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  • Blagoevgrad

    Summer School - Europe

    2025 Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe

    The Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe (SISECSE) is a two-week residential workshop, that provides scholars of Eastern Europe time and space to dedicate to their own research and writing in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. In addition to conducting their own research, scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of immersive discussions on a broad topic of shared academic interest. In 2025, discussions will explore “Epistemic Mistrust: Authorship, Credibility, and Knowledge Production.” Whether in times of crisis and war, or times of peace and stability, who do we trust to tell the truth? Whose stories do we listen to? With a growing lack of trust in traditional sources of knowledge—including suspicion of academic institutions—public confidence in the value of research is eroding. Nevertheless, humanistic approaches are essential for fostering critical thinking and promoting interdisciplinary dialogue.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    “Raccolta Vinciana”, no. XLI (2025)

    Biennial bulletin of the Ente Raccolta Vinciana bibliography, documents and Leonardo studies

    The upcoming issue of “Raccolta Vinciana”, slated for autumn 2025, commemorates the journal’s 120th anniversary. Originally created to report on the activities, publications, and contributions of the Ente Raccolta Vinciana, the journal has evolved into a globally recognized specialist publication on Leonardo da Vinci. This call for papers invites original contributions on topics related to Leonardo’s life, work, and legacy in museums and galleries, or through in-site and online exhibitions. 

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  • Béjaïa

    Call for papers - Language

    English for Specific Purposes in Action: Bridging the Gap between University and the Socio-economic Sector

    English is the most widely used language for international communication, known as the "lingua franca par excellence". It is in high demand in education, business, and tourism, leading countries like Algeria to adopt it. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) tailors content to specific fields, equipping learners with necessary language skills. Algeria is integrating English into education, especially higher education, but lacks uniformity in ESP across disciplines. The absence of ESP teacher training programs in Algeria complicates the issue. Efforts are needed to improve ESP teaching and learning. The government has implemented an English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) policy in higher education to increase global reach and produce qualified professionals. Success depends on qualified ESP practitioners and research for high-quality courses. This international event promotes collaboration to enhance ESP teaching practices and meet international standards.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Europe

    The Press and the Holocaust

    Public opinion and the press (taken in a broad sense to include newspapers, radio broadcasts, pamphlets, leaflets, etc.) became major actors of the world since WWI. Their significance can hardly be underestimated. After the first British and American research on the subject, in the late 1960s, and a couple of other scattered case studies that were published from the 1980s on, it was only recently (2023) that a Guide to Holocaust sources finally included a chapter on “Contemporary Newspapers as Sources for Approaching Holocaust Study.”This conference aims to contribute to a more comprehensive and all-encompassing understanding of the Holocaust by discussing how the European press covered nazi anti-Semitism and the Holocaust from a comparative historical perspective.

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  • Antwerp

    Call for papers - Law

    The Worlds of Pre-Modern Neutrality (ca. 1400-1800): Norms, Institutions and Practices

    This symposium aims to contribute new insights to the long-term history of neutrality, focusing on its "pre modern" dimension broadly understood (ca. 1400-1800). Indeed, the law of neutrality started to emerge in the Early Modern Age through the practices and beliefs of the European state system, but also from its interactions with non-European normative and cultural systems. Different but complementary angles of approach can be used to understand this phenomenon: e.g. diplomatic history, IR history, political history, economic history and legal history. Throughout history, polities as well as private actors have interpreted neutrality in flexible and divergent ways, e.g. proposing a proactive-assertive approach or a more passive and inward looking one. Benefiting from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the symposium takes into consideration both the theory and the practice of neutrality, advancing our knowledge of the often-contested conceptualisation of legal regimes at sea as well as on land. Such a conceptualisation depended on the interaction between situations of peace and diverged across different temporal and spatial coordinates.

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  • Lille

    Call for papers - History

    Generations and Generational Time in the United States During the Long Nineteenth Century

    This conference will take place at Lille University, June 12-13, 2025, and will explore generations, generational thinking, and generational time in the United States during the long nineteenth century. In the wake of the Revolution the very idea of generations meant freedom from the parent country, and the possibility of taking turns to shape the nation. But generationality also implies a linear experience of time and logics of transmission which are not available to many oppressed groups, in the context of slavery in particular. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to investigate modes of relationality, kinship, or fellow-feeling throughout the nineteenth century while questioning and complicating the "generational model." We welcome contributions on the literature, the culture and the history of the United States in the long nineteenth century.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Food, power and the African diaspora: Exploring intersections

    Issue of Civilisations journal vol.74, 2025

    Over the last decade the concept of decolonisation has circulated not just in academic circles but also in the political arena and activism in the global North-West. To what extent do decolonisation efforts carry the potential for food justice and in what ways are African diasporas concerned about the decolonisation of food systems and engaged in efforts to make their foods more accessible? We seek contributions that engage with the experiences of diasporic communities and their aspirations, struggles and actions to reshape African food systems. This issue seeks to explore socio-cultural, economic and political aspects of the foodways of the African diasporas. The focus is the dynamics and interplays of power shaping current African food systems and how African diasporas relate to and engage with their food traditions.

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  • Târgu Mureş

    Call for papers - Language

    De la parole au corps du monde. Lorand Gaspar à la croisée des langues, des cultures et des disciplines

    Lauréat des très prestigieux prix Guillaume Apollinaire (1967) et Goncourt de la poésie (1998), Lorand Gaspar, poète, traducteur, historien, photographe mais aussi remarquable médecin chirurgien, voit le jour le 28 février 1925. Située au confluent des cultures et des disciplines, l’œuvre de cet écrivain francophone aux origines transylvaines a déjà suscité l’intérêt de nombreux chercheurs et plusieurs travaux universitaires lui ont été consacrés, dont une partie importante s’est constituée par le biais des nombreuses traductions réalisées à partir de et par Gaspar lui-même. Nous proposons aux personnes intéressées (spécialistes de l’auteur, critiques historiens, poètes, traducteurs, médecins, etc.) un colloque qui aura lieu dans sa ville d’origine : Târgu-Mureş.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Eastern European Musical Culture – Past and Present

    “Musicologica Olomucensia” Journal

    For our current issue of Musicologica Olomucensia we are looking for articles focusing on diverse aspects of Eastern European musical culture (defined by the territory of post-communist European states). We welcome historical probes into the musical culture of the region as well as interdisciplinary reflections on contemporary phenomena, with overlaps into music sociology, cultural studies, popular music studies, ethnomusicology, and topics such as music and politics, music and national identity, or music and gender. We welcome a comprehensive approach that compares the issues of individual states in the region and places them on the West-East axis. Likewise, we favour a wide range of issues related to Czech (Czechoslovak) musical culture. 

     

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Solar

    “Vesper”. Rivista di architettura, arti e teoria | Journal of architecture, arts & theory

    The Sun, “mother” star of the solar system around which various bodies, including the Earth, revolve, whose fusion core produces energy and releases electromagnetic radiation, a flow of particles and neutrinos. In 2024, a surge of this radiation caused a storm capable of disrupting electrical grid transmissions on Earth. Located in the Orion Arm, the Sun not only significantly influences the climate on Earth, but is also the protagonist of recurring cosmogonic visions – from the ancient Egyptians, to pre-Columbian civilizations, to Tommaso Campanella’s City of the Sun – that place it at the center of religious and political systems as a source of irradiation and emanation (of life, power, knowledge). Studied and venerated, it has inspired various architectural works and projects that dedicate spaces and territories to it, such as the megalithic monuments built with consideration to its position during the summer solstice, or the Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico, designed to project snake-shaped shadows during the equinoxes.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Going global? Chinese popular culture(s) and cultural platforms’ international contraflows

    Journal “Global Media and China (GMAC)”

    The main ambition of this call is to examine the strategies mobilized by Chinese cultural actors and to question the role of digital platforms in the attempt to create a cultural contraflow that could gain worldwide recognition. What are the specificities of the Chinese cultural industries and to what extent can they provide an alternative to the contemporary globalized cultural landscape? How do musicians, directors, content producers or game developers navigate their commodified and supervised environment domestically and strengthen their chances of success abroad? To what extent do Chinese cultural platforms take part in the broadcast and the recognition of Chinese popular culture(s) beyond the country’s borders, be it in the West or in other nations of the Global South?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Prehistory and Antiquity

    European Roundtable on Southeast Asian Archaeology

    Current Research and Perspectives

    Europe-based researchers have a long tradition of Southeast Asian archaeological scholarship. A great deal has changed since our community last met in 2017 at EurASEAA in Poznan, Poland—both in Europe and in Southeast Asia, in academic and political spheres, and with global cultural shifts. We believe that it is essential that our community continues to meet to promote scientific exchanges and discuss thematic developments and prospects for the discipline and students. The 8th and morning of the 9th will be devoted to presentations of current research projects. 

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Sinographic Forays into the Epiverse

    Arpenter un paysage inscrit

    Inscriptions can open up a world extending far beyond chisel marks on the stone surface. In eightroundtables, we propose to explore the rich cultural history of epigraphy in East Asia. By striding outits multiple dimensions of time and space, both physical and imaginary, scholars from the sinographic sphere with diverse disciplinary backgrounds will attempt to chart together the Epiverse. The experimental format of this conference aims at facilitating present and future collaborations in thefield, and defining common research paths on stone inscriptions and inscribed landscapes.

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Book of Nature, Nature of Books: Practices of Female Botanists

    The research centres TIL (Université de Bourgogne) and EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) are organizing a bilingual (French-English) international interdisciplinary conference on the role of women in the development of botany as part of visual, manuscript and print cultures, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. We propose to foster discussions at the intersections of the history of natural sciences, print culture, book history, illustration studies, gender studies, plant studies and ecocriticism.

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  • Call for papers - America

    « Rivista di Studi Americani » (RSA) Journal

    Issue 36

    RSAJournal (Rivista di Studi Americani) is the official journal of AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani). The journal publishes scientific contributions pertaining to the field of American Studies, broadly understood to include an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. It is a double-blind peer reviewed journal and is published annually. It welcomes contributions by both members and non-members. Each issue comprises a general section and a special topic section.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Representation

    Bringing Art Nouveau heritage back to life: theory and practice in restoration

    From the Venice Charter to the Turin Declaration

    The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is an European network for the study, protection and promotion of Art Nouveau heritage. 2024 also mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of the UNESCO Declaration of Turin, which established the guidelines for the practice and theory of restoring this heritage, infull respect of its material specificities. The punctuality of the analysis underpinning this declaration has not preserved it from oblivion. Having recalled the main assumptions of the Venice Charter, we would like to understand why 30 years after its publication the need was felt to draw up a code of intervention specifically dedicated to Art Nouveau. We would also like the conference to be an opportunity to clarify, through concrete examples, the critical fortune of the two UNESCO documents, aware that their implementation in Europe is not always systematic.

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  • Vilnius

    Call for papers - History

    Memory Institutions and the State: Connecting History, Understanding the Present, and Building a Future

    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is celebrating its 105th anniversary and is hosting an international conference Memory institutions and the state: Connecting History, Understanding the Present, and Building a Future. Hosted by the library’s Statehood Centre, this event aims to explore the dynamic relationship between memory institutions, the nation and its government through various historical and contemporary perspectives.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Law

    Renewing the Social Contract

    The Challenge of Inclusivity and Democratic Government in Social Contract Theory

    The conference will explore how the idea of a social contract should be adapted or reconsidered to address these challenges by focusing on its relationship to democracy, and in particular to democratic government. How should social contracts be amended in the context of contemporary transformations of popular government, administrative power and regulatory frameworks? What is the role of law and legal institutions in these transformations? Are there alternative models that may keep social contracts open to contestation while establishing a legitimate foundation for governance? How are social contracts renewed or made resilient?

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  • Naples

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    Ph.D. Program in Global History and Governance - Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Napoli (Italy), a.y. 2024-2025

    The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) in Naples in partnership with the Università di Napoli Federico II invites applications for 5 fully funded scholarships (of which 2 are funded by the Next GenerationEU Program) in the PhD program in Global History and Governance for the academic year 2024-2025.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Exploring UNESCO and UIA

    Histories of Architecture and Bureaucracy in Development Contexts

    International organisations had a profound impact on the global architectural culture of the Cold War period. Two of them stood out: UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, an intergovernmental organisation) and UIA (the International Union of Architects, an international association of architectural societies). This workshop places particular emphasis on the relationship between UNESCO and UIA.

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