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  • Medford

    Call for papers - Representation

    Ancient Greek and Roman painting and the Digital Humanities

    When in 1921, A. Reinach published the Recueil des textes grecs et latins relatifs à la peinture ancienne (Recueil Milliet), it was mainly to make accessible these texts about painting and aesthetics to a broader audience. Since two years, a team gathered around the Perseus Digital Library and the Perseids Project (Tufts University) seek to revitalize the Recueil Milliet (an essential tool for historians of Greek and Roman Art) implementing it into a digitalized format ( In relation to the work made, the proposed conference seek to question methodologies which combine Digital Humanities and scientific research, especially in the field of history of Greek and Roman art. But also, to put forward the relationship between textual sources and the most recent archaeological findings.

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  • Urbino

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Metamorphosis: the landslide of identity

    Dans le cadre du projet « À partir d'Ovide », l'association culturelle Rodopis organise un colloque titré Metamorfosi: identità in smottamento (Metamorphosis: the Landslide of Identity), qui aura lieu à Urbino (Italie) le 30 novembre et 1 décembre 2017. Le colloque se propose d'analyser dans une perspective multidiscliplinaire (la participation de sociologues, anthropologues, historiens, philosophes, experts de littératures anciennes et modernes est souhaitée) les problèmes posés par les notions d'indentité, alterité, transformation, soit à partir de l'examen de cas d'études, soit à partir d'une perspective epistémologique.

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  • Poitiers

    Colloquium - History

    Urban monasticism: 300-1300

    Christianity emerged as an urban phenomenon, yet monasticism is more often than not presented as an escape from the sinful town into the wilderness, and as more concerned with the soul than with the body. Ascetics, however, have always had a vested interest in the city, and not only symbolically. Monasticism has been an important urban presence since Late Antiquity up to the Late Middle Ages, even if they were sometimes in competition with newer religious orders.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Colloquium - History

    Climate and Societies in the Mediterranean during the Last Two Millennia

    Current State Of Knowledge and Research Perspectives

    This two-day international conference aims to highlight recent and challenging interdisciplinary studies dealing with complex historical climate/society interactions in Mediterranean during the last two millennia. The study of these existing connections can help in better understanding the role played by past climatic events in the eruption of regional conflicts, in forced migration and displacement of people, in periodically appearing infectious disease outbreaks or in subsistence crises like food shortages and famines Similarly, it seems necessary to identify and analyze socio-economic and technological responses (e.g. water supply systems) together with mitigation and general adaptation strategies, insofar as they existed, to cope with climate change.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Musicologies / ethnomusicologies : évolutions, problèmes, alternatives

    NEMO-Online, volume 4, n°6 et 7

    These issues continue the debate initiated in NEMO-Online n°5 concerning the usefulness of the science, the problems raised due to powerful and contradictory non-scientific characteristics, and the alternatives which may be proposed.

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  • Nanterre

    Colloquium - Ethnology, anthropology


    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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  • 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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  • Colloquium - Asia

    The Role of Women in Work and Society

    French historians are concerned by women’s history since thirty years, but studies are manly dealing with the Occident. For the ancient Near East, there is now a great deal of limited studies on women and gender history, but few syntheses. Furthermore, economic history is well represented in Assyriology, thanks to the good preservation of dozen of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work has not been much addressed. The thirty participants of this conference will examine the various economic occupations involving women, in a gender perspective, over the three millennia of Near Eastern history.

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  • Alcúdia

    Summer School - Europe

    Archaeological sciences summer school

    The purpose of the course is to expose students to interdisciplinary research that involves archaeology and the natural sciences in the field. The students will experience interactive work that combines excavation and analysis of materials using an on-site laboratory. The course will emphasize the inter-connection between laboratory analyses and the archaeological context, and will include fieldwork, laboratory work, and lectures.

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  • Burgos

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Palaeolithic Archaeozoology

    Advances on hunter-gatherer’s subsistence

    During the last years, archaeozoological studies carried out on palaeolithic assemblages have shown a great improvement in several topics of special interest regarding the subsistence behaviour of ancient human societies, the development of economic systems and social and Taphonomical studies, experimental archaeology and ethological and ethnological information have provided a great amount of new interpretative procedures about past human societies which need to be updated.This session aims to propose integrated approaches allowing new insights about the livelihoods of Palaeolithic human groups whatever the geographical area and the chronology concerned.

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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (IIIrd Century B.C. – IIIrd Century A.D.)

    Géopolitique coloniale et cultures locales dans l'Orient hellénistique et romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IIIe siècle ap. J.-C.)

    It seems clear that, in the Greek-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic models (civic, military or institutional) exercised considerable influence over “Italic” colonial projects. Within this field, relations between military colonists and indigenous peoples demand special attention, considering the degree of social, cultural, economic, political and geopolitical transformation brought about by the installation of certain groups upon those lands as a result of the will of the great power(s) that ruled over them. As for the Roman colonization, modern scholars have often described Roman colonies as vectors of Romanization inserted in alien lands, writing that these communities must have functioned as images of a “small Rome.” While the existence of Latin-speaking colonists ruled by a favorable juridical system such as the Ius Italicum cannot be denied, such a reductionist model can no longer be accepted without qualification, especially in the context of the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman East. The regions of the Eastern Mediterranean world saw the coming of a number of groups of Roman colonists and thus their cultural climate, their agrarian structures and their geopolitical environment changed. The aim of this panel is to explore new research paths based on broader studies in time and space.

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  • Duesseldorf

    Call for papers - Thought

    You were not expected to do this

    On the dynamics of production (Distraction/Interference – Resistance/Accident)

    In ordinary terms, the word production refers to an act of creation and its result, or to a process at the end of which there is a materialisation of some kind, or to the act of making something present. By productively interfering with this common idea of productionwe would like to work towards establishing different ways of thinking about this concept.

    Distraction and Interference as well as Resistance and Accident are exemplary categories of the unexpected moments that may or may not take place in the course of production. They remind us that production cannot be reduced to the momentum of "achieving a product". Rather, these categories help to reveal the physical presence of those who produce, the materiality of the objects involved and the unforeseen effects of the "product". Furthermore, they allow us to question the alleged linearity of the processes that form part of production. Thereby, Distraction, Interference, Resistance and Accident make us aware to what extent production involves a "lived" and "living" tension between the producer and what is being produced, between the subject and the world.

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  • Amman

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Seventh World Archaeological Congress

    Le Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC 7) se tiendra à la Mer Morte (Jordanie) du 14 au 18 janvier 2013.

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  • Azé

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    16th International Cave Bear Symposium

    Partout en Europe les recherches sur l'ours des cavernes connaissent maintenant un développement considérable grâce au Symposium international de l'ours des cavernes (ICBS). Depuis sa création en 1993 par le Professeur Docteur Rabeder de l'Institut de Paléontologie de Vienne (Autriche), il a lieu chaque année dans une ville différente d'Europe. Cette année, en 2010, il se tiendra à Azé (Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France) du 22 au 26 septembre. Ce sera l'occasion de faire le point sur des sites importants de Bourgogne, les grottes d'Azé, les grottes de Blanot et la Brèche de Château. Nous avons décidé d'ajouter une deuxième journée de communications centrées sur le lion des cavernes et plus largement sur les félidés, avec l'espoir de faire évoluer de la même façon les recherches dans un domaine bien souvent délaissé.

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