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  • Coimbra

    Seminar - History

    Communities and populations

    Universities, networks and identities

    This seminar aims to be a broad forum for discussion and debate of UNIVERSities ina glocal perspective, thus opening up to the discussion of the interconnections between thevarious educational institutions in Europe; their role in the construction of identities and in thereflection around the other(s); the importance they assumed as the cradle of cultural currentsand intellectual movements, imposing themselves as vehicles for the creation anddissemination of culture; and the position they took as foci of radiation of knowledge indifferent latitudes of the old and the New World. It is not an unknown topic in historiography but it still requires study, which leads us toencourage the participation of international researchers who can come up with connected andcomparative history approaches.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Jurists and the Medieval State: Varieties and Development of a Symbiotic Relationship, 1000-1500

    4th Workshop on Legal Culture

    This workshop proposes to look at the evolution of the roles that jurists played in government, as the latter developed and became more complex in the period between ca. 1000 and 1500. Historians have long accepted that university trained jurists, both clerical and lay, were instrumental to the development of medieval government. The growth of the administrative apparatus of government and the expansion of its claims of authority and control on society combined with the thickening numbers of law graduates to broaden the scope of the service that jurists provided to rulers. By inviting participants to focus their analysis on a common set of questions (specified below), this workshop will attempt to bring out the stable as well as the dynamic aspects of that service.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    Picturing the Margings

    Peripheries, Minorities and Taboos in the Films by Marcel Łoziński, Pál Schiffer and Želimir Žilnik

    The conference aims to study films directed by three acclaimed Central European and Balkanic documentary filmmakers who showed, through their filmic poetics, a special interest towards disqualified social groups. In parallel to the conference, multiple events will be held online: screenings, debates, masterclasses with Marcel Łoziński and Želimir Žilnik, tribute to Pál Schiffer, etc.

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  • Call for papers - America

    The Politics of Food in the United States

    ”Politique Américaine“ Journal

    This issue of Politique américaine seeks to address these interactions and to analyze the politics of food in grassroots social movements. Beyond the legitimate issues linked with public health and public policies, food-based social movements often advocate alternative ways of living together and provide a new perspective on civil society that is built outside the mainstream. Food is sustenance, but it is also a locus of socialization, sociability and education (Flammang), where issues of gender (Counihan), race (Witt, Opie) and class (Finn), are played out.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    The Dynamics of Ritual and Embodiment in Contemporary Religion and Spirituality

    Methodological and theoretical issues

    Within the framework of International Society for the Sociology of Religion 36th Conference (12 July - 15 July 2021), this panel aims to explore and discuss methodological and theoretical issues related to ethnographic research on sensory and bodily experiences in contemporary religion and spirituality. This panel invites scholars to present their contributions that include sensoriality as a central aspect of their research, either as a methodological tool (completing classical methodologies); or as a theoretical perspective to approach sensory settings and bodily (inter-)actions.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Populism: Theoretical Confusion, Contexts of proliferation and Comparative Experiences

    Although most researchers unanimously agreed on the modernity of populism, this should in no way discourage us from further examining the implications of this phenomenon and its origins in ancient history. The search for the historical roots of populism, that some relate to early times, is only an attempt to establish its origin. However, the subsequent transformations of populism in meaning and practice have made it difficult to discern its limits. Apparently, this critical approach seems to be inaccessible due to many considerations, including the transformations of populism in terms of concept and practice to the point of almost losing its first forms.  According to this approach, it is more likely that real beginnings of populism coincided with the emergence of modern democracy showing signs of deficiency.

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  • Béja

    Call for papers - History

    Delinquency, crimes and repression in History

    The question of delinquency, in the most general sense of the term, is particularly complex because criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, doctors, lawyers, and historians who have studied this subject extensively have often expressed very different and even contradictory opinions. Difficulties arise as soon as the phenomenon is to be defined. In French law, the word “delinquency” designates all types of offenses. These fall into three categories: transgressions; which constitute very light offenses, crimes which are at an intermediate level, and crimes among including murders, non-premeditated voluntary homicides, and the assassinations, premeditated voluntary homicides. In recent years, in many countries, rape has entered this category of crimes. The Arabic language differentiates between delinquency (“inhiraf”) which designates minor crimes and the crime (“jarima”) which applies to the most serious crimes and offenses.

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  • Recife

    Call for papers - Africa

    1956-1958: A revolutionary period that changed Africa (and the world)

    The objective of this panel is to compare the various social mobilizations that took place in Africa during the years 1956-1958 and which arguably constitute a historical watershed. The main aim of the panel is not the making of an abstract comparative analysis, but the analysis, based on the testimonial material collected, of how the memory of these events has been structured over time. Moreover, we are interested in understanding what the impacts of these social movements were on the structuring of states and what continuities can be found between the mobilizations of that period and the ary social mobilizations that have shaken the continent in the last ten years, from the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 onwards.

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  • Leeds

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Illness as Metaphor in the Latin Middle Ages

    Leeds International Medieval Congress 2021

    The session seeks to provide a forum for scholars to reflect on the variation and functions of metaphors of illness in the Latin writing of the Middle Ages. We encourage papers that investigate how the imagery of morbus, pestilentia, gangraena etc. structured individual experience and how it shaped self-knowledge and practices of communities. We invite original contributions that critically examine the role that Latin metaphors of illness played in medieval discourse as a tool of explaining reality and as a rhetorical device used to impose specific world views.

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  • Rennes

    Call for papers - Sociology

    How are norms challenged by disabilities?

    This 9th conference aims to discuss the construction of normality and, more broadly, the system of thought that structures our societies in which being “able” is the norm in the sense of both the most widespread and the most desirable situation. The aim of this critical perspective is therefore to highlight how our societies are structured in relation to the notion of the able individual. While the recent call to build inclusive societies would appear to herald a radical turning point, what is the reality? Have we truly finished with representations of disability that tend towards the negative, the defective or even the tragic? To what extend are the “heroized” figures of disability, omnipresent in the public space, perpetrating the representation of disability as a deviation from the norm?

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Asia

    The first Japanese embassy in Europe (1582-1590) and the "De missione legatorum iaponensium ad Romanam curiam"

    Intercultural exchanges and their communication

    Cet appel à contribution s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un projet de traduction et d’édition critique du De missione legatorum iaponensium ad Romanam curiam. Il invite à des communications qui, prenant nécessairement pour point de départ le De missione – dont existent déjà des traductions dans plusieurs langues modernes  – mais aussi les divers écrits de Fróis, pour éclairer cette œuvre.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Representation

    "All Alone" in East-Central Europe: Reinventing the Orphan from the Fascist to the Socialist Era

    International PhD Contract 2020-2023

    Full-time, 36-month-long international PhD contract at Sorbonne University (PhD program IV) within the research centre Eur'ORBEM and in partnership with the French Research Centre in Social Sciences (CEFRES) in Prague, from 1 October 2020, under the supervision of Clara Royer. The PhD thesis may be written in French or in English. PhD propositions should focus on the discourses and practices surrounding the orphan condition in literature and/or visual arts (cinema, photography, graphic arts and so forth) in the wake of the violence and demographic upheavals that characterized 20th century East-Central Europe. Because of its interdisciplinary scope, applicants with a background in social history, literary studies and/or visual arts specialized in one or several countries of East-Central Europe may apply.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Music and French History

    French Historical Studies (Special Issue)

    The history of the music of France has traditionally been studied as a separate category without the same robust interest as other cultural artifacts such as film and literature. More recent scholarship illuminates the place of music in French society and suggests that more work should be done to sketch out the particular place of music in all its forms in French history. This special issue of French Historical Studies proposes to take stock of and advance this historiographical renewal. What can the production and consumption of music tell us about the shifting nature of French identity and the relationships among various constituencies in French history?

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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Oman over Times: A Nation from the Nahda to the Oman Vision 2040

    Arabian Humanities Thematic Issue No. 15 (Spring 2021)

    This issue of Arabian Humanities proposes to offer a multidisciplinary overview of the Sultanate of Oman contemporary period by bringing together old and recent works. It will focus as much on its history as on the major social and cultural changes that have taken place in its society. The aim is to explore the different aspects that can be observed today and which contribute to a better understanding of this country over time.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Displaying the social history of migrants: content, scenography, public engagement

    Donner à voir l’histoire sociale des migrations: contenus, scénographies, médiations

    We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in related fields, in particular migration studies and social history, especially as they intersect with museum studies and/or public history. Participants will discuss, from a theoretical and a practical point of view, the best ways to display, in an exhibition context, the daily experience of past migrations in all their social dimensions.

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  • Cairo

    Call for papers - History

    Diasporas, charity and the construction of belonging

    A connected history of practices of ‘goodwill’ in Egypt during the imperial age (19th–20th centuries)

    Egypt was a space of circulation in the 19th and 20th centuries; a pole of attraction for migrants from Europe and around the Mediterranean. Numerous individuals from Ottoman provinces choose it as a place of exile. Greeks, Italians and Maltese, to name the most numerous groups, swelled the ranks of populations of European origin, which was chiefly concentrated in urban centres. Numerous institutions and charities were created to support these mobile populations. A space of rivalry between different actors (consulates, associations, missionaries, philanthropists, etc), charity in the context of diaspora/diasporic communities/groups has not been sufficiently studied. Inspired by recent works in connected history, this workshop aims to approach charity from a relational perspective, through a comparison of the discourses on and the practices of ‘goodwill’ implemented by different groups.

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  • Fort-de-France

    Call for papers - America

    Memories in the Caribbean and Latin American Areas: between Tradition, Modernity and Transmodernity

    1920-2020: a century of capitalism

    Les mémoires et traditions dans la Caraïbe et dans l’Amérique latine ont toujours fait l’objet de discussions houleuses, ont toujours déchaîné des convulsions, tant elles ont été affectées par des processus d’amnésies et d’assimilation, portés directement par le colonialisme, le positivisme, l’impérialisme, la globalisation, le néo-colonialisme. 2020, année cruciale pour les pays occidentaux ou occidentalisés, nous offre la possibilité de questionner le modèle capitaliste, soit l’apport de l’occidentalisation à l’édification sociale des peuples, à savoir s’il est l’unique système économique, le seul modèle politique obligé, permettant d’envisager le progrès, l’évolution, le modernisme dans nos régions.

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  • Tunis

    Study days - History

    Túnez y el Mediterráneo en la Edad Moderna: Identidades, conflictos y representaciones

    Homenaje a Slimane Mostafa Zbiss y Mikel de Epalza

    La historia y la geografía demuestran el importante rol que tuvo Túnez en el Mediterráneo y cómo esto influyó en la creación de su identidad. Su localización en el centro del Mare Nostrum le dio un papel importante, ya sea en periodos de paz o de guerra. En la Edad Media y el comienzo de los tiempos modernos, bajo los hafsíes, Túnez controlaba el comercio subsahariano con Europa y los bienes de los comerciantes del este con los mercados occidentales. Los hafsíes también mantuvieron buenas relaciones diplomáticas con Venecia y los reyes de Aragón... En tiempos de conflicto, en el siglo XVI, Túnez fue un lugar estratégico para los imperios otomano e hispánico.

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  • Batalha

    Call for papers - History

    Materialities and devotion (5th-15th centuries)

    V Medieval Europe in motion

    The last decades have witnessed the development of studies on material culture, favouring an inter- and multidisciplinary approach. This has enabled a more cohesive reading of the way in which the medieval Man related to his material environment, manipulating, adapting and transforming it, of the uses given to the objects he produced, the meanings attributed, how he interacted with them in cognitive and affective terms.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Counter-enlightenment, Revolution and Dissent

    Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence / PJCV

    Reason and rational modes of thought are often seen as the bastion against the acceleration of conflict into violence and the goal of the Enlightenment tradition was, in a large part, to liberate individuals from those irrational superstitions and beliefs which were at the base of these conflicts. However, many critiques of the Enlightenment project, both historical and more contemporary, see the imposition of universal reason as itself a form violence, ignoring claims of comprehensive traditions, identity and history on the individual. The aim of this special edition of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence is to examine possible counter-enlightenment approaches to violence, conflict and conflict resolution.

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