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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    PhD for the "NarraMus" project

    Writing the Self and the Other: Identity and Societal Issues in Post-Migration Literatures of Muslim Descent in French, German and Italian

    Il s'agit de mener une recherche doctorale financée par l’action de recherche concertée NarraMus, financé par l’université catholique de Louvain. Le projet NarraMus étudie une sélection de textes narratifs d’autrices et d’auteurs de diverses origines ethno-nationales dans des contextes européens de postmigration. Dans une variété de formes narratives allant de la nouvelle au roman en passant par la chanson pop ou rap, les autrices et auteurs illustrent et/ou abordent les « nœuds identitaires », les enjeux, les opportunités et les difficultés d’appartenance ou de référence à des milieux culturels différents.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Geography

    Migration intermediaries

    Journal of international migration

    Political and media rhetoric in Europe or North America reduces the category of migration intermediaries to that of “smugglers or traffickers, described as greedy and unscrupulous”. This vague and reductive figure helps to legitimize repressive and humanitarian policies towards migrants, who then mobilize different resources, networks and strategies in order to move around, often taking ever greater risks. To be satisfied with this reading, which makes the migration issue a crisis to be solved, inevitably obscures the diversity of actors involved in “migratory globalization”. The complexity of their role, interests and actions is evaded, even though it cuts across many institutions, including the States themselves. Indeed, the latter contribute, through the policies they deploy and the treaties they sign, sometimes to the detriment of international law, for purposes of control and repression, but also for the management and supervision of the workforce, to the emergence of a myriad of actors who are indispensable to both movement and settlement.

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Representation

    Modeling cultures: the concept of power through material, artistic and musical inheritance throughout history

    III Conference on Doctoral Studies in Art and Musicology

    The 3rd edition of the Conference on Doctoral Studies in Art and Musicology has the goal of providing an interdisciplinary vision in the field of Humanities. It aims at reflecting on the concept of power as a means of differentiation and prestige on all its levels, in thedifferent cultures and during the course of history; through the material, artistic and musical culture.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Call for papers - Language

    Journal “Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega” - Varia

    Issue 24 (2023)

    Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-fourth issue. 

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  • Paris

    Study days - Modern

    From Nature

    Images of Body, Travel, Science and Empires (XVIIIth-XXth Centuries)

    Au moment où l’anthropologie s’institutionnalise en tant que discipline, la plupart des anthropologues étudie les populations extra-occidentales depuis les métropoles, sur la base de corpus visuels et matériels collectés in situ par des voyageurs. Avant l’événement de la photographie et du cinéma, cette pratique se fonde d’abord sur les dessins et ses avatars (aquarelles, peintures) ainsi que sur les moulages des corps réalisés d’après nature. Ce workshop se propose d’engager une réflexion sur ces représentations corporelles réalisées par des voyageurs, terme commun qui regroupe des aventuriers, ethnographes, anthropologues, géographes, marchands, militaires, missionnaires, ou encore naturalistes.

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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Lives of the Dead in Asia

    « Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident »

    The dead inhabit the world in their own particular ways. In Asia, where life presupposes that physical substance, spirits and the flow of vital energy are united and held together, the moment of death is one of disjunction, even of dispersion. Faced with this phenomenon, numerous techniques as well as objects of various kinds allow the living to cultivate a relationship with the dead. Both anthropologists and historians have described and emphasised how vividly the dead are present among the living. This topic has seen new developments since the beginning of the century. Faced with the profusion of objects and techniques that allow the dead to evolve in the world of the living, this issue of “Lives of the Dead in Asia” intends to reflect on the ways the different vehicles of existence of the dead are produced and used.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Forces and Order. Police, security and surveillance in North Africa

    "L'Année du Maghreb" 30|2023-II

    The police forces of the Arab regimes have been the mainstay of the dictatorships in place before and after the 2011 uprisings.The main functions of the latter were and still are to break down democratic opposition. They hold a very specific place in the region’s collective imagination. This imaginary is affected by the power of State repression, which tends to overshadow the plurality of law enforcement mechanisms. As a result, security has mainly been apprehended from the angle of political repression and from outside the security institution, by focusing on the repression’s clientele groups rather than its actors, that is the police. This special issue aims to highlight sociological, anthropological and historical analyses of the various security systems: from the police institution to the more opaque surveillance mechanisms fostered by various institutionalised security professions (informers, militias, neighbourhood agents, etc.).

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Digital Arts and Humanities in ethnomusicology

    During the Covid pandemic, the academic world turned towards technology, digital tools and alternative media forms not only to support the transmission of ideas, research and teaching, but also to continue carrying out fieldwork. Musicians also adapted their use of these tools by producing sound and music online, which in turn enabled them to explore new opportunities and to engage in innovative collaborations, opening doors to new audiences that had been hitherto inaccessible. Alongside the rise of digital tools, contemporary ethnomusicology is faced with many questions, some of which emerge directly from our experiences over the last two years.

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  • Neuville-sur-Oise

    Call for papers - Political studies

    What Latin America says to Europe: circulations, imaginaries, viewpoints (and fantasies)

    We often tend to think of Latin America as a periphery of the global space. The very idea of globalization is frequently equated with that of cultural “Americanization”. Understood as a “United States of America-nization”, it is generally considered only as a circulation of ideas, models, knowledge, techniques or cultural objects from the North or the West to the South. However, working on Latin America frequently leads us to encounter traces of it or to identify its influence in Europe. Politics, culture or knowledge: the objective of this conference is to study some of the diverse forms of Latin American presence in Europe and/or in the European gaze. The works discussed here will take these circulations as an object, analyzing their processes, forms and impact. But they can also take a more reflexive form, by questioning the status of European-based researchers interested in Latin America.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Caring for Urban Nature

    Revue « Espaces et Sociétés »

    This issue of the journal Espaces et Sociétés is focued on the contributions of city-dwellers to the care of greenery in the city, with particular emphasis on two key perspectives. In the first, we look solely at practices that emerge in the public space, whether spontaneous and developed outside organised structures, or encouraged by institutional entities established by the public authorities. In the second perspective, the aim is to look critically at the urban nature activities undertaken by individuals, i.e. outside the collective practices traditionally pursued in shared gardens or big urban projects by public authorities, cooperatives or civil society organisations. International comparisons or case studies from outside France are welcome.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The edges of species

    Frontière·s. Revue d’archéologie, histoire et histoire de l’art

    Greek and Roman mythologies are populated by hybrid creatures borrowing physical characteristics from both humans and animals, as illustrated by the well-known examples of the Sphinx, the Faun, or the Minotaur. These imaginary hybridisations cross the permeable boundary that separates humans from animals. The affirmation of human exceptionality progressively allowed Greek philosophy to raise and isolate Man within the animal kingdom. Nevertheless, ancient and medieval literature, ethnography and zoology continued to question the interspecific boundaries not as a radical dissociation but as a porous limit, a grey zone with multiple gradients of humanity and animality, of which mythological hybridity is only one manifestation. For this eighth issue, the authors are invited to question the boun- daries between non-human animal species, but also between the animal and human species.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Space, Heritage and Sustainable Development

    Pour cette cinquième édition de son colloque international, le Laboratoire de recherche en sciences économiques et sociales (LARSES) de l’université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor n’a pas dérogé à sa tradition scientifique. Comme à son habitude, il a choisi un thème transversal englobant les aspects économiques, managériaux, juridiques, socioculturels et historiques. Cette présente édition qui marque les dix ans du LARSES sera le lieu d’échanges sur différents aspects relatifs à l’espace, au patrimoine et au développement durable.

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  • Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Les usages sociaux et extra-académiques de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales

    Social and non academic uses of research in humanities and social sciences

    Passerelles SHS est une revue numérique qui traite de l’interdisciplinarité en sciences humaines et sociales. La revue a vocation à publier des travaux abordant de manière concrète les enjeux et les méthodes de l’interdisciplinarité. Pour 2022, la revue Passerelles SHS consacre son deuxième numéro aux usages sociaux et extra-académiques de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales.

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  • Nancy

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Respire

    Esthétique de la respiration et culture de la qualité de l’air

    In the vast atmosphere, I breathe the air inside my house, the air in my garden, on my street, in my city. What air does each of us breathe? The whole environment we inhabit: from our objects and our spaces to the products of human activity. Air quality relies on the material reality of our environments. It speaks to the senses, echoes in the development of our perception and requires the ability to acknowledge it. The “Respire” (Breathe) conference aims at exploring new ways of knowing the air we breathe and developing a sensitive culture of various qualities of air; presenting projects which explore ways to reconnect with a sensory perception of the air. Structured around three axes, the conference will question the relation between measuring tools and sensory perception, somatic and artistic research on breathing, research on “breathing” materials, and design and atmospheric architecture projects.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Making with the milieu


    Art, design and the mediality of landscape

    This call for paper deals with the ways of making the landscape in art and design and in the media. A symbolic revolution is currently at work, and we would like to report on it and anticipate its possibilities. The Anthropocene paradigm calls for a new conception of the notion of project, understood as the conduct of valuation in relation to the living. More broadly, it is a question of measuring and thinking about the stakes of the present situation by revising the "project values", that is, the relations between situations, means and ends from an ethical, political and aesthetic point of view.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Portrait lessons

    « Journal des anthropologues »

    This dossier is an invitation to gather, sometimes twist and distend a series of portraits, of people or things, known or unknown, ordinary or prestigious, and make them speak as much of themselves as beyond themselves, expressing the weight of the social world they carry, of the sorrows and happinesses they have torn away or arranged. Its aim is  both  thinking complexity through looking through the keyhole and revealing an illusion, a lack of, a futility.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Museum Storytelling: Collectiong Sotries, Inventing Narratives

    Museography or expography are increasingly thought of in terms of narrative, storytelling, and even self-narrative. While exhibitions and museums seem to want to address the affect and the senses as much as the intellect of the visitors, to whom they wish to not only transmit knowledge as well as propose a visit experience, the stories proposed and the spaces where they are inscribed are changing under the influence of the “narrative turn” as observed since the 1990s, as well the “visual turn” and the “affective turn,” which for the last two decades have been jointly influencing the humanities. In keeping with Leslie Bedford’s assertion in The Curator. The Museum Journal that “telling stories” is “the real work of museums” (2001), this international symposium proposes to map the new expositional practices of museums — collecting, archiving, scenography, website, communication on social media, production of texts — and the types of narratives that they revive, reinvent, or bring out.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    How Environmentalist Mobilizations Shape Buildings, Cities and Landscapes

    Continuing on the set of concerns explored in issue number 11, “Thinking about Architecture through its Resources,” this issue of Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, urbaine et paysagère (CRAUP) also addresses the ways in which ecological questions affect the design of inhabited spaces, however, it seeks contributions that focus more specifically on the interactions between architectural, urban and landscape professions and citizen-led environmental mobilizations.

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  • Baia Mare

    Call for papers - Representation

    The virtues masks of propaganda

    Since the armed invasion of Ukraine, we see on the screens once again the tragedy of humans struggling to survive a war. At the same time, various speeches and sites justify or invalidate this murderous action. With the help of virtuous statements, propaganda takes its place to lead us to no longer distinguish between what is said and what is done, between what is true and what is false and lying. Virtues are displayed as being at the base of these actions, as supreme values which oblige us to go “towards the good, towards one’s duty, to conform to a moral, religious ideal [...] despite the obstacles” encountered that must be destroyed at all costs. In this way, a doctrine is put forward as an “honourable” logic. This “mass communication strategy [is] aimed at influencing the opinion and actions of individuals or groups through biased information” (Augé, 2007, p. 12) and partial truths. It eliminates in advance all debate and historical contextualization. This simulacrum of information proceeds by omission of certain data and misinformation being often rooted or developed in political correctness.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme (FIAS, 2023-2024)

    The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars to develop their innovative research projects in France.

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