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  • Ottawa

    Call for papers - Representation

    Machines and the Musical Imagination (1900-1950)

    Drawing on historical, aesthetic, theoretical and sociocultural perspectives, this study day seeks to reconsider the place of machines in the musical imagination during the first half of the twentieth century, a period marked by the proliferation of mass technology.

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  • Huddersfield

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Finding Democracy in Music

    For a century and more musicians have sought to relate their practices to the values of democracy. But political theory teaches that democracy is a highly contested category. This symposium aims to interrogate claims for the “democratic” nature of music.

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  • Porto

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Trench art and the trenches in art. The Great War, a hundred years on

    Pour signaler le centenaire du début de la Première Guerre Mondiale, l’Institut de Littérature Comparée de la Faculté de Lettres de l’Université de Porto s’associe aux organismes officiels – Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et Mairie de Porto – qui organisent plusieurs activités  commémoratives de l’éphéméride à Porto. Dans ce Colloque Inters-disciplinaire, il s’agira d’approfondir le débat autour de la participation portugaise à la Première Grande Guerre,  moyennant  une réflexion générale et articulée qui, au-delà des questions purement historico-politiques,  touche les différents domaines artistiques, tout particulièrement le domaine de la littérature.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    The Health of One-Parent Families in the UK

    From the Black Report (1980) to the Marmot Review (2010)

    La durée de vie des Anglais a augmenté mais les disparités sanitaires se sont accentuées dans le même temps (Marmot, 2010). L’objectif de la journée d’études permettra de lever le voile sur ces phénomènes et de les analyser au regard d’enquêtes qualitatives et quantitatives par exemple. Il s’agira d’étudier les réalités de la vie quotidienne de ces parents, les inégalités sociales et géographiques en matière de santé, de comprendre les mécanismes et d’envisager les enjeux sanitaires sur les futures générations tout en sachant que la responsabilité de la santé publique est transférée du National Health Service aux collectivités locales, selon les propositions du gouvernement de coalition.

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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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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Science studies

    From silicosis to silica hazards: an experiment in medicine, history and the social sciences

    What are the biases inherited from the constitution of medical knowledge? How does returning to the root of “scientific truth” open new avenues to contemporary research? The present colloquium is an unprecedented interdisciplinary experiment whereby medical experts, epidemiologists and historians will question the very foundations of current medical knowledge of silica hazards, in order to discuss the unknown origin of a range of systemic diseases.

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  • Berne

    Call for papers - History

    Medical expertise in the 20th and 21st centuries

    Medical expertise in the 20th and 21st century / Medizinische Expertise im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert / L'expertise médicale aux XXe et XXIe siècles. Annual conference of the Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Sciences, September 5 – 7, 2013, Bern, Switzerland. The conference would like to address the issue from various perspectives and ask e.g. the following questions: To which levels of medical knowledge and activity (skill, professional knowledge, experience, relationship with patients) did and does the claim of expertise refer to? Which strategies, rhetorics and kinds of self-fashioning were and are used in order to achieve, retain or reject the status of expertise? Which was and is the relationship between expertise, profession(nalism), institutionalization and specialization? In what respect is there a difference between a physician's claim of expertise and that of other health professionals?

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  • Monterey Park

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Sur a sur. The Great Metropolises of the World - 100 Years of Transition

    Ce colloque a réuni des spécialistes de plusieurs régions du monde, avec la finalité de réfléchir sur les transitions qui ont caractérisé les métropoles d'Amérique Centrale, tout au long de ce siècle, ainsi que le Moyen-Orient et l'Asie. Le colloque s'est passé au Colegio Civil Centro Cultural Universitario, dans la ville de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, au Mexique.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Information

    Celebrity news, an oxymoron?

    In recent years, celebrity news has spread throughout Western media, and particularly in media aimed at the general public. The aim of the Conference is to study and discuss the spreading of celebrity news across the media and to consider the various issues at stake.

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  • Dnipropetrovs'k

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Approaches to post-Soviet transformations

    Summer school in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine)

    Two decades after the collapse of the USSR, evolutionary paths travelled by post-Soviet societies are spectacularly diverse - posing analytical challenges for social scientists. In the first post-Soviet years, these societies were expected to “Westernize” and so social transformations were supposedly transitional. Later, it became obvious that genuine evolution observed in the former USSR needed genuine analytical tools. Dramatic change exhibiting a strange (at times conflict-ridden) coexistence of transformation and continuity neither elicits comparison to “normal” social evolution, nor can it be explained as a chaotic or un-analysable specificity. The aim of the summer school is to discuss different approaches / concepts used to analyse post-Soviet transformations and to question their heuristic effectiveness. The Summer School is designed to be interdisciplinary and international.

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  • Champs-sur-Marne

    Lecture series - Modern

    Le cinéma mexicain de Luis Buñuel

    Lo que esta exposición propone es un recorrido por las peculiaridades y los valores más destacados del guión que Luis Buñuel escribió junto a Eduardo Ugarte para la película Ensayo de un crimen, resultado de la muy libre adaptación de la novela homónima de Rodolfo Usigli.

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