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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Caging the sky: art, history and anthropology of aviaries

    Deeply rooted in the long history of technology, architectural construction, and the domestication and acclimatisation of animal species by humans, aviaries are an interdisciplinary research subject offering multiple approaches for studying both past and present bonds, connecting societies to their environment, to explore the place of birds in the collective imaginary, but also to appreciate the originality of works or constructions that were conceived in order to  represent, signify or house animal life. They make a spectacle of the flight of birds for the external observer and tend to celebrate the captivity of animals as a state of “semi-freedom”.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Representation

    In/visible: representation, discourse, practices, “dispositifs”

    Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

    How is the materiality of the visible world inscribed in its cultural representations? What are the more or less visible actors and mechanisms in the genesis of a cultural artefact? Should the visible / invisible binomial be considered as an anthropological constant or as the effect of a certain epistemological constellation? To what extent does visibility coincide with power and, therefore, how should one represent the in/visible? These are just some of the questions that cultural studies, in their innate interdisciplinarity and methodological heterogeneity can formulate with respect to the issue.

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  • Lausanne

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Mountain „global“: a comparative history of natural sciences about mountains, 16th to 19th centuries

    Since the renaissance research on the indigenous nature in mountains regions has experienced a major boom. After the discovery of America, the Spanish crown started to claim „relaciones” (reports) from sailors, as well as from local officials, to gather information about the nature and people of the newly discovered territories. The case studies of the conference IGHA 2020 focus on the natural history research in mountainous regions from 16th to 19th century and emphasize these three aspects: The actors, objects and practices; Circulation of knowledge ; Periodization.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Representation

    In the shadow of the masters: "secondary" artists in peinture, sculpture and architecture (12th-19th century)

    The essential locus of the workshop has to be enquired into. How is a workshop organized? Which role is given to each of its members? From preparing colours to realising some parts of the painting, from building a mould to pouring liquid bronze into this casting mould, or from drawing a project to managing a work site, which evolution and which autonomy can students benefit from regarding their masters? Vasari has revealed a progressive vision of Art History, which still prevails in the discipline: students are inevitably ending up overstepping their master (Michelangelo and Ghirlandaio) or outshining their father (Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro Bernini in the 17th century). But what about those who were not taken on and those who remained unskilled workers in their lifetime? Was their role really secondary? The ways and means of these artists’ dependence and emancipation regarding their masters, their model, or their technique has to be addressed.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Interactions in Romance languages: linguistic specificities and multimodal practices

    Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée, the Swiss applied linguistics bulletin, issue no.111 (summer 2020)

    The purpose of this special issue is to present current works and unexplored aspects on interactions in Romance languages. In particular, it will collect original multimodal studies of interactions in Romance languages (L1 or L2, monolingual or plurilingual), in various contexts (ordinary conversations, interactions in commercial settings, health care, classroom interactions and so on).

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  • Paris | Grenoble

    Call for papers - History

    1969-2019 – fifty years of "Autunno caldo": between historiography, heritage and testimony

    Ce colloque envisage de donner, cinquante ans après les événements, une lecture historique de ce qu'on pourrait appeler le « secondo biennio rosso italiano » (1968-1969) et d’analyser les changements profonds, aux niveaux théorique, philosophique, politique, économique et juridique, survenus grâce aux luttes de l’époque pour améliorer les conditions de vie et de travail des ouvriers. On envisagera également la question de l'« héritage » de cette époque. Que reste-t-il aujourd'hui des luttes, des revendications, desformes d'organisation qu'il a vu naître ou s'affirmer ?

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Truth and falsehood during the Renaissance

    Thanks to the coming of an information society and the rise of new media capable of spreading knowledge, our time is often described as a “post-truth” era. Could have any similar ambiguity been present in early modern Europe? Following the political and religious turmoil which marked the Renaissance period, together with the renewal of theorical and technical knowledges, a whole new range of relations between truth and falsehood was established, thus producing a crisis of the current “regimes of truth” which this PhD conference aims to investigate. This two-day long PhD conference aims to encourage new, reflections, debates and to raise new questions about the ever-complex relation of Truth / Falsehood in the Renaissance period, while focusing on their epistemological context.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Exhibition design

    Aujourd’hui, à un moment où le design d’espace est appelé à répondre à la complexité de multiples réalités sociales, il nous paraît urgent de revenir à l’interrogation du potentiel heuristique d’une telle discipline. À l’égard de lectures interdisciplinaires, qui insistent sur la transversalité des langages hétérogènes, et sur l’exploration de nouvelles définitions spatiales, ce colloque vise une mise en perspective, historique et contemporaine, de divers cas d’études, capable de mobiliser une relecture critique des modalités de mise en espace contemporaines.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Contexts, forms and the reflection of censorship

    Creation, reeception and cultural canons between the 16th and 20th centuries

    L’enjeu de ce colloque est d’explorer les différentes formes de la censure dans la littérature et les arts. Le colloque portera essentiellement sur les formes indirectes de censure, et sur les relations qu’elles entretiennent avec l’histoire de la réception, la constitution d’un canon, et la genèse des œuvres.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Leonardo and Antiquity

    Conference at Hadrian's Villa

    To mark the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the “Istituto Autonomo Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este - Villae” (Tivoli, Rome) is organizing a conference with the theme of: “Leonardo and Antiquity”, at Hadrian’s Villa. At the dawn of the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci visited Villa Adriana, then known as “old Tivoli”. The conference in preparation intends to explore ways in which this journey influenced Leonardo's genius, also in the context of the time period and work of Leonardo's contemporaries and/or disciples. In the company of internationally recognized keynote speakers, the conference welcomes the participation of both Italian and foreign researchers and scholars who answer this call for papers, as a major focus of the conference will be to place Leonardo's trip to Tivoli within a broader cultural context. The deadline for the paper proposals is fixed at January 25th, 2019.

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  • Naples

    Call for papers - Europe

    International migrations and labour from the 70s to the present

    Since the 70s the presence of migrants in Europe, and especially in Italy, has become a structural issue and has been at the center of the public and political debate. The progressive demolition of welfare systems, the job precariousness, and new consumer lifestyles have generated different responses in terms of regulation of the admissions of foreign citizens in search of a job and their management (housing issues, access to health care, etc.). Both with regard to organization of forms of protection of immigrants in the exercise of theirs fundamental rights, especially in cases of serious discrimination and exploitation (immigrant associations, trade union action, etc.).

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Rebuilding / Restoring Rome

    The Renewal of Buildings and Spaces as Urban Policy, from Antiquity to the Present

    Everywhere in Rome, monuments are covered with ancient or modern inscriptions that not only contain the name of the original builder but also commemorate their restoration. Popes from the Quattrocento and Cinquecento who acted as urban planners, such as Sixtus IV, presented themselves as ‘restorers’, even when they were actually modernising the City. This phenomenon is not restricted to the Renaissance period: many Roman emperors already claimed to be rebuilders, such as Augustus who repaired all the damaged temples of Rome according to the Res Gestae, or Septimius Severus who was called Restitutor Vrbis on his coinage. Rome thus seems to be a city that constantly needs to be restored, rebuilt, born again. This conference aims to investigate how the notions of restoration and rebuilding were a driving force of Rome’s urban transformation throughout its history, from Antiquity to the 21st century, as well as a political program put forward by the authorities and an ideal more or less shared by the different key actors of the city.

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  • Zurich

    Call for papers - Language

    Theories and Methods for History of Translation

    In the first lines of his essay, L’épreuve de l’étranger (1984), Antoine Berman states that ‘the constitution of a history of translation is the first step for a modern theory of translation’ (Berman 1984: 12). This reflexion, after thirty years, cannot but appear prophetical: the study of translations shows us new ways because it thinks and rethinks itself through the lens of other disciplines and, most particularly, because it aims to be an integral part of Literary history.

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  • Zurich

    Call for papers - Language

    Corpus/Corpora between materiality and abstraction

    Xe Dies Romanicus Turicensis

    Dans le cadre de son 125e anniversaire, l’institut des langues et littératures romanes de l’université de Zurich organise le Xe Dies Romanicus Turicensis, qui s’adresse aux jeunes chercheurs et aux jeunes chercheuses des différents domaines de recherche en romanistique (lettres, sciences culturelles et linguistique) et offre un forum d’échange scientifique dans un contexte international.

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  • Venice

    Call for papers - Europe

    Expertise in architecture

    France and Italy (17th-18th centuries)

    L’appel à communication a pour objectif de réunir des études portant sur des édifices parlants, c’est-à-dire documentés par des textes et des images évoquant directement ou indirectement les discussions dont ils ont fait l’objet lors de leur construction, leur entretien ou même leur démolition. Le contexte administratif de ces discussions et le profil des acteurs qui y participent sera restitué afin de comprendre sur quoi se fonde l’expertise de ceux qui, architectes ou non, parlent d’architecture. Une présentation générale du thème de l’expertise en architecture, centrée sur Paris et sur Venise, sera assurée par les organisateurs du colloque. Nous recherchons des études de cas localisées dans les principales provinces du royaume de France et les différents états italiens au cours des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

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  • Turin

    Call for papers - Thought

    Aristotle in Quotation: An example of the reappropriation in philosophy of the discourses of past knowledge

    Quatrième colloque dans le cadre du Programme Le problème de la réappropriation par la philosophie des discours de savoir antérieurs (Colloque 1 : « La poésie archaïque comme discours de savoir », 28-29 novembre 2014 ; Colloque 2 : « La poésie dramatique comme discours de savoir », 21-22 mai 2015; Colloque 3:  « Platon citateur : un exemple de réappropriation par la philosophie des discours de savoir antérieurs », 29-31 mars 2017). Faisant fond sur les résultats obtenus lors des trois colloques précédents (en cours de publication chez les Classiques Garnier), nous aurons à examiner les citations (directes ou indirectes) de Aristote non seulement aux poètes archaïques et classiques, mais également aux autres discours de savoir non philosophiques.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    The Schizoanalytic Clinic

    La deleuziana, a journal that desires

    The schizoanalysis created by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari is critical-clinical. It is critical as it conjugates various knowledge and practices by freeing against all reductionism the transversality of the flows that trace a problematic. Schizoanalysis has profoundly influenced the practice of some important reference points in the social psychology of Argentina and Uruguay, and later in Brazil. However, this stimulating and favourable reception of schizoanalysis in South America is quite exceptional. Not only do we find nowhere else analysts who claim to be schizoanalysts, but even today it is largely ignored in clinical circles. It is in this perspective that this call for papers wishes to engage a presentation of the different theoretical and practical developments of schizoanalysis that currently affect the exercise of psychotherapy, although in reality this aspect is constantly overwhelmed. The aim is to identify the clinical perspectives that have proliferated in the wake of schizoanalysis to map emerging clinical practices.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Translation as Political Act

    Ce colloque entend explorer des problématiques associées à quatre axes de recherche principaux. Le premier concerne le rôle de la traduction dans le développement et la diffusion des idées politiques ; le deuxième prend en considération les pratiques traductives au sein des institutions politiques ; le troisième envisage les pratiques collectives de la traduction politique au sein des mouvements sociaux et des groupes d’intérêt ; le quatrième porte sur les pratiques de la traduction journalistique, notamment dans le domaine de la politique internationale.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    The Agreements of the Holy See with States (19th-21st Centuries)

    Models and Transformations, from Confessional States to Religious Freedom

    This conference will explore the international legal agreements signed between the Holy See and individual states, which often but not always took the form of concordats and similar conventions. Its central focus will be to examine these conventions in light of diplomatic practices, as well as in relation to the political and religious dynamics of the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries, notably the principles and requirements that comprised modernity. This entails assessing the historical evolution of the typology, method, content, scope, and spaces concerned.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Language

    Contemporary song of Langue d'Oc and Italy. Roots, dialect and transnational dynamics

    Ces dernières décennies ont vu une diversification notable de la scène musicale occitane. La chanson d'oc s'est renouvelée dans les échanges avec des musiciens issus d'autres sphères culturelles, souvent méditerranéennes, mais pas seulement. L'étude de ces dynamiques transnationales permet de comprendre comment la chanson dialectale pose des questions essentielles : rapport entre dimensions locales, nationales et mondialisation, enracinement et multiculturalisme, face à face entre cultures dominantes et civilisations minorées. Nous consacrerons une journée aux liens entre la chanson d'oc et l'Italie. Nous étudierons les échanges entre la chanson d'oc et la culture italienne conçue comme une mosaïque de cultures régionales, dans une dynamique à double sens, sans limite dans le temps (héritage culturel lointain, choix d'instruments ancrés dans une pratique musicale ancestrale, influences récentes).

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