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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa

    IV Cham international conference, Lisbon, July 2019

    The Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM) is an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and of the Universidade dos Açores, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. CHAM’s team includes researchers from different disciplinary fields (Archaeology, Art History, Heritage, Literature, Philosophy and History of ideas), different domains of History (Economic, Cultural, Political, Social, Religious, History of Science and History of books and reading practices) and specialists from various geographic spaces. From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. This multi-disciplinary project considers frontiers as limits that distinguished, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction.

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  • Call for papers - Religion

    Religious urbanisation and development in Africa

    The volume will critically explore how processes related to religious urbanization intersect with different notions of development in African contexts. Cities are taken to be powerful venues for the creation and implementation of models of development whose moral, temporal, and political assumptions need to be examined, not least as they intersect with religious templates for the planning and reform of urban space.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Philosophical perspectives on sexual violence

    “Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence”, volume 2, issue 1 (May 2018)

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions on the philosophical issues raised by sexual violence. Selected papers will be published by Trivent Publishing in May 2018. Deadline for paper submission is March 18, 2018. 

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  • Marseille

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research: translating findings into medical practices

    The aim of this international conference is to initiate a multi- and interdisciplinary discussion, involving various actors, on the use and utility of social science research for and by health professionals, broadly defined. Drawing on examples from completed and ongoing research projects, we will explore the issue of “translation” and “implementation” of Social Sciences and Humanities research findings to the field of medicine and health by analyzing how and under what conditions these findings are mobilized, translated, and used by various actors. The objective is to contribute to a better understanding of the processes involved in the communication and dissemination of knowledge in the social sciences, as well as how this knowledge is actually used by healthcare practitioners.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Civil society and democratic transformation - comparative experiences

    Expériences comparées

    Les changements politiques que connaissent plusieurs pays, surtout arabes, et les périodes de transition politique, font apparaitre la fin du monopole du champ politique par l'État. Les organisations de la société civile s'accaparent de plus en plus de pouvoir de par leurs capacités mobilisatrices. On assiste à l'émergence de nouveaux acteurs civils qui exercent des missions et des rôles autant divers qu'inhabituels, ce qui peut être considéré comme une dépossession des rôles traditionnels de l'État. En fait, la société civile contribue à la rotation des élites, assure une fonction socio-éducative et contribue fortement à consolider le processus démocratique nouvellement initié. Il s'agit de comparer les différentes expériences, d'expliciter les étendues mais aussi d'un autre côté de réfléchir sur le concept de société civile, de clarifier ses contours, de comprendre les polémiques qu'il suscite.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking Societies

    This conference aims to question the various ways in which motherhood is judged, how political choices are translated into cultural representations of mothers as either icons or scapegoats, and how these representations are received and challenged in a quest for either conformity or agency.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Questioning self-medication

    A socially and geographically situated bricolage

    Treating oneself is a controversial practice: scorned in the name of the health risks it runs, self-treatment may also be praised in the name of the independence it expresses. The messages of public health authorities are at the heart of the controversy, emphasizing risk one moment and their potential for patient responsibility the next. Such contradictory injunctions also affect the practices of care providers. The conference has chosen to allow comparisons and confrontations between these various disciplinary approaches as well as distinct research field sites (North/South, North/North, South/South). These practices and their determinants have to be more finely mapped and analyzed to put these analyses – by definition always partial, and theoretically, historically, and geographically situated – in perspective.

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  • Rabat

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Sociological appraisal and social changes in Morocco

    Dans ces moments de transitions, sociopolitiques, culturelles et démographiques que connaît le Maroc, le rôle que doivent jouer les sciences sociales est plus que jamais décisif. Car celles-ci permettraient-elles sans doute de saisir et d’analyser les temporalités dans lesquelles se tracent des devenirs à la fois anthropologique et sociopolitique. Le colloque « Bilan  sociologique et changements sociaux au Maroc » qu’organise le B.E.S.M. s’inscrit justement dans cette logique. Il s’agit en plus de faire un bilan synthétique et analytique de l’apport des sciences sociales durant ces deux dernières décennies – relatif aux domaines sociologiques importants sur lesquels elles ont focalisé et des questionnements anthropologiques qu’elles ont ouverts – d’ouvrir un débat interdisciplinaire neuf et critique, à partir de perspectives différentes mais complémentaires, sur les nouvelles dynamiques sociales qui se déploient et se reformulent dans le Maroc d’aujourd’hui. Des dynamiques que nous comptons, en l’occurrence, saisir à travers des pratiques et des processus sociologiques, en donnant à ce terme une dimension globale qui réfère aux expressions religieuses et culturelles, aux articulations politiques et économiques ainsi qu’aux multiples relations entre les catégories individuelles et collectives qui forment la société marocaine.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa

    Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

    The multiple configurations of same-sex practices and relationships across the African continent, alongside the problematic notion of homosexual, “lesbian,” and “queer” identities in the African context, have been addressed by various scholarly publications in the past couple of decades. Yet same-sex interactions, relationships, and politics between African women have not garnered significant attention either in feminist/queer studies or in African studies, and remain largely unrepresented in academic writings. This special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies proposes to fill this scholarly gap by exploring this topic from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives. Contributions by scholars on the African continent are particularly welcome.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    Global Health: Anticipations, Infrastructures, Knowledges

    The framing of health as a global issue over the last three decades has carved out an intellectual, economic and political space that differs from that of the post-war international public health field. This older system was characterised by disease eradication programs and by the dominance of nation states and the organisations of the United Nations. The actors, intervention targets and tools of contemporary global health contrast with previous international health efforts.

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  • Tallinn

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Conflicts & Social Violence in an Uncertain Interconnected World

    Panel 033 EASA 2014. Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution 
- innovation and continuity in an interconnected world

    This panel wants to question the issue of ordinary violence and its dynamics in interconnected but uncertain contemporary societies. Whatever their shape, these social violence appear to be very different from spectacular collective forms of political or economical violence. Ordinary violence is violence experienced by ordinary people in their ordinary everyday lives. Occurring everywhere, they are ordinary and daily routine though always culturally or locally specific in their achievements. They take place in relationships or interactions undermined by power abuse or exploitation. Previous studies have focused on the social construction of ordinary violence in ‘face to face’ interactions. But, the kind of ordinary violence springing from distant interconnections and from a growing feeling of uncertainty has not been suited as such. Then, it is from these contexts that we want to investigate anew the issue of ordinary social conflicts and violence.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    The Transnationalization of Religion through Music

    The transnationalization of religion refers to the relocalization of beliefs, rituals and religious practices beyond state lines, in real or symbolic spaces, with the help of new imaginaries and narrative identities. Although the analysis of religious transnationalization has revealed the various ways religion transcends borders, the role of music in this process is rarely addressed. Yet this role is essential in the transnationalization of universal religions like Islam and Christianity. Music also contributes to the migration of local religions, neotraditionalist movements, and cults associated with a particular area, such as Haitian Voodoo, Cuban Santería, or Brazilian Candomble. Such musical phenomena, far from being new, gave birth to early religious globalizations.

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  • Berne

    Conference, symposium - History

    The office as an interior (1880-1960)

    Au cours de la « deuxième révolution industrielle » augmente considérablement l’activité dans le tertiaire et se développent les services administratifs dans le secteur industriel et public. L’employé devient ainsi la figure sociale de la modernité urbaine, qui témoigne aussi du rôle croissant de la femme dans ce secteur professionnel. Le colloque The office as an interior (1880-1960) aborde l’essor du travail administratif entre 1880 et 1960 à travers l’analyse de l’émergence d´un espace nouveau, le bureau, qui par ses arrangements contribue à la diffusion de nouvelles formes de sociabilité et réalise des nouveaux modes d’organisation du travail.

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  • Geneva

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    A three year post-doc position in the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva (80%)

    Le/la post-doc que nous recrutons sur un poste à 80% participera durant 3 ans au projet financé par le fonds national Suisse de la recherche scientifique (dirigé par la prof. Mathilde Bourrier): « Organizing, Communicating, and Costing in Risk Governance: Learning Lessons from the H1N1 Pandemic ». Il/Elle travaillera plus particulièrement sur les deux composantes du projet portant sur les facteurs organisationnels et communicationnels de la gestion de la pandémie, en Suisse, aux États-Unis et au Japon. La personne recherchée a obtenu son doctorat en sociologie ou en anthropologie depuis moins de 3 ans, d'excellentes capacités à mener des terrains de recherche dans plusieurs pays, et d'un intérêt marqué pour les questions de santé globale (global health).

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  • Lisbon

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Action publique et problèmes sociaux dans les villes intermédiaires

    A Ação Pública resulta da interseção e, cada vez mais, da interdependência entre as ações que decorrem das responsabilidades respetivas das Políticas Públicas, através dos diferentes elos que a concretizam e da Sociedade Civil, através das iniciativas que a consubstanciam, entre movimentos sociais e iniciativas locais e as organizações e dispositivos que lhes dão consistência. A Ação Pública manifesta-se na construção e gestão dos problemas públicos ou sociais. O próprio processo de construção e os modos de gestão dos problemas sociais são analisadores potentes das relações de poder que existem entre os atores e das dinâmicas sociais no interior dos coletivos analisados. 

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