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  • Târgovişte

    Call for papers - History

    Cold War East-West divide: conflict, cooperation and trade

    The aim of this event is to bring together established, senior and junior scholars and researchers from a variety of fields and perspectives (Cold War Studies, International relations, foreign policy, political sciences, history, economics, media studies etc.) to foster discussion on East-West contacts, whether they were characterized by conflict, competition, mistrust, trade, cooperation or compromise.

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  • Madrid

    Study days - Political studies

    Populism and neopopulism in the Atlantic world (Europe and Latin America)

    Definitions and concepts in the light of the political evolutions of recent decades

    Nous assistons aujourd'hui dans une grande partie du monde à l'émergence de nouvelles formes du politique qui, faute de mieux, sont appelées « populismes » ou « néopopulismes ». Que l'on s'intéresse à l'élection de Donald Trump aux États-Unis ou celle de Jair Bolsonaro au Brésil, ou aux régimes de Vladimir Poutine, Victor Orban, la Ligue du Nord et du mouvement Cinq Etoiles, cette évolution politique a très souvent été envisagée comme une déformation pathologique d'une forme politique qui aurait existé sous une forme « originellement pure » : la démocratie libérale. Dans ce contexte où les concepts ne servent plus qu'à nourrir l'invective, il nous a paru important de réunir des chercheuses et chercheurs de différentes disciplines et horizons afin de privilégier des analyses comparatives ou des échanges favorisant les perspectives comparatives.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Counter-enlightenment, Revolution and Dissent

    Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence / PJCV

    Reason and rational modes of thought are often seen as the bastion against the acceleration of conflict into violence and the goal of the Enlightenment tradition was, in a large part, to liberate individuals from those irrational superstitions and beliefs which were at the base of these conflicts. However, many critiques of the Enlightenment project, both historical and more contemporary, see the imposition of universal reason as itself a form violence, ignoring claims of comprehensive traditions, identity and history on the individual. The aim of this special edition of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence is to examine possible counter-enlightenment approaches to violence, conflict and conflict resolution.

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  • Bucharest

    Call for papers - History

    Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze

    Cartographies of Southeast Europe

    The Association international d’études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from the 2nd to the 7th of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe. Proposals for individual papers are welcome on various aspects of the history of south-eastern Europe cartography, from the Ottoman period to the post-communist era. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Renaissance and Early Modern maps of the Ottoman Empire, Enlightenment cartographies of Eastern Europe, the birth of national cartography, war and peace cartographies, historical and propaganda maps, national and local surveys, Cold War cartographies.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Criticisms of democracy, authoritarianism and populism in Europe

    Continuities and disruptions from the inter-war period until today

    Facing the feeling of »crisis« of democracy arising in recent years and symbolized by the rise of populist movements, there is a recurrent comparison with the inter-war situation in today’s political debate in many European countries. Is this comparison relevant to understand the specific democratic practices during both periods? Building on this question, the workshop serves as kick-off for the research program Which democracy/democracies? Reflections on the crisis, modernization and limits of democracy in Germany, France, England and Central Europe between 1919 and 1939 supported by the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA).

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Truth and fiction

    15th annual conference of the International Medieval Society

    The 15th annual conference of the International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris) is organised in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) and the Centre d’Étude et de Recherches Antiques et Médiévales (CERAM). This year on the theme of “Truth and Fiction.”

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    The concept of the State-society relationship in comparative perspective

    Doctoral Workshop

    The goal of this workshop is to bring together doctoral students at any stage in their research project (those in early stages are expressly encouraged to participate) to explore the state-society distinction/relationship as a theoretical or heuristic framework for their research. The aim is to “pool resources” in order to aid reflection on this concept and its application in research across national/linguistic and disciplinary boundaries and to increase awareness of debates and problematizations (and resources) outside of participants’ “home” culture.

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  • Call for papers - America

    Power and media, media power Insights on the Americas

    Insights on the Americas

    For its 11th issue, RITA proposes to interrogate the links between power and media in the Americas. Several areas of debate can be suggested, although they should not be considered as exclusive. Articles making a critical analysis of official media as well as opposition media, in varied historical and geographical contexts, will of course be welcome. Other articles may deal with the treatment of popular movements by the media. Critical reflections on the relationship between media and economic power are also encouraged. The Thema section can also include analysis of the current diversification of information media by focusing, for instance, on the emergence of “alternative” media on the Internet, or on the power of fake news over the construction of collective representations.

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  • Rome

    Miscellaneous information - Europe

    Creating an interactive biographical database of Italian anti-fascist volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

    Le base de données biographique et interactif des volontaires antifascistes italiens dans la guerre civile espagnole

    Présentation publique de Oggi in Spagna, domani in Italia, un projet de base de donnés biographique interactive dont le but est la reconstruction des trajectoires des environ 4500 antifascistes italiens qui ont participé à la guerre civile espagnole.

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  • Valladolid

    Call for papers - History

    Debating Francoism

    I International Conference on the Territories of Memory

    La celebración del congreso del 2017 se integra en un marco más amplio de trabajo, dedicado al estudio de aspectos como: la integración de la historia de España en el contexto europeo,  la oposición a los totalitarismos, el fomento de la democracia, el cumplimiento de los derechos humanos, la construcción  de la ciudadanía y la memoria como objeto de conocimiento. El Congreso nace de la relación y colaboración mutua entre  Les Territoires de la Mémoire Liège y Territorios de la Memoria España, se enmarca en un espacio de trabajo dedicado al estudio de los totalitarismos, los derechos humanos, la democracia como valor fundamental, el concepto de ciudadanía, y la memoria como objeto de investigación, fundamentalmente en un ámbito europeo.

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  • Antwerp

    Call for papers - History

    Subaltern political knowledges, ca. 1770- c. 1950

    During the last decades, political historians have increasingly focused on the evolution of political consciousness among the “common people” during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In that process they have often made use of all-encompassing notions such as politicization, democratization and nationalization. The conference “Subaltern political knowledges” intends to take one step back and ask a question which should precede all discussion of politicization, democratization and nationalization of the masses: what did people actually know about politics?

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Europe

    Resurfacing 1989 in the history of international relations

    11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises”

    The conference is organised by the European International Studies Association (EISA) and will be held at the Barcelona Centre for International Studies/Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona from 13-16 September 2017.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Political studies

    Student movements and (post-)colonial emancipations

    Transnational itineraries, dialogues and programmes

    This one-day conference investigates the role of student movements in individual and collective emancipations, from the struggle for colonial liberation to the challenges posed by contemporary globalisation. This conference seeks to bring these various approaches together, in order to discuss the transnational and connected history of student engagements in colonial liberations and the critical reflection on the multilateral management of conflicts in the postcolonial period. It will investigate internal and external tensions, and the reorganisation of these movements in relation to pacifism, revolutionary struggle, conflict prevention and peace making. 

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  • Cataraqui

    Call for papers - History

    History of Peacekeeping: New perspectives

    New historical studies are beginning to focus on this changing history and perspectives regarding peacekeeping’s origins, chronology, as well as its successes and failures. Current challenges to peacekeeping must lead us to rethink the place of peacekeeping in the military and political history of Canada and other nations in this distinct military and diplomatic endeavour.

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  • Nantes

    Conference, symposium - Law

    Theological Foundations of Modern Constitutional Theory: 16th-17th Centuries

    Fondements théologiques de la théorie constitutionnelle moderne : XVIe-XVIIe siècles

    This conference aims to assemble different studies laying bridges between modern constitutional theories and theology from the perspective of intellectual history. Though modernity of law and politics has been usually accounted in the context of Reformation, the paper-givers’ approaches to the question will not be restricted in any confessional perspective, Protestant or Catholic. For, whatever the word ‘theology’ may have connoted in the time of religious confrontations, theoretical attempts to legitimize human rights and political authority at those days can be regarded as part of the general current of philosophical investigations, in a new manner and with different foci than ever, into the concept of justice with reference to that of God.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Modern

    Defeating impunity, promoting international justice

    The Belgian Experience (1870-2015)

    This conference seeks to discuss the Belgian record of engagement with international law and justice and to put this national experience in international perspective. It specifically questions the way in which the judiciary dealt with gross violations of international law in the wake of war and how legal actors responded to the challenges of an emergent and developing set of international laws, from 1870 to 2015. 

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Modernist Emotions

    The second international conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies

    In continuation of the society’s inaugural conference on Modernist communities, we now propose to explore the debate over emotions in the Modernist era. We hope to foster reflection and discussion that will go beyond the paradox of a passionately anti-emotional Modernism towards a reconsideration of the large extent to which Modernism attempts to channel, remotivate, and revalue the power of emotion.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    How do we globalize the long eighteenth century?

    Quelle globalisation pour le long XVIIIe siècle ?

    Every student of the 17th or 18th century encounters in his or her own way the global historical dimensions of the more or less ‘domestic’ (provincial, national) subject being addressed. For decades, perhaps, many of us ignored these ramifications, which among other things were hard to treat because we are generally hardpressed to bring to such subjects the kind of specialized knowledge we are used to. (There are of course exceptions, involving colleagues who consciously adopt a global approach, e.g. Atlantic studies, though even these are no doubt truncated in different ways.) In all, the global was not an ‘aporia’ of our studies, so much as something more or less difficult to draw into the discussion and, in that sense, an ‘impensé’. 

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  • Saint-Denis | Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Cold War and Entertainment Television

    An essential dimension of the Cold War took place in the realm of ideas and culture. A great deal of work, for example, has been done on cinema, especially with regard to the United States although other nations, both East and West, have received increasing attention. But with certain noteworthy exceptions (primarily in the areas of science fiction and espionage series) relatively little has been done on this subject in relation to television. Yet, television was a technology and popular cultural form that emerged during the Cold War. This project hopes to rectify that absence by providing a forum for examining the impact of the Cold War on entertainment television. We intend to underline the comparative aspect by studying programs from both blocs – without forgetting, of course, the outsize impact of American television.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Debt, Democracy, Citizenship: A Political History of public debts

    Europe, United States, since the late 18th century

    Organized as a workshop, this symposium aims to explore the public debt as the locus for political debates and conflicts. It brings together case studies analyzing aspects of the link between politics (especially in its social or participative dimensions) and the indebtedness of states. The discussions will help shed new light on such central concepts, for our understanding of the modern political world, as sovereignty, citizenship, democracy, and solidarity.

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