• Paris

    Call for papers - History

    From the Grand Tour to Orient-Express: curiosity, exploration, sociability

    In this colloquium, we propose to study how the travelers crossing the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, between the “Grand Tour en Orient” and the Orient-Express, were able to apprehend these countries, their inhabitants, and their past. Our aim is to explore the social representations of travelers, as well as those of the populations they visited. Without limiting ourselves to reproducing the classic schemes for understanding these discourses, indebted to Edward Saïd, we shall historicize, contextualize and define these ambivalent perceptions according to the geopolitical considerations, ideological orientations, and personal affinities of those who produced these discourses.

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  • Amiens

    Call for papers - Representation

    Memory and identity in the English-speaking world since 1945 : transdisciplinary perspectives on the margins and the mainstream

    The aim of this Study day is to examine the dynamics, interactions and tensions between the polysemic notions of margin and mainstream in post-1945 English-speaking areas. More specifically, we will examine the modalities and dynamics of exchange and movement from one category to the other, as well as the way in which they take on their meaning in varied and variable political, media, sociological and cultural contexts. Proposals may thus highlight thematic issues in relation to the phenomena studied, such as marginalised or militant histories, critical or methodological thoughts about mediation mechanisms, conceptualisation issues or personal and collective positioning.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Revue l’Année du Maghreb - varia

    Call for Varias - L'Année du Maghreb

    L'Année du Maghreb accueille des articles de varias et des travaux en cours : ces articles inédits, nourris d'enquêtes empiriques, doivent relever d'une des disciplines des sciences sociales et avoir trait à des problématiques de recherches liées au Maghreb ou en lien avec cette région.

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  • Caen

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    La valeur des vivants dans l’Occident médiéval (Ve-XVe siècle)

    In the framework of a study day, we propose to reflect on the values accorded to living beings (humans and animals) in the medieval West from the 5th to the 15th century. They are characterised by their market, utilitarian and symbolic value. In addition to this, there are the considerations and knowledge that medieval people had of their fellow human beings and their environment (fauna and trees). Finally, the event proposes to look at these questions in the context of reflections on medievalism. As the issues are diverse, we are making the whole range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Modern

    Inertia: “plus ça change...”

    This conference will tackle the different facets of the concept of inertia through a transversal and pluridisciplinary approach. A cross-geographical and cross-cultural approach is encouraged. In a society that values change and innovation, inertia is still very present. Political and legal institutions either have to face it or use it actively and strategically. Social movements understand that well as they are using inertia to promote their demands. Inertia can also be a manifestation of a desire of stability, of deliberately not acting in an attempt to stop time. Museums might be an example of that; cultural spaces need to face these contradictions. A rhetoric of inertia can then develop, on a political, legal, social or cultural level. This discourse can be contested or used to promote change or permanence, in a a state of constant and dynamic tension.

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  • Marseille

    Call for papers - Representation

    Making Ecocinema. Ecological Politics and Processes of Experimental Cinema

    The hypothesis of this two-day conference is to investigate the fabrication of experimental film from the perspective of an “active ecology”, the ways of acting and transforming the world that accompany experimental filmmakers’ creative gestures : political and social ecologies, ecologies of technique, and processual ecology. The question could therefore be summarized in dialectical form : in what way does the awakening of an ecological consciousness affect and transform the experiences and processes of experimental film making ? In turn, in what way do experimental and artisanal approaches to cinematic creation reshape our relationship with the living and call for a new ecological consciousness ? Ecopolitics and creative processes will therefore be explored in their multiple interweavings.


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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    Symbioses, transdisciplinary prospects

    The study of the interdisciplinary notion of symbiosis has become a subject of reflection on biological identity, its becoming within the symbiotic relationship with an associated environment (biotic, abiotic, social) and on the nature and diversity of symbiotic relationships. Using transdisciplinarity as a method, the idea is therefore to reflect, across different disciplines, on the definitions of symbioses in living organisms and their heuristic, symbolic and even metaphorical dimensions and on the nature and temporality of symbiotic relationships between living organisms, including with our germs.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Extreme bodies

    « Perspective » n° 2024-2

    The journal Perspective : actualité en histoire de l'art will explore, in its 2024 – 2 issue, the thematic “extreme bodies”. Our aim is to shed light on the ways images participate in the creation of the body, the spread of a standard and the constraints applied to that body in order to achieve the standard, but also the ways images sometimes serve to subvert them. It is thus in terms of the standardised body, considered more as a model or goal to be attained than as the aurea mediocritas (Horace, Odes, II, X, 5), the incarnation of the middle ground remote from excesses, that we would like to address questions related to extreme bodies.

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  • Catania

    Summer School - Religion

    Memory and Society

    Our identity depends significantly on our ability to store information in the form of memory. The summer school project aims to apply this reflection to the different facets involved: religion; material culture and archaeology; media and technology; crises, disasters, and resilience; politics; body and neuroscience; nature/culture relationship; law; literature.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Bildung. The Untimely Actuality of a Modern Idea

    Dans le cadre du projet ERC Consolidator Grant BildungLearning (n° 101043433), le colloque intitulé « Bildung. L’actualité intempestive d’une idée moderne » se consacrera à un double travail de reconstruction historico-systématique de la philosophie moderne de la Bildung et de mise à l’épreuve de sa pertinence actuelle, grâce à la participation de spécialistes de la philosophie classique allemande qui chercheront à mettre en évidence non seulement la fonction systématique du concept de Bildung, mais aussi sa réception critique, sa postérité indirecte et ses ressources encore inexploitées pour la pensée contemporaine.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Drawing from Memories

    The memorization of space, explored individually or collectively, is often studied through drawings. The act of drawing is an externalization process that involves cognitive and heuristic aspects of the mental map. More generally, it requires specific thinking skills and creativity. Everyone, to varying degrees, is likely to use drawings, not only for the purpose of recollection, but also for exploration and communication. Spatial cognition and geography have long used this simple process which is widely shared and easy to set up. If individual memorization processes are investigated in numerous studies, only few of them focused on the processes and strategies that underlie the act of drawing, especially with several people.

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  • Douai

    Call for papers - Law

    Legal Discourses, Gender and History

    This international and multidisciplinary colloquium welcomes contributions that link legal discourses and gender studies, from the legal disciplines as well as from the humanities and social sciences. It is structured around three axes: (1) critical epistemology of law in the light of gender and intersectionality; (2) methods of gender and intersectional analysis and heuristic tools developed for discourse analysis; (3) research results of gender and intersectional analysis of legal texts, primary or secondary.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    In the name of nature: Activists, experts, and the law

    Civilisations journal (vol.73, 2024)

    In recent decades, debates over the protection of animals and nature have become more prominent worldwide and are increasingly having an impact on legal proceedings. This special issue will approach these disputes from an anthropological perspective by considering the relevant debates and court decisions, and by examining the role of scientific expertise and the interplay between local situations and the global discourse. The aim of this issue is to explore how activists, scientists, and the legal community approach the environmental damage caused by human activity and the threats it poses to different animal species. In particular, this issue considers how any potential tensions or conflicts arising from these threats end up being arbitrated by courts.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Seminar - Information

    IT in Heritage

    Digital for Heritage and Heritage of Digital

    The new digital devices that heritage has gradually taken hold of are numerous. The possibilities offered by artificial intelligence aided by open data, semantic web, virtual reality, retro engineering, etc. are vast. They give rise to exciting research projects. But digital technologies are not only at the service of heritage, they are themselves a heritage. In this context, we propose the first edition of the IT in Heritage seminar. Beyond a state of the art of relations between heritage and digital technologies, it will bring together researchers from the Humanities and Computer Sciences working on these themes to offer them a space and time for exchange.

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  • Paris | Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Africa

    In the notebooks of a scholar travelling in Ethiopia

    Transcribing and editing the notebooks of Antoine d’Abbadie (mid-19th century)

    During the decade of 1840, a French scientist, Antoine d'Abbadie, traveled to the Horn of Africa. Self-funded, he made numerous scientific observations that he recorded in some twenty notebooks. The MSS-Abbadie project, part of the BnF's four-year research program (2020-23), has been working to make this profusion of notes accessible by digitizing the originals, depositing them on Gallica, describing the manuscripts, and offering them for collaborative transcription on the Transcrire platform. This call for participation invites the contributors who took part in this crowdsourcing adventure to return some of the knowledge acquired during this transcription work, as well as to testify about it and the working methods that were experienced. It remains wide open to researchers from outside the project who can provide a fresh look at both the historical context and the new approaches currently being applied to this type of corpus and situations.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Political studies

    States, institutions and societies in Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan since the 1970s

    Organised by the Centre d’histoire du XIXe siècle (CRHXIX, Sorbonne University) and the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI, Sciences-Po), the graduate conference aims to rethink relations between states and societies in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia since the 1970s, paying attention to transnational trajectories and circulations of political phenomena and groups, and their relationship to the state.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Conversation rediscovered. Conversational variations from the XVIth to the XXIst century in the western world

    This edition of Savoirs en Prisme review proposes some reflexions on how their manner of conversing defines human societies. Nowadays the word conversation can refer to interactions without voice or body using predictive text and artificial intelligence. Can this type of communication meet the needs of human beings? Is not face-to-face conversation a necessity, almost an urgency at the moment? Literature and all forms of representations have bequeathed to us this principle present at the very core of societies.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Participation: trick of neo-liberal capitalism or true perspective for the social sciences ?

    Journal des anthropologues n°178-179

    Anthropology, like the social sciences as a whole and a good number of academic disciplines, seems to be experiencing a “participatory turn”. How can we analyse the injunction to radically transform our ways of doing not only in the field but also outside it? Can applied anthropology, as it has been developing for many years in Quebec and in the Anglo-Saxon world, inform us about the real consequences of this evolution? These are some of the questions we wish to address in this issue. Simultaneously with the constitution of this file, we will open a research notebook that we hope will constitute the basis of a collaborative platform that will allow us to preserve the international contacts established during its production.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Peasantries and Violent Conflicts

    In this call for papers, we wish to address the relationship between the peasantry and conflicts with all the necessary analytical finesse and empiricism, by exploring the plurality of repertoires and modes of action to identify the contextual markers of the trajectories of violent crises involving the peasantry to varying degrees and in various forms. What we mean by violent conflict is any form of confrontation mobilizing a diversified arsenal, with a destructive effect on the agricultural, economic, and social systems in place, and with at times the aim of reconfiguring them to the advantage of certain actors. Such conflicts may be internal to certain peasantries, or may occur at their contact when they are exploited by external actors. Others may take shape and develop outside the rural world before reaching it. These violent conflicts are often found at the crossroads of a range of factors and processes: power dynamics linked to land access, the crystallization of identity and ethno-community differences, and governance problems.

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  • Yaoundé

    Call for papers - History

    Les attaques de Boko Haram à l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun

    Regards croisés sur les dix années de guerre anti-terroriste (2013-2023)

    The study invites to evaluate the anti-terrorist fightback lead since 2013 by the Cameroon state in the Far North region against Boko Haram. The project intends to analyse the issue ten years after the attack. It ambitions to  bring a new perspective on the causes of this security crisis, the method of fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group and the implication of this new context. Articles involving proposals of new solutions in terms of State reaction and mechanisms of adaptation are welcomed. An interdisciplinary perspective is expected in this project. Historians, philosophers, sociologists, jurists, anthropologists, linguists and others are invited to propose their vision of the topic.

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