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  • Biarritz

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Sport Tourism and Local Sustainable Development

    The Dynamics of Action Sports and Cultural Perspectives

    The increase in nature, freestyle or alternative activities since the 1970s in Europe and North America has been the subject of numerous studies. From recreational activities to outdoor sports, numerous definitions have emerged, provoking intellectual debate in France and internationally. Thus, these “action sports” have emerged as a collection of cultural forms shared both by the world of “sport” and that of “alternative” practices, further interrogating the growing sportivization of physical practices worldwide. Our understanding of culture must take these social practices into account.

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  • Biskra

    Call for papers - Education

    Mapping In/Security In Western And Postcolonial Spaces

    The upcoming conference aims at exploring and probing issues related to the many meanings and dimensions of security, insecurity, their interrelation and interactivity with other sensitive issues such as those of territorial belonging, cultural belonging, ethnic belonging, collective and individual identities, otherness and the perceived (real or imagined) threat from otherness.

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  • Biskra

    Call for papers - Education

    Designing A Learner-Centered Syllabus

    Innovative Practices In Teaching English For Specific Purposes

    ESP is a learner-centered approach to teach English which focuses on promoting the learners’ communicative competencies in a specific discipline such as medicine, engineering, and academics. In other words, it is an approach that enables them to use their English to learn more about English of the field that they are interested in. It further motivates them to interact with its users and their writings.

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  • Bologna

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Ground(s). Mapping, designing and caring: Towards a convivial society

    2020 has shown us that we live in a fragile and isolated society. Now is the time to re-establish relationships towards a more convivial ground(s): we propose to participate in this movement through architecture, urban and territorial planning, and design. Ground(s) is rich and polysemic notion that encloses both the tangible and intangible. Ground(s) is an essential and non-renewable component of our natural capital that do not only contribute to our basic human needs but are also key component of our sense of belonging and heritage. The ground(s) constitutes the place where communities grow and leave their imprint. In this respect, they can also function as a medium to shape, establish and strengthen relationships.

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  • Esch-sur-Alzette

    Call for papers - Modern

    Producing Historiography in a Changing World

    Practices of Historians in Analogue and Digital Contexts

    The scientific conference will treat the material and cultural practices of historians of the 20th and 21st century. More precisely, it will explore the following elements: The library of the historian as a research object; Visualisation and digital reconstruction, analogue/machine-based reading; Anthropology of historiographical work; National/European historiography.

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  • Lucca

    Call for papers - History

    Movement in Space - Space in Movement

    Spring School - IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

    IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, LYNX - Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images, is launching a Spring School that aims at critically analysing the multifarious notion of movement, with a special focus on the Greek and Roman worlds. The Spring School aims to give a fresh approach on how movement can be analysed, reassessing its definition: movement as a foundational and perceptual mechanism. By providing such a definition it is possible to widening and incorporating a range of multidisciplinary topics and approaches.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Vowel Harmony and Word Extensions in Chadic Languages

    The present book project aims to identify within the Movement Phonology Theory (Charette 1994, Harris John 1994, Charette and Goksel 1994, etc.) and other appropriate phonological approaches the type and characteristics of vowel harmony exhibited in different languages, to explain the reasons of alternations and potential opacity, to determine the level of spreading of the phonological features, to identify, in each language, the nucleus (governor) and the governees in order to describe the vowel system of the studied languages, indicate the role of vowel harmony in the sound melody of Chadic languages,show the role of vowel system in the construction and the interpretation of lexical and grammatical units, point the contribution of Chadic languagaes’ data to the development of generative phonology in general and the one of Movement Phonology in particular.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Interpreting technology

    Ricoeur on philosophy and ethics of technology

    This workshop will bring together a group of scholars who are interested in the philosophy of Paul Ricœur and its relation to philosophy and ethics of technology.

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  • Prague

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Photo Albums’ Twisted Meanings

    Between nostalgia and trauma

    The workshop Photo Albums’ Twisted Meanings: Between nostalgia and trauma which will take place in Prague on 25-26 November 2021 is organised by the CVF - Photography Research Centre of the Institute of Art History, CAS, in collaboration with DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague.

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  • Nice

    Study days - History

    Venice, a Mediterranean regional power

    Economic, maritime and political perspectives, 1669 – 1797

    The Mediterranean has always been at the heart of Venice’s interests during the Early Modern Period. A main source of its prosperity, the Inner Sea maintained its vital role even after the “northern invasions”, the battle of Lepanto and the “downturn” of the 17th century. This seminar aims to explore the relationship between Venice and the Mediterranean between the loss of Crete, the last major dominion of Venetian maritime empire in 1669, and the end of the Republic in 1797.

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  • Fribourg

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Aesthetics and Critique IV : Contemporaneity

    The forth edition of the Fribourg Workshop in Aesthetics & Critique will be dedicated to the question of contemporaneity in art and politics. The contributors are Juliane Rebentisch, Cecilia Sjöholm, Ludger Schwarte, Jacob Lund and Peter Osborne. The event will take place in Fribourg. There will be a video live stream. 

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  • Oxford

    Call for papers - History

    European History across Boundaries from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

    2022 Mainz Oxford Graduate Workshop

    We invite applications for an international doctoral workshop on European history across boundaries from the 16th to the 20th century, including Europe’s relations with the world. We encourage PhD candidates working in this field to present their research projects and discuss the transcultural and transnational scopes of their work. Topics that aim to cross and reflect on boundaries and borders are of particular interest.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    On Hinterlands and Homelands

    “Have not all races had their first unity from a mythology that marries them to rock and hill?” Yeats wonders rhetorically. The idea of the homeland is organically enmeshed in notions of territoriality and geography. The hinterland is most often seen as its configuration as well as figuration in literature. It is so because it represents an ideal sense of national identity, unity, and even “purity” in extreme nationalist ideologies. It is considered an ideal space insofar as it is imagined as a utopian place, a locus amoenus, where an unsullied form of national character is preserved in its local traditions, dialects, myths and legends. The city is often portrayed as a fallen space, a wound, a disease corrupting the national body. We seek to rethink all these rigid dichotomies. “On Hinterlands and Homelands” Conference invites multidisciplinary papers on these themes.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Early modern

    The Inquisition(s) and the Christian East, 1500-1800

    The conference is the first of its kind to examine in a comparative way how Catholic ecclesiastical tribunals (Roman Inquisition, Spanish Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition, episcopal courts, etc.) dealt with Eastern Christianity in early modern times. By bringing together historians of the Inquisition and specialists in the relationship between the Catholic World and the Eastern Churches, this colloquium aims to find out the far-reaching consequences of the attempt by Catholic authorities to frame and discipline a Christian tradition different from their own. Scholars are invited to focus both on the judicial level (Inquisition trials) and on the doctrinal one (book censorship, dubia circa sacramenta, liturgical issues), keeping a comparative perspective and linking discussions on the Christian East to other controversies formulated by theologians and missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • Le Havre

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The Completion of Eurasia?

    Continental logistical convergence or regional diplomatic dissent?

    The present state in the construction of Eurasia is proving a challenge for analysts. Given the fast pace of this construction, from a Europe Asia Meeting (ASEM) since 1996 to a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) since 2015 (a Eurasian Economic Community was formed in the 1990s) and now the more applied cross-continental Land New Silk Road since the same key period, 2013-2015 (Ukraine’s crisis and US/NATO announced withdrawal from Afghanistan), it seems that diplomatic decisions and interstate practical schemes exceed the capacity of observers to conceptualise quickly enough what is happening. Yet, all the while, Eurasia is experiencing a mix of centripetal evolutions at its peripheries, and a launch of its centrifugal potentials from the core of Eurasia : Russia and Central Asia.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Doing family Online

    (In)formal knowledge circulation, information seeking practices and support communities

    Individuals and families are increasingly reliant on information and communication technologies for their daily needs, activities, and socialization. Apart from rapid push to Internet-based communication brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, all levels of government have been ‘dematerializing’ administrative procedures for some time. Couples, parents, children, and other family members use the Internet to navigate certain formalities and get access to practical information regarding, for example, heath care, schooling, or marriage. This multidisciplinary special issue of Family Relations examines the role of the Web as a human and bureaucratic-legal support tool for “doing family” and providing services for families around the world.

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  • Siena

    Seminar - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico

    Diritto e Ritualità

    The full online seminar “Diritto e Ritualità” 10-11 November 2021 will focus on questions of Greek law and ritual forms in the ancient world, investigated through the lens of anthropology. We will explore the relationship between rhetoric and law, the evidence of judicial practices in literary sources and some issues related to the analysis of specific epigraphic sources (defixiones and prayers for justice). In the second day, we will try to put some ritual forms of the ancient world into context. In particular, we will investigate the function of knucklebones in Greek sanctuaries and the relationship between the ludic dimension and the ritual one. Late antique adoratio will also be discussed in light of the most recent theories developed by Anthropology and Ritual Studies.

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  • Conference, symposium - Religion

    History, Philology and Archaeology of Zoroastrianism

    The purpose of this workshop will be to provide a multidisciplinary approach by combining historical studies, archaeology and philology, in order to contribute to the study of the ancient zoroastrian religion, ideally outside of modern Iran and India. Nevertheless, this purpose cannot be achieved without taking into consideration and a side-by-side comparison of the data from the long-standing tradition of the mentioned disciplines, collected from Iran, India and other related regions.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Ancient mosques in their spatial context

    Mosques are one of the physical representations of Islam and of Muslim communities in the archaeological record. The workshop will present a number of archaeological case studies in the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and Spain between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries. Mosques will be introduced in relation to water systems and burials, to earlier and later structures, and to specific types of settlements. In particular, the workshop will treat the question of Islamization, the definitions of the term, and its validity. The event will also include launching a database for excavated mosques until the 9th century in OpenContext.org and discuss methods and approaches for open data in archaeology.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - Thought

    Other Times, Other Spaces

    The conference “Other times, Other Spaces” explores history (time and space) as something in constant transition, something in the making here and now. The world has witnessed wars, pandemics, and natural and man-made disasters. Today, we are more than ever threatened by climate change, depletion of resources, devastating pandemics, and disparities between the rich and the poor, North and South and West and East. The fears of the past are haunting the present, our here and now. Radical transformations are taking place across the world. Human relations are atomized, fragmented, alienated, and yet, paradoxically, consolidated by disasters and calamities such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, our perceptions of the world and humanity are being rethought and reshaped every day.

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