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  • Southampton

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowship (2024–2025)

    The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton, UK, is delighted to invite applications for a Visiting Fellowship. We welcome applications from scholars studying Jewish/non-Jewish relations from any disciplinary perspective in the humanities, including but not limited to anthropology, gender studies, history, literature, art, music, archaeology, and religious studies. The area of chronological and geographical specialisation is open. Special consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate engagement with the Parkes Library and Jewish archives at the University of Southampton.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The constellation of the anti-nuclear movement in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s

    The theme of anti-nuclear mobilizations has remained largely unexplored, despite contributions made by some of their protagonists and numerous studies on the 1970s and 1980s movements. Firstly, this special issue addresses this gap and aims to investigate the heterogeneous components in Italian society that have contributed to anti-nuclear mobilizations, highlighting their protagonists, ideas, and values. Secondly, it aims to offer an adequate contextualisation via an exploration of political and organisational ties of such movements, and tools and communication strategies they employed.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Emerging Figures of Political Power during the Iron Age II-III in Ancient Western Asia and Eastern Mediterranean: Connected Histories?

    Bringing together specialists of the Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Greek worlds, this international congress will discuss the appearance during the Iron Age I-II of new figures of power and of power management, opposing or presenting political alternatives to the ideologies and socio-economic functioning of the dominant power systems, thus leading, at times, to significant political changes. The debate may highlight the transformative capacity of ancient political systems, going beyond the usual opposition between the extreme conservatism recognized in Near Eastern despotisms, centralized but also often imperialist, and, on the other hand, the evolutionary tendency attributed to the political systems of the Greek world.

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  • Messina

    Call for papers - Africa

    Cross border communities and blurred citizenships in Africa: stakes and challenges

    As part of the 7th Biennial Congress of the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI), we are organizing a panel on cross-border communities in Africa. This panel welcomes papers from various disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, particularly those interested in the individual and collective dimensions of territorialized and individualized relations at international borders, which Amilhat Szary and Giraut (2015) call “borderities.”

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Conference, symposium - History

    Decoding European History through Guns: Methodologies and Research Approaches

    What are firearms? How did they impact on the history of European societies? What are the more promising research approaches for studying them? Firearms hold profound implications for European societies, influencing international relations, the diffusion of violence, and State sovereignty. This workshop will convene researchers examining themes such as the relationship between European States and guns, global efforts to regulate arms markets, the role of firearms in changing the societal perception of violence, and the semantic nuances defining these instruments. Through exploration of diverse research methodologies, the workshop aims to highlight the significance of firearms as both a subject of scholarly inquiry and a lens for examining critical aspects of contemporary history, shedding new light on the European past – one trigger pull at a time.

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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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  • Evora

    Call for papers - History

    Social Changes in the South: interdisciplinary approaches

    Looking at the global and plural South from crossed and interdisciplinary perspectives is the challenge that this congress poses to researchers. The South is understood as a social laboratory which brings together specificities which can be questioned from different points of view, crosses areas of knowledge and uses different methodologies, scales and/or geographies of analysis. Thus, looking to the South in diachrony and temporality, space and time, will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and still have an impact on societies today. Looking to the past in diachrony and temporality will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and have an impact in the present. Looking to the past allows us to understand contemporaneity, leading to constructing a society with knowledgeable and participatory citizens who are better prepared to face future social challenges.

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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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  • Calgary

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Political studies

    Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Canadian Municipal Barometer (CMB) is a major research partnership that brings together academic researchers and non-academic organizations across Canada to understand and improve municipaldemocracy. Our research includes annual surveys of mayors and councillors in 1,000 municipalities, large recurring surveys of the Canadian public, and in-depth qualitative research. Alongside its academic outputs, the partnership will also create numerous outputs for practitioners and the wider public, including the Local Democracy Lab, a new resource for dataaccess and data analysis for community leaders and elected representatives. The CMB postdoc fellow will have access to exceptionally large survey datasets of both political elites and the Canadian public and will have the opportunity to design and implement survey modules for both surveys.

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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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  • Heidelberg

    Call for papers - History

    Playing the Aggressor

    Historical Conquest, Colonization, and Resistance in Video Games

    The workshop will analyze video games that reconstruct, model, or draw inspiration from historical aggressors and aggression, with a particular focus on conquest, colonization, and resistance. It explores games where players engage in territorial expansion or resistance, spanning various genres including real-time strategy, grand strategy, and other turn-based strategies and tactical games, among others.

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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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  • Yerevan

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The International Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

    Memorial, Political, and Geopolitical Stakes of a Decades-Long Unfinished Struggle

    The central aim of this international conference is to study how and why, since the end of the Second World War and more significantly since the 1960s, international actors have positioned themselves on the matter of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide—as well as how and why their respective positions have evolved over time. A principal concrete goal will be to analyze and compare the processes of recognizing (or refusing to recognize) the Armenian Genocide across a number of state governments, national and international stakeholders, and institutions at the local or provincial level, in order to understand when, why, and how some adopt clear positions in favor of recognition while others remain ambivalent. Diplomatic relations and geopolitical engagement with Turkey is often cited as a major determinant in navigating these processes; while this is an important factor, it should not mask or overshadow the recognition processes themselves, which are often deeply complex and balance the interests of a multiplicity of stakeholders on the issue. 

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  • Nice

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Digital democracy: promises and illusions

    A stable and peaceful society is based on a solid and strong democracy. The democratic model is the future of any society that respects human rights. New information and communication technologies and the still poorly regulated advances in Artificial Intelligence have impacted not only all human activity, but have also contributed to reshaping the relationship with politics, citizen participation, political communication and politics. national and international. Digital democracy (or electronic, cyber, digital) is a political-social phenomenon which began to emerge around fifteen years ago in very diverse national contexts. Today, it is a tool that is used mainly for electoral expression intended for a fairly small number of citizens. The purpose of this international conference is to question the phenomenon of electronic democracy not only from an instrumental point of view (e-voting tool), but to question the conditions of possibility and possible limits.

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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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  • Evora

    Seminar - Middle Ages

    Local powers toward central authorities: Decision-making process in medieval urban societies

    2nd Lectures on social contract

     The scientific summit is dedicated to bringing together different specialists who analyse the discursivities of decision-making developed in medieval towns and other local instances of political governance. The goal of this seminar is centred in exploring the dynamics between the local and the central spheres of power, following an understanding on how those dynamics build their communication strategies from communal institutions side to interact with —or, even though, resist to— their so-called sovereign authorities. These communication channels often operated networks of semantic change between the local spheres, where political decisions were performed, and the higher spheres with jurisdictional power over them.

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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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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - History

    Other Voices. Resilience, Identities and Politicization of Local Agents and the unfolding of the Modern State (17th-19th Centuries)

    This international conference wants to reflect on the interaction between local agents and the institutional State Building policies between the 17th and the 19th Centuries. The construction of the Modern State, far from being a top-down vertical process, has consisted of a debate, often tense - if not adverse - between the interests of local communities and the State apparatus or raison d'état. In this way, the aim is to achieve a much more complete knowledge of the construction of the Modern State based on the study of the local sphere. The conference presented here is undoubtedly boldly conceived: to bring together marginal orisolated aspects and intertwine them to revisit specific historiographical hypotheses.

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