• 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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  • 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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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Law

    Law and Disruption

    Droit et disruption

    Sciences Po School of Law organizes its 7th graduate conference on the theme “Law and disruption” directed to PhD candidates and young doctors. Selected candidates will be invited to present their research on a topic relating to the theme, which can be addressed from various perspectives including: technological disruption, social disruption (e.g. inequality and migration), ecological disruption (e.g. climate change, resource scarcity), financial disruption, disruption and global governance.

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  • Lille

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Spaces and industrial landscapes - Zola and the social realities of his age

    Le colloque sera international et interdisciplinaire.  Le sujet est à interpréter de manière large, afin d’inclure des écrivains et artistes contemporains de Zola, des analyses génétiques, politico-historiques et sociologiques aussi bien que des études de l’œuvre de Zola. Les invités d’honneur seront Professeur Henri Mitterand, Madame Martine Le Blond Zola et Madame Monique Sicard. Parmi les activités proposées il y aura une exposition, une visite du Musée de la mine de Lewarde et une sortie sur les pas de Zola à Anzin. 

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Conference, symposium - History

    Climate and Societies in the Mediterranean during the Last Two Millennia

    Current State Of Knowledge and Research Perspectives

    This two-day international conference aims to highlight recent and challenging interdisciplinary studies dealing with complex historical climate/society interactions in Mediterranean during the last two millennia. The study of these existing connections can help in better understanding the role played by past climatic events in the eruption of regional conflicts, in forced migration and displacement of people, in periodically appearing infectious disease outbreaks or in subsistence crises like food shortages and famines Similarly, it seems necessary to identify and analyze socio-economic and technological responses (e.g. water supply systems) together with mitigation and general adaptation strategies, insofar as they existed, to cope with climate change.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - Thought

    The Spiritual: a Valid Category for the Humanities?

    An interdisciplinary debate

    Ce colloque se propose de tenter une théorisation de la notion de spirituel afin d'en faire une catégorie scientifique utilisable dans le champ des sciences humaines. Depuis le poststructuralisme, la théorie, notamment littéraire, est devenue experte en matière d'analyse et de remise en question du soubassement idéologique de tout discours. Toutefois, cette « herméneutique du soupçon » (Ricoeur, 1975) se trouve démunie lorsqu'il s'agit d'élaborer une herméneutique « instauratrice de sens » (Ricoeur, 1965) permettant de penser l'humain au-delà de sa matérialité.

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  • Natal

    Call for papers - America

    2nd conference in political geography, geopolitics and territorial management

    II congrès de géographie politique, géopolitique et gestion territoriale

    A ciência geográfica todos os anos é colocada à prova em diferentes encontros, congressos e seminários no Brasil e no exterior. Entre os dias 5 e 8 de outubro de 2016, ocorrerá, em Natal-RN, no campus da UFRN, o II Congresso Brasileiro de Geografia Política, Geopolítica e Gestão do Território (II CONGEO) com a temática central intitulada: A integração Sul-Americana e a inserção das regiões periféricas.

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  • Kyoto

    Call for papers - Geography

    New contribution to Geoarchaeology

    Word archaeological congress 8

    Geoarchaeology, defined as the application of geosciences and geographical methods to prehistory, archaeology, and history, is now widely applied to study key subjects such as occupation patterns, territory and site exploitation, palaeoclimatic, palaeoenvironemental, and palaeogeographical changes, as well as anthropogenic impacts and system responses. The multidisciplinary and multiscalar dimensions of geoarchaeological approaches have encouraged continuous development and innovation of methods and approaches that have opened new possibilities for explorations in geographical sectors previously inaccessible, the development of large-scale data acquisitions and treatment, and also the development of microscopic scale analysis precision. This session will highlight global research in geoarchaeology with particular emphasis on innovative methods or cutting edge research using established approaches.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Worship Sound Spaces

    Sound perception of places of worship (of different religions) via a multidisciplinary anthropological and acoustic approach

    The aim of this workshop is to explore, with a trans-disciplinary perspective, the various sonic issues project managers encounter when building or rehabilitating worship spaces in different cultural contexts. Building or rehabilitating such spaces should not only answer to requirements dictated by the building but should also take into account the practices, perceptions and expectations of the various actors and users of those spaces (religious officiants and practitioners, etc.).

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  • Sheffield

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    New approaches in Chinese garden history

    In honour of Dr Alison Hardie's retirement

    A conference exploring new developments in Chinese garden history, created in honour of Dr Alison Hardie's retirement.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - History

    Geoarchaeological research in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea

    Since the first studies undertaken in 1783 by Gablitz on the chora of Chersonesos, the Black Sea comprises an important area to look at the rural and coastal development of the Greek colonial world. Systematic surveying of ditches and walls that line the western coast of Crimea, initiated within the framework of Catherine II’s Greek project, began several decades before the earliest excavations of the urban spaces in 1832. A decisive new step was made during the 1960s, when archaeological surveys provided fresh insights into the internal organization of several kleroi close to Chersonesos, Kerkinitis and Kalos Limen. Around the same time, in the western Black Sea, the first research on the territory of Istros began, complemented by numerous geomorphological studies of the neighbouring Danube Delta. The foundations of geoarchaeological inquiry had been laid, and these have since been added to thanks to recent research undertaken throughout the Pontic area.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Impacts of climate change on mountain environment dynamics

    This call for papers is mainly aimed at focusing on the bio-geo-physical mountain systems, their evolution under climate change and its impacts on either natural or socio-economic systems (Ives and Messerli, 1989; Price, 1999; Beniston et al., 2002; Viviroli et al., 2007). This also includes any threat that may affect the economic systems (including tourism activities) and the way of life of mountain communities (Beniston, 2005), in particular the most vulnerable ones living in marginalized (physically and economically) mountainous areas. That is why this call is addressed to both physical geographers/climatologists interested in social issues, and human geographers who are concerned or investigating issues of environmental change.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Global diplomacy and natural resources

    Stakes, practices and influences of non-state actors (18th-21st centuries)

    Since the end of the Cold war, the activity of non-State actors has attracted considerable attention as part of an increasingly globalised governance and diplomacy. As Richard Langhorne has remarked, the 1961 Congress of Vienna ‘marked both the culmination and the beginning of the end of classical diplomacy’, in which ‘the State ha[d] been, since the seventeenth century, the principal and sometimes the only, effective actor’. As Langhorne and Hamilton have convincingly argued in The Practice of Diplomacy, today’s diplomacy is characterised by a ‘blurring [of] the distinctions between what is diplomatic activity and what is not, and who, therefore are diplomats and who are not’.Quite revealing of this change on the international diplomatic stage is the proliferation and the increased importance of multifarious non-State actors (NSA). The waning of classical State diplomacy has thus been paralleled by the advent of transnational organisations, which, whether public or private, now play a key role in the conduct of diplomacy.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Geography

    Combining scientific Expertise with Participation: the Challenge of the European Landscape Convention

    The adoption of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) in 2000 represents a major event in taking landscape into account at the European level. As of June 2013, 38 Council of Europe member states have ratified the Convention. By specifying that landscape is an essential component of the quality of life of Europeans, the Convention is, first and foremost, in line with a territorial dimension. Moreover, a strong foundation of the ELC lies in its specific definition of landscape, notably based on the notion of perception by populations. One of the scientists’ major concerns is therefore how to reconcile objective scientific approaches with the subjective aspect of citizens’ perception. After more than a decade of practice, the Conference will be an opportunity for scientists who have been working in line with the ELC to present the tools developed and to reflect on their tangible, measurable and observable effects.

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  • Clermont-Ferrand

    Call for papers - Economy

    Global change adaptation: Impact of governance schemes on biodiversity and landscapes

    The aim of this conference is to contribute to the general ideas evolution on governance enabling to adapt to global change through biodiversity and cultural landscapes preservation. Many countries have established various institutions to facilitate their sustainable development, such as expert groups, advisory consultants, assessment procedures, evaluation clauses, incentive and regulation policies. Until very recently, policies aimed at mitigating biodiversity erosion, and maintain landscape quality. But more and more people wonder how to design policies going forward simple conservation logics towards more active policies where biodiversity elements contribute to sustainable development. Policies aiming at progressively developing biodiversity (and not only mitigating its erosion), at integrating landscapes to a global management of local development, do need design patterns that integrate human activities and involve the different actors.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    7th International PhD Seminar Urbanism and Urbanization

    This 7th edition of the U&U International PhD Seminar will be held at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais, under the scientific direction of the Laboratory of Infrastructure and Architecture Planning (LIAT). Continually facing new demands from epistemological or technical society, and now facing an economic and social crisis (especially in Europe), urban planning is forced to question its methods. The Seminar is intended for PhD Students who wish to present their ongoing research questioning aspects of the field of urban planning in a historical perspective, from a theoretical point of view or with a potential for practical implementation. The U&U International PhD Seminars take place exclusively in English and seek to promote the exchange of ideas, provoke debate amongst researchers, invite comparisons, cross-pollinate different disciplines and to highlight the latest ongoing research. It is a rare opportunity offered to young researchers to meet with prominent scientists and build a critical argument.

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - History

    Climate and Weather: Science as Public Culture

    Scientific Communication and its History – III

    This conference is the third in a series devoted to historical and contemporary perspectives on the communication of science and technology. Climate and weather provide a particularly rich and challenging case study to complete the conference series. As with other disciplines studied during the previous conferences, the climate sciences are characterised by complexity: in their professional networks; their conceptual models; and the logistics of their large-scale data and computing needs. Yet few modern scientific disciplines attract the same level of public engagement, in both everyday life and passionate debate on the future of the planet. Moreover, their status at the intersection of policy, scientific controversy and the public sphere is not a recent development: the same issues and fault lines ran through meteorology from the 18th-century onwards. Shifting interests within the history of science and the development of environmental history have greatly expanded the field in recent years. The conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on these historiographical developments via a specific focus on the communication of weather and climate from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The conference will address three themes in particular: Commodification of meteorological knowledge, Media, and Historicizing climate history.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban Nature through Projects. Towards a new coalition between city and nature

    Intitulé « Nature urbaine en projets », le présent colloque a pour ambition de mieux comprendre et connaître ce qu’il en est du devenir de la ville –sa nature- dès lors qu’elle s’attache à la nature. Car s'il faut bien envisager l’avenir des formes urbaines naturelles –promenades plantées, parcs, jardins- héritées de l’histoire, c’est à l’aune d’une demande sociale de nature, elle-même fluctuante, que cela doit être fait. Et s’il faut dès lors appréhender le devenir des modèles de nature auxquels se réfèrent les architectes, les paysagistes et les urbanistes qui aménagent nos villes en espaces naturels, il convient tout autant d’interroger les mutations du « projet » en tant qu’outil de conception auquel ces professionnels ont recours. Il n’est pas jusque la question de l’ « innovation » architecturale, paysagère et urbanistique qui n’implique la notion de dépassement du présent inhérente aux projets de nature urbaine. Une nouvelle alliance entre nature et ville se dessinerait-elle ?

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  • Azé

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    16th International Cave Bear Symposium

    Partout en Europe les recherches sur l'ours des cavernes connaissent maintenant un développement considérable grâce au Symposium international de l'ours des cavernes (ICBS). Depuis sa création en 1993 par le Professeur Docteur Rabeder de l'Institut de Paléontologie de Vienne (Autriche), il a lieu chaque année dans une ville différente d'Europe. Cette année, en 2010, il se tiendra à Azé (Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France) du 22 au 26 septembre. Ce sera l'occasion de faire le point sur des sites importants de Bourgogne, les grottes d'Azé, les grottes de Blanot et la Brèche de Château. Nous avons décidé d'ajouter une deuxième journée de communications centrées sur le lion des cavernes et plus largement sur les félidés, avec l'espoir de faire évoluer de la même façon les recherches dans un domaine bien souvent délaissé.

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