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  • Nice

    Call for papers - Language

    "Chatterbox scribblers"? Women in journals (1918-1968-2018)

    « Il est connu que la femme est bavarde et écrivassière ; elle s’épanche en conversations, en lettres, en journaux intimes. Il suffit qu’elle ait un peu d’ambition, la voilà rédigeant ses mémoires, transposant sa biographie en roman, exhalant ses sentiments dans des poèmes [...] « Les femmes ne dépassent jamais le prétexte », me disait un écrivain. C’est assez vrai. Encore toutes émerveillées d’avoir reçu la permission d’explorer ce monde, elles en font l’inventaire sans chercher à en découvrir le sens ». Le jugement quelque peu sévère que Simone de Beauvoir émet dans Le Deuxième Sexe contredit ce qui s’est passé en réalité, et cela a été souligné à maintes reprises : les femmes ont beaucoup écrit et, parmi les formes d’expression qu’elles ont investies, il y a l’écriture dans les revues. « Je parlerai de l’écriture féminine : de ce qu’elle fera », écrit Cixous dans Le rire de la Méduse, et c’est bien de ce qu’a fait l’écriture féminine dans et de la presse périodique (journaux, brochures, revues, etc) que nous entendons parler et faire parler dans ce colloque, en nous intéressant aussi bien à l’analyse des formes de créations artistiques, qu’à l’appréhension du discours médiatique permettant par exemple de saisir les modes de construction du genre.

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  • Mestre

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    History is a common good

    4th National Conference of the Italian Association of Public History

    In line with the Italian Public History Manifesto, approved after our association’s meeting in Pisa in June 2018, AIPH intends to contribute to the affirmation of a greater awareness of the value of historical knowledge, an essential resource for understanding the present, planning of the future and exercising full citizenship. The 4th AIPH National Conference of Venice-Mestre will create new opportunities for discussion and reflection between those who work with the past. The conference will examine ways in which history is present in society today, from universities to public places, in schools and learning institutions, in high and in popular culture and, finally, in the daily life of our communities.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Law, ethics and fieldwork: how are research practices changing?

    In the analogue era, legal rules were not always known, their interpretation was limited to the question of copyright or respect for the privacy of persons recorded in interviews, and anonymization seemed to be the answer to all outstanding questions. On the contrary, the digital era has given rise to a real reflection on these issues, challenging some of the working methods on the ground. From now on, in addition to the new rules brought by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), researchers must know how to implement a data management plan or when to inform Data Protection Authorities such as the CNIL (French National Commission of Informatics and Liberty) about methods used to process personal data. They must also take into account the following issues: how to reference witnesses and recordings, what are the rules of long-term preservation, historical exception or data destruction… Can the researcher make an informed decision while on fieldwork while being fully aware of the rights, duties and on consequences of their corpus creation, the constraints on exploitation, dissemination or transmission? What consequences could this have on the gathering, archiving and process of return to the informants?

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  • Call for papers - Language

    The anomaly in question(s)

    TRANS- 26 (2020)

    Of all the imaginative freedoms literature has to offer, the anomaly is certainly the most radical tool that fiction can exploit. However, the anomaly has often been described as a voluntary or involuntary infraction of norms and rules, and this concept has been linked to the “abnormal”. For a long time, the terminological confusion that resulted has hindered a precise reflection on the intrinsic characteristics of the concept of anomaly. Which framework can be designed for these irregularities? How can one build a discourse that preserves the singularity of the “deviation” that the anomaly opposes to norms and normality, without confusing it with the “abnormal”? How does the anomaly violate social, psychological and/or artistic parameters and established frameworks? How does it challenge the reader’s traditional patterns of reception and which new fields does it open to them?

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Mountains and the collective management of the commons: influences and interactions

    Ancestral collective ownership systems linked to village communities, sprouted from feudal law, used to correspond to an agrarian economy that was generally needed for self-subsistence (feeding). This economy gradually deteriorated for a variety of interconnected reasons. Nonetheless, these systems have managed to survive over time, which is rather surprising. Their presence is still strongly felt in rural areas – mainly in mountain regions (France, Italy and Switzerland, in particular). In a contemporary context of agricultural decline, the disappearance of landscapes, declining allocations from the state to communes and the urgent need to preserve natural resources and stimulate rural areas, one has to ask which roles these communities can play to develop the mountain territories in a sustainable way.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Caging the sky: art, history and anthropology of aviaries

    Deeply rooted in the long history of technology, architectural construction, and the domestication and acclimatisation of animal species by humans, aviaries are an interdisciplinary research subject offering multiple approaches for studying both past and present bonds, connecting societies to their environment, to explore the place of birds in the collective imaginary, but also to appreciate the originality of works or constructions that were conceived in order to  represent, signify or house animal life. They make a spectacle of the flight of birds for the external observer and tend to celebrate the captivity of animals as a state of “semi-freedom”.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Representation

    In/visible: representation, discourse, practices, “dispositifs”

    Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

    How is the materiality of the visible world inscribed in its cultural representations? What are the more or less visible actors and mechanisms in the genesis of a cultural artefact? Should the visible / invisible binomial be considered as an anthropological constant or as the effect of a certain epistemological constellation? To what extent does visibility coincide with power and, therefore, how should one represent the in/visible? These are just some of the questions that cultural studies, in their innate interdisciplinarity and methodological heterogeneity can formulate with respect to the issue.

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  • Lausanne

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Mountain „global“: a comparative history of natural sciences about mountains, 16th to 19th centuries

    Since the renaissance research on the indigenous nature in mountains regions has experienced a major boom. After the discovery of America, the Spanish crown started to claim „relaciones” (reports) from sailors, as well as from local officials, to gather information about the nature and people of the newly discovered territories. The case studies of the conference IGHA 2020 focus on the natural history research in mountainous regions from 16th to 19th century and emphasize these three aspects: The actors, objects and practices; Circulation of knowledge ; Periodization.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Representation

    In the shadow of the masters: "secondary" artists in peinture, sculpture and architecture (12th-19th century)

    The essential locus of the workshop has to be enquired into. How is a workshop organized? Which role is given to each of its members? From preparing colours to realising some parts of the painting, from building a mould to pouring liquid bronze into this casting mould, or from drawing a project to managing a work site, which evolution and which autonomy can students benefit from regarding their masters? Vasari has revealed a progressive vision of Art History, which still prevails in the discipline: students are inevitably ending up overstepping their master (Michelangelo and Ghirlandaio) or outshining their father (Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro Bernini in the 17th century). But what about those who were not taken on and those who remained unskilled workers in their lifetime? Was their role really secondary? The ways and means of these artists’ dependence and emancipation regarding their masters, their model, or their technique has to be addressed.

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  • Cagliari

    Seminar - Europe

    Research perspectives for ecolinguistic categories in Tunisie and surrounding countries

    First Italian study day of Maghrebi dialectology

    L'université de Cagliari (Sardaigne, Italie) consacre une journée entière, le jeudi 16 mai 2019, à la dialectologie maghrébin e: douze interventions portant sur la situation linguistique de la Tunisie, de l'Algérie, du Maroc et de la Sicile musulmane.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Interactions in Romance languages: linguistic specificities and multimodal practices

    Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée, the Swiss applied linguistics bulletin, issue no.111 (summer 2020)

    The purpose of this special issue is to present current works and unexplored aspects on interactions in Romance languages. In particular, it will collect original multimodal studies of interactions in Romance languages (L1 or L2, monolingual or plurilingual), in various contexts (ordinary conversations, interactions in commercial settings, health care, classroom interactions and so on).

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  • Paris | Grenoble

    Call for papers - History

    1969-2019 – fifty years of "Autunno caldo": between historiography, heritage and testimony

    Ce colloque envisage de donner, cinquante ans après les événements, une lecture historique de ce qu'on pourrait appeler le « secondo biennio rosso italiano » (1968-1969) et d’analyser les changements profonds, aux niveaux théorique, philosophique, politique, économique et juridique, survenus grâce aux luttes de l’époque pour améliorer les conditions de vie et de travail des ouvriers. On envisagera également la question de l'« héritage » de cette époque. Que reste-t-il aujourd'hui des luttes, des revendications, desformes d'organisation qu'il a vu naître ou s'affirmer ?

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Truth and falsehood during the Renaissance

    Thanks to the coming of an information society and the rise of new media capable of spreading knowledge, our time is often described as a “post-truth” era. Could have any similar ambiguity been present in early modern Europe? Following the political and religious turmoil which marked the Renaissance period, together with the renewal of theorical and technical knowledges, a whole new range of relations between truth and falsehood was established, thus producing a crisis of the current “regimes of truth” which this PhD conference aims to investigate. This two-day long PhD conference aims to encourage new, reflections, debates and to raise new questions about the ever-complex relation of Truth / Falsehood in the Renaissance period, while focusing on their epistemological context.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Exhibition design

    Aujourd’hui, à un moment où le design d’espace est appelé à répondre à la complexité de multiples réalités sociales, il nous paraît urgent de revenir à l’interrogation du potentiel heuristique d’une telle discipline. À l’égard de lectures interdisciplinaires, qui insistent sur la transversalité des langages hétérogènes, et sur l’exploration de nouvelles définitions spatiales, ce colloque vise une mise en perspective, historique et contemporaine, de divers cas d’études, capable de mobiliser une relecture critique des modalités de mise en espace contemporaines.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Contexts, forms and the reflection of censorship

    Creation, reeception and cultural canons between the 16th and 20th centuries

    L’enjeu de ce colloque est d’explorer les différentes formes de la censure dans la littérature et les arts. Le colloque portera essentiellement sur les formes indirectes de censure, et sur les relations qu’elles entretiennent avec l’histoire de la réception, la constitution d’un canon, et la genèse des œuvres.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Leonardo and Antiquity

    Conference at Hadrian's Villa

    To mark the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the “Istituto Autonomo Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este - Villae” (Tivoli, Rome) is organizing a conference with the theme of: “Leonardo and Antiquity”, at Hadrian’s Villa. At the dawn of the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci visited Villa Adriana, then known as “old Tivoli”. The conference in preparation intends to explore ways in which this journey influenced Leonardo's genius, also in the context of the time period and work of Leonardo's contemporaries and/or disciples. In the company of internationally recognized keynote speakers, the conference welcomes the participation of both Italian and foreign researchers and scholars who answer this call for papers, as a major focus of the conference will be to place Leonardo's trip to Tivoli within a broader cultural context. The deadline for the paper proposals is fixed at January 25th, 2019.

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  • Naples

    Call for papers - Europe

    International migrations and labour from the 70s to the present

    Since the 70s the presence of migrants in Europe, and especially in Italy, has become a structural issue and has been at the center of the public and political debate. The progressive demolition of welfare systems, the job precariousness, and new consumer lifestyles have generated different responses in terms of regulation of the admissions of foreign citizens in search of a job and their management (housing issues, access to health care, etc.). Both with regard to organization of forms of protection of immigrants in the exercise of theirs fundamental rights, especially in cases of serious discrimination and exploitation (immigrant associations, trade union action, etc.).

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Rebuilding / Restoring Rome

    The Renewal of Buildings and Spaces as Urban Policy, from Antiquity to the Present

    Everywhere in Rome, monuments are covered with ancient or modern inscriptions that not only contain the name of the original builder but also commemorate their restoration. Popes from the Quattrocento and Cinquecento who acted as urban planners, such as Sixtus IV, presented themselves as ‘restorers’, even when they were actually modernising the City. This phenomenon is not restricted to the Renaissance period: many Roman emperors already claimed to be rebuilders, such as Augustus who repaired all the damaged temples of Rome according to the Res Gestae, or Septimius Severus who was called Restitutor Vrbis on his coinage. Rome thus seems to be a city that constantly needs to be restored, rebuilt, born again. This conference aims to investigate how the notions of restoration and rebuilding were a driving force of Rome’s urban transformation throughout its history, from Antiquity to the 21st century, as well as a political program put forward by the authorities and an ideal more or less shared by the different key actors of the city.

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  • Zurich

    Call for papers - Language

    Theories and Methods for History of Translation

    In the first lines of his essay, L’épreuve de l’étranger (1984), Antoine Berman states that ‘the constitution of a history of translation is the first step for a modern theory of translation’ (Berman 1984: 12). This reflexion, after thirty years, cannot but appear prophetical: the study of translations shows us new ways because it thinks and rethinks itself through the lens of other disciplines and, most particularly, because it aims to be an integral part of Literary history.

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  • Zurich

    Call for papers - Language

    Corpus/Corpora between materiality and abstraction

    Xe Dies Romanicus Turicensis

    Dans le cadre de son 125e anniversaire, l’institut des langues et littératures romanes de l’université de Zurich organise le Xe Dies Romanicus Turicensis, qui s’adresse aux jeunes chercheurs et aux jeunes chercheuses des différents domaines de recherche en romanistique (lettres, sciences culturelles et linguistique) et offre un forum d’échange scientifique dans un contexte international.

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