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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges

    Censorship in the dynamics of cultural exchanges in early modern times

    This panel is about a technology in the early modern ideological and textual control. It debates upon the censorship corrective procedures. In the framework of reception studies and communication theories, censorship as a whole is both a medium and a source of noise and perturbation of the message. It is considered as an obstacle and a positive element to its development. The phenomena about negotiation between intellectual and material producers of knowledge (works of Raz-Krakotzkin, Jostock) lead to reflect on the interactions between the actors of politics of control. These often vary due to local, chronological, political and religious circumstances. But censorship studies tend to localize the fields of investigation.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Memoria scientiae 2015: Feeding animals/Eating animals

    Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world

    According to ancient biological theories, nutrition is, along with reproduction, one of the functions of the soul shared by men, animals and plants. At the same time, however, eating habits are among the starting points on which differences between humans, animals and plants are culturally built. This means that a transversal biological praxis can be used as an anthropological device, in order to to fix and identify specific boundaries and thresholds, either symbolic or theoretical, between both animality and vegetality on the one hand, and zoosphere and  anthroposphere on the other hand.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Shaping the Brain

    In the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

    The brain has, throughout history, been considered an important achievement in the creation of man, although often secondary to the soul and the heart. Our knowledge about how the brain has been conceived in the past is, however, very fractional, especially for the late Medieval and early modern periods. This conference looks to re-situate the question of knowing the brain anew in a dialogue between medicine (anatomy, physiology and pathology) and natural philosophy (inter alia physics, biology and psychology). 

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Etty Hillesum. One hundred years later (1914-2014)

    International Conference

    Esther (Etty) Hillesum writings are a crucial historical document, as they report on the extreme evil of racial persecutions and life in lagers. They are a reflection on the value and the meaning of life, love and death. The International Conference “Etty Hillesum. Cento anni dopo (1914-2014)” (December 9-10, 2014, at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy) aims to assess the works of this important witness from the 20th century.

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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Thought

    Senses and sensuality in the Middle Ages

    2nd ARDIT International Congress of Medievalists

    With a distinctly interdisciplinary intention, the 2nd ARDIT International Congress of Medievalists “Senses and sensuality in the Middle Ages” aims to give voice to innovative researches on multiple and corresponding fields, such as History, Philosophy, History of Art or Philology, among others. In this new researchers’ encounter we seek to open the door to the multiples insights and reflections about senses and sensuality in the Middle Ages, offering a wide range of aspects linked to the multiple narratives which this issue inspires: the ways of knowledge, sensory and spiritual pleasure, or artistic and literary forms which have captured the sensorial universe in the Middle Ages.

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  • St Andrews

    Call for papers - History

    Turning Points in French History

    Society for the Study of French History 29th Annual Conference

    This is a call for papers for the 29th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland Society for the Study of French History. This conference will take place at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, on 28th-30th June 2015, and will be hosted by the university’s Centre for French History and Culture. The theme of the plenary sessions will be “Turning Points in French History”. This theme has been chosen because of the number of significant anniversaries that fall in 2015 (1415 Azincourt, 1515 accession of François Ier, 1615 closing of Estates General until 1789, 1715 death of Louis XIV and accession of Louis XV, 1815 end of the Napoleonic era, 1940 fall of France). 

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  • Leioa

    Study days - History

    Performing Local and Regional Level Administration and Politics

    Ceremonies, Rituals and Routines (16th-18th c.)

    In recent years, ceremonies, rituals and routines have come to form a dynamic field of historical research. This one-day workshop looks at these phenomena in relation to the proceedings of local and regional administrations, law courts, political bodies, and corporations, rather than the court or high administration. The aim of the workshop is to discuss work in progress and to exchange ideas and views about the current state-of-the-art and methodological issues related to research on early modern ceremonies, rituals and routines in local intermediary organizations and in local political settings.

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  • Villetaneuse

    Study days - History

    1660-1688: A Landmark Period in the History of British Sociability

    1660-1688: un tournant dans l’histoire de la sociabilité britannique ?

    Dans le cadre du projet interdisciplinaire « History and Dictionary of Sociability in Britain (1660-1832) », la journée d’étude du 14 novembre 2014, organisée par PLEIADE (université Paris 13) et HCTI (UBO Brest) vise à étudier la période de la Restauration à la Glorieuse Révolution (1660-1688) comme une période charnière dans l’histoire de la sociabilité britannique, portant en elle les germes d’une sociabilité nouvelle. Il s’agira d’identifier les facteurs politiques, sociaux, économiques et culturels propices à l’essor de la sociabilité britannique et d’interroger le caractère novateur des formes, des pratiques et des vecteurs de cette sociabilité.

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  • Florence

    Study days - History

    Borders Past and Present. Materiality, Practices and Concepts

    In recent years, the study of borders and boundaries has attracted the curiosity of scholars from different disciplines and informed a rich and diverse literature. With notable exceptions, most publications on the subject relate however strictly to their sub-field and discipline, paying only fleeting attention to the work produced in neighbouring disciplines. The aim of this workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the European University Institute and other European universities and research institutions who study borders and border-related phenomena from different perspectives.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Love, Sex, and War: Towards another History of 20th Century, Europe

    Workshop One – Sources for Historians of Love, Sex, and War

    This workshop will launch a two-year research project focusing on the history of love, sex, and war in Europe. Historian Dagmar Herzog has called the 20th century “the century of sex,” while Laura Lee Downs and Kathleen Canning consider it a time when “gender troubles” emerged. Yet, the 20th century also initiated greater equality between the sexes and increasing liberalization of sexual norms and rights. Both categories – gender and sexuality – profoundly shaped the last century. Two world wars, genocide, and other episodes of mass violence make it crucial to examine European societies from a social and cultural perspective and to ask: what role did gender and sexuality play in these events? The workshop aims to identify specific sources that explore emotional realms such as affection, desire, inhibitions, repulsion, and grief.

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  • The Hague

    Call for papers - History

    Friend or Foe: Art and the Market in the Nineteenth Century

    International conference organized by the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and The Mesdag Collection, in conjunction with the exhibition on the artist, collector and gentleman-dealer Hendrik Willem Mesdag and the Dutch Watercolour Society, at The Mesdag Collection in The Hague, the publication on this illustrious artist and his different roles within the art world, and the digital reconstruction of the art collection owned by Mesdag, carried out by the Netherlands Institute for Art History.

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  • Pisa

    Study days - Modern

    Workshop on the Emotions: The Legacy of Bernard Williams's "Shame and Necessity"

    In this workshop the legacy of William's work will be discussed. The relationship between action, shame and morality will be put into the foreground, as well as the moral status of such emotion.

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  • Chicago

    Call for papers - Modern

    Tourism Gentrification in the Metropolis

    American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 21-25 April 2015, Chicago

    This session intends to explain the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification in the contemporary metropolis. Several questions arise. How does tourism gentrification manifest itself and how does it affect the urban landscapes? What are the impacts for urban design and planning? Who are the actors, the beneficiaries and the victims of tourism gentrification? How do local (tourism) actors cope with tourism gentrification phenomena? What is the impact on local economies, urban functions and services? What are the outcomes for intra-metropolitan territories? What does it mean in terms of metropolitan governance?

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Modern

    Representations of Power and Power of the Image in British and American Contemporary Photography

    Représentations du pouvoir et pouvoir de l’image dans la photographie contemporaine américaine et britannique

    From the power of images to images of power, this workshop will explore the representations of power and the power of representation in contemporary American and British photography. What is photography capable of doing? Whether in the form of a public person, the environment of power (emblematic places and explicit or underlying forms) or its symbolism, what is photography capable of revealing about power itself? Political, institutional, economic or social power all depend upon a system of relations or tensions between groups or individuals (accepted, rejected, questioned, expressed visually or internalized) participating in the construction of the identity, myths or memories of the American or British nations. In what manner does photography enhance or contribute to this construction or deconstruction of the notion of identity and nation?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    Narrating Europe

    Panel/mini-symposium – XXII International Conference of Europeanists

    The aim of this panel/mini-symposium is to shed light on the way Europe, as a historical object, has been defined and construed. The timespan is, roughly, from the eighteenth century to the present day. 

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Class, Gender and Peacebuilding in Peru (1961-2014)

    Según el historiador Franklin Pease, ‘hacer una historia de la subversión en el Perú con elemental seriedad, requiere disponer de información confiable, casi nunca al alcance del investigador’. Trabajar sobre grupos alzados en armas que se organizaron en el marco de la 'lucha de clases' desde los años 1960, es tarea difícil en la medida en que significa trabajar sobre la clandestinidad. Nombrar, investigar o repensar a grupos como el ‘Partido Comunista del Perú-Sendero Luminoso’ (PCP-SL) y el Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA) supone un peligro para el investigador: ser llamado ‘terrorista’ es común en un medio donde el discurso oficial y el discurso académico han confluido para dar una versión única. Maritza Felices-Luna y Anouk Guiné los invita a someter un capitulo para el libro colectivo que sigue el coloquio internacional « Clase, Género y Construccion de la Paz en el Peru (1961-2014) » que se llevo a cabo en Ayacucho (Peru) en julio 2014.

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  • Sao Paolo

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Intermediate Groups in the Portuguese Dominions, 16th-18th century

    Revista de História (Universidade de São Paulo)

    The Revista de História of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) invites interested scholars to submit proposals for articles to be published as part of a ‘dossier’ concerning intermediate groups in the Portuguese dominions on the Early Modern Age. Throughout that period, ‘middle people’ strove to assert themselves in rural areas and helped to shape old and new urban centers in the Portuguese World, corresponding to an increased demand for specialized services and ensuring the necessary extensions of royal representation functions and Church activities. Even though almost non-existent in juridical or normative terms, those groups were recognized both by nationals and foreigners as a complex and vibrant intermediate social layer. Time has come to try and distinguish its specificities, trends of formation and effective roles in social dynamics.

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  • João Pessoa

    Call for papers - Law

    Economic development and human rights

    Prim@ Facie Law Journal, 24th edition, volume 13

    Prim@ Facie Law Journal invites authors to submit papers for its 24th edition, volume 13. Works that make connections between law and development such as studies relative to economic and environmental sustainability are welcome. Prim@ Facie is an outstanding editorial project in Brazil operated by the Graduate Program in Law at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba taking part in the electronic platform supported by the university.

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  • Ghent

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Academic entrepreneurship in History

    An international survey of current research

    The Departments of History of Universiteit Gent, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Lille 3 and Università di Bologna are jointly organizing the international conference “Academic entrepreneurship in history” on 12-13 March 2015 at the STAM city museum in Ghent, Belgium. The aim of the meeting is to bring together an international group of scholars engaged in research on the notion and practice of academic entrepreneurship from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The focus will be on the range of actions, behaviors and qualities of academic scientists and their employing institutions which can be seen as entrepreneurial in at least one of the many senses in which the entrepreneurship term has been used in the economics and business history literatures.

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  • Teramo

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Six doctoral studentships in History of Europe from the Middle Ages to Present Time

    University of Teramo (Italy)

    The PhD in History of Europe intends to promote research on European history, its national specificities and common processes. Special focus will be devoted to political, religious, cultural, economic, and social changes that have marked the European continent from the Middle Ages to present time, as well as the study and critical research on the issues and problems of traditional historiography (organisations and institutions, regional dimensions, behaviours, attitudes, religion, culture, etc.), and the most recent historiographical trends (world history, trans-national history, and cultural experiences).

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