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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Cognitive Studies Approach to Theatrical Performance Analysis

    Theatralia: Journal of Theatre Studies, vol. 28, no. 1

    Approximately twenty years after Theatre Studies embraced the so-called "cognitive turn", Theatralia, a distinguished scholarly journal dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of theatre, once more invites submissions for an upcoming special issue focused on the application of cognitive approaches to theatre analysis. In 2016 Theatralia dedicated its special issue to the new trends in theatre theory development with the focus on the then young burgeoning field of cognitive approaches to theatre studies. This upcoming issue aims to explore how almost ten years later cognitive science methodologies and theories have deepened our understanding of theatrical phenomena, including but not limited to performance, reception, cognition, emotion, and embodiment. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners across various disciplines, including Theatre Studies, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, and beyond.

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  • Essen

    Call for papers - Language

    Class in the Long Eighteenth Century: Britain and Beyond

    We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for LAPASEC 2025. Christoph Heyl (Univ. Duisburg-Essen) and Rémy Duthille (Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne) are continuing the long tradition of the Landau-Paris Symposia on the Eighteenth Century, welcoming both established scholars and early career researchers. The LAPASEC series focuses on the literature and culture of the British Isles of the period, but it is also open to topics relating to the British colonies, France, Germany, and further afield.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Law

    Perspectives on Academic Freedom: USA and Europe

    The AUP Center for Critical Democracy Studies is excited to invite researchers and students to a symposium on academic freedom in France and the US. The event will kick off with a keynote lecture by Robert Post (Yale Law School) and include two panels with Olivier Beaud (Panthéon-Assas), Eleonora Bottini (Université de Caen Normandie), and Camille Fernandes (Université de Franche-Comté).

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Local communities in Austria-Hungary and beyond

    “Acta Poloniae Historica”

    Changes in the management of the Habsburg Empire and new technologies, expanding the circulation of social communication, accelerated the modernisation processes taking place in Central Europe. It was an area inhabited by various ethnic, national, religious and linguistic communities; they had to rework their modus vivendi and to find their place in complex networks of relations, in the context of the liberalising legal framework of the 1860s in the Austrian part of the monarchy and the tightening grip of the state on the local non-Magyar initiatives in the Hungarian part. Deep and multi-faceted socio-cultural changes were leading to new cumulations of symbolic (and political) power; new groups, termed here as local communities (political, social, religious), were gaining visibility and sought recognition, according to changing configuration of values and integration impulses. We pose the question how the new or redefined communities were formed and managed.

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  • Vienna

    Conference, symposium - Education

    Challenging the Reproduction of Inequality Through Higher Education

    Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond

    The event aims to facilitate critical discussion on programs promoting the educational access of persons belonging to historically marginalized and racialized groups, such as Roma. The conference, celebrating the 20th anniversary of launching CEU’s Roma Access Program, facilitates critical discussion on programs promoting the educational access of persons belonging to oppressed groups. The conference promotes the participation of Romani scholars and professionals including those who took part in such programs earlier and aims to facilitate a knowledge exchange amongst various scholars and professionals from educational and social sciences.

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - History

    Forgeries, Fakes and Counterfeits in Print Culture: Texts, Editions, Copies

    The printed book, for centuries the most powerful medium for the circulation of ideas, is particularly central to this discourse, and it is no surprise that readers of all times as well as specialists are constantly challenged by the wealth of literary forgeries, fake imprints, fake authors, and material counterfeits. We are far, however, from an established definition of these notions, especially in their differences and overlaps. This two-day symposium aims to explore the topic at three different levels. Texts addresses textual forgeries and manipulations of authorship; editions concentrates on false imprints, ‘refreshed’ title-pages, and editorial piracy, including that of written and illustrated paratext; copies looks into the alteration of individual specimens of an edition.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Objects on the Move

    Unpacking the Narratives of Circulating Exhibitions 1900–1952

    The MMD Museum Materials Discussions Journal welcomes article submissions to be published in a special theme issue exploring traveling exhibitions. The call for papers aims to encourage a transdisciplinary discussion on how touring exhibitions contributed to the knowledge growth within the circuit of arts, decorative arts, handicrafts, fashion, and design. The MMD issue aims to address the topic within a broader framework, providing new insights or a different way of understanding artifacts, people, and ideas detached from their original contexts, how and why they circulated, and the ways specific ideas, forms, and displays were perceived out of their original context. The chronological boundaries range from the beginning of the 20th century to 1952 (inception of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service).

     

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    (Digital) Retrospectives on Historiography from Africa. Decolonization, the African press, and the uses of knowledge

    Journal « Práticas da História »

    This special issue of Práticas da História reflects on contemporary epistemological possibilities and constraints in the writing of history. Therefore, it welcomes both contributions that dwell on African journals (scholarly, literary, artistic and ephemeral periodicals) from the 1950s to 1980s, and on the histories behind said periodicals. We look forward to contributions that explore different and contested visions of decolonization and future-making for the African continent and its diaspora. We also invite articles investigating differently situated historiographies from Africa: that use local vernacular by incorporating idiom, local imagery, myth and folklore; that relate to the present or the deep past. We also encourage more nuanced takes on the “nationalist historiography” that when viewed as a monolith was so dominant at the time.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    History and Memory: Epistemological Reinterpretation of Africa's Past in a Post-Colonial Context

    “Práticas da História” journal

    This special issue of Práticas da História is interested in receiving contributions, referring to colonial and post-colonial African contexts. It is important to better understand what is happening in different African countries, at the level of the Academy but also in other spaces where social memory and history confront each other, and how political, ideological, economic and linguistic factors interfere in those situations. In the case of the former Portuguese colonies, which will soon celebrate 50 years of independence, there are additional factors, such as the later end of colonial rule and the delay in historiography about Africa that occurred until recent decades, both in Portugal and in Brazil.

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  • Call for papers - America

    The Pioneers of TransAmerican Art: in the footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora aesthetic

    “Angles” journal

    Contributors to this thematic issue of Angles are invited to underline the connection to these ancestral memories and explore their current resurgence in the visual and living arts. Contributions can bear on scientific, fictional, and secular literature, the genius of dance and music, and the visual, scenic, culinary, performing, visual and ritual arts. Themes of interest could include but are not limited to, decoloniality, body politics, representation, restorative justice, Caribbean indigenous thought and practices, and diasporic art spaces. In the spirit of collegiality that animates this publication project, we intend to create the same dynamic between the communities of researchers and artists of the Greater Anglophone Caribbean. This dynamic is therefore open to all those who want to maintain a constructive dialogue to advance the knowledge and sharing of Caribbean aesthetics in the footsteps of the pioneers of TransAmerican art.

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  • Brno

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Why Humanities?

    The Decline and Fall of the Role of Human Sciences in the Euro-Atlantic World

    The goal of this international conference is to analyze and describe the mechanisms at work in the last 120 years which led to a comprehensive and global decline of the role of the humanities, especially in Europe and the US. We are interested in papers questioning the capitalistic strategies of the main publishing houses, predatory attitudes to research results, issues of “academic colonialism,” such as peer-review practices excluding selected topics and scholars from non-Euro-Atlantic institutions (e.g. the Global South, Eastern Europe etc.), monolinguistic normalization, the loss of diversity in topics, and the ways in which politics and media are openly denigrating the agency of human sciences.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Performance, Ecology and the End of the World

    “Sinais de Cena” journal

    The reflection on the potential of performing arts to rethink humanity's relationships with the natural domain has been gaining clearer contours since the end of the 20th century. In this edition of Sinais de Cena, we invite the academic and artistic community, among others who are built around a curious spirit concerning these matters, to write about the performing arts action possibilities - not only about the symbiotic correspondences between performance and ecology but also about the way in which end-of-the-world narratives have opened spaces for imagining possible futures. Being receptive to all types of epistemological views on the topic and sub-themes that may branch from this, we are equally available to welcome perspectives that are built on or through artistic practice, around stage performances or experimental research processes in contexts of institutional programming or of an informal nature, without restrictions of a conceptual order or in terms of formal writing possibilities.

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  • Nice

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Digital democracy: promises and illusions

    A stable and peaceful society is based on a solid and strong democracy. The democratic model is the future of any society that respects human rights. New information and communication technologies and the still poorly regulated advances in Artificial Intelligence have impacted not only all human activity, but have also contributed to reshaping the relationship with politics, citizen participation, political communication and politics. national and international. Digital democracy (or electronic, cyber, digital) is a political-social phenomenon which began to emerge around fifteen years ago in very diverse national contexts. Today, it is a tool that is used mainly for electoral expression intended for a fairly small number of citizens. The purpose of this international conference is to question the phenomenon of electronic democracy not only from an instrumental point of view (e-voting tool), but to question the conditions of possibility and possible limits.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Hartmut Rosa as a sport philosopher?

    Today, the endless and chronic acceleration seems to constitute a “totalitarian power” that fundamentally alters the nature and the quality of our relationship with the world, with others, with ourselves and with our bodies. If acceleration is set up as the main cause of our alienation (which can take the form of indifference or hostility), the answer would lie less in deceleration than in resonance. This concept describes a specific form of relationship with the world, that is as fulfilling as transformative. Rare and precious, resonance remains unpredictable; the world is thus described as “unavailable”, escaping any overzealous attempt to make it emerge or even to control it.

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  • Baia Mare

    Call for papers - Language

    Ideological discourse and advertising discourse in the media and the universities

    Can we distinguish in the current discourses of the media and universities their roles in our societies? This distinction is important because it refers to the knowledge that journalists and professors put forward through their communications and actions. Do they participate objectively developing the autonomous and enlightened thinking of the citizens of today and tomorrow by democratically supporting their quest for understanding? Or have they become the spokesmen of a single, and therefore partial and partial, way of thinking? What is its legitimacy and relevance when it organizes the information transmitted according to ideological interests, such as a promotional or advertising campaign?

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  • Vienna

    Study days - Thought

    Europe and the USSR. Literature in the face of the persecution and extermination of the Jews

    The workshop’s purpose is to examine the literary, artistic, musical and cinematographic responses to the rise of anti-Semitism in the 1930s, which led to the systematic persecution and extermination of Europe’s Jews. It will focus on the period before as well as after the war. This will allow to consider, on the one hand, the capacity of literature (and other media) to project an aftermath as a consequence of ongoing events, and on the other hand the aftermath as it was felt in the years following the Shoah.

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  • Call for papers - History

    “Hamsa: Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies” - varia

    # 10 (2024)

    The editors of Hamsa: Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies are pleased to announce that the journal is now accepting proposals for its 10th issue. For this volume, we welcome proposals offering original analysis on the broad subject of Judaic and Islamic studies.

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  • Geneva

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    The Many Faces of Paul

    Pauline Exegesis in Pre-modern Times

    The conference on the Many Faces of Paul is the opening workshop of the research project “Exegesis of Paul in the 16th Century”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Other than the project itself which will mainly focus on Reformation theology, our interest for this conference is to focus on other intellectual traditions, be they late antique, medieval, or early modern, that will help us later to contextualize Protestant perspectives. We are therefore deliberately interested in presentations on a broad spectrum of possible figures and sources, and we welcome contributions on the whole corpus that was historically associated with the Apostle, including the Epistle to the Hebrews and apocryphal material such as the Acta Pauli.

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  • Brno

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    “Like a Face Drawn in Sand at the Edge of the Sea”

    Vicissitudes of the Posthuman Forty Years After Foucault’s Death

    Forty years after Foucault's death and sixty after the publication of An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, we would like to invite you to interrogate the posthuman as an open problem and process on the historical and epistemic level. In particular, we would like to discuss whether and how historiographical and methodological issues pertaining to the archeological project have been transformed, scaled down, transposed or partially resolved today.

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  • Norwich

    Call for papers - History

    Ideas of Europe and Images of Russia. From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

    XV Annual Conference of the Research Network on the History of Idea of Europe

    (Western) European perceptions of and discourses about Russia tell us much more about Europe’s self-perceptions (and delusions) than about Russia itself. And the same holds true for Russian views about Europe. Underlying such a complex identity-formation processes is an often troublesome intellectual dialogue between Europe and Russia, between two closely entwined entities. One of the purposes of this international conference, is to shed light on such a dialogue, discern its main elements, and its untold assumptions and underlying prejudices. The overall aim is to examine how images of Europe and discussions about Russian identity have interacted and influenced each other. Embracing a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, the conference aims to engage intellectual, cultural, social, and art historians as well as literary scholars and political theorists. 

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