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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Schengen: people, borders and mobility

    In the era of globalization, which benefits the implementation of policies of both stimulus or repression for the movement of people, academics have been fostering discussion around topics and concepts related with migration, borders and mobility. This epistemological basis enables us to apprehend the complexity of the European area and invites us to examine the boundaries or lack of it that separate territories. The conference also seeks to analyze the changes in the concepts of border and border control; to understand how residents in the Schengen Area – “native” or immigrants – build their national and transnational identity; to assess the evolution of mobility within the Schengen Area, which in turn allows us to perceive the relations between regions, states and individuals and to explain the various impacts of the Schengen agreements in the territories, people and societies and their border experiences.

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  • Amsterdam | Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Medicine Anthropology Theory

    MAT – first issue online

    MAT seeks to rethink medicine, medicines, and medical systems in local and global contexts, within the broad fields of medical anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), and global health. In line with our commitment to open access, accepted articles (up to 10,000 words) will be written in clear language that makes insights available to a wide readership. The editors seek to publish work that innovates both theoretically and methodologically, or that revisits classical anthropological theory in thinking through contemporary problems. We also seek work from ‘applied’ anthropologists and activists working in sites outside of academia. Submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges

    Censorship in the dynamics of cultural exchanges in early modern times

    This panel is about a technology in the early modern ideological and textual control. It debates upon the censorship corrective procedures. In the framework of reception studies and communication theories, censorship as a whole is both a medium and a source of noise and perturbation of the message. It is considered as an obstacle and a positive element to its development. The phenomena about negotiation between intellectual and material producers of knowledge (works of Raz-Krakotzkin, Jostock) lead to reflect on the interactions between the actors of politics of control. These often vary due to local, chronological, political and religious circumstances. But censorship studies tend to localize the fields of investigation.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Memoria scientiae 2015: Feeding animals/Eating animals

    Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world

    According to ancient biological theories, nutrition is, along with reproduction, one of the functions of the soul shared by men, animals and plants. At the same time, however, eating habits are among the starting points on which differences between humans, animals and plants are culturally built. This means that a transversal biological praxis can be used as an anthropological device, in order to to fix and identify specific boundaries and thresholds, either symbolic or theoretical, between both animality and vegetality on the one hand, and zoosphere and  anthroposphere on the other hand.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Shaping the Brain

    In the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

    The brain has, throughout history, been considered an important achievement in the creation of man, although often secondary to the soul and the heart. Our knowledge about how the brain has been conceived in the past is, however, very fractional, especially for the late Medieval and early modern periods. This conference looks to re-situate the question of knowing the brain anew in a dialogue between medicine (anatomy, physiology and pathology) and natural philosophy (inter alia physics, biology and psychology). 

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  • Call for papers - History

    Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives

    Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies

    The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus- Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg fürKulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) – returns to Weimar in 2015 for its fifth installment. The topic will be “Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives”.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Mountains and conflict: conflict as a factor in territorial adaptation and innovation

    The purpose of this special issue of the Journal of Alpine Research | Revue de Géographie Alpine is to look at mountain areas through the prism of conflict and, more specifically, through the relationship between conflict and territory. Conflict is envisaged here in a broad sense of opposition and struggle, armed or unarmed, covering not only the political aspects, but also the military, social and cultural aspects, cutting across the notions of resistance and reaction, in their capacity to generate innovation. The mountain context lends itself to an examination of the territorial dimensions of conflict. What does this situation produce at the local scale? And what role do morphological characteristics, mountain values and identities play in this?

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Etty Hillesum. One hundred years later (1914-2014)

    International Conference

    Esther (Etty) Hillesum writings are a crucial historical document, as they report on the extreme evil of racial persecutions and life in lagers. They are a reflection on the value and the meaning of life, love and death. The International Conference “Etty Hillesum. Cento anni dopo (1914-2014)” (December 9-10, 2014, at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy) aims to assess the works of this important witness from the 20th century.

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  • Helsinki

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures

    Theories, practices and policies

    Is culture the fourth pillar of sustainability alongside the ecological, economic and social aspects? How does culture act as a catalyst for ecological sustainability, human well-being and economic viability? What would our futures look like if sustainability was embedded in the multiple dimensions of culture? This landmark conference explores the roles and meanings of culture in sustainable development. The new ideas generated in the conference will inform and advance understandings of sustainability with cultural studies and practices, and vice versa.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - Law

    Call for papers Book

    Appel à contribution pour un ouvrage

    This book will follow an international conference taking place in Rennes (France), November 27-28, 2014, which will gather specialists on issues related to indigenous peoples and regional integration organizations. The conference and the book are directed by Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau (DR CNRS University of Rennes) and Sophie Thériault (Associate Professor, University of Ottawa with the support of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the french society for environmental law. The conference and the book are part of a larger research and networking project conducted by the Interdisciplinary thematic Network BIODISCEE of the CNRS INEE, with the support of the Centre d’Excellence Jean Monnet of Rennes and the Franco-Canadian research program on Regional Integration Organizations in the world.

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  • London

    Call for papers - America

    Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era

    The UCL Americas Research Network invites doctoral students and early career researchers of the Americas (Central, South, and North America, as well as the Caribbean) from across the humanities and the social sciences to submit their proposals on the theme Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era. We welcome research that ranges both geographically and temporally, encouraging interdisciplinary conversations on national, regional and local topics and those whose focus is comparative, transnational and global. By facilitating a space for debate, this conference aims to create an ongoing platform for collaborative exchange.

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  • Bucharest

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Ethnology, anthropology

    New Europe College International Fellowships

    Academic year 2015-16

    New Europe College — Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania — announces the competition for Fellowships for the academic year 2015-16. The program targets junior international researchers / academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    Global Health: Anticipations, Infrastructures, Knowledges

    The framing of health as a global issue over the last three decades has carved out an intellectual, economic and political space that differs from that of the post-war international public health field. This older system was characterised by disease eradication programs and by the dominance of nation states and the organisations of the United Nations. The actors, intervention targets and tools of contemporary global health contrast with previous international health efforts.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Becoming Local. Transforming Spaces, Redifining Localities

    International Conference and Workshop AESOP / LAA-LAVUE

    Becoming Local Paris is a three days gathering dedicated to questioning the conflict between the local and global scale in the production of contemporary spaces, by proposing a reflection on the notions and categories used to describe local identities in the context of urban transformation. Through a "talk, walk and work" meeting, researchers, scholars and practitioners, will develop a comparative approach on the meaning of "local" in different case studies around the world.

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  • Lublin

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Religion in floating territories

    On this occasion, we decided to pursue the same theme during a second meeting. Europe is currently experiencing a growing religious diversity, as well as important changes in the place taken by religions. Combined together, the dynamics of secularisation, immigration, and growth of some religious groups, create a new situation providing social and institutional challenges, with responses differing greatly both across Europe and at various levels of government within countries. Countries themselves are changing entities. Taking the angle of “territory” therefore seems a relevant approach for many of the topics encountered nowadays when discussing religion.

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  • Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    The Geographical Information of Art History: How and Why to Retrace the Circulation of Knowledge and Facts

    Artl@s Bulletin 4, 2 (Fall 2015)

    The spatial turn in humanities has enticed various disciplines to deconstruct the making of artistic facts: studying the circulation of artworks and artists now appears to be a fertile way to uncover the rationales, the constraints and the transgressions that shape the historical geography of art. This ‘return to facts’ calls for a closer examination of the methods used to identify, collect, re-assemble and interpret the geographical information produced by artistic activity. To examine the traceability of artistic knowledge and facts is the primary aim of this issue of the Artl@s Bulletin.

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  • Chicago

    Call for papers - Modern

    Tourism Gentrification in the Metropolis

    American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 21-25 April 2015, Chicago

    This session intends to explain the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification in the contemporary metropolis. Several questions arise. How does tourism gentrification manifest itself and how does it affect the urban landscapes? What are the impacts for urban design and planning? Who are the actors, the beneficiaries and the victims of tourism gentrification? How do local (tourism) actors cope with tourism gentrification phenomena? What is the impact on local economies, urban functions and services? What are the outcomes for intra-metropolitan territories? What does it mean in terms of metropolitan governance?

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  • Call for papers - History

    Purity and Impurity

    Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 2

    “Purity” and “Impurity” establish themselves as structural categories in both Islam and Judaism, embracing dimensions as diverse as the body, food, clothing and even space itself. The 2nd issue of the journal Hamsa will be devoted to this wide-ranging theme, seeking to obtain diachronic historical perspectives. To this effect, we aim to promote the analysis of interfaith relationships, in those instances where purity and impurity are projected in contacts with the Other. Those dimensions concern not only the minorities, but also affect Christianitas itself, through interiorization of these concepts and their application to minority communities (as is the case, for example, with limpeza de sangue - “cleanliness of blood”).

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  • Call for papers - America

    Alice Munro, Dance of the Happy Shades

    Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies, n°77, February 2015

    The Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowships - September 2014

    The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and its partners offer postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in the social and human sciences for periods of nine months as part of its "Fernand Braudel-IFER" (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) programme. This programme is supported by the European Commision (Action Marie Curie – COFUND – 7th PCRD). The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme breaks down into two sections: the Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming programme is designed for residencies in France (for researchers who belong to a foreign research centre); the Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing programme is designed for research stays in another European country (for researchers who belong to a French research centre).

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