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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Music in the Middle East after the digital revolution

    Journal “Regards”

    This issue of the journal Regards (Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) proposes to investigate the dynamics of musical production and forms of dissemination in the contemporary Near East, particularly through the do it yourself practices that have emerged with the advent of home studios and low-cost listening platforms. The challenge of such a study is thus to confront the different aesthetics of today's music, blending diverse intellectual and cultural heritages, mobilizing the affects of nostalgia and those linked to the historical realities shared by the region's inhabitants. The question of understanding the articulation of musical dynamics with social, political and state boundaries and different contexts of conflict will be explored.

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  • Tokyo

    Seminar - Representation

    Architectural photography

    Séminaire Japarchi

    La « photographie d’architecture (kenchiku shashin 建築写真) » est un sujet vaste et protéiforme, puisque cette notion sera envisagée différemment par les architectes, les urbanistes, les décorateurs d’intérieur, les promoteurs, les éditeurs, les photographes amateurs, les photographes professionnels commissionnés, ou encore les artistes photographes, pour ne citer que quelques profils. C’est justement cette confrontation des acceptions et des utilisations qui nous intéresse. En effet, alors que la photographie d’architecture fait preuve d’une monstration large et régulière depuis le XIXe siècle, par le biais d’albums, de magazines dédiés, de publications en série, d’ouvrages ponctuels, et d’expositions, il n’existe aujourd’hui aucune étude approfondie qui en permette une compréhension globale. Nous souhaitons donc poursuivre sur ce projet de recherche qui vise à définir cette notion en déployant toute sa complexité.

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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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  • Istanbul

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Rocky Landscapes at the intersection of people and rocks

    The past human activity of digging rock outcrops produced different features, among which quarries and rock cut sites. Quarries and rock-cut features often coexist within the same rock formation, or overlap with one another, creating a complex landscape in which the interaction between human communities and the bedrock is enhanced. The conference aims at exploring the landscapes and environments of human-rock encounters.

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  • Antalya

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Tendances modernes de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales

    Septième conférence internationale - Antalya

    La septième conférence internationale sur les tendances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales (MTRHS-23) est organisée par la faculté d’éducation de l’université Akdeniz et la Fondation mondiale Scholar (SCHWLAR). Cette conférence rassemblera des chercheurs du monde entier pour présenter leurs travaux sur des sujets contemporains, des projets de recherche et des documents de travail. Les études en sciences humaines et sociales ont gagné en importance ces dernières années et sont devenues une priorité mondiale, notamment en raison des défis actuels comme la pandémie de coronavirus. Cette évolution a suscité un intérêt croissant des chercheurs et des universitaires pour comprendre et analyser ces changements. Les contenus de recherche dans ces domaines doivent être examinés à la lumière des fluctuations mondiales en cours.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Uprisings and resistance: contemporary issues of cinema and visual arts in Iran and across the diaspora

    How can we look at Iranian cinema and the visual arts in relation to Iran today when the country has been experiencing an important episode of uprising and resistance, since September 16, 2022? Indeed, as in 1979, 1999, and 2009, and as in 2017 and 2018, it is obvious that images play a decisive role in the constitution of events. Iranian artists and filmmakers are indeed demonstrating an exceptional mobilization and effervescence in order to bear witness to the ongoing protests, but also to support them and mobilize international public opinion.

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  • Kyoto | Tokyo

    Seminar - Representation

    Architectural photography

    “Architectural photography (kenchiku shashin 建築写真)” is an expansive and multifaceted notion, approached differently by architects, urban planners, interior designers, developers, publishers, amateur photographers, commissioned professional photographers, or artists. This confrontation of meanings and uses is what interests us. Indeed, while architectural photography has been widely and regularly displayed since the 19th century, through albums, dedicated magazines, serial publications, photobooks, and exhibitions, there is currently no in-depth study that allows for a global understanding. Therefore, we have decided to initiate a seminar that aims to formulate a definition of this notion that encompasses all of its complexity.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Representation

    Studies on Semiotics of Art

    “Arts” journal

    Semiotics theory provides a framework for understanding how humans use signs to create meaning associated with the world around them. An important assumption of semiotics theory is that signs do not convey a meaning that is inherent to the entity being represented. Semiotic analysis identifies some of the factors involved in the process of sign making and interpreting, and it develops conceptual tools that help us to grasp that process as it goes on in various areas of cultural activity. One such area is the semiotics of art. Semiotic analysis acknowledges the position, or role, of the individual in terms of a challenge to any notion of fixed or unitary or universal meaning of a work of art.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Soundtracks of Our Lives

    Music-Making and Musicians in Cinema of the MENA Region

    Interactions between film and music in the MENA region are relatively understudied, partly because music often takes a subsidiary role in film analysis, while music specialists seldom turn their attention to film. Nevertheless, a growing body of work exists on music as a form of cultural resistance at times of political upheaval, such as during the Arab uprisings and protests in Iran when voices of past musical icons have reverberated with the revolutionary mood and musicians have become symbols against political oppression.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Representation

    Framing the Virtual: New Technologies and Immersive Exhibitions

    As our lives and planet continue to be shaped by complex technological materials, systems and processes, the practices of technology and media-engaged artists are vital to understanding what lies behind the ‘front end’ of our contemporary digital condition. Although diverse in scope, new materialist philosophies share a common approach to flat ontologies that invite thinking across human, nonhuman, virtual and material actors connected via networks of agency, affect, power and desire. These terms provide a powerful way to counter the immaterial malaise as well as the disconnect between our planet and technological existence.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Asia

    Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences

    “Arts” journal

    The goal of this special issue of Arts is to gather knowledge regarding Andalusi art and inspire readers to learn more about it. Indeed, the importance of Andalusi art in its developmental stage and in the evolution of Hispanic architecture is undeniable. At present, a large group of monuments and archaeological remains continue to remind us of that great period of history in the Iberian Peninsula (from the 8th to the 15th century). Accordingly, and in consequence, a few years ago, Arts published a Special Issue titled “Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences” to highlight the importance of Andalusi art in the scientific community, and numerous prominent international specialists participated. The importance of this publication lies in the dissemination of artistic elements of Andalusian art, not only during the 8th and 15th centuries, but also in later centuries as a reminder of their influence.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Modern

    New Articulations of Identity in Contemporary Aesthetics

    Over the last several decades, vibrant conversations have unfolded around existing constructions of identities—often seen as fixed, narrow categories—and a movement toward fluid and intersectional conceptions of the self and community, these discourses having greatly impacted both the theory and practice leading to a radical shift in contemporary aesthetics. Critical debates that destabilize fixed notions of identity have engendered new perspectives, particularly in work critiquing issues of essentialism, heterosexism, monolithic affiliation, and other culturally imposed limitations. This Special Issue seeks to magnify the questions of belongingness raised in contemporary art and generate a multicultural and interdisciplinary discussion that centers around visual practice as a crucial site of social and institutional commentary.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Autonomy in Art

    « Arts » – Special issue

    This special issue of Arts aims to explore this notion of autonomy across all art forms and politics and the ways that we might both reassert and critique the autonomy of art from social purpose; to paraphrase Adorno, perhaps the social function of art is not to have a social function. We welcome papers that address these key debates and critiques.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Europe

    Art and Performance

    This Special Issue of Arts focuses the many strands of tradition and highlights the emergent themes that occupy the territory between art and performance. There are a range of historical reference points that inform this interface today. The relation between Art and Performance is a dynamic one that has arguably retained its vitality and unexpected agility to resist being tied down to organisational structures, institutions and agencies that attempt to provide enabling support structures but which often result in restrictive and limiting frameworks.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    What future for Theater in the Arab World?

    Practices, movements and perspectives in the perpetuation of Theater production in the Arab World

    The ephemeral dimension of Theater is often considered as an obstacle for a pertinent account of past representations, hence the difficulty of writing the history of a practice when we cannot consider every moment of its creative process. We cannot also apprehend clearly its future. However, even if it does not pretend to predict the future, this call for papers wishes to question the long-term effects and the procedures that contribute to the perpetuation of Theatrical currents and productions in the Arab World.

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  • Ariel

    Call for papers - History

    History of prehistory in Palestine – Israel

    International workshop

    Our workshop aims to shed light on the various actors and institutions who shaped the field of prehistory from the 19th century until our days. They will allow us to grasp the establishment and development of prehistoric international and local networks on the longue durée. We encourage participants to address the socio-political and cultural contexts in which prehistory was practiced and knowledge produced. Many answers to the above questions and topics of research may be uncovered in personal, institutional, and administrative archives, while others are revealed in excavation reports. This brings us to the last section of our workshop: what sources for the history of Prehistory and how can they be used? Has the writing of a renewed history of the discipline affected today’s research and how?

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  • Aubervilliers | Delhi

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Engaging with categories in South Asia: processes, challenges and implications

    22nd International Workshop by the Youth Association for Indian Studies

    As researchers in social sciences, we are constantly confronting categories. While categorization is an inevitable process, the division and classification of the social world is not neutral. It entails choices and has implications. Some of these choices may be determined by institutions, others informally emerge within society, and still others are made by researchers for analytical purposes. In any case, categorisation can leave a lasting imprint on social and political structures, as in the South Asian context.

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  • Lahore

    Call for papers - Asia

    Understanding Gradients of Political Engagements

    Citizenship and Identity in South Asia

    Historian and political scientists of South Asia have been dealing with the ascent of postcolonial state and the form of citizenships in South Asia. The meteoric rise of postcolonial theory, subaltern school of historiography to be precise made efforts in bringing the role of ideas and culture in shaping state, community and political narratives. Notwithstanding these insights still this literature failed to bring in one very important thing; a comparative lens to study informal politics in the region. The social transformation and process of democratization has appeared to be inching ahead across the region from Nepal to Bangladesh. Therefore, increasingly a cross country perspective is required combining interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative) to develop a comparative perspective of way social and cultural factors influence informal politics in South Asia.

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  • Haifa

    Call for papers - History

    Travelling Matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean

    The workshop “Travelling matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean” intends to tackle objects as sources and subjects of the history of cross-cultural encounters in innovative ways. We intend to discuss a most diverse array of objects flowing in all directions and to concentrate on the “second-handedness” of displaced objects: how and why moving objects acquire new functions and new meanings, and with what consequences for the relations between the communities involved? These perspectives demand a broad chronology, extending from antiquity to the present-day, and for the intersection between different time frames, from the relatively narrow scale of individual objects being displaced across the Mediterranean to the much larger one of the histories of their reinterpretation and repurposing.

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  • Istanbul

    Summer School - Urban studies

    Patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain

    École doctorale GIS MOMM / Institut français d’études anatoliennes

    Le groupement d’intérêt scientifique Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans (GIS MOMM, CNRS UAR 2999) et l’Institut français d’études anatoliennes (IFEA) organisent une école doctorale sur le thème « patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain ». Cette école doctorale s’adresse aux étudiantes et étudiants inscrit-e-s en doctorat, année préparatoire au doctorat (APD) ou dernière année de master-recherche dans la perspective de préparer un doctorat ; dans toutes les sciences humaines et sociales (sociologie, science politique, géographie, ethnologie, anthropologie, histoire, histoire de l’art, architecture, urbanisme, droit) ; et dont les travaux sont consacrés aux aires géographiques turque, centrasiatique, kurde, ottomane et post-ottomane (méditerranéenne, balkanique ou caucasienne).

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