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  • Trento

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Stipendien für die Studienwoche "Machtgestaltung und individuelle Spielraüme: Spannungsfelder der Moderne"

    LVIIe semaine d'étude de l'Institut d'histoire italo-germanique de Trente

    L'Isig (Istituto storico italo-germanico) de Trente, Italie, offre à des doctorants et/ou étudiants en DEA 12 bourses de participation à sa LVIIe semaine d'étude intitulée « Machtgestaltung und individuelle Spielraueme: Spannungsfelder der Moderne / Forme del potere e spazi dell’individuo: tensioni del moderno ».

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  • Ariano Irpino

    Call for papers - Early modern

    The historiography of the Norman worlds (17th-21st centuries)

    Construction, influence, evolution

    This colloquium aims to examine the "historiographical models" used to study the Norman worlds of the Middle Ages. This is understood to mean the interpretative frameworks of the past that have had a lasting impact on our reading and understanding of the history of each of the countries or regions affected by Norman expansion. With regards to the Viking period and the settlement of Scandinavians in various parts of Europe, the questions that have been posed are different and the responses given have strongly influenced each of the historiographies. 

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Héraldique et papauté

    Araldica e papato

    Au Moyen Âge comme à l’époque moderne, la papauté dispose d’imaginaires variés pour alimenter sa communication institutionnelle. L’héraldique y joue un rôle majeur. Un nouveau pape apporte avec lui son blason qui paraît sur les monnaies, les sceaux, les médailles, la vaisselle et les ornements liturgiques, les reliures et les illustrations des livres, dans les armoriaux et dans la littérature de célébration ou de satire (pasquinades), sur les façades et les décors peints ou sculptés des bâtiments (succès dans la grotesque), dans les diverses fêtes et cérémonies, sur les portraits, les monuments et les tombeaux, sans oublier les jardins, les fontaines, etc... Les cardinaux augmentent souvent leurs armoiries de celles du pape qui les a créés. Ce n’est pas un hasard si la Rome pontificale peut être considérée comme l’une des capitales les plus héraldiques du monde. Dans la peinture, cet imaginaire prend des formes allégoriques. Les grands décors sont élaborés en programmes. L’héraldique papale, dans ses différents emplois, n’a pas suscité tout l’intérêt qu’elle méritait. Vaste sujet, propre à stimuler historiens, historiens de l’art et historiens de la littérature.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Political elites from Southern France and armed conflicts in the Mediterranean world from the French Revolution until nowadays

    This symposium’s purpose is to enlighten the particularity of the political culture of French Mediterranean elites, through an analysis of their reactions to armed conflicts in the Mediterranean world during the late modern era. It will mainly focus on representatives’behaviour during these conflicts. Bound to their political or religious beliefs, to geographical or cultural solidarities, their behaviour questions the way they do (or don’t) apply governmental policy, their management of the consequences of those conflicts on the territory, their personal commitment in favour of some of the protagonists, but also the political uses of those events and the footprints or lasting divisions they might have left in their wake.  

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    “Venetian” enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance

    Artistic geography, collecting, technology

    Enamelled and gold flecked copperware are a rare and highly refined feature of the decorative arts of the Italian Renaissance, of which less than three hundred pieces survive, and which are traditionally referred to as Venetian. Admired and sought after in the 19th century, when the main European collections were built up, these objects, whose origins date back to the end of the fifteenth century, were subsequently forgotten. The cross-disciplinary conference will shed light on technical and manufacturing aspects, and the forms and decorations of these artistic masterworks, which can be found in major museums and collections throughout the world, and point to the socio-cultural context of which they are a product. An attempt will be made to define a corpus of forms and decorations, to identify clients and patrons, thanks mainly to research into heraldry and symbols, and finally to trace their arrival on the European and American art markets in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively.

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  • Liège

    Call for papers - History

    Essere uomini di “lettere”: segretari e politica culturale nel Cinquecento

    As part of two research projects lead at the University of Liège – EpistolART and Artists, men of letters and secretaries of the Duke in the court of Cosimo I de’ Medici – a conference dedicated to the figure of the secretary in the sixteenth century will be held on the 26th and 27th of February in Liège. The primary aim of this meeting is to question the secretary’s role as linking between the arts and letters to political institutions.

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  • Naples

    Conference, symposium - History

    The worship of the Virgin Mary - historical research and disclosure

    Ces deux journées de séminaire international proposent d'abord d'explorer « temps, expression, diffusion et mutations de la dévotion mariale » de la première modernité aux débuts de l'époque contemporaine à partir de la présentation du Dictionnaire historique de la Vierge Marie dirigé par Fabienne Henryot et Philippe Martin (Perrin, 2017) en réunissant des historiens français et italiens spécialistes d'histoire religieuse, d'histoire du livre, et de l'art dans un débat scientifique ouvert au regard de l'anthropologue et à celui de jeunes chercheurs. La rencontre donne aussi l'occasion d'appréhender matériellement son sujet par des visites de lieux représentatifs de la piété mariale napolitaine, mais aussi de considérer la dimension divulgative de la recherche historique par l'approche cinématographique que le film L'apparition de Xavier Giannoli (France, février 2018) autorise.

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  • Rome

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Early modern

    Economic history specialist, 17th-18th century - École française de Rome

    PerformArt program

    L’École française de Rome recherche un spécialiste de l'histoire économique XVIIe - XVIIe siècle, poste à pouvoir dès que possible dans le cadre du programme européen « PerformArt » (Promoting, Patronising and Practising the Arts in Roman Aristocratic Families).

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  • Venice

    Call for papers - Europe

    Expertise in architecture

    France and Italy (17th-18th centuries)

    L’appel à communication a pour objectif de réunir des études portant sur des édifices parlants, c’est-à-dire documentés par des textes et des images évoquant directement ou indirectement les discussions dont ils ont fait l’objet lors de leur construction, leur entretien ou même leur démolition. Le contexte administratif de ces discussions et le profil des acteurs qui y participent sera restitué afin de comprendre sur quoi se fonde l’expertise de ceux qui, architectes ou non, parlent d’architecture. Une présentation générale du thème de l’expertise en architecture, centrée sur Paris et sur Venise, sera assurée par les organisateurs du colloque. Nous recherchons des études de cas localisées dans les principales provinces du royaume de France et les différents états italiens au cours des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

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  • Morimondo

    Call for papers - History

    Languages and music within the vocal corpuses from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

    4th International French-Italian Symposium “Philology and Musicology”

    La quatrième rencontre « Philologie et musicologie » se fixe pour objectif d’étudier les rapports entre langues et musiques dans les corpus chantés du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance. Comment la langue influe-t-elle directement sur les modalités de composition ? Pour répondre à cette question, nous envisageons un double postulat : d’un côté la substance même d’une langue conditionnerait certains éléments de la composition musicale qui lui sont associés comme le rythme ou la courbe musicale et, d’un autre côté, des modalités de composition pourraient être communes à certaines traditions linguistiques comme, par exemple, les procédés de centonisation. Même si la littérature sur le sujet est abondante, elle est principalement monodisciplinaire ; les travaux transversaux mêlant des compétences égales en philologie et en musicologie sont rares. Si de nombreux musicologues ou philologues se sont intéressés au rapport existant entre musique et langue, nous souhaitons que nos études s’orientent à présent vers un véritable travail entre musicologues et spécialistes des textes.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Unusual actors

    Forms and effects of the informal action in the Caribbean, between legality and illegality (XVII-XXI century)

    What is the role of informal institutions in the evolution of the economic, political and social aspects of Caribbean basin? Diacronie will analyze the economic and social development of the area, focusing on the role played by informal actors, namely the ones moving between legality and illegality, that were able (or are able) to give the individual (no matter if a customer, consumer or merchant) what the laws prohibit. The objective is to examine both contemporary phenomena and phenomena which, although related to the early modern age, have generated long-term consequences in the history of the regions related to it.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Contagion. Knowledge, Practices and Experiences from the Late Middle Ages to the Twenty- First Century

    «Genesis. Journal of the Italian Society of Women Historians», 1/2022

    We encourage proposals for papers based on original research in a long time span (from the Late Middle Ages to the present), on Italian, European and non-Western geo-political contexts. The history of epidemics and pandemics is an ever-growing and broad research field. Therefore, we have chosen to focus our analysis on issues of intersectionality, i.e. on the ways in which disease has historically been represented, treated and experienced through the lens of class, gender and race, so as to shed light on connections and tensions that at times exacerbated these differences. The intersectional dimension of contagion is one aspect of various asymmetries of power. We encourage contributors to approach power dynamics not through the simple binary opposition command/subalternity, but alert to the mediation and circulation occurring within specific contexts. Traditions of knowledge, too, are part of such circulation, which stimulates hybridity and cross- fertilization. This is a crucial aspect of our research agenda.

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  • Florence

    Conference, symposium - History

    (Re)reading travellers to the East

    Shaping identities and building the nation in post-unification Italy

    The conference (Re)reading Travellers to the East, shaping identities and nation-building in post-unification Italy approaches early modern travel literature (15th-18th centuries) from an innovative historiographical perspective. Rather than to discuss the documentary value of these sources for the times and spaces in which they were produced, the aim is to focus on the re-readings and re-editions to which they have been subjected, in order to highlight how travel literature has been (re)used for political and ideological purposes. The conference examines the way in which these early modern documents have been mobilised, since the 19th century and up to the present day, in the context of the formation of collective identities and nation-building. The conference focuses on the relations between the Italian peninsula and the countries which, in modern times, were referred to as the Orient, the Indies or the Levant.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Policing and Territories across Napoleonic Europe

    From Local to Imperial Scale

    Ce colloque international a pour objectif d’interroger le lien entre la police et l’espace impérial napoléonien, en étudiant l’administration, les pratiques policières et le contrôle du territoire dans les départements dits « de l’intérieur », dans ceux annexés, ainsi que dans les différents espaces placés sous contrôle impérial, comme les États satellites et les territoires ultra-marins. Il ambitionne de mette en lumière la diversité des configurations policières et leurs évolutions dans l’Empire, en comparant plusieurs profils d’espaces. Un premier axe d’étude cherche à questionner l’existence ou non d’un système policier centralisé, en réinterrogeant le rapport entre centre et périphérie(s). Un second axe d’études interroge les connexions policières à l’échelle impériale à travers l’examen de plusieurs cas de figure.

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  • Venice

    Summer School - Europe

    Trade and exchange in Venice through the prism of artistic production (12th-18th century)

    25 century of Venitian art history

    L’histoire de la République de Venise s’écrit en suivant le cours de ses échanges avec les cités ou empires voisins et concurrents. Le séminaire s’attachera aux témoignages matériels qui proviennent directement ou non de ces intenses échanges, en faisant une place initiale aux récits visuels de ce contexte maritime, tant commercial que militaire, et aux représentations de leurs manifestations festives et ambassades. Il évoquera l’histoire des lieux qui accueillirent ce commerce, leur chantier de construction et les réaménagements urbains dont ils firent l’objet, mais aussi les palais, églises, retables et décors qui manifestèrent la fortune des négociants vénitiens, la puissance de leurs corporations et la place des communautés étrangères.

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  • Pisa

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    From quarries to rock-cut sites. Echoes of stone crafting

    The conference aims at carrying on the international debate on the archaeological investigation of rock-cut spaces and stone quarries, considered as aspects of the same mining phenomenon: places in which specific empirical and handcrafted knowledge related to stone working is expressed and conveyed. The conference envisages a diachronic approach and therefore all case studies are welcome, without chronological limits.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Dominion of the Sacred

    Image, Cartography, Knowledge of the City after the Council of Trent ("In_bo" vol. 12, no. 16)

    Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Italian political geography was polarized by a number of cities of different sizes and traditions: Rome and Florence, Milan and Naples, Genoa and Venice, Turin and Modena, either ancient republics or new dynastic capitals, satellites of the great European monarchies or small Signorias. The conjunction — less frequently the conflict — between the mandates of the Council of Trent and the interests of the ruling élites of those cities set the foundation for novel forms of social, cultural and spiritual control, fostering new urban structures and policies, deeply conditioned by the presence and government of the sacred.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Venice, a Mediterranean regional power

    Economic, maritime and political perspectives, 1669-1797

    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. Through the analysis of economic and commercial exchanges, naval activities and diplomatic/military relations of the Serenissima in the Mediterranean, we aim to discuss the dynamics of transformation and adjustment of the Republic’s new status as a regional power faced with the challenges of an Inner Sea crossed and populated by more powerful and richer competitors.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The legacy of the arts: ideas and representations

    The transmission of knowledge through tradition, orality and Academia

    The second edition of the conference on doctoral studies in art and musicology aims to focus on research on the transmission of knowledge through the arts as a means and source of knowledge in the art world. The images and musical documents that have been preserved from ancient times to the present day - throughout the world - have made it possible to understand aspects of the social, cultural and religious life of many civilizations and also to be the same reflection of these. In this way, Art and Music, as resources, have been one of the key elements to be able to understand a culture since it has been the mechanism through which humans have been able to capture and transmit ideas and knowledge.

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  • Coimbra

    Seminar - Europe

    Universidades. Redes e Identidades

    Este seminário é composto por quatro sessões em cada ano académico e pretende ser um espaço de discussão e problematização sobre as Universidades numa perspetiva glocal. Está aberto à discussão das interconexões entre as várias instituições de ensino na Europa; ao seu papel na construção das identidades e na reflexão em torno do(s) outro(s); à importância que assumiram enquanto focos emergentes e difusores de correntes culturais e movimentos intelectuais no mundo europeu e extra-europeu.

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