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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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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Modern

    Social sciences debating health and discussing care: Euro-american perspectives and transatlantic dialogs

    This event hopes to further discussions on the role of the State in the implementation of public health policies. We will also look into the responses given to these policies, whether they are judged too interventionist (denouncing dispossession of knowledges described as traditional) or insufficient (demanding for comprehensive and equitable care). We seek to to analyze the changes coming from the "left hand" of the State, in the contemporary neo-liberal framework, its genesis and its historical counter-examples. After a first day of sessions dedicated to scientific presentations, in a multidisciplinary framework open to all social sciences, the symposium also aims to open a space for exchanges with civil society. We would also like to take into account the international circulation of notions –  as expressed by the phrase "obstetric violence", which both owes much to Latin American spaces and have had its meaning changed through such circulations.

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  • Ixelles-Elsene

    Lecture series - History

    The first age of capitalism: cycle of four conferences of the Marcel Liebman chair

    Cycle de quatre conférences de la chaire Marcel Liebman

    Du 2 au 5 mars 2020, le professeur Alain Bihr occupera la chaire annuelle Marcel Liebman pour une série de quatre cours autour de thèmes qu’il aborde dans sa nouvelle trilogie (Syllepse, 2018) intitulée « Le premier âge du capitalisme (1415-1763) ».

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  • Study days - History

    A pluridisciplinary approach to the 1870-1871 war

    Cette journée vise à croiser les regards disciplinaires sur cette guerre méconnue en mobilisant l'histoire militaire, l'histoire des relations internationales, l'histoire culturelle, le droit et la sociologie, en abordant à la fois les questions diplomatiques et stratégiques, la guerre et l'après-guerre, et en s'intéressant aux institutions politiques et militaires, mais aussi aux hommes tombés.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Religion

    Resistance to Order and Authority (ROAR)

    CEU/ELTE/Masaryk PhD Conference 2020

    Religion has served to legitimize political power, but it has also been a basis for resistance against order and authority. Be it the Maccabean revolt, Gandhi's practice of non-violence resistance, contemporary neo-pagan religions, or the counter-system movements portrayed by Mark Juergensmeyer in his 2001 book Terror in the Mind of God, religious beliefs have motivated people to reject social order that they deem as unjust, and possibly rise against it. Even in today’s secularized societies, religion has served as the ground for social movements and manifestations addressing pressing socioeconomic threats such as climate change, social inequality, authoritarian governments and minority discrimination. These observations have encouraged new trends in scholarly debate, especially regarding the emergence of alternative religious ideas and rituals in modern societies.  old and new religious convictions legitimized various resistance movements among different communities? Which causes have influenced violent mobilizations against established social order, non-violent struggle, or the establishment of alternative community frameworks? What can these movements and ideas tell us about the role that religion plays today both in secularized and non-secularized societies?

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  • London

    Call for papers - Modern

    Workshop on sexual violence in modern southern European history

    Southern European gender models and the implications of these on the study of sexual violence in the western world are relatively under-theorised within broader narratives of the western subject. This workshop seeks to address this lacuna through an exploration of the intersection of southern European culture – understood through the prism of “unity in diversity” – and sexual violence in the modern period. A thorough comparison of sexual violence within the diverse localities of the European south will allow similarities and differences to emerge, and will help to decentre current emphasis on the English-speaking world within the current historiography on sexual violence.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    2020 prize at the Comité d'histoire de la sécurité sociale

    Créé en 1973 au sein du ministère des Affaires sociales, le Comité d'histoire de la Sécurité sociale a pour mission de contribuer à une meilleure connaissance de l'histoire de la Sécurité sociale et plus largement de la protection sociale de l'Ancien Régime à nos jours, de susciter des travaux scientifiques et d'en assurer ou d'en aider la diffusion.

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  • Clermont-Ferrand

    Call for papers - History

    Practices of solidarity and social criticism

    À partir d’études de cas explorant des situations de pratiques de solidarité, nous voulons examiner les modalités de la construction de la critique sociale ordinaire, les modes d’appropriation des discours critiques. En somme, les processus de co-construction sont au cœur de notre réflexion et invitent à étudier les rencontres entre acteurs sociaux différents.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Europe

    Mapear os Rituais Públicos no Império Português na Época Moderna

    Mapping Public Ritual in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire

    Está aberto o convite à submissão de propostas que comparem rituais e festivais nas diferentes partes do império português, bem como comunicações que identifiquem padrões de trocas culturais com sociedades africanas, ameríndias e asiáticas ou com outros atores imperiais europeus e não-europeus.

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  • Sherbrooke

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Comparative perspectives to social innovation in SMEs

    New faces, a diversity of contexts, alternative approaches and issues

    Ce colloque s’intéresse ainsi à l’innovation sociale et à l’une de ses modalités, l’entrepreneuriat social, dans la diversité de leurs espaces, formes, processus, ou résultats. Il s’agira, à travers la mise en commun d’expertises et de résultats de recherche, de faire le point sur l’état actuel des connaissances, de questionner les approches retenues pour l’étude de l’innovation sociale intra-organisation, et d’en cerner les modalités d’évaluation et l’impact. L’ambition est, notamment, de poser des bases innovantes d’un cadre conceptuel renouvelé, transdisciplinaire, post-moderne, post-colonial, et/ou critique.

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - History

    Towards a Decentered History of Dance

    How is history moved, reconfigured, stimulated, by current research on dance? In connection with the Lyon Dance Biennale and the forthcoming publication of A History of Dance in the West (Ed. Seuil, Sept. 2020), this international conference in Lyon, France, aims to extend questions addressed by scholars’ contributions to the book, as well as generate entirely new dialogues via various acts of “decentering” dance historical scholarship. The polysemic notion of decentering is here understood as an invitation to reevaluate theoretical models, methods, approaches and historiographies of dance.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Writing work

    Doctoral study day at the Association française de l'histoire des mondes du travail (AFHMT)

    Cette journée d'étude portera sur la question de l’écriture du travail. Elle s’inscrit dans une actualité politique, sociale et historiographique qui donne une acuité particulière à cette question. Le succès d’ouvrages de travailleurs et/ou sur les travailleurs, à l’instar de Joseph Ponthus, À la ligne, montre la diversification des écritures sur le travail à l’épreuve de ses formes les plus contemporaines, comme le développement de l’intérim. Cette journée d’étude accueillera prioritairement mais non exclusivement, et sur toutes les périodes de l’histoire, les communications portant sur les écrits produits par les travailleurs et travailleuses eux-mêmes. Ces écritures peuvent être de nature diverse (carnets, journaux, autobiographies, romans, écrits collectifs…) et revêtir des objectifs eux-mêmes variés, qu’il s’agisse d’écrits à vocation de témoignage, ou d’entreprises de nature philosophique, anthropologique, voire politique, et que leurs auteur.e.s aient cherché à publier ou non.

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  • Wrocław

    Call for papers - History

    Public History Summer School

    The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the third Public History Summer School. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Public History Summer School that was to be held in Wrocław, Poland, is moved to being online-only event and will take place as previously planned, June 1-5. The workshops and sessions will be organised with the use of new technologies. 

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Modern

    Crank handles: A muscular history of industrialization (XVIII th -XXI th centuries)

    The crank handle is an apparently simple device, so simple that its historical study seems to stop when industrialization begins. Although the first industrial machines did not run on coal and steam but on muscles and cranks. The workshop aims to interrogate the persistence of the crank handle driven by human force, even as new energy sources overlap. To what extent did the cranks accompany the mechanization of production in the past and today? How did they shape contemporary industrialization? How did these crank techniques coexist with large industry? In what spaces and under what conditions does this cohabitation take place?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Sounds and voices in the Middle Ages

    Questes seminar

    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. Il convient à présent d’étudier les traces de ce monde sonore disparu, au fil des trois séances de séminaire.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Belonging. Groups and individuals - the deficiencies, absences and silences of sources

    Carences, absences et silences des sources

    Les doctorants de l’école doctorale II « Histoire moderne et contemporaine » de Sorbonne Université organisent leur journée d’étude annuelle. Cette journée se divisera cette année en deux temps : une première demi-journée portera sur « Appartenir. Groupes et individus ». La seconde demi-journée sera consacrée à des questions méthodologiques autour du thème « Carences, absences et silences des sources ». Les propositions provenant de jeunes chercheurs sont particulièrement bienvenues.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Sociology

    Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives

    Research seminar 2020 / FMSH

    The seminar of the International Platform on Racism and Antisemitism intends to approach racism and anti-Semitism as a global, national and local phenomena, resulting from numerous metamorphoses and historical evolutions. The old forms of racism have not disappeared, but they are now in institutional and systemic mode, and in so-called "cultural" or "differentialist" form. Hatred and rejection of the other are now to be found on social networks (conspiracy theories, often anti-Semitic) and in algorithms. At a time of increase in identity-based movements and competition amongst victims, racist and anti-Semitic prejudice is even developing in some minorities or in groups defending minorities.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Lecture series - History

    Being represented, contributing and creating society

    Condorcet conferences

    Être représenté, contribuer, faire société pose la question du privé et du public, de la démocratie et de ses formes, des types et des modalités du vivre-ensemble, de la contribution et de l’exclusion selon un ensemble de perspectives liées à l’histoire, la géographie, l’anthropologie, l’économie, la philosophie, la littérature, la science politique, la représentation esthétique, les arts de la parole, de l’utopie à la servitude volontaire.

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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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  • Paris 05 Panthéon

    Conference, symposium - History

    Race and blood in sources since the 17th century: the case of France and its colonies

    Ce colloque a pour but d’analyser dans les sources les usages du terme de race, dans le contexte français depuis le XVIIe siècle, qui marque le début de la colonisation esclavagiste menée par des élites marchandes avec le soutien de la monarchie. Il s’agira dans un premier temps de voir comment les termes de race, mais aussi de sang, auquel le premier est initialement étroitement lié, sont utilisés, avant même le début de la colonisation. Depuis quand et comment les sources utilisent-elles des expressions telles que « noblesse de sang », « noblesse de race », « race des Carolingiens »… Quels sont les usages de ces termes dans le discours religieux, nobiliaire, zootechnique ? Quelles sont les grammaires de l’usage du mot race avant même que l’esclavage ne se développe dans les colonies françaises ?

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