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  • Nijmegen

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Institutions of the Habsburg Low Countries (XVI-XVIII c.)

    IX Conference of Spanish, Belgian and Dutch historians. In honour of Professor Hugo de Schepper

    This conference intends to continue the tradition of the Hispanic-Dutch-Belgian meetings and will bring together a number of established and early-career researchers working in the field of the institutional history of the Habsburg Low Countries from the 16th to the 18th centuries. It aims to draw attention to a broad range of political, cultural, religious, legal, and military institutions by focusing on the enriching approaches that have shaped historical research on institutional history in the past few decades. At the same time, it hopes to bring into the limelight some exciting new (and often interdisciplinary) perspectives that characterize current research in the field.

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  • Nantes

    Conference, symposium - Law

    Theological Foundations of Modern Constitutional Theory: 16th-17th Centuries

    Fondements théologiques de la théorie constitutionnelle moderne : XVIe-XVIIe siècles

    This conference aims to assemble different studies laying bridges between modern constitutional theories and theology from the perspective of intellectual history. Though modernity of law and politics has been usually accounted in the context of Reformation, the paper-givers’ approaches to the question will not be restricted in any confessional perspective, Protestant or Catholic. For, whatever the word ‘theology’ may have connoted in the time of religious confrontations, theoretical attempts to legitimize human rights and political authority at those days can be regarded as part of the general current of philosophical investigations, in a new manner and with different foci than ever, into the concept of justice with reference to that of God.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Scotland: migrations and borders

    Revue « Études écossaises » n°19, 2016

    The 2016 edition of the journal Etudes écossaises will focus on Scottish culture, history and politics through the prism of migrations and borders. Papers in English or French will be welcomed from specialists in all fields of Scottish studies including arts and literature, civilization studies, history, political science, culture and the media. 

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Africa

    Administrative and Legal Documentation in Pre-colonial Africa and Beyond

    Fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5)

    Historians, anthropologists as well as specialists of various scholarly traditions are invited to reflect on the question of production, transmission and preservation of administrative and legal documentation in pre-colonial Africa. The aim of this panel is to foster dialogue between scholars working on non-narrative sources, whether land charters, weddings contracts, deeds, funerary inscriptions or other archival materials. Presentations of methodological issues rather than case-studies would facilitate a comparative approach leading to a renewed understanding of the social organizations that produced these documents.

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Archaeology and Politics

    Collusion or conflict: the relationship between archaeology and politics

    Compte tenu de leur importance et de leurs conséquences sur notre culture et l'histoire de nos civilisations, les liens entre l’archéologie et la politique sont d'une actualité brûlante et bien qu’ils soient traités dans les médias ils suscitent souvent des commentaires peu éclairés. Ce sujet aujourd’hui très commun peut être abordé selon deux approches. D’un côté on voit dans l’histoire, ancienne ou récente, voire très actuelle, que, parfois sans hésiter à recourir aux faux les plus grossiers, les pouvoirs politiques ou les nationalismes ont cherché et cherchent encore dans l’archéologie la justification des idéologies ou des revendications les plus contestables. D’un autre côté, on voit bien aussi que la recherche et le sauvetage légitimes des vestiges du passé ainsi que la conservation attendue de ce qui en est mis au jour sont devenus des enjeux politiques, au sens noble du terme, c’est-à-dire qu’ils sont l’affaire de tous, qu’ils font partie, au même titre que la protection de l’environnement, par exemple, des grands dossiers (notamment ceux de l’aménagement du territoire) que doivent désormais prendre en compte les responsables publics, à quelque niveau de décision ou d’exécution, national, international ou même mondial, qu’ils se situent.

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  • London

    Conference, symposium - History

    The crisis of the Absolute Monarchy

    Conference in honour of William Doyle

    Réunissant une équipe internationale d'historiens spécialistes de l'Etat, de la politique, de la religion, de l'armée et de la diplomatie au XVIIIe siècle, cette conférence se propose de contribuer au débat sur les origines de la Révolution en portant son attention sur le thème de la crise de la monarchie absolue.

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