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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food

    The CESCM (University of Poitiers and CNRS) will sponsor three sessions that explore topics dealing with "The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food" for the International Medieval Congress 2016 in Leeds (UK).The theme for the IMC Leeds 2016, "Food, Feast and Famine", presents an opportunity to explore the relationship between monastic refectories and food. At the heart of communal life, the refectory was an area where monks gathered, nourished their bodies but also strengthened their soul.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - History

    Flesh, Gold and Wood

    The Saint-Denis altarpiece in Liège and the question of partial paint practices in the 16th Century

    Ce colloque de l'IRPA est consacré au retable gothico-renaissant de l'église Saint-Denis à Liège et des problèmes que pose sa semi-polychromie tout à fait exceptionnelle dans le contexte des Pays-Bas et de la principauté de Liège au XVIe siècle.

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  • Nanterre

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Origin-Musics

    Musical narratives, performances, and reconstructions of the past (20th-21st centuries)

    The quest to reconstruct thestyles and histories of musical genres of the past is an old preoccupation. Since the 19th century, the orientalist imaginary contributed considerably to the notion of the existence of "origin-musics". Whether "Pharaonic", "Arab", or "Hindu", a common reference to the past, seen as prestigious and immutable, contributed to the rationalization of musical knowledge on the basis of constructed connections. The orientalist period being relatively well documented, this workshop is more focused on ways of speaking of and describing the past over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st.

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  • Vienna

    Call for papers - Thought

    Theory in Love

    International Comparative Literature Association XXIst Congress - session 17327

    In The Politics of Friendship Derrida reflects on the question of the indecidable possibility, the “peut-être,” of love, of friendship, and of desire: “‘Je t'aime entends- tu?’; cette déclaration d'aimance hyperbolique ne pourrait donner sa chance à une politique de l'amitié que soumise à l'épreuve du peut-être, de l'indécidable” How then can we express a refusal, a no, without listening, without hearing? How can one express the divergent and differential possibilities opened by this phrase? And yet Derrida already has, in Envois, where he explores, theorizes and dramatizes a love affair, tracing the course of its refusal in the various postcards and letters which remain unsent, forever awaiting their destination. This panel concerns theory speaking in terms of love, seeking to establish the relationship between “ l’âmour” and theory.

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  • Duesseldorf

    Call for papers - Representation

    Museum global?

    Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950

    Currently, profound societal upheavals require a repositioning of the concept of "Modern Art." As a museum, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is responding to the effects of globalization and digitalization by devoting itself to the pressing theme of "globalism" and the challenges associated with it.

     

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Modernist Emotions

    The second international conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies

    In continuation of the society’s inaugural conference on Modernist communities, we now propose to explore the debate over emotions in the Modernist era. We hope to foster reflection and discussion that will go beyond the paradox of a passionately anti-emotional Modernism towards a reconsideration of the large extent to which Modernism attempts to channel, remotivate, and revalue the power of emotion.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Social approaches to eighteenth-century international history

    Diplomacy, trade and knowledge as regional phenomena

    This call for papers invites scholars with fresh research projects to submit proposals for a workshop on Social approaches to eighteenth-century international history that is to take place at Sciences Po, on April 8, 2016. The workshop aims to confront, share and discuss the fresh claims on eighteenth century international history and its social approaches. We particularly encourage proposals that are able to link different sectors (such as diplomacy, trade and knowledge) and those that deal with the opportunities and limits of such trans-sectorial history. Contributions that handle different academic historiographies and traditions will be strongly privileged as well. 

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  • Ghent

    Call for papers - Europe

    Tracing Types: Comparative Analyses of Literary and Visual Sketches (1830-1860)

    This call for papers deals with nineteenth-century sketches (sometimes referred to as "panoramic literature"). It seeks to focus on the comparative analysis of these sketches, both texts and images, and trace how representations of specific types vary across sketches from different places, media and editorial contexts. 

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - History

    Saints Abroad

    The Hungarian Historical Review

    Hagiography and the material cult of the saints inform today a wide variety of historical research from philology and theology through historical anthropology and cultural history to narratology and art history. Approaches vary from the local and national (dynastic saints, state religion, patron saints of cities and countries) to the universal (saints as healers, helpers and intercessors). We invite papers to this special issue on saints related to Pannonia and Hungary who crossed the frontiers and either “worked abroad”, or their relics, cults, texts and images scattered all over Europe.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Fabrications: Designing for Silk in the Eighteenth Century

    Joubert de la Hiberderie’s Le Dessinateur d’étoffes d’or, d’argent, et de soie (1765) was the first book to be published on textile design in Europe.  In preparation for the publication of an English translation and critical edition of the text this one day conference calls for papers that will analyse, critique, contextualise, review or otherwise engage with the Le dessinateur in the light of its themes: production, design, technology, education, botany and art.  Joubert’s manual argues for both a liberal and a technological education for the ideal designer. Such a person must, he argues, have detailed knowledge of the materials, technologies and traditions of patterned silk in order successfully to propose new designs; he or she must also have taste and an eye for beauty, which call, he says, for travel in order to see both the beauties of nature and those of art gathered in the gardens and galleries of Paris and the île de France.  

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Excess, Madness, Vision

    International D.H Lawrence Conference

    Critics have  often referred, positively or negatively, to the various forms of excess to be found in Lawrence's writings. While some mention the "exuberant merits" of his style, praising the emotional intensity of his works, others blame him for being too prolix, too pompous, too repetitive, too frank about sex, and speak with disapproval of his  "hectic descriptions" and the "Gargantuan passions" of his characters. At the beginning of his Study of Thomas Hardy, Lawrence himself elaborated a theory of excess, which is both the very illustration of excess and one of his most visionary texts. It is, he claims,  the lack of vision, the foolishness or madness of his contemporaries, that led Lawrence to moralize and philosophize so passionately and so obstinately.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Europe

    Medieval History: East Frankish Manuscripts Containing Collections of Formulae

    Collaborative Research Centre 950 "Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe"

    Research Associate for Subproject C08 "East Frankish Manuscripts Containing Collections of Formulae" of Sonderforschungsbereich 950 "Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa".

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - History

    Rethinking Right-Wing Women

    Gender, Women and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the Present

    This two-day international conference explores the relationship between women and conservatism since the late 19th century. In the media frenzy and the re-enactment of the visceral political divisions of the 1980s that greeted the death of Margaret Thatcher in April, 2013, it soon became clear that Britain’s first woman Prime Minister was being portrayed as an aberrant figure who had emerged from a party of men.  It appeared that the media and the public had not been well enough served by academics in making sense of and contextualizing the Thatcher phenomenon and, more broadly, the paradoxical sexual politics of the Right.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    South-South Axes of Global Art

    The decentered internationalism espoused by the Havana, Dakar, and Gwangju biennials invites art historians to depart from an exclusively North Atlantic focus. Such a shift in purview seriously considers cities and regions that have been marginalized by previous academic emphases, more so than by their historical circulations of art and culture with the rest of the world. Historicizing and measuring the circulation of art on the former margins is now a decisive task if we want to evidence, nuance, or contest the “provincialization” of Europe and North America in recent art history. Artl@s’ upcoming conference aims to gather an international and transdisciplinary group of researchers to collectively investigate the formation and impediments of what we call “South-South” axes from decolonization to the present day.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    War Memories

    Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English-speaking World (XVIIIth-XXIst century)

    The wars of the past have not left the same imprint on collective memory. Wars of conquest or liberation have marked the history of the British Empire and its colonies in different ways. American foreign policy seems to be motivated by what is sometimes viewed as an imperialist vision which led the army into the quagmire of Vietnam and more recently into controversial involvement in the Gulf. Whether they end in victory or defeat, or are a source of patriotic pride or collective shame, wars are commemorated in museum exhibitions or through literature and the cinema in which the threads of ideological discourse and the expression of subjective experience are intertwined. In the wake of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, when the links between memory and history are central to historiographical preoccupations, this international conference will encompass the representations of wars in the English-speaking world during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Modern

    Libya in Transition

    Elites, Civil Society, Factionalism and State Reshaping

    Today’s Libya symbolizes the complexity of the transformations which have been modifying and reshaping the southern shore of the Mediterranean since 2011. The current Libyan transition, which is characterized by institutional fragility and has its own historical, political, and economic specificities is, however, part of major and wider dynamics of change that are related to more than a single Arabic country. The Conference therefore aims to discuss the process of Libyan transition from comparative perspectives.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - History

    Geoarchaeological research in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea

    Since the first studies undertaken in 1783 by Gablitz on the chora of Chersonesos, the Black Sea comprises an important area to look at the rural and coastal development of the Greek colonial world. Systematic surveying of ditches and walls that line the western coast of Crimea, initiated within the framework of Catherine II’s Greek project, began several decades before the earliest excavations of the urban spaces in 1832. A decisive new step was made during the 1960s, when archaeological surveys provided fresh insights into the internal organization of several kleroi close to Chersonesos, Kerkinitis and Kalos Limen. Around the same time, in the western Black Sea, the first research on the territory of Istros began, complemented by numerous geomorphological studies of the neighbouring Danube Delta. The foundations of geoarchaeological inquiry had been laid, and these have since been added to thanks to recent research undertaken throughout the Pontic area.

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  • The Hague

    Conference, symposium - History

    Towards a New History of World War II?

    The history of WWII has been being written for the last 70 years. Witnesses, historians, actors, writers and many others have constructed our representation of the event. How will the WWII historiography evolve in Belgium and the Netherlands? How should historians interact with memorial politics and new media? Is it still relevant to consider WWII as a separate topic for research? How do digital humanities play a role? The latter are but a small number among the many questions that will be discussed at this international congress.

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  • Belfast

    Call for papers - America

    The Future Canadian Soldier and Enhancement of Human Performance

    A Research meets Policy

    This workshop, entitled "The Future Canadian Soldier and Enhancement of Human Performance: A Research meets Policy" will gather scholars and policy experts from multidisciplinary fields to assess the merits of various current developments in military-focused Human Performance Enhancement.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Ignorance, Nescience, Nonknowledge

    Late Medieval and Early Modern Coping with Unknowns

    The conference seeks to address how ignorance about phenomena in different epistemic fields of the late medieval and early modern world was recognized (or not), used and coped with, differently from modern times. The Paris part is devoted to the history of coping with Ignorance within the realm of the history of economy, Travel, Communication, Politics and Geography. 

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