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  • Bordeaux

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Towards a plurilingual curriculum : fostering pluricultural communication in the digital age

    This international conference is part of a multidisciplinary approach to languages and cultures in applied linguistics (didactique des langues), drawing in particular on language sciences, sociolinguistics, education sciences, political sciences and info-com. Participants are invited to (re)think about language teaching/learning, whether formal or informal, as an objective of intercultural communication. The plurilingual and pluricultural perspective calls for a fundamental reconsideration of the language and culture curriculum

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  • Budapest V. kerület

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken – Open Society Archive (OSA) on the language(s) of freedom(s)

    Academic year 2024-2025

    The criticism about infringements of academic freedom, or about the radicalization of autocratic powers cannot do without an understanding of the loaded vocabularies of freedoms in the past and present, for both societies and their elites. A complex rethinking and recontextualization of the thinkers of liberties, including from the Cold War era, must also be undertaken, together with the truth-seeking adventures and projects from the past. Historians, researchers, political scientists, sociologists and socially engaged artists are invited to reflect on the past uses of the languages of (attaining) freedoms by taking cues from the Blinken Open Society Archive's 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 listed below.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Divided memories and political-cultural imaginaries in post–Cold War Europe

    "EUrope: cultures, memories, identities" Journal, no. 1 / 2025 (first issue)

    This journal is especially devoted to the study of the dynamics of memories and of cultural identity representations which have shaped the spaces of experience, the horizons of expectation, and the sociocultural imaginaries in “Europe’s Europes” in the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides a special outlet to the analysis grounded in cultural memory studies, and particularly in contemporary theories of “agonistic memory”, considered as a “third way”, that of the research of an equilibrium between the contraries embodied in the two competitive paradigms which have disputed their hegemony in the European area, particularly since the end of the Cold War: the cosmopolitan/ transnational one, and the national(ist)/ antagonistic one.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Study days - Science studies

    The Many Uses of DNA. Politics and Policies of Genetics

    The aim of this workshop is to bring together social scientists interested in different aspects of genetics and genomics, to discuss recent developments in the field. In addition to scientific and technological developments in DNA sequencing and the datafication of genetic information, we aim to foster collective discussions on, among other things, the expanding role of genomics in the legal system and the reframing of ancestrality in the age of “genetic testing”.

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  • Naples

    Call for papers - Representation

    “Espèces d’espaces” : Space as a lens of resistance-existence analysis

    The Humanities have long given priority to the analysis of time, while space has always been considered as a container, the stage upon which the destiny of humanity unfolds. Nevertheless, the relationship between these coordinates of existence has been reconsidered in recent years, particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where space becomes not only an object but also a lens and perspective of analysis, opening up exploration of this and other worlds.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Law

    Perspectives on Academic Freedom: USA and Europe

    The AUP Center for Critical Democracy Studies is excited to invite researchers and students to a symposium on academic freedom in France and the US. The event will kick off with a keynote lecture by Robert Post (Yale Law School) and include two panels with Olivier Beaud (Panthéon-Assas), Eleonora Bottini (Université de Caen Normandie), and Camille Fernandes (Université de Franche-Comté).

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Local communities in Austria-Hungary and beyond

    “Acta Poloniae Historica”

    Changes in the management of the Habsburg Empire and new technologies, expanding the circulation of social communication, accelerated the modernisation processes taking place in Central Europe. It was an area inhabited by various ethnic, national, religious and linguistic communities; they had to rework their modus vivendi and to find their place in complex networks of relations, in the context of the liberalising legal framework of the 1860s in the Austrian part of the monarchy and the tightening grip of the state on the local non-Magyar initiatives in the Hungarian part. Deep and multi-faceted socio-cultural changes were leading to new cumulations of symbolic (and political) power; new groups, termed here as local communities (political, social, religious), were gaining visibility and sought recognition, according to changing configuration of values and integration impulses. We pose the question how the new or redefined communities were formed and managed.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Europe

    Art Activism and Ecoart Communities in Ireland

    Journée d’étude organisée par le centre de recherches en études irlandaises et nord-irlandaises ERIN (EA PRISMES, Sorbonne Nouvelle) et l’équipe EMMA (Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3), avec le soutien du GIS EIRE.

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  • Prague

    Seminar - Representation

    The Normalized, the Normalizers and Their Cinemas

    Czechoslovak and Soviet Films of the 1970s

    In both cinemas—that of the “normalizer” and that of the “normalized”—the political and economic stagnation reinforced by stochastic censorship and disillusioned society often leads to peculiar examples of mismatched ideology and aesthetics allowing for viewing them as accidental camp classics today. What structural changes do Czechoslovak studios undergo in the wake of the Warsaw Pact invasion? What thematic and aesthetic choices can be attributed to their moment in film history on both sides of the Iron Curtain? How does the soaring number of light entertainment genre like melodrama, comedy or musical correlate with the current events? Last but not least, the questions of actors’ agency in the face of state repression and censorship, of reevaluation of the immense corpus of films created during the late-Communist era feel relevant in Russian and Central European cinema and culture in general today.

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  • Saïda

    Call for papers - Sociology

    “Atras Journal” - varia

    Volume 5, issue 2

    ATRAS is a double-masked, peer-reviewed, and multidisciplinary journal issued by the Faculty of Letters, Languages, and Arts, Saida University, Algeria. The journal aims to provide national and international researchers with an academic environment in applied linguistics, literature, civilization, translation, psychology, cultural studies, pedagogy, arts, philosophy, and sociology. ATRAS invites researchers in the previously mentioned fields to submit their scholarly papers.

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  • Berlin

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Ethnology, anthropology

    Inherit. Heritage in Transformation

    Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    The Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation, based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, invites applications from both experienced and early career post-doc researchersfor fellowships to begin in October 2025. Applications for fellowships for 2025–6 should address questions of inheritance – such as, its legal, economic, material and biological dimensions and implications. We welcome applications from artists, film-makers and curators. 

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  • Galaţi

    Call for papers - Europe

    Mémoire pour l’avenir, nostalgie et utopie dans les imaginaires socioculturels des « Europes de l’Europe » contemporaines

    En analysant, une décennie après la fin de la Guerre Froide, les changements survenus au cours du dernier quart du siècle passé sur le plan de l’expérience et des perceptions du temps. Le caractère multidimensionnel de la mémoire historique et ses rapports avec l’avenir dans le contexte des « transformations sans précédent » entraînées par le progrès technologique et par les défis climatiques représentent également des axes majeurs dans les recherches récentes en historiographie et en philosophie de l’histoire. À l’intersection de la mémoire historique avec celle politique, la nostalgie fonctionne comme « une épée à deux tranchants », en ce qu’elle semble être tant « un antidote émotionnel pour la politique », que « le meilleur instrument politique ». Les chercheurs de divers domaines sont encouragés à soumettre des propositions explorant plusieurs thèmes liés à la mémoire, à la nostalgie et à l’utopie en Europe post-Guerre Froide.

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  • Call for papers - America

    The Pioneers of TransAmerican Art: in the footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora aesthetic

    “Angles” journal

    Contributors to this thematic issue of Angles are invited to underline the connection to these ancestral memories and explore their current resurgence in the visual and living arts. Contributions can bear on scientific, fictional, and secular literature, the genius of dance and music, and the visual, scenic, culinary, performing, visual and ritual arts. Themes of interest could include but are not limited to, decoloniality, body politics, representation, restorative justice, Caribbean indigenous thought and practices, and diasporic art spaces. In the spirit of collegiality that animates this publication project, we intend to create the same dynamic between the communities of researchers and artists of the Greater Anglophone Caribbean. This dynamic is therefore open to all those who want to maintain a constructive dialogue to advance the knowledge and sharing of Caribbean aesthetics in the footsteps of the pioneers of TransAmerican art.

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  • Lisbon | Rio de Janeiro

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Sensory Explorations, Ambiances in a Changing World

    5th International Congress on Ambiances

    This conference gathers scientific contributions from academics, practitioners, artists, and doctoral students engaged in the study of architectural and urban atmospheres. Together, they illuminate the diversity of themes and issues within this field, presenting the latest research, projects, and methodological approaches. This Congress on Ambiances explores current concerns, debates, theories, policy issues, and cultural practices, drawing on multidisciplinary expertise from areas such as anthropology, architecture, landscape, computer science, cultural studies, design, engineering, geography, musicology, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and more.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Subversive Intrusions: Redefining the Museum Through Activist Interventions

    The editors are looking for original chapters and shorter contributions (interviews, manifestoes, dialogues, etc.) for an interdisciplinary edited volume exploring the phenomenon of artistic and activist-lead intrusive performances in large European and American museums. By interrogating cases of gendered objectification, cultural appropriation, and hierarchical monopolization of vision within Western museums, the contributions to this book explore how these performances (and the actors behind them) contribute to the redefinition of the modern conception of the Western museum. 

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Narratives and the Social Sciences

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Storytelling is a human practice that characterizes existence as a whole, responding to educational, social and cultural needs: from memory-making to establishing of relationships, from sharing experiences to forming a self-image, from learning to entertaining. If culture is our toolbox, then storytelling characterizes our way of using these tools to give shape and meaning to the disorder of experiences, and to present our actions as individual and social actors. In everyday life, we are all storytellers and make use of implicit narratives in one way or another. The perspective adopted for this International  conference aims to highlight every possible side of this topic. Anthropologists, sociologists, literary and film critics, semiologists, linguists, economists, aesthetics and image scholars, cultural studies experts and geographers are invited to present their work.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Modern

    Adorno for Revolutionaries

    On the 75th Anniversary of Philosophy of New Music

    Cette journée propose un réexamen des textes musico-philosophiques d'Adorno à la lumière de phénomènes musicaux inattendus (ou extrêmes) et à considérer la musique qui n'est jamais apparue dans les textes d'Adorno à travers ses propres catégories esthétiques.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Digital Labour Platforms and (New) Inequalities

    “Inequalities”, 2, 2025

    This issue of Inequalities is dedicated to the impact and consequences of digital labour platforms on inequalities and the system of inequalities, in terms of, for example: labour inequalities (the labour market, the organisation of work, work processes, and working conditions); economic inequalities (wages and income); social inequalities (impoverishment in material and social terms, as well as in one’s daily life, and inequalities in the use of one’s time); health inequalities (occupational diseases and psychological impoverishment); gender inequalities and environmental inequalities. Papers on the struggles and mobilisations against inequalities linked to digital labour platforms are also welcome. This call for papers is dedicated to the relationship between digital labour platforms and inequalities and is open to contributions investigating aspects of this relationship and the phenomena linked to it.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    International Excellence in the Humanities Programme - Post-doctoral fellowships 2024-2026

    The Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (MaCI), UGA’s International Center for the Humanities, is launching its annual Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme funded by the France 2030 ANR project GATES (Grenoble ATtractiveness and ExcellenceS). We offer 3 two-year post-doctoral fellowships in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The postdoctoral felowships can start anytime between 15 September 2024 and 1 December 2024. Post-doctoral candidates from all disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and from all countries can apply. 

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Hartmut Rosa as a sport philosopher?

    Today, the endless and chronic acceleration seems to constitute a “totalitarian power” that fundamentally alters the nature and the quality of our relationship with the world, with others, with ourselves and with our bodies. If acceleration is set up as the main cause of our alienation (which can take the form of indifference or hostility), the answer would lie less in deceleration than in resonance. This concept describes a specific form of relationship with the world, that is as fulfilling as transformative. Rare and precious, resonance remains unpredictable; the world is thus described as “unavailable”, escaping any overzealous attempt to make it emerge or even to control it.

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