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  • Charleroi

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    C’est carnaval !

    The politics and policy of Carnival

    The interdisciplinary research unit TRANSFO (Research Center for Social Change, université libre de Bruxelles) organizes a two-day conference that aims to shed light on the political dynamics of contemporary carnivals. The conference welcomes both junior and senior scholars, in the following disciplines: political sociology, especially in the fields of social movement study and artivism; political anthropology; festive studies; urban studies; public policy; history and social geography.

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  • Turin

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Turpin and the Carolingian epic: the intersection between cultures

    Le colloque s’articulera autour de deux axes : la question de l’intertextualité, particulièrement accentuée dans la tradition de l’Historia Turpini, et l’imbrication des cultures, qui voit dans la tradition carolingienne un terrain privilégié de confrontation. À côté de problèmes d’ordre ecdotique, la réflexion touchera aux thèmes suivants : la contamination des traditions littéraires et des cultures, les personnages et les lieux, l’iconographie, les croisements entre l’épopée carolingienne et les pélerinages, les manières dont la matière a été remaniée au fil du temps.

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  • Fribourg

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Between Angels and Demons: supernatural beings in the Middle Ages and the early modern period

    Ces journées sont consacrées aux êtres spirituels (anges, démons et esprits) qui occupent une place prépondérante dans l’art et la culture de l’Europe médiévale. Les représentations des acolytes de la divinité et des compagnons du diable au sein de la philosophie, de la théologie, de la littérature, des arts, de l’histoire et de la musique nous éclairent aussi sur les échanges interculturels médiévaux. Les pistes d’investigation sont envisageables selon différentes perspectives méthodologiques, et visent à nourrir l'interdisciplinarité de ces journées d’étude. Nous invitons toutes les jeunes chercheuses et tous les jeunes chercheurs médiévistes à nous faire parvenir leurs propositions de contribution. 

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  • Call for papers - America

    Local and global tension in the 21st century: Latin America redefined by its writers

    Revue CECIL

    Depuis l’émergence des républiques, les autrices et auteurs latino-américains ont réfléchi au caractère intrinsèque des littératures nationales. Que signifie être un écrivain latino-américain au XXIe siècle ?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    New Worlds, Old Worlds, Lost Worlds

    Picturing Prehistory in American Art and Visual Culture

    Atlantis, pre-Columbian “Mound Builders,” cave men locked in combat with T. Rex — visions of ancient, ruined, or “lost” worlds on a spectrum between fact and fantasy have long fascinated American artists and producers of visual culture. How have U.S. artists and image makers depicted prehistory, and to what ends? How have visualizations of prehistory from the eighteenth century to 1980 contributed to new conceptualizations of culture, time, and space? For this two-day conference, we invite papers examining images of prehistory, in different media and in both artistic and nonartistic contexts. 

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Non-human narrators in science fiction

    ContactZone Journal

    ContactZone, the Journal of the Italian Association on Science Fiction and the Fantastic, is seeking contributions for a special issue on non-human narrators in science fiction.

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  • Coimbra

    Seminar - History

    Communities and populations

    Universities, networks and identities

    This seminar aims to be a broad forum for discussion and debate of UNIVERSities ina glocal perspective, thus opening up to the discussion of the interconnections between thevarious educational institutions in Europe; their role in the construction of identities and in thereflection around the other(s); the importance they assumed as the cradle of cultural currentsand intellectual movements, imposing themselves as vehicles for the creation anddissemination of culture; and the position they took as foci of radiation of knowledge indifferent latitudes of the old and the New World. It is not an unknown topic in historiography but it still requires study, which leads us toencourage the participation of international researchers who can come up with connected andcomparative history approaches.

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  • Angers | Tours

    Study days - America

    Freedom of expression and freedom of creation in the Central American isthmus

    L’objectif de ce cycle de conférences sera donc d’interroger les notions de liberté de création et de liberté d’expression dans cet espace périphérique qu’est l’Amérique centrale, à partir d’une multitude d’objets d’étude, qu’ils soient littéraires, iconiques, filmiques, historiques, sociaux ou politiques. Il s’agira notamment d’évaluer les éventuelles spécificités de ces notions dans le contexte centraméricain, ainsi que l’impact de la situation géopolitique et culturelle de l’isthme sur les libertés d’expression et de création.

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  • Fribourg

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Aesthetics and critique III

    Thinking in Pandemic Times

    L'initiative de cet atelier de recherche découle de l'urgent besoin de circonscrire et de redéfinir le rôle de l'esthétique, des arts et de leur théorisation aujourd'hui, tant par rapport aux autres formations du savoir que par rapport à nos sociétés contemporaines en général. Quelles sont les fonctions critiques de l'esthétique aujourd'hui ? Comment l'enquête sur les conditions sensibles et incarnées de la connaissance, l'exploration des fondements imaginaires de l'action sociale et politique ou l'engagement avec des œuvres d'art contribuent à renouveler cette tâche ancienne : l'autocritique de la raison sensible ?

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  • Warsaw

    Call for papers - History

    Artistic Neighbourhoods between Tension and Cooperation

    The Artistic Space of Central and Eastern Europe in its Interactions with the USSR in the Interwar Period

    In the Interwar period the Soviet administration conceived a new type of cultural diplomacy with the aim of attaining political, diplomatic and propagandist ends. Historians have been mainly interested in cultural experiences and exchanges with Western Europe or/and with the United States, while neighbouring countries are often excluded from studies of these circulations. The workshop, which will take place on June 1, 2021 aims to revisit the artistic and cultural history of the interwar period from the perspective of relations between the USSR and Central and Eastern Europe, through the study of the international career of artists and works of art in the broad sense of the term (painting, sculpture and specifically graphic art productions). The goal of this workshop is to bring together young specialists (doctoral students and early-career researchers) in history of art, cultural and political history and visual studies around this complex, rich and little-studied topic.

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Asia

    Fleeing the Nazis: the blessed exiles of Asia?

    This meeting is a continuation of the franco-german conference held in Berlin in 2014 about "Heroes and heroic myths : a social and cultural construction : Germany, France, Japan" (published in 2017 at Leipziger Universitätsverlag). After having studied those ambivalent constructions of warrior 'heroes', this new conference focuses on two other ambivalences associated with WWII : the position of host states towards exiles fleeing from nazism and the "survival ethic" of the exiles themselves.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Museums and heritage in the post-COVID-19 era: the footprint of COVID and rethinking the future

    Her&Mus. Heritage & Museography Journal

    Through case studies and empirical studies, this issue of Her & Mus is a call to assess the proposals that have been developed throughout 2020 since the pandemic began, covering those practices that have worked and those that have not. It is an opportunity to reflect on the sustainability and future viability of museums and heritage facilities after the pandemic.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Asia

    Beirut - the comeback

    L’appel à propositions interroge la catastrophe et la reprise, nécessaire, de la tragique explosion du 4 août, à Beyrouth. La reprise s’oppose, par définition pour Søren Kierkegaard, à la pure répétition — impossible — du même. La reprise est recréation sous un autre visage, en assumant les aléas de la mémoire, ses failles, ses imprécisions. Reprendre Beyrouth, c’est déjà se trouver sur un terrain miné, à ramasser des éclats de visages, de sens, de chronologie rompue. Reprendre Beyrouth, c’est aussi la repriser, en suturer l’architecture, l’histoire, l’héritage, la sauver de sa propre béance. L'appel, interdisciplinaire, s'ouvre à l'image (photographie, caricature, bande dessinée, illustration, dessin, collage) et au textuel (textes en prose, poèmes, réflexions).

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Organitechnosciences. Invective dynamics of a paradigm shift

    Since the second half of the 20th century, a fundamental paradigm shift can be observed in the scientific discourses of various disciplines: The separation between the organic and the technical, which has shaped the "Western" history of ideas for centuries seems to have been abolished. This paradigm shift - from separation to hybridization - turns out to be a multifaceted process and becomes the scene of a contested terrain, also in literary studies. The discussion will focus on organic-technical figures of thought in German-language texts from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature.

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  • Leeds

    Call for papers - Europe

    Before the Anthropocene: Medieval concepts of interdependent human-nature-relations

    Ces dernières années, l'histoire du climat et la climatologie historique se sont essentiellement concentrées sur les impacts économiques et sociaux des changements climatiques de long terme, comme ceux qui se sont produits pendant l'Anomalie climatique médiévale ou le Petit âge glaciaire. Néanmoins, les préoccupations contemporaines concernant le changement climatique global ont posé de nouvelles questions urgentes aux historiens du climat : Comment les sociétés du passé ont-elles perçu les périodes de changement climatique rapide ? Dans quelle mesure ont-elles été affectées, non seulement sur le plan économique, mais aussi dans leur réflexion sur la relation entre l'homme et la nature ?

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Modern

    Image, Cinema & Politics: the Avant-Garde Dilemma in the Interwar Period (1918-1936)

    In this publication we would like to explore the relation between the post-1918 crisis of the liberal system and the use of art and image as political media including its nationalist, gender and class discourses since they reflect the political and economic transformations of the post-war years. Art and cinema allow us to observe processes such as accelerated urbanisation, electrification and the automobile revolution, the incorporation of women into the waged- labour market or class struggles, all of which fed the insecurity and anxiety of industrialised societies which sought shelter in growing protectionism and corporatism.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Music and French History

    French Historical Studies (Special Issue)

    The history of the music of France has traditionally been studied as a separate category without the same robust interest as other cultural artifacts such as film and literature. More recent scholarship illuminates the place of music in French society and suggests that more work should be done to sketch out the particular place of music in all its forms in French history. This special issue of French Historical Studies proposes to take stock of and advance this historiographical renewal. What can the production and consumption of music tell us about the shifting nature of French identity and the relationships among various constituencies in French history?

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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Oman over Times: A Nation from the Nahda to the Oman Vision 2040

    Arabian Humanities Thematic Issue No. 15 (Spring 2021)

    This issue of Arabian Humanities proposes to offer a multidisciplinary overview of the Sultanate of Oman contemporary period by bringing together old and recent works. It will focus as much on its history as on the major social and cultural changes that have taken place in its society. The aim is to explore the different aspects that can be observed today and which contribute to a better understanding of this country over time.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Displaying the social history of migrants: content, scenography, public engagement

    Donner à voir l’histoire sociale des migrations: contenus, scénographies, médiations

    We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in related fields, in particular migration studies and social history, especially as they intersect with museum studies and/or public history. Participants will discuss, from a theoretical and a practical point of view, the best ways to display, in an exhibition context, the daily experience of past migrations in all their social dimensions.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    (In)materiality in medieval art

    Complutenses of medieval art, 14th study day

    Les XIVe journées Complutenses d'art médiéval proposent d'aborder la question de la matérialité comme facteur essentiel de la production artistique, ainsi que la poétique de l'immatérialité et la dimension intangible de l'expérience esthétique au cours du Moyen Âge. Les propositions de communication autour des thèmes suivants sont bienvenues : conditions matérielles de la création artistique ; pratiques et moyens sous-estimés ; utilisations poétiques et sémantiques du matériel et de l'immatériel ; histoire culturelle des matériaux ; sensorialité et immatérialité ; « transmatérialité » et « transmédialité ».

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