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  • Le Lamentin

    Call for papers - Representation

    Resonance: The Creative Thrust of “Deep Zouk”

    Si le premier colloque international sur le Zouk, en 2019, a traité des trajectoires, des imaginaires et perspectives suivant le concept lacanien d’« hainamoration », ce deuxième colloque s’articule autour du concept chamoisélien de « résonance » pour tenter d'expliciter le processus de création de la musique zouk depuis ses fonts baptismaux. Qu'est-ce qui conditionne l’imaginaire créatif de nos démiurges du zouk et leur permet d’appréhender le monde ? Ce questionnement se justifie par le fait que beaucoup de musiciens et artistes-chanteurs-interprètes de nos régions, s’ils suivent des formations musicales conventionnelles, il n’en demeure pas moins que pour créer dans la Caraïbe, leurs lignes créatrices s'ancrent authentiquement dans le principe de la « résonance » (conte-danse-rythme), les sources vives des énergies cosmiques, de la vibration du tambour. Ce colloque permettra d’entrer dans les arcanes de la création, de pister et de suivre la trace de certains artistes rompus à l’exercice pour tenter de définir des traits définitoires de ce processus de création du « Deep zouk ».

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Representation

    What Matters in Contemporary Anglophone Cultures

    “What Matters” is an invitation to rethink the weight of habits, established structures and validated categories. Arguing that someone/something counts goes against economic/budgetary/financial accounting, which is typically the work of a dominant power that keeps precise accounts, compiling or capitalising, trying to contain or control. What matters” is an invitation to give an account of what does not seem to count, what is unthought of or invisible. What matters” is a response to what is challenging research, and a direct appeal to its agency to redefine the common space and what would be a (co-)habitable world. It invites us to grasp how research can make people act and react, and provoke awakening. We are looking for papers in linguistic, literary, dramatic, historical, sociological, political, film and serial studies and, more broadly, cultural studies.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Backlash politics and sustainable development in Latin America

    Special issue of the “Revue internationale des études du développement”

    This special issue of the Revue internationale des études du développement  aims to bring together articles dealing with the politics of backlash in sustainable development in Latin America. The terms “backlash” and “backlash politics” are essential elements of the contemporary political landscape. They can be used in various contexts to refer to conservative mobilization, to movements in favor of local autonomy, to radical right populism, etc. We seek to stimulate in-depth reflection on conservative mobilization and the varied responses it has elicited in Latin America, across different political areas and at different scales. We call for innovative contributions and invite authors to focus on three lines of inquiry centered on ideas, institutions, and interests: 1/ Conservative agendas: reconfigurations and contestations of SD discourses and frameworks; 2/ Institutionalizing the backlash: changes in norms and politics; 3/ The strategies and interests of backlash actors.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Secularization of religious assets in Enlightenment Europe: urban development, architecture, and art works

    The suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773 marks the last step of the Order’s progressive dissolution initiated fifteen years earlier, in Europe and in its colonies. This act of suppression was the culmination of a broader secularisation movement concerning religious congregations across Europe, from the 1760s to the French Revolution. Whether driven by reformatory or by economic interests, all acts of suppression and secularisation had the same consequences: a large number of movable assets and real property, estates and art works were either reallocated to other religious congregations or put on sale, when not confiscated altogether. Several studies have already investigated the dispersal of abolished congregations’ assets in different parts of Enlightened Europe, but a broader overview is yet to be drawn. 

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  • Call for papers - America

    Religions, Individuals, and Communities in the Americas

    Revue interdisciplinaire de travaux sur les Amériques (RITA) n°18

    As recurring objects of analysis running the whole gamut of humanities and social sciences, the ties between religions, communities, and the individuals within them have constantly been used to gauge tensions within social structures. All the more so on the American continent, where the destructive spiral of colonization set off waves of migration, and the pluralism within the communities and religions from the Northwest Territories to Tierra del Fuego delineates both their differences and similarities. Is there such a thing as specifically American structures when it comes to religions and communities? That is one of the questions posed by the present 18th issue of RITA.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Lapidariums. Precious sources for the history of a monument and its sculpted decoration

    "In Situ" Journal n°53 – 2025

    The French term ‘dépôt lapidaire’, a lapidary depot, rendered here as a lapidarium, is understood to mean collections of archaeological or architectural fragments and pieces of sculpture, assembled so as to maintain an organic link with the monument or the site they come from. The time seems to be ripe, then, as the topic as a whole takes on numerous forms, to draw up a general, if provisional analysis of the situation. It seems useful to think about how best to share information coming from different sectors (historic monuments, archaeology, museums and parks and gardens). New lines of action can perhaps be sketched out for a new phase for these very special cultural properties, located at the frontiers between the movable and immovable heritage.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Nationalisms, Populisms, and Catholicism in Europe and Latin America During the Ponti cate of Pius XII (1939-1958)

    En el ambito del Proyecto de investigación CATO-POPULISMOS – Nationalisms and Populisms in the Pius XII Pontificate: Cultural Circulations, Religious Perceptions and Devotional Practices across Europe and Latin America (1939-58)  se promueve la Call for Papers «Nacionalismos, Populismos y Catolicismo entre Europa y América Latina durante el Pontificado de Pío XII (1939-1958)».

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  • Neuchâtel

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    PhD position in sociology within research project «Democratizing the Economy through Consumers”

    University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    As part of the SNSF funded project « Democratizing the Economy through Consumers: Consumer-Owned Food Retailers and their Potentials for Fostering Economic Democracy », the Institute of sociology at the University Neuchâtel is looking for a SNSF doctoral student in sociology (80-100%).


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  • Fes

    Call for papers - Geography

    Nights in the South

    First interdisciplinary approach to World Nights September

    The interdisciplinary colloquium on “Nights of the South” will provide an opportunity for researchers from different disciplines, artists, association leaders, practitioners and elected officials from many countries to take stock of this work on and in the Global South. The aim will be to better understand the evolution of urban and rural nightlife and the ways of living and inhabiting nights at different scales according to cultures, countries, territories, cities; to identify evolutions, tensions, inequalities of access, but also strategies for the development or protection of nights carried out by different actors; and to reflect upon the preferred forms of governance of the night.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Thought

    Universalism and Particularism in European Contemporary History (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

    The Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and  Social Sciences (Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe, KFG) ‘Universalism and Particularism in European Contemporary History’ at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is seeking to appoint three Junior Fellowships (Postdocs) for the summer term 2025 (April-September). The KFG ‘Universalism and Particularism’ investigates universalist and particularist models of order in European contemporary history from the 1970s to the present. The KFG research program focuses on economic, religious/secular and human rights regimes.

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  • Strasbourg

    Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    From tubers to rice, from barley to wheat. Cultural and Food Transitions

    Séminaire d’anthropologie diachronique

    Le thème « Des tubercules au riz, de l’orge au blé... Transitions culturales et alimentaires », est abordé dans une double approche ethnologique/anthropologique et archéologique et dans une dimension diachronique et comparative, c’est-à-dire à la fois spatiale et temporelle. À partir d’exemples ethnographiques, historiques et archéologiques, on tentera de cerner contextes et raisons du changement cultural survenu dans des aires culturelles et/ou historiques marquées jadis par la chasse-collecte ou l’horticulture délaissées au profit de l’agriculture et de l’élevage et surtout, dans des régions et sociétés longtemps caractérisées par la mise en culture et la consommation d’un tubercule ou d’une céréale particulière dominante, les raisons de l’abandon de celui-ci ou de celle-ci au profit d’une plante importée.

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  • Rabat

    Call for papers - Africa

    Cultural and Creative Industries in Africa and the Arab World

    The main objective of this first edition of the International Conference on Cultural Engineering and Heritage Development is to approach the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in African and Arab contexts and their evolution in the era of postmodernism; era that is characterized by focus on knowledge, intangibility and digitalization. While the core of CCIs remains in works of art, artistic expressions, cultural heritage, and traditional know-how, the production and reproduction models of art and culture have continued to reinvent themselves, as is the case with those of creation. Thus, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the main themes of this conference focus on the complexity of CCIs in Africa and the Arab world, their specificities, and the issues their development generates.

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  • Clermont-Ferrand

    Call for papers - Europe

    Displaced, Exiled

    Thinking and Making Europe through the Experience of Exile and Displacement (20th–21st centuries)

    The conference will explore the role of displaced and exiled populations in the construction of Europe, whether they came from European countries or other regions of the world. Taking a resolutely multi-disciplinary approach, the conference will especially focus on the period that began with the Spanish Civil War and the outbreak of the Second World War, although it will not exclude looking at earlier periods. The central question will be to examine how these actors conceived of and made Europe – how they contributed to its construction, or on the contrary to its failure. We will explore how these populations experienced European conflicts, violence, and control mechanisms, in other words the resources, uses, representations, and statements that have shaped this Europe on the move.

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  • Berlin

    Study days - Language

    Literatur and Psychiatrie revisited, 1920–1970

    Momente gegenseitiger Beobachtung | Moments d'observation mutuelle

    Le colloque se consacrera à la relation entre littérature et psychiatrie après « l’âge d’or de l’aliénisme » ( Castel 1977) en examinant des moments d’observation et de description mutuelles qui se déroulent entre l’apparition des avant-gardes et l’apogée de l’antipsychiatrie européenne. Faudra-t-il adapter les catégories d’analyse littéraire et d’histoire des savoirs qui ont fait leurs preuves dans l’étude du XIXe siècle lorsqu’il s’agit d’explorer les relations entre l’écriture littéraire et le savoir psychopathologique dans le contexte des bouleversements poétologiques et épistémologiques survenus depuis l’entre-deux-guerres ?

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Modern

    Italians in the Middle East and North Africa (1861-1950): between migration and the construction of an Italian identity

    This symposium proposes to discuss the construction and the recognition of an Italian national identity within the Italian colonies established in the countries of the MENA region. At the same time, t will analyze the reception and definition of Italianness by local societies in a 19th-century colonial context.

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  • La Rochelle

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Transpacific Studies

    Colloque international

    The international colloquium to be held on November 4 and 5, 2024 at La Rochelle University aims to develop a field of transpacific studies, focusing on cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental dynamics within the Pacific Rim. It will examine migrations and cultural transformations, Orientalism, and Otherness, challenges faced by indigenous populations, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Oceania and Latin America, Sino-American relations and anthropogenic pressures threatening the sustainability of marine ecosystems

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  • Angers

    Call for papers - Modern

    Polarisation of British and American societies

    Causes, consequences, perspectives

    The growing polarisation within American and British societies raises profound questions about the mechanisms by which public opinion is influenced and the political and social transformations that ensue. This polarisation expresses itself at several levels, notably between different age groups, between levels of education, and between urban and rural areas. We assume here that the apparent polarisation of US and UK societies has increased in recent years, not least due to the rise to power and tenure of Donald J. Trump in the US and the vote in favour of Brexit in the UK. The aim will be to understand how these two events have acted as catalysts reinforcing divisions already present and creating new forms of divisions.

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  • Batna City

    Seminar - Africa

    The City and Housing

    The Problem of Urban Extensions & Informal Housing

    Studies on informal housing are often fragmented, limiting the overall understanding of the issue. Beyond housing precariousness, informal housing encompasses a complexity of aspects influenced by various economic, social, and political factors, with a perspective often focused on Southern countries. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to fully grasp these dynamics and formulate inclusive urban policies adapted to all societies.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    What counting means in an imperial and colonial situation

    This conference intends to open in new ways the file of accounting and statistical approaches produced in imperial and colonial context (thematic maps, surveys, statistical series etc.) to extract all the information that they are likely to provide on societies and situations that they are supposed to illuminate. Taking into account the numerous historiographical findings, the critiques of the different numerical elements used, their racialist and normative aims, it is as much a question of being interested in the conditions of their production, whether they are visible (investigators) or invisible (interpreters , village elites), than to analyze the reactions to their production, their distribution or to specify the expectations of the sponsors and the uses to which they give rise. The conference intends to encourage the crossing of the scales mobilized by the different supports of these accounting elements, starting from individuals and up to the relations between administrations or colonial companies and the Metropolis.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Africa

    Yavarhoussen Fellowship

    The Yavarhoussen Fund and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) are launching the call for the fourth edition of the Yavarhoussen Fellowship in 2024 in order to encourage and consolidate academic research on the history of art in Madagascar from the 19th to the 21st centuries. This research subject is still too incomplete to be widely shared.

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