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  • Nanterre | Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Technocritique(s). Reflection upon 3.3 million years of human technical externalization

    Wherever digital solutions and artificial intelligence (AI) have spread, whatever the creative domain or human activity, the impression of having a total, even universal, all-terrain technology has never been so strong. We cannot ignore that the digital revolution, while apparently offering simplicity and ease-of-use is accompanied by a rather remarkable invisibilization of technology’s infrastructure, leaving its users ignorant to the processes and material elements that encompass even the simplest tools. Homo comfort, as the Italian anthropologist Stefano Boni calls it, lives in a hypertechnological world, in which he is ignorant of most of its systems. How can one understand the least-effort infrastructure in which we live when recontextualized within nearly 3.3 million years of technological externalization ? Were 3.3 million years of experimentation necessary to arrive at this point, or rather, did we need to collectively forget our entire history in order to accept our current situation?

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  • Seminar - History

    Tele-Visions - 2024

    Technologies of Ubiquity in Visual Arts (19th-21st centuries)

    Investigating the influence of technologies of emission, transmission and reception in the visual arts and culture, this seminar proposes to federate a set of recent research on the relationship between art and technologies of remote viewing, from the 19th century to the present. Expanding on the theme of Tele-Visions and the impact of technologies of ubiquity in the visual arts, the association IMAGO-Visual Cultures have curated six sessions featuring international guests, with both researchers and artists.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Health and Nature

    Thematic issue of the journal “Histoire, médecine et santé”

    This thematic issue of the journal Histoire, médecine et santé examines the various uses of and relations to nature in the field of health. Inspired by the multidisciplinary issues raised by the current climate and biodiversity crises, this thematic issue follows recent academic initiatives in interrogating the various conceptions of nature and their effects in a number of cultural fields (urban planning, artistic production, etc.). It seeks to explore the ways in which these representations, rooted in both ontologies and marketing issues, constrain and transform the medical uses of natural elements and spaces. The issue is open to proposals from a wide range of historical and geographical contexts that could help broaden our understanding of the naturalness of the elements and products in question.

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  • Dakar

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Endogenous Knowledge in Focus

    Senegalese Journal of Information Sciences

    For many years, the promotion of endogenous knowledge has been a recurring theme in discussions between academics and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The significant contribution of this heritage to science seems to have been systematically neglected. These considerations are not new in the light of the history that shapes them, especially since these knowledge systems give rise to various epistemological, social, political and media considerations. This call for contributions aligns with the philosophical concerns of Valentin Yves Mudimbe, advocating for the construction of an “indigenous science” that seeks to understand African socio-cultural realities by reinventing Africa. 

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  • Call for papers - America

    For a History of University Settings in Quebec (19th-20th centuries)

    This call for papers is a continuation of the panel “Un renouveau de l’histoire des milieux universitaires au Québec ? Trajectoires inédites et mobilisations des savoirs”, which was organised as part of the annual conference of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française. The call is for a thematic issue to be published in Revue d’histoire de l’éducation / Historical Studies in Education in spring 2025. It aims at bringing together current research on the history of universities (French- and English-speaking) in Quebec in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to connect different approaches and objects, while also demonstrating the relevance of considering universities as orbital centres, both practically and heuristically, for future research.

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  • Oran

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Memory of the heritage in evolving and changing context and future challenges

    The last several decades have witnessed that memory of heritage has been on top of scientific research, reflection and interpretation and has marked increase in research in relation to cultural heritage, memory and change, and to transformation within the field of heritage studies. It is considered to be the heritage of tangible and intangible heritage assets of a group or society that is inherited from past generations, which has been reconstructed in present to make it accessible and beneficial to new generations. Therefore, memory of heritage is an interdisciplinary instrument that plays a significant role in shaping a sense of identity and a source of inspiration for creativity and innovation, but it is also can be a reason of exclusion, or even hostage to political conflicts and ideological debates.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    In first person

    Bringing suffering into the narrative(s)

    Since the “narrative turn” of the 1980s and the “affective turn” of the 1990s, contemporary human and social sciences, as well as writing practices, have given increasing prominence to individual narratives seen as enriching viewpoints to better understand human experience and social reality. The “subject”, long viewed with suspicion in a positivist conception of knowledge, is taking center stage in a context of weakening “metanarratives” and growing social struggles – for civil rights, for the self-determination of peoples, etc. (Grard 2017). These changes also emerge in the healthcare field : this slogan of the Disability rights movement, “Nothing about us without us”, reflects a yearning to place the subject at the heart of the discourse. This new issue of the Revue des sciences sociales will explore how human and social sciences contribute to the production and analysis of individual narratives that shed new light on experiences of illness and suffering.

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Thought

    Vulnerability in healthcare: thinking the body and the time of care

    The multidisciplinary conference “Vulnerability in Healthcare” aims to bring together researchers and healthcare professionals to explore the notion of vulnerability at work in clinical care.

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  • Halle

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Europe

    Gerda Henkel Fellowship for the History of Knowledge and the History of Science

    2 Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers and 1 Fellowship for Doctoral Students

    Scholarships from the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the European Enlightenment. Research into the history of knowledge and science is a core concern of the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the European Enlightenment (IZEA) in Halle. Under the heading "Structures of Knowledge", the centre's four main research areas include the examination of practices of knowledge appropriation, questions of knowledge order and the techniques of knowledge distribution in the 18th century.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Lecture series - Science studies

    Debates at the Centre Alexandre-Koyré

    La vingtième saison des débats du Centre Alexandre-Koyré (CAK) se tiendra d’octobre 2023 à janvier 2024 au Campus Condorcet à Aubervilliers. À l’occasion de la sortie récente d’un ouvrage d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (au sens large), nous invitons son ou ses auteur·es à débattre avec deux discutant·es privilégiés ainsi qu’avec l’ensemble de l’auditoire.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Tele→Visions

    Technologies of Ubiquity in the Visual Arts, 19th-21st centuries

    The international symposium Télé—Visions brings together a body of recent work on the influence of emission, transmission and reception technologies in the visual arts and visual culture, from the 19th century to the present. Beyond the medium of television itself, the plural “tele-visions” refers to the variety of remote viewing and image transmission techniques which, from semaphores to wireless telegraphy and up to fiber optics and contemporary networks, have configured new models for the circulation and transmission of images. Dialoguing with the history of science and technology as well as with media archaeology, the contributors to the conference will explore broad topics such as the joint evolution of perceptual regimes and remote transmission techniques, the modalities of “prosthetic vision,” the material effects of image transmission and the spatio-temporal issues inherent to network dynamics.

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  • Strasbourg

    Miscellaneous information - Science studies

    Symposium on doctoral supervision

    We invite you to participate in a Symposium on doctoral supervision. The aim will be to foster the development of a scientific community that takes doctoral supervision practices as a research object.

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  • Ascona

    Conference, symposium - History

    Uses, practices and functions of historical herbaria

    Au XVIIIe siècle, tandis que la botanique se développe et s’institutionnalise, les fonctions de l’herbier se diversifient. Instrument d’acquisition, d’enregistrement, d’échange et de diffusion des connaissances sur le règne végétal, l’herbier mérite d’être envisagé sous l’angle scientifique, aussi bien qu’artistique, économique et social. Le colloque « Usages, pratiques et fonctions des herbiers historiques » s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet de recherche « Héritages botaniques des Lumières : explorations de sources et d’herbiers historiques à l’intersection des lettres et des sciences » qu’une équipe de botanistes, historiens des sciences, historiens de la littérature et informaticiens mène à l’Université de Neuchâtel (Suisse) autour de Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Fusée-Aublet (1723-1778) et Jean-Frédéric Chaillet (1747-1839).

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Materiality in History of Architecture and Urban Planning: evolutions of techniques, perceptions and analyzes

    The session questions old and new virtual materialities in the history of architecture and urbanism: architectural surveys of building archaeology, photogrammetry, laser scanning, geomatics, etc. This materiality influences the perception and analysis of space, but to what extent?

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Questioning Technology in a Time of Global Upheaval

    This thematic dossier puts forward the hypothesis that technology today represents a space of differentiation and a place for negotiating plural and conflicting interests, with a direct impact on material production, the organisation of work and labour, and the definition of space. Why and how is technology defined in contemporary architectural, urban and territorial production? What political and social projects does technology embody? What are the issues and controversies involved? To further explore this hypothesis and to help answer these questions, this call for papers aims to build an open debate on an international scale, to shed light on current controversies and to question the place and role of technology in a time of global upheaval. Papers may focus on one or more of the following topics.

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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    Symbioses, transdisciplinary prospects

    The study of the interdisciplinary notion of symbiosis has become a subject of reflection on biological identity, its becoming within the symbiotic relationship with an associated environment (biotic, abiotic, social) and on the nature and diversity of symbiotic relationships. Using transdisciplinarity as a method, the idea is therefore to reflect, across different disciplines, on the definitions of symbioses in living organisms and their heuristic, symbolic and even metaphorical dimensions and on the nature and temporality of symbiotic relationships between living organisms, including with our germs.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Call for papers - Thought

    Artificial intelligence and transformations of work

    Through this conference, we aim to provide a social philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and work, grounded in an ethical framework. Focusing on three axes of research, we’ll consider the history of the technological replacement debate, the conditions of work with AI, and the transformations of fairness and justice to highlight AI’s specificities. We aim to address developing questions within an emerging literature on AI’s impact on work. 

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  • Paris 04 Hôtel-de-Ville

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Human Agency, Digital Society and Data-Intensive Surveillance

    L’ambition de ce colloque est d’explorer l’interaction entre l’action humaine et la surveillance intensive des données et de caractériser les défis et les opportunités contemporains pour les utilisateurs, les décideurs politiques et le développement technologique à travers les sociétés, les traditions et les langues. S’appuyant sur les recherches diverses et étendues dans le domaine de la surveillance et des sociétés numériques, le colloque a pour objectif de faire converger les résultats des recherches et de favoriser le dialogue entre les disciplines et les secteurs.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    “AFAK For Sciences” Journal - varia

    Afak For Sciences Journal (A.S.J) est une revue scientifique internationale en double aveugle à comité de lecture, trimestrielle, gratuite, en libre accès, publiée par l’université de Djelfa, en Algérie. La revue publie des articles de recherche scientifique originaux en sciences humaines et sociales ainsi qu'en études économiques. La revue est ouverte au monde académique et aux instituts de recherche, aux chercheurs académiques et non académiques et aux équipes de recherche.

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Gender and Justice : cross approaches

    Ces journées d’étude ont pour ambition de créer un espace d’échanges autour de la question de la justice, en réalisant un dialogue entre différentes disciplines et différents courants intellectuels et doctrinaux mobilisant le concept de genre. Ce projet a donc une double ambition : (ré)actualiser les réflexions concernant la notion de justice en mobilisant une approche interdisciplinaire, afin de mieux comprendre sa place et ses effets tant dans les critiques féministes, écoféministes, queers et décoloniales qu’au sein même de ces mouvements, améliorer la réception des apports doctrinaux des critical legal studies, feminist legal studies et queer legal studies en France. 

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