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  • Tours | Leeds

    Call for papers - History

    The multilingual city, c. 1250 – c. 1800

    Historical approaches

    Cities are multilingual, but histories of the premodern city too rarely think in detail about the workings of language in urban communities and environments. At the same time, the social history of language has rarely taken into account the spatial dimension of multilingualism in the past. As a centre of political, cultural, and intellectual life, as well as a site of cultural exchange, the city has long been a place of linguistic encounter and of language change, as historical sociolinguists have shown. This workshop will bring historians together to consider multilingualism as a social fact, and to explore the relationship between multilingualism and the development of the premodern city. 

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Associative Worlds : Grasping Politics by doing Ethnography on Associations

    Special issue 2021, vol. 47(3) of the Swiss Journal of Sociology

    This special issue aims to discuss ethnographic approaches that allow to shed light on the plurality of associations, societies and clubs. The aim is to examine the plurality of associational practices and meanings of associations, in order to contribute to a new scrutiny of the political dimension of associations. On the one hand, the papers will allow, by relying on ethnographic enquiries, to grasp the large variety of situations and worldviews that the world of associations entails, and through this, to open the way for underlying sociological questions. On the other hand, they shall question the contribution of ethnography to an exploration of the political potential of associational action - without limiting themselves to an organizational or motivational approach of the origins of an association.

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  • Strasbourg

    Study days - History

    Rehabilitating transnational cultural assets in Europe - Strasbourg municipal baths (1908/10)

    Perspectives for documentation and future exploitation

    Les bains municipaux de Strasbourg (1908/10) sont un parimoine culturel transnational d'un genre unique au monde. Fleuron de la politique sociale très progressiste de la municipalité alsacienne au temps du Reichsland allemand, ils comprennent deux bassins, des bains-douches, des bains romains, ainsi qu'une aile médicale. Restés quasiment intacts durant leur service ininterrompu depuis plus de cent ans, ils doivent subir une rénovation importante afin de pouvoir continuer à fonctionner. Au moment où la Ville de Strasbourg discute de la meilleure façon pour préparer ce patrimoine pour l'avenir, une perspective franco-allemande a pour objectif d'esquisser des perspectives d'action sur le fonds de rénovations qui ont déjà eu lieu en Allemagne.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Geography

    Mountains as global suppliers: New forms of disparities between mountains and the metropolitan nodes

    Socio-economic topics in mountain research are very often focussed on the description, interpretation and management practices of depopulation and decline. With the thematic issue about the in-migration of a new type of inhabitants we are introducing another picture, mainly seen under a socio-demographic view. The thematic issue of JAR/RGA wants to treat both questions under a theoretical and an empirical view to fuel the debate about the advantages and disadvantages of a highly specialised development of mountain areas, raising the question of “spatial justice” and potential alternative development paths.

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