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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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  • Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - Thought

    Jacques Rancière et la démocratie

    L’éloignement grandissant du sujet de la participation politique dans les démocraties contemporaines, que ce soit au niveau des suffrages électoraux par l’expression du vote, de l’engagement associatif et syndical ou, de manière générale, des activités militantes, décrit un phénomène en forte progression au XXIe siècle. Cela génère une préoccupation pour laquelle on peut faire appel à l’œuvre politique de Jacques Rancière et à la contribution de ce dernier à la théorie démocratique. La théorisation et la critique de la démocratie, telles qu’il les aborde, explicitent tout particulièrement la promotion des pratiques libérales, la logique consensuelle et majoritaire esquivant l’attente égalitaire de la communauté et la valeur primordiale du peuple. Ainsi, l’encadrement de ce désintérêt, selon les explications que nous venons de donner, nous invite à mettre particulièrement en discussion l’avenir de la démocratie.

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  • Lisbon

    Seminar - Europe

    The Colonization of Portugal

    Todos os anos, investigadores do Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHAC, NOVA FCSH) e da Universidade de Drexel reúnem-se para pensar em conjunto novas formas de escrever a história de Portugal. O workshop de 2023, com o título “The colonization of Portugal”, tem como objetivo olhar para as dinâmicas coloniais na construção do Portugal metropolitano.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Mapping the Other

    In Western space, mapping the Other is not a prescriptive notion to assign ossified identities. Rather, it is about questioning the link between these intersectional identities of otherness and the specificities of the various Western spaces. In other words, it invites a reconsideration of how the Others autonomously define themselves in the dominant and marginal spaces of the “normative order” of hegemonic societies, and how they integrate them to make them theirs—therefore challenging the systems of oppression implemented.

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  • Concepción del Uruguay

    Call for papers - Language

    Afro Literature Conference

    Cuando decidimos abordar el estudio de la “literatura africana”, nos enfrentamos a una serie de problemas, en tanto campo complejo de tensiones, de núcleos constitutivos, de perspectivas, inherentes a toda etiqueta formada por la palabra literatura y un gentilicio. Una dificultad no menor la encontramos en los planes de estudios de las carreras de Letras en Argentina cuyo “patrón cognitivo” (Quijano 2017) aún persiste dentro de los rasgos de un patrón de poder fundado en la colonialidad: el centro no ha sido del todo desplazado, para decirlo con wa Thiong’o (2014).  El eurocentrismo académico en nuestro país perdura en el escaso interés que el pensamiento africano y afrodiaspórico ocupa en las carreras de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, con destacadas excepciones siempre individuales o colectivas pero rara vez institucionale.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    « Cahiers franco-latino-américains d’études sur le handicap » - varia

    Les Cahiers franco-latino-américains d’études sur le handicap visent à promouvoir les travaux effectués sur l’ensemble des espaces francophones et latino-américains. Cette publication est très ouverte sur le plan méthodologique et disciplinaire. Elle promeut toutes les perspectives critiques sur le handicap. Elle favorise les perspectives comparatives, transnationales ou globales, ainsi que toutes les perspectives critiques de recherches visant à mettre en lumière la diversité des expériences de vie des personnes handicapées.

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  • Buenos Aires

    Call for papers - Thought

    Rhythm and Art

    Rhythm is a central element in the creation of meaning in art, and its configuration is such that it requires a multi, inter and transdisciplinary approach. The difference of materials, procedures and events masks the resemblance of rhythmic phenomena that are similar in different arts and hides their identity or their homology. In the work of some scholars, the concepts do not seem to belong to a particular artistic discipline, being rather characteristic of the rhythmic phenomenon. The objective of this conference is to provide an instance for exchanging knowledge, concerns and aspirations for those who have been devoting themselves to the study of rhythm and artistic creation on the subject.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Thought

    Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Research Grant for Master student in Psychological Sciences

    Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Bolsa de Investigação para mestrando(a) em Ciências Psicológicas

    A call for tender is open for one Research Grant for Master students under the VAST: Values Across Space and Time project, of which IELT – NOVA FCSH is a partner, financed by European funds through the European Commission (H2020), in the scientific area of Psychological Sciences. The aim of the project is to study the transformation of moral values in space and time and their communication and perception by different audiences, capturing, digitizing, preserving and analyzing the stories and experiences of those exposed to these values.

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  • Belo Horizonte

    Call for papers - Thought

    Contemporary Aesthetics: Dialogues through Art, Culture and Media

    ICA22 - 22nd International Congress of Aesthetics

    The 22nd International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA 2022) Belo Horizonte aims at the increasing and deepening of the discussion by today’s practitioners of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, about the modes, through which this field of knowledge could contribute to enhance peaceful and fruitful contacts among the most different people and cultures of the world.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Imago, Actus et Verbum. Challenges and Questions in Medieval Studies

    A crossdisciplinary dialogue between philology, philosophy, history, art and literature

    On the outset of the 21st century, cross-disciplinary studies on the Middle Ages seem to be in need of a careful reconsideration of their nature, scope and aims. This is specially so after the series of "turns" undergone by historiography in the last four decades. Despite their differences, philosophy, history, philology , literary studies and art are also bound through their work on texts; and all are currently faced with both methodological and substantive issues raised by important shifts in contemporary society. This congress is devoted to a global assessment of the current state of affairs in medieval studies, but also the upcoming challenges.

     

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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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  • 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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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Asia

    Prêmio de Publicações ICAS (Convenção Internacional de Acadêmicos da Ásia) sobre Ásia

    Em 2004, a Convenção Internacional de Acadêmicos da Ásia (ICAS) inaugurou o Prêmio de Publicações ICAS. Concedida a cada dois anos, esta premiação tem por objetivo dar visibilidade internacional a publicações acadêmicas dedicadas ao estudo sobre Ásia, aumentando assim sua projeção internacional e reconhecendo publicações de excelência no campo. Desde 2017, o IBP passou a incluir os seguintes idiomas: chinês, francês, alemão, japonês e coreano. A partir de 2019, acrescentou espanhol, português, russo e japonês aos idiomas em que a premiação pode ser concedidas. Podem ser submetidas obras monográficas ou coletâneas publicadas entre outubro de 2018 e janeiro de 2021, nas áreas de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. Não são premiáveis: traduções de originais em outras línguas, além de livros de referência, antologias, obras de ficção, poesia, livros de viagem, autobiografias, memórias, panfletos, livros escolares, catálogos de exibição.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    The politics and geopolitics of translation

    The multilingual circulation of knowledge and transnational histories of geography

    In the last fifty years, the field of the history of geography has moved from an approach dominated by National Schools to an attention to the circulation of knowledge in its multiple scales. The history of science and of geography have in the last decades incorporated concepts such as transit, networks, mobilities, the transnational, circulation, centre of calculation, spaces of knowledge, geographies of science, spatial mobility of knowledge, geographies of reading and geographies of the book. More recently, a turn has emerged towards considering the dynamics and necessities of decolonizing the history of geography. This work is turning the field of the history of geography into one of the most dynamic areas of the discipline. Yet we suggest that questions of language and translation have remained under-determined in this new field. Translation and writing have not received the same attention as, for instance, departmental histories, sites of museums, laboratories, botanic gardens, and scientific societies, for example. We suggest, therefore, that new perspectives opened up by translation studies can open new windows on the history of geography.

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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 - America

    The creative power of margins: the rise of black, native, and mixed-race intellectuals in the Americas, 19th-20th centuries

    Journal IdeAs 16

    Issue 16 of IdeAs magazine. Ideas from the Americas, to be published in October 2020, will focus on “The creative power of margins: the rise of black, native, and mixed-race intellectuals in the Americas, 19th-20th centuries”. We want to focus on the Black and non-white intellectual Americas. We receive proposals for articles on all countries of the American continent, in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese. 

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Thought

    Fields of collaboration in contemporary art practices

    Can all art be considered collaborative? What has motivated so many artists, in recent decades, to organize in collectives and participate in collaborative projects? Does collaboration in the arts play a major role in redefining the art world and in the production of new subjectivities? How do collaborative art practices challenge the myths of creative genius and artistic individuality?

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    The Epoch of Space. State and new perspectives

    The next 8th, 9th and 10th of April it will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela the international conference "The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives", where researchers from around the world will meet to discuss the spatial turn of humanities. This interdisciplinary event will bring together geographers, philologists, historians, philosophers, and other interested disciplines to review the current state of spatial humanities, share different approaches, research methods and discuss their future.

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  • Santiago de Compostela

    Call for papers - Representation

    The epoch of space. State and new perspectives

    For centuries, the study of time was one of the main academic interests in the field of Humanities. However, in the second half of the 20th century, most scholars and philosophers shifted their focus to the question of space. The interest in studying this in the field of the arts has increased significantly in recent years, and is especially noticeable in the case of literary creations.The growing influence of ecocriticism and geocriticism is especially noticeable in digital humanities. The bridges recently built between these fields are already proving to be productive, as they have led to the development of new tools, approaches, and methodologies, such as deep mapping techniques and the spatial humanities. How have the disciplines evolved in recent years? Do we need to redefine the key concepts regarding space and place? Has our relationship with territory changed? Have we produced new ways of inhabiting space?

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