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  • Lisbonne

    Colloque - Europe

    Revisiting the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

    Interdisciplinary conference signaling the centennial of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, the worst epidemic crisis on record in Portuguese and world history. The papers to be presented review the available knowledge on the subject, explore new data and point out the open questions regarding a historic event that caused dramatic effects on a global scale.

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  • Bielsko-Biała

    Appel à contribution - Langage

    Shapes of Futures

    For the nineteenth-century man, the future was “a simple combination of already known things” that could be calculated on the basis of given probabilities. For the twentieth-century man, the concept of the future was entirely different. But, perhaps, disorder is not the last word that humanity has to say about its understanding of the future. Liquid modernity has melted into postmodernity and, after almost two decades of the twenty-first century have passed, one may ask about the contemporary visions and conceptions of the future. Is the future, as Hawkins asserts categorically just “a spectrum of possibilities”? Or, maybe, in Derrida’s words, “the ineluctable world of the future […] proclaims itself at present, beyond the closure of knowledge.” 

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  • Louvain

    Appel à contribution - Histoire

    Heritage, Legacy and Memory

    Mission and Modernity Research Academy #2

    Over the past years, the history of missionary movements has become of interest to diverse dis­ciplines within the humanities. The ‘Mission and Modernity Research Academy’ aims to bring together current research projects and expertise on missionaries and steer them towards new the­matic frontiers, by providing a forum for academic debate and by creating new networks for young scholars across the globe.

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  • Appel à contribution - Pensée

    Objectif-oriented ontology and its critics

    Open Philosophy invites submissions for the topical issue “Object-Oriented Ontology and its Critics,” edited by Graham Harman (Southern California Institute of Architecture).

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  • Weimar

    Appel à contribution - Ethnologie, anthropologie

    Schalten und walten. Towards Operative Ontologies

    IKKM Biennial Conference 2019

    The conference will conclude the IKKM six-year research program on ‘Operative Ontologies’. A term seeming contradictory at first, it assumes that everything that exists is not simply present or given but has been called into being through media and their operations in the most general sense: The ruling (das Walten) of nature as well as the ruling of the social reside under the command of technology, which as increasingly digitized technology is based on switching operations (das Schalten) — e.g. the achievements of bioengineering or the computational models of planet Earth. When embodied operations establish ontological orders and the difference between the ontic and the ontological thus re-enters the ontic, this demands a radical remodeling of ontology. The IKKM Biennial Conference 2019 therefore investigates the given with regard to the procedures through which it has been made possible, produced, set up, brought into the world and called into being — “switched on” — in the first place.

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  • Paris

    Colloque - Pensée

    Mind and Body Across Time and Discipline

    The two central ways of conceptualizing psyche–soma relations in the western tradition were, and still are, the Platonic and the Aristotelian paradigms. According to Plato, a human being is a combination of two distinct substances, a mortal body and an immortal soul. According to Aristotle, a human being is a unified substance: the soul (psuche) is the form of the body, and to describe the soul is to describe the characteristic powers of human beings, just as describing the soul of a pine tree is to describe the characteristic powers of pine trees. Human beings are seen on a continuous scale with all other beings, and to say they have a rational soul roughly means that they have a linguistic capacity that other beings lack.

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  • Berne

    Bourse, prix et emploi - Études des sciences

    Assistantships – Online Edition of the Reviews and Letters by Albrecht von Haller

    SNF-funded Research Project

    2-3 Assistantships (40-80% appointment) in the SNF-funded Research Project “Online Edition of the Reviews and Letters by Albrecht von Haller”.

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  • Ypres

    Colloque - Études des sciences

    The 1918 Spanish Influenza Epidemic: Historical and Biomedical Reflections

    At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted.

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  • Londres

    Appel à contribution - Histoire

    Tele(visualising) health: TV, public health, its enthusiasts and its publics

    The conference aims to bring together scholars from different fields (such as, but not limited to, history, history of science, history of medicine, communication, media and film studies, television studies) working on the history of television in Great Britain, France and Germany (West and East) (the focus of the ERC BodyCapital project), but also other European countries, North and South America, Russia, Asia or other countries and areas. Papers might focus on one national, regional or even local framework. Considering the history of health-related (audio-) visuals as a history of transfer, as entangled history or with a comparative perspective are welcome. The organizers welcome contributions with a strong historical impetus from all social and cultural sciences.

     

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  • Oxford

    Appel à contribution - Époque contemporaine

    Race, Gender and Technology in Science-Fiction

    The Maison Française conference committee invites proposals that examine the themes of race, gender and technology in science-fiction from the classical period to the present, in all media (print, film, television…) and from any continent.

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  • Louvain

    Appel à contribution - Amériques

    The Low Countries and Latin America from the 19th Century until Present Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shared Histories and Sources

    Encuentro 2019 International workshop

    This two-day international workshop aims to address thisdebilitating obstacle and establish a dialogue betweenscholars and the vast yet frequently unknown sourcesdocumenting the multidimensional relationships betweenthe Low Countries and Latin America from the19th century until today. Archives and depositories ofvarious stock will be provided an opportunity to presentboth traditional (archival) as unconventional collectionsto scholars working within a wide range of disciplines.

     

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  • Mulhouse

    Appel à contribution - Langage

    Langage, Cognition, et Créativité

    8e Colloque international biennal de l’Association française de Linguistique cognitive (AFLiCo)

    Nous encourageons la soumission de contributions sur le rôle que joue la cognition dans la créativité verbale dans des contextes divers (e.g. dans les conversations, dans la rhétorique, dans l’humour, dans la communication interculturelle, dans les arts, etc.). Seront également bienvenus les études sur la créativité dans des gestes, dans la multimodalité, et des études sur le sujet par des approches diverses (e.g. linguistique de corpus, sociolinguistique, psycholinguistique, etc.). Les organisateurs encouragent la soumission de propositions de communication par de jeunes chercheurs. Les communications peuvent se faire en anglais ou en français, et seront de 20 minutes maximum, suivi de 8 minutes de questions.

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  • Nogent-sur-Marne

    Journée d'étude - Économie

    Facts in Environmental and Energy Economics

    Models & Practices, Past & Present

    This workshop will be the occasion for historians of thought, economists, econometricians, social scientists, specialists in economic methodology or epistemology, and economic or environmental historians to discuss about the articulation between theories, models and facts (broadly speaking) in the past and present environmental and energy economics literature. Prof. Arthur Petersen (UCL) will give a plenary talk about the interdisciplinary dialogue for the elaboration of Integrated Assessment Models. A roundtable will also be taking place with three eminents scholars: Roger Guesnerie (Collège de France), Kirsten Halsnæs (DTU) and Jean-Charles Hourcade (CNRS-CIRED). Around 20 presentations by young and senior scholars from Europe and America are expected, including preliminary results from the #BNREproject.

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  • Appel à contribution - Pensée

    Does Public Art Have to Be Bad Art?

    Open Philosophy

    "Open Philosophy" (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue "Does Public Art Have to Be Bad Art?", edited by Mark Kingwell (Toronto University). The aim of this topical issue is to explore diverse perspectives and recurring problems in the area of public art. By public art we mean, among other things, civic and institutionally commissioned works that are placed in public places such as community squares and plazas, as well as works that claim to explain or commemorate the spaces in which they appear. 

     

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  • Oldenbourg en Holstein

    Appel à contribution - Représentations

    Performing Music History

    Music history is a matter of research, it is a matter of novels, films, comics or computer games. Also: Music history is subject matter to music theater. Performances of music history lie at the center of this conference: Be it André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera prologue “Les trois ages de l’opéra”, Hans Pfitzner’s opera “Palestrina” or Franz Wittenbrink’s revue “Die Comedian Harmonists”, Heinrich Berté’s Schubert-operetta “Das Dreimäderlhaus”, Randy Johnson’s musical “A night with Janis Joplin”, or Mauricio Kagel’s Liederoper “Aus Deutschland” – historical musicians, artistic agency and musical artifacts have been negotiated in music theater for centuries. Music theater deals with a broad spectrum of music history, spanning from the medieval troubadours to the present creations of Pop, Rock, Jazz and New Music.

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  • Budapest

    Appel à contribution - Époque contemporaine

    Les technologies militaires

    Special Issue – Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (Vol. 3, n.1)

    This special issue welcomes contributions concerning the philosophical issues raised by the use of existing and emerging military and civilian forms of technologies in armed conflict.

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  • Appel à contribution - Études des sciences

    Openly about Open Access

    “Open Information Science” Journal

    The majority of academic papers on the topic of Open Access publishing are available only in fee for use journals. Thus, to make research about open access more widely available, Open Information Science is inviting research, review, and position papers for inclusion in a special issue about Open Access to be published during open access week in October 2018. Especially of interest are papers considering existing models of Open Access (platinum, gold, green, fair) and the controversies surrounding each of them. Works about the development of the Open Access movement and the usage and acceptance of works published openly, are welcome as well. All the submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field.

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  • Bourse, prix et emploi - Sociologie

    Ph.D. Scholarship “Trajectories of Change”

    Focus 2018: Transnational and Regional Dynamics

    Europe’s neighbourhood has experienced armed conflict, political transition and authoritarian restoration along with profound social and economic change. These transformation processes with deep historical roots have usually resulted from an interplay of domestic and transnational actors and factors. In order to reveal their complexity, a view through a transnational and regional lens can be rewarding: Which interdependences – past and present – are constitutive for the neighbouring regions of the European Union? How can we study transnational influences and effects on change in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa region? How to distinguish and take into account factors of change across national borders and social boundaries? To which extent do these factors shape political, social and economic realities in these regions?

     

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  • Appel à contribution - Pensée

    Computer modeling in Philosophy

    “Open Philosophy” Journal

    Open Philosophy invites submissions for the topical issue “Computer modeling in Philosophy,” edited by Patrick Grim (Stony Brook/University of Michigan).

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  • Helsinki

    Appel à contribution - Pensée

    Moral Machines? Ethics and Politics of the Digital World

    As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digitalized, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is getting ever more pressing. All technologies mark their environment, but digital technologies do so much more intimately than any previous technologies since they promise to think in our place. But how do they really think? What happens when they are entrusted with moral decisions? Is a moral machine possible? Who is responsible of the social and political environments and situations digitalization creates? Should they be politically controlled and how? The conference Moral machines calls together scholars in philosophy, humanities, literature and art in order to discuss these pressing issues.

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