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  • Berlin

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    The imagined woman in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Interdisciplinary perspectives

    With a decidedly interdisciplinary agenda, and focusing on Medieval and Early Modern Europe, this conference investigates the image and imagery of women, as well as the concepts attached to both. In suggesting an approach capable of integrating diverse aspects, its aim is to complement the research so far, which has tended to focus either on historical studies concerning influential female individuals and writers, or on works scrutinizing the literary imagery relating to women.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Thought

    Simbolo, mito e «modernità» dell’antico nella Letteratura italiana e nelle arti dal Rinascimento ai giorni nostri

    III congresso internazionale di studi ermeneutici

    Quello della «Modernità simbolico-mitologica dell’antico nella Letteratura italiana e nelle Arti» è un filone ermeutico interdisciplinare, che si avvale della storia delle religioni antiche e delle sue fonti come precipua chiave di decifrazione di opere sia letterarie sia artistiche di tutti i tempi: opere semanticamente oscure ed enigmatiche perché – insospettabilmente per la gran parte dei lettori – sono state concepite dai rispetivi autori in prospettiva cripto-pagana, avvalendosi pertanto di concetti e di fonti prelevati dalle antiche religioni pagane, sia mediterranee sia non mediterranee, o dalle eresie del cristianesimo e delle altre religioni (argomenti, questi, nel complesso di norma poco conosciuti sia dai letterati sia dagli studiosi di discipline artistiche).

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Science studies

    Séminaire de l'Institut des sciences de la communication (ISCC) (2016-2017)

    Lancé en 2010, le séminaire de l’ISCC est axé sur les sciences de la communication, les industries et l’ingénierie des connaissances, le développement des controverses et le rôle de l’expertise scientifique, l’épistémologie comparée et, plus largement, les rapports entre sciences, techniques et société. Cette rencontre est ouverte aux chercheurs, enseignants, étudiants, journalistes et professionnels que motivent les enjeux de la communication et vise à affûter les problématiques, à susciter le débat et à développer les échanges interdisciplinaires entre personnalités de formations et d’horizons différents.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Thought

    “Barbarians” in ancient civilizations

    The “barbarian” seems to be a widespread notion in the ancient world and beyond. Pre-modern civilizations such as China, the Middle East, Greece, Rome, Islam and Medieval Europe either employ words like barbaros or use different strategies to express “otherness”. It is thus possible to discuss this notion from the perspective of comparative or Kulturtransfer studies. This workshop brings together specialists of different ancient, medieval and modern cultures who will address questions like: “What does “barbarian” mean? Under what circumstances did such a notion arise? What are the implications for the self-definition and ethnic identity of the societies in question?” The discussions will enable a critical approach to existing concepts such as imperialism, colonization, acculturation and cultural transfers.

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  • Lille

    Call for papers - History

    (De)constructing Digital History

    dhnord 2017

    The rise of digital history is in general perceived as the phase defined by the democratization of the personal computer technology, network applications and the development of open-source software. However, specific disciplinary objects, sources and approaches continue to be present within the connected use of methods and tools that takes place under the digital humanities big tent. A typology of digital history projects identifies three main fields: academic research, public history, and pedagogy projects, of which the last two categories are considered particularly specific to historians within the digital humanities field. We therefore propose to address digital history through this triple spectrum: academic research, public history, and pedagogy, in order to trace continuities and transformations in history as a discipline; and contribute to explore the broader digital humanities field through this case study.

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  • Béja

    Call for papers - Geography

    Tourism - the phenomenon and its socio-economic consequences

    Le mot tourisme possède deux sens : l’acte de voyager pour des raisons non lucratives et l’activité économique correspondante. Les dictionnaires français du XIXe siècle soulignent les caractères de « curiosité » et le « désœuvrement » qui sont le propre des touristes. Au XXe siècle, les institutions internationales complètent la définition en ajoutant le critère du temps. Le tourisme ne peut naître et se développer que si diverses conditions sont réunies : la curiosité, le goût de la découverte et le dépaysement ; des ressources permettant de financer cette curiosité ; du temps libre pour pouvoir quitter temporairement la résidence habituelle ; des moyens de transport et d’hébergement.

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  • Nantes

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    The challenge of uncertainty

    Ce colloque pose les questions suivantes : qu’est-ce que décider sans bases solides, dans la complexité et dans le flou ? Qu’est-ce qu’agir sans confiance pré-établie en des institutions, en l’absence de normes stables ? En quoi la précaution, la prudence, la souplesse, la réversibilité deviennent-elles des ressources facilitant (et des contraintes limitant) la décision et l’action ? En quoi l’instauration de formes diverses de délibération aide à affronter des dilemmes insolubles ? En quoi la sagesse pratique ou la réflexivité peuvent servir de principe de guidance de l’action ? La liste des interrogations n’est pas close.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Reading and readings

    La próxima jornada de estudios de PILAR (Prensa, Impresos, Lectura en el Área Románica) se dedicará a la lectura y al lector. La lectura experimenta un cambio profundo con la emergencia de las nuevas tecnologías y consecuentemente el lector cambia en su relación con el texto escrito. ¿Los cambios técnicos actuales serán un peligro para el impreso? Con la emergencia de la radio, ya se anunció el fin del libro y del periódico.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Post-doctoral contract: research into the digital humanities specialising in literature

    “Observatoire de la vie littéraire” (labex OBVIL)

    Le laboratoire d'excellence « Observatoire de la vie littéraire » (labex OBVIL) offre un contrat doctoral de trois ans en humanités numériques à compter du 1er septembre 2017. Le labex OBVIL réunit des chercheurs en littérature française, comparée, anglaise et nord-américaine, italienne, hispanique, et en informatique, des chercheurs en informatique et sciences dures, et des chercheurs en informatique et sciences sociales.

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  • Call for papers - Economy

    An overview of digital social innovations

    Despite their great potential to contribute to social and environmental changes, digital social innovations (DSI) remain an underresearched field. The Digital Social Innovation for Europe (DSI4EU) project provides a list of DSI, others mention them as being instrumental in the so-called “collaborative economy” or “sharing economy”, and civil society actors like OuiShare place a strong emphasis on them. However, it is clear that DSI have not yet been systematically and extensively analysed. We wish that this special issue contributes to do so, by using a three-level approach (micro, meso, macro).

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Gender and the working classes at work - the relationship between the sexes in subordinate positions

    Sociologie du travail journal special issue

    Si les processus de ségrégation sexuée des emplois sont désormais bien établis, du côté de l’étude des relations entre les sexes au travail, deux domaines restent peu étudiés. D’une part, la ségrégation sexuée des emplois a connu des mutations dans ses formes et ses degrés, et pas seulement au sein des professions les plus qualifiées. Celles-ci ont pu favoriser la ségrégation des emplois les moins qualifiés, mais on observe aussi que la mixité s’est accrue depuis trente ans dans des métiers du salariat subalterne. D’autre part, même si les hommes et les femmes occupent des emplois différents, cela ne signifie pas pour autant que les employées et les ouvriers ne se côtoient pas dans les univers de travail. Ce dossier invite ainsi à explorer les relations entre les sexes au sein du salariat subalterne dans leur diversité, en lien avec la plus ou moins grande mixité des univers de travail comme avec l’organisation du travail et les conditions d’emploi.

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  • Lisbon

    Summer School - Epistemology and methodology

    Research methods and problem-solving

    Digital humanities summer school (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas)

    The digital humanities have been largely debated and are currently a wellestablished branch of knowledge with specific departments, research centres, journals and a growing community gathered around several national and international associations. The digital humanities have a growing impact on teaching, researching and on dissemination in the humanities, and are nowadays an almost mandatory approach for new research projects and for young researchers curriculum. This summer school aims at providing concrete answers to specific needs and challenges emerging from projects carried out by master and PhD students, and post-doctoral researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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  • Lyon

    Study days - Urban studies

    Rent regulation policies in Europe (1914-2014)

    In reaction to the continuing rise of housing rents, the French government has adopted specific policies (in particular the “loi ALUR” of August, 2015), which reintroduce rent regulation. This measure is not a novelty. It has been used several times in recent history, in particular in reaction to crises: situations of war or recession. It is not a French particularity either. Confronted with situations of social or economic crises, other European countries have used similar measures. The objective of this seminar is to engage researchers from different countries (France, Great-Britain, Netherlands), and from different academic backgrounds (economics, history, sociology, urban planning) in a debate concerning the emergence, the implementation and the effects of policies of rent regulation.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Study days - Africa

    Moving Frontiers – Do and undo

    Initiée par l’École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris Cergy en partenariat avec la triennale SUD 2017 et le centre d’art Doual’art (Cameroun), « Moving Frontiers - Do and undo / Faire et défaire» est une plateforme expérimentale de recherche artistique, mobile et ouverte, qui se propose d’interroger les frontières et les territoires mais aussi de faire place aux problématiques contemporaines sur l’Afrique, la migration, la question coloniale et postcoloniale.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Law

    The use of law by social movements and civil society

    Organisé dans le cadre de l’Action de recherche concertée Strategic Litigation (2014/2019) et du research committee 47 « Social classes and Social Movements » de l’Association internationale de sociologie, ce colloque vise à : saisir la diversité et la richesse du champ de recherche que constitue désormais l’étude des usages du droit par les mouvements sociaux et la société civile et de rassembler, par-delà les frontières disciplinaires et géographiques, des analyses empiriques et théoriques inédites relatives aux usages militants du droit et de l’institution judiciaire ; promouvoir un dialogue entre chercheurs. chercheuses travaillant sur ces questions à partir de disciplines et de méthodologies différentes ; baliser le champ et établir un bilan critique de ces usages du droit ainsi que des enjeux scientifiques que pose cette évolution.

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  • Mont-Saint-Aignan

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Ethnographies and commitments

    Plural ethnographies #7

    Depuis ses débuts disciplinaires, l’ethnographie a « matière à faire » avec l’engagement ; que ce soit dans l’accompagnement historique de la phase de colonisation, dans la critique portée à son encontre ou dans la lecture des phénomènes postcoloniaux. Mais c’est aussi dans sa façon particulière d’accéder à la connaissance et aux savoirs que l’engagement est au centre de l’ethnographie, entendu au sens d’un mode d’élaboration du savoir par la transformation du visible en texte, une « écriture du voir » (Laplantine, 2005).

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  • Metz

    Call for papers - Modern

    Activism speeches in environmental controversies: social constructions, legitimisations, limitations

    Judging by their increase, envirnomnental controversies are a social phenomenon (Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport, the Sivens dam in France, or the industrialization of goldbearing mines in French Guiana, the exploitation of shale gas in Algeria, the Dakota Access Pipeline in the USA…). Each of them is based on a series of individuals who rise up and express themselves in favor of or against these projects. This symposium aims to study controversies both rhetorical process and means of publicising. We would like to observe how activists forge their discourses and argumentations, how they justify their speeches, as well as the effects of these speeches in the public arenas.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Holocaust survivors and their networks: Comparative and transnational perspectives

    The international symposium “Holocaust Survivors and their Networks: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives”, will take place at Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, June 2, 2017.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Digital platform-based employment and jobs

    A number of digital platforms (Airbnb, Deliveroo, Uber, etc.) have expanded in recent years by presenting themselves as new types of intermediaries linking end users and the suppliers of labour. The success of these new kinds of companies has intrigued the press, causing polarised debates between advocates of “the sharing economy” and critics of how “uber-isation” damages work and employment. Some of these new economic actors have become multinational enterprises within a very short period of time, generating colossal revenues, whereupon they become quickly and widely lauded as the harbingers of a new digital economy. Yet behind this supposedly innovative business model, one particularity characterising this new type of economic transaction is the fact that the suppliers or labour are often private individuals who neither earn wages nor qualify as bona fide professionals. The correct way of viewing them is as the owners of the means of labour (i.e. labour force) that they - acting in their capacity as independent contractors - either sell directly to consumers or else to other intermediaries.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    The Making of Animation

    Une industries culturelle saisie par les sciences sociales

    This scientific event aims at highlighting academic research dealing with animation as a production process and/or a socio-economic phenomenon. Designed as an opportunity for researchers to meet and exchange, it has been designed to foster connexions with the animation industry itself. In addition to thematic sessions mixing academic research and professional perspectives (in French), two keynote lectures given by Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Timothy G. Jones (UCLA) will structure the emerging discussions.

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