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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Asia

    Fleeing the Nazis: the blessed exiles of Asia?

    This meeting is a continuation of the franco-german conference held in Berlin in 2014 about "Heroes and heroic myths : a social and cultural construction : Germany, France, Japan" (published in 2017 at Leipziger Universitätsverlag). After having studied those ambivalent constructions of warrior 'heroes', this new conference focuses on two other ambivalences associated with WWII : the position of host states towards exiles fleeing from nazism and the "survival ethic" of the exiles themselves.

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  • Lecture series - Education

    A success story? PISA, large-scale assessment and educational change

    The research project analyses all cycles of Portugal’s participation in PISA - Programme for International Student Assessment - (and, secondarily, in other international studies in which the country participated), comparing the processes adopted in data collection. Still, the core problem very directly formulated is: what are the implicit and explicit implications of Portugal’s participation in PISA; or, put differently, how have the different national players (policy-makers, school administrators, teachers and their unions, parents’ associations, media) appropriated the process and included the results of that participation in discourses, public policies and professional practices?

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  • Call for papers - History

    Advocating religious freedom in the Helsinki process

    New research perspectives on the non-state actors in view of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki treaty (1975–2025)

    This online workshop aims at further exploring human rights activists involved in the Helsinki process, at the interface between the Dissent and the Western public, and between state and other private networks. The focus of this workshop is on the religion, on religious networks and actors who advocate religious freedom and human rights in the CSCE process. We are particularly interested in contributions focussing on the neutral States of Europe (e.g. Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Malta, Austria) and on Eastern European groups as they are often underrepresented in international research.

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  • Call for papers - Religion

    Reactivation and Transformation of Ancient Religions in the Contemporary World

    Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Societ (JRAT)

    This special issue intends to explore the different modes of relationship between various current forms of revivals of ancient religions (hereafter named “neoreligions”), their context and current status, and different political or nationalist currents.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    New Perspectives on Anti-Colonialism in the Metropolis

    The transnational networks of colonialism and increased mobility led to a rise in anti-colonial activism in European metropoles from the interwar period onwards. A central role can be ascribed to activists resisting against imperialism from within, as they played a crucial role in the organization of anticolonial resistance in metropole and colony. This PhD and early career workshop aims to examine anti-colonial activism in the European metropoles from interwar to immediate post-war period.

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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - History

    Refugees and the (Global) Cold War

    This international workshop will chart the intersection between refugee history and Cold War history. The most well-known connection between these two fields is the figure of the political refugee fleeing from the socialist East to the democratic West. As recent research in both areas has highlighted, however, forced displacement and Cold War competition were global phenomena. To explore the entanglement of refugee history and Cold War history in its full scope - including the above-mentioned anticommunist refugees, who remain a crucial part of the story - the workshop invites a broad range of contributions in terms of chronology, geography, and methodology, from PhD students, early career researchers, and established scholars.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Perspectives on Governance by Non-State Armed Actors

    The workshop “Perspectives on Governance by Non-State Armed Actors” is the first event of the Workshop Series "Debating Transnational Governance", organized by the Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy. Given the current pandemic situation, the workshop will take place online on May 24, 2021. It welcomes a broad range of contributions on issues related to rebel governance and governance by non-state armed actors, with the goal of stimulating debate and interdisciplinary reflections, and potentially exploring new avenues for research in this field of study.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    Picturing the Margings

    Peripheries, Minorities and Taboos in the Films by Marcel Łoziński, Pál Schiffer and Želimir Žilnik

    The conference aims to study films directed by three acclaimed Central European and Balkanic documentary filmmakers who showed, through their filmic poetics, a special interest towards disqualified social groups. In parallel to the conference, multiple events will be held online: screenings, debates, masterclasses with Marcel Łoziński and Želimir Žilnik, tribute to Pál Schiffer, etc.

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  • Rouen

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Kick-off meeting ANR HIGH-PASM

    The Kick-off meeting of the ANR High-Pasm is set on the 29 and 30th april 2021. The launching of the porject in a hybrid format, will gather all the team members within UMR IDEES 6266 CNRS together with the collaborators from Cyprus, Germany and Lebanon. A keynote speaker Pr. Gilles Grivaud, from the research group Grihs, will bive us an interesting insight on the Hisotircal context of Cyprus since the 12th century.

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  • London | Grenoble

    Conference, symposium - America

    Cozinhando imagens, tejiendo feminismos. Latin american feminist film and visual art collectives

    During the last years, there has been a revitalization of feminist movements internationally. In Latin America, the performance of ‘A Rapist in Your Path’ by the collective LasTesis on 25 November 2019 put Chilean feminism in the global spotlight. This revitalization is also pushing for political and legal reforms, such as the approval of a bill legalising abortion in Argentina on 30 December 2020. The alliances between feminists, artists, and filmmakers in Latin America are not new. Fuelled by the 1970s women’s movement, several feminist film collectives emerged during this decade and instrumentalized cinema to raise awareness about women’s issues and intervene in political contexts.

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  • Durham

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in American-British Philosophy

    Around the turn of the twentieth century, time became a major focus of American-British philosophy. Against a broadly Kantian-Hegelian backdrop, philosophers began developing new questions and theories about time. Shadworth Hodgson argued humans perceive a ‘specious present’, a short duration rather than an infinitesimally small one; this view was further developed by Mary Calkins and William James. J. M. E. McTaggart advanced a new argument for the unreality of time. A. N. Whitehead made time the foundation of his process philosophy. This event brings together philosophers from Europe and North America exploring this period that was to become defining for the contours of twentieth-century English-speaking philosophy of time. The event will deliberately be scheduled to be compatible with European and North American time zones.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Challenges and emerging strategies for global networking post-COVID-19

    Management methodology and its applicability in society changed after COVID-19. The COVID-19 market is a challenge for both producers and consumers because it meets new needs and a new capacity of merchandising. This book fully unleashes the broad potential of entrepreneurial activity by exploring and highlighting new businesses and, as a result, the well-being of millions of people virtually everywhere after COVID-19. This book explores the impact of COVID-19 on the market and the various sectors of the global economy. It also holds a specific focus on businesses and networking post-COVID-19.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    “I quaderni del m.ae.s. Journal of Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium” - Varia

    The peer-reviewed, Open Acces journal of Medieval Studies I quaderni del m.ae.s. - Journal of m.ae.s is opening a call for scientific contributions in view of the publication of its 19th issue, scheduled for 30 November 2021. The main focus of the journal is the period ca. 400-1500 a. D. It is an interdisciplinary publication accepting contributions from a variety of methodological approaches (including, but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, anthropology, philology, gender studies, etc.).

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  • Brno

    Call for papers - Religion

    Wellbeing, Harm, and Religion

    International Religious Studies PhD Conference 2021

    Different conceptions of harm and wellbeing derived from different religious traditions retain their relevance in many locales across the globe even today, as they did in history. They intertwine(d) with “secular” medical practices; religious actors can formulate stances towards modern medical technologies, like vaccination and blood transfusion; and religion sometimes articulates alternative theories about the nature and origin of various diseases and about their treatment. With this conference, we aim to create a platform for the study of the intersections amongst religion, health, and diverse cultural conceptions of harm and wellbeing.

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  • Coimbra

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Urban Parish Communities in Medieval Europe, 1049-1545

    Research in Medieval Studies - An International Meeting Series

    The past decade has witnessed a marked increase in medieval studies. Younger scholars have, in general, benefitted from doctoral and post-doctoral funding, besides collective research programmes. This, along with the experience and know-how of established academics in countless departments around the Globe has helped to foster this renewal. Results have been ground-breaking in many topics. The Research in Medieval Studies (RiMS) is conceived of as an ongoing series of yearly meetings whose aim is to bring scholars of different academic and geographical backgrounds together to open, or otherwise continue and direct, historiographical debate on key issues in medieval studies, while helping to establish outstanding research that is both innovative and comparative.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Langues de travail / langues au travail

    Revue « Études en didactique des langues », n° 38

    This issue of FLLTR is devoted to the relationship between the workplace and languages. The terms “working language” and “language at work” cover different realities. The first is a language commonly used in a professional context. The second is used to carry out certain tasks such as writing a report, a technical note or an article. This raises the problem of upstream training. In higher education in particular, language learning and acquisition are key aspects of student training. There is also the problem of the predominance of English. How much emphasis should be given to other languages in training in order to stimulate reflection on the interface between companies and training?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Thought

    Penser le monde en philosophie après Kant

    Il s’agira de voir en quoi la prétention de constituer un monde se trouve frappée d’un aveu d’impuissance vu l’irréductible finitude de l’homme—trouvaille qui entachera durablement la phénoménologie. De nombreuses lectures phénoménologiques de Kant ont été proposées, à commencer par celles de Husserl, de Fink, de Heidegger, de Merleau-Ponty…Ce séminaire a pour objectif de questionner en profondeur la pertinence et les limites de telles lectures, à commencer par celle de Michaël Foessel. À travers ses ouvrages, notamment Kant et l’équivoque du monde (CNRS, 2015), Foessel vise à éclaircir le sens du monde chez Kant et analyse les répercussions de la conception kantienne du monde : nous proposons de nous interroger avec lui sur le monde après Kant.

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  • Study days - Sociology

    Déontologie, approche empirique de la recherche en arts et médias

    L’objectif de la journée est d’interroger les prises de positions des acteurs de la recherche face aux dilemmes que pose l'accès aux champs de la recherche académique. La matinée définira le cheminement éthique personnel du chercheur, inhérent à son travail. L’après-midi portera sur la conciliation d’une démarche éthique individuelle et des principes déontologiques. Elle finira par le regard rétrospectif sur les questions soulevées.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Sociology of Yoga, Meditation, and Asian Asceticism

    Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion

    The irresistible yet unexpected diffusion at a global scale and appropriation of yoga, meditation and ascetic practices are undoubtedly key features of the changing landscape of religion at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. It comes under a variety of forms, from traditional and community-based ritualized practices to individualized and secularized techniques of well-being. This special issue aims at mapping the empirical forms of yoga, meditation and introspective techniques expanding worldwide; exploring new conceptual and methodological discussions in sociologyof religions; questioning the possibility to circumscribe a specific subfield in the sociology of religions, devoted to  modern Asian-inspired ascetic practices.

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  • Study days - Economics

    Race and Capitalism

    There has been a recent resurgence of debates about “racial capitalism,” and, more broadly, a revival of the conjunction of anti-racist and anti-capitalist critiques. This event will bring together four preeminent scholars whose work engages the question of how processes of racialization have shaped capitalist social orders both in Europe and transnationally, and how capitalist social structures have, in turn, shaped processes of racialization.

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