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  • Call for papers - Geography

    The politics and geopolitics of translation

    The multilingual circulation of knowledge and transnational histories of geography

    In the last fifty years, the field of the history of geography has moved from an approach dominated by National Schools to an attention to the circulation of knowledge in its multiple scales. The history of science and of geography have in the last decades incorporated concepts such as transit, networks, mobilities, the transnational, circulation, centre of calculation, spaces of knowledge, geographies of science, spatial mobility of knowledge, geographies of reading and geographies of the book. More recently, a turn has emerged towards considering the dynamics and necessities of decolonizing the history of geography. This work is turning the field of the history of geography into one of the most dynamic areas of the discipline. Yet we suggest that questions of language and translation have remained under-determined in this new field. Translation and writing have not received the same attention as, for instance, departmental histories, sites of museums, laboratories, botanic gardens, and scientific societies, for example. We suggest, therefore, that new perspectives opened up by translation studies can open new windows on the history of geography.

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  • Lisbon

    Conference, symposium - 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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  • Macapá

    Call for papers - America

    Circulation and decentralisation of arts and literature

    2nd symposium of the Guiana Shield

    Loin des centres politiques, économiques, intellectuels européens et brésiliens, la région des Guyanes est un espace hétérogène composé de pays et de territoires rassemblant des caractéristiques uniques. L'université Fédérale d'Amapá (UNIFAP), et l’université de la Guyane française (UG), parce qu'elles sont présentes dans cette localité, sont capables de rassembler les recherches produites dans et sur la région. En ce sens, la IIe journée d’études du Plateau des Guyanes : Circulations et décentralisation des arts et de la littérature s'inscrit dans la perspective de la réflexion sur le « décentrement » de la connaissance. Cette posture implique de réfléchir au rôle des théories et des pratiques académiques dans un contexte situé hors du centre, sans pour autant nier la relation centre-périphérie.

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  • Brasília

    Call for papers - Science studies

    The ergological approach : assessment and perspectives

    Afin d’établir un bilan et de tracer des perspectives, cet appel à communications pour le IVc ongrès de la Société internationale d’ergologie (SIE) - qui aura lieu à Brasilia, Brésil, les 27, 28 et 29 août 2018 - s’appuie sur la diversité des travaux des différents groupes dans le monde qui mènent des recherches en convoquant la démarche ergologique. Rappelons que les recherches qui se réclament de la démarche ergologique ne sauraient se réduire aux seuls travaux menés dans un cadre universitaire ou effectués par des chercheurs professionnels. Elles incluent par principe toutes les initiatives qui ont pour objectif d’illustrer et de développer les connaissances sur l’activité humaine.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Thinking and conducting the transformation of work

    The contribution of the ergological approach and the works of Yves Schwartz

    The ergological approach intends to the co-production of knowledge with the aim of transforming work and more generally the social life. As stated by the scientific project of the Workshop, “the ergological approach, in its history and in its issues, is a priori a subject of interest for everyone, each exploring in its own way the intricacies of human life, but also anyone who wants to think about its own activity and that of others, to reconsider the ways of doing and taking action, of opening new perspectives in ways of working, acting and living”. Yet this approach, which is particularly needed nowadays, is insufficiently known and sometimes considered complex. This is the state of play at the origin of this international workshop for which this call for papers is published.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    War hecatomb: effects on health, demography and modern thought (XIXth-XXIst centuries)

    Without an exclusive focus on the two world wars and considering that other major conflicts had direct effects in demography, health and in the modern thought, this conference aims to open the historiographic debate in this almost yet unexplored topic, underlining the situation of countries that did not always played a main role in the military conflicts.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Environmental changes in historical perspective

    II Meeting of REPORT(H)A - Portuguese Network of Environmental History

    The Center of History of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon, are pleased to be hosting the II meeting of REPORT(H)A - Portuguese Network of Environmental History, in 2017 Spring. The cross cutting conference theme, Environmental Changes in Historical Perspective, is inscribed in transnational and transdisciplinary approaches, a challenge to the current academic research and debate in environmental sciences and humanities.

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  • Potsdam

    Study days - Epistemology and methodology

    Por uma Ciência Humboldtiana entre Polônia, Brasil e Alemanha

    Um simpósio transareal

    O evento dedica-se a Alexander von Humboldt, bem como aos contextos e circunstâncias de uma Ciência Humboldtiana entre Polônia, Brasil e Alemanha. O nome Humboldt evoca aqui tanto o objeto partilhado entre diversos trabalhos no âmbito das ciências da cultura, quanto o modelo de uma ciência transdisciplinar e transareal. Grupos de pesquisa que assumem para si o desafio transareal precisam contar não apenas com a competência intercultural dos pesquisadores e pesquisadoras em particular, mas também com a efetiva colaboração entre instituições, para além do intercâmbio bilateral.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - America

    Knowledges, Sciences, Techniques and State building in Iberian America, 1790-1870

    Over the last few decades the renewal of the history of the sciences has been marked by an opening towards non-European spaces, especially the Iberian Americas, and by the study of the relations between knowledges and power. We now have at our disposal a growing body of work on the imperial sciences, the contribution of the colonies to the advancement of knowledge, more particularly the natural sciences, and on the Enlightenment and the links between sciences, revolutions and independence in the colonial territories. However it is the opposite hypothesis that we seek to explore, highlighting both the modalities by which the legacy of the imperial, colonial Enlightenment was passed on and transformed, and the processes which meant that late 19th century Ibero-American societies, including Brazil and the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, were ready to take full advantage of the new scientistic paradigm with a rapidity that ought to strike us as surprising.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Connaissance et science coloniale

    Le colloque international « Connaissance et science coloniale » est le résultat du partenariat entre le Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa et le Centro de História do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, et vise à promouvoir un forum de réflexion et discussion sur la nature du rôle de la science en contexte colonial, ainsi que sa pertinence en une perspective postcoloniale. La rencontre souhaite joindre des  chercheurs et des  spécialistes, nationaux et internationaux, sur les sciences naturelles, sociales et humaines pour un débat autour de cette thématique qui est devenue plus visible lors de la dernière décennie.

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  • João Pessoa

    Call for papers - Law

    Legal Education

    Current Trends, Challenges and Crises

    Special issue on Legal Education Prim@ Facie calls for submissions of scholarly papers dealing with legal education: current trends, challenges and crises. The deadline is January 10th, 2013.   

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