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  • Agadir

    Call for papers - Thought

    Memory and Identity in North Africa

    This conference aims to reflect on a rich array of memory-focused topics, including performance rituals, celebrations, festivals, objects, places, literature, artifacts, and specific historical moments using the interdisciplinary methodologies honed in Memory Studies. We seek papers that draw on Memory Studies to reflect on issues related to identity, history, historiography, commemoration, remembrance, and changing conceptions of the self and the collective in North Africa. Thus, we ask how much memory is present in the North African spheres? How have memories of the past in North Africa been promoted and appropriated for the sake of a more flexible public sphere? Who are the memory stakeholders? How do they mobilize memory? What place do minority memories occupy in the grand narratives of different states? Can ‘subaltern’ memories exist and be performed in public?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Montesquieu, A Philosopher for the Early American Republic?

    The conference will focus on showing how the Founding fathers used Montesquieu’s theories. Obviously, the Founders of the American Republic were not scholars, but first and foremost, political actors of their time. They did not read Montesquieu for the sole pleasure of it, but above all to find answers to some pressing and daunting issues: Was it possible to adopt a republican government for a territory so extended? Was the representative government the good remedy to such a problem? How to distribute power in order for despotism to be avoided? Was federalism the unique way to preserve a republican form of government in modern times? Those difficulties would appear as pertaining per se to the realm of political philosophy. Nevertheless, what may be unique in the case of the early American Republic, is the fact that solving those issues was a matter of life and death for the young body politic.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Belvedere Research Journal - varia

    The Belvedere Research Journal is a recently founded international peer-reviewed open access e-journal. It is thematically based on the Belvedere collection and devoted to research in Austrian art history in the broadest historical and geographical sense. We publish work concerned with developments in the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day.

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    Arts and Sciences, Historicizing Boundaries

    7th International Workshop on Historical Epistemology

    This international workshop on Historical Epistemology is dedicated to exploring new ways of approaching the historical, conceptual, methodological, and technical relations between the arts and the sciences. Rather than looking for logical criteria for demarcating these domains, the workshop aims to question the arts/sciences dyad from the vantage point of its history.

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  • Turin

    Summer School - Modern

    Enlightenment legacy: the rights of man in a global perspective

    Postgraduate summer school of the Turin Humanities Programm

    The Summer School will focus on the political and constitutional language of the rights of man, seen as the most lasting legacy of the cultural revolution through which the Enlightenment changed the course of global history, acting as a “laboratory of modernity”. It will engage with the Enlightenment’s transformation of the old moral concept of natural rights into the modern political language of the “rights of man” and the ambitious Enlightenment project of bringing about the constitutionalization of the rights of man as part of a modern politics of emancipation that began well ahead of the French Revolution. Moreover, the Summer School will explore the controversial affirmation and metamorphoses of the Enlightenment’s culture of the rights of man in a global context throughout the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. By so doing, it aims at shedding light on the Enlightenment’s relevance to deal with issues raised by the contemporary evolutions of global constitutionalism and governance, that still require to be addressed.

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  • Oxford

    Seminar - History

    Channels of Digital Scholarship Seminar

    New tools and old questions in the analysis of textual corpora

    The aim of this first Channels of Digital Scholarship seminar series is to reflect upon new avenues for the analysis and use of textual corpora. Textual corpora and their uses represent several challenges in the development and validation of digital tools for analysis, the dialogue between disciplines, and the institutional structures that support the wide range of projects that are being developed. In this series of four seminars, the Maison Française d'Oxford and Digital Scholarship @ Oxford, with the help of leaders of digital humanities initiatives in the CIVIS network, propose to explore these challenges from Franco-British and international perspectives.

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  • Siena

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico

    V edizione

    Following the successful results of last year's series of seminars, the PhD students belonging to the Anthropology of the Ancient World curriculum of the PhD course in Classics and Archeology would like to promote a fifth cycle of seminars of the series Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico. The series is characterised by a particular interest in the different methodologies and research perspectives which represent the main fields of enquiry of anthropology of the ancient world since its first development (with the works of Gernet, Vernant and Detienne), but it also focuses on how different inter-discipliary approaches can contribute to its constant innovation. In addition, one of the main goals of this year's edition is to create a meeting point for scholarship on antiquity and contemporary debate on its reception in modern societies, underlining the cultural, social and ideological aspects which spark from the interection between present and past.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Theories and Practices of Federalism

    Federalism Conference 2022

    The Federalism conference is an international and hybrid conference that seeks to explore one the one hand, normative and historical theories of federalism and, on the other hand, investigate federal practices based primarily on case studies from Asia. With many countries opting for a federal structure of the government, federalism has now become a popular research topic among political scientists and constitutional scholars, leading to the burgeoning of centers and research projects at the international level. Federal ideas and the reality of existing federal states cannot be sharply divided. A comprehensive analysis of institutional philosophical roots can thus help us to further a comprehensive understanding of federal institutions as well as design appropriate analytical tools for investigating elements of multilevel governance systems.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Do we still need inspiration?

    Scriptures and theology

    The aim of this conference is to scrutinize afresh the traditional notion of inspiration and related concepts such as revelation, in the framework of a theological reflection that takes into account both the challenges of biblical criticism and contemporary hermeneutics. What does it mean to speak of an inspired text when the manuscript evidence reveals that it is fluid, and when historical criticism shows that it is self-contradictory or fictional? Is there “theology” in the Bible, in spite of its inner plurality? Should reception be regarded as an integral part of revelation and/or of the inspiration process? Such questions will be raised not only in relation to Christianity, but also in relation to Judaism and Islam.

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  • Liège

    Conference, symposium - Law

    The Idea of Economic Constitution in Europe: Genealogy and Overview

    The notion of “Economic Constitution” has now become a key concept not only in law, but also in other social sciences (economics, political philosophy, etc.). The 7th Journées internationales David-Constant therefore propose to retrace the somewhat turbulent history of the concept and to study its current relevance within the various (state and supranational) legal orders in Europe. Coinciding with the launch (in Open Access) of the edited volume The Idea of Economic Constitution in Europe. Genealogy and Overview (Brill), this interdisciplinary symposium (held in English and French with simultaneous translation) will gather the nearly thirty contributors to the volume, in order to extend the discussions covered in the latter. Beyond the global overview of the issues in positive and comparative law, the speakers will also question the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that structure the current debates in and across law, economy and politics. 

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  • Geneva

    Conference, symposium - History

    Centenary of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation

    The centenary of the creation of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC) is an opportunity for historians to step back and examine the achievements but also the limitations of this enterprise, its lack of diversity and cultural representativeness. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in this field of research, in parallel with a renewed interest in the League of Nations as a whole, in a context of doubts about the capacity of multilateral institutions. Without attempting to cover all the areas that remain to be studied in relation to intellectual cooperation and soft power diplomacy in the interwar period, such an event therefore seems to be a useful place of exchange at the crossroads between the archives, teaching and research communities.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    The Essay Film as Critical Thinking

    Following T. W. Adorno’s definition of the essay as “the critical form par excellence; as immanent critique of intellectual constructions, as a confrontation of what they are with their concept, it is critique of ideology”, the essay film has constituted itself throughout its history as an audiovisual form for the expression and development of critical thinking, for questioning and problematising the discourses imposed on reality. This conference aims to analyse the production of critical thinking in the worldwide practice of the essay film, from an interdisciplinary perspective, considering a range of different approaches: film analysis, cinema history, cultural studies, reception theory, etc.

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  • Mont-Saint-Aignan

    Call for papers - Thought

    Meta-Xenakis

    Faithful to the Meta – Xenakis team’s ambition to celebrate not only Iannis Xenakis and his work but also his artistic and philosophical legacy, our Symposium will be a global marathon over 41 hours, spanning three continents and five countries (Forever an athlete, Xenakis taught us all, through his example, the value of surpassing oneself!). Musicians, scholars, artists, architects, mathematicians, and philosophers from all over the world are invited to participate in presenting original papers, workshops, round-table discussions and/or lecture-recitals.

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - History

    Pierre Bourdieu and History

    Influences, inspirations, interactions

    The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu died in 2002. His work continues to be highly influential, as evidenced by an ongoing editorial activity and the international dissemination of his writings. While Bourdieu left his mark on many intellectual areas through the breadth of his theories, he established a privileged dialogue with history as a discipline. Twenty years later, this conference aims to shed further light on the links between history, historians, and Bourdieu’s scientific legacy.

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  • Conference, symposium - Thought

    2022 Graduate Conference in Political Theory

    Hosted by Loyola University Chicago, Department of Philosophy, and the New School for Social Research, Departments of Philosophy and Politics The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, over Zoom.

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  • Oran

    Call for papers - Language

    “Altralang Journal” - varia

    Altralang Journal is now inviting the scholarly community, at both national and international levels, to submit their unpublished papers for publication. The main objective of Altralang Journal is to contribute significantly to the body of knowledge by providing an intellectual platform for national and international scholars including postgraduate students, professors, and researchers operating in academic circles, government departments or socio-economic institutions.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Exhibiting Design

    Call for papers for the fifth issue of RADDAR (Design Annual Review) focusing on the subject of Exhibiting Design. RADDAR is a thematic and bilingual journal for design research and is jointly published by mudac (Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne) and T&P Work UNit, Paris. This fifth edition explores the question of how design in its many forms can be exhibited today. Given the expansion of the concept of design and the extension of our spaces into virtual worlds, what challenges do exhibition spaces and exhibition makers, whether in museums and galleries or wherever design is shown, have to face today?

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  • Prague

    Conference, symposium - History

    Biopolitics and Mass Gymnastics in the Modern History of East Central Europe

    The international conference deals with the links between mass gymnastics and biopolitics in the modern history of East Central Europe. The conference aims to bring new insights on the history of biopolitics and eugenics in East Central Europe. It explores the role of associations, in general, and of mass gymnastics, in particular, in the production and circulation of biopolitical knowledge in this part of the world. The presentations investigate how biopolitics informed the practices of mass gymnastics, and how these practices, in turn, shaped the discourses such as eugenics, biotypology, and race science.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Brazil Meeting of the Global Bergsonism Research Project

    Based on the pioneering work of Bento Prado Júnior and Franklin Leopoldo e Silva, Bergsonian studies have developed significantly in Brazil over the last twenty years. This includes a thematic diversity that allows a rich dialogue with other scholars around the world. This Webseminar will be an occasion to discuss the potentialities of Bergon’s work, explored in an original way through the diversity of schools and academic backgrounds of all continents. We hope to encourage and foster discussions in a concrete practice of “ouverture” – mental, cultural and social – renewing questions and problematizations around three themes: spirit and life, Bergson and the history of philosophy, Bergson and contemporary philosophy.

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  • Seminar - Prehistory and Antiquity

    “Phusis kai phuta”. Nature and plants in Ancient Greece

    Phusis kai phuta is a research network that aims to gather and share ongoing research on nature (phusis) and plants (phuta) in ancient Greece. We are currently running our fourth online seminar series. We are particularly interested in three sets of interrelated topics. (1) Vegetal poetics: when and to which ends were plants mentionend in Greek poetical, philosophical and medical texts? (2) Botanical analogies: what models did plants offer to ancient Greek authors for speculating about cosmogony and cosmology, politics and society, psychology and ethics, the body and kinship? (3) The history of phusis: what concepts did this term cover exactly and how are we to grasp them without ironing out their differences from our concept(s) of nature?

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