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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Overridden infrastructure. Governance and mobilities in African cities

    “EchoGéo” Journal

    Over the past decades, many cities have been developing new transport infrastructure and mobility plans. In the Global South, and specifically in Africa, these past years have been synonymous with multiple attempts to modernize mobility systems. Yet those models of mobility, along with the infrastructure that sustains them, are quickly overridden by unexpected uses, new technologies, new vehicles and means of mobility which may contradict these plans. Supposedly new means of transport of people and goods appear, which use recent technology, business models and infrastructure in a way that cannot be predicted by urban planners. Our purpose is to collect contributions that offer different examples of and viewpoints on planning, governance, actual uses of different types of infrastructure and forms of mobility across the African continent.

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  • Mendrisio

    Call for papers - Geography

    Land Use and Consumption in a Historical Perspective

    Definitions, Concepts, and Methods

    The relationship between societies and soil is intrinsic to human history. Nowadays, this relationship is strongly defined by land use and consumption practices that, at different scales, increasingly threaten the common good and the biodiversity conservation. Urban planning interventions and intensive forms of production lead to the fragmentation, erosion, and ultimately, transformation of soil into a commodity, a freely usable “raw material,” rather than recognizing it as a non-reproducible good. In such a context, a revision of the evolution of concepts of use, consumption, and artificialization of the soil can contribute to a better understanding of the perspectives and rhetoric developed over time and in relation to contemporary challenges.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Health and well-being of the elderly in africa: challenges and prospects for solution

    Revue « Espace Territoires Sociétés et Santé » n°12 – 2024

    La population Africaine est certes jeune (plus de 50 % de la population est âgée de moins de 18 ans), mais elle compte une part non moins négligeable de personnes du troisième âge (60 ans ou plus) qui représente environ 5 % de la population. L’intérêt du présent numéro thématique est de questionner l’interaction entre la santé et le bien-être des populations du troisième âge dans les pays d’Afrique enclins depuis ces dernières décennies à cette problématique. Il serait réducteur d’étudier la santé et le bien-être des personnes du troisième âge sous le prisme d’une seule discipline; la transdisciplinarité est nécessaire avec une réflexion globale intégrant l’impact de l’environnement et du parcours de vie sur la santé des individus.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Work environment and health in Africa

    Revue « Espace Territoires Sociétés et Santé » n°13 – décembre 2024

    Les réflexions proposées à partir de la thématique « Environnement de travail et santé en Afrique », doivent nous permettre de réfléchir sur les moyens d’améliorer l’environnement et la sécurité au travail et le bien-être des travailleurs en Afrique. L’intérêt du présent numéro thématique est de questionner l’interaction entre l’environnement de travail et la santé des travailleurs en Afrique. Si la recherche d’un complet bien-être doit être intégrée aux politiques de santé, une approche décloisonnée de la santé au travail nécessite un intérêt particulier face à l’environnement et aux conditions de travail, mais également dans tous les domaines de l’existence. La transdisciplinarité est nécessaire avec une réflexion globale intégrant l’impact de l’environnement sur la santé des individus.

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  • Houmt Souk

    Call for papers - Representation

    Mémoires, formes et lieux : vers des modèles intelligents entre dataïsme et plasticisme

    Le colloque international Mémoires, formes et lieux : vers des modèles intelligents entre dataïsme et plasticisme explore l’impact de l’intelligence artificielle sur la perception des formes et des lieux, redéfinissant ainsi la cartographie cognitive et notre compréhension de l’environnement. Les travaux mettent en lumière l’évolution du rapport entre les technologies et notre interaction avec les lieux et les formes, suscitant des questionnements sur notre perception et notre interaction avec le monde. La mémoire, remodelée par le dataïsme, influence notre compréhension actuelle du monde.

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  • Yaoundé

    Call for papers - Africa

    Waste management and health safety in Cameroon

    In their quest to improve lifestyles, contemporary societies find themselves faced with a whole range of waste, the quantity of which has increased considerably. It includes objects that are not biodegradable on a human scale, as well as compounds that are likely to damage certain natural resources (water, soil and atmosphere). The effects of today’s chemical waste on human health and the environment can be chemical, bacteriological or parasitic. People can feel the effects in different ways, for example in the short term, pollution can be detected by the human senses (olfactory or visual nuisance) and in the longer term, there can be health risks for people and the environment. This situation calls for reflection on public policies for urban waste management and their effects/impacts on people’s health, in line with the SND30 guidelines. The aim of this study day is to analyse the issues involved in appropriate waste management with a view to proposing solutions to public authorities for better management of urban waste, with a view to preventing harm to public health.

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  • Ottawa

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    Mobility Research Chair in Urban Sustainability

    More than half of the world’s populaon currently lives in cies and that number is expected to double by 2050. Creang sustainable cies is crical to the future of Canada and the world, and our collecve response to climate change will be felt and fueled by our urban centres. We need cung-edge research to help guide progress at all levels of government in order to effect real and tangible change. To that end, the Faculty of Arts has created the Mobility Research Chair in Urban Sustainability to financially support invited researchers during their stay at the University of Otawa. 

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  • Ottawa

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Sustainability

    More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities and that number is expected to double by 2050. Creating sustainable cities is critical to the future of Canada and the world, and our collective response to climate change will be felt and fueled by our urban centres. We need cuting-edge research to help guide progress at all levels of government in order to effect real and tangible change. To that end, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Otawa is seeking an outstanding early-career scholar to join our community of researchers as a postdoctoral fellow in urban sustainability.

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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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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Being Absent: The Lives of Absentees

    “Journal Communications” (2025)

    This issue aims to bring together ethnographic explorations of the different ways a living or yet-to-be-born person becomes absent, socially transformed into a state of “not being someone”. Authors are also welcome to examine the concrete effects of passing from one condition to another, whether the product of violence and power relations or a life trajectory, on their personal and broader social and political environment. The idea is to propose a theoretical basis for reflection and discussion on the notions of the absent and the non-person, beyond binary and reductive oppositions (absent and present, non-person and person, visible and non-visible, living and non-living). We seek to gain an empirically based understanding of the multiple configurations that shape the experience of the condition of the absentee, partially reflected in the law, both as an individual and as a collective phenomenon.

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  • Dublin

    Call for papers - Geography

    Sustainable urban dynamics and real estate

    Sustainability has been a key issue in contemporary urban planning for several decades. This concept, which encompasses economic, social and territorial dimensions, may seem overused and even misused. However, it still represents a key area of scientific research. Many scientific studies in the field of geography have demonstrated the link between climate change, human activities and land use. This session aims to deepen territorial sustainability through the prism of real estate activities. Indeed, while the real estate sector generates a high level of pollution, it also induces several innovations (technological, territorial, health-related, etc.) that redesign the sustainable city beyond its purely ecological dimension.

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  • Vaulx-en-Velin

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Researchning beyond words

    Investigating architectural research by drawing

    Ce colloque centré sur les productions hors des mots des chercheurs propose d’interroger plus particulièrement les représentations visuelles dessinées en situation de recherche. En considérant les modes de fabrication des dessins, les méthodes dans lesquelles ils s’inscrivent et les outils qu’ils mobilisent, nous souhaitons ouvrir des questionnements épistémologiques sur la recherche en architecture et sur ce que l’on pourrait nommer la « recherche par le dessin ».

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Regions in evolution. Transitions, renewal and emerging forms of regionalisation

    The aim of this special issue is to update the analysis of the region in geography and spatial planning, with regard to current socio-territorial dynamics in a time of environmental transition. Reflecting the plasticity and polysemy of the concept of the region, the approach is deliberately broad. We are interested not only in the changes in existing regions – in spatial, territorial, socio-political terms among others –, but also in the forms and modes of regionalisation that emerge at different scales, more or less informal or formalised, and in different territorial or maritime contexts. The underlying question being how these -“neo-regions” respond to certain social needs or specific political challenges, or how they interact with the more institutional or formalised regions and territorial authorities.

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  • Liège

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Migrant work in the age of capitalism: insertions, daily life and professional sociability

    Panel - Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD) Conference 2024

    This panel examines the meanings of work for migrants and people in mobility in a capitalist context. On the one hand, it will analyse the insertion processes and experiences of mobile people in the worlds of work (and labour markets), On the other hand, it will look at the mechanisms and actors involved in migrants’ professional integration, particularly in the South. How do migrants generate income in transit places or destinations, how do they live their daily work lives, and what are the social and power relations they are confronted with?

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  • Reims

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Thinking and acting with time in urban planning: what developments?

    Urbatime Conference

    The aim of this symposium is to examine contemporary temporal evolutions in the fields of urban planning and development. It is part of the “UrbaTime. Les temps de l’urbanisme durable” research program (2018-2024), which offers a cross-disciplinary analysis of various contemporary urban planning concepts based on the short-term and the temporary, proposing a new way of thinking about the relationship between planning and time, and whose main results will be presented during the conference.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Documenting and Conserving Postmodern Heritage

    “Les Cahiers : Journal for the Study of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape”

    Les Cahiers: Journal for the Study of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape (Craup) launches its 21st thematic dossier “Documenting and Conserving Postmodern Heritage”. This call for papers invites exploration of postmodern design —whether architectural, urban or landscape— produced anywhere in the world between 1966 and 1989, and currently undergoing processes of identification, heritagization or transformation. Some questions that may be explored are methods for identifying and promoting heritage, the specific features of these projects and the (new) heritage values associated with them, as well as their material and symbolic sustainability. International comparisons or overviews of ongoing heritage projects in specific political and cultural contexts are welcomed.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Housing: Global Crisis, Seeking justice

    The aim of this international conference orgnanised by the Collectif de recherche et d’action sur l’habitat (CRACH) is to think about the housing crisis in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, using a variety of case studies to share knowledge and strategies for mobilization and struggle. Addressed as much to academic circles as to activist groups, this call aims to contribute to a collective reflection on the housing crisis and the capitalist logics that fuel it, resulting in an unprecedented increase in evictions and housing costs.

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  • Tours

    Conference, symposium - History

    Living through the Revolution

    Housing, property and citizenship (18th-21th centuries)

    L’objectif de ces journées est d’étudier la citadinité révolutionnaire, afin de nourrir la réflexion sur une série de notions connexes : habitat / logement / propriété. Chacune de ces notions renvoie à des rapports sociaux structurés par une série d’oppositions (sédentaires et nomades, propriétaires et locataires, résidence recensée et logement clandestin, logés et mal-logés) et à un spectre large de pratiques plus ou moins normées ou alternatives. Intégrer ces différents termes, étudier leurs variations, permettra non seulement de revenir sur les apports de différentes disciplines des sciences sociales, mais aussi d’être attentif aux variations des sources en fonction des contextes révolutionnaires.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    On inequalities and social justice

    African Journal of social sciences and humanities #5

    Ce numéro se penchera sur la question des inégalités sous ses diverses dimensions : sociale, économique, raciale, spatiale, et autres. La dualité égalité/inégalité demeure une question centrale à la fois sur le plan social et politique. Cet appel à contribution s'adresse principalement aux chercheurs en sciences sociales, dans le but d'explorer cette thématique et de mettre en lumière ses diverses formes.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    On the Inequalities and Social Justice

    Le prochain numéro de la Revue africaine des sciences humaines et sociales - RASHS se penchera sur la question des inégalités sous ses diverses dimensions : sociale, économique, raciale, spatiale, et autres. La dualité égalité / inégalité demeure une question centrale à la fois sur le plan social et politique. Cet appel à contributions s’adresse principalement aux chercheurs en sciences sociales, dans le but d’explorer cette thématique et de mettre en lumière ses diverses formes.

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