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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Law

    Violent Turns: Sources, Interpretations, Responses

    The aim of this international conference is to provide researchers with an interdisciplinary platform to investigate and debate the question of contemporary irruptions of political violence and to inquire into the different responses intended to counteract violence. When and why do individuals, groups, and societies come to believe that peaceful means and legal avenues of redress, including non-violent civil disobedience, are insufficient or improper to achieve a social or political goal and to view violent action as morally legitimate and necessary for change? Can one identify trends shaping recourse to violence by parts of the populace? What role does state violence play in the dialectic? When, if ever, is political violence legitimate? How can violence be averted?

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  • Coimbra

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Polarized Societies? Challenges for Sociology

    XII Portuguese Congress of Sociology

    The challenges that polarization brings to sociology now extend to crucial domains of social processes and action, reaching, among others, the arenas of consumption, religions, identities, sexuality, childhood, culture, and science. In this context, the digitization of society and the economy creates and emphasizes dynamics of polarization, while simultaneously opening up new possibilities. Beyond the general impact on social interactions and practices, to what extent are the new social media a factor that promotes expressions of polarization?

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  • Guadalajara

    Call for papers - Language

    Politeness, impoliteness and interpersonal communication

    Revue Verbum et Lingua

    Verbum et Lingua invites submissions for its special 22nd issue on politeness, impoliteness and interpersonal communication. Papers may cover any aspect of these social practices and possible topics may include, but not exclusively, rapport management, mitigation, gossip and small talk. A focus on Spanish-language politeness practices would be of particular interest. Proposals relating politeness and impoliteness to foreign language teaching would also be especially welcome.  

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  • Fribourg | Rome | Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Catholicism and Anticommunism – The height of Pius XII’s pontificate

    Series of conferences and seminars 2023-2024, Fribourg-Rome-Paris

    From the first condemnation of communism in the Encyclical Qui Pluribus (1846) to the excommunication decrees of 1949, 1950 and 1959, anticommunism seems to be a fundamental reflex of the Catholic Church. Its manifestations range from theology to devotional practices, through the commitments of Christian parties and trade unions. Catholic anticommunism needs to be looked at with a fresh look after the opening of the archives of the pontificate of Pius XII (1939-1958). this series of colloquia and seminars aims to stimulate research in these newly available archives.

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  • The Hague

    Call for papers - Representation

    Women’s Role in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art Revisited

    ESNA Conference 2023: Beyond “The Obstacle Race”

    The European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (ESNA) organizes its annual conference. Rephrasing John Donne’s famous poem, “No man or woman is an island entire of itself”, the conference will investigate women’s interrelations within the art world and their impact on art objects and art collections.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Representation

    Studies on Semiotics of Art

    “Arts” journal

    Semiotics theory provides a framework for understanding how humans use signs to create meaning associated with the world around them. An important assumption of semiotics theory is that signs do not convey a meaning that is inherent to the entity being represented. Semiotic analysis identifies some of the factors involved in the process of sign making and interpreting, and it develops conceptual tools that help us to grasp that process as it goes on in various areas of cultural activity. One such area is the semiotics of art. Semiotic analysis acknowledges the position, or role, of the individual in terms of a challenge to any notion of fixed or unitary or universal meaning of a work of art.

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  • Reims

    Call for papers - Representation

    Retrophilia, Nostalgia, and the End of Pop Culture

    The purpose of this publication is to question and re-evaluate Simon Reynold’s 2011 statement that “We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. […] Could it be that the greatest danger to the future of our music culture is … its past?” One decade after Reynolds’s thought-provoking analysis, one may wonder whether this assumption is still relevant today. Can it be extended to other objects of pop culture (films, series, music, video-games, tatoo art, etc.)? In the Post-pandemic age, is pop culture still fixated on its (and our) past? Is this “addiction” to the past a regressive trend or, on the contrary, an opportunity to reassess modern history and re-evaluate its legacy and its representation in popular mass media? In terms of forms and formats, can something “radically new” emerge from nostalgia?

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  • Liverpool

    Call for papers - Language

    “To sleep, perchance to dream”: Dreamscapes in Shakespearean Plays and Adaptations

    After falling asleep, a whole new world awaits. Sleep enables dreamers to get access to an imaginary location usually set up by their own mind more or less consciously. This is a call for papers for a research seminar on “Dreamscapes in Shakespearean Plays and Adaptations” for the British Shakespeare Association (BSA) 2023 Conference in Liverpool (25-28th July 2023).

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  • Brussels

    Study days - History

    Artists, Agents and Patrons from the Low Countries in the Iberian World

    The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) is organising a study day which aim is to further clarify our understanding of the artistic exchanges and influences that took place between the Low Countries and the Iberian world during the period 1400-1715. The study day will bring together international researchers from academic and scientific institutions in France, Poland, Spain and Belgium. The meeting will complement and nuance the traditional accounts of the artistic relations between the two territories, highlighting the complexity of the global interactions and exchanges that linked the Iberian world and the Low Countries to each other, but also to Europe and the rest of the world.

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  • Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - History

    Magnats, entremetteurs et contrebandiers : les distributeurs de films et leurs réseaux au XXe siècle

    Moguls, Go-betweens and Smugglers: Film Distributors and their Networks in the Twentieth Century

    This workshop aims at revisiting the history of film importers/exporters and distributors throughout the 20th century by examining the social inscription of their trade. Moguls, go-betweens and/or smugglers, film traders were main actors in determining the value of films, building film markets, bringing out audiences by giving them (or not) access to the films. Yet, the history of cinema has long ignored the figure of the distributor, too bland to obscure the ethereal figure of the author, too close to the limelight to interest those, less numerous, researching “those wonderful people out there in the dark,” the audience. This workshop seeks to reconstruct the diversity of networks these businessmen/women used to maintain, how they positioned themselves in relation to their peers, remembering that many distributors also acted as exhibitors and producers.

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - Representation

    The Project of History – Histories of Projects

    Architects / Historians in Post-war Italy

    The multifaceted and nuanced relationship between history and design has marked late twentieth-century Italian architectural culture, and have been its most distinct characteristic on the international scene. This conference aims to explore the exchanges, tangencies, overlaps and frictions between designers – of the architectural object as much as of the city and the territory – and architectural historians in the cultural, political, economic, and social context of Italy in the second half of the 20th century. Intended to discuss the specific contributions of individual figures, moments, and sites of exchange, it invites studies based on archival research that are also open to questioning the broader historical, cultural, and disciplinary conditions that shaped dialogues between architects and historians in post-war Italy.

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  • Fribourg

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    After Nature

    Aesthetics & Critique, V

    For centuries, artists have been keen to paint from nature. What remains of this aesthetic project in a world where nature is revealed as already fully “anthropized”? What is left of nature, when it has lost the status of the Great Outdoors? Faced with climate emergency, other politics – but also: aesthetics – of nature become urgent. How to conceive a nature that is no longer located beyond us, but that permeates us? How to think, in return, a nature already marked by recursive processes, in short: by technique ? Perhaps nature after nature never was but that: a nature that discovers itself as having always been second nature. A nature as art.

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  • Lyon | Paris

    Seminar - Sociology

    Toward an integrative cognitive science of social inequalities

    The goal of this seminar series is to discuss research coming out of the fields of cognitive science and sociology, with the hope of articulating the social and cognitive dimensions of inequalities. Are there bridges between these two fields? What are the challenges for interdisciplinary research? Although the differences between the fields of cognitive science and sociology cannot be denied, the goal of this seminar is to facilitate scientific exchange among communities of researchers interested in questions that relate to social inequality.

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  • Zadar

    Call for papers - Language

    Translations and Transnational Literary Exchange

    Literary translation as a part of cultural exchange is involved in power relations between nation-states and languages. The goal of this international interdisciplinary conference is to contribute to the discussions on literary translation in the international circulation of books and ideas. The organizers invite scholars from different disciplines (literary studies, translation studies, cultural studies, sociology, information studies, linguistics, etc.) to contribute with their research to the study of literary translation as a social practice that takes place in a certain context, inseparable from institutions, power relations, and cultural politics.

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  • L’Aquila

    Conference, symposium - History

    Materials of Empire

    Rethinking material legacies of colonialism and imperialism

    The conference aims at rethinking and reassesing the materials and the tangible memories of ancient and modern empires, which are often still nowdays entangled in the continuous definition of national belongings. Colonial heritage, museum collections and archeology in colonial and post-colonial context are therefore considered in all their aspects in a two day conference at University of L’Aquila.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Bringing “Art Nouveau” back to life

    Restoration, materials and the preservation of intangible heritage

    The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, as part of its 2023 activities, is organising a series of ten online conferences addressed to a scientific and professional audience, although the particularity of the theme will certainly arouse the interest and curiosity of the large community of Art Nouveau enthusiasts.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Race and Architecture in the Iberian World, c. 1500-1800s

    In the field of art history, previous scholarship has addressed (and continues to address) the contribution of Indigenous, Black, Asian, and mixed-raced artists to the early modern visual culture in the Atlantic world. Frequently scholars are interested in documenting race and its enduring legacy through a variety of cultural artifacts such as paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, featherworks, metalwork, etc. However, much less attention has been given to architectural history, and particularly that of the early modern Iberian world.

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  • Castelo de Vide

    Call for papers - History

    A networked urban world: small, medium, and large cities (from the Middle Ages to Contemporary Times)

    The interest of urban historiography on small towns has manifested itself, continuously, but not very intensely, since the 1980s, namely through the study of urban hierarchies, the spatial distribution of towns in a region, or city/city relations. Until now, however, the topic of the relationships established between small, medium and large cities, although not omitted, is far from being able to be considered consolidated as a research topic. Mainly, the place that small towns occupy/occupied in large-scale interconnection phenomena and what are the components, modalities, intensity, and relevance of their (eventual) involvement was little questioned.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    The Phonology-Lexicology interface

    In many studies in lexicology, the description of the lexicon of a given language is traditionally considered from two complementary points of view: the level of form, which concerns lexical morphology, and the level of meaning, which is partly dealt with by lexical semantics. Thus, from a Saussurean perspective, a lexical unit is a two-sided entity, combining a signifier (form) and a signified (meaning). However, it is clear that lexicology and phonology are intertwined, to the point that, if lexicology is to truly deal with all the aspects of lexical units (form, meaning and use), it cannot do so without phonology. This issue of Lexis, co-edited by Christophe Coupé, Quentin Dabouis, Olivier Glain and Vincent Hugou, aims to explore the strong, even consubstantial, link between lexicology and phonology.

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  • Strasbourg

    Call for papers - Modern

    Mapping otherness in the North

    Identifying, collecting, and sharing knowledge in Sámi studies in 2023

    Based on a transversal, pluri-disciplinary approach, the objective of the symposium is to question the notion of sáminess beyond the usual academic delimitations. Discussions will seek to analyze the definition and limits given to Sámi identity, as well as highlighting present and past exchanges with other cultural and political spheres in Nordkalloten.

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