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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Asia

    Fleeing the Nazis: the blessed exiles of Asia?

    This meeting is a continuation of the franco-german conference held in Berlin in 2014 about "Heroes and heroic myths : a social and cultural construction : Germany, France, Japan" (published in 2017 at Leipziger Universitätsverlag). After having studied those ambivalent constructions of warrior 'heroes', this new conference focuses on two other ambivalences associated with WWII : the position of host states towards exiles fleeing from nazism and the "survival ethic" of the exiles themselves.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Advocating religious freedom in the Helsinki process

    New research perspectives on the non-state actors in view of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki treaty (1975–2025)

    This online workshop aims at further exploring human rights activists involved in the Helsinki process, at the interface between the Dissent and the Western public, and between state and other private networks. The focus of this workshop is on the religion, on religious networks and actors who advocate religious freedom and human rights in the CSCE process. We are particularly interested in contributions focussing on the neutral States of Europe (e.g. Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Malta, Austria) and on Eastern European groups as they are often underrepresented in international research.

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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - History

    Refugees and the (Global) Cold War

    This international workshop will chart the intersection between refugee history and Cold War history. The most well-known connection between these two fields is the figure of the political refugee fleeing from the socialist East to the democratic West. As recent research in both areas has highlighted, however, forced displacement and Cold War competition were global phenomena. To explore the entanglement of refugee history and Cold War history in its full scope - including the above-mentioned anticommunist refugees, who remain a crucial part of the story - the workshop invites a broad range of contributions in terms of chronology, geography, and methodology, from PhD students, early career researchers, and established scholars.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Perspectives on Governance by Non-State Armed Actors

    The workshop “Perspectives on Governance by Non-State Armed Actors” is the first event of the Workshop Series "Debating Transnational Governance", organized by the Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy. Given the current pandemic situation, the workshop will take place online on May 24, 2021. It welcomes a broad range of contributions on issues related to rebel governance and governance by non-state armed actors, with the goal of stimulating debate and interdisciplinary reflections, and potentially exploring new avenues for research in this field of study.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Geography

    Questioning heritage and tourism through gender

    The International Meeting of Young Researchers in Tourism (RIJCT) “Interrogating heritage and tourism processes through a gender perspective” will take place on 6, 7 and 8 September 2021. Their aim is to propose new reflections in the consideration of gender in tourism and heritage studies. The RIJCT proposes an overview of the latest studies which analyse gender through domination relationships and identities structure. The different lines of studies analyse gender through the methodological issues, intersectionality in touristic and heritage projects, and attractiveness policies.

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  • Dublin

    Call for papers - Thought

    Perspectives - Varia

    UCD Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Autumn 2021)

    The editorial board of the 2021 issue of Perspectives: UCD Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy seeks submissions of contributions, from postgraduate students and recent graduates, on any topic relevant to the theme of Social Philosophy broadly construed. We welcome articles as well as book reviews on recent publications in all areas and approaches to Social Philosophy.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Doing Fieldwork in Centres of Power

    The Example of Deliberative Bodies

    The aim of this call is to gather contributions in order to publish an edited volume on the methodological and epistemological challenges specifically posed by the practice of fieldwork in centres of power. The ambition is to draw on the experience of researchers who have already been confronted with these issues in order to offer examples, paths for reflection and keys to researchers in anthropology, sociology and political science who would like to venture into them in their turn, in order to help them grasp the challenges they pose and adjust their fieldwork practices to respond to them. To narrow the perspective as much as to emphasize a form of power centre that is now widespread, deliberative assemblies are taken as a case study. The latter bring together institutions with different reasons for being (e.g. political, legal or religious) and their scale (local, national or international).

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  • Study days - Political studies

    Political Mobilization in the US: New Stakes and Evolutions

    Les dernières élections présidentielles ont démontré la forte capacité de mobilisation de blocs d’électeurs bien connus depuis le début des années 1980 tels que les chrétiens évangéliques, toujours fidèles au parti républicain, mais aussi d’électeurs dont la volatilité est plus grande, sans oublier la portée de la mobilité démographique. Alors que l’État fédéral continue de se désengager du contrôle des lois et procédures électorales (à la suite de l’arrêt Shelby County v. Holder de 2013), des initiatives sont prises dans ce domaine par les citoyens (comme en Floride avec l’Amendement 4 destiné à réintégrer sur les listes électorales les anciens détenus), mais aussi par les gouverneurs comme les législateurs de certains États pour encadrer ces procédures ainsi que l’accès aux urnes. Dans ce contexte, le record de participation de 2020 et la contestation violente du verdict des urnes marquent un probable tournant pour la démocratie états-unienne. Les trois intervenants de cette journée d’étude, spécialistes de l’intersection entre politique, religion et droits des femmes et des personnes LGBT+, tireront des leçons de cette mobilisation inégalée.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Or­din­ary Or­al­it­ies: Every­day Voices in His­tory

    Histories of voice are often written as accounts of greatness: great statesmen, notable rebels, grands discours, and famous exceptional speakers and singers populate our shelves. This focus on the great and exceptional has not only led to disproportionate attention to a small subset of historical actors (powerful, white, western men and the occasional token woman), but also obscures the broad range of vocal practices that have informed, co-created and given meaning to human lives and interactions in the past. The volume aims toward geographical and chronological breadth, from any region of the globe, from roughly the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Contributors to this volume seek out spaces and moments that have been documented idiosyncratically or with difficulty, and where the voice and its sounds can be of particular salience.

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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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  • Florence

    Summer School - History

    What is European History in the 21st Century?

    Summer School in Global and Transnational History

    The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its seventeenth Summer School in Global and Transnational History, which will take place online on 14-16 September 2021. This year, the Summer School would like to invite contributions on the specific theme of What is European History in the 21st Century?

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    The Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize and the Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize

    The French Colonial Historical Society awards two book prizes annually for the best books on French colonial history published during the preceding year. The Boucher Prize is awarded in honor of long-time members and active supports Mary Alice and Philip Boucher, and recognizes the best book on the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815. The Heggoy Prize is awarded in honor of FCHS founding member Alf Andrew Heggoy, and recognizes the best book on the French colonial experience from 1815 to the present.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    RE-DWELL : Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe programme (Marie Curie ITN)

    Fellowships for doctoral research

    Applications are open until February 19th for six early stage researchers (PhD research projects) that will be funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission through the Innovative Training Network “RE-DWELL: Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe”.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - History

    Muslims: a European History 16th-21st century

    For the second consecutive year, the CHSP (Centre d’histoire de sciences po) European History Seminar explores the social lives of Muslims in early modern and modern European societies. It fits in with the preliminary works of ESLAM (European Societies in the Light of Apolitical Muslims) and is open to established scholars, junior researchers and Ph.D. and master degree’s students in history and social sciences. 

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  • Moscow

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Studies

    The Higher School of Economics Centre for Medieval Studies in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Medieval Studies.

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  • Bucharest

    Call for papers - History

    Labour and Global Solidarity during the Long 20th Century

    History of Communism in Europe Journal, no. 12/2021

    The current call for papers seeks new, transnational, methodologically innovative perspectives on labor and workers, stressing on the transformations work and work relations have undergone during the 20th century.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Exploring a democratic ritual: “Young citizens’ ceremonies” in transnational perspective

    Throughout the 20th century, and in some instances until today, various European countries, among them Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, have organized ceremonies to celebrate the accession of young citizens to their political rights (and duties). Called Jungbürgerfeier, Erstwählerfeier, Burgerdag or promotions citoyennes, these rituals have long been forgotten in countries where they ceased to exist, or been overlooked as marginal or simply boring. In fact, however, in the course of their transformations and transnational circulation they have crystallized key tensions within contemporary democracies. We would like to invite scholars working on or interested by these ceremonies in other contexts to join us and help us broaden our transnational perspective.

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  • Meknes

    Call for papers - Education

    Gender and education amid Covid-19

    Impacts, responses, and prospects

    The present conference aims to examine the devastating impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on gender equality and quality education, two sustainable goals identified by the UN, and the kind of responses which were triggered as forms of activism, self-expression, and creation of new meanings. Furthermore, it explores the prospects which may be unlocked for future professionals through learning different skills and values which foster equal opportunities for both genders in leadership and in the labour market, eventually and hopefully resulting in an equitable, unbiased, and fair labour culture for all.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Anchoring International Organizations in the Study of Organizational Sociology

    This paper session aims to bring together scholars who adopt a sociological perspective to the study of international organizations (IOs). IOs have historically been studied by jurists and later by political scientists through the prism of theories in international relations (IR). In the past two decade, growing scholarship in IR has shifted the focus to analyzing IOs as actors in IR in their own right. To this end, scholars have not only developed new methodologies, traditionally used by anthropologists and organizational sociologists, but have also embraced sociology as a discipline and more precisely the field of organizational sociology. In this way, IOs have been studied as bureaucracies, as organizations within which various actors compete, which comply and produce norms and values. Nowadays, organizational sociology provides a fascinating basis to study IOs not only from within, but also with respect to their environment in a dynamic perspective.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Social justice in times of uncertainty

    The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

    Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty takes as a starting point the health pandemic that erupted in 2020, which led societies across the world to cope with disruptions in the provisioning of goods and services, means of livelihood, and fundamental freedom – not least, that of movement. The crisis also revealed global and local inequalities, translated into who has the right to live or not, and raised new questions around (in)justice in the contemporary world. In light of the turmoil experienced, as a globalized society and within our communities, this congress emphasizes the relevance of social and environmental justice in the making of a fair society, asking the question: in times of uncertainty, what does it mean to live a good life in a just society?

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