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  • Lisbon

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Transnational Public Participation and Social Movement Activism

    Ambiguities of global spread, professionalisation and standardization

    The workshop is dedicated to questions linking transnational public participation research with transnational social movement activism research and pointing to dynamics of global spread, professionalization and standardization. It aims at discovering linkages, differences and ambiguities in both research fields and invites contributions from diverse disciplines.

     

     

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  • Tarragona

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Interdisciplinary strategies and collaborations

    This seminar is the first of a series of three talks which will take place in each of the cities explored. It offers a space for collaboration, reflection and exchanges where explorers, partners, associate members and other leading figures are invited to lend an outside perspective. It is an invitation both to reflect on the project itself and to promote a public discussion of its critical perspectives. For instance, what is “knowledge” for an artist, a researcher or an educator, and how is it constructed ? For what discourse and representations are artists, researchers in the humanities and educators responsible ? What research stance should be adopted to meet the challenges of interdisciplinarity and social space ? How do our disciplines of research, creation and social intervention revisit the historical motive for exploration and what relationship do they have with it ?

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  • Bordeaux

    Study days - Political studies

    Historicising Deliberative Democracy

    7th ECPR General Conference

    The last thirty years have seen the burgeoning of political and academic speeches on the merits of participative or deliberative democracy. In parallel, in occidental democracies, various systems sharing the ambition to strengthen or increase citizen participation through collective discussion on public issues are being institutionalized. These devices are often viewed today as a novel cure to the present crisis of representative governance. This panel, at the crossroads of sociology, history and political science, aims at historicizing such deliberation necessity and at redrawing the genesis of the phenomenon as speech and political practice.

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  • Chicago

    Call for papers - Modern

    Sounds of Freedom: Music and Performance Across the Black Atlantic World

    The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal in partnership with the Center for Black Diaspora, DePaul University, announce a Call for Papers on “Sounds of Freedom: Music and Performance Across the Black Atlantic World” for a special issue of journal. The Editors are seeking papers that explore the nexus between music and performance over place and time, showing through myriad examples how music and performance of diverse sites of the African diaspora is critical in the making of the modern Black Atlantic living tradition.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Planning / conflict. Cities and citizenship in times of crisis

    This event is organized in the framework of the activities of the Planning / Conflict Thematic Group of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). The conference aims at bringing together different perspectives on conflicts around urban planned developments, with a focus on the role planning practices may play both in defining/framing and in possibly solving/reframing conflicts.

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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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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Attractiveness of Small and Medium Towns

    Criteria, Issues and Strategies

    The CERAMAC (Centre for Geographical Studies on Massif Central, Highlands and Fragile Spaces, Clermont-Ferrand University, France) in collaboration with the Pedagogical University (Krakow, Poland) invites contributions for a special issue of its scientific papers series dealing with the issue of attractiveness of small and medium towns, by scholars and stakeholders from various backgrounds (geographers, historians, economists, sociologists, spatial planers, etc.). 

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  • Marseille

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Cultural Encounters

    The Mosaic of Urban Identities

    For the conference "Cultural Encounters. The Mosaic of Urban Identities" we want to invite papers from scholars in any field of research who want to share their disciplinary insights in the matter with colleagues from other disciplines. How is multiculturalism in urban settings treated in their disciplines, what challenges and opportunities do they see? And how do they differ from or enhance the views we encounter in the media or in political or ideological debates? We expect contributions from polital sciences, sociology, psychology, urbanism, geography, economy, history, cultural and literary studies etc., but we would also welcome papers from less evident fields such as medicine, epidemiology, genetics, engineering, architecture etc.

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  • Lisbon

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    Postdoctoral research fellowship in urban studies

    The Center for sociological studies of the Universidade nova de Lisboa invites applications for one postdoctoral research fellowship in the framework of the Strategic Project of this research Center (PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011), funded by national funds through FCT/MCTES.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Ambiance and Atmosphere in Translation

    After "Ambience and Urban Practices", and "Ambience and Criticism", this third meeting of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche funded project "Enigmas of contemporary urban mobility”, organized within the framework of the International Ambiances Network, will develop a conversation between ambiance, atmosphere and translation. But how to translate? If translation is understood as a practice of "linguistic hospitality", as an experience of transition and mediation, what form might translation take? How might, in other words, the transition occur between the "daily" word and the word of the "expert", between that of the "living" and that of the "foreign"? How to make shareable experiences beyond the singularity expressed in different languages and cultures? What media or combination of media could help us achieve this?

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Sociology

    States in Crisis

    Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics – University of Milan 2013

    The 2013 conference theme, "States in Crisis," is an opportunity to ask and answer a broad range of questions about the contemporary state, from its role in and reactions to economic and fiscal crises to the way in which its contours have or have not adapted and changed in concert with the modern economy to its place as a bulwark against or a catalyst for the construction of more market-driven societies. Within the well-established remit of SASE, participants are invited to submit theoretical and empirical contributions, at multiple levels of analysis from the local to the global, drawing from multi-disciplinary socio-economic frameworks.

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