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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Representation

    Body, culture and identity in Lavapies, Madrid

    From the individual to the collective

    The objective of this Seminar is to stress the importance of a collaborative and participative way to understand through our senses. We want to explore connections between thinking and action in everyday city experiences, developing “in situ” actions. We consider that the knowledge of the space need space experiences. We aim to develop a collective, community exploration of the vital flow of the Lavapiés area in Madrid altering the classical relationship between artist, landscape and inhabitants. This exploration will allow the construction of an intangible map of audiovisual fragments, photo, phonographs, video art, performative actions. The direct experimentation of space helps us understand it, as well as "to perform it"; it helps us understand the aesthetic and emotional relationships we have with it. In order to get our objectives, urban artists, soundscape experts, theater groups, architects, philosopher, civil and social associations, citizens…will be invited.

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  • Madrid

    Study days - Representation

    Body, Culture and Identity in Lavapies, Madrid

    From the individual to the collective

    The objective of this Seminar is to stress the importance of a collaborative and participative way to understand through our senses. We want to explore connections between thinking and action in everyday city experiences, developing “in situ” actions. We consider that the knowledge of the space need space experiences. We aim to develop a collective, community exploration of the vital flow of the Lavapiés area in Madrid altering the classical relationship between artist, landscape and inhabitants. This exploration will allow the construction of an intangible map of audiovisual fragments, photo, phonographs, video art, performative actions. The direct experimentation of space helps us understand it, as well as "to perform it"; it helps us understand the aesthetic and emotional relationships we have with it. In order to get our objectives, urban artists, soundscape experts, theater groups, architects, philosopher, civil and social associations, citizens…will be invited.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    The Epoch of Space. State and new perspectives

    The next 8th, 9th and 10th of April it will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela the international conference "The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives", where researchers from around the world will meet to discuss the spatial turn of humanities. This interdisciplinary event will bring together geographers, philologists, historians, philosophers, and other interested disciplines to review the current state of spatial humanities, share different approaches, research methods and discuss their future.

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  • Bilbao

    Study days - Urban studies

    Regionalism, ruptures and architectural innovation

    La question de l’architecture contemporaine, d’autant plus dans les régions à forte identité comme le Pays basque, soulève un débat intemporel qui interroge les historiens de l’architecture depuis plusieurs décennies et aux quatre coins du monde. Il semble communément admis que l’architecture régionaliste, basque ou autre, implique un paradoxe apparemment insoluble opposant les ambassadeurs de la modernité et du progrès aux tenants de la tradition et de l’identité, comme si les uns et les autres étaient fondamentalement antinomiques et absolument incompatibles. Or, cette analyse réductrice correspond à une interprétation empreinte des clichés du modernisme et du traditionalisme qui ne reflète pas la réalité où, plutôt qu’elles ne s’affrontent, coexistent et parfois se confondent divers partis esthétiques et influences géographiques.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Call for papers - Representation

    The epoch of space. State and new perspectives

    For centuries, the study of time was one of the main academic interests in the field of Humanities. However, in the second half of the 20th century, most scholars and philosophers shifted their focus to the question of space. The interest in studying this in the field of the arts has increased significantly in recent years, and is especially noticeable in the case of literary creations.The growing influence of ecocriticism and geocriticism is especially noticeable in digital humanities. The bridges recently built between these fields are already proving to be productive, as they have led to the development of new tools, approaches, and methodologies, such as deep mapping techniques and the spatial humanities. How have the disciplines evolved in recent years? Do we need to redefine the key concepts regarding space and place? Has our relationship with territory changed? Have we produced new ways of inhabiting space?

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  • Madrid | Mexico City

    Call for papers - America

    Violence in the Americas - American Studies doctoral and post-doc study day, 2018

    Journées des jeunes américanistes 2018

    L’extrême violence qui sévit aujourd’hui en Amérique latine peut-elle constituer un observatoire privilégié des phénomènes de violence à différentes échelles spatiales et temporelles ? La « violence de rétribution » (Beik, 2007) des subalternes en demande de justice peut s’opposer à la « violence légitime » de l’Etat (Weber, 1998 [1971]), à la « violence symbolique » (Bourdieu, 2012) des institutions, ou encore à la violence structurelle des rapports d’oppression de classe, de genre et de race. L’objectif sera de proposer une démarche pluridisciplinaire de l’étude de la violence – trop souvent cantonnée à des champs disciplinaires – ainsi que d’identifier les problématiques permettant de penser l’intrication des différentes échelles d’analyse.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities

    III Mid-Term Conference Of The Urban Sociology Research Network 37 Of European Sociological Association In Madrid (Spain), Uned

    It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but also accumulate and reflect significant problems. We need to recognise the complexity of economic, political, social, cultural and environmental mechanisms, which strengthen existing inequalities and add a great deal of uncertainty to life in cities and urban spaces of the globalised world. We want to gain a better understanding of the impact and consequences of inequality and uncertainty on the urban arena as much as the responses to current challenges in terms of  both informal and institutional practices.

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  • Girona

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Cathedrals and Mosques: Building Urban Memories and Landscapes in Southern Europe (12th - 14th centuries)

    This international conference will discuss interdisciplinary questions regarding the importance of cathedrals and mosques in the definition of memory and urban landscape in the medieval Mediterranean from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries. Our research aims at analysing the role these two buildings played in configuring the urban fabric of the Mediterranean world. One of our primary objectives is to understand how these buildings defined medieval landscape and urban space. How did they modify and condition the social and functional organisation of their urban surroundings? What architectural features contributed to their place in civic memory (decoration, architectural style and building techniques)? We are interested in the place they occupy in their cities’ urban planning and topography.

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Subalternidad y vida cotidiana en las ciudades andinas: aproximaciones desde antropología e historia

    Panel en el congreso LASA (Latin American Studies Association) 2018

    Nuestra propuesta de sesión para Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2018 se propone crear un espacio de contacto y diálogo entre investigaciones que aborden desde una perspectiva etnográfico-antropológica o micro-histórica las realidades urbanas en el área andina, evidenciando cómo el estudio de la vida cotidiana, de las prácticas de memoria popular, y las lógicas de creación de subjetividades subalternas permiten considerar de manera diferente el fenómeno urbano, a través de sus múltiples variaciones. 

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  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Call for papers - History

    Ports et Développement

    V International Colloquium Of The Governance Of The Atlantic Ports (XIVth-XXIst Centuries)

    El objetivo del coloquio es estudiar los puertos desde un punto de vista holístico. Por un lado, se pretende analizar los puertos en tanto que materia de estudio con entidad propia y factor de modernización cultural, socioeconómica, política y tecnológica del área donde se insertan. Por otro, se propone abordar las conexiones entre los puertos atlánticos, los cuales han facilitado los intercambios de mercancías, personas, agentes biológicos o corrientes culturales a través del Océano.

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  • Lima | Madrid

    Call for papers - America

    Espacios y lugares de los conflictos

    Jornadas de los jóvenes americanistas, JJA 2017

    Las Jornadas de los jóvenes americanistas es un evento organizado por y para universitarios que se encuentran en el inicio de su carrera de investigación, con el fin de proponer un espacio de discusión interdisciplinaria e internacional, abierto a las diferentes disciplinas y metodologías de las Ciencias Sociales y Humanas. Las octavas JJA, Espacios y lugares de los conflictos, se desarrollarán en forma simultánea en Lima, los días 3, 4 y 5 de julio de 2017, y en Madrid, los días 3 y 4 de julio de 2017. Esta edición será una oportunidad para establecer nuevos puentes de reflexión científica y de colaboración entre América Latina y Europa.

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  • Granada

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Challenges of Cultural Diversity in Europe and the Arab World

    The era of globalization arises numerous challenges to accept plurality, differences and management of cultural diversity, especially, with the return of the ingredient of culture to the field of political action in a context in which culture has a central role in the post Cold War world. Globalization has tried to widespread certain values, practices and cultural expressions, whereas in numerous Arab and Western countries, refuge has been sought in cultural singularity and identity. Therefore, cultural factors have had their impact in the design of national, regional and international policies.

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Innovation, creativity and culture: outline of a new socio-economic post-crisis model

    This International Conference, open to all researchers and practitioners, will serve as the closure of the research national Spanish project Innova. This coordinated project combines different disciplinary and territorial sensitivities addressing the complex problem of the socio-economic model for the Spain in the aftermath of the economic crisis, through the perspective of innovation, creativity and culture.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Littératures grises et pouvoirs : méthodes et pratiques

    Le pouvoir emprunte bien souvent des itinéraires sous-jacents, cachés, inconsistants. En deçà de ses manifestations visibles, en deçà des discours officiels élaborés dans des formes codifiées et institutionnalisées, bien avant qu’elle ne s’énonce ni ne s’annonce en tant que telle, en théorie comme en pratique, toute forme de pouvoir est le résultat de multiples processus d’élaboration. Dans des mesures variables selon les époques et les lieux, ces travaux de l’ombre ont laissé des traces dans les archives d’État ou dans d’autres fonds. Nous aimerions orienter notre réflexion non pas vers la définition théorique d’un pouvoir en tant que tel, visible et identifiable, mais au contraire vers la mise en lumière de la multiplicité de ses expressions indirectes. Cette journée d’études a donc pour objectif d’articuler une réflexion transdisciplinaire sur la production des discours qui conduisent à la mise en récit du pouvoir. L’histoire, la géographie, l’urbanisme, la sociologie, l’anthropologie ou encore la philosophie doivent être associées à une entreprise de réévaluation des possibilités épistémologiques offertes par les « littératures grises ».

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Global Cities and Cosmopolitan Dreams

    Part of the Research Program on: Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self, 1st International Symposium

    This project is interested in exploring the changing ideal of the city, exploring its ideological foundations, its physical construction, its social and political significance, its aesthetic value and its metaphorical meaning.

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  • Valencia

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Supplying and financing the court

    Economic relations between Iberian courts and urban societies at the end of the Middle Ages

    Ce colloque international organisé les 27-28 novembre 2014 à l'Universitat de València par Alexandra Beauchamp (U. Limoges, EA 4270-CRIHAM), Antoni Furió (U. València), la Casa de Velázquez (EHEHI, Madrid) et l'Universitat de València, se propose d’examiner les relations entre la cour et la cité qui l’héberge, entre les cours royales ou nobiliaires d’une part, et les citadins d’autre part, en terme d’approvisionnement et de financement, dans la Péninsule ibérique, aux deux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge. Il s'agit de mieux cerner les conditions économiques nécessaires pour que la cour puisse s’installer dans une ville, l’impact de la présence des cours sur la vie économique urbaine, la contribution des villes au train de vie fastueux des cours, ainsi que la concurrence ou les antagonismes au niveau économique, si ils existent, entre le monde curial et le monde urbain, ou entre les différentes villes.

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  • Nájera

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    The commons in the european medieval city

    This Academic Meetings seek to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of medieval studies. Each conference has one particular special thematic strand on an area of interdisciplinary study in a wider context. The topic of this year is about ‘The commons in the european medieval city’. We will analize: the terminology of urban popular groups: Commons, people, community, etc. ; levels of fortune ; the social and geographical mobility ; work and social identity ; political participation ; urban revolts.

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  • Tarragona

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Ensembles résidentiels fermés

    Vingt-cinquième conférence du réseau European Network for Housing Research

    Cities all over the world are witnessing the spread of residential developments of private neighborhoods in a variety of forms: Gated Communities, common interest developments, private subdivisions, lifestyle communities, etc. These types of neighborhoods had once been the home of the rich and wealthy, but have recently encountered a large base of customers from within the general public.

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  • Barcelona

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Desertions, Counter-movements and Forced Mobilities in the Contemporary City

    First International Conference on Anthropology of Urban Conflict

    Social conflict is inherent in urban society in general. Social conflict is a historic constant that makes cities the epicenter of revolt in all of its forms. Despite our attempts to systematically classify the varied logics that lay behind existing disparate scales of uprising, e.g. large mass movements, small groups organized around blueprint actions, or individuals that quietly rebelled with daily contempt, to date it has not been possible to bring them all under a common systemic defiance. Political movements vs. social movements, peaceful vs. violent actions, organization vs. spontaneity, etc., these are old dichotomies overcome by the force of the present situation. So, how does conflict come about in contemporary cities? The varied kinds of agitation featured in the current crisis are a good example of the different types of rebellion against public order, the norms that sustain it, and the authorities that implement them. From a demonstration against government cuts to apolitical graffiti somewhere on the urban fringe, from insubordination against mortgage repossessions to the refusal to pay for the use of public transport, from symbolic happenings performed in public spaces to the defense, at any cost, of squatted housing, of neighborhood resistance against evictions or of the opposition to identification raids on undocumented migrants.

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  • Valencia

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Diverciudades: visiones urbanas de lo cotidiano / Diver-cities: urban visions of daily life

    Culturas en itinerancia / Cultures on the move

    Ce colloque international envisage d’approfondir la problématique sociale et culturelle de la diversité comme supposé idéal et axe central des sociétés occidentales, aujourd’hui en crise, selon une perspective comparatiste et panhumaniste. Nous nous interrogerons, grâce à de nouvelles perspectives et à de nouveaux arguments fondés sur les apports théoriques de l’anthropologie et de la sociologie, sur la notion de « quotidienneté », si présente de nos jours mais ayant connu un grand essor à partir des années 1950 (Henri Lefebvre) et surtout pendant les années 1980-90 (Marc Augé, Michel de Certeau, Michel Maffesoli, entre autres). Cependant, les rapides mutations contemporaines des mondes urbains – fortement marquées par la crise économique, l’ébranlement des principes éthiques occidentaux et le recul des droits de l’Homme, les phénomènes des migrations et de la mondialisation, liées à ce que l’on a convenu de nommer la « société de la connaissance » – ainsi que les réflexions épistémologiques qui ont remodelé les sciences humaines et sociales durant ces dernières décennies, nous invitent à revisiter les objets textuels, artistiques et iconiques, témoins de ces nouveaux us et coutumes, de ces gestes et ces manières de faire, de ces rites et ces pratiques, constitutifs de notre complexe quotidienneté urbaine.

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