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  • Strasbourg

    Call for papers - Economics

    Boisguilbert en son temps. Morale, économie et politique

    Ce colloque a vocation à mettre à nouveau la lumière sur celui qui a été considéré par Marx comme le précurseur de l’économie politique française et à questionner l’apparent consensus relatif à ses écrits. Il s’agira aussi d’envisager d’autres voies d’interprétation de sa pensée et d’adopter une perspective pluridisciplinaire mêlant histoire de la pensée économique, analyse littéraire, philosophie, théologie et politique.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    The intimate and the public

    The face in 18th and 19th century public sculpture in France and in the German sphere

    This study day devoted to sculpture will focus on one element in particular: the face. As an essential part of the sculpted figure, the face has the dual role of enabling identification and expression. This dual role became more apparent in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the rise of portraiture, as well as the interest in the inner self and more broadly, the intimate. The aim of this exhibition is to draw a parallel between two contradictory concepts : the intimate and the public. As sculpture is the art par excellence of the public space, the aim is to confront the face, which is intimate, with the imperatives of public sculpture. The aim of this study day is to examine the representation of the face in Franco-German public sculpture in the 18th and 19th centuries, analysing its theories, practices, techniques, possible typologies and the way it is perceived by the viewer.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Pertes navales au combat

    Expériences, gestion et adaptations (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles)

    This conference examines the history of naval war losses from eighteenth through the twenty first centuries, forming the second conference of the Naval War Losses group with the parnership of French Navy Center for Strategic Studies. "Loss" here is broadly defined, but focuses primarly on the loss of human lives, forming its own unit of analysis to understand experiences and administration of, as well as adaptation in, naval warfare. This conference encourages analysis of losses in all forms of naval combat, wether at sea, underwater or above water via naval aviation, in cyberspace or beyond, as well as in amphibious campaign. It also encourages consideration of the role of medecine in preventing or mediating naval losses, alongside consideration of broader socio-technologies that shape the rates., recording, and reporting of naval losses. 

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Aux îles !

    Territoires, sociétés, savoirs et perceptions des espaces insulaires au XVIIIe siècle

    Ce dossier thématique de la revue Dix-huitième siècle entend rassembler les contributions de collègues français et étrangers issus de différentes disciplines et travaillant sur des espaces insulaires à proprement parler, ainsi que sur des thématiques connexes liées au fait maritime et aux sociétés littorales.

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  • Nantes

    Conference, symposium - History

    L’Europe à l’écoute de ses ailleurs

    Les apports extra-européens à la construction des classiques littéraires

    Les approches idéologiques de l’histoire littéraire, qu’elles soient identitaires-patrimoniales ou au contraire décoloniales, tendent à présupposer que le canon littéraire européen s’est élaboré indépendamment de toute relation avec des aires culturelles non-européennes. Il n’en est rien. De l’influence des contes arabes à la Renaissance jusqu’à l’« Europe chinoise » des Lumières, en passant par la découverte de la littérature persane au XVIIe siècle, les contributions de ce colloque renversent la perspective : la littérature de l’Europe dite « classique » s’est nourrie de circulations, de médiations et de rencontres avec des œuvres inspiratrices venues d’ailleurs, et de contextes culturels souvent lointains.

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  • Charenton-le-Pont | Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    A beautiful painting ? Aesthetic canon(s) and pictorial production within the Spanish Crown territories (16th-19th centuries)

    Ces journées d’études sont consacrées à la question du beau dans la peinture produite dans les territoires de la Couronne d’Espagne (Espagne actuelle, mais également Sicile, Naples, Milan, Pays-Bas du Sud, Artois, Franche-Comté, ainsi que les territoires américains et philippins) du XVIe siècle au début du XIXe siècle. Elles visent à interroger à la fois la manière dont s’est forgé un idéal dans la peinture produite dans ces territoires, souvent associée dans l’historiographie à un canon « réaliste » ou « naturaliste », avec toutes les problématiques que ces termes impliquent, et la manière dont ce canon a été perçu et reçu, voire adapté, transformé aux différentes périodes. Qu’est-ce qui était considéré comme beau dans la peinture des territoires sous domination espagnole pendant les temps modernes ? Quel était l’idéal esthétique du peintre et du spectateur ? Le Beau était-il vraiment le premier objectif des peintres ?

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Théâtre de femmes et femmes au théâtre

    Dramaturges, traductrices, actrices et critiques de théâtre en Europe du XVIIe au XIXe siècle

    Les compétences des femmes dans le domaine du théâtre, de la littérature, de la poésie, des essais, des lettres, des brochures pamphlets, des articles de journaux et de la traduction ont joué un rôle significatif dans la culture et la société du XVIIIe siècle en France, selon l’ouvrage de Christie McDonald. Ce colloque se penche sur la contribution intellectuelle des femmes, en mettant particulièrement l’accent sur le théâtre et en comparant les situations du XVIIe au XIXe siècle en Europe.

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  • Paris | Charenton-le-Pont

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Faire le fou. L’art des bouffons dans l’Europe moderne

    Playing Fools? The Art of the Jester in Modern Europe

    The jester is a paradoxical figure: a subordinate included in elite social circles. Thus, he is an outsider, albeit a remarkably proficient one. Jesters, comprising fools, dwarfs, and other “monsters” – both men and women, often with disabilities – are itinerant, travelling from one court to another or from the precursors of psychiatric hospitals to the realms of royalty. The conference aims to scrutinise the competition between artists and jesters, with the latter frequently obtaining more stable patronage than poets and painters. Our goal is to establish the status of jesters between subalternity and disability, applying the methodologies of historical anthropology, social history, and art history. 

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Ecological Grief and Mourning in the Literature and the Arts in the Anglophone World (18th – 21st c.)

    This conference proposes to explore the concept of ecological grief and the fast-growing body of theoretical work that is developing around it against the background of the ongoing sixth-mass extinction and biodiversity loss. With this conference, we also wish to think about the longer history of ecological grief from the eighteenth century onwards, including by exploring some of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution. Is nature grievable? How do we grieve for it? What is the role of writers and artists in this individual and collective process? While to some, environmental grief gives way to desolation or an irredeemable sense of melancholy, others view it as a form of resilience or even a spur to action, a source of activism in art.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Conceptualizing Corruption: The “Old Regime” and the New Order in East-Central-South Europe (1750s-1850s)

    During the age of revolutions, West European politicians, scholars, and popular writers often characterized South-East-Central Europe as a corrupt political space. Notables from the region routinely echoed these claims. Those in and outside of South-East-Central Europe mobilized commentaries on “corruption” for their own political, professional, and personal gains. They used the idea of corruption to assert, for instance, that they knew to run more honest and efficient administrations, military regimes, and commercial operations. The conference organizers welcome paper proposals that employ a (de)constructivist and/or sematic approach to study the concept corruption and its relationship to the rise of (West European) modernity. Submissions should focus on Central-South-East Europe from the 1750s to the 1850s. Applicants working on regional micro-histories that situate changing notions of “corruption” in a transnational context are especially encouraged to apply. 

     

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  • Call for papers - History

    The Child Stage Performer (18th-beginning 19th century)

    Journal “European Drama and Performance Studies”

    This issue of European Drama and Performance Studies will look at the conditions under which child stage performers operate, in the light of recent research on “working childhood”, on the social history of performers, and on stages and performances that have long been in the shadows (curiosity shows, fairground shows, cultural activities outside European capitals). The aim will be to bring together case studies and also to offer summaries on this theme, with an emphasis on analyses of the 18th century and the early 19th century.

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  • Marburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Research assistant (doctoral candidate)

    Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

    Am Institut für Neuere deutsche Literatur der Universität Marburg ist zum 01.04.2024 im Rahmen eines binationalen Forschungsprojekts zur Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (SPPRE) / Lehrdichtung und Poetik in England und Deutschland von der Renaissance bis zur Aufklärung die Stelle eines/einer Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters/Mitarbeiterin (65%, 3 Jahre) zu besetzen.

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  • Limoges

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Faire / défaire le Diable

    Fabriques et mutations d’un corps dissident (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle)

    Si l’existence théologique du diable précède largement les temps qui nous intéressent, on assiste à une « universalisation diabolique » entre les XVIe et XVIIIe siècles. Le Diable est, partout en Europe, doté de pouvoirs considérables. Les démonologues le rendent responsable de la propagation d’épidémies ; il corrompt la chair donc, mais s’empare aussi des corps pour se créer une communauté de fidèles menaçant la res publica. S’attachant à la figure du corps endiablé, cette journée d’études ne cherchera pas à parler directement ou uniquement des phénomènes de possession ou de sorcellerie, qui ont déjà fait l’objet de nombreuses publications. Elle s’intéressera surtout à la fabrication et aux usages des représentations du corps diabolisé entre le XVIsiècle et le XVIIIsiècle et aux liens existant dans cette période entre diableries et dissidences.

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  • Oxford

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Early modern

    Courtly life and letters in the Age of Marie Antoinette - Doctoral scholarship

    The University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, is offering a doctoral study scholarship from October 2024 with the theme “Courtly life and letters in the Age of Marie Antoinette”. It is aimed at students in the following disciplines: Comparative Literature, History, English, etc.

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  • Lyon

    Study days - Early modern

    Les revues scientifiques sur la littérature à l’heure de la science ouverte (XVIe-XVIIe siècle)

    À l’occasion des 20 ans de Pratiques & Formes littéraires 16-18 publiée par l’IHRIM, le revue et le pôle éditorial Prairial organisent une journée d’étude : Les revues scientifiques sur la littérature (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle) à l’heure de la science ouverte. Il s’agit d’inviter d’autres revues scientifiques au positionnement éditorial proche, spécialisées dans l’étude des littératures de l’époque moderne, pour un moment d’analyse de pratique et de réflexion collective sur les questions qui se posent à elles aujourd’hui, à l’heure de la diffusion numérique des sciences humaines et de la science ouverte.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - History

    Anatomy of a Suffering Soul: Between Healing and Disciplining

    The Formation of Psychiatry in Europe from the 18th until Early 20th Century (app. 1750–1920)

    The goal of the planned conference is a supra-regional comparison of the conditions and strategies associated with the development of psychiatry as a separate medical discipline and a specific corpus of therapeutic approaches in various European countries and regions. We want to trace this development from the enlightened beginnings of the ‘humanist discourse’ on mental disease in late 18th century until the spread of psychoanalysis but also psychiatric medication in early 20th century. Although we welcome researchers from all over Europe, we would like to focus on the so far less thoroughly researched parts of Central and Eastern Europe.

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  • Paris 06 Luxembourg

    Seminar - Law

    La modernité politique en ses textes

    Études de cas dans la France d’Ancien Régime

    Le séminaire cette année conserve sa formule d’analyse des textes. Consacré aux questions relatives à la modernité politique sous l’Ancien Régime, il traitera des dossiers en cours afin de proposer des séances de réflexion à partir de corpus de sources qui soulèvent des problèmes méthodologiques et d’interprétation.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Visual Dramaturgies (1500-1800)

    Scenography, Costumes and Movement on Early Modern Stages

    The interest of researchers in the visual – and material – aspects of Early modern theatre has increased in the last decade. In addition to the rather developed histories of scenography and dance, an increasing number of publications on the topic of costume, lighting and historical acting have appeared, including more technical studies interested in their production and re- production (see bibliography below). The conference aims to support this trend from a transdisciplinary point of view and to reunite researchers and practitioners interested in Western performing arts (music theatre, dance, drama) of the period between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century in order to share the latest research, compare practices in various periods, countries and theatrical forms, search for convergences and perhaps even debunk some misconceptions about these aspects of theatre. 

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  • La Rochelle

    Study days - History

    Communicating in wartime

    Transatlantic letters in the 18th century

    Letters has been the subject of numerous studies, but until now the influence of conflict on it has been little explored. The aim of this study day is to compare approaches to this theme, looking at both the material aspects and the specific communication strategies and changes in content in the face of this exceptional situation.Today we are fortunate enough to be able to access these intimate sources through various archives such as the Admiralty Archives at the National Archives in London. They shed new light, through intimate and personal accounts, on the adaptation of information exchanges between families and those involved in the colonial trade. The different facets of this adaptation will be explored over the course of the conference.

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - History

    Consent, Refuse, Surrender: Shadows of Conquest during the English Restoration 1660-1714

    This conference opens a conversation between literary, cultural, historical, philosophical, legal, medical, and artistic perspectives to analyse and historicise the mechanisms that structure the notions of consent, refusal and surrender, and to study their evolutions across the breadth of the period. The goal of this conference is both to analyse the specific expression of these notions during the Restoration period, and to see how they enable us to rethink it. Finally, this project is launched with the aim of establishing an interdisciplinary research group on the Restoration.

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