• Nanterre

    Call for papers - Europe

    English journeys past and present, explorations of the condition of England

    The conference will address the following hypothesis: the illustration of a certain  way of being English, of a specific English way of inhabiting and making sense of the world, were given definition and cultural force through a series of writings which record the impressions of things seen in the course of a journey dedicated to the exploration of a territory, whether the land of England  in its national extension or the more local territory of a particular community. The organizers are calling for papers which will examine a corpus of writing  proposing a first-person observations of a condition of England at various moments in the history of a territory. 

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Feeling British

    How can one assess the adhesion of individuals and social groups to the multi-ethnic and multicultural British nation of our times? Where should their identity be inscribed on the canvas  of composite identities, some of which might either be regarded as tokens of tolerance and inclusion, or be considered (by others) as potential threats for the cohesion of the nation? To penetrate the deepest strata of British identity, we propose to combine the methods of research in civilization with a multi-disciplinary approach...

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  • London

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Stages of Utopia and Dissent, 50 years on...

    15 May 1968: the Odeon theatre in Paris is occupied by students and becomes the insurgent headquarters where every night militants recount the days' action in occupied factories to an audience of people camping in the auditorium. Youth rebellion was never as mythologised as that of the French students’ fight against institutional oppression. The effects were felt across the Channel, too – but the nature of those effects was, and remains, disputed. 50 years on… where are we? What remains of autogestion and emancipatory education? What remains of theatre inventiveness and sedition? What remains of a need for participatory audiences? What remains of utopia and dissent?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Abortion in the British Isles, France and North America (Canada, USA), 19th-21st centuries

    L’année 2018 marque le cinquantenaire de l’entrée en vigueur en Grande-Bretagne de la Loi relative à l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG) le 27 avril 1968 (adoptée en 1967), l’anniversaire des 45 ans, aux États-Unis, de l’arrêt de la Cour suprême Roe vs. Wade du 22 janvier 1973, ainsi que le 25e anniversaire de l’arrêt de la Cour suprême du Canada mettant fin à des conditions très restrictives d’IVG (R. v. Morgentaler). Un référendum sur l’abrogation de l’Article 8 de la Constitution de la République d’Irlande sera également organisé en 2018 et pourrait mener à une dépénalisation de l’avortement en Irlande. Par ailleurs, le parlement britannique a décidé en juillet 2017 d’autoriser les femmes en Irlande du Nord (où la Loi relative à l’IVG britannique ne s’applique pas) à procéder à une IVG sur le sol de la Grande-Bretagne et à faire prendre en charge leurs frais médicaux (ce qui n’était pas le cas jusque-là). Un état des lieux sera donc le bienvenu afin d’apprécier en France et à l’échelle internationale (Royaume-Uni, Irlande, Amérique du Nord) l’histoire et l’évolution de l’IVG.

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