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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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  • Study days - Economics

    Transformations in food systems and agrifood value chains: How do work and employment come into play?

    International Association on Work in Agriculture’s Webinars

    The International Association on Work in Agriculture (IAWA) proposes a webinar to share with you the knowledge and current research on the place of work and employment in value chains’ and food systems’ transformations. The idea is to move forward discussions on the theme, having following key question: how do strategies and mechanisms for value chain and food systems transformations address different work and employment issues? Starting with an overview of the thematic, from scientometric and conceptual points of view, the webinar will bring together experts to present their experience on the subject, from the North and the South, and different contexts and chain designs.

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  • Legon

    Study days - History

    From Archival Pasts Towards Archival Futures

    Epistemologies, Decolonization and (Dis-)Placement

    Exploring the archival legacies of colonialism from different disciplinary angles, the workshop questions the complex ways in which archives connect present-day societies to the past and the future. It does so in relation to three major themes: the material and epistemological legacies of colonialism in archival contexts, the specific roles of archives and archival practices in current demands for the decolonization of scholarship and memory and the issue of archival (dis)placement. Altogether, the workshop strives to raise fundamental questions about the relationship between our understanding, ownership and location of (colonial) archives on the one hand and the making of history on the other.

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  • Paris | Nanterre

    Study days - Modern

    Beyond Early Cinema: Persistence of Travelling Cinema Throughout the Twentieth Century

    This workshop will explore travelling cinema practises on a global scale in their historical, material and cultural diversity and will look at the ways in which they interfere with the communal identities of audiences. How communities – understood as porous, linguistic, ethnic, religious groups, crossed by various social and cultural dynamics – structured travelling cinema audiences and, conversely, how travelling cinema screening venues created, reinforced or perturbed community identities? The time span adopted goes from the 1920s to the end of the 20th century, up to the moment when television got rooted in the daily spectatorial practices and the VCR player developed (a point in time that differs according to local media histories).

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  • Aubervilliers

    Study days - Epistemology and methodology

    Regards critiques sur le développement

    Les journées doctorales « Regards critiques sur le développement » visent à promouvoir les synergies entre les jeunes chercheur·euse·s (jeunes docteur·e·s, doctorant·e·s et masterant·e·s) en sciences sociales contribuant à la recherche critique sur le développement, à l’étude des politiques et des institutions qui prétendent l’incarner et le mettre en pratique, ainsi que leurs fondements idéologiques, dans les Nords comme dans les Suds. Ces deux journées seront par ailleurs l’occasion d’ouvrir la discussion et de favoriser les échanges entre membres de diverses unités présentes sur le site Condorcet. De cette manière, les journées doctorales seront de riches moments didactiques pour les jeunes chercheur·euse·s, quel que soit l’état d’avancement de leurs travaux.

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  • Boulogne

    Study days - History

    Judas the Galilean: the Man and his Significance

    In 6 CE, while Quirinius was taking the census of Judea, the first Jewish opposition aroused against Roman presence in the region, led by a man known as Judas the Galilean (or the Gaulanite). According to Josephus, all subsequent troubles were the fact of this man. But who was Judas? Was he so important in the history? Was he even challenging Roman authorities? As usual in similar cases, the scholarly debates are endless about the man and his significance. This conference aims to survey all of the many faces of Judas in recent historiography and to discuss each evidence in order to estimate the true place of Judas in history.

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  • Study days - Representation

    The “Map of the Absentees”: Cartography, Memory, History of post-revolutionary Iran

    Maps are like icons showing, on a small scale, how space is organized and shared inside the urban frame. If they are always involved in the processes of power, and they are the tool of the dominant group and symbolically strengthens its authority, they are also the tool of representation of space. They provide a visual material base to the narratives and to the discourses related to the space. Therefore maps allow artists to intervene, which means, to investigate differently on space, to represent and to bear witness to the unseen which can then get a precarious visibility.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Urban studies

    Olympic patterns and mobilization tools

    Transnational struggles and resistances

    In the first part of the discussions, the aim will be to identify, through different editions of the games, on the one hand what belongs to the “Olympic model” and, on the other hand, what has been specific to some editions or to the fields of urbanism, security, ecology and economy. In the second part, the exchanges will seek to contribute to current and future mobilizations, both local and global, by identifying a set of conceptual and practical tools that have been employed over the last few decades, putting them into perspective and questioning their applicability and relevance in the context of preparing the next Olympics.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Early modern

    Meta, Matrix, Mater. Renaissance Metaphors of the Matrix

    The female sex has become the core of an increasing number of early modern studies since the rise of a gender-sensitive feminist viewpoint in art history. Many have dealt with images of a hairless and polished vulva, sometimes ostensibly eroticized. Pending this approach, the 2022 CHAR Workshop, Meta, Matrix, Mater. Renaissance Metaphors of the Matrix, wishes to re-explore the imaginary of the female sex from within and focus on the metaphors of the matrix in images and material culture in the Renaissance.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    European Central Banking and German Occupation in World War II

    With the occupation of ever larger parts of Europe, National Socialist Germany extended its system of monetary policy and currency control to a growing number of countries. The occupied countries were forced to finance their own exploitation for the benefit of the National Socialist war economy with the aim to support the German war effort and to mitigate the consequences of war on German society. This conference aims at discussing the state of research and its prospects regarding the actors, objectives, and methods of Reichsbank monetary policy control in occupied Europe, the limits of this policy, the role of the central banks in the occupied countries, and the resistance to this form of monetary and fiscal occupation. Only a comparative view allows for a better understanding of the Nazi exploitation strategies in Europe.

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  • Study days - Europe

    Global covid-19 Summit: Family Experiences and Lessons Learned

    On the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, this online conference will bring together national and international speakers to explore the wider impact of covid-19 for families worldwide. The event will also explore the lessons learned from research and will help to inform policy debates relating to children and families living through the pandemic. This will be an opportunity to engage with the latest debates and research in this area, including policy and practice implications across the globe, whilst providing opportunities for attendees to network as part of the event.

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  • Study days - Modern

    Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music

    This third and last study day on the theme of music and democracy aims to explore the potential of music to contribute to this rethinking of participatory processes.

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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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  • Angers

    Study days - Economics

    Investors' Behavior in Equity Crowdfunding

    This workshop is part of the IBEC program, led by Enareta Kurtbegu. Funded by the Research Commission of the University of Angers, its theme is “Equity crowdfunding for start-ups: a behavioral analysis of the attitudes of different categories of potential investors”. This study day will present the results of two and a half years of work.

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  • Study days - History

    Imperial Material

    Napoleon’s Legacy in Culture, Art, and Heritage, 1821–2021

    Napoleon Bonaparte died exactly two hundred years ago on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He had spent the last six years of his life in exile on St Helena, removed from political and military power, in the unusual situation of being able to try to shape and preserve his own posthumous legacy. He was, in a way, phenomenally successful. Napoleon is an instantly recognisable name to this day, and despite growing efforts in recent years to critically revise his reputation and highlight his role in issues such as the reinstatement of slavery, he has largely managed to escape the same level of historical censure as other infamous military dictators. This is perhaps partly because his name has become such an adaptable brand, standing for an entire era of people, places, and events, as well as a full two centuries’ worth of art, craft, and consumer commodities. While other events marking the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death have weighed his contributions to legislative, political, and military reform, less work has been done to confront his vast material, visual, and cultural legacy. This workshop therefore brings together researchers and museum and heritage professionals to reflect on the enduring material and visual legacy of Napoleon, what our interpretation and use of it means for the future, as well as how it affects our understanding of the past.

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  • Florence

    Study days - History

    Scandalous Feasts and Holy Meals: Food in Medieval and Early Modern Societies

    From medieval Western Europe to the early modern Spanish Americas and Asia, scholarship dealing with foodways and foodstuffs has considerably evolved in the last decades. From the questions of local consumption practices, global flows of commodities to evolving tastes, new studies shed light on the intricate significance of food to early modern societies across the globe. Going beyond the essential character of drinks and foodstuffs for the survival of the human body, food consumption is now also being considered as an economic, social, religious and cultural marker. While the enjoyment of a meal can bring communities together, foodways and foodstuffs are also inherent to strategies of exclusion, resistance and protest. If texts provide precious information, material and visual sources have been increasingly used by historians to inform the study of food-related practices in past societies.  

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  • Study days - Sociology

    Deontology, empirical approaches to research in the arts and media

    L’objectif de la journée est d’interroger les prises de positions des acteurs de la recherche face aux dilemmes que pose l'accès aux champs de la recherche académique. La matinée définira le cheminement éthique personnel du chercheur, inhérent à son travail. L’après-midi portera sur la conciliation d’une démarche éthique individuelle et des principes déontologiques. Elle finira par le regard rétrospectif sur les questions soulevées.

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  • Study days - Economics

    Race and Capitalism

    There has been a recent resurgence of debates about “racial capitalism,” and, more broadly, a revival of the conjunction of anti-racist and anti-capitalist critiques. This event will bring together four preeminent scholars whose work engages the question of how processes of racialization have shaped capitalist social orders both in Europe and transnationally, and how capitalist social structures have, in turn, shaped processes of racialization.

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  • Study days - Political studies

    Political Mobilization in the US: New Stakes and Evolutions

    Les dernières élections présidentielles ont démontré la forte capacité de mobilisation de blocs d’électeurs bien connus depuis le début des années 1980 tels que les chrétiens évangéliques, toujours fidèles au parti républicain, mais aussi d’électeurs dont la volatilité est plus grande, sans oublier la portée de la mobilité démographique. Alors que l’État fédéral continue de se désengager du contrôle des lois et procédures électorales (à la suite de l’arrêt Shelby County v. Holder de 2013), des initiatives sont prises dans ce domaine par les citoyens (comme en Floride avec l’Amendement 4 destiné à réintégrer sur les listes électorales les anciens détenus), mais aussi par les gouverneurs comme les législateurs de certains États pour encadrer ces procédures ainsi que l’accès aux urnes. Dans ce contexte, le record de participation de 2020 et la contestation violente du verdict des urnes marquent un probable tournant pour la démocratie états-unienne. Les trois intervenants de cette journée d’étude, spécialistes de l’intersection entre politique, religion et droits des femmes et des personnes LGBT+, tireront des leçons de cette mobilisation inégalée.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    The Iberian East Indies

    Frontiers, Actors, Dynamics

    The historiography of imperial Spain and of the Iberian-initiated first globalization has recently been renewed by the study of exchanges between Asia and America and of the Spanish Pacific. The purpose of this one-day seminar is to further this historiographical renewal and to shed some new light on the Iberian East Indies, at a time when Spain and Portugal were the two main European powers in the region. The focus will be put on exchanges, dynamics of cooperation and rivalry between empires and also between various key actors: missionaries, merchants, soldiers and officials. The aim is thus to improve our understanding of the multiple connections between the Asian territories of both empires.

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