• Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Writing a Decentred and Entangled History of Cinema-Going

    Epistemological and Methodological Issues

    The aim of this conference is to shift the focus of the study of cinema, which is largely centred on Western Europe and the United States. It will bring to a close the 'Faire communauté(s) face à l'écran' research project (Université Paris Lumières, École universitaire de recherche ArTeC), which for three years has been examining the identities of cinema audiences and intermediaries involved in the exploitation and distribution of cinematographic entertainment in the twentieth century from a transnational and comparative perspective.


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  • Budapest

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Postdoctoral Position - Project “The Aggressor”

    Self-Perception And External Perception Of An Actor Between Nations

    We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position within the project “The Aggressor.” This three-year international interdisciplinary project investigates the identity-forming construction of national images of the enemy, which are shaped by aggressors from neighbouring countries throughout Europe.

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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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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - America

    Power struggles in popular music

    International Congress French Association of American Studies “Power and empowerment”

    For the last fifty years, scholars have routinely analyzed popular music as a site of resistance against the dominant social, political, and economic structures. Typically, the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) founded in 1964 by Stuart Hall and Richard Hoggart explored, on the basis of the subcultural theory developed in the 1920s at the University of Chicago, the appropriation and transformation by working-class and middle-class youth of the commercial products thrown at them by the culture industry, claiming that “popular music is an integral node in the lifeworlds, collective identification, and resistance practices of young people” (Taylor 4). They also examined the “semiological guerilla warfare” (Eco) that resulted when, in turn, the cultural industries appropriated and commodified the sounds and practices released by subcultural youth and converted them into “an exceptionally profitable commodity” (Drake 3).

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Microscopic Life in 20th and 21st Century Performance

    This symposium will ask how 20th and 21st century performance has engaged with invisible microscopic life. We define performance as a broad spectrum of artistic work that includes living exhibits and installations, as well as the staging of dramatic or post-dramatic work. Building on recent conceptualizations of microperformativity (Hauser & Strecker, 2020), this symposium will focus specifically on artworks that involve forms of microscopic life, such as microbes and microbiomes, or living microscopic processes, such as DNA transcription, as actors and collaborators. We ask how these actors affect agency, which shifts away from the human actor towards multi-species and multi-scalar collectives; temporality, which extends over new timescales and requires new forms of stage management and curatorial work; and relationality, where artworks involving microscopic living entities raise new ethical and biopolitical issues.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Study days - Economics

    Accountability in Islamic Economy: Transforming Religiosity and Religious Experience in Muslim Societies

    This international workshop will discuss the current situation of the halal economy from the perspective of the concept of ‘accountability’. With the development of Islamic finance and the halal industry in various societies in the Islamic world, Islamic economy has become focal point of discussion in the contemporary global economy.

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  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - America

    Dialectological Intersections

    Dialectology, History and Language Contact in the Americas and elsewhere

    This monographic issue of Forma y Funcion Journal intends, from an interdisciplinary perspective, to complete and complement the dialectological research with inquiries carried out in Spanish-speaking countries, especially in the Americas, a territory that concentrates the largest number of speakers and varieties of Spanish in the world.


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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - History

    Communist Perspectives on Atheism in the 20th Century

    In recent years, scholars in historical and secular studies have become increasingly interested in communist attitudes towards religion, communist regimes’ efforts to uproot religion, and interactions between Marxists and Christians. This conference will explore transnational communist perspectives on atheism in the twentieth century and Marxist-inspired attempts to explain and influence the evolution of atheism. Building on work on “scientific atheism”, “atheist establishments” and “thought collectives”, the conference explores differences and commonalities within the Soviet bloc – within which scholarly debates on atheism took place in what might be called a limited international scientific community.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Thought

    Violence and Conflict in Hegel’s Philosophy

    Special Edition of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence

    Guest-edited by Tomáš Korda, this special issue of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence will be devoted to reappraisals as well as critical perspectives on Hegel’s thoughts on violence and conflict.

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Sex (Mis)Education in the English-Speaking World

    Historical, Literary and Socio-political Perspectives

    This call for papers seeks contributions that will engage with the competing forms of formal and informal sex education as they pertain to the English-speaking world with a special focus on English speaking societies from the Indian ocean. Our aim is to propose varied, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the broad question of sex education, welcoming papers from historians, linguists, literary critics, sociologists, specialists in gender studies and others. Keeping in mind Foucault’s notion that sex is both hyper visible and taboo, we aim at providing in-depth discussions which will help better understand both formal and informal sex education taking into account the fact that sex education is fraught with cultural tensions and political feuds.

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  • Conference, symposium - Modern

    Safeguarding the health and safety of children in agriculture

    Webinar 2023

    Worldwide, agriculture is among the most dangerous industries and one of the few that consistently involves children. Whether children are working or merly present in the farm worksite, they are exposed to a wide array of agricultural-related hazards which results in these children experiencing high rates of injuries and fatalities compared to children in the general population. Understanding and addressing children health and safety issues in agriculture is important from a public health and child advocacy perspective. Safeguarding children in agriculture also connects back to the social and economic sustainability of farm labor systems.This webinar invites to shed light on the health and safety of children in agriculture in Northern and Southern countries with an emphasis on family farm systems and to support the development of a network of scholars and practitioners working on these topics.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Social Scientist Approaches To Catholicism in Africa

    There is abundance of literature on African Catholicism but it is unvenly distributed across disciplines in humanity and social sciences. Theology takes the lion's share followed by historical sciences. Overall, Catholicism in Africa has been neglected in the social sciences first in favour of African Independant Churches and, more recently, of Pentecostalism. This volume is interested in contributions which take a social scientist approach (based on empirical data) to any aspect of African Catholicism. 

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Modern

    The future of science: scientific archives and new research

    The testimonial value of scientific archives cannot be denied: archives help historians and particularly historians of science retrace science’s history, its place in society, past and future. But what other direct value could be assigned to old scientific archives? Could scientific archives be used for producing new scientific results, either in their discipline or in another? Could they be used for informing new artistic or societal work or bring about technological innovations ? This conference aims to consider examples of reuses of scientific material for producing new results. 

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  • Study days - Europe

    Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship

    Through the practice of editing culturally and historically relevant documents, textual scholars are regularly faced with legal restrictions to their scholarly endeavours – including both copyright and non-copyright restrictions such as the privacy and moral rights of authors. In practice, these added difficulties and legal uncertainties cause funding agencies, libraries, and archives to prioritise the digitisation and publication of less legally problematic materials – which threatens to cause a bias in our output as a research field. In an effort to move forward as a research community, the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) is organising an online symposium on Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship to address these obstacles, and reflect on the legal restrictions that may affect textual scholarship in the analog and digital paradigms.

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  • Vienna

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Cities in Transition

    A review of historical discourses, planning decisions and conservation strategies

    This interdisciplinary conference organised by the Chair of Heritage Conservation (TU Wien) in cooperation with University of Bamberg, Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT) and the research network UrbanMetaMapping asks: Which phenomena in society, planning and heritage conservation accompanied historical transformation processes of cities and, above all, (how) did they interact? What insights can be drawn from the observation of historical processes and what can be derived from them for current developments?

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  • Boston

    Conference, symposium - Africa

    From Biopolitics to Ecoaesthetics

    Legacies of Encroachment(s) in French and Francophone literatures, arts, and medias

    The reality of globalization, and its inherent movements and interactions of bodies, challenges the radical frame and geographies of the aforementioned concepts. The inevitability of the relation, in its materialisations as contact, conflict, and integration, highlights the thin lines between acknowledging, understanding, and trespassing boundaries in human relations to each other and to the systems that govern their lives. The idea of encroachment in thinking of the experiences of boundaries in human relations captures the inevitable obsession for trespassing. Regardless of its motivation, trespassing has an impact on the body that is transformative. Therefore, the effects of encroachment pervade the body in its relation to itself and its environment(s). In thinking about legacies of encroachments in French and Francophone literatures, we think of the legacies of this concept in literary practices, in thematic choices across geographies, and its transmedial expressions within and beyond the literary canon(s).

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  • Washington

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery

    2024–2025 Fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications to its premier fellowship program, the oldest and largest in the world for the study of American art. Scholars from any discipline who are researching topics that engage the art, craft, and visual culture of the United States are encouraged to apply, as are those who foreground new perspectives, materials, and methodologies. SAAM is devoted to advancing inclusive excellence in the discipline of art history and in higher education more broadly, and therefore encourages candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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  • Basel

    Summer School - Asia

    States and Statelessness in the Post-Ottoman Middle East

    Special Workshop with Prof. Dr. Laura Robson (Penn State University)

    The Annual MUBIT (Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehung in islamischen Traditionen) Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies is a two-day workshop in Basel, Switzerland, designed for international doctoral students conducting research on the Near and Middle East. The workshop consists of a two-day, intensive program in which select students work closely with invited experts. Successful completion of the workshop entitles students to 3 ECTS credits. This year, we are thrilled to host Prof. Dr. Laura Robson of Penn State University, USA, to lead our 11th annual workshop on the topic of “States and Statelessness in the Post-Ottoman Middle East.” The 2023 workshop will be held in person between 20 October (12 :00 pm) and 21 October (13 :00 pm) at the University of Basel. 

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Rethinking the study abroad movement and its impact on modern China (1850-1950s)

    This international workshop aims to revisit the foundational intellectual migration that drove thousands of Chinese to study abroad from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, from a long-term and comparative perspective. The participants will reassess its impact on modern China and their host countries in the light of new sources ad methodologies. 

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Study days - Asia

    Beyond Digital Humanities

    How computational methods are reshaping scholarly research

    In the last decade the Digital Humanities (DH) movement has swept the academic landscape in the United States, Europe and China, DH has become a new mantra. However, we argue that the real transformative power transcends the broad DH label, rooted in the depth and specificity of computational methodologies. By critically examining examples drawn from disciplines like history, literature, and sociology, we highlight how computational methods offer both macroscopic and microscopic insights, reshaping the very essence of research.

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