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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    Esther (Etty) Hillesum writings are a crucial historical document, as they report on the extreme evil of racial persecutions and life in lagers.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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  • Dudelange

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Migration and Gender

    La 15e conférence internationale sur les migrations se tiendra du 18 au 20 juin 2015 à Dudelange au Luxembourg. Portée par un réseau d'institution germanophone, cette conférence accepte les communications en anglais et en allemand. La thématique retenue cette année porte sur « Migration et genre » et cherchera à faire le point sur la recherche sur les rapports de sexe et de genre dans les migrations. Les perspectives suivantes seront particulièrement appréciées par les organisateurs : approche théorique sur la thématique du genre et des migrations ; représentations publiques et médiatiques du genre et des migrations ; sexualité, corps et identité en contexte de migration ; migration, genre et culture de la mémoire.

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  • Villetaneuse

    Study days - History

    1660-1688: A Landmark Period in the History of British Sociability

    1660-1688: un tournant dans l’histoire de la sociabilité britannique ?

    Dans le cadre du projet interdisciplinaire « History and Dictionary of Sociability in Britain (1660-1832) », la journée d’étude du 14 novembre 2014, organisée par PLEIADE (université Paris 13) et HCTI (UBO Brest) vise à étudier la période de la Restauration à la Glorieuse Révolution (1660-1688) comme une période charnière dans l’histoire de la sociabilité britannique, portant en elle les germes d’une sociabilité nouvelle. Il s’agira d’identifier les facteurs politiques, sociaux, économiques et culturels propices à l’essor de la sociabilité britannique et d’interroger le caractère novateur des formes, des pratiques et des vecteurs de cette sociabilité.

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  • Padua

    Conference, symposium - History

    Peoples and borders

    Seventy years of movement of persons in Europe, from Europe, to Europe (1945-2015)

    Movement of persons has been a key feature in the whole history of European integration, and the time has come for historians to discuss and draw some conclusions on its evolving conceptions and practical applications, placing both of them inthe wider context of the social and demographic transformationof Europe and the political and economic narrative of continental integration.

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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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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Impacts of climate change on mountain environment dynamics

    This call for papers is mainly aimed at focusing on the bio-geo-physical mountain systems, their evolution under climate change and its impacts on either natural or socio-economic systems (Ives and Messerli, 1989; Price, 1999; Beniston et al., 2002; Viviroli et al., 2007). This also includes any threat that may affect the economic systems (including tourism activities) and the way of life of mountain communities (Beniston, 2005), in particular the most vulnerable ones living in marginalized (physically and economically) mountainous areas. That is why this call is addressed to both physical geographers/climatologists interested in social issues, and human geographers who are concerned or investigating issues of environmental change.

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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

    Call for papers - History

    Global diplomacy and natural resources

    Stakes, practices and influences of non-state actors (18th-21st centuries)

    Since the end of the Cold war, the activity of non-State actors has attracted considerable attention as part of an increasingly globalised governance and diplomacy. As Richard Langhorne has remarked, the 1961 Congress of Vienna ‘marked both the culmination and the beginning of the end of classical diplomacy’, in which ‘the State ha[d] been, since the seventeenth century, the principal and sometimes the only, effective actor’. As Langhorne and Hamilton have convincingly argued in The Practice of Diplomacy, today’s diplomacy is characterised by a ‘blurring [of] the distinctions between what is diplomatic activity and what is not, and who, therefore are diplomats and who are not’.Quite revealing of this change on the international diplomatic stage is the proliferation and the increased importance of multifarious non-State actors (NSA). The waning of classical State diplomacy has thus been paralleled by the advent of transnational organisations, which, whether public or private, now play a key role in the conduct of diplomacy.

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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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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Modern

    Representations of Power and Power of the Image in British and American Contemporary Photography

    Représentations du pouvoir et pouvoir de l’image dans la photographie contemporaine américaine et britannique

    From the power of images to images of power, this workshop will explore the representations of power and the power of representation in contemporary American and British photography. What is photography capable of doing? Whether in the form of a public person, the environment of power (emblematic places and explicit or underlying forms) or its symbolism, what is photography capable of revealing about power itself? Political, institutional, economic or social power all depend upon a system of relations or tensions between groups or individuals (accepted, rejected, questioned, expressed visually or internalized) participating in the construction of the identity, myths or memories of the American or British nations. In what manner does photography enhance or contribute to this construction or deconstruction of the notion of identity and nation?

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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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  • Lucerne

    Call for papers - Law

    Access to Material and Immaterial Goods

    The Relationship Between Intellectual Property and Its Physical Embodiments

    This conference aims to look at the relationship between intellectual property and its physical materialisations, with a particular focus on the issue of access and the challenges of new technologies. Speakers will be allocated 20 minutes to present within a panel of three speakers, followed by a 30 minute discussion. Submissions from those in non-legal disciplines and from those in practice are very welcome. We strongly encourage submissions from doctorate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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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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  • Meudon

    Conference, symposium - Science studies

    New Perspectives on Global Environmental Images

    The international conference proposes to mobilise a broad variety of perspectives from a large disciplinary spectrum in order to analyse the strategies and imaginaries that are connected to the production, the circulation and the power of global environmental images. From icons of the environmental movement over expert graphics mobilised by the IPCC to satellite imagery, global environmental images form the sensory basis of our understanding of the planetary processes that govern the “Anthropocene”. The images all actively participate, at very different scales, in our interpretation and understanding of the changes of the Earth system as well as the consequences we closely associate to global climate change. As true mediators between different publics and cultures, between global processes and local impacts, new critical enquiries into global environmental images propose a highly fruitful discussion of the complex relationship between science, society, politics and nature.

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  • Seattle

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Joint Meeting of the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable and the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    8-10 May 2015 University of Washington, Seattle

    In May 2015 the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable will meet jointly with the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. This will be the second joint meeting of the Roundtable and ENPOSS, and will continue a tradition of working conferences that brings together philosophers and social scientists to discuss a wide range of philosophical issues raised in and by social research. This joint meeting will be hosted by Alison Wylie in Seattle.

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  • Conference, symposium - Asia

    The Role of Women in Work and Society

    French historians are concerned by women’s history since thirty years, but studies are manly dealing with the Occident. For the ancient Near East, there is now a great deal of limited studies on women and gender history, but few syntheses. Furthermore, economic history is well represented in Assyriology, thanks to the good preservation of dozen of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work has not been much addressed. The thirty participants of this conference will examine the various economic occupations involving women, in a gender perspective, over the three millennia of Near Eastern history.

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  • Riga

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European "Art nouveau" architecture

    Art nouveau Network - Historical Lab 5

    In the framework of the project “Art Nouveau & Ecology” actions, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network organises a series of five Historical Labs with the support of the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Commission. The fifth of the series, hosted in Rīga, will explore on 5 September 2014 the following topic: Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European Art Nouveau architecture

     

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Digital Polis

    City versus digital: stakes of a project conjugated in future

    This colloquium aims at contributing to the development of understanding the social dynamics and policies that arise at the crossing point between digital concepts and contemporary urban city as a context. Considering the city as active support of a political and social space mirroring the Greek polis, this scientific event will be registered in anthropology of the relation between “city” and “digital”. Perspectives on dual aspects of this study will focus on the different concepts that characterize their relationships and the stakeholders who are involved. How are the socio-political stakes of the city built through the development of the notions of “digital city”, “smart city”, “city 2.0” or “contributory city”?

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