateurs, éducateurs, parents, apprenants, créateurs, artistes, soignants (...), dans différents contextes : famille, école, association, formation commerciale, lycée, université, restauration, salle d’exposition, lieu de soin…

     

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  • 14/03/2024

    This 2-day international colloquium which will take place at Campus Condorcet (Aubervilliers) will bring together scholars, from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, who observe Armenian diasporic dynamics in the 21st century. The event will provide an opportunity to compare views and examine the contemporary reshapings of the Armenian dispersion, which, 40 years after the emergence of diaspora studies, has undergone numerous spatial, structural, social, political, economic and cultural changes.

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  • 31/03/2024

    This international conference will explore the cultural differences, similarities and potential bridges between the eastern and western worlds as envisaged during the medieval and early modern periods, including their represention in art, texts and legends, poetry, and pictorial and cinematographic productions. Since the areas of investigation are expansive, Japan is granted a primary place as the pivotal axis for the eastern world. This does exclude Persia, India or China. The northern, English and Mediterranean European areas will primarily represent the occidental world.

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  • 01/04/2024

    The jester is a paradoxical figure: a subordinate included in elite social circles. Thus, he is an outsider, albeit a remarkably proficient one. Jesters, comprising fools, dwarfs, and other “monsters” – both men and women, often with disabilities – are itinerant, travelling from one court to another or from the precursors of psychiatric hospitals to the realms of royalty. The conference aims to scrutinise the competition between artists and jesters, with the latter frequently obtaining more stable patronage than poets and painters. Our goal is to establish the status of jesters between subalternity and disability, applying the methodologies of historical anthropology, social history, and art history. 

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  • 15/03/2024

    This conference aims to deepen our knowledge of the norms governing emotional expression in Rome and their evolution, from Republican times to Imperial era. It is part of a wider research project looking at the role of collective emotions in Roman civic life. This conference will focus more specifically on episodes of emotional transgression which are described as such in our sources, when an individual or a specific group expressed unexpected or inappropriate emotions depending on the circumstances.

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  • 31/01/2024

    In their quest to improve lifestyles, contemporary societies find themselves faced with a whole range of waste, the quantity of which has increased considerably. It includes objects that are not biodegradable on a human scale, as well as compounds that are likely to damage certain natural resources (water, soil and atmosphere). The effects of today’s chemical waste on human health and the environment can be chemical, bacteriological or parasitic. People can feel the effects in different ways, for example in the short term, pollution can be detected by the human senses (olfactory or visual nuisance) and in the longer term, there can be health risks for people and the environment. This situation calls for reflection on public policies for urban waste management and their effects/impacts on people’s health, in line with the SND30 guidelines. The aim of this study day is to analyse the issues involved in appropriate waste management with a view to proposing solutions to public authorities for better management of urban waste, with a view to preventing harm to public health.

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  • 15/01/2024

    The European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, themed "Tension, Trust, and Transformation"  provides a unique opportunity for sociologists, researchers, and academics to come together, exchange ideas, and contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge. The 16th ESA Conference promises to be a landmark event, fostering collaboration and innovation within the sociological community.

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  • 31/12/2023

    Maritime areas - seas and oceans - cover 70% of the Earth's surface, but remain relatively unknown and scarcely studied by social sciences, despite their importance today. This conference will aim at studying examine the role played by maritime areas in the exercise of political and military authority, the forms of legal control over the seas, the use and economic exploitation of the seas, as well as their territorialisation.

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  • 15/03/2024

    L’Observatoire national de la protection de l’enfance (ONPE) propose comme chaque année un appel à projets de recherche ouvert aux équipes de recherche de toutes les disciplines concernées par les phénomènes de maltraitance et/ou de mise en danger des mineurs ainsi que les effets des mesures de protection et d’éducation mises en œuvre. Cet appel à projets ouvert 2024 a pour objectif de développer l’étude de questions émergentes dès lors que leur approfondissement peut contribuer à éclairer l’action des intervenants ou responsables techniques et politiques exerçant dans le champ de la protection de l’enfance, de l'adoption et de l'accès aux origines personnelles.

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  • 10/01/2024

    The aim of this conference is to shed new light on the study of extreme violence in the 20th century, particularly from a gender perspective, and to discuss our conceptual tools collectively. The conference will study testimonies of extreme violence (colonial violence, gender-based violence, disappearances, torture, mass deaths and genocide) from a multidisciplinary and multilingual perspective. The aim is to examine the conditions which allow words to emerge as well as their corollary, a framework for listening, so that they become audible in a given period and social sphere. The paradox of experiences that are both intimate and collective, unspeakable and yet spoken, taboo and widely documented, is at the core of such reflections.

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  • 15/04/2024

    The democratization of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence (from now on AI) software that generates images (Stable Diffusion, Imagen, MidJourney and Dall-E 2), videos (Renderforest, Lumen5 and Moovly), music (MusicLM, Moises) and translations (DeepL) raises questions, in the field of language and culture pedagogy, about teaching and learning practices that have already been transformed by digital technology (design of language teaching material, automation of assessments, digital literacies, etc.). Specific tools for teaching practices and resources are also designed based on AI (Magicschool.ai). This call for papers aims to question such uses both for teaching and learning language, and for pedagogical design and training in the field of language pedagogy.

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  • 15/04/2024

    Cet appel vise à prolonger les observations de Mathieu Quet à partir de l’étude des circulations des objets de seconde main à des échelles internationales et transnationales, qui soulèvent plusieurs enjeux. Ces objets connaissent, acquièrent ou perdent différents statuts (importation légale, contrebande, contrefaçon), formes (déchets, marchandises…) et valeurs tout le long de leur parcours, et des routes empruntés. Les circulations sont la condition même d’une requalification et valorisation de l’objet, qui ne passe pas seulement d’un marché à un autre mais aussi d’un système normatif et d’évaluation à un autre.

     

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