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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Scholar, Activist and Passeur between America, Europe and Africa

    Foundations, Circulations and Legacies

    Trained in Classical languages (Latin and Greek), Philosophy, Sociology and History, both in the US and Europe, W. E. B. Du Bois’s intellectual inquiry into the nature of Blackness covers a wide range of disciplines, from History to Political Philosophy, from Sociology to Literature and Poetry, from Art Criticism to Musicology. The colloquium will embrace this multiplicity of approaches which characterizes Du Bois’s work and, at the same time, capture the profound unity of his thought which can be found in the analysis of the “concept of race.” Special attention will also be given to the determinant role played by W. E. B. Du Bois in the transatlantic circulation of knowledge and intellectual commerce between the US, Europe and Africa.

     

    Each of the seven sessions of the colloquium will be dedicated to the study of one dimension of the “concept of race” in Du Bois’s prolific and protean body of work:

     

    Session 1 W. E. B. Du Bois and the Struggle for Justice: Anticolonialism - Pan-Africanism – Civil Rights

    Session 2 “The Color Line” and Visual Arts

    Session 3 “The Concept of Race” in Philosophy and Literature

    Session 4 Sociology and the Questioning of Race

    Session 5 Anthropology, Philosophy and the Questioning of Race

    Session 6 Black History/ Histories

    Session 7 Jazz and “Double Consciousness”

    Session 8 W. E. B. Du Bois in the 21st Century (Panel discussion 1: Blacks in France and the US: A Comparative Perspective; Panel discussion 2: In and Out: Music between Worlds) 

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  • Call for papers - History

    The Art Market Dictionary

    De Gruyter's

    De Gruyter and the team of the Art Market Dictionary (AMD) are currently looking for authors interested in contributing to their encyclopedia project. The AMD is the first reference work providing encompassing information on commercial art galleries, dealers, auction houses, fairs and advisers in Europe, the USA and Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries. Due to appear in 2020, it will be published in print and as an online searchable database. It is edited by Johannes Nathan and supported by a number of specialized institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, or the Archives of American Art.

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  • Malakoff

    Study days - Law

    Third International Student Symposium on the History of Crime

    The International Symposium on the History of Crime is a forum for international university students to explore the understanding of issues surrounding the history of crime. The annual symposium was created to bring together doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students as well as early career academics in a friendly academic environment that facilitates discussion around history of crime issues. This Third edition will be attended by students and academics from the USA, UK and France. The symposium is deliberately broad in reach and we make every effort to draw together wide and diverse topics in order that contributors feel encouraged to participate and present their research in-progress as well as engaging and informative short papers.

     

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  • Blida

    Call for papers - Modern

    Telecollaboration in Higher Education in Language Classes

    Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons

    If telecollaboration is practiced at all levels of education, we would like to give it a broader dimension, as part of our colloquium, and to address it at the university level for the essential reason that the nature of event organized within this university, aspires to bring together colleagues around the world, around this theme, little known or practiced at the level of Algerian universities, while it has been the subject of experiments since over thirty years in Europe, America, Asia, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Geneva

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Ethnology, anthropology

    PhD positions for the research project Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS)

    The project “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS) aims to develop a systematic comparative investigation of global gang dynamics, to better understand why they emerge, how they evolve over time, whether they are associated with particular urban configurations, how and why individuals join gangs, and what impact this has on their potential futures. It draws on ethnographic research carried out in Nicaragua, South Africa, and France, adopting an explicitly tripartite focus on “Gangs”, “Gangsters”, and “Ganglands” in order to better explore the interplay between group, individual, and contextual factors. The first will consider the organisational dynamics of gangs, the second will focus on individual gang members and their trajectories before, during, and after their involvement in a gang, while the third will reflect on the contexts within which gangs emerge and evolve.

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  • Tours

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Invisible pesticides, invisible workers, invisible hazards

    International Conference on pesticides and occupational health issues in agriculture

    The aim of the international conference Invisible pesticides, invisible workers, invisible hazards is to gather researchers in humanities and social sciences from various background in order to foster collective discussions on the links between social context, methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks when dealing with occupational health issues related to pesticides exposure in agriculture.

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  • Conference, symposium - History

    Rethinking pictures

    A transatlantic dialogue

    On the occasion of the launch of Picturing, the first volume of the Terra Foundation Essays, a new publication series exploring themes of critical importance to the history of arts and visual culture of the United States, the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris, and the Terra Foundation for American Art are jointly organizing a conference to further the transatlantic dialogue about what pictures are and what they do. This conference invites speakers to reflect on the differences and convergences between the intellectual traditions of visual studies and Bildwissenschaft. Are there ways to think about pictures anew by bringing these models more closely together?  Does the move away from visuality towards the material offer possibilities for overcoming early differences between these two approaches?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - America

    The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet

    Antoine Bénézet (Anthony Benezet) né le 31 janvier 1713 à St Quentin et mort le 3 mai 1784 à Philadelphie, quaker, philanthrope et anti-esclavagiste américain.

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  • Porto

    Call for papers - Geography

    Sharing environmental data

    Issues of open environmental data in Latin America

    Le séminaire « Partager l'information environnementale » propose de dresser un premier bilan des questionnements et débats liés à la diffusion de données environnementales en accès libre, dans la perspective d'une analyse de l'impact social et territorial de ce processus d'importance croissante. Articulant études de cas de diffusion et réflexions méthodologiques sur la mesure des impacts sociaux et territoriaux, ce séminaire porte prioritairement sur l'Amérique latine, mais est ouvert à des contributions d'autres continents. Il se tiendra à Porto Alegre du 23 au 24 août 2012 (Brésil).

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Application of Lidar surveys in archaeology – some examples from France and abroad

    The commission « Theory and method in Landscape archaeology – Archaeogeography / Théorie et méthodes en archéologie du paysage / Archéogéographie » de l’UISPP and the programme « Archéologie du bassin parisien » de l’UMR 7041 Arscan Nanterre invites you to an international Workshop : « l’utilisation du LIDAR en archéologie, exemples d’études en France et à l’étranger » / Application of Lidar surveys in archaeology – some examples from France and abroad. Monday March 5, 2012 at the « Institut d’art et d’archéologie »

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  • Mont-Saint-Aignan

    Call for papers - History

    World War 2 : History, Art and Memory

    The session will be divided into three complementary sections with the aim of exploring in an original manner a historical moment—the Second World War—that is crucial for the understanding of the contemporary world. The first part of the course will be devoted to the study of Franco-American relations during the war, providing us the opportunity to revisit well-known political and military events from the perspective of American press coverage. The second part of the course will examine the war through the official War Artists' scheme launched in 1939. The third and final part of the course will approach the memory of the Second World War through films that have played a crucial role in shaping our memory of this event, from 1945 to the present day.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    French Theory: reception in the visual arts in the United States between 1965 and 1995

    Nombreux sont les artistes américains, actifs dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, à avoir nourri leur réflexion et leur pratique des apports de la philosophie, des études littéraires et des sciences sociales. À cet égard, un certain nombre d'auteurs français ont bénéficié très tôt d'un intérêt soutenu. La perspective de ce colloque sera l'étude de la réception de cette « pensée française » dans le domaine des arts visuels à partir de 1965 et jusqu'en 1995, veille d'un mouvement d'évaluation critique de l'influence de ces auteurs sur la pensée intellectuelle américaine, initiée entre autres par la désormais fameuse « affaire Sokal ».

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  • Paris

    Study days - Ethnology, anthropology

    South Asian Culture "à la barre"

    Word of experts in transnational case-law

    « South Asian Culture à la barre » est la première réunion d’une section du projet ANR « JUST-INDIA » (http://www.just-india.net) consacrée aux conflits de droit dans les cas judiciaires transnationaux. Les participants à la journée examineront comment les tribunaux de différents pays s’approprient la notion de culture lorsqu’ils sont amenés à se prononcer dans des cas impliquant des ressortissants d’Asie du Sud, et quel est le rôle de cette notion dans les procédures judiciaires correspondantes. Les exposés et les discussions seront en anglais.

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  • Villetaneuse

    Call for papers - Language

    Transferts littéraires France, Grande-Bretagne, États-Unis : circulation de romans au XIXe siècle

    Journée d'études transferts littéraires, université Paris 13, 11 avril 2008

    Cette journée d'études aura pour objectif d'examiner la manière dont certains romans (les exemples les plus connus sont ceux de Scott, Dickens, Cooper, Sue, Dumas, mais il y en a bien d'autres) ont voyagé entre France, Grande-Bretagne et Etats-Unis. On s'intéressera aux modalités des processus de transmission, ainsi qu'à la façon dont ces textes ont été adaptés aux pays d'accueil, à leur réception et éventuelle adaptation. Période concernée : 19ème siècle.

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