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  • Call for papers - History

    Class, Work and Revolution

    Class, Work and RevolutionTwenty-Sixth Annual North American Labor History ConferenceWayne State University,  October 21-23, 2004The Program Committee of the North Ameri

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  • Los Angeles

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Collecting across Cultures in the Early Modern World

    The conference organizers invite proposals for papers examining aspects of collecting as a global and transcultural phenomenon in the period ca. 1450 to ca. 1850.

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  • London

    Conference, symposium - History

    The crisis of the Absolute Monarchy

    Conference in honour of William Doyle

    Réunissant une équipe internationale d'historiens spécialistes de l'Etat, de la politique, de la religion, de l'armée et de la diplomatie au XVIIIe siècle, cette conférence se propose de contribuer au débat sur les origines de la Révolution en portant son attention sur le thème de la crise de la monarchie absolue.

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  • Geneva

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    The Restoration of Artworks in Europe from 1789 to 1815

    Practices, Transfers, Issues

    Ce colloque souhaite faire le point sur une période charnière de l’histoire de la restauration des œuvres d’art en Europe, qui s’étend de la Révolution française à la chute de l’Empire napoléonien. Les communications mettent l’accent sur les échanges, les transferts et la circulation des œuvres, des praticiens et des savoirs à cette période. Sont réunis à l’échelle internationale des professionnels de la conservation-restauration, des historiens de l’art et des experts du monde des musées, tout comme de jeunes chercheurs, valorisant ainsi la diversité des approches et des compétences.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Translating Architecture

    Appel à contributions pour une journée d’étude organisée par le Centre d’histoire des Techniques et de l’Environnement (CDHTE, CNAM) et l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) : traduire l’architecture (XVIIe-XIXe siècle). Cette journée d’étude organisée le 15 décembre 2011 par le CDHTE et l’INHA fait suite à une première journée sur le même thème qui s’est tenue le 13 novembre 2010. Une troisième journée est prévue en septembre 2012. Ce cycle donnera lieu à une publication. Call for Papers: Translating Architecture (XVIIth-XIXth centuries). A conference organised by the Centre for the History of Techniques and the Environment (CDHTE, CNAM) and the National Institute of Art History (INHA). This conference, organised for December 15 2011 by the CDHTE and the INHA, follows an initial conference on the same theme that took place on November 13 2010. A third conference is planned for September 2012. The conference series will lead to a publication.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    The social before the sociological rereading 19th-century social thinking

    Thematic issue of L'Année sociologique. Guest editor : François Vatin. Volume 67 / 2017, issue 2

    It is customary to locate the birth of sociology in the final years of the 19th century. In this respect, the case of France is particularly significant, with the publication of Émile Durkheim’s The Rules of Sociological Method in 1895. Rightly or wrongly, Durkheim’s founding act, more or less transposed into the other intellectual traditions, nevertheless led the variously named schools of social thought that had preceded it - social science, social physiology, social philosophy, social physics, etc. – to be relegated to the dark ages of “prehistory”. It is not the goal of this call for papers to rehabilitate forgotten social traditions, to deny the break that occurred at the end of the 19th century or to diminish the importance of the survey in sociological inquiry. It is to reflect on the pertinence for contemporary sociology of reading the works that preceded the moment conventionally accepted as the birth of sociology.

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  • Vienna

    Call for papers - Economy

    The central bank balance sheet in a long-term perspective

    How to construct it, how to read it, what to learn from it

    The purpose of the workshop is to gather scholars who have worked with historic central bank balance sheets to put these current debates into a longer-term perspective. We particularly welcome contributions that highlight the challenges posed by analyzing balance sheets both in a cross section and over time, notably by potentially different meanings of balance sheet categories and changes in the underlying operations.

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  • Reading

    Conference, symposium - History

    The War within: finance and morality in early-modern Europe (1630-1815)

    While many historical studies have shown that the funding of international warfare had a profound impact on institutional and economic developments, less work has been done on the ways in which European polities responded to the "War within" that pitted those who benefited from war expenditure against those who paid for the military effort. A series of case studies on Spain, Venice, the Dutch provinces, the Austrian Low Countries, Prussia, France, Britain and Sweden will analyse some of the conflicts that arose when the needs and methods of financing war met social demands for morality and accountability. These are fundamental questions that still resonate and have relevance today as governments and societies try to move on from the Global Financial Crisis.

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  • Ariel

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Jewish Perceptions of the Revolutionary Transition (1789-1814)

    World Congress of Jewish Studies

    We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies focused on Jewish perceptions of the revolutionary period in Europe (1789-1814). Our goal is to generate a discussion about Jewish responses to the French revolutionary transition and emancipatory paradigm in the European broader context, as we believe that Jewish sympathies and resistances should be reconsidered from a multidisciplinary perspective involving political as well as cultural, religious, social and economic issues.

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  • Norwich

    Call for papers - History

    Europe and the East

    Self and Other in the History of the European idea

    Throughout the centuries, Europe has constantly defined and imagined itself in opposition to or in conjunction with the East. From Montesquieu and Boulanger’s Oriental despotism to Marx’s Asiatic mode of production and twentieth-century fears of Soviet aggression, intellectuals, writers, and politicians have conceived of Europe as the place of liberty and progress in opposition to ‘its’ East. Such ideological creations and clichéd attitudes continued into the twentieth century, when during the Cold War Europe was once more identified with the free and ostensibly more advanced western half of the Continent. It is the aim of this international and interdisciplinary conference, to bring the ‘East’ back in, i.e. to shed light on its role and significance, as a geopolitical and geo-cultural notion, in defining discourses and images of Europe from the seventeenth century onwards.

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  • Naples

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Credit. Trust, solidarity, citizenship (14th-19th century)

    IV seminar of doctoral studies history and economy in the Mediterranean countries

    The objective of the seminar will be to understand the importance of intense credit activities at all levels of society, both in urban and rural areas over the long term, from consumer microcredit to the specific problem of the foundation of the Monti di Pietà in the various regional typologies, and to the forms of solidarity credit that, over the centuries, gave rise to more modern forms of banks.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Contextualizing bankruptcy

    Publicity, space and time (Europe, 17th to 19th c.)

    Although bankruptcy is a rather exceptional situation in the life of a merchant, it has explanatory power for routines of economic stakeholders. Considering the long, non-uniform and unsteady transition from merchant capitalism to industrial and financial capitalism, we suggest to start a dialog between modernistes and contemporanéistes. The workshop focuses on the various forms of contextualizing business failure and puts forward three major research axes: Covering and uncovering/secrecy and publicity; economic space and area of jurisdiction; temporal narratives of (in)solvency.

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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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