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  • Ypres

    Conference, symposium - History

    To end all wars?

    Geopolitical aftermath and commemorative legacies of the first world war

    Taking worldwide perspectives, this unique and prestigious conference brings together international specialists including Jay Winter, Nicolas Offenstadt, Carole Fink, Stefan Berger, Bruce Scates, Pieter Lagrou, Piet Chielens and many others. They will discuss and reflect upon the consequences of the new geopolitical order that came into being after the First World War, and how that war and its legacy have been remembered up to the present day.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    War as Contact Zone in the Nineteenth Century

    The workshop seeks to encourage further debate on the mechanics of encounter and transfer processes in war during the "long nineteenth century" (1789-1914). It wiil also explore how historians working on this subject can use new digital methods and impact case studies to make their findings accessible to the public. The choice of period is informed by this era’s manifold innovations in such fields as communication, mass transport, weaponry, international law and the conduct of war, which have generated fruitful dialogue on the question whether the nineteenth century set the path for a totalitarianisation of warfare or should instead be evaluated on their own terms.

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  • Oslo

    Conference, symposium - History

    Peacemaking and the Restraint of Violence in Medieval Europe (1100-1300)

    Practices, Actors and Behaviour

    In high medieval Europe, conflict took a number of different forms, from large-scale battles, such as disputes over crowns, power and lands, to more local disputes over inheritance and property. In the absence of well-developed administrative structures which could limit conflict, cultural conventions, rituals and behavioural norms evolved to moderate violence within the elite community.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Destroying Cultural Heritage in Syria (2011-2017)

    Les différents intervenants reviendront sur les destructions et déprédations de nombreux sites archéologiques et institutions muséales en Syrie intervenues depuis 2011, ainsi que sur les méthodes et moyens de documentation et d'inventaire développés et mis en œuvre pour sauvegarder ce patrimoine archéologique en péril.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945

    Anti-Jewish persecution didn’t only happen in specifically designed or transformed spaces such as camps and ghettos. It invaded spaces of everyday life in European cities: public spaces, work places and private spaces such as homes. In this landscape not only Jews and agents of persecution appear but also their immediate residential environment: concierges, neighbors, nannies, landlords, property managers, sub-tenants, local administrations, etc. These figures have an essential place in the memories of Jewish survivors. Though, so far, scholars have hardly addressed their role. The spatial turn that occurred during the last fifteen years in Anglophone Holocaust studies focused on the symbolic places of genocide. It mostly neglected apartment blocks and ordinary cities as spaces of persecution. This conference thus intends to focus on urban housing as a place for anti-Jewish persecution.

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  • Esch-sur-Alzette | Luxembourg City

    Conference, symposium - History

    The way out: microhistories of flight from nazi Germany

    This international conference will study the broad theme of the flight of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany in the 1930s and their trajectories during the war and its aftermath from multiple perspectives.

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  • Tübingen

    Conference, symposium - History

    The international recognition of States

    From Antiquity to Modern Times

    International recognition creates legitimacy for the independent existence of new, sovereign political units. On the one hand, it is a re-ordering process; on the other, it functions as a conflict-resolution mechanism within the framework of the international coping practice of crises. As a legal, political and territorial reorganization, it calls into question the various social actors and makes it necessary to mobilize scientific, technical, intellectual and / or symbolic means. The creation of a new, sovereign unity also forces the redistribution of political power and social authority. It can be the trigger of an inter-state war or a civil war, lead to territorial fragmentation, the appearance of an independent nation on the world stage, or the beginning of a long period of peace. This international colloquium seeks to explore the figure of recognition in all its historical complexity and from various points of view.

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  • Ghent

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Comics and memory

    A Nordic networks for comics research (NNCORE) conference

    “Comics and memory” is an international Nordic networks for comics research (NNCORE) conference organized at the University of Ghent from April 19-21, 2017, in collaboration with the KU Leuven, UCLouvain (GRIT), and the ACME comics research group (University of Liège). This three-day conference examines the complex relationships between comics and memory through the prisms of personal, collective, and medial forms as well as practices of remembering.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Minorities in/at war

    Between Violence and Legal Protection 1912-1923

    On 9 and 10 March 2017, the Jewish Museum of Belgium in collaboration with CegeSoma organizes  an international colloquium at the Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels). The violence perpetrated against minorities is one key issue, while their legal protection, is another. The conference tackles the period from 1912 to 1923. Lectures by historians from Europe, North America and the Middle East will be alternated with discussions. Attention will also be given to contemporary issues related to these questions.

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  • London

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited

    New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945-1949

    The Allied occupation of Western Germany after the Second World War has recently seen a revival of interest among historians. This two-day international conference will showcase new research from scholars based across the globe and provide a forum for the presentation of innovative approaches to the history of the three western zones of occupation. It also aims to stimulate dialogue between historians of the different zones of occupation and so bring together hitherto almost entirely segregated historiographies.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Civilians at stake: mass violence in Asia and Europe from 1931 to the present

    On the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II, the Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence has organized an international and interdisciplinary meeting. By bringing together key innovative specialists in philosophy, political science, law and history, the conference intends to reflect on the definition and role of civilians during mass violence. Civilians are understood here as victims of bombing or as actors resisting to ground-based mass violence. The meeting focuses on World War II as a touchstone period but also tries to assess its role in the longue durée up to the present. It takes the term “world war” literally, with special emphasis on the Asian continent, aiming at the opening of new horizons leading to more globally oriented research.

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - Language

    How to write the Great War?

    Francophone and Anglophone poetics

    L'objet de ce colloque international sera d'interroger, à travers des perspectives littéraires, historiques, stylistiques et linguistiques, les littératures de témoignage anglophones et francophones de la Grande Guerre, en éclairant les moyens que mobilisèrent les écrivains pour répondre aux bouleversements occasionnés par le conflit. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux évolutions de la langue, des genres ou encore du personnel romanesque, mais aussi à leurs permanences respectives, tout aussi instructives dans l'optique d'une saisie des enjeux éthiques, esthétiques et politiques de la période.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Psyche

    The Brains that pull the Triggers

    Paris Conference on Syndrome E

    The transformation of groups of previously nonviolent individuals into repetitive killers of defenseless members of society has been a recurring phenomenon throughout history. This apparent transition of large numbers of so called “psychologically intact”, “ordinary” individuals, to perpetrators of extreme atrocities is one of the most striking variants of human behavior, but often appear incomprehensible to victims and bystanders and in retrospect even to the perpetrators themselves and to society in general. This transition is characterized by a set of symptoms and signs for which a common syndrome has been proposed, Syndrome E (Fried, Lancet, 1997). The purpose of such designation is not to medicalize this form of human behavior, but to provide a framework for future discussion and multidisciplinary discourse and for potential insights that might lead to early detection and prevention. The Brains that Pull the Triggers, a special conference under the auspices of the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies, will bring together scientists and scholars from the human, social and brain sciences along with guests from literature, politics, and law to bear upon this tragic invariant of the human condition.

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  • The Hague

    Conference, symposium - History

    Towards a New History of World War II?

    The history of WWII has been being written for the last 70 years. Witnesses, historians, actors, writers and many others have constructed our representation of the event. How will the WWII historiography evolve in Belgium and the Netherlands? How should historians interact with memorial politics and new media? Is it still relevant to consider WWII as a separate topic for research? How do digital humanities play a role? The latter are but a small number among the many questions that will be discussed at this international congress.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Ethicomp 2014

    Liberty and Security in an Age of ICTs

    ETHICOMP 2014 (june 25 to 27) will be held in Paris at « Les Cordeliers ». The ETHICOMP conference series was initiated in 1995 by Professors Simon Rogerson and Terry Bynum. The purpose of this series is to provide an inclusive forum for discussing the ethical and social issues associated with the development and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Held every 18 months, the previous conferences have featured over 600 papers from delegates and speakers from all continents. ETHICOMP 2014 will be the first conference held jointly with the CEPE (Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiries) conference (sponsored by INSEIT - the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology). Our conferences will be hosted by CERNA.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Conference, symposium - History

    The revolutionary wave of the New Left in Latin America and Europe (1960-1990)

    The workshop seeks to open an academic dialogue about the origins, development and decline of the wave of violence of the revolutionary New Left in Latin America and Europe. It aims to favor the adoption of transnational perspectives to explore influences and links – ideological, material and personal – between organizations and revolutionary groups within and between the two continents. We especially pursue to delve into issues such as the spread of ideas and repertoires of action, the collaboration, support or solidarity between organizations, and comparative perspectives that would allow us to find possible common patterns of emergence, development and disappearance of armed groups within the wave of the « New Left ».The activity will have two parts.

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  • Leeds

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    War, Memory Amnesia: Francophone Perspectives on postwar Lebanon

    This is the first conference in the UK to bring colleagues from across the globe to discuss francophone memory cultures and has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Society for French Studies, the Institut français, SMLC and our own French subject area. Registration is open at the following site: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=480&modid=1&compid=1

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    France and the German Question, 1945-1990

    Ce colloque s'intéressera à l'un des volets majeurs de la politique étrangère de la France durant la guerre froide : la question allemande. L'attitude des diplomates et des dirigeants français des IVe et Ve Républiques vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne ayant fait l'objet de nombreux travaux au cours de ces vingt dernières années, le colloque s'attachera à faire le point sur l'état de la recherche en la matière.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Corpses and Destrcution

    First Annual Workshop of the Research Programme "Corpses of mass violence"

    This workshop addresses the first phase of the research programme “Corpses of mass violence and genocide”. In the context of mass violence and genocide, death is not the end of the executors’ work. After the abuses, the victims’ corpses are treated and manipulated in very specific ways, amounting in some cases to true social engineering; this phase is remarkably little documented in the existing research. This conference aims therefore to explore this phase of destruction, across a range of extreme situations including mass cremations, concealment, profanation, displacement or re-burials. Focused on the 20th century, the conference will seek to reevaluate the motivations, the ideological frameworks and the technical processes at work in the destruction of corpses, taking a comparative and instrumental perspective which should open to new research in mass violence and genocide studies.

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  • Paris | Péronne | Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Conflict studies and new military history

    Crossed perspectives on the war era, 1914-1945

    Depuis quelques années, les études consacrées à la guerre et aux conflits connaissent un véritable essor. Avec les « global studies » ou « histoire globale », elles occupent le devant de la scène historiographique. Ce renouveau de l’histoire militaire a pour corollaire sa transformation en profondeur tant sur le plan méthodologique que sur le plan épistémologique. Cet intérêt a également eu un impact profond sur la compréhension des deux guerres mondiales qui sont de plus en plus considérées comme constituant une période historique en soi, « l’ère de la guerre totale ». Cette université d’été veut offrir aux participants un panorama des recherches actuelles dans le domaine de l’histoire économique, sociale, culturelle et militaire des deux guerres mondiales. Elle réunit des étudiants européens de doctorat et de master 2 qui travaillent sur la thématique de la guerre au sens large et leur permet de présenter leurs projets de recherche à des spécialistes internationalement reconnus.

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