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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Conservation-restoration of embroidered textiles from the Renaissane to the 19th century

    Technè, n°60, 2025-2

    The study of embroidered textiles presents several points of interest: research may focus on the embroidery itself (materials, techniques, patterns), its supporting medium (nature, composition of materials, type of weaving), as well as the relationships between these two fields. We aim to identify topics of discussion by juxtaposing ancient texts with materials analysis; to present examples of the conservation of embroidered textiles with an emphasis on the choice of technical protocols; and to consider the difficult problem of exhibiting these rare and precious textiles.

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  • Milan

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    « Vies parallèles » des Classiques et des Pères latins au Moyen Âge – 2

    Le colloque « Vies parallèles » des Classiques et des Pères latins au Moyen Âge, dont le premier volet a eu lieu en début d'année 2024 au Campus Condorcet, se poursuivra avec une seconde rencontre à Milan du mercredi 19 au vendredi 21 juin 2024. Son objectif est de faire dialoguer entre eux deux domaines d’étude qui, quoique très proches, ont tendance à être traités séparément et hermétiquement dans la bibliographie : la transmission et la réception des textes classiques et celles des textes patristiques.

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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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  • 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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  • Turin

    Call for papers - Representation

    The Functions of Surrealism

    As part of the celebrations for the centenary of Breton’s first Manifesto of Surrealism (1924), the Conference will explore the functions of Surrealism in aesthetic, poetic, ethical, and political terms, examining the Movement’s impact on several fields of knowledge. Going beyond the divisive approach either praising or criticising the Movement, the conference intends to explore Surrealism with a pragmatic approach, focussing on the variety of its effects. The focus will thus be on Surrealism as a cultural object, in the perspective of tracing a history of the narratives of the Movement with the aim less of assessing their “truth” but rather of understanding their scopes and assumptions. The approach will allow to reconsider the several forms of reception of Surrealism with a novel and interdisciplinary methodology, thus suggesting new reconsideration of the legacy of the Movement.

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  • Venice

    Summer School - Representation

    Venise et le collectionnisme

    XXVIIe Séminaire d'histoire de l'art vénitien 

    Venise occupe une place singulière dans l’histoire du collectionnisme : elle vit s’épanouir la démarche humaniste des cardinaux Grimani, rendue publique ensuite par un legs à la Sérénissime, celle dynastique des familles patriciennes souvent ruinées au fil du temps, mais aussi la passion des diplomates (Joseph Smith) et des voyageurs (Giovanni Miani, Enrico di Borbone) avides de réunir des souvenirs artistiques de la cité ou de leurs expéditions lointaines, ou bien le goût des nouvelles fortunes industrielles (Cini, Ligabue) ou internationales (Pinault) et des artistes même (Fortuny, Vedova, Kapoor). Comment interagissent ces collectionneurs avec les marchands, antiquaires, agents, érudits ou experts, conseillers dans cette quête ? comment se forme leur goût et quels choix les guident dans la constitution des ensembles ? quelles émulations ou concurrences se jouent ? Outre ces questionnements, le séminaire abordera les grandes mutations à l’œuvre dans le temps. En quoi la collection dresse un portrait de son auteur et comment les collections forgent à leur tour une image de la Cité ?

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  • Ariano Irpino

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The first generations of the conquest – 2: to settle

    Third meeting of the "Pax Normanna" programme

    These study days will consider  the issues surrounding the settlement of the conquerors, by comparing the different situations encountered in the Norman worlds in Normandy, in Great Britain and Ireland, in southern Italy and in Sicily, in Ifrîqiya and in the Holy Land.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Representation

    Literati, literature and comics

    Journal “InterArtes”

    Depuis le développement des études sur la bande dessinée dans le monde occidental, à savoir dès les années soixante, on a observé une croissance imposante, dans différents domaines disciplinaires, de contributions scientifiques portant sur son langage et ses auteurs. Des reconstructions historiques, des études sociologiques, des interprétations culturelles, des analyses sémiotiques et linguistiques, des comparaisons intermédiales ont offert au cours de ces décennies un cadre historique, théorique et méthodologique permettant de définir le langage de la bande dessinée, ses formes, ses genres et ses évolutions, son dialogue avec les autres arts, sa valeur esthétique ainsi que son impact idéologique et culturel. Cependant, nous estimons qu'il reste encore beaucoup à explorer et à définir, notamment dans la relation – objet de nombreux débats récemment – entre la bande dessinée et la littérature.

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  • Nancy | Bologna | Ravenna

    Call for papers - Language

    Dante’s Globalization II: Non-European Areas

    The conference The Globalization of Dante II is the continuation of various events and publications, and in particular of the conference The Globalization of Dante I, devoted to Europe. The overall objective of the project is to create a multi-level cartography of the reception of Dante's work in the contemporary world, starting from the nineteenth century, focusing in particular on: the expansion of the geographical spaces of reception; widening reception methods; and, as the final objective of the project, the creation of cartographic tools that will provide an overall vision of the globalization of Dante.

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  • Rome

    Study days - History

    Research libraries in Rome (1860-1930): the origins of an exceptional documentary collection

    Comment se sont constituées les collections documentaires exceptionnelles à l’étranger ? Quelle place cette histoire reflète-t-elle de la recherche en histoire, art et histoire de l’art dans l’histoire intellectuelle et culturelle de chacun des pays représentés, entre 1860 et 1930 ? Cette journée d’étude permet de poser le contexte des bibliothèques de recherche installées sur un territoire étranger et de s’intéresser en particulier aux premières décennies de leur fonctionnement, dans un arc chronologique assez large, des années 1830 aux lendemains de la Première Guerre mondiale.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Eden Project

    “Vesper”. Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory

    Eden Project aims to give space and visual representation to goals. It seeks to explore the ‘essence’ of pursued destinies, the tangible ‘collapse’ of imagined goals, and the tools employed in the realms of work, life, and thought to achieve them. Karl Kraus once argued: ‘Origin is the goal’. Eden represents the origin, eternally lost and only attainable as a goal. Eden, the garden of delights, in its innumerable interpretations and representations, is an enclosed place (indeed the original meaning of ‘paradise’ is ‘enclosed space’). It exists separately from the prevailing logic of the surrounding territory, exclusive in nature, safeguarding its unique contents: a realm brimming with water and diverse forms of life. Vesper invites a wide spectrum of narratives on that can contribute to the reflection of this matter, welcoming different writings and styles, privileging the visual intelligence of design, of graphic expression, of images and contaminations between different languages.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Medioevo e femminismi

    In the wake of Madeline Caviness's seminal article, what assessment can be made of the fertile links between the Middle Ages and feminism? In its wake, the next issue of Perspectives médiévales invites us to take a fresh look at the reciprocal contributions of medievalism and feminism, as part of an epistemological and historical reflection on the Middle Ages and the present. The aim of this issue is to explore contemporary feminisms by exploring the Middle Ages and their representations. In other words, in what way is the Middle Ages an object of investigation both for feminist thought and by feminist thought?

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Modern

    Giacomo Puccini, 1924-2024 : Puccini et la France

    Centenaire de la disparition de Puccini

    One of the greatest masters of musical theatre of all time, Puccini met with immense popular success in France starting from the first performances of his operas, despite the recurring reservations of critics, who severely rejected his music and librettos that were often judged vulgar and irrelevant. The purpose of this conference is to examine the close links between Puccini and France, both through the works themselves and their reception, from his lifetime to the present day. The papers, cultivating an interdisciplinary perspective, will focus on staging, musical dramaturgy, the production systems, as well as on the literary and musical sources and forms of Puccini’s operas, insofar as these are linked to France. 

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  • Catania

    Summer School - Religion

    Memory and Society

    Our identity depends significantly on our ability to store information in the form of memory. The summer school project aims to apply this reflection to the different facets involved: religion; material culture and archaeology; media and technology; crises, disasters, and resilience; politics; body and neuroscience; nature/culture relationship; law; literature.

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  • Crescentino

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Da San Genuario all'Europa. Monasteri e acqua, monasteri in terre d'Acqua

    From San Genuario to Europe : monasteries and water, monasteries in wetlands

    The conference will examine the central role of water in the life of cenobitic centres, through general overviews across vast areas of the Continent and individual case studies, in a discourse on the longue durée, which, from the most ancient Early Medieval experiences to the development of the monastic Orders, testifies to the many and complex facets of the relationship between monasteries and water still present in the European landscape.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Cantieri dell’Agiografia, 7th edition Rome

    The Cantieri dell’Agiografia (Hagiography Workshops) aim both at encouraging networking among scholars and at bringing out the most innovative research and methodologies in the field of hagiographical studies. This workshop provides a context in which the participants’ research can be showcased in diachronic and multidisciplinary forms. Participants are encouraged to discuss methodological tools, historical paths, and social and cultural interactions that, over the centuries and up to the present day, have sustained the process of recognition of sanctity, such as cultic practices, places of devotion, and forms of hagiographical communication.

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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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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Images et populismes dans les aires romanes contemporaines

    Le dossier « Images et populismes dans les aires romanes contemporaines » publié à l’automne 2024 au sein de la revue Atlante rassemblera des contributions portant sur les représentations visuelles du populisme dans les aires hispanophones, lusophones et italianophones depuis le début du XXIe siècle.

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  • Paris | Champs-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - History

    Legitimate consumption in medieval cities (12th-16th centuries)

    Ce colloque a pour but d’interroger la notion de consommation légitime dans les cités médiévales entre le XIIe et le XVIe siècle. Qu’est-ce que la, ou plutôt les bonnes consommations ? Qui est légitime à dire la frontière entre l’indispensable et le superflu ? Pourquoi cette capacité à dire la norme devient-elle de plus en plus cruciale dans des mondes urbains en mutation rapide ? Le colloque sera particulièrement attentif à mener une approche comparatiste entre les différents espaces de l’Occident médiéval (Italie, péninsule ibérique, France, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, Empire...).

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Joan of Arc’s tears

    Des lettres gigantesques, lumineuses, hypnotisantes : Jeanne d’Arc. Filmées d’en bas, pour leur conférer encore plus de poids, elles apparaisent sur l’écran en diagonale, comme si elles se projetaient ailleurs. Un autre écrit lumineux, vertical, au second plan, précise le lieu où nous sommes : ciné. C’est clairement une invitation à entrer dans la salle obscure. Le film projeté est La passion de Jeanne d’Arc de Dreyer (1928). Mais maintenant il est dans un autre film. Nous accompagnons en effet dans cette salle de cinéma une autre bouleversante, fragile, superbe fille, la Nana / Anna Karina de Godard (Vivre sa vie, 1962). Une communauté de destin se dessine entre les deux personnages. Le numéro de K. Revue trans-européenne de philosophie et arts consacré à Jeanne d’Arc voudrait sonder cette transformation de l’expression d’une douleur intime en une émotion collective, et, peut-être, en une politique de l’émancipation. 

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