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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Trans, queer and “third gender” people in Muslim countries

    Journal “Anthropology of the Middle East” (AME) – Issue 20.1 (Summer 2025)

    Today, despite some prohibitions, more and more trans and queer people are asserting their gender identity in Muslim societies. Over and above the importance of gender binarity and spatial separation in Muslim countries, there are many historical figures of "third gender", to use the concept introduced by the anthropologist Gilbert Herdt. In the Muslim world, the term "third gender" generally refers to the eunuch of Ottoman harems, but there are many other figures in the Islamic context, varying from countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Albania...) and times. As the vocabulary and realities are plural, depending on the country and the period, the specificities of these figures and their names will be analyzed, as well as the ways in which these groups or individuals designate themselves. This issue will examine these figures collectively as a group (hijra, trans, queer...), and their role and social status, but will also look at them as individuals.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    The Role of Women in Decorative Arts and Design in France (1850 to the Present)

    Women played an important role in the history of decorative arts and design. Recent exhibitions (Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today at the Vitra Museum in 2021 and Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2023) displayed an overall approach of the question. But in some countries as France, what is the state of the issues and how is the contribution of women to be placed in this general context? This conference aims to discuss and to provide a state of research on the question but also to shed light on an aspect of artistic creation. It aims also to give an overview of the evolution and role of women in the decorative arts and design in France since the mid-19th century, in order to complete a current knowledge related to an ongoing field of research in the history of art and creative industries.

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  • Abu Dhabi

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Digital Archiving in the Arab World (DA|AW)

    The first-ever International Conference on Digital Archiving in the Arab World (DA|AW), held in Abu Dhabi in 2019, organized to spark off a series of conferences on the subject. Four years later, and following a global epidemic, it is time to reassemble for exploring and move ahead with the practises, experiences, and challenges of digital archiving in the Arab World. The inaugural colloquium/conference examined the issues of data preservation in the Arab world and eventually resulted in a publication release that continues to serve as a reference for researching the subject today (Bayoumi & Oliveau, 2020). At DAAW|2024, we aspire to address it through the more focused standpoint of the digital management and preservation of data and documents, without foregoing a broader reflection, concerning both historical and future documents and data in danger whether physical or natively digital.

     

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  • Cergy | Aix-en-Provence | Amiens

    Seminar - History

    Political, cultural and intellectual South-North circulations in the post-Bandung era: towards a connected history of the Commonwealth

    By choosing to focus on South-North circulations, this seminar is dedicated to the deconstruction of the “British Empire” as a homogeneous category to write and think about the intellectual, artistic, and political histories of the people who circulate and inhabit this polity known as the Commonwealth of Nations in the post-Bandung era. Working from the assumption that committed artists, intellectuals and political activists from the Global South have networked and connected within this space, we seek to interrogate the counter-hegemonic nature of the knowledge, theories and artistic practices produced during the post-Bandung era. We thus call for the study of the circulation and transfers of political and cultural ideas but also the intellectual trajectories of individuals, collectives and institutions.

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  • Oxford

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Early modern

    Courtly life and letters in the Age of Marie Antoinette - Doctoral scholarship

    The University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, is offering a doctoral study scholarship from October 2024 with the theme “Courtly life and letters in the Age of Marie Antoinette”. It is aimed at students in the following disciplines: Comparative Literature, History, English, etc.

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  • Clermont-Ferrand

    Call for papers - Language

    Le Siècle d’or espagnol et ses usages publicitaires

    Esta jornada de estudios, respaldada por el Centre de Recherche sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique (CELIS) de la Université Clermont Auvergne, tiene como meta el análisis de una relación que aún no se ha explorado a fondo, la que se teje entre la publicidad y el Siglo de Oro español (entendido en sus límites cronológicos más amplios).

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Representation

    Échappées belles

    Correspondance de femmes surréalistes

    Où en sommes-nous près de 100 ans après la publication du Premier manifeste du surréalisme par André Breton dans notre compréhension de ce que Georgiana Colvile et Kate Conley, dans La femme s’entête (1998), ont appelé « la part du féminin » de la troisième avant-garde historique ? Est-il encore nécessaire en 2023 d’ajouter un point d’interrogation, comme les commissaires l’ont fait dans le cas de l’exposition Surréalisme au féminin ? à l’été 2023 au Musée de Montmartre ? Dans le cadre du centenaire du surréalisme en 2024, nous proposons d’organiser un colloque sur un point aveugle des études menées jusqu’à présent : la correspondance des femmes écrivains et artistes associées au mouvement d’André Breton.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Writing a Decentred and Entangled History of Cinema-Going

    Epistemological and Methodological Issues

    The aim of this conference is to shift the focus of the study of cinema, which is largely centred on Western Europe and the United States. It will bring to a close the 'Faire communauté(s) face à l'écran' research project (Université Paris Lumières, École universitaire de recherche ArTeC), which for three years has been examining the identities of cinema audiences and intermediaries involved in the exploitation and distribution of cinematographic entertainment in the twentieth century from a transnational and comparative perspective.

     

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Visual Dramaturgies (1500-1800)

    Scenography, Costumes and Movement on Early Modern Stages

    The interest of researchers in the visual – and material – aspects of Early modern theatre has increased in the last decade. In addition to the rather developed histories of scenography and dance, an increasing number of publications on the topic of costume, lighting and historical acting have appeared, including more technical studies interested in their production and re- production (see bibliography below). The conference aims to support this trend from a transdisciplinary point of view and to reunite researchers and practitioners interested in Western performing arts (music theatre, dance, drama) of the period between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century in order to share the latest research, compare practices in various periods, countries and theatrical forms, search for convergences and perhaps even debunk some misconceptions about these aspects of theatre. 

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - Asia

    Current Research on East Asia, 2023-2024

    As part of the Université Paris Cité’s commitment to global engagement, creativity and critical knowledge and research, the Paris Graduate School of East Asian Studies is organizing a series of lectures by international scholars for the 2023-2024 academic year. The series highlights the wide-ranging intellectual interests and innovations of prominent scholars in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the East Asia and flows of ideas, people, institutions, and texts across linguistic and national borders.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Sound in Performance

    Authors are invited to submit articles from various theoretical and methodological perspectives (actors and actresses, sound designers and technicians, playwrights, directors, the public or of space itself), considering differents aspects such as techniques and technologies, History or poetics. The journal does not charge for submission or publication and uses a double-blind peer-review system. Texts can be sent in Portuguese, Spanish, English, or French and will be published in two languages. The journal will provide the translation of papers on the theme “Sound in Performance” or those written by non-lusophone authors.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    La première république en images. Génèse, circulation et postérité d’une imagerie politique

    Proclamée le 11 février 1873, la Première République espagnole représente, en un sens, la culmination du processus révolutionnaire inauguré par La Gloriosa quatre années auparavant. Cependant, en raison sans doute de son caractère éphémère, son histoire est généralement englobée dans des études plus larges sur la période révolutionnaire ou sur le républicanisme en tant que pensée politique. Il en va de même de l’ensemble des images politiques élaborées durant la Première République et qui sont rarement analysées en tant que corpus plastique à part entière. À l’occasion des 150 ans de sa proclamation, ce colloque entend examiner cet épisode historique qu’est la Première République espagnole à l’aune de l’iconographie politique à laquelle il a donné lieu, afin de récupérer et d’historiciser les images de/sur cette période tout en leur rendant leur identité et leur(s) significations(s), aussi bien dans l’Espagne péninsulaire et insulaire qu’à l’étranger.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Immobilizing the Gaze: the Visual Fabrication of Events in the Early Modern Period

    The aim of this conference is to build a transdisciplinary dialogue to explore how certain perceptions create certain images, convey information and its interpretation(s) around the “event”, broadly understood here as an occurrence perceived as significant, whether it is singular or part of a sequence or even a series of sequences (assassination, conclave, embassy, battle, jubilee, canonization...). The focus is placed on the early modern period because the increase of writing and the greater circulation of images and information “fixed” events on an unprecedented scale; often, these new ways of viewing events were forged thousands of kilometers away from the place where the event occurred. Rome and the Italian peninsula in the sixteenth century will be at the heart of our interrogations both as represented space(s) and as place(s) of projections onto the world.

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  • Lisbon

    Conference, symposium - History

    Colonialismes et colonialités : théories et circulations en portugais et français

    “Colonialismos” e “colonialidades” são termos empregues no século XX para fazer referência à dinâmica que fundou o sistema-mundo capitalista a partir das colonizações europeias em todos os continentes, perpetuando na contemporaneidade práticas de subalternidades nascidas daquele contexto. Partindo destes dois termos, o colóquio apropria-se de um vocabulário comum: aquele em que a língua portuguesa e a língua francesa se difundiram pelo mundo. Este encontro apresenta os resultados de pesquisa do projeto Circulações da literatura pós-colonial em francês e em português (CILIPO-FP). O desafio de pensar as circulações entre dois sistemas linguísticos complexos e que implicam contextos e historicidades globais, foi lançado a catorze investigadoras e investigadores em 12 universidades, do Brasil, de Portugal e de França.

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  • Mainz

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Parties-corps

    Microformes de l’organique dans la littérature, l’art et le cinéma

    Quelles nouvelles perspectives, questions et problématiques épistémologiques et esthétiques apparaissent lorsque l’on déplace le regard du corps en tant que forme totale vers ses différentes composantes ? Le congrès offre un espace d’échange de perspectives internationales issues de la théorie scientifique et de la pratique artistique, les perspectives artistiques et théoriques étant considérées comme étant en synergie les unes avec les autres. La manifestation est ouverte à toutes les personnes intéressées. Elle est financée par la GSHS, l’aide à la recherche intra-universitaire de la Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz et le Laboratoire « Les Mondes allemands » de l’Université Paris 8. Les langues parlées seront l’allemand, le français et l’anglais.

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  • Tozeur

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Troglodyte Architecture: Design, Materials, Energy and Environment

    The first international congress “Troglodytic architecture: Safeguarding, valorization and sustainable development”, organized in Gafsa on December 24 and 25, 2022, dealt with several issues relating to the themes of safeguarding and enhancement of troglodyte heritage, its inscription on the Unesco World Heritage List, as well as the means and prospects of its contribution to sustainable economic and social development. In this second congress, the focus on the concepts of Design, Materials, Energy and Environment aims not only to deepen and continue the themes addressed in the first congress, but also to enrich the knowledge around the different axes that closely affect heritage in its most diversified sense.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    « La durabilité » : un contexte conceptuel dans l’art et le design

    Aujourd’hui, le monde vit l’impact des changements climatiques et environnementaux profonds et rapides qui ont eu des effets néfastes sur tous les êtres vivants de la planète. Pour cette raison, plusieurs pratiques artistiques se sont consacrées au traitement de la question de la « durabilité », et ce, afin de sensibiliser à la fragilité des conditions environnementales, sociales, économiques et bien d’autres, dans lesquelles l’accent a été mis sur l’exigence de rechercher des solutions radicales et prévenir pour ce danger qui nous menace. Sur cette base, les pratiques artistiques (dans les domaines de l’art et du design) préoccupées par la question de la durabilité, se sont ouvertes à plusieurs domaines pour inclure « l’art écologique » ou le « design écologique », « l’art vivant », « l’art du recyclage » ou « l’art de la récupération », afin de soulever un ensemble de questions, dont nous éclairerons certaines dans les axes de recherche. 

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Europe

    History and Legacies of Slavery in Romania

    Critical Romani Studies Journal

    Critical Romani Studies (CRS) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for scholars to critically examine racial oppressions, different forms of exclusion, inequalities, and human rights abuses of Roma. In this thematic issue, we invite contributions focusing on the history and legacies of Roma enslavement in Romania.

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Representation

    Miniature Painting and its Recipes in the Early Modern Period (1500-1800)

    The Transmission of Technical Knowledge in the East and West

    By studying for the first time in a comparative way the East and the West various technical recipes of the miniature and their modalities of transmission, this 36th Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) World Congress session will aim at putting into perspective its material hybridity and shed a new light on the conditions in which the works were produced.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Latin American television fiction productions

    Discourses of citizenship education?

    This issue aims to question the uses of History in television fiction audiovisual productions, specifically in Latin America. In particular, this call seeks to focus (but not only) on fiction series with historical content and its use for citizenship education in the South American cultural area of Spanish and Portuguese language. Thus, it proposes an interdisciplinary work whose axis is: How can the social and historical discourses of the series promote citizenship education in the present?

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