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  • Aubervilliers | Delhi

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Engaging with categories in South Asia: processes, challenges and implications

    22nd International Workshop by the Youth Association for Indian Studies

    As researchers in social sciences, we are constantly confronting categories. While categorization is an inevitable process, the division and classification of the social world is not neutral. It entails choices and has implications. Some of these choices may be determined by institutions, others informally emerge within society, and still others are made by researchers for analytical purposes. In any case, categorisation can leave a lasting imprint on social and political structures, as in the South Asian context.

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  • Lahore

    Call for papers - Asia

    Understanding Gradients of Political Engagements

    Citizenship and Identity in South Asia

    Historian and political scientists of South Asia have been dealing with the ascent of postcolonial state and the form of citizenships in South Asia. The meteoric rise of postcolonial theory, subaltern school of historiography to be precise made efforts in bringing the role of ideas and culture in shaping state, community and political narratives. Notwithstanding these insights still this literature failed to bring in one very important thing; a comparative lens to study informal politics in the region. The social transformation and process of democratization has appeared to be inching ahead across the region from Nepal to Bangladesh. Therefore, increasingly a cross country perspective is required combining interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative) to develop a comparative perspective of way social and cultural factors influence informal politics in South Asia.

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  • Delhi

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Post-Doctoral Research position at the Centre for social sciences and humanities (CSH - UMIFRE)

    The Centre for social sciences and humanities (CSH) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral research position in social sciences. Reputed multidisciplinary research centre in social sciences on South Asia, the CSH is engaged in research in all disciplines of the social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, urban studies, etc.).

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  • Beirut

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Islam et altérité

    True acceptance of otherness in a globalized and pluralistic world allows us to measure the capacity of religious, philosophical or political thought to fit in and assume the contemporary societal dynamics inherent to globalization (Taylor). This acceptance is not devoid of resistance that stem from the rise of entrenched identity expressions founded in particularly on a vision of equality that is based on the “similar” which assumes a historical-ethnic or religious identity. (Pierre Rosanvallon, La Société des égaux, Paris, Seuil, 2011.). The congress “Islam and Otherness” proposes to reflect on how Islam fits into this societal movement beyond identity resistance.

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  • Istanbul

    Summer School - Urban studies

    Patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain

    École doctorale GIS MOMM / Institut français d’études anatoliennes

    Le groupement d’intérêt scientifique Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans (GIS MOMM, CNRS UAR 2999) et l’Institut français d’études anatoliennes (IFEA) organisent une école doctorale sur le thème « patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain ». Cette école doctorale s’adresse aux étudiantes et étudiants inscrit-e-s en doctorat, année préparatoire au doctorat (APD) ou dernière année de master-recherche dans la perspective de préparer un doctorat ; dans toutes les sciences humaines et sociales (sociologie, science politique, géographie, ethnologie, anthropologie, histoire, histoire de l’art, architecture, urbanisme, droit) ; et dont les travaux sont consacrés aux aires géographiques turque, centrasiatique, kurde, ottomane et post-ottomane (méditerranéenne, balkanique ou caucasienne).

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  • Tokyo

    Call for papers - Law

    The judicialization of social and environmental issues in Japan

    Continuities, transformations, evolutions

    This special edition aims to gain insight into how the use of the legal system and litigation have evolved. In Japan, recourse to the courts is relatively rare, but litigations have increased since the end of the 1980s in areas such as labour, consumer protection, family law and, more recently, climate change. Is a process of “judicialization” (shihōka) underway in Japan?

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  • Konya

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Social sciences and Humanities: between constant/static and changing/change

    This forum represents a process of developing the field of social and human sciences, as it is a gathering of disciplines and addresses an important problem in scientific research, which is the way the researcher sees the curricula used in this field with different specializations (political gloom, international relations, economics, law, advertising and communication, Sociology, psychology, history, geography, archeology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, sports sciences), and what they represent in terms of relativity according to the background of the vision, subjectivity and objectivity of the researcher, and the extent to which, he is able to enforce the theoretical framework of the various purities since they depend on the complexity of In terms of understanding, analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon, and in terms of intertwining between disciplines, one phenomenon is cross-disciplinary and overlaps between them.

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  • Konya

    Call for papers - Education

    Social sciences and Humanities: between constant/static and changing/change

    This forum represents a process of developing the field of social sciences and humanities, as it is a gathering of disciplines and addresses an important problem in scientific research, which is the way the researcher sees the curricula used in this field with its different specializations (political sciences, international relations, economics, law, media and communication, Sociology, psychology, history, geography, archaeology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, sports sciences), and what they represent in terms of relativity according to the background of the vision, subjectivity and objectivity of the researcher, and the extent to which he is able to explain the theoretical framework of different phenomena since they depend on the complexity of In terms of understanding, analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon, and in terms of intertwining between disciplines, one phenomenon is cross-disciplinary and overlaps between them.

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  • Da Nang

    Call for papers - History

    From the Port to the World. A Global History of Indochinese Ports (1858-1956)

    In order to pave the way for the writing of a global history of Indochinese ports under colonial rule, a two-day international conference will be held October 27-28, 2022 at the University of Đà Nẵng in Việt Nam. By bringing together researchers from Việt Nam, France and beyond, this conference will aim to establish the current state of research on a question that remains largely unexplored. It will address the ports of the Indochinese Union (Việt Nam, Laos, Cambodia) in all their aspects (colonial and imperial, economic, social and cultural, military and strategic, etc.), at the crossroads of different historiographies, different disciplines, and with a comparative approach in mind

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Traumatic catastrophes

    Le 4 août 2020, à 18h07, au Liban, une double explosion secoue le port de Beyrouth. 2 700 tonnes de nitrate d'ammonium partent en fumée, dévastant sur leur chemin des quartiers entiers. Plus de 200 morts, plus de 6000 blessés, plus de 7000 familles se retrouvant sans abri : tel est le triste bilan de cette catastrophe. En prenant appui sur cet évènement mais sans vouloir s’y limiter, ce numéro d’InteraXXIons se propose d’interroger cette thématique à la lumière des sciences humaines. À travers l’histoire, plusieurs catastrophes semblables ont eu lieu (à Toulouse, à Fukushima, à Gênes, à Tchernobyl…). Au-delà de la lamentation, de la fascination, de la sidération, de la déploration, du ressentiment, que diffuse la catastrophe ?

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Militant cinema in the Arab world (from the 1960s to the present day)

    What about militant cinema today, in the Arab world? Are its objectives and modalities the same regarding the current political and social realities? What does commitment and activism mean today in a region witnessing during the last decade multiple revolutionary movements, generating as much enthusiasm as disenchantment, and a violent reality that casts a doubt on any hope of change? 

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Sociology

    The spirit of revolutions in the world

    InteraXXIons journal

    Ce numéro de la revue transdisciplinaire InteraXXIons de la faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines de l'université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (Liban) s'intéressera à l'esprit des révolutions dans le monde à travers cinq axes qui croisent les différentes disciplines.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Economics

    Political economy of research in social sciences in the Arab world

    Lebanon Support is seeking submissions for the 2021 issue of the Civil Society Review on Political economy of research in social sciences in the Arab world. Axes of reflection identified and that can guide contributions: Institutional configurations and actors’ rationale in the Arab world: how are political economies of research in social sciences organised?, Research agendas, methods and paradigms: the constrained choices of research., Researchers’ trajectories in the Arab world: functions, carriers, values.

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  • Tokyo | Strasbourg

    Study days - Sociology

    Back to the earth: thoughts, utopias and ecologies

    Comparisons between Japan and Europe

    Ce seminaire a pour objectif d’explorer et d’interroger les philosophies, les idées et les utopies sur lesquelles reposent les mouvements de retour à la terre dans leur dimension culturelle et historique au Japon et en Europe. Les conceptions de la nature et de la vie sont au cœur de ces pensées et des mouvements sociaux écologistes. C’est pourquoi ce seminaire abordera les pensées de la nature, la notion de vie dans la pensée européenne et japonaise, et comment ces notions prennent forme, circulent, sont adaptées et participent des transformations sociales.

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  • Wakayama

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    Tourism in troubled times

    Responsibility, resistance and resurgence in the Asia Pacific

    The Asia Pacific region more broadly also finds itself living in troubled times. Environmental issues such as climate change, pollution and resource scarcity continue to clash with visions and ideologies for economic prosperity, while social and political issues such as economic disparity, human right abuses and geopolitical conflicts persist and take on new forms. Within this context, unbridled tourism growth in the Asia Pacific region is on the rise as governmental and private industry initiatives endeavor to combat issues of poverty, gender inequality, rural revitalization, post-disaster recovery, and sustainable development goals through sustained tourism growth. 

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  • Shanghai

    Summer School - Political studies

    The governance of socio-ecological systems

    Exploring the land-ocean continuum: coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands

    East China Normal University is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES Summer School is organized together with the University of Reims and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

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  • Amman

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    Post-doctoral grant in contemporary studies

    L’Ambassade de France à Amman et l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) proposent une allocation post-doctorale pour un séjour de recherche de quatre mois en Jordanie durant l’année 2019, sur l’une des thématiques suivantes : la question palestinienne en Jordanie face à la politique américaine actuelle dans le conflit israélo-palestinien ; les différentes facettes de la politique turque actuelle en Jordanie ; réformes politiques et contestation sociale en Jordanie.

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  • Beirut

    Lecture series - Political studies

    Confessionalism and nationalism in Syria since 2011

    Après huit années de conflit, le processus de fragmentation de la société syrienne sur des bases notamment confessionnelles est aujourd’hui bien entamée. Enclenché et instrumentalisé en premier lieu par les autorités de Damas, puis par les groupes armés jihadistes, elle s’accompagne de politiques d’enrôlement des acteurs en fonction de leurs appartenances religieuses et/ou ethnique. Dans ce contexte, que sont devenus les concepts d’« identité nationale » et de « nation syrienne » ? Comment s’articulent-ils à d’autres formes de solidarités qu’elles soient familiales, régionales et confessionnelles ? Comment les individus réagissent-ils à ce processus d’assignation politico-religieux qui les convoque jusque dans leur intimité : leurs façons de s’habiller, de penser, de prier, d’interagir ? Comment malgré les ruptures, les identités se reconfigurent-elles en exil ?

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  • Delhi

    Call for papers - Asia

    Of mediation and power : Intermediaries in the South Asian societies

    XXIe ateliers de l'Association des jeunes études indiennes (AJEI)

    Les XXIe ateliers de l'Association des jeunes études indiennes (AJEI) se tiendront à Delhi du 22 eu 25 avril 2019, dans les locaux du Centre des sciences humaines sur le thème de l'intermédiation et du pouvoir. L'AJEI est une association de jeunes chercheur·e·s sur l'Inde, qui depuis plus de 20 ans organise des evènements scientifiques permettant de visibiliser sa recherche, d'en discuter, de la confronter à l'avis de chercheur·e·s seniors. L'appel à contributions ci-dessous donne les axes centraux mais nous restons ouverts à toute contribution recoupant la thèmatique et se basant sur des données empiriques solides. 

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  • Almaty

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The Belt-and-Road initiative

    The challenges of change for Eurasian legal and political systems

    The growing importance of Asia in academic cooperation and in particular the need for restructuring and renovating the Central Asian systems has led in recent years Kazakh and Korean law-colleagues from al-Farabi University (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and InHa University (Inch'eon, Korea) to reflect with French colleagues on how to conduct joint research.

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