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  • Valencia

    Conference, symposium - History

    Imagined Identities and Communities in the Late Middle Ages

    On December 9 and 10 of this year, the “Cultures i Societats de l'Edat Mitjana” (CiSEM) research group, led by Dr. Antoni Furió, professor of medieval history at the University of Valencia, will hold a conference with the title: Imagined Identities and Imagined Communities in the Late Middle Ages.  Far from being strictly contemporary creations, nations, the most elaborated product of imagined communities, had their relevance throughout the medieval centuries. The most recent historiography has tried to establish the mechanisms that contributed to building this type of imaginary in which, according to some anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists, collective identities are taking an increasingly prominent role in international geopolitics. For this reason, this process is presented as a great opportunity to discuss the most recent historiographical contributions, and to try to shed more light on a transcendental historical phenomenon on the evolution of human societies.

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  • Créteil

    Call for papers - Representation

    Collaboration, participation and collective practices in contemporary photography in the UK and France

    The conference seeks to address collaboration and the spectrum of collective working methods which have defined and keep informing some of the independent practices in the field of photography in the 20th and 21st centuries. Our focus is on the UK and France, and seeks to envision case studies in a comparative approach.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Representation

    Mediation: press, publishing, translation and adaptation (II)

    Flaubert seminar (2019-2020)

    Pour la seconde année consécutive, le séminaire s’intéressera à la question des médiations flaubertiennes, entendues non seulement comme modalités de diffusion et de médiatisation des œuvres mais également comme transferts interculturels (traduction, adaptation) ou intersémiotiques (musique, cinéma). On questionnera également, au travers du prisme des médiations institutionnelles, les notions de postérité et d’héritage patrimonial.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    What do we see, what do we hear in Ken Loach's Kes (1969)?

    The conference on Kes is, to begin with, an opportunity to look at and listen to what is registered in this remarkable film by Ken Loach, made fifty years ago. To the question “What do we see, what do we hear in Kes?”, the answers should not be anachronistic. The intention is to take in, from a variety of angles and approaches, what is shown and made audible here: a community of women, men, children, their lives woven into, both propped up and confined by, the institutional nexus of component places, home, workplace, school, public house, and component times, early morning, Friday night. What animates Ken Loach’s picture of a mining community are the tensions evident in the sights and sounds through which the modest story of Billy Casper is conveyed, a story affording access to the lives of people as they play out, in occasional and sometimes irreversible conflict with other lives.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Representation

    Biological Perspectives in 21st century Literature and Performance

    New Scales

    In 2019 and 2020, the Sorbonne Nouvelle “science and literature” group will continue to explore the biological imagination in contemporary arts. We are delighted to invite you to two symposiums on Biological Perspectives in 21st-century Literature and Performance : “New Scales”, on June 7th 2019 “New Images”, on June 12th 2020.

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  • Brest

    Conference, symposium - History

    Sociable Spaces in the Long Eighteenth Century from Present-Day Perspectives: Europe and its Imperial Worlds

    Approches historiques et perspectives actuelles

    Ce colloque international et transdisciplinaire est sponsorisé par l’Union européenne dans le cadre du projet DIGITENS H2020 (H2020-MSCA-RISE 2018) et a pour objectif de s’interroger sur l’évolution des espaces de sociabilité du long dix-huitième siècle et sur leur persistance à travers les époques. L’analyse de l’interaction entre la sociabilité et l’espace ainsi que des modes de construction des espaces de sociabilité de l’époque moderne à l’époque contemporaine/actuelle permettra une relecture de l’histoire des sociétés européennes et impériales. Cette approche fournira un prisme original et diachronique, permettant une meilleure compréhension de leur héritage, dans la mesure où la sociabilité a contribué à donner un cadre aux interactions sociales des temps modernes et à redéfinir l’organisation spatiale des siècles à venir.

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - History

    Cultural transfers in European, colonial and global contexts (1650-1850)

    The circulation of models of sociability

    Le groupement d'intérêt scientifique « Sociabilités/ Sociability » du long dix-huitième siècle est heureux de vous communiquer le programme des trois prochaines conférences de son cycle sur les transferts culturels, « Cultural Transfers in European, Colonial and Global Contexts (1650-1850): the Circulation of Models of Sociability », qui constituent l’un des axes de sa réflexion sur l’histoire et la circulation des modèles de sociabilité en Europe et dans les empires coloniaux de 1650 à 1850.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Europe

    Importance of Minority Issues and Construction of Identity in the UK

    Socio-Political Discourses in Art as a Tool and Framework for Institutions

    Les présentations des participants inviteront à réfléchir à l’intersection entre l’intégration des minorités au sein de la société britannique sous le prisme de l’art, qu’ils soient populaires ou impulsés par les pouvoirs publics et à nous interroger sur l’analyse filmique des minorités en compagnie de spécialistes tels que Rosalind Galt et Karl Schoonover. Nous nous efforcerons de comprendre dans quelle mesure la culture et les arts peuvent servir un processus social d’intégration et d’inclusion des minorités, ou au contraire essentialisent les différences de l’autre. Les propositions pourront éventuellement s’intéresser aux dimensions culturelles, socio-économiques et politiques de cette intersection complexe. 

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Medieval Conceptions and Practices of Space

    Revue « Études Médiévales Anglaises »

    Though space is by no means a medieval concept (in 14th century use, the word referred primarily to time, or to an interval between two objects, rather than to the abstract idea of an extended area that can be filled or crossed), the concept in its complexity has over the last decades gained considerable critical importance in medieval studies. Medievalists have always paid attention to spatial questions, namely in the shape of inquiries into the location of national or religious communities, into medieval practices of pilgrimages, processions and travels, or into the symbolic associations of various places (the forest, the garden, the castle…).

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Europe

    English journeys past and present, explorations of the condition of England

    The conference will address the following hypothesis: the illustration of a certain  way of being English, of a specific English way of inhabiting and making sense of the world, were given definition and cultural force through a series of writings which record the impressions of things seen in the course of a journey dedicated to the exploration of a territory, whether the land of England  in its national extension or the more local territory of a particular community. The organizers are calling for papers which will examine a corpus of writing  proposing a first-person observations of a condition of England at various moments in the history of a territory. 

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Feeling British

    How can one assess the adhesion of individuals and social groups to the multi-ethnic and multicultural British nation of our times? Where should their identity be inscribed on the canvas  of composite identities, some of which might either be regarded as tokens of tolerance and inclusion, or be considered (by others) as potential threats for the cohesion of the nation? To penetrate the deepest strata of British identity, we propose to combine the methods of research in civilization with a multi-disciplinary approach...

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  • Coventry

    Call for papers - Modern

    Between and Beyond

    Transnational Networks and the British Empire (Ca. 18-20th centuries)

    This workshop intends to bring together research scholars of history and affiliated fields working on transnational networks fostered through the British Empire. We wish to focus on how certain forms of the “empire”, the “colony”, and the “outside” mutually constituted each other. Such an approach, we believe, could illumine the dense transnational convergences that shape the political, the economic, the social, and the cultural in various locations simultaneously. 

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  • Le Quesnoy

    Call for papers - History

    France and New Zealand during the Great War: the Centenary Conference 1918-2018

    Le 4 novembre 1918, les troupes néo-zélandaises libérèrent la ville fortifiée du Quesnoy après une bataille décisive qui fut leur dernière offensive de la Grande Guerre. Des liens d’amitié se formèrent par la suite entre les soldats et les civils libérés et, jusqu’à ce jour, de nombreux Néo-Zélandais visitent le Quesnoy, la seule ville française à être jumelée avec une ville en Nouvelle-Zélande, la ville de Cambridge dans la région du Waipa.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    OK Computer, twenty years on

    Radiohead’s musical, cultural, and political legacies

    Following a symposium held at Rennes 2 University last may, further contributions (in English or French) are now sought in order to publish a wide-ranging, peer-reviewed collection of articles appraising OK Computer’s musical, cultural and political legacy twenty years after its release. The aim of this publication is to bring together contributions from scholars who wish to confront Radiohead’s work with their own disciplinary methodologies, including (but not limited to) musicology, sociology, art history, political science, literature, cultural studies or even economics. 

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  • Reims

    Call for papers - History

    Dissonance, eclecticism and the fusion of genres in modern and contemporary English-speaking culture

    L’objet de cette journée d’études est d’interroger les possibilités ouvertes par la sociologie culturelle - notamment les concepts d'omnivorisme, d'éclectisme, de dissonance - aux autres disciplines, notamment celles (civilisation, littérature, histoire) traditionnellement attachées à des aires culturelles (anglophone notamment) et plus ouvertes au syncrétisme théorique que la sociologie. La problématique du mélange des genres constitue-elle une approche permettant d’appréhender la culture dans son ensemble ? C’est ce que nous nous proposons de déplier pendant cette journée d’études, en s’attachant à la fois au point de vue des consommateurs, des créateurs et des créations culturelles.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Singularity and solidarity

    Literature, arts and societies in the British Isles, 19th, 20th, 21st centuries

    Ce colloque prolonge les travaux de deux séminaires communs aux laboratoires « Cultures anglo-saxonnes » (CAS, université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès) et Études montpelliéraines du monde anglophone (EMMA, université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), portant respectivement sur la littérature et les arts, et sur la civilisation britannique. Son objectif sera de balayer le champ thématique ouvert par l’articulation des notions de singularité et de solidarité, de mobiliser les outils critique et théoriques nécessaires pour l’explorer, et d’affiner notre compréhension de la littérature, des arts et des sociétés des îles britanniques aux XIX-XX-XXIe siècles.

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Thought

    “Literary Offenses” and Other Contentious Matter

    This one-day conference will address the subject of controversial or polemical texts such as reviews, essays, letters, prefaces and/or postfaces published between 1800 and 1900 in Britain and the United States. It seeks to open fresh approaches to controversies or polemics by focusing on literature and the literary aspects of these questions. Indeed, if controversy can be defined as a debate between two or more parties with different viewpoints before an audience, studies have mainly come from the fields of social sciences and science studies, with some interest in rhetoric and/or argumentation. However, literary controversies are as important as scientific ones for the constitution of the public, democratic debate as it was shaped in Britain and in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Controversies and polemics contributed to legitimizing some literary genres; they gave publicity to new or avant-garde authors; they redefined the content and contours of the public debate.

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  • Rennes | La Richardais | Saint-Père | La Vicomté-sur-Rance

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Energy from tides past, present and future

    Pourquoi un pays sujet aux marées devrait-il choisir entre énergie potentielle et cinétique ? La présence des deux au sein d'un mix énergétique ne serait-elle pas préférable ? Aménagements particuliers, traitement de l'interface terre-mer à travers des enjeux liés à l'architecture, au paysage, à l'aménagement ou aux usages sur les littoraux, approches historiques, archéologiques, patrimoniales, géographiques, environnementales, juridiques, prospectives ou encore technologiques seront les axes développés au sein du colloque.

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  • Besançon

    Call for papers - History

    Women in the public space, 1800-1939

    Great Britain, Ireland, Empire and Commonwealth

    “The Angel in the House” is the image most commonly retained of British women in the nineteenth century. This reductive and repressive ideal, emerging from values propagated by the literary, religious, medical political discourses of the time, still persists today in the collective unconscious. Although this model has increasingly been questioned by researchers in the humanities, the focus has tended to be on the beginning of the 20th century. This one-day conference aims to pursue this still neglected area, bringing the Victorian and Edwardian woman further out of her “cloister” or “sphere”, and exploring the destinies of those women who occupied the public space in Great Britain, Ireland and, by extension, the Empire: activists, explorers, artists, writers and sportswomen to name but a few.

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  • Rennes

    Study days - Europe

    Industrial Heritage in the UK

    Mutations, Conversions and Representations

    The chosen perspective for this one-day conference is an inter- and pluri-disciplinary one and it is therefore articulated around a variety of approaches such as cultural geography, cultural history, art history, media studies, urban studies, heritage studies, architecture, etc.

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