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  • Caen

    Call for papers - America

    Regions and Regionalism in Canada: constructing and managing political, social and cultural territory

    In a contemporary age in which “think globally, act locally” has become a slogan, has the propensity to favour local initiatives resulted in shifting loyalties, has it modified the level at which citizens feel their strongest sense of belonging? Has it altered conceptions of citizenship? Has it had any impact on the locus of power? Which conceptual tools are most pertinent when trying to apprehend the social, cultural and political dimensions of regions and regionalism in Canada? How has the territorial notion of “region”, which comes out of the European tradition, been articulated to adapt to the Canadian context, especially with regard to the question of belonging (communities, nations, etc)?

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  • Shanghai

    Summer School - Political studies

    The governance of socio-ecological systems

    Exploring the land-ocean continuum: coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands

    East China Normal University is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES Summer School is organized together with the University of Reims and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    Risk, Violence, and Collective Agency

    This colloquium will assemble a multidisciplinary group of literary scholars, philosophers, sociologists and historians to explore the interrelation of concepts of risk, violence, and collective agency. Participants will do so in a number of literary, historical and geographical contexts, such as Rimbaud’s or Zola’s Paris, Dostoevsky’s or Mandelstam’s Russia, or the 16th century French religious wars and the Armenian genocide. Conversations will engage the critical and philosophical work of Hobbes, Goethe, Arendt, Berlin, Derrida or Balibar. What is at stake is how theories of risk and collective agency might reveal new ways of understanding not only acts of violence or massacre, nihilism and collective political affect, collective will and democracy, or totalitarianism and genocide, but also the complexities of their aesthetic, literary, historiographical or sociological representations.

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  • Ghent

    Call for papers - Geography

    What does carceral geography bring to carceral studies?

    19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology : convergent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology

    The term ‘carceral geography’ describes a vibrant field of geographical and space-centred research into practices and institutions of incarceration, ranging from prisons to migrant detention facilities and beyond. Although rapid, its development is far outpaced by the expansion, diversification and proliferation of those strategies of spatial control and coercion towards which it is attuned. The dictionary definition of carceral is ‘relating to, or of prison’, but as Routley notes ‘carceral geography is not just a fancier name for the geography of prisons’. Carceral geography is in close dialogue with longer-standing academic engagements with the carceral, most notably criminology and prison sociology. Dialogue initially comprised learning and borrowing from criminology, but within a more general criminological engagement with spaces and landscapes  recent years have seen criminologists increasingly considering and adopting perspectives from carceral geography.

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  • Delhi

    Call for papers - Asia

    Of mediation and power : Intermediaries in the South Asian societies

    XXIe ateliers de l'Association des jeunes études indiennes (AJEI)

    Les XXIe ateliers de l'Association des jeunes études indiennes (AJEI) se tiendront à Delhi du 22 eu 25 avril 2019, dans les locaux du Centre des sciences humaines sur le thème de l'intermédiation et du pouvoir. L'AJEI est une association de jeunes chercheur·e·s sur l'Inde, qui depuis plus de 20 ans organise des evènements scientifiques permettant de visibiliser sa recherche, d'en discuter, de la confronter à l'avis de chercheur·e·s seniors. L'appel à contributions ci-dessous donne les axes centraux mais nous restons ouverts à toute contribution recoupant la thèmatique et se basant sur des données empiriques solides. 

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Work in Ethiopia

    Rationalization, dominance and mobilizations

    Work is neither a subject omitted by the research on the Horn of Africa, however this is nor an object of study in its own right. Scholars generally subordinate analysis of work to analysis of development. On the one hand this concept of development is linked with an optimistic vision which highlights the successes of the developmental State implemented in Ethiopia. On the other hand, development is associated to a pessimistic view of the country, focused on poverty reduction.

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  • Strasbourg

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Biographies, Mobilities, and the Politics of Migration

    Midterm conference of the Research Network “Sociology of Migration” of the European Sociological Association

    Current political and media discourses on the questions of “integration”, “belonging” and “borders” are dominated by the perspectives of Western nation states. The objective of this midterm conference of the Research Network 35 “Sociology of Migration” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) is to shift the focus to the perspectives of those who are labeled and talked about in these debates and who become the target of ever-more complex and differentiated border and mobility regimes. This conference will, in other words, interrogate the way belongings and borders are presently challenged and reshaped on different levels (local, national, international) and how biographical perspectives in migration research can shed new light on these processes.

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  • Galway

    Call for papers - Geography

    Disability in rural areas: between geographic exclusion and social insertion

    Dans le cadre du VIIe congrès des Sociétés de géographie européennes, EUGEO 2019, qui aura lieu à Galway (Irlande) du 15 au 18 mai 2019 nous vous invitons à proposer une communication pour la session « Disability in rural areas: between geographic exclusion and social insertion » qui s'intéressera aux interactions entre le handicap et les processus d'exclusion ainsi qu'aux expériences favorisant l'inclusion dans les espaces ruraux, sur la base d'études de cas pouvant s'appliquer à tous les domaines de la vie quotidienne. (insertion professionnelle, accès à l'éducation, à la santé, aux services, aux loisirs, à la culture, etc.). Les propositions sont acceptées en anglais, français, espagnol et italien. 

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Epigenetics as an interdiscipline: between the social sciences and the life sciences

    Following the spectacular rise of epigenetic research since the early 2000s, an increasing number of social science researchers call for it to form an “interdiscipline” at the crossroads of life science and social science. Central to their claim is the integration into life science inquiries of social experiences such as exposure to risk, nutritional habits, stress, prejudice, and stigma. Despite tangible scientific progress, significant funding programs, many epistemological, economic, social, or political issues in epigenetics remain to be studied by the social sciences. The aim of this special issue is to advance the social science knowledge of epigenetics and to address the consequences of epigenetics for the social sciences themselves. It will gather contributions from anthropology, law, philosophy, sociology, political science, etc

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  • Rotorua

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Waiora: Promoting planetary health and sustainable development

    23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.

    The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, the IUHPE and their partners are looking forward to host this important global public health event, in Rotorua, New Zealand in April 2019. The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

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  • Maputo

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Municipalisation and urban management in Mozambique

    Le Mozambique est encore très largement géré par l'administration de l'État central: il n'y a que 58 municipalités, toutes urbaines. La questionne est donc très politique, puisque toute avancée de la municipalisation permet à l'opposition d'acquérir plus de poids, même si le parti au pouvoir garde le contrôle sur la majorité d'entre elles. Ce colloque international aura lieu une dizaine de jours après la tenue des élections municipales d'octobre 2018, qui seront un test grandeur nature pour les élections présidentielles et législatives de l'année suivante...

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  • Écully

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Sharing meals. Social aspects of eating and cooking together

    Eating involves many other dimensions than just ingesting food. It is especially a social act, as it involves the social position and relationships of the individual in all of the included practices: supplying, cooking, dressing, ordering, ingesting, clearing, washing-up, managing left-overs, etc.  This symposium offers to explore, with a social science approach, the different dimensions associated with sharing meals (non exhaustive): Cultural differences in the manners of sharing meals; Specificity of the sharing of cooking times regarding the sharing of meal times; Use of commensality as a social action mean; Symbolic representation of the benefits of sharing meals (psychological, physiological, social); Comparison of meals regarding other eating times (snacking); Political/Diplomatic use of meals; Organization, perception and role of meals in institutions (school canteens, hospital, nursing homes, prisons…).

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Violence and conflict in sports and games

    “Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence” - Special Issue on Sport and Game Studies

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions concerning philosophical issues raised by sports and games. The selected articles will be published open access by Trivent Publishing in December 2018. Deadline for paper submission is May 1, 2018.

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  • Ixelles-Elsene

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Experienced researcher for two action-research projects on urban citizen participation in Brussels

    You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, investigating the potential of new approaches to  urban civic participation, such as by experimenting and developing new methodologies, design interventions and technological approaches. You will be mainly responsible for exploratory research and inquiries, in-depth field studies, and for evaluating and reporting of the action-research.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Governing by Prediction?

    Models, data and algorithms in and for governance

    Computation, be it based on statistical modeling or newest techniques of predictive analytics, holds the promise to be able to anticipate and act infallibly on futures and uncertain situations more generally. That the future is an object of governmental knowledge and action is nothing new though. What is the characteristic of today’s relationship with futures in policy making and action? To what extent do the means of computation, from statistical models to learning algorithms employed in predictive analytics change this relationship, and the collective capacity and legitimacy to engage with future, uncertain situations? How do technologies of prediction change policies? Who predicts, how, and with what effects on decisions and administration and on their politics? More generally, how do ways of predicting institutionalize, fail to do so or change?

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Europe

    European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

    The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

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  • Plouzané | Porspoder

    Summer School - Political studies

    Governance of socio-ecological systems

    Exploring the land-ocean continuum: Coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands

    The European University Institute of the Sea of Brest is hosting a summer school on the governance of socio-ecological systems (GOSES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES summer school is organized jointly by the CNRS (French National Research Council) and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Geography

    Territorial attractiveness and quality of life

    Special session, Sixth EUGEO, congress on the Geography of Europe

    As part EUGEO 2017 we propose a special session, on territorial attractiveness and quality of life. We wish to explore innovative ways of conceiving territorial attractiveness. How to think of attractiveness in innovative terms? How do we think about this innovation in terms that do not limit themselves to governance structures? How, for example, to innovate in terms of actors involved, selected indicators, policies ... In short, three main axes will guide this special session: Innovative strategies for territorial attractiveness; Quality of life, well-being and territorial attractiveness; Territorial perceptions and representations in the service of attractiveness. 

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  • Lima | Madrid

    Call for papers - America

    Espacios y lugares de los conflictos

    Jornadas de los jóvenes americanistas, JJA 2017

    Las Jornadas de los jóvenes americanistas es un evento organizado por y para universitarios que se encuentran en el inicio de su carrera de investigación, con el fin de proponer un espacio de discusión interdisciplinaria e internacional, abierto a las diferentes disciplinas y metodologías de las Ciencias Sociales y Humanas. Las octavas JJA, Espacios y lugares de los conflictos, se desarrollarán en forma simultánea en Lima, los días 3, 4 y 5 de julio de 2017, y en Madrid, los días 3 y 4 de julio de 2017. Esta edición será una oportunidad para establecer nuevos puentes de reflexión científica y de colaboración entre América Latina y Europa.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - History

    Acts of justice, public events: World War II criminals on trial

    The conference suggests approaching trials of war crimes and of crimes against humanity, which took place in the aftermath of World War II and its following decades, as specific social events. By including professional and social actors (magistrates and police force, whistle-blowers, witnesses, defendants...) who got involved and shaped audiences of such trials, the conference endeavours to question the notion of publicization. It will cross this perspective with a study of the part played by the media supports in the organization and in the public reception of these trials.

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