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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Production et appropriations locales de l’urbanisme globalisé

    The acceleration of globalisation and the massive urbanisation of the planet over the past forty years have played a powerful role in the transformation of cities. These worldwide dynamics are often presented as sources of a homogenisation of the cities’ organisational principles and the policies guiding their development, as well as urban forms and architectural styles. The result would thus be a ‘globalised urban planning’, in the sense of a uniform vision of the ways of creating the city promoted by the intensified circulation of ideas and models, the mobility of urban planning actors and the concentration of capital on a global scale. ‘Globalised fragments’ (Verdeil, 2006, p. 160) would be the symbol of this process, characterised by an influx of private stakeholders and specific planning schemes where the production of urban images play a key role.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - America

    Open Knowledge and Wikimedia Projects in Canada

    The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia and the 10th anniversary of Wikimedia Canada, the non-profit, educational association that aims to stimulate contributions to Wikimedia projects in Canada. This double anniversary testifies to the long-term nature of Wikimedia projects and invites us to reflect on the vitality and specificity of the free knowledge movement in Canada.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Global Labor Histories in the Francophone World

    Since the turn of new millennium, a new global history of labor has emerged that focuses on the relationship between structures and practices of labor from at least medieval times to the present day. However, most French historians of labor continue to focus on the Hexagon and to underestimate wider European and global connections and comparisons. Similarly, specialists of slavery and post-slavery in the French colonies rarely extend their analyses to other empires or to labor history in France. This special issue seeks to bridge these gaps by inviting submissions relating labor in mainland France to labor in its colonies and/or other areas, from the early modern to the present day.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - History

    Black Lives Matter: a transnational movement

    Revue « Esclavages et post-esclavages / Slaveries and post-slaveries »

    The aim of this special number is therefore to bring together articles analysing the growth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) to a transnational movement. Contributions should show awareness of the concrete modes of circulation and appropriation, and to the repercussions of campaigns linked to BLM, but also of the historical and political ruptures and continuities implied and explained by them. Contributions bearing on the role of new information and communications technologies (NITC) and social networks, especially in the spreading of images (videos of police violence, artworks etc), and their role in the transnational development of the movement will be given close attention. 

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  • Toulouse

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Nations & Empires

    Recent research on the relationship between nations and empires have emphasized the need to rethink not only the very nature of this relationship, but also some of the standard paradigms in studies on nation-building, nationalism and the modern nation-state, from the late Middle Ages to the modern era. Scholarship on the late medieval and early modern period has drawn attention to early, avant la lettre occurrences of these phenomena, dating back as early as the 15thcentury. Meanwhile, historians of the modern period hold that there was no clear transition from empire to nation-state: in fact, imperial and national narratives and practices often resemble each other (Judson 2006, Schenk 2013). Eventually, the concept of nation often comes entangled with notions of “race,” “religion,” “ethnicity” and “class,” as well as with other markers of collective identifications in the early modern and modern period (Berger and Lorenz 2008). The international conference “Nations and empires” aims to explore these relationships in all their conceptual and phenomenological complexity, through example from Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the early modern and modern periods.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Trangression – a new paradigm?

    The conference aims to look at transgression in its manifold forms and stances – not only as a reaction against norms and rules, but in particular as an answer to our agitated times of  radical (and highly anxiogenic) mutations. By doing so, we propose to analyze transgression both as tactics of survival and as strategy against the operating system(s). If our inquiry seems to address the immediate present, we definitely pose modernity with its dense net of normativity as the fundament that generated the recent wave of transgressiveness. Hence we believe that only by analyzing this historic causality and by going beyond the contingent alternative nature of transgression can we understand the deep causes, dynamics and mechanisms of its eruption.

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  • Paris

    Study days - America

    Circulating between "extremes"

    Nationalisms as a common denominator between the Americas and Europe (20th-21st centuries)

    Les temps de crise mettent en évidence des phénomènes intellectuels et politiques qualifiés d’atypiques en Europe mais inscrits dans une temporalité longue en Amérique latine. Tel est le cas des convergences, occasionnelles ou plus durables, à l’échelle nationale ou transnationale, entre les extrêmes d’un échiquier politique plutôt pensé en termes de droite(s) ou de gauche(s). Or, cette dichotomie n’est pas toujours pertinente pour rendre compte des expériences latino-américaines, et des coïncidences survenant dans les représentations politiques et stratégiques : entre militants d’extrême droite et organisations se revendiquant du marxisme, de secteurs du trotskisme et de mouvances nationalistes, de membres d’organisations révolutionnaires et de groupes paramilitaires ou enfin d’intellectuels oscillant entre socialisme et fascisme. La relation entre la nation en tant que projet et le nationalisme comme idéologie semble fonder cette spécificité régionale. Telle est l’hypothèse que nous souhaiterions discuter à l’occasion de cette journée d’étude.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Middle Ages

    Sounds and voices in the Middle Ages

    L’oralité, la performance, l’émotion, le paysage sonore, la vocalité permettent d’aborder l’homme d’une autre façon, peut-être plus anthropologique et plus sensorielle. Depuis quelques années, les travaux se multiplient pour toutes les époques mais l’époque médiévale n’est pas en reste et les projets de reconstitution sonore émergent pour Amiens, Avignon, Constantinople, Beowulf… La voix est centrale dans les sociétés médiévales où l’oralité permet aussi bien l’expression de soi, le négoce, le plaidoyer que le spectacle. D’une façon plus globale, tous les sons, quels qu’ils soient, construisent le paysage sonore de chaque société, à chaque instant. Cependant, leur caractère individuel, sensoriel et éphémère et l’absence d’enregistrement ont largement retardé leur étude.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Journées bois

    Interdisciplinary meeting on wood and societies

    The Journées Bois will take place at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris on October 18 and 19, 2021. This meeting will provide an opportunity to open a discussion among the various specialists and crafts people working with wood. This meeting is organized around four main sessions. These Journées Bois seek to bring together researchers and students in natural sciences and humanities, but also architects and craftsmen specialized in woodworking. They welcome specialists of all time periods, as early as ancient prehistory, as well as all geographical areas.

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Collaboration between families and external stakeholders in Early Childhood Education

    European fields and methods

    Cette conférence a un triple objectif scientifique : d’une part, témoigner des enjeux sociétaux et politiques qu’induisent la protection et le soin de la petite enfance en Europe ; d’autre part, échanger sur les pratiques et les savoirs mobilisés en matière d’acquisition du langage, de suivi des apprentissages et d’ouverture aux littéracies familiales, notamment chez les enseignant∙e∙s et les éducateurs/trices, avec les freins et les leviers liés à la mise en place de démarches inclusives ; enfin, montrer en quoi, et dans quelle mesure, s’opèrent les mutations des métiers de l’éducation, du travail social, du caregiving et de l’animation auprès de la petite enfance dans le monde contemporain.

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Adolescence in the context of developing countries

    Revue « SpécifiCITéS »

    La revue Spécificités lance un appel à contribution sur la construction et la réalité de l’adolescence dans les contextes du Sud. Les propositions d’articles pourront s’appuyer sur des approches contextualisées permettant d’aborder le concept d’adolescence au regard des spécificités locales, mais également sur des approches comparatistes mettant en exergue le sens des variabilités observables.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    « Condition humaine / Conditions politiques », revue internationale d’anthropologie du politique

    Condition Humaine / Conditions Politiques was launched in December 2020 by a group of researchers based in France. This new journal proposes to develop and disseminate French and international research devoted to anthropological readings of politics in the contemporary world. Large-scale planetary transformations (ecological, social, digital, economic, etc.) are reconfiguring our presence in the world and consequently, the very concept of human being as an individual and collective political subject. In today’s world new forms of politics are emerging that go hand in hand with these transformations and invites to rethink the “political” object beyond its conventional boundaries.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The Lives and Afterlives of Extraction

    Resistance, Resilience, and Sustainability

    This special issue takes stock of these transformations by opening a discussion that goes beyond optimistic and pessimistic visions for the future of mining, or the divide between the palliative risk reduction and the potentially oxymoronic solution of sustainable extraction. Reflecting on these debates, and the growing public scrutiny and policy intervention that energy and extractive industries have been subject to, this special issue of International Development Policy mobilizes and brings attention to innovative solutions and creative alternatives to longstanding problems in the extractive sector, from formalization, local community participation, gender inequality, resource management, value transfers and North-South natural wealth distribution. At the same time, the special issue responds to ongoing calls to re-think the notion of “extractivism” (Szeman and Wenzel 2021) by studying the nature of extraction in multiple contexts and through multiple disciplinary lenses, taking heed of the gendered and lived experience of local communities, indigenous peoples, and workers.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Science studies

    “intentio”. New research on intentionality in the Middle Ages

    The aim of this workshop is to give a panorama of new and on-going research on the concepts of “intention” and “intentionality” in medieval philosophy. Influenced by the Brentanian Tradition (and later by Phenomenology), medievalists have mainly focused on the noetic dimension of “intentional acts”, sustained by a reading of the commentaries of De anima, thereby giving a slightly too unilateral perspective on the concept of “Intentionality”. By replacing the concept of intentio in the various contexts in which it emerges (ethics, politics, grammar, logic, physics, etc.) and by exploring diverse sources (juridical, theological, etc.), our purpose will be to get a broader, maybe less univocal, understanding of the medieval concept of intentionality, better mirroring the richness and complexity of its diverse uses during the Middle Ages.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Science studies

    “Fictionalism“ in philosophy of mathematics

    Ces journées d’étude, intitulées « Fictionalism » en philosophie des mathématiques, sont organisées par le CNRS (UMR 8011, UMR 7219), Sorbonne Université, l’université de Paris et le GDR Philosophie des mathématiques.

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  • Ixelles-Elsene

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Administrative reforms and public policies: presenting comparative and complementary views

    Comment les réformes rattachées à l'ex-nouvelle gestion publique, puis les les nouvelles modalités administratives qui émergent, affectent-elles la mise en oeuvre des politiques ? Réciproquement, quels effets les nouvelles orientations poltiques, parfois polarisées ou en rupture, ont-elles sur l'organisation et la mise en œuvre ? L’édition 2021 du séminaire francophone du GEAP/EGPA propose un espace de discussion commun entre chercheur-e-s en management public et en analyse et évaluation des politiques publique.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Childhood(s) in Latin America: diversities in tension

    Thematic Dossier vol. XIII, n. 2, 2021

    The focus of the dossier is on the processes and social spaces for the construction and implementation of ideas about childhood, as well as the debates and tensions around them: education (formal, non-formal or informal) the family and parenting networks (nurture and care), the dynamics of gender construction and the collective sense of belonging (ethnicities and intercultural relations), labour aspects (rural and urban marginality and the issue of child labour) and areas of cultural production of each social group (the imaginaries, games, literature, sports and children entertainment).

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  • Call for papers - Law

    « Droit de la consommation » : fonctions et tensions

    Les Cahiers de droit

    L’image du consommateur que fabriquent et diffusent différents discours des sciences humaines, du marketing et des politiques publiques, et ce, depuis déjà plusieurs années, convoque les traits d’une personne raisonnable et « responsable », dont les aspirations dépassent souvent la satisfaction de ses intérêts matériels. Épousant de plus en plus les formes d’une figure renouvelée du citoyen, cette image du consommateur met surtout en avant le pouvoir d’infléchissement du processus de production des biens que lui donnerait son choix. Au même moment, par contre, un nombre croissant de consommateurs et d’associations, que semble réunir une conscience de groupe dépoussiérée, revendiquent toujours plus de droits d’accès au marché et à ses biens, dans l’objectif de satisfaire leurs « besoins essentiels ».

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  • Study days - Political studies

    Understanding China, understanding the world

    China scholars have long worked in a closed circuit and China studies have rarely been able to have a disciplinary impact beyond their field. After 1978’s Open and reform policy, Chinese scholars have intensely striven to catch up with Western concepts and theories and have, along with foreign scholars, tried to apply them to Chinese contexts. Since the 2010s and China’s greater rise and confidence, academia has also engaged in indigenization (bentuhua), and some researchers have tried to build and use local concepts presumably better suited to China’s conditions. These endeavors have however mostly failed to China being a “limit case”, some analyses however manage to enlighten cases beyond China’s borders. As David Ownby said, Chinese intellectuals “speak to the world” and it is high time Chinese studies, and more specifically political science and sociology in our case, speak to the academic community at large.

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  • Paris | Nogent-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - Science studies

    COP 21 : five years later

    The conference is welcoming each branch of the research on sustainable development from any angle. The primary objective is to bring bright minds together to debate and detailed researches, tools, and policy advice in favor of the sustainable development goals (SDG). The conference program will focus on sustainable development issues, Paris Agreement's goals and the 17 sustainable development goals. This two-day conference is meant to discuss the early proposed solutions and their implementation by all the 195 representative states since 2016. Research will be conducted independently and freely and fuelled by collaboration between researchers from various departments.

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