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  • Ivry-sur-Seine

    Conference, symposium - History

    Récits de ville

    Usages de l'histoire et changements urbains

    Des mythes de fondation antiques au storytelling contemporain, d’innombrables récits accompagnent le processus d’urbanisation planétaire. Le changement dans les villes n’est pas en effet un processus linéaire, et les sociétés urbaines mettent abondamment en récit ses péripéties. À ce phénomène assez bien connu, l’appel à communication qui suit ajoute l’hypothèse que de tels récits ont joué un rôle important dans l’accompagnement des mutations urbaines et qu’ils entretiennent des relations complexes et dialectiques avec les projets, plans d’aménagement, opérations de reconstruction, rénovation, politiques ou mobilisations urbaines en général c’est-à- dire toutes modalités de transformation intentionnelle ou subie des villes. L’objectif du colloque sera donc d’éclairer assez précisément le rapport entre ces narrations et les enjeux propres au changement urbain et à l’urbanisme.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    The Epoch of Space. State and new perspectives

    The next 8th, 9th and 10th of April it will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela the international conference "The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives", where researchers from around the world will meet to discuss the spatial turn of humanities. This interdisciplinary event will bring together geographers, philologists, historians, philosophers, and other interested disciplines to review the current state of spatial humanities, share different approaches, research methods and discuss their future.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    N° 39, 2018 - The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean city, the unknown. Heterogeneous human settlements, legacies of the colonial era, refuge of the disadvantaged and homeless, mixed and fragmented, and the showcases of Caribbean tourism, the urban Caribbean presents itself as the economic ambition of these insular territories and other shores bathed by the Caribbean sea. The Caribbean city, a chaotic juxtaposition of modernity and the colonial past, and existing both as a social and political symbol, opens up a rich and immense new area. Sometimes characterized by European allure, the remainder of Africa - some may say -, American city - without a doubt -, hybrid format, the Caribbean city presents a particular subject of study.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Right to the City in the South, everyday urban experience and rationalities of government

    Ce colloque international propose de travailler la notion de droit à la ville depuis les villes du Sud. Il s’attache à en restituer la portée critique et souhaite soumettre à la réflexion collective la notion de droit à la ville de fait, forgée dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche collaboratif, DALVAA. Il invite donc des participants de disciplines et d’institutions variées, à engager un dialogue sur le rôle des expériences citadines dans la mise en ordre socio-spatiale des villes du Sud. 

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Political and Social Challenges to Walking in Town

    Revue « Espaces et sociétés »

    Urban planning has given walking two very different roles in the city: as a secondary mode of travel within the transportation system and as a leisure activity in privileged settings such as parks and centre-city tourist sites and shopping areas. Far from being universal, pedestrian access is thus quite unequal from one urban area or population group to another.

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Modern

    Streets in every way

    Iberian worlds - Europe, America, Africa, Asia, 19th-21st centuries

    Élément constituant de la ville, la rue a beaucoup évolué au fil des siècles. Assurant la mise en relation des lieux, des fonctions et des groupes sociaux, elle est une forme urbaine qui a une configuration, une architecture, une histoire. Elle a ses logiques, ses dynamiques et ses usages. Ses pratiques et ses représentations sont liées à l’espace urbain dans lequel elle s’inscrit ; elles dépendent aussi de facteurs politiques et socio-économiques. Le « sens » de la rue pouvant donc varier considérablement, il est nécessaire d’aborder celle-ci sous l’angle d’un certain relativisme, en gardant présente à l’esprit la notion d’échelle. Ce colloque envisage la rue dans les mondes ibériques à travers ses dimensions fonctionnelles, socio-économiques, politiques et culturelles, au prisme des lieux et des éléments qui la composent, de ses acteurs et de ses créations. Quatre axes seront privilégiés : la « rue de l’urbaniste » ; Un espace socio-économique : lieu de passage et d’échanges ; Un espace symbolique : « ordre et désordres » ; Un espace de création artistique et langagière

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Migrants and access to the city

    Revue « Espaces et Sociétés »

    Recently, the scale of migration has generated strong images and speech that on one hand incite an urge to situate these events in academic debates, and also to participate in their objectification. This issue of E & S concerns access to the city by migrants, considering such access as an intermediate step between the flow of migration and registration (one time, temporary or permanent) of people in specific spaces. We expect proposals from those hoping to analyze the materiality of access points, technologies that accompany these processes, objects that materialize migratory situations, and finally, the temporal dimension of space. Empirical research from so-called “developing” countries will be valued highly and will be conducive to the renewal of analytical and operational framework categories, often forged in the North.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Geography

    Thinking Migration to Rethink the World

    The aim of this conference, celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of MIGRINTER, is to examine the contribution of migration studies to human and social sciences at large. It will feature panels bringing forward some of the scientific domains that have addressed issues pertaining to international migration: the production of cities; the relation of politics to migration and of migrants to politics; history beneath and beyond nations; literature in/of exile.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Housing and inequalities

    Espaces et sociétés

    In a general context of growing social inequalities, this issue reviews the role that housing plays in the system of inequalities, on the one hand, and in the multiple variations of housing inequalities, on the other. Faced with growing tensions in the housing market, we seek contributions that capture the changes at work in a field well-trodden by urban studies. Produced by class domination, racism and gender, how are today's inequalities intersect in analyses of access and housing conditions? How are inequalities produced in housing, who are the actors, what is the role of public policy? Beside typical situations, we encourage contributors to provide analyses of minority forms of housing as "social fact park" or de facto social housing in the private sector and existing housing stock and via third parties. Finally, this Call for Papers asks what are the consequences of housing inequality on the (re)production of inequality, and the changing classificatory function of housing.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Cities we don't talk about

    The cities of urban research have long been and still are widely today, the "great cities". But the realities of urban are not limited to them. In France for example the small and medium-sized cities house more than a quarter of the population. What does the observation of these cities bring to knowledge of the urban phenomenon? On the other hand, in the research devoted to major metropoles, it is often very specific neighborhoods that are the subject of attention of research as well as the media: social housing developments or the central gentrified neighborhoods. But more "ordinary" neighbourhoods are not often the focus. What does the observation of these neighbourhoods that we do not talk about "say" about the city? In other words, we would like to call on work that offers openings of the typologies of cities as the typologies of neighbourhoods that are subjacent to the discourse and debates on the urban.

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  • Schœlcher

    Call for papers - Geography

    Tourism and Natural Resources

    Revue « Études Caribéennes »

    This edition of Revue Etudes Caribéennes focuses on the links that unite and oppose tourism and natural resources, specifically in southern countries. The topic is open to all contributions related to the tourism development of natural resources in the fields of geography, political science, economics, sociology and ecology.

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  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - America

    Villes et conflits : hier, aujourd’hui, demain

    Journée des jeunes américanistes 2015

    Les conflits interrogent et mettent en débat les manières de faire et de vivre en ville. Ils offrent une entrée pour l’analyse des logiques d’action des acteurs et permettent d’explorer les rapports de pouvoir, les représentations sociales, les dimensions politiques de l’urbain. Les revendications des groupes sociaux et les dispositifs de gouvernances – telles la participation et la démocratie - sont particulièrement bien mis en relief par l’analyse des conflits. Les approches diachroniques révèlent les objets et les enjeux majeurs des luttes et mettent en évidence les processus et les ruptures qui caractérisent les dynamiques urbaines. Interroger les conflits contemporains (mobilisations globales, mouvement des places, usage des réseaux sociaux…) depuis les Amériques apporterait aussi des éclairages sur les dynamiques contemporaines de la région.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban night-life

    Thinking, feeling and telling nightlife

    The quality of nightlife in European cities has become a real political challenge in recent years. The turning point in the decision of regulating urban temporalities was The General States of the Night in Paris (2010) and in Geneva (2011). New lifestyles, the desynchronisation of social time with individual rhythms, the disruption oftraditional couplework/leisureinself-realizationand competitiveness between governors about urban marketing, explain this new point of view about urban life. Nowadays, how is nocturnal urban space occupied in central areas of large cities, but also in fringes? What does this gradual conquest of urban night-life mean ? How do we speak of everyday acceptanceand massive expansion in access to these nights? How can nightlife be appeased ?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Observation and its Angles

    Call for papers from Espaces et Sociétés

    A fundamental tool in the approach to space and in the relationships that societies maintain with it, direct observation or in situ is only simple in appearance Espaces et Sociétés thus invites authors to think about the way they have mobilized observation in their research. More specifically, we wish to explore the hypothesis that the plurality of the theoretical and technical declensions of observation are particularly striking when this concerns spaces, their configurations and their uses. What status does observation grant to space? What are the original manners to grasp places and the social activities which produce them? What are the criteria of validity of this method? Which criticisms can we address to observation as a method ?

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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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  • Strasbourg

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    International comparison: methods and challenges

    Journal Espaces et sociétés

    Espaces et sociétés raises the issue of the aims of international comparison in its specific scientific field: the relationship between societies and their spaces. This themed issue intends to discuss the challenges and methodologies at stake in comparative research. The aim is not to present data extracted from an international comparison, but to focus on the epistemological and methodological challenges in the process of their production.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Spaces of enclosure

    Espaces et sociétés journal

    En France ou à l'étranger, l’appel à articles souhaite cerner les logiques et les conséquences socio-spatiales de l'inflation carcérale et de la multiplication des espaces d'enfermement contraint et prolongé (centres éducatifs fermés, centres de rétention administrative, etc.). Quelles sont les spécificités des territoires qui accueillent ces espaces d'enfermement et quelles sont celles des territoires d'où viennent les détenus ? Quels sont les liens entre l'intérieur et l'extérieur, entre le lieu d'enfermement et son environnement ? Quels sont les rapports à l'espace à l'intérieur de ces lieux dont beaucoup sont aujourd’hui surpeuplés ? Espace d’ennui, de danger, de contrôle, de tri, de trafic, d'addiction, de maladie, de persécution, d'intégrisme et de folie, de suicide mais aussi de professionnalisation, d'amitié, d'amour, d'instruction scolaire, de sevrage, de remise en forme, de politisation, l'espace carcéral concentre les contrastes. Comment est-il affecté par le surpeuplement ? Quelles sont les résistances, adaptations, révoltes des salariés, des bénévoles, des détenus et de leurs familles ?

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