• Metz

    Call for papers - Modern

    Activism speeches in environmental controversies: social constructions, legitimisations, limitations

    Judging by their increase, envirnomnental controversies are a social phenomenon (Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport, the Sivens dam in France, or the industrialization of goldbearing mines in French Guiana, the exploitation of shale gas in Algeria, the Dakota Access Pipeline in the USA…). Each of them is based on a series of individuals who rise up and express themselves in favor of or against these projects. This symposium aims to study controversies both rhetorical process and means of publicising. We would like to observe how activists forge their discourses and argumentations, how they justify their speeches, as well as the effects of these speeches in the public arenas.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Holocaust survivors and their networks: Comparative and transnational perspectives

    The international symposium “Holocaust Survivors and their Networks: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives”, will take place at Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, June 2, 2017.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Digital platform-based employment and jobs

    A number of digital platforms (Airbnb, Deliveroo, Uber, etc.) have expanded in recent years by presenting themselves as new types of intermediaries linking end users and the suppliers of labour. The success of these new kinds of companies has intrigued the press, causing polarised debates between advocates of “the sharing economy” and critics of how “uber-isation” damages work and employment. Some of these new economic actors have become multinational enterprises within a very short period of time, generating colossal revenues, whereupon they become quickly and widely lauded as the harbingers of a new digital economy. Yet behind this supposedly innovative business model, one particularity characterising this new type of economic transaction is the fact that the suppliers or labour are often private individuals who neither earn wages nor qualify as bona fide professionals. The correct way of viewing them is as the owners of the means of labour (i.e. labour force) that they - acting in their capacity as independent contractors - either sell directly to consumers or else to other intermediaries.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    The Making of Animation

    Une industries culturelle saisie par les sciences sociales

    This scientific event aims at highlighting academic research dealing with animation as a production process and/or a socio-economic phenomenon. Designed as an opportunity for researchers to meet and exchange, it has been designed to foster connexions with the animation industry itself. In addition to thematic sessions mixing academic research and professional perspectives (in French), two keynote lectures given by Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Timothy G. Jones (UCLA) will structure the emerging discussions.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Political studies

    Revolution and Contemporary Forms of Critique

    Toward « Revolution 13/13 »

    This colloquium will constitute a prolegomenon to the seminar series “Revolution 13/13” that will run at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (and to the reading group that will be organized at the Columbia Global Centers in Paris) during the academic year 2017-2018. The goal will be to begin to engage a multidisciplinary and polyphonic conversation at the intersection of philosophy, of political science and law, of legal history and the social sciences and humanities, on the concept and on the practices of revolution and social change, or more broadly on the different forms that critique and political resistance can take and have taken in the contemporary world.

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  • Göttingen

    Summer School - History

    Memory and the making of knowledge in the Early Modern world

    While memory is an established sub-field within these disciplines, its themes and sources have led to an over-representation of the ancient and modern worlds, meaning that the early modern era has been comparatively neglected. The School seeks not merely to redress this imbalance, but also to explore how studies of memory and early modernity might shape one another in the future. Participants in the Summer School, which will take place between 18 and 22 September 2017, will have the opportunity to discuss the most recent research presented by leading scholars in the field, to learn or refine skills in workshops that focus on the media and techniques of memory, and to present their own work to a uniquely qualified and supportive international peer group.

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  • Marseille

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Training and employment reforms in Italy: what lessons?

    La revue Formation-Emploi souhaite publier un dossier spécial consacré aux réformes conduites en Italie en matière de formation professionnelle et d’emploi. L’ambition de ce dossier est de présenter une discussion critique des réformes transalpines relatives à la gestion des transitions professionnelles et l’accès au marché du travail.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Sociology

    Seminar of the Migrations and Societies research unit

    Ce séminaire annuel aura lieu sur le site parisien de l'unité de recherche « Migrations et société » (URMIS), une unité mixte des universités Paris Diderot et Nice, de l'Institut de recherche pour le développement et du Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Pequenas Cidades: um objeto de estudo coerente?

    Iº encontro da rede internacional «Pequenas Cidades no Tempo»

    A rede internacional Pequenas Cidades no Tempo, com o apoio do Instituto de Estudos Medievais da FCSH/NOVA, da Universidade Aberta e do Município de Castelo de Vide, organiza o seu 1º encontro, subordinado ao tema Pequenas Cidades: um objeto de estudo coerente? Convidam-se os investigadores de qualquer área científica, que se interessem pelo tema das pequenas cidades na sua historicidade ou no presente, a apresentar propostas de comunicação, de acordo com os seguintes eixos temáticos.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Political temporalities - autonomisation and the relationship to time of public actors

    Autonomisation et rapport au temps des acteurs publics

    Ce colloque vise à interroger les formes de la construction d’une temporalité politique structurante et les articulations entre la grande variété des rapports aux temps propres à chaque type d’acteurs sociaux dans le monde politique, et le temps a priori dominant du mandat électoral. Nous souhaitons interroger les hypothétiques spécificités de ce rapport au temps en politique et ses transformations dans différents types d’activité. À partir des travaux produits depuis quelques années sur les temporalités politiques, ce colloque sera l’occasion d’approfondir la compréhension de cette dimension trop souvent naturalisée des formes du gouvernement. En saisissant les temps des politiques comme objets, comme enjeux et comme marqueurs, les communications auront à cœur de renouveler nos questionnements sur les effets de la multiplicité des temps et des rapports aux temps, des rythmes, des cycles, des horizons et de leurs usages dans la mutation des démocraties contemporaines.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Sociology

    Monday talks at the Ined (2016-2017)

    De fin septembre à juin, l’Institut national des études démographiques (Ined) organise un séminaire hebdomadaire. Lieu d’échanges scientifiques pluridisciplinaires autour d’une grande diversité de questions de population, des chercheurs de l’institut ou des invités extérieurs y présentent leurs travaux qui sont discutés par un pair.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Thinking and conducting the transformation of work

    The contribution of the ergological approach and the works of Yves Schwartz

    The ergological approach intends to the co-production of knowledge with the aim of transforming work and more generally the social life. As stated by the scientific project of the Workshop, “the ergological approach, in its history and in its issues, is a priori a subject of interest for everyone, each exploring in its own way the intricacies of human life, but also anyone who wants to think about its own activity and that of others, to reconsider the ways of doing and taking action, of opening new perspectives in ways of working, acting and living”. Yet this approach, which is particularly needed nowadays, is insufficiently known and sometimes considered complex. This is the state of play at the origin of this international workshop for which this call for papers is published.

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  • Conference, symposium - Information

    Epistemological and theoretical foundations of Information – Documentation science

    A tribute to francophone pioneers

    Since its creation in 1996, the French chapter of ISKO has been grappling with knowledge organization issues. This topic has been dealt with from different angles: knowledge organization structures, tools for mediation, forms and mechanisms for knowledge disseminating and sharing. Around 60 years ago, an academic discipline called Information Science or Library and Information Science was born across the Atlantic. How has it gradually become acclimatized to the intellectual and professional world of the Francophone researchers and practitioners, their modes of thought and their institutions? What has been the contribution of these specialists and researchers to the theoretical debates and practices stemming from the ongoing development of this science?

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  • Paris

    Seminar - History

    The history and historiography of the Shoah

    Le séminaire est conçu comme un lieu de discussion et d’échange visant à familiariser aux tendances les plus récentes de l’historiographie sur la politique nazie de persécution et d’extermination des juifs. Chaque séance sera consacrée à un ouvrage récent présenté par son auteur, dans un exposé en français ou en anglais.

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Thought

    “Literary Offenses” and Other Contentious Matter

    This one-day conference will address the subject of controversial or polemical texts such as reviews, essays, letters, prefaces and/or postfaces published between 1800 and 1900 in Britain and the United States. It seeks to open fresh approaches to controversies or polemics by focusing on literature and the literary aspects of these questions. Indeed, if controversy can be defined as a debate between two or more parties with different viewpoints before an audience, studies have mainly come from the fields of social sciences and science studies, with some interest in rhetoric and/or argumentation. However, literary controversies are as important as scientific ones for the constitution of the public, democratic debate as it was shaped in Britain and in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Controversies and polemics contributed to legitimizing some literary genres; they gave publicity to new or avant-garde authors; they redefined the content and contours of the public debate.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Europe

    European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

    The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

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  • Angers

    Call for papers - America

    Centroamérica, culturas e identidades

    VIII Coloquio-taller de la Red Europea de Investigaciones sobre Centroamérica

    El VIII coloquio-taller RedISCA tendra lugar en la Universidad de Angers (Francia), el 23 y 24 de Noviembre del 2017. Tiene como objetivo principal estudiar los diferentes procesos y mutaciones que han vivido las culturas y las identidades centroamericanas teniendo en cuenta la perspectiva contextual de los nuevos retos y desafíos que debe enfrentar la región en el siglo XXI. En este sentido, se pretende revisar el pasado para comprender el presente, pensar a Centroamérica desde su heterogeneidad sin perder de vista los diferentes agentes que unen y han unido, a través de la Historia, cada una de las naciones del istmo centroamericano, sin olvidar su estrecha relación con otras esferas geográficas.

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  • Yaoundé

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Cameroonian gastronomy

    Words, practices and heritage

    Ce projet d’ouvrage collectif sur la gastronomie entend réunir des articles, en sciences sociales, dont les thèmes seront axés sur mots, les pratiques et le patrimoine de l’art culinaire au Cameroun. En raison de son statut d’« Afrique en miniature », le Cameroun regorge d’une richesse alimentaire et culinaire considérable qui mérite d’être étudiée et comprise tant il est vrai que les food studies sont balbutiants. De plus, la gastronomie camerounaise et ses ingrédients s’exportent de plus en plus, avec des noms locaux, notamment vers l’Europe même si leur promotion est questionnable. Pourtant, la gastronomie a depuis longtemps fait sa mue ; désormais, elle revêt des enjeux économiques aussi bien nationaux qu’internationaux.

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  • Call for papers - Modern


    “Epistrophy” Journal n.3

    Ce nouveau numéro d’Epistrophy propose de considérer le jazz à travers le prisme des conflits qui ont jalonné son histoire et informé son identité. Qu’il s’agisse des joutes ludiques et des confrontations symboliques mises en jeu dans la performance ou des divergences esthétiques, des désaccords théoriques, des oppositions idéologiques et des luttes sociales, politiques et identitaires qu’elles ont embrassés ou suscités, les expressions jazzistiques s’inscrivent dans des dynamiques conflictuelles dont la diversité des enjeux constituent autant d’entrées dans la réflexion pluridisciplinaire que la revue entend mener.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Mountain areas’ trajectories of vulnerability amidst global change

    Journal of Alpine Research

    This thematic issue of the Journal of Alpine Research/Revue de géographie alpine JAR/RGA calls on researchers to identify and plot mountain areas’ trajectories of vulnerability in response to global change over a long period of time. The issue of long-term territorial dynamics (ranging from a few decades to several centuries), situated at the crossroads of societal and climate phenomena, needs to be examined. In other words, we are looking for a consideration of how territories are constructed against the backdrop of trajectories of vulnerability. How does this concept enable us to analyse mountain areas in a new light?

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