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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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  • 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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  • Trier

    Study days - Thought

    De Liège à Strasbourg. Recherches récentes sur la région frontalière franco-allemande au Moyen Âge central et à la fin du Moyen Âge (XIe-XVIe siècle)

    La région frontalière entre le royaume de France et le Saint Empire représentait au Moyen Âge central et à la fin du Moyen Âge un espace dynamique, aussi bien sur le plan de la politique territoriale, que d’un point de vue économique, religieux, social et culturel. Les recherches en histoire sur cet espace requièrent donc toujours un travail transfrontalier. Le but du colloque est de fournir à de jeunes médiévistes en début de carrière une plateforme où présenter leurs projets de recherche actuels devant un public intéressé avec lequel ils et elles pourront discuter. Il s’agit également de nouer de nouveaux contacts à travers un échange dépassant les frontières et les barrières linguistiques. Le colloque destiné aux jeunes chercheur·euses se tiendra à l’université de Trèves, située au cœur de la « Grande Région ».

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paris

    Seminar - Thought

    L’atelier du transnational

    Une fois par mois, le département d’histoire contemporaine propose de rentrer dans l’« atelier du transnational » dans le cadre de son séminaire de recherche. Nous discutons de recherches en cours adoptant une dimension transnationale et des enjeux historiographiques et méthodologiques posés par cette perspective. Le séminaire vise à contribuer aux discussions entre historiennes et historiens contemporanéistes des deux côtés du Rhin. Selon les séances et les langues des présentations, le séminaire a lieu en allemand, anglais et/ou français.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Dreaming Things

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Object Worlds and Dream Cultures

    While the close interconnection between the universe of things (expanding in a commodity-shaped way), the dream and its reflection in arts and media may be considered a founding trope of European modernity around 1900, the extension of our focus on pre-modern contexts and transcultural constellations in the present opens up new perspectives on connections between object cultures and dream cultures.

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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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  • Call for papers - America

    Voyageurs réels et imaginaires latino-américains en Algérie et le monde arabe (XIXe et XXe siècles)

    Les études sur la culture du monde arabe et ses rapports avec la civilisation, l’histoire, et les arts latino-américains à partir du XIXe siècle, sont très peu nombreuses. La constatation est flagrante si l’on considère les travaux sur l’Algérie des XIXe et XXe siècles. En particulier, il existe peu de publications relatives l’Algérie hormis différentes archives privées et publiques présentes aussi bien en Argentine, au Chili que dans d’autres régions du monde. Ce premier séminaire international devra permettre d’ouvrir un nouveau terrain de recherches et d’offrir une première vision globale sur l’Algérie et les pays arabes au cours des XIXe et XXe siècles, ainsi qu’investiguer les rapports des liens culturels avec l’Amérique latine.

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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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  • Lecture series - Epistemology and methodology

    Corpo e Vida em Foucault

    2º Encontro de Estudos sobre Michel Foucault

    La seconde rencontre d’études sur Michel Foucault (UFF - IHS - RPS) portera sur la question du « corps » et de la « vie » selon Michel Foucault, thématiques importantes de ses réflexions depuis Surveiller et Punir jusqu’aux textes des années 1980. Les thèmes principaux porteront sur les rapports entre la généalogie de Foucault et la psychologie, la psychanalyse et la psychiatrie, la notion de norme, la question de la vie et la constitution du sujet à partir des arguments sur la problématisation du désir. 

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  • Fribourg

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Between Angels and Demons: supernatural beings in the Middle Ages and the early modern period

    Ces journées sont consacrées aux êtres spirituels (anges, démons et esprits) qui occupent une place prépondérante dans l’art et la culture de l’Europe médiévale. Les représentations des acolytes de la divinité et des compagnons du diable au sein de la philosophie, de la théologie, de la littérature, des arts, de l’histoire et de la musique nous éclairent aussi sur les échanges interculturels médiévaux. Les pistes d’investigation sont envisageables selon différentes perspectives méthodologiques, et visent à nourrir l'interdisciplinarité de ces journées d’étude. Nous invitons toutes les jeunes chercheuses et tous les jeunes chercheurs médiévistes à nous faire parvenir leurs propositions de contribution. 

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Thought

    Simone de Beauvoir Studies: 2022 Patterson Prize

    This annual award is named after Yolanda Astarita Patterson, the Editor in Chief of Simone de Beauvoir Studies for more than thirty years (1985-2016). The Patterson Prize is awarded annually to a work that demonstrates excellence in writing while also embodying modes of thought and expression characteristic of Beauvoir’s oeuvre. We especially invite submissions on topics relevant to Beauvoir’s legacy such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, literature, existentialism, global politics, and others.

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  • Coimbra

    Seminar - History

    Communities and populations

    Universities, networks and identities

    This seminar aims to be a broad forum for discussion and debate of UNIVERSities ina glocal perspective, thus opening up to the discussion of the interconnections between thevarious educational institutions in Europe; their role in the construction of identities and in thereflection around the other(s); the importance they assumed as the cradle of cultural currentsand intellectual movements, imposing themselves as vehicles for the creation anddissemination of culture; and the position they took as foci of radiation of knowledge indifferent latitudes of the old and the New World. It is not an unknown topic in historiography but it still requires study, which leads us toencourage the participation of international researchers who can come up with connected andcomparative history approaches.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Thought

    Bodies for (re)construction

    Das Ziel dieses Workshops ist es, den Begriff „Körper” in Bezug auf die spezifischen Herausforderungen, mit denen das leidende Subjekt konfrontiert ist, zu thematisieren. Den Ausgangspunkt hierfür bildet die Annahme, dass sich im Leiden und der Unmöglichkeit seiner vollständigen sprachlichen Vermittlung die enge Verbindung zwischen Körper und Sprache zeigt. Sie verweist auf die Notwendigkeit, diese beide Sphären zusammen zu denken. Wir laden Vertreter*innen philosophischer, psychoanalytischer, politik- und sozialwissenschaftlicher, literaturwissenschaftlicher sowie künstlerischer Perspektiven zu einem zweitägigen Workshop an der École normale supérieure (Paris) ein, um uns gemeinsam mit diesem Thema auseinanderzusetzen. Die Veranstaltung wird am 1. und 2. Oktober 2021 stattfinden.

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  • Lugano

    Call for papers - Thought

    Knowledge - Power - Action

    Congress of the Swiss Philosophical Society

    The relationship between “knowledge”, “power” and “action” affects many areas of social life and individual existence. Let us think, for example, of politics, health care or education: What kind of knowledge is at the service of power? How “having to let know” and “not wanting to know” intersect in clinical practice? How to teach and to learn “to act” and “to be able to act”? In all these areas, philosophy can accompany a careful reflection on the three concepts with the aim of learning more: about “knowledge” in its various forms (theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge, universal knowledge and singular knowledge, rational knowledge and sensitive knowledge); about “power” as the ability to act and produce effects or also as authority and domination; about “action” in its manifold implications, especially about the responsibility towards others that is always inherent in it.

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  • Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    (Neo)Cybernetic Paths for an Epistemology of Digital Cultures

    “Open Philosophy” Journal

    This volume of Open Philosophy aims to draw a line between the classical cybernetic schools and sub-disciplines on the one hand and their implications in cultural theories and the contemporary positions influenced by them on the other. We want to refer complexity back to its genealogical roots and in this respect critically trace the realisation of operationally closed systems and self-organising processes.

     

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  • Call for papers - History

    Jurists and the Medieval State: Varieties and Development of a Symbiotic Relationship, 1000-1500

    4th Workshop on Legal Culture

    This workshop proposes to look at the evolution of the roles that jurists played in government, as the latter developed and became more complex in the period between ca. 1000 and 1500. Historians have long accepted that university trained jurists, both clerical and lay, were instrumental to the development of medieval government. The growth of the administrative apparatus of government and the expansion of its claims of authority and control on society combined with the thickening numbers of law graduates to broaden the scope of the service that jurists provided to rulers. By inviting participants to focus their analysis on a common set of questions (specified below), this workshop will attempt to bring out the stable as well as the dynamic aspects of that service.

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  • Fribourg

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Aesthetics and critique III

    Thinking in Pandemic Times

    L'initiative de cet atelier de recherche découle de l'urgent besoin de circonscrire et de redéfinir le rôle de l'esthétique, des arts et de leur théorisation aujourd'hui, tant par rapport aux autres formations du savoir que par rapport à nos sociétés contemporaines en général. Quelles sont les fonctions critiques de l'esthétique aujourd'hui ? Comment l'enquête sur les conditions sensibles et incarnées de la connaissance, l'exploration des fondements imaginaires de l'action sociale et politique ou l'engagement avec des œuvres d'art contribuent à renouveler cette tâche ancienne : l'autocritique de la raison sensible ?

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