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  • Paris | Nogent-sur-Marne

    Conference, symposium - Science studies

    Data and sustainable development

    This conference will discuss the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on the very rich databases used today by the humanities, social sciences and legal sciences as well as the biases induced by these quantitative approaches and how best to mitigate them. Poster presentations, papers and round tables are planned.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Thinking cityness from East African cities

    “EchoGeo” – N° 67 (january-march 2024)

    This issue of EchoGeo seeks to explore East Africa’s contribution to the debate on cityness and city life in urban studies. This contribution has been growing over the past ten years, reflecting the accelerated urbanization of this part of the continent. Despite heterogeneous situations, the depth of the social transformations brought about by the urban transition has stirred major debates on city life and cityness in this part of Africa, once regarded as a bastion of African rurality. This initially led to the emergence of a scientific dialogue between East African cities themselves. However, this conversation has now opened up beyond this sub-region: researchers who work in East Africa have now engaged in broader international debates about city life, converse with urban scholars from other parts of the world, and are involved in comparative research projects that cross-cut regional divides (Rizzo and Atzeni, 2020).

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Refugees in the world: history and emergency

    Il s’agit de retracer l’émergence de la notion de réfugié au XXe siècle, l’évolution historique de leur nombre et de leur situation dans le monde, avec un pic au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et un second pic de nos jours, notamment depuis 2015, avec aujourd’hui un chiffre de 80 millions de réfugiés. L’approche sera aussi juridique et humanitaire, avec des interventions de spécialistes et de responsables associatifs. La soirée d’études analysera la crise de l’accueil des réfugiés, en Europe et dans le monde, et ces réflexions s’inscrivent à la fois dans le champ de l’histoire, de la géographie, de la sociologie, de la science politique, des relations internationales, et du droit international.

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  • Éveux

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Spaces of the Sacred

    The Spaces of the Sacred offers a space for reflection and debate for anyone who understands sacred spaces as laboratories for architectural, urban and landscape research. This definition includes places of worship, funerary spaces and memorial spaces, as well as urban spaces and related landscapes. Defining sacred spaces as a laboratory implies studying both the design and the reuse of cult spaces.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Geography

    Learning from Territories / Teaching Territories

    The 6th CIST (International College of Territorial Sciences) will focus on two questions: how to teach about territories and how to learn from territories. The objective of the following sessions is to highlight, on the one hand, the specific features of the teaching methods used in territorial sciences in the various disciplines involved, specifically by examining how they vary from one discipline to another and between countries; and on the other, to demonstrate how research in the territorial sciences develops specific methodologies for investigating places and individuals depending on whether the times being studied are periods of calm or of crisis; and on whether the territories in question are unremarkable in their ordinariness or exceptional in some way.

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  • Champs-sur-Marne

    Study days - History

    Grand Paris - Grand Tokyo

    The metropolis by the parks

    Dans le cadre de la perspective d’une histoire croisée des métropoles, cette journée d’étude propose de faire dialoguer les histoires du Grand Paris et du Grand Tōkyō autour de questions partagées. Pour interroger l’histoire du Grand Tōkyō dans ses relations au Grand Paris, nous faisons le choix de privilégier un objet métropolitain original et stratégique, le parc urbain, qui permettra d’aborder les dimensions paysagère et environnementale de la fabrique métropolitaine, mais également la question de la croissance urbaine et de ses limites.  

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  • Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

    Conference, symposium - History

    Ghost Archives and Shadow Records

    Urban history among documentary disappearances and dispersions, reconstructions and restitutions

    Archival City is a Tremplin project selected by the I-site Future of Gustave Eiffel University and funded over the period 2019-2023. Its aims are to propose new modes of intelligibility, visualization and use of urban archives, from six experimental and non-exclusive fields : Algiers, Paris, Jerusalem, Bologna, Quito and Chiang Mai. Archival City is organizing its fall 2022 symposium on the theme “Ghost Archives and Shadow Records”.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Urban Images in African Contexts

    In this special section, we seek to reimagine imagetic and urban practices and representations of the African continent, articulating two main fields, the visual and the urban. Here we want to reunite research that discouses discourses, imaginaries, representations, figurations, and politics about different African cities. Here we understand "images" in a broad sense, encompassing not only production and reproduction technologies, like photography and film but also virtual and digital, visual arts, and museum expositions. The purpose is not only to extend the debate over the field of the visual in different cities from an anthropological perspective. In this special section, we want to punctuate the implications of the imagens in a diversity of urban processes in the continent, emphasizing the plasticity of its forms and contents, its changes, its ambivalence, and opacity; beyond the debates about gender, agency, power, and resistance.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Fields of possibilities

    Social, political and existential experiments in rural areas

    The objective of these two days of conference is to delve into different forms of experimentation in rural areas, in various geographical contexts as well as on multiple spatio-temporal scales, in order to grasp the socio-political and ecological stakes of these initiatives who aim to reappropriate territories and lands subject to the grip of globalized capitalism.

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  • Tozeur

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Troglodyte architecture: Safeguarding, Valorization and Sustainable development

    Giving the current recognition of the importance of the vernacular architecture that insures energy-efficientand environmentally friendly, the troglodyte architectural heritage, which has been for a long time considered as an unsuitable habitation architecture, shows actually ecological qualities and interesting architectural andcultural proprieties. The South Tunisian troglodyte architecture is one of the precious and representative heritage in South Mediterranean area. It represents a result of human creative genius, using local natural resources for surviving in an extreme environment. In 2020, this architecture was been included into the Unesco World Heritage Tentative List. The current Congress is intended to be an effective contribution to the state of art, to the sustainable development of troglodyte sites, and to the preparation of the nomination file of this architectural heritage for its inscription into the Word Heritage List of Unesco (WHL).

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    Deux post-doctorats pour le projet « Urbanisations subalternes dans les montagnes touristique d’Asie du Sud et du Sud-Est » (URBALTOUR)

    Two post-doctoral positions for the project "Subaltern Urbanization in the Touristic Mountains of Southern and South-Eastern Asia" (URBALTOUR)

    L’ANR URBALTOUR (Urbanisations subalternes dans les montagnes touristique d’Asie du Sud et du Sud-Est) analyse les convergences entre logiques urbaines et touristiques à partir des stations d’altitude fondées à l’époque coloniale en Inde, au Sri Lanka, au Myanmar, au Vietnam, en Indonésie et en Malaisie. Dans le cadre de ce projet sont proposés deux contrats post-doctoraux. Le premier pour une durée de douze mois en études urbaines et/ou touristiques consistera à étudier deux stations d’altitude de l’époque coloniale jusqu’à nos jours dans une perspective à la fois urbaine et touristique en Malaisie (Cameron Highlands) et en Indonésie. Le second, d'une durée de dix-huit mois en histoire coloniale, consistera à travailler, à partir d'archives, à l'étude des stations d’altitude à l’époque coloniale dans une perspective à la fois urbaine et touristique en Asie du Sud et du Sud-Est (Malaisie, Indes orientales néerlandaises, Indochine française, Inde britannique, Ceylan).

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  • Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Nachtleben und Clubkultur in Zeiten einer Pandemie

    Le temps d’une journée de discussions et de rencontres, Night Studies propose un état des lieux de la recherche et de la réflexion sur le monde de la nuit et des musiques électroniques, en France et en Allemagne. Après les confinements successifs, les fermetures longues durées ou encore les contraintes sanitaires, qu’en est-il de l’état de la vie nocturne aujourd’hui ? Les deux années que nous venons de traverser resteront marquées par une recrudescence des fêtes clandestines, comme le signe d’une revendication collective au droit à la fête, à la danse. Quant aux réouvertures conditionnées à la distanciation sociale, au port du masque, aux jauges réduites et à l’augmentation des contrôles, elles ont considérablement fragilisé les clubs et modifié les habitudes festives.

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  • Guimarães

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Meeting of Young Researchers on Heritage and Territory studies

    EJI-PATER III (2022)

    The aim of this meeting is to restore the opportunity to share  scientific perceptions, projects, and research recently developed, or currently under development; counteracting the drop in output motivated by the pandemic and the impact of war in Ukraine. Centred on a unifying, convergent, and urgent line, the main theme for this meeting – Circular Ciência em Património e Território – results from its two core themes, that promote interdisciplinary discussion, involvement, and interdependence between different scientific areas, through the emerging and vital vision of circularity.

     

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  • Paris | Nogent-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Data and Sustainable Development

    The Association Sorbonne Développement Durable (SDD) invites you to submit proposals for the first edition of its annual international symposium “Data and Sustainable Development”. The theme of this year's symposium is the contribution of data to the analysis of sustainable development. The interdisciplinary symposium is structured along three thematic days about sustainable development issues in the light of current events; Remote sensing as a tool for research on sustainable development; Epistemological reflections on the data used to analyze sustainable development.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    What architecture does to ecology

    All over the world, the fight against global warming, the management of resource scarcity, and the preservation of biodiversity increasingly determine the design and construction of buildings and urbanized spaces. This symposium aims to wonder about the possible retroaction effects: if ecology undoubtedly changes architecture, to what extent does architecture also change ecology?

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Between communication and participation

    Usages du « transmedia storytelling » en aménagement et urbanisme

    Ce colloque s'intéresse au croisement de la communication et de la participation, aux usages du transmedia storytelling en urbanisme. La recherche en études urbaines s’est largement intéressée à la manière dont l’exercice de l’urbanisme, tant du point de vue de la planification que du projet, s’apparentait aux pratiques narratives. De plus en plus régulièrement, la planification et le projet urbain recourent au récit pour communiquer leurs intentions. Or le récit ne mobilise pas qu’un seul support. Il est traduit en différents médias. Notre hypothèse est que cette traduction vise l’implication du public dans l’élaboration de récits parallèles. Ce sont les interactions entre un « système médiatique », une diversité de « plateformes », une hétérogénéité des « publics » et une multiplicité des « modes d’engagement » qui doivent être analysées.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Institutional photographic practices in the production, management and uses of public spaces (19th-21st century)

    Au croisement de deux principes de visibilité de l’action de ces institutions, dans l’espace et sous forme d’images, on s’intéressera aux corpus iconographiques et aux pratiques visuelles qui sont liés aux activités d’institutions qui construisent, gèrent ou utilisent des bâtiments. Centrer l’étude sur les institutions dans le temps long de leurs activités et la diversité de leurs missions permettra d’élargir la focale par rapport à la commande architecturale, en la recontextualisant plus largement et en s’intéressant aussi aux usages et à leurs temporalités complexes. L’attention portée aux institutions (par contraste avec les agences d’architecture par exemple) permettra soit de se focaliser de manière diachronique sur un maillon du système institutionnel allant de la construction à la gestion des bâtiments, soit d’observer de manière synchronique une continuité d’action.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Metropolitan and suburban cities: Past, present and future

    مدينة "مقرين" نموذجا

    With the urban development that the world has witnessed since the late nineteenth century in parallel with the industrial development, and the increase in the movement of migration and displacement towards the major industrial cities around the world, the latter became crowded with population and expanded form contemporary metropolises, absorbing most of the jobs and major administrative, social and economic spaces. This caused a serious economic, social and development confusion for the countries experiencing the phenomenon, and a clear regional disparity between its depths and peripheries and between its cities and countryside. Its homogeneous balance was disturbed, and it turned into a sweeping polar cities because of the small cities and villages around it, with its acquired social and economic weight, thus affecting the local, regional and even the international geopolitical and geo-economics balances.

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  • Tokyo

    Call for papers - Geography

    Japan and its doubles. Study and representation of Japan’s territory and spatial planning through art and literature

    « Ebisu. Études japonaises » – special issue

    This special issue of Ebisu. Études japonaises focuses on the hypothetical heuristic value and the equally hypothetical performative role that artistic and literary representations, and even myths, play in the making of Japanese territory and the evolution of the reasoning and principles of their planning. Conversely, this issue also seeks to measure and analyse the impact of the dynamics of spatial planning on Japanese artistic and literary production, and even on possible inflections of the great myths that structure them.

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  • Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

    Call for papers - History

    Ghost Archives and Shadow Records

    Urban history among documentary disappearances and dispersions, reconstructions and restitutions

    Archival City is organizing its fall 2022 symposium. Its aims are to propose new modes of intelligibility, visualization and use of urban archives, from six experimental and non-exclusive fields: Algiers, Paris, Jerusalem, Bologna, Quito and Chiang Mai. Historians, archivists, historians of architecture, urbanism or cities, are invited to propose papers across these themes of “ghost archives” and “shadow records” in the urban context, paying special attention to its epistemological and comparative potential. 

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