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  • Neuville-sur-Oise

    Call for papers - Political studies

    What Latin America says to Europe: circulations, imaginaries, viewpoints (and fantasies)

    We often tend to think of Latin America as a periphery of the global space. The very idea of globalization is frequently equated with that of cultural “Americanization”. Understood as a “United States of America-nization”, it is generally considered only as a circulation of ideas, models, knowledge, techniques or cultural objects from the North or the West to the South. However, working on Latin America frequently leads us to encounter traces of it or to identify its influence in Europe. Politics, culture or knowledge: the objective of this conference is to study some of the diverse forms of Latin American presence in Europe and/or in the European gaze. The works discussed here will take these circulations as an object, analyzing their processes, forms and impact. But they can also take a more reflexive form, by questioning the status of European-based researchers interested in Latin America.

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  • Toulouse

    Study days - Middle Ages

    Les écritures alphonsines : savoirs et instruments du pouvoir

    Ce projet, inscrit dans la dynamique de la célébration des 800 ans de la naissance d’Alphonse X ainsi que dans la thématique du programme 2022-2023 de l’Agrégation externe d’espagnol « Savoir et pouvoir dans la Castille médiévale : l’entreprise historiographique et juridique du roi Alphonse X (1252-1284) », regroupera, à l’occasion d’une journée d’étude, des chercheurs spécialistes du sujet qui s’interrogeront sur les spécificités des écritures alphonsines.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The legacy of the arts: ideas and representations

    The transmission of knowledge through tradition, orality and Academia

    The second edition of the conference on doctoral studies in art and musicology aims to focus on research on the transmission of knowledge through the arts as a means and source of knowledge in the art world. The images and musical documents that have been preserved from ancient times to the present day - throughout the world - have made it possible to understand aspects of the social, cultural and religious life of many civilizations and also to be the same reflection of these. In this way, Art and Music, as resources, have been one of the key elements to be able to understand a culture since it has been the mechanism through which humans have been able to capture and transmit ideas and knowledge.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Ethics of Gold

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°249 (2022-2)

    This call for papers falls broadly within the scope of ongoing debates around the relationship between development paths and gold mining activities, and around the social and political reconfigurations caused by these extractive activities. It aims to grasp the heuristic significance of gold in order to examine the processes of change, structuring, and destructuring at work at different scales of the gold production network and supply chain. It particularly welcomes studies grounded in empirics to primarily address the following issues: responsibility, (possible) sustainability, legitimation, and social justice.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Thought

    Cultural coordinates in present-day museology

    Five neologisms

    The International Conference Cultural Coordinates in present-day museology: Five neologisms is aimed at research that focuses on analysing the contemporary museological discourse and its effects on cultural communication. Numerous questions arise, for example, regarding curatorial practices, the new formulas of knowledge transmission, museology’s potential contributions to social cohesion, the mediation made possible by the new technologies and the critical contribution to be expected concerning issues such as gender demands, environmental sustainability and others. The sections are headed by the corresponding neologisms into which the themes that are the subject of debate and analysis are divided.

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Modern

    New masses, old questions. New views on collective intelligence

    Revue « Essais »

    In a regressive approach, this thematic issue of the journal Essais envisages starting from the new configurations of the mass in the digital age to question in a fresh way the ambivalence constitutive of the historical reflection on the masses, at the same time fantasized for their intelligence and their potential of emancipation and depreciated for their incompetence and their passivity. This issue, in an interdisciplinary approach, aims to bring together specialists in new technologies, the practices and imaginaries they engender, with those interested in the theoretical, historical, fictional and figurative dimensions of this collective subject.

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  • Call for papers - America

    Battles in Latin America

    Cahiers Bataille journal no.6

    La sixième livraison de la revue sera dédiée à l’intérêt de Georges Bataille (1897-1962) pour les civilisations précolombiennes et, plus généralement, pour le monde hispanophone et lusophone, ainsi qu’à l’accueil et l’influence aujourd’hui de ses écrits dans différentes aires géographiques du continent latino-américain, allant du Mexique au nord jusqu’à la l’Argentine et le Chili au sud, en passant par le Brésil.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Animal work

    “Laboreal” Journal, July 2022

    In numerous socio-professional activities (in agriculture, the police, the army, health, research, art, the environment, among others), humans and animals work together. In recent years, research in the human and social sciences has highlighted the specificities of cooperation between humans and animals, and has shown the existence of animal work, thus opening a new field of research. We now know that the rules of work are built intra- and inter-specific: between humans and between animals and humans. The aim of this issue is to discuss and analyze these activities, and the associated ethical and deontological issues. We seek to address the issue of human work with animals, as well as animal work itself. Therefore, this dossier seeks to discuss both the relationship between humans and animals and the engagement of animals in work.

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  • Besançon

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Musei, sive bibliothecæ of Claude Clément: the library and its usefulness

    Social, intellectual and moral functions

    Musei, sive bibliothecae tan privatae quam publicae Extructio, Instructio, Cura, Usus (Lyon, 1635) du jésuite Claude Clément (Ornans, 1596-Madrid, 1642) est considéré comme l’un des ouvrages fondateurs de ce qu’on appellera plus tard la bibliothéconomie. Au-delà de ses apports théoriques, il s’agit aussi d’un recueil d’érudition d’une extraordinaire richesse, à l’image de la langue latine que l’auteur emploie. Une équipe de chercheurs appartenant à l'Institut des sciences et techniques de l’Antiquité se consacre à l’étude et à la traduction de ce livre en français en commençant par le discours programmatique de l’œuvre. Cette équipe souhaite pouvoir partager son travail et interagir avec d’autres chercheurs que ces questions intriguent lors d’une rencontre scientifique.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Adventure playgrounds of the past/for the future

    Current state of knowledge, issues and perspectives

    Adventure playgrounds are unique spaces of play. While the 1990s saw their disappearance in France, a recent resurgence has brought up questions around their legacy and theoretical basis as socio-pedagogical experiments. This symposium, organised by TAPLA (Terrains d’aventure du passé/pour l’avenir – Adventure playgrounds of the past/for the future) and supported by Labex: pasts in the present, is designed to investigate how adventure playgrounds raise questions around the place accorded to children in the city, and more specifically, children’s unmediated experience of socio-spacial learning systems. In addition, we aim to lay the groundwork for an international, interdisciplinary network, combining the human and social sciences with spacial design and urban planning, along with the fields of education and socio-cultural community work.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Thought

    Decolonial studies. From theory to practice

    Abya Yala, Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia

    The arrival and emergence of studies, research or reflections claiming to be “decolonial” in Europe or in formerly colonised societies (particularly in Africa) should not be reduced to another anachronistic or nativist intellectual mode seeking to simplify or replay colonial encounters as certain authors or journalists (especially in France) think. If these studies seem recent to the French-speaking reader, and more particularly to the French reader, it should be pointed out that they stem from a Latin-American intellectual critical tradition (dialoguing with several intellectual streams such as the theory of dependence, liberation theology, studies on the world-system) and that several publications by Latin-American or Latin-American researchers have been describing them for several decades.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Doing with Delphy

    Nouvelles questions féministes journal, special issue

    Pionnière et inspiratrice d’un féminisme matérialiste toujours vivant parce qu’en débats, Christine Delphy continue d’y occuper une place prépondérante à de multiples égards. En tant que théoricienne dont les idées restent incisives et indispensables pour qui veut penser le monde en féministe. Mais aussi, et autant, en tant que militante ayant engagé une lutte radicale contre le patriarcat. Ce numéro hors-série de Nouvelles questions féministes (NQF) cherche à relayer la vitalité et l’actualité de l’œuvre de Christine Delphy. Cela, en invitant des auteur·e·s et militant·e·s féministes à présenter des textes illustrant comment elles et ils s’approprient ou se sont appropriés ses travaux. Dans une perspective radicale, chère à Delphy, notre appel ne se limite pas à l’influence de son œuvre dans le champ académique : il vise à recueillir des contributions portant sur la manière dont les textes ou les interventions de Delphy enrichissent et questionnent de nos jours la réflexion scientifique comme l’action militante, mais aussi les postures personnelles.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    Americas Institute - Call for doctoral contracts (2021-2024)

    Afin de soutenir des actions de coopération internationale dans le domaine universitaire et scientifique, chaque année des contrats doctoraux sont attribués par le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (M.E.S.R.I) au titre du partenariat avec l’Institut des Amériques (IdA). Dans ce cadre, l'Institut des Amériques lance un appel à candidature pour les cinq contrats doctoraux qui seront attribués pour la période universitaire 2021-2024.

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  • Guadalajara

    Call for papers - Education

    Situated Teaching

    18th issue of "Verbum et Lingua"

    Issue 18 of Verbum et Lingua will publish research and reflection articles on Situated Teaching. We welcome articles that focus on the various emerging pedagogical practices in language teaching that embrace experiential, reflective practice, situated projects,problem-based learning, etc. This paradigm presents new challenges for schools, teachers and learners and raises a series of questions: What consequences does this pedagogical proposal imply for teachers, both in their training and in their practice? What consequences does it represent for the learner? How does it transform the school in its relationship with society?

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  • Fort-de-France

    Call for papers - Representation

    Statues, memories and representations during the decolonial era

    Nakan journal, no.1. A cultural studies journal

    Nakan aims to impulse innovation in the epistemological field of cultural margins. To this effect, the journal’s first issue will focus on the following theme: “Statuary, Memories, and Representations in the Decolonial Era”. The objective is to elucidate the recent events that saw the degradation of statues representing historical figures linked to slavery or colonialism in multiple parts of the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and the United States. This topical issue fits in a context-based reflection on margins spurred by such social movements as Black Lives Matter, among others. What could be the core motivations leading to such actions? The journal invites scholars to a scientific investigation on statuaries and colonial discourse, heritage, memory, myth, and coterminous questions.

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  • Call for papers - America

    The representation

    Les Cahiers d’études des cultures ibériques et latino-américaines (CECIL)

    The problem of representation is central to the disciplinary fields of all the human and social sciences, most often implicitly. This omnipresence sometimes makes us forget that it is a notion whose definition, status and function are subject to the fluctuations of history. What interests us is the discrepancy between what this notion has been able to encompass over time and what it encompasses nowadays, as well as the explanation that can be given to these discrepancies or possible ruptures. The reflection focuses in particular on the link between the notion of representation and the notions of 'heritage' - tangible or intangible objects, but also products of a social construction - and of 'memory', since it is constructed through concrete representations, whether social or discursive practices.

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  • Mexico City

    Call for papers - America

    Thinking the Latin American right wings

    IVth International Congress

    The IVth International Congress Thinking the Latin American right wings follows the three previous ones held in France (2014), Argentina (2016) and Brazil (2018), which have permitted the constitution of a community of researchers working on Latin American right-wings. Several specialists from different countries and disciplines have joined in this network, in order to promote projects and studies on this theme, and stimulated the development of new issues related to this political family. The use of various methodologies such as the analysis of political traditions and cultures, representations and imaginaries, identities, networks, sensitivities and memories have made it possible to consolidate a field of study that has become relevant to understand current Latin American political scene.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Language

    Minority languages spoken or signed and inclusive spaces

    The objective of this international conference is to question the way social “inclusive” spaces (schools, universities, cultural centers, public services…) take into consideration minor languages (or not). It aims at fostering original and innovative initiatives in their psychological, social, glottopolitical, anthropological, linguistic, pedagogical, didactical and digital dimensions, and discussing those topics.

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  • Salvador

    Call for papers - Thought

    #MariellePresente - Transnational Resistances

    The Gender and Diversity Journal, a feminist and queer review from the northeastern region of Brazil, invites everyone to submit articles, essays, interviews, field journals, reports and other texts for the special issue entitled "#MariellePresente: Transnational Resistances". The texts must describe and analyze the transnational responses following the assassination of the Brazilian Marielle Franco. She was a black woman from the favela, political activist, feminist and lesbian. She was murdered at the corner of a street in Rio de Janeiro in March 2018. Given the political nature of her assassination, many actions denouncing the crime were organized around the world.

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  • Toulouse

    Study days - Thought

    The manufacture of a literary heritage in Bolivia

    À partir de l’étude du cas bolivien, cette journée a pour objectif de comprendre comment se construit le canon littéraire d’un pays à un moment déterminé ; quels sont les mécanismes de sélection / reproduction du canon et les fonctions de légitimation de ce corpus. La journée réunira des spécialistes de littérature dont certains sont aussi acteurs dans la construction de ce canon. Il s’agira donc d’initier la démarche exploratoire par des communications que nous pouvons entendre autant comme des analyses et des témoignages d’une histoire en train de se faire. Ce projet, s’inscrit dans une perspective plus large, préparer un colloque international autour du bicentenaire de la Bolivie en 2025.


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