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  • Rome

    Summer School - History

    What Place for Minorities

    Spaces, Norms, and Representations (Europe and Mediterranean, 14th-19th centuries)

    Cet atelier doctoral de cinq jours permettra d’interroger la place des minorités dans des espaces et des temps divers. Alors que l’Europe n’en finit pas de se confronter à la question de la place qu’elle peut et qu’elle veut faire à des minorités extrêmement diverses (nationales, ethniques, religieuses, immémorialement implantées ou à peine arrivées, etc.), il paraît nécessaire de réfléchir aujourd’hui à la place des minorités sur la longue durée et de manière critique – c’est-à-dire, d’abord, en soumettant à une réflexion critique la notion de « minorité », trop couramment acceptée sans examen.

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  • Rome

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Governing the kingdom - the king and queen and their officers

    Angevin lands through the European perspective - 13th-15th centuries

    Cette manifestation examine une modalité essentielle du gouvernement royal, passé un seuil territorial de domination et d’éloignement de l’agent, où l’enjeu est l’effectivité de la décision : qu’est-ce qui lie l’officier en charge d’une mission spéciale, d’un territoire particulier, à la volonté royale ? Qu’est-ce qui anime l’unité d’un appareil administratif évoluant à l’échelle de vastes principautés, et surtout la maintient ? Comment tenir ses officiers ? Quels rôles jouent le gage, la solde et les rémunérations matérielles ? Par là, comment se représente-t-on l’organisation administrative et ses rouages ? Le modèle organiciste est-il là aussi à l’œuvre ? C’est la cohésion de tout appareil d’État et sa capacité à agir sur le réel qui irrigue chacune de ces interrogations.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Small Mediterranean Spaces. Islands, Presìdi and enclave

    Territorial control in the Mediterranean geopolitics of the Modern Age (16th - first half of 19th c.)

    The workshop will pay particular attention to the history of the Mediterranean of such small spaces and to the strategies adopted by the states in order to control them. The workshop aims at reconstructing a whole scenario, in which these small entities help outlining a history of the Mediterranean in which such small territories are not only included, but also assessed for their past importance.

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  • Ariano Irpino

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    The historiography of the Norman worlds (17th-21st centuries)

    Construction, influence, evolution

    The gathering organised at Ariano Irpino will examine in particular the historiographical constructions developed since the 17th century by looking at the place of the "Normans" in the "national story" of each country. It will also evaluate their influence on our knowledge of the history of the Norman worlds. What axioms have influenced the historiographical debates? Beyond their identification and classification, it is also important to understand their genealogy, their implications, their pervasiveness, their rejection and their deconstruction. The colloquium will also look to explore the orientation of a history of the Norman worlds developed from questions that go beyond national boundaries, schools and academic traditions.

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  • Cagliari

    Call for papers - Religion

    Hagnos, Miasma, Katharsis. The journey between the categories of purity and impurity in the imagination of the ancient world

    Dans le monde ancien, l’exigence d’accomplir des actes de purification, liés au besoin d’expier une faute ou d’accompagner un changement de statut, est perçue comme capitale dans beaucoup de circonstances. Les mots miasma et catharsis utilisés pour désigner respectivement la souillure et la purification, englobent de fait une dimension beaucoup plus articulée, qui se situe entre les sphères de compétence du pur et de l’impur. Les occasions qui prescrivaient le recours à des rites de purification étaient en rapport avec des phases liminaires de la vie, telle la naissance, la mort, mais aussi le mariage, ou encore avec les festivités religieuses. La mort était par exemple considérée l’une des principales sources de souillure. Le miasma qui l’accompagnait pouvait contaminer les dieux et les hommes, les vivants et les morts. Tous devaient alors indifféremment se soumettre aux rituels de purification. Les divinités elles-mêmes n’hésitaient pas à prendre les distances des individus contaminés, comme Artémis, lorsqu’elle abandonne son favori, Hippolyte, à son destin.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Political elites from Southern France and armed conflicts in the Mediterranean world from the French Revolution until nowadays

    This symposium’s purpose is to enlighten the particularity of the political culture of French Mediterranean elites, through an analysis of their reactions to armed conflicts in the Mediterranean world during the late modern era. It will mainly focus on representatives’behaviour during these conflicts. Bound to their political or religious beliefs, to geographical or cultural solidarities, their behaviour questions the way they do (or don’t) apply governmental policy, their management of the consequences of those conflicts on the territory, their personal commitment in favour of some of the protagonists, but also the political uses of those events and the footprints or lasting divisions they might have left in their wake.  

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Geography

    The Mediterranean: young people, migrations and development

    The aim of the international conference on youth, migrations and development around the Mediterranean, is to highlight the new interdisciplinary research perspectives that are currently emerging on these issues. The conference seeks to bring together members of the scientific community as well as civil society and institutional actors who are interested in the relationship between young people, migrations and development in the Mediterranean area. More specifically, its main objective is to provide a broad overview of the current state of research on three specific populations: descendants of migrants (the so-called “second generation”); children of refugees; unaccompanied minors.

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - Thought

    VIth Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics

    Facts and Values in Aesthetics: Contemporary Stakes and Approaches

    In a text entitled The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays (2004), Hilary Putnam argues convincingly against a classic opposition which does not serve philosophical reflection positively. Putnam’s analysis mostly focuses on the theory and practice of knowledge, but one can legitimately extend it to other fields, starting with that of aesthetics, which sooner or later is confronted with the question of whether one defends or rejects the dichotomy. Keeping or rejecting it implies reasons to do so, but often these reasons remain implicit, most especially in aesthetics.

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