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  • Call for papers - America

    The American State with and after Trump: (il)legitimate Institutions and Political Process(es)

    The AFEA (Association française d’études américaines) Annual Conference invites us to reflect on the theme of “Legitimacy, Authority, Canons” in 2022. This workshop is therefore open to contributions on the political, administrative, and institutional record of the Trump presidency, and its legacy on the authority and legitimacy of his successor Joe Biden. In particular, we invite work on the evolution of public policy, institutions, political mobilizations, and political experimentation at all scales of U.S. federalism to discuss the consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency on the American political development.

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  • Nice

    Study days - History

    Venice, a Mediterranean regional power

    Economic, maritime and political perspectives, 1669 – 1797

    The Mediterranean has always been at the heart of Venice’s interests during the Early Modern Period. A main source of its prosperity, the Inner Sea maintained its vital role even after the “northern invasions”, the battle of Lepanto and the “downturn” of the 17th century. This seminar aims to explore the relationship between Venice and the Mediterranean between the loss of Crete, the last major dominion of Venetian maritime empire in 1669, and the end of the Republic in 1797.

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  • Oxford

    Call for papers - History

    European History across Boundaries from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

    2022 Mainz Oxford Graduate Workshop

    We invite applications for an international doctoral workshop on European history across boundaries from the 16th to the 20th century, including Europe’s relations with the world. We encourage PhD candidates working in this field to present their research projects and discuss the transcultural and transnational scopes of their work. Topics that aim to cross and reflect on boundaries and borders are of particular interest.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Early modern

    The Inquisition(s) and the Christian East, 1500-1800

    The conference is the first of its kind to examine in a comparative way how Catholic ecclesiastical tribunals (Roman Inquisition, Spanish Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition, episcopal courts, etc.) dealt with Eastern Christianity in early modern times. By bringing together historians of the Inquisition and specialists in the relationship between the Catholic World and the Eastern Churches, this colloquium aims to find out the far-reaching consequences of the attempt by Catholic authorities to frame and discipline a Christian tradition different from their own. Scholars are invited to focus both on the judicial level (Inquisition trials) and on the doctrinal one (book censorship, dubia circa sacramenta, liturgical issues), keeping a comparative perspective and linking discussions on the Christian East to other controversies formulated by theologians and missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

    Mémoires du livre/Studies in Book Culture, vol. 26-2, Fall 2022

    “A is for Activist” is the title of a best‑selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

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  • Seminar - Modern

    Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally

    « Le deuxième sexe » à l'échelle globale

    The International Simone de Beauvoir Society provides a forum for researchers interested in the works of Simone de Beauvoir.

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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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  • Paris

    Lecture series - Europe

    The Fear of Shrinking Numbers

    Democracy, Demography and the East-West Divide in Europe

    Electing a government is what people do in a democracy, but governments also tend to choose the people who will elect them. They do it by designing citizenship laws and electoral laws, by crafting immigration regimes and by employing practices like gerrymandering and voters’ suppression. This four lectures series discusses the ways in which the shrinking ethnocultural majorities in the European Union (EU) member states try to preserve their power and identity in the face of population decline and increasing migration.

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  • Seminar - Middle Ages

    Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

    The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a new online seminar series on “Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History” in the academic year 2021/2022. The events take place every two months. They are aimed at both young and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The Great(er) War of Military Occupations in Europe

    Antecedents, experiences and legacies

    This international conference is dedicated to the occupations of the First World War. Its aim is to understand the different forms taken by the occupations during the First World War and to develop better categories of analysis by looking beyond the traditional geographical and chronological limits towards the Greater War. 

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    Imaginary places, real territories

    Territorial imagery and the creation of Dutch identities (1579-1702)

    From the creation of a federal State in 1579 to the temporary disappearance of the Stadholderate in 1702, what role did the visual culture play in the political assertion of a national territory? How does the artist’s gaze on the territory, local or foreign, real or imagined, allows us to understand this rhetoric? How exactly are fantasized or real elements of foreign places integrated in a local visual discourse? What do these images reveal of the public who commissions, buys and looks at them? Within the process of national and territorial construction, how are these territorial perspectives integrated and part of the enrichment of the Dutch identity narrative? Considering the variety of these issues, this symposium aims to shed light on the ways in which Dutch depictions of national and transnational territories participated in the formulation of a shared identity.

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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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  • Study days - History

    Imperial Material

    Napoleon’s Legacy in Culture, Art, and Heritage, 1821–2021

    Napoleon Bonaparte died exactly two hundred years ago on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He had spent the last six years of his life in exile on St Helena, removed from political and military power, in the unusual situation of being able to try to shape and preserve his own posthumous legacy. He was, in a way, phenomenally successful. Napoleon is an instantly recognisable name to this day, and despite growing efforts in recent years to critically revise his reputation and highlight his role in issues such as the reinstatement of slavery, he has largely managed to escape the same level of historical censure as other infamous military dictators. This is perhaps partly because his name has become such an adaptable brand, standing for an entire era of people, places, and events, as well as a full two centuries’ worth of art, craft, and consumer commodities. While other events marking the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death have weighed his contributions to legislative, political, and military reform, less work has been done to confront his vast material, visual, and cultural legacy. This workshop therefore brings together researchers and museum and heritage professionals to reflect on the enduring material and visual legacy of Napoleon, what our interpretation and use of it means for the future, as well as how it affects our understanding of the past.

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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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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Modern

    Ièr, deman : diga-m'o dins la lenga

    Oralities and transmissions of Occitan and minority romance languages between the Alps and the Pyrenees in the 21st century

    Dédiées aux langues romanes traditionnellement parlées entre les Alpes et les Pyrénées, ces journées d’étude se proposent d’interroger les variations linguistiques contemporaines à travers leurs réalités, leurs emplois et leurs descriptions et de penser les apports et possibilités des technologies numériques dans l’édition, la diffusion et la valorisation des corpus oraux collectés dans divers contextes.

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  • Pau

    Call for papers - Modern

    History, heritage and identities in 21st century theatre

    4th International Congress of the Asociación Internacional de Teatro Siglo 21 (AITS21)

    Ce quatrième congrès international de l’Asociación Internacional de Teatro Siglo 21 (AITS21) réunira des chercheurs spécialistes du théâtre du XXIe siècle, des professionnels des arts scéniques, des dramaturges, des metteurs en scène, des comédiens, des directeurs de théâtre. Il s’inscrit dans une continuité scientifique, dans un travail de recherche sur les arts scéniques et visuels au XXIe siècle mené depuis la création de l’AITS21 et privilégiant l’axe hispanique et ibéro-américain.

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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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  • Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Le nuove frontiere del dictamen : tra epistolografia e Digital Humanities

    La conférence internationale Le nuove frontiere del dictamen: tra epistolografia e Digital Humanities, financé par le label scientifique 2020 de l'université franco-italienne, a été conçu comme une opportunité scientifique pour renforcer la collaboration internationale dans un domaine d'étude dans lequel des spécialistes de différents pays sont déjà impliqués dans des projets d'intérêt commun.

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  • Buenos Aires

    Conference, symposium - America

    Specialist Spanish in Hispanic America: linguistic variations and the elaboration of didactic materials

    GERES 13th international conference

    À la lumière des réflexions menées lors des rencontres précédentes et dans l’esprit de continuer à promouvoir les études sur l’espagnol comme langue de communication de spécialité, ses particularités et son enseignement, le GERES organise, avec l’appui de la Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, la XVIIIe rencontre internationale dans la ville de Buenos Aires. Nous réfléchirons sur les aspects de la variation linguistique dans l’Amérique hispanique en espagnol de spécialité (ESP) et sur l’élaboration de matériels didactiques.

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