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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Law, ethics and fieldwork: how are research practices changing?

    In the analogue era, legal rules were not always known, their interpretation was limited to the question of copyright or respect for the privacy of persons recorded in interviews, and anonymization seemed to be the answer to all outstanding questions. On the contrary, the digital era has given rise to a real reflection on these issues, challenging some of the working methods on the ground. From now on, in addition to the new rules brought by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), researchers must know how to implement a data management plan or when to inform Data Protection Authorities such as the CNIL (French National Commission of Informatics and Liberty) about methods used to process personal data. They must also take into account the following issues: how to reference witnesses and recordings, what are the rules of long-term preservation, historical exception or data destruction… Can the researcher make an informed decision while on fieldwork while being fully aware of the rights, duties and on consequences of their corpus creation, the constraints on exploitation, dissemination or transmission? What consequences could this have on the gathering, archiving and process of return to the informants?

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Truth and falsehood during the Renaissance

    Thanks to the coming of an information society and the rise of new media capable of spreading knowledge, our time is often described as a “post-truth” era. Could have any similar ambiguity been present in early modern Europe? Following the political and religious turmoil which marked the Renaissance period, together with the renewal of theorical and technical knowledges, a whole new range of relations between truth and falsehood was established, thus producing a crisis of the current “regimes of truth” which this PhD conference aims to investigate. This two-day long PhD conference aims to encourage new, reflections, debates and to raise new questions about the ever-complex relation of Truth / Falsehood in the Renaissance period, while focusing on their epistemological context.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - History

    The commission (XIIIth-XVIIth centuries): actors, contracts and productions

    Every piece can be studied through its commission. The conditions of pieces commission in late Middle Ages and early modern period started a long series of studies in the domain of the History of Arts. The multidisciplinary approach led by our PhD meetings brings us to enlarge the field of the study focusing on the different types of artistic production, be they painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, dance, literature or philosophy. Contributions will focus on every kind of production, material or immaterial, lasting or not, preserved or not.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Italian National science and its transnational building (1839-1920s)

    Call for articles in the Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Italie et Méditerranée

    Le renouveau qu’a connu l’histoire des sciences en Italie et l’intérêt particulier qui a été porté à leurs interactions avec le politique ont permis de réintégrer la science à l’histoire de la construction nationale italienne au cours du XIXe siècle. Le dossier des Mélanges de l'École française de Rome Italie-Méditerranée a vocation à poursuivre ce mouvement en s’interrogeant sur les dynamiques transnationales à l’œuvre dans la construction d’une « science nationale ». En quoi la circulation de savants italiens à l’étranger, d’étrangers en Italie, de savoirs sur la nature, sur l’Italie ou sur l’étranger ont-ils contribué à faire émerger et à construire une science italienne ? Dans un pays en cours d’unification politique et en quête de reconnaissance internationale, la science est en élément fondamental de l’image que l’Italie a d’elle-même et qu’elle projette à l’étranger. Le projet entend donc éclairer le rôle des circulations transnationales – de savants, d’étudiants, de livres, d’idées – dans la construction nationale italienne.

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  • Palermo

    Conference, symposium - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Feeding animals/Eating animals. Theories, Attitudes and Cultural Representations of Nutrition in Ancient and Medieval World

    Memoria scientiae 2015

    According to ancient biological theories, nutrition is, along with reproduction, one of the functions of the soul shared by men, animals and plants. At the same time, however, eating habits are among the starting points on which differences between humans, animals and plants are culturally built. This means that a transversal biological praxis can be used as an anthropological device, in order to to fix and identify specific boundaries and thresholds, either symbolic or theoretical, between both animality and vegetality on the one hand, and zoosphere and  anthroposphere on the other hand.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Memoria scientiae 2015: Feeding animals/Eating animals

    Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world

    According to ancient biological theories, nutrition is, along with reproduction, one of the functions of the soul shared by men, animals and plants. At the same time, however, eating habits are among the starting points on which differences between humans, animals and plants are culturally built. This means that a transversal biological praxis can be used as an anthropological device, in order to to fix and identify specific boundaries and thresholds, either symbolic or theoretical, between both animality and vegetality on the one hand, and zoosphere and  anthroposphere on the other hand.

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