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  • Call for papers - History

    Comparing Rivers: Aquacritical Perspectives across History and Literature

    This call for paper is a special issue journal proposal. We look for new eco-orientated interpretations of rivers in different cultural sources and for other people and their river-related studies. We expect the potential authors to investigate new or revisit well-known sources, both elite and popular, within what we call the aquacritical perspective of river-centred analysis. This river-centric approach may involve sources across genres and periods to show how they contribute to unexplored river people adaptation cultures, e.g. how such people coped with the elemental nature of rivers, negotiated their space in the riparian landscape, and encoded ecological knowledge that survived in the memory of culture.

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  • Graz

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Territorial Turn!

    Towards just, ecological and collaborative urbanism

    Join us for the International Symposium Territorial Turn! held by the Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz, and elaborate together with our our keynote speakers and presenters on changes, values and framework conditions of urbanism. The discussion on theoretical concepts and ideas, as well as pioneering practical urban design propositions will contribute to actively think, plan, design, and implement an ecological and equitable urban future on a territorial scale.

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  • Rabat

    Call for papers - Africa

    Photographie, perceptions visuelles et esthétique

    « Sēmēion Med » - Numéro 8 (Février 2023)

    L’image photographique est à la fois une technique et un langage. Ce langage possède sa propre syntaxe, son vocabulaire et ses figures de style. À l’instar du langage parlé, celui de la photographie a bien évolué dans le temps puisque de simple instantané de la réalité (tel l’album familial), il en est devenu le miroir, puis l’expression d’une certaine modernité, volant enfin de ses propres ailes. Loin des influences de la peinture, avec le mouvement pictorialiste, il a développé ses propres codes herméneutiques de saisie et de compréhension du monde. On propose aux contributeurs de réfléchir sur les axes suivants : photographie et réel, photographie et sublimation du réel, spécificité d’une œuvre photographique, photographie et numérique, photographie et l’art contemporain, photographie et modernité.

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  • Madrid

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    Libraries & Digital Humanities: Projects and Challenges

    Erasmus Training Week

    Digital Humanities Laboratories’ staff involve professionals from different areas, encompassing teams that are necessarily interdisciplinary. The experience of information managers, librarians and documentalists, makes them the perfect partners to cooperate on these projects. In UNED, our Library is an essential part of the Laboratory of Innovation in Digital Humanities (LINHD), supporting a wide range of projects in these disciplines, as well as providing advice and training, both in UNED and other institutions. UNED Library will hold the International Meeting about Digital Humanities and the role of university libraries as essential allies in approaching DH projects, in Madrid in September 2022.

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  • Sankelmark

    Summer School - Geography

    Rural Futures

    Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

    The interdisciplinary summer school on “Rural Futures” is dedicated to current developments in European rural areas and wants to illuminate them from within. International scholars from various disciplines as well as practitioners and activists are invited to apply for participation. We want to discuss new perspectives and approaches to the question what ruralities are and what they should become in the future.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    The Hieronymite Musical and Liturgical Tradition within the European Context (14th-16th c.)

    This conference will focus on the music and liturgy of the Iberian Order of the Hieronymites, along with its relationships and the concerns of its time. A special focus will be given to musical and liturgical books, whether manuscripts or prints, being Hieronymite or not.

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  • Marburg

    Call for papers - History

    Re-Thinking Photobooks: Media constellations in Media Constellations

    In the workshop and in the edited volume set to ensue, we invite participants to explore how both canonical and/or understudied examples have contributed to the structure and history of the “photobook format” as it relates to other forms and genres. We aim to carve out how the photobook crafts a – dynamic – medial identity of its own in this intermedial network. By addressing the photobook as a media constellation in media constellations, the workshop and the ensuing publication suggest that what distinguishes the photobook as an object of photo-historical inquiry is its very intermedial history.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Montesquieu, A Philosopher for the Early American Republic?

    The conference will focus on showing how the Founding fathers used Montesquieu’s theories. Obviously, the Founders of the American Republic were not scholars, but first and foremost, political actors of their time. They did not read Montesquieu for the sole pleasure of it, but above all to find answers to some pressing and daunting issues: Was it possible to adopt a republican government for a territory so extended? Was the representative government the good remedy to such a problem? How to distribute power in order for despotism to be avoided? Was federalism the unique way to preserve a republican form of government in modern times? Those difficulties would appear as pertaining per se to the realm of political philosophy. Nevertheless, what may be unique in the case of the early American Republic, is the fact that solving those issues was a matter of life and death for the young body politic.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Hungary, Folklore and Modernity

    FolkFocus

    The conference aims to study the hungarian folk movement called “táncházmozgalom” (“dance house movement”). In 2022, this movement celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first “táncház” (“dance house”, type of traditional dance ball), held in Budapest on the 6th of May 1972. The process of “learning by doing” is a central dynamic to the personal investment of the youngsters in this movement, during the music and dance lessons as well as during the táncházak (dance houses), koncertek (concerts) and táborok (camps). The dance house movement is also very much marked by hungarian ethnography of the XXth century. The practices of dancing and music are anchored in the consulting of numerous works and archives of ethnographic collections from the last century. As such, the “táncházmozgalom” is often called “revival movement” since it brings melodies and steps of rural folk music back up to date in the modern and urban context of Budapest.

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  • Paris

    Summer School - Law

    Rule of Law and Human Rights in Europe and the World in Times of Contestation

    The last two decades have seen the emergence of numerous sites of resistance to the EU. The Greek opposition to austerity measures, the massive and EU-wide contestation of Covid-prevention measures, the gilets jaunes protest, not to mention the 2016 British referendum, are just a few examples of the increasing contestation of the EU integration, of - some of - its policies, and of their - perceived - impact on citizens’ rights. The Summer school lectures will take seriously the different expressions of contestation the European Union is facing. Contestation will be broadly defined, as the social practice of merely objecting to norms by rejecting them or by refusing to implement them. It is also a mode of critique through critical engagement in a discourse about these principles, rules, and values. The Summer School will thus address different but related topics. It will first ask what is the object of contestation: what the EU does or what the EU is? Is there enough space, in EU law, to institutionalize contestation?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Photography of Persecution. Pictures of the Holocaust

    Rather than treating photographic images taken under Nazi rule as self-explanatory, immediate, and self-contained, this conference invites interested scholars to approach photographs as they would other documents – by treating photographs as objects of historical inquiry and interrogating the political interests authorizing their creation, the material conditions under which they were produced, the editing process out of which they emerged and were displayed, and the uses to which they were put. The conference will focus on the photographic record of the persecution of Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe, including its overseas possessions from 1933 to 1945.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Belvedere Research Journal - varia

    The Belvedere Research Journal is a recently founded international peer-reviewed open access e-journal. It is thematically based on the Belvedere collection and devoted to research in Austrian art history in the broadest historical and geographical sense. We publish work concerned with developments in the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day.

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    Arts and Sciences, Historicizing Boundaries

    7th International Workshop on Historical Epistemology

    This international workshop on Historical Epistemology is dedicated to exploring new ways of approaching the historical, conceptual, methodological, and technical relations between the arts and the sciences. Rather than looking for logical criteria for demarcating these domains, the workshop aims to question the arts/sciences dyad from the vantage point of its history.

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  • Budapest

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Lessons of the Cold War?

    Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives

    We invite historians, researchers, political scientists, sociologists, and socially engaged artists to reflect on the Lessons from the Cold War by taking cues from the Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) collections. The applicants are encouraged to reflect on the connections as well as on the differences between current times and the past by following some recommended sub-topics. The current call is part of a reflexive-research program at OSA interested in connecting past issues related to oppressive regimes, censorship, violence and information manipulation to current phenomena. We would like to assess the potential of a genealogical project linking the contemporary epistemic and political crisis of democracy to past modes of inquiry and activism.

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  • Turin

    Summer School - Modern

    Enlightenment legacy: the rights of man in a global perspective

    Postgraduate summer school of the Turin Humanities Programm

    The Summer School will focus on the political and constitutional language of the rights of man, seen as the most lasting legacy of the cultural revolution through which the Enlightenment changed the course of global history, acting as a “laboratory of modernity”. It will engage with the Enlightenment’s transformation of the old moral concept of natural rights into the modern political language of the “rights of man” and the ambitious Enlightenment project of bringing about the constitutionalization of the rights of man as part of a modern politics of emancipation that began well ahead of the French Revolution. Moreover, the Summer School will explore the controversial affirmation and metamorphoses of the Enlightenment’s culture of the rights of man in a global context throughout the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. By so doing, it aims at shedding light on the Enlightenment’s relevance to deal with issues raised by the contemporary evolutions of global constitutionalism and governance, that still require to be addressed.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Special issue on Cinema, Architecture and Urban Space in the Balkans

    The special issue is intended to discuss Balkan urban space and architecture through a cinematic perspective, and further explore elements linking urban studies with film studies. We are particularly interested in contributions discussing fiction films or documentaries focused on specific urban spaces of the Balkans, significant constructions, major cities or lesser-known towns and villages. We are also interested in itinerary films that map the peninsula through their passage from different built environments.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Housing co-creation for tomorrow’s cities

    RE-DWELL Conference 2022

    Responses to different crises allow us to rethink housing conceptions and identify initiatives, policies and patterns that can make a difference for the future. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed critical failures of current housing systems and the changing nature of our understanding of housing challenges. Initiatives and collaborations with a transformative potential have emerged or have been reinforced in that context. Moreover, transformations of conceptions, of policy agendas and of professional practices have been steered since a longer time by the recognition of the affordability crisis and of climate change as major challenges for the housing sector. The conference will focus on present or past collaborative initiatives that bring together local actors, from institutions to the third and private sector, regional and central governments, technicians, residents and sometimes academia. We will discuss the potential of such multi-actor processes and of co-creation to adapt the ways we conceive, build and manage housing to present and future challenges that cities face.

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  • Oxford

    Seminar - History

    Channels of Digital Scholarship Seminar

    New tools and old questions in the analysis of textual corpora

    The aim of this first Channels of Digital Scholarship seminar series is to reflect upon new avenues for the analysis and use of textual corpora. Textual corpora and their uses represent several challenges in the development and validation of digital tools for analysis, the dialogue between disciplines, and the institutional structures that support the wide range of projects that are being developed. In this series of four seminars, the Maison Française d'Oxford and Digital Scholarship @ Oxford, with the help of leaders of digital humanities initiatives in the CIVIS network, propose to explore these challenges from Franco-British and international perspectives.

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  • São Carlos

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Forest citizenship for disaster resilience: learning from COVID-19

    Postdoctoral fellowship of the Research Project Trans-Atlantic Platform (FAPESP/ESRC/NSF)

    The Project “Forest citizenship for disaster resilience: learning from COVID-19” and the Department of Sociology at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) are receiving applications for one postdoctoral (PD) scholarship to develop research on forest citizenship in Amazonia. This scholarship is associated with the Trans-Atlantic Platform, supported by FAPESP Grant 2021/07558-3, directed by Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Constante Martins in Brazil, Luke Parry in the United Kingdom, and Peter Newton in the United States. The main goal of this postdoctoral fellowship, which was pre-approved by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), is to investigate how forest peoples, notably rural communities and riverine populations, have made use of specific practices and actions to face the pandemic of COVID-19, and how the strategies adopted by these social groups - outside the established institutional circuits - have been constituted as important instruments for the maintenance of their ways of life.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Africa

    The Becoming of the Congo: Collaborating, Imagining, Changing

    This new edition of the Congo Research Network (CRN) international and transdisciplinar Congress focuses on the concept of becoming: the becoming of research on/around the Congo (new paths and new links between knowledge andepistemologies, new means of communication (ICTs, new media, videos) and agents - academics,artists, writers, cultural actors, journalists and bloggers, activists and others); the becoming of Congolese culture (new places of creation and exhibition, new ways ofsharing/transmitting knowledge and cultural practices); the becoming of the country and the dynamics of mobility and stability not only in Congo, but also in Africa and the world (anthropological, climatic, epistemic, social, health and economic changes); the becoming of politics, between trauma, memory and resilience.

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