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  • Seminar - Thought

    Enygma of Symbol

    Philosophical Itineraries

    Our event will interrogate the concept of symbol, starting from the thought of Paul Ricoeur and in dialogue with other contemporary thinkers. This concept will be interpreted from different perspectives: aesthetics, philosophy of science, bioethics, psychology and phenomenology, philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

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  • Venice

    Summer School - Early modern

    Les pierres de Venise

    XXVe séminaire d’histoire de l’art Vénitien (2022)

    Née modestement de la rencontre du sable et de l’eau, Venise a crû, en un miracle, jusqu’à devenir au fil du temps « le plus prodigieux événement urbanistique existant sur terre » (Le Corbusier). Cet essaim d’édifices posés en îlots compose aussi un mirage de pierre tant la cité de bâtisseurs s’est heurtée à l’éloignement de toute bonne carrière de pierre, obligeant à recourir à la pierre plutôt en parement sur des structures de briques, et à se tourner naturellement vers le remploi de pierres d’anciens monuments. Étudier les Pierres de Venise (1851), c’est donc revenir sur l’histoire d’un défi constructif et architectural, depuis la quête et l’acheminement des matériaux, des ruines d’Altino aux carrières d’Istrie, et l’organisation des métiers lapidaires (tagiapiera, scultori, terrazzieri), jusqu’à la réalisation des façades, ponts, puits, margelles, escaliers…

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Architectural Design Competitions in Europe from the 15th to 21st centuries –an Overview

    While not entirely ignored, the question of architectural design competitions seems to have been largely underestimated by contemporary historiography, although these competitions have marked the history of western architecture since, basically, the famous competition of 1418 in view of the construction of the cupola of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence – this is only to mention the modern era.

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  • Vaulx-en-Velin

    Study days - Urban studies

    Dans les pas de Lina Bo Bardi

    Leçons pour penser et concevoir un monde plus habitable

    Ces journées d’étude organisées par l’École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Lyon ont une double ambition : offrir un nouvel éclairage sur les apports théoriques de cette figure féminine majeure de l’architecture du XXe siècle ; explorer les résonances de son œuvre éditoriale, dessinée et construite avec des préoccupations contemporaines qui touchent au rapport au paysage et au vivant, à l’habitabilité du monde, et au retour à une pratique de l’architecture plus proche des savoirs artisanaux.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    The environment of history

    Diacronie. Rivista di Storia Contemporanea

    The environment of history is a space in the journal “Diacronie. Rivista di Storia Contemporanea” intended to reflect in a historical perspective on one of the most characterizing themes of recent years, the environmental issue. In this space we wish to host contributions that approach environmental history from a wide spectrum of interpretations. We welcome approaches based on its most classical meaning, as a historical discipline that investigates the relationship between humans and the environment and combines different disciplinary fields, and approaches that foreground new themes, scales of analysis and methodologies.

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  • Pavia

    Call for papers - History

    By What Authority? The Historical narration as a (de)legitimizing instrument

    By what authority? The historical narration as a (de)legitimizing instrument is a Student Conference for graduate students and Ph.D. students who have worked and work on thesis and research projects in the fields of Archeology, Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History. The Student Conference aims to encourage dialogue between students and doctoral students from different backgrounds within an inspiring and stimulating context in which to discuss their ongoing or concluded research.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Thinking the Anthropocene debate with Merleau-Ponty

    Chiasmi International 24, thematic section on “Thinking the Anthropocene debate with Merleau-Ponty,” will investigate the possible convergences and divergences between Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s thinking and the notion of Anthropocene as well as the contributions that the work of the French thinker can offer the latter, in view of its possible enrichment and its further problematization.

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  • Quito | Mexico City

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Climate change and digital sound and audiovisual preservation

    IV International Congress of Digital Archives

    El cambio climático es el proceso que pone en riesgo la vida, la salud y el desarrollo de las naciones. De acuerdo con la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, en muchos países las temperaturas han presentado niveles máximos sin precedentes, los niveles de gases de efecto invernadero están aumentando, el nivel del mar está subiendo y los desastres naturales se agravan. Las soluciones encaminadas a crear economías verdes y sustentables van acompañadas de cambios en diferentes aspectos de la actividad humana. La investigación científica ocupa un espacio relevante y necesario para formular aportaciones que minimicen el impacto del cambio climático en la sociedad. Uno de los ámbitos poco estudiados, con incidencia en el cambio climático, es el relativo a los archivos digitales sonoros y audiovisuales. No obstante que la preservación digital de archivos sonoros y audiovisuales genera de forma constante basura tecnológica y requiere del uso continuo de energía.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Assist and Unify? Nation Building and Welfare in the Upper Adriatic and Eastern Baltic Sea Region in the 20th Century

    Monographic issue of «Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea»

    Questioning the primacy of the nation-state, a special issue of Qualestoria to be published in December 2022 aims to analyze how different welfare practices have represented a tool of nation-building in territories contested by various national groups or states. To what extent have different political contexts affected the use of welfare for nation-building purposes? What role have welfare practices played in strengthening the position of the titular nation or in attempting to integrate/assimilate minorities? What outcomes have “bottom-up” initiatives propelled? The special issue will try answer these questions with a focus on the eastern Baltic Sea region and the Upper Adriatic. Contributions related to other east central European areas will also be considered.

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  • Milan | Mantova

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    History, architecture and heritage: building the architectural identity. Milan, Europe (1796-1848)

    Ce colloque international propose une réflexion collective et transdisciplinaire sur les multiples significations du concept de patrimoine architectural, artistique et culturel dans la période comprise entre la fin du XVIIIe et la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Le champ géographique d’investigation s’ouvre aux principales villes italiennes et européennes qui ont été touchées par le phénomène de redécouverte mais aussi de réutilisation - parfois abusive - de leur patrimoine architectural et culturel au cours de cette période. Le colloque propose ainsi de réfléchir sur le concept de « patrimoine » entre 1796 et 1848 en Europe, son évolution et ses interprétations en rapport avec l’histoire de l'architecture et de la ville.

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  • Mendrisio

    Call for papers - Representation

    Tradition, Persistence, and Innovation in Artistic Craftsmanship and in Building and Architectural Production between the Napoleonic Era and the Restoration

    Milan in a European Context

    With Milan proclaimed first the capital of the Cisalpine Republic in 1797 (from 1802, Italian Republic) and then in 1805 the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, the city was challenged to reconsider and rebuild its image and its urban spaces in order to adapt them to its new role. Part of a network of capitals responding to a single central power, both political and cultural, Milan experienced a period that featured significant incentives for public and private architectural building works and for the transformation of urban spaces. These conditions make the Lombard capital a privileged context in which to investigate the multiple forms of organization of artisanal and artistic work, as well as the circulation of people and materials. The seminar aims to reflect on the dialectic between the new status quo and the centuries-old stratified traditions inherent to the Milanese territory, also taking into consideration the Restoration period, when, in the new political-administrative structure of the Lombard-Veneto Kingdom, Milan, while remaining the capital, found itself in a new context that established a variety of artistic geographies.

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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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  • 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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  • Saint-Denis

    Conference, symposium - History

    The question of the emancipation of women in Italy (1815-1930)

    Le colloque sera centré sur les discours produits au XIXe siècle et au début du XXe siècle sur l’émancipation des femmes en Italie dans toute leur variété et leur complexité, y compris les discours opposés à l’indépendance féminine. On prêtera une attention précise aux multiples déclinaisons du féminisme en Italie (les revendications des écrivaines, des « émancipationnistes »-emancipatrici, ainsi que des défenseurs des droits des femmes) au-delà de la tendance hagiographique qui a consisté à présenter des biographies élogieuses et idéalisées des femmes d’action du Risorgimento, ainsi que des interprétations historiographiques qui ont souvent réduit les positions féministes aux revendications suffragistes. Les récentes recherches en histoire culturelle, qui ont considérablement élargi l’approche de l’histoire des femmes au cours de la période de la construction de la nation italienne, seront ici mobilisées pour faire émerger des lectures originales et présenter des pensées méconnues.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Childhood(s) in Latin America: diversities in tension

    Thematic Dossier vol. XIII, n. 2, 2021

    The focus of the dossier is on the processes and social spaces for the construction and implementation of ideas about childhood, as well as the debates and tensions around them: education (formal, non-formal or informal) the family and parenting networks (nurture and care), the dynamics of gender construction and the collective sense of belonging (ethnicities and intercultural relations), labour aspects (rural and urban marginality and the issue of child labour) and areas of cultural production of each social group (the imaginaries, games, literature, sports and children entertainment).

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - Modern

    1981-2021, Historical Gardens

    Experiences, research, prospects, 40 years after the Florence Charters

    Cette manifestation a pour objectif de réunir des spécialistes issus de différents horizons disciplinaires et professionnels autour des enjeux contemporains de la restauration et de la gestion des jardins historiques. Elle abordera également les questions de la formation, de la recherche et de la valorisation.

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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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  • Nancy

    Call for papers - Europe

    "Pisana" journal, the international promotion of syntheses and analysis of Ippolito Nievo - Varia

    Cet appel à contributions pour la revue Pisana (université de Lorraine, Nancy) porte sur la biographie et l'œuvre de l'écrivain Ippolito Nievo et sur le contexte historique qu'il a connu.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Modern

    Trade unions, conflictand direct action in the Americas and in Europe

    From the end of the 19th century to the 1980s

    Le syndicalisme peut se définir, sur un plan général, comme un outil collectif de défense des intérêts matériels et moraux d'un groupe de salarié·e·s, organisé·e·s par métier ou par branche d'activité ou, de manière croissante au cours du XXe siècle, sur une base intercatégorielle. Très tôt, dès la fin du XIXe, et indépendamment des régimes politiques au sein desquels il évolue, les militant·e·s syndicaux·le·s se posent la question des modalités d'action collective et de défense des intérêts moraux et matériels du mouvement ouvrier, entendu au sens large du terme. L'action du Premier mai 1886 à Chicago et le massacre de Haymarket Square, qui lui succède, le 4 mai, sont, en ce sens, des moments fondateurs de la période à laquelle le colloque sera consacré.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Science and madness, extravagance, exception

    Alchemists, magicians, outlaw scientists in italian culture

    This volume aims at exploring the ways of science as excess and madness (see Zangrandi 2011, 2017; Garlaschelli and Carrer 2017) or, in less tragic forms, as an opportunity to explore new paths of knowledge. Another goal is to shed light on the character’s evolution, tracing the roots of a literary and cultural trope that, since the 20th century, takes on multiple configurations and plays manifold functions. Looking back to the past, this theme can be traced in the Romanticism’s rejection of the exact science and in the particular declination proposed by Leopardi in his Operette morali, or even in the disquieting image of the alchemist of the Renaissance, whose superior knowledge of natural phenomena turns into the extreme and a punishable hybris.

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