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  • Ifrane

    Call for papers - Africa

    Integrating Social Science and Healthcare in Africa and the Middle East

    The eighth Annual International Conference organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, scheduled for 27-29 May 2022, aims to create a forum where researchers from the social sciences can present their studies of healthcare in an interdisciplinary context with the hope that conversations begin about where to go with healthcare in Morocco. To that end, this conference is also open to those studying healthcare in African and Middle Eastern contexts with the hope that there is effective cross-communication and learning across boundaries.

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  • Vienna

    Call for papers - Geography

    Climate and ocean literacy

    Helping people to care ethically within planetary boundaries

    The 2020 EGU Declaration of the Significance of Geoscience highlights the need for massive and widespread action to help people around the world to become literate about the changes affecting their and their offsprings’ and communities’ lives. The more people are literate about these changes, the more they can make informed decisions, adapt and mitigate. Previous General Assemblies have addressed climate change literacy (CL). Ocean literacy (OL) has developed strongly in recent years, especially with impetus from the UN Ocean Decade. Ocean-climate literacy (OCL) is an imperative that needs to be addressed massively and urgently, both within and beyond the EGU. We invite colleagues to submit contributions on any aspects of OCL; this can, of course, include CL (without the ocean) and OL (without the climate).

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  • Call for papers - Information

    Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties

    Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda

    The acceleration of innovation in communication technology and the increasing commodification of personal data have combined with the already hyper-segmented offer of legacy media to throw news media ecologies across the globe in a state of flux. Through selective exposure, users are provided with infinite opportunities to reinforce their pre-existing attitudes and engage with the political process affectively, a phenomenon further compounded by new challenges to journalistic authority that accelerate already existing trends and shake traditional informational hierarchies to their cores. The resulting audience polarization in turn jeopardizes the possibility of a common citizenship, as users are effectively barred from cultivating shared patterns of representation of the social world.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Digital Religioscapes: Current Methodologies and Novelties in the analysis of sacr(aliz)ed spaces

    The study of ancient religions – their materiality and practices – was subject to enormous changes, over the past years. However, the digital humanities have yet to find a meaningful way to integrate the resulting qualitative data into existing digital infrastructures and correlate it with quantitative data. The session therefore aims to bring together experts working with different methods of gathering, modelling/visualising, presenting, and analysing data to discuss the diverse ways in which heterogeneous methods and tools can be usefully combined. Approaches that use mixed data (qualitative and quantitative), are just as welcome as the presentation and discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of various individual tools and applications.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Between ethics and semiotics. Signs and nature in the Anthropocene era

    “Filosofi(e)Semiotiche” journal (Il Sileno Edizioni), volume 9, n. 1, 2022

    The Anthropocene, unlike other previous eras, is commonly recognized as the era in which the impact of human beings is most incisive in determining the dynamics of the climate and the planet in which we live. With this Call we intend, therefore, to highlight some aspects of the Anthropocene in order to suggest a rethinking of the relationship between human nature and the surrounding environment ; this will allow us to specify how ethics and semiotics can be used in a rethinking of these two categories, and, in general, of the link between language and nature, which inevitably involves the need to review our ways of “making world”.

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  • Call for papers - Economics

    Socio-economic approaches to literary translation

    The aim of this conference is to explore the literary translation sector and literary translator careers from a socioeconomic angle.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Heading towards a new frontier?

    History on the Web, in films and TV series

    Over the last few years, we have been witnessing two phenomena which are concurrent and yet apparently in contrast with each other. On one side, there is evidence of a marginalisation of history, in the sense of a crisis of identity and social function, which extends to the very role of historians. On the other side, there is a huge interest in history among the general public in the consumption of cultural products with a historical focus. We invite all interested scholars to submit proposals that may contribute to a discussion about the effects of the popularization of history through products of widespread use.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Exploring Asian Religions in Europe

    Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT)

    The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT) is an interdisciplinary, international, online open-access journal with a double-blind peer-review process published by Brill. Its special issue: “Exploring Asian Religions in Europe” by Ugo Dessì (University of Vienna), Lionel Obadia (University Lyon 2) and Lukas Pokorny (University of Vienna) aims to add to the existing literature and contribute to a deeper knowledge by promoting the study of East / Central / Southeast Asian religions in Europe, including the scope of traditional religions, Christianities, new religious movements, and informal spiritualities in diverse regional settings.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Call for papers - Economics

    Towards a good life society: when interdependencies confront atomism

    In 2018, the Forum's scientific symposium dealt with the collective definition of the well-living (or the good life, among other terms), the methods and uses of good life indicators, along with citizen participation and the contribution of research to the good life. Building on these achievements, the second edition of the scientific symposium aims to go a step further towards exploring how a paradigm shift in favor of the good life might be supported, by emphasizing the topic of interdependencies.

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  • Biskra

    Call for papers - Sociology

    The Linguistic Reality in Algeria

    Language, Identity and Ideology

    The First Online National Conference in Sociolinguistics on “The Linguistic Reality in Algeria: Language, Identity and Ideology”, calls for original contributions (abstracts of no more than 250 words) addressing one of the main tracks that fall within the main conference theme and special focus. In this respect, participants are invited to submit abstracts following the academic requirements and standards. The conference encourages the submission of studies / investigations that report theoretical studies, as well as practices related to the main theme.

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  • Durham

    Seminar - History

    International Scholars of the History of Women Religious Association

    The principal output of the new network International Scholars of the History of Women Religious Association (ISHWRA) is a monthly research seminar with a transnational and multidisciplinary focus on the history of women religious.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    The lexicon and pragmatics

    Lexis Journal in English Lexicology – will publish its 21st issue in 2023. It will be edited by Olivier Simonin (Université de Perpignan – Via Domitia, France) and will deal with the topic “The lexicon and pragmatics”.

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  • Biskra

    Call for papers - Education

    Mapping In/Security In Western And Postcolonial Spaces

    The upcoming conference aims at exploring and probing issues related to the many meanings and dimensions of security, insecurity, their interrelation and interactivity with other sensitive issues such as those of territorial belonging, cultural belonging, ethnic belonging, collective and individual identities, otherness and the perceived (real or imagined) threat from otherness.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Education

    Distance education : a brave new world?

    Modalities, challenges, opportunities and prospects

    When the closure of schools and universities was imposed by governments across the globe to curb the pandemic in March 2020, the use of digital tools and platforms became the only way to ensure continuity of teaching and learning. Thus, a form of emergency distance teaching unexpectedly appeared and was imposed on teachers, learners and all the staff who provide pedagogical, pastoral and administrative support, who create content and who manage logistics. This emergency form of distance teaching and hybrid teaching modes are still widespread around the world today. This event will be dedicated to the challenges and opportunities of distance education in the time of Covid-19 and its aftermath.

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  • Study days - Modern

    Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music

    This third and last study day on the theme of music and democracy aims to explore the potential of music to contribute to this rethinking of participatory processes.

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  • Brno

    Call for papers - Europe

    Appreciating Plurilingual Competencies: Current and Future Perspectives

    Vers une valorisation des compétences plurilingues : perspectives et actions

    The Masaryk University Language Centre cordially invites you to the second conference dedicated to plurilingualism. The first one, Teaching and Learning Languages in the Shadow of Lingua Franca, was held in Brno in 2019. This time, the MU Language Centre is happy to co-organise the event with the Free University of Brussels and the University of Fribourg.The aim of this colloquium is to encourage reflection on plurilingual skills by adopting an interdisciplinary and practical approach. Language teachers working in higher education, as well as researchers from different cultural and geographical backgrounds, are invited to this conference to present and share their good practices, to explore and develop new perspectives and to stimulate an in-depth reflection on the issues at the heart of plurilingualism.

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  • Biskra

    Call for papers - Education

    Designing A Learner-Centered Syllabus

    Innovative Practices In Teaching English For Specific Purposes

    ESP is a learner-centered approach to teach English which focuses on promoting the learners’ communicative competencies in a specific discipline such as medicine, engineering, and academics. In other words, it is an approach that enables them to use their English to learn more about English of the field that they are interested in. It further motivates them to interact with its users and their writings.

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  • Nijmegen

    Call for papers - Religion

    Passions and the Mystical

    Between Affecting and Being Affected

    This conference, jointly organized by the Mystical Theology Network (MTN) and the Titus Brandsma Institute (TBI) at Radboud University Nijmegen, aims to bring together theologians, religious studies scholars, philosophers, literary scholars, historians and scholars working in related fields to discuss and map out the wider semantic field of the ‘passion(s)’ across mystical traditions.

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  • Turin

    Call for papers - History

    Rethinking Liberal Europe

    Ideas of Europe and Notions of Freedom between 1848 and 1945

    The aim of this conference is to shed new light on the ways in which concepts of freedom and ideas of Europe have interreacted between 1848 and 1945. While recent research into the history of European ideas for this period has focused on anti-liberal thinking, we emphasise that in the era of nationalism the idea of a Europe founded on freedom played an important role in the political and cultural debates. In doing so, we also want to rethink the link between Europe and liberal democracy in general as well as analyse its political implications for current debates. Scholars interested in participating are invited to consider their research with regards to how ideas of and discourses about freedom, however understood, (re)shaped notions such as “Europe”, “European”, “European civilization” etc. within historical and philosophical works, novels, works of art, treatises, speeches, propaganda material, and so on.


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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship for American Art

    Université de Paris and Université Paris Nanterre, 2022–24

    Endowed by a generous grant of the Terra Foundation, this two-year research and teaching fellowship in Paris offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue their own work, and teach at Université de Paris (ex-Diderot) and Université de Paris-Nanterre. The fellow will receive a $ 42,000 annual stipend (to cover all costs including travel, housing, visa, health insurance, research, and so on; to be disbursed in euros).

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