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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Secularization of religious assets in Enlightenment Europe: urban development, architecture, and art works

    The suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773 marks the last step of the Order’s progressive dissolution initiated fifteen years earlier, in Europe and in its colonies. This act of suppression was the culmination of a broader secularisation movement concerning religious congregations across Europe, from the 1760s to the French Revolution. Whether driven by reformatory or by economic interests, all acts of suppression and secularisation had the same consequences: a large number of movable assets and real property, estates and art works were either reallocated to other religious congregations or put on sale, when not confiscated altogether. Several studies have already investigated the dispersal of abolished congregations’ assets in different parts of Enlightened Europe, but a broader overview is yet to be drawn. 

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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - Language

    Small Forms in Circulation

    Infrastructures, Practices, Publics

    Small textual and material forms seem particularly adept at circulating within and between different publics. This conference investigates how the movement of brief, compressed, and otherwise small forms ranging from early modern pamphlets to Instagram stories shape the development of diverse publics, as well as the interplay between them. We propose to explore the relationship between small forms and publics through three related strands of inquiry: how infrastructures affect the circulation of small forms, how practices including remediation enable their circulation, and how the circulation of small forms shapes the formation, operation, and dissolution of public life.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Lapidariums. Precious sources for the history of a monument and its sculpted decoration

    "In Situ" Journal n°53 – 2025

    The French term ‘dépôt lapidaire’, a lapidary depot, rendered here as a lapidarium, is understood to mean collections of archaeological or architectural fragments and pieces of sculpture, assembled so as to maintain an organic link with the monument or the site they come from. The time seems to be ripe, then, as the topic as a whole takes on numerous forms, to draw up a general, if provisional analysis of the situation. It seems useful to think about how best to share information coming from different sectors (historic monuments, archaeology, museums and parks and gardens). New lines of action can perhaps be sketched out for a new phase for these very special cultural properties, located at the frontiers between the movable and immovable heritage.

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  • Lisbon

    Conference, symposium - History

    History and Responsibility. Doing History in Times of Conflicting Political Demands

    A BNP recebe a V conferência da Rede Internacional de Teoria da História (INTH). Organizada IHC NOVA, a conferência reúne teóricos da história e historiadores da historiografia de todo o mundo tendo em vista promover a troca de ideias, questões e recursos. Subordinada ao tema da responsabilidade histórica, na conferência serão ainda apresentados trabalhos sobre outros temas relevantes nas áreas da Teoria da História e da História da Historiografia.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Circus arts without borders

    For a world history of the circus from Antiquity to the present day

    The aim of this conference is to decompartmentalise these historiographies by inviting researchers in history and, more broadly, in the arts and the social sciences (performing arts, art history, sociology, anthropology, etc.), as well as those involved in the artistic and cultural world, to combine their approaches. This conference sees itself as a first step towards a world history of the circus, while being aware of the limits of such an undertaking. The historiography of the circus is recent, and many aspects remain unexplored. There is a lack of works that build bridges between different national histories. Moreover, some of them have not yet been written. The history of the circus in certain regions of the world and at certain periods remains largely unknown. Consequently, papers taking a local approach may be proposed if they draw attention to these areas where the history of the circus has yet to be written. However, the emphasis will be on comparative or connected, global or even worldwide approaches. The aim will be to highlight intercultural dynamics rather than local particularities.

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  • Miscellaneous information - Representation

    “Clara” Journal - Call for Guest Editors

    Clara launches an open call for guest editors for its upcoming issues, starting with issue 12 (to be published in 2026).

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  • Besançon

    Call for papers - History

    Exchanges, Mobility and Collaborations

    The World of Silk Between France and Italy, 16th-19th Century

    This workshop aims to consider Franco-Italian relations concerning silk from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century by fostering dialogue between research that has hitherto been separated by historiographical tradition, particularly combining history and art history. This interdisciplinary approach is all the more essential as it seeks to scrutinize through the same set of inquiries the entire silk production chain (from mulberry cultivation to fabric consumption, including thread manufacturing and preparation, pattern creation, and weaving). By revealing the importance of interdependencies among the various stages of the production and consumption process and the different actors within this industry, this approach leads to new considerations of the connections between the social worlds and the territories that silk interlinked.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Theatre on tour (1830-1950)

    La Revue d’Histoire du Théâtre prépare un numéro (2026-1) consacré au « Théâtre en tournée (1830-1950) ».

     

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  • Khenchela

    Call for papers - Language

    Technology, culture and society: rethinking the relationship with oneself and the collective in a digital environment

    Les énoncés identitaires ne cessent d’occuper une place importante dans le champ des études linguistiques dans la mesure où ils constituent, d’une part, le lieu privilégié où jaillissent les représentations collectives, et ils remplissent des fonctions sociales et culturelles diverses dans la vie quotidienne, d’autre part. L’objectif pivot de notre recherche consiste, donc, à détecter le volet culturel et identitaire dans une communication numérique.

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  • Vitré

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Song traditions on the move across borders and centuries

    52nd International Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung

    Du 13 au 17 mai 2024, Vitré deviendra, le temps du 52e congrès annuel de l’International Ballad Commission, la capitale mondiale de la chanson de tradition orale. 65 chercheurs·ses, chanteur·ses et collecteur·ses interviendront autour de la thématique des chansons voyageuses : la chanson de tradition orale, mémoire de moments et de tranches de vie, transmise de bouche à oreille, de génération en génération, dans le cadre de cet événement gratuit et ouvert à toutes et tous.

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  • La Rochelle

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Transpacific Studies

    Colloque international

    The international colloquium to be held on November 4 and 5, 2024 at La Rochelle University aims to develop a field of transpacific studies, focusing on cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental dynamics within the Pacific Rim. It will examine migrations and cultural transformations, Orientalism, and Otherness, challenges faced by indigenous populations, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Oceania and Latin America, Sino-American relations and anthropogenic pressures threatening the sustainability of marine ecosystems

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  • Trier

    Conference, symposium - History

    Bloody Politics: How Princes of the House of France Shaped Political Life (1661-1848)

    Quel fut le rôle politique joué par les princes et princesses du sang en France entre le retour en grâce du prince de Condé en 1661 et la fin de la monarchie (1848) ? Telle est la question centrale posée par ce colloque international qui propose de faire le point des apports historiographiques récents et des chantiers en cours sur la question. Au-delà d’une étude de la France d’Ancien Régime, nous désirons par ce colloque ouvrir des perspectives comparatives. Quelles spécificités le règlement de la succession au trône de France et le statut de princes du sang en résultant entraînèrent-ils pour les idées et pratiques politiques ? D’autres conceptions de la place des membres de la famille royale mènent-elles à d’autres configurations politiques et sociales ? Nous désirons comparer la place et les activités des princes et princesses du sang dans l’Ancien Régime français avec celles de la première moitié du XIXe siècle et leurs équivalents dans d’autres États.

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Modern

    Italians in the Middle East and North Africa (1861-1950): between migration and the construction of an Italian identity

    This symposium proposes to discuss the construction and the recognition of an Italian national identity within the Italian colonies established in the countries of the MENA region. At the same time, t will analyze the reception and definition of Italianness by local societies in a 19th-century colonial context.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Circulations of pedagogies: craft teaching in a colonial and post-colonial context

    Ce colloque propose de se pencher sur la circulation de la transmission du geste et des techniques en contexte colonial et post-colonial, du XIXe au XXIe siècle. L’historienne de l’art Victoria L. Rovine rappelle que comme ses équivalents classificatoires « art » et « artefact », l’artisanat est un concept occidental, appliqué à des objets d’autres cultures dans le but de les absorber dans des pratiques de collection et d’exposition. C’est la circulation des savoirs, des gestes, techniques et motifs ainsi que les forces de résistance ou de coopération avec les structures et les patrimoines (pré)-existants qui nous intéressent ici. On considérera le contexte colonial comme celui d’une colonisation occidentale en Afrique, Asie, Amérique latine et Océanie, mais aussi celui d’une colonisation désormais considérée comme interne, comme aux États-Unis ou en Australie.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Unknown(s)

    Revue « In Vivo Arts »

    In our relentless effort to offer a stage for striving emerging voices in contemporary Performing Arts and Cinema, the In Vivo Arts team is preparing to add another language to our platform – Spanish – and encourage Hispanophone researchers and artists to join us on our journey. On behalf of a thus enlarged editorial team, we would like to propose a call for contributions closely inspired by our aims and founding principles. The topic brought forward for In Vivo Art’s issue no. 2 is: Unknow(s).

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Africa

    Yavarhoussen Fellowship

    The Yavarhoussen Fund and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) are launching the call for the fourth edition of the Yavarhoussen Fellowship in 2024 in order to encourage and consolidate academic research on the history of art in Madagascar from the 19th to the 21st centuries. This research subject is still too incomplete to be widely shared.

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  • Marseille

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    A Blue Art History

    Artistic Creation, Biodiversity and Oceanic Environment (19th-21st Centuries)

    This interdisciplinary symposium brings together researchers from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as artists and museum professionals, to analyze ocean-related art. “The ocean comprises the largest object on our planet” is how literary scholar Steve Mentz describes it, as he works to bring together different forms of knowledge about this elusive entity. Mentz coined the term “blue humanities” to bring together interdisciplinary methodologies that focuses on the ocean. This symposium aims to enrich this field through the arts. Open to the public, it seeks to encourage exchange and discussion.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Quoting, editing, rewriting: reception and representation of fragmentary Latin poetry

    The way in which our access to fully extant texts is mediated by subsequent reception is now well established. In the case of fragmentary works of Latin poetry, this mediation is even more direct and material: because we depend on secondary transmission for our access, the corpus of early Roman poetry is composed exclusively of the elements that ensured its reception (quotation, testimonia, etc.). It is often the case that studies of the reception of fragmentary authors tell us more about the later receiving authors and their aims than about the earlier authors and works to which they refer. This symposium is therefore less concerned with the content of Latin fragmentary poetry than with its literary and editorial development.

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  • Rouen

    Call for papers - History

    Rock, Activism and Liberation (1950-2020)

    The objective of this conference is to take a closer look at the various forms of activism and empowerment of rock and contemporary music performers, through their work, their positions and their career, focusing in particular on activism based on a desire for liberation and in opposition to ideological, social, economic, cultural or religious norms. These topics will be addressed within a broad chronology, from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present day, through all types of music that fall within the loose definition of "rock", and on the basis of deliberately interdisciplinary approach.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Social and economic uses of creole languages

    17th International Colloquium of Creole Studies (CIEC)

    Who can truly contest the vitality of Creole languages? They are indeed young languages, born of the encounter between peoples of different civilisations, carriers of idiosyncratic visions of the world. In addition, they were effectively developed in different regions, but achieved similar results. Questioning the vitality of creole languages thus takes on its full meaning. How do the uses of creoles materialise in among the different social spaces of creolophone territories? Outside of the “classic” circuits of the language (schools, media, churches, etc.), do economic actors use language as a tool of economic market development? Our colloquium seeks to explore this key question of the social and economic uses of Creoles, their commoditisation in diverse domains. 

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