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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Religion in higher educational institutions in Africa and beyond

    (Re)Conversion, Power, and Authority from a comparative perspective

    Religious diversity is a feature of contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa and the outcome of many dynamic socio-historical processes. Over the past centuries, Christianity and Islam in particular, claimed a significant influence on social, political and even economic interactions across the continent. While trade, missions, migrations, and demographic growth imposed new forms of religious cohabitation, being religious and displaying it has become prevalent in many parts of the continent. This has affected the status of religiosity in private and public domains, has shaped modes of belonging, power relations, and ultimately how people interact, especially in multi-religious settings.

     

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  • Maroua

    Call for papers - Africa

    Resistance and protest in postcolonial Africa: representations in language and literature

    Exploring verbal and nonverbal expression and representation of resistance, dissent and dissidence in Postcolonial Africa

    Language and discourse are central in power mediation in any society. This concern has provoked scientific burgeoning that led to the development of a social approach to linguistics, called critical linguistics (CL), which recognized power relationships as a central theoretical issue, and discourse as well as text as its main unit of analysis. Given the complexity of globalized understandings and practices of citizenship and political engagement, there is a need to explore how Africans are participating as activists and emancipated citizens in a vibrant public sphere. This volume seeks to explore the verbal and signed acts of resistance and protest in the postcolonial context of Africa from a variety of angles and epistemological approaches.  It explores how knowledge and political/social call to action (rejecting leaders, resisting, dissenting)  is perceived, shared and used  by the individual and/or social groups in postcolonial Africa.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Perspectives on Women’s Autobiographies from Africa and the Diaspora

    This international conference aims to examine the autobiographies of women from Africa (during colonial and post-colonial periods) and the Diaspora to shed light on the meaning and significance of the various messages conveyed through those texts. Although there is an abundance of autobiographical texts by these women, many remain unknown to the general public. From that angle, the conference is positioned as a real prospect to further bring those half- veiled writings to public's attention. As such, the conference intends to bring together scholars, researchers, experts and doctoral students, in human and social sciences, as well as in languages ​​and arts, affiliated to universities, research centers, NGOs and civil societies in Africa and around the world. Their objective is to present and discuss women's autobiographical writings from Africa and the Diaspora from a multidisciplinary perpective.

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  • Helsinki

    Conference, symposium - History

    Speaking as the 'Other': Coloniality, Subalternity, and Political Articulations

    Calliope International Conference

    Speaking as the 'Other' is organised by the ERC-funded project Calliope: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire (University of Helsinki). This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.

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  • Munich

    Call for papers - History

    Colonial Baggage: Global Tourism in the Age of Empires, 1840s–1970s

    The workshop explores the dynamics of tourist travel in colonial and imperial contexts. We welcome case studies from all geographical areas, dating roughly from the onset of the age of steam until the era of decolonization. Three hitherto neglected aspects inform our agenda: the connection between tourism and imperial (infra)structures; the trans-colonial and intra-regional dimension of tourism; as well as the workers of imperial tourism.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    New Perspectives on Anti-Colonialism in the Metropolis

    The transnational networks of colonialism and increased mobility led to a rise in anti-colonial activism in European metropoles from the interwar period onwards. A central role can be ascribed to activists resisting against imperialism from within, as they played a crucial role in the organization of anticolonial resistance in metropole and colony. This PhD and early career workshop aims to examine anti-colonial activism in the European metropoles from interwar to immediate post-war period.

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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - History

    Refugees and the (Global) Cold War

    This international workshop will chart the intersection between refugee history and Cold War history. The most well-known connection between these two fields is the figure of the political refugee fleeing from the socialist East to the democratic West. As recent research in both areas has highlighted, however, forced displacement and Cold War competition were global phenomena. To explore the entanglement of refugee history and Cold War history in its full scope - including the above-mentioned anticommunist refugees, who remain a crucial part of the story - the workshop invites a broad range of contributions in terms of chronology, geography, and methodology, from PhD students, early career researchers, and established scholars.

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  • Gainesville

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Dreaming and “the Unseen” in Africa and in Muslim Worlds

    This online workshop seeks to trace the connections between dreaming and the world of “the unseen” in a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective. Its main aim is to explore how in Africa and in Muslim worlds people dream of the invisible, which constitutes part of everyday experience and religiosity.

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  • Agadir-n-Oumzil

    Call for papers - Information

    The Discourse of “Rumor” in the Digital Age

    Rumor is a phenomenon that manifests itself in its destructive aspect. Even its dated appearance in the very first years of the twentieth century does not seem to be enough to make an “epistemological break”, as Bachelard said, “The rumor continues to be a phenomenon more believed than known in discourses” To this discursive form of rumor, its dissemination added as another dimension, because the term in question had an oral connotation, setting aside the iconic and scriptural mediation. However, we are accepting, for some time now, that the discourse of rumor could adapt to other linguistic media categories such as writings, images, caricature, especially with the advent of the Internet.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Fellowship - RomanIslam, Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies

    As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally. The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslamCenter for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Resident fellowships (Post Doc), starting 2021 and duration between 1 and 12 months.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Generic Boundaries in South African Literature: a Revaluation

    Le présent appel à contribution concerne un numéro de la revue Commonwealth Essays and Studies (44.2) dont la parution est prévue en 2022. Ce numéro, rédigé entièrement en anglais, cherchera à examiner les frontières mouvantes entre les genres dans la littérature sud-africaine à la lumière des débats entre fiction et « non-fiction » mais aussi dans une perspective plus large.

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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 - Modern

    Cultural History of Modernity

    The International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity (HCM), published by Brill, is announcing a call for special issues related to the cultural history of modernity in any region of the world. As guest editor(s) of the special issue you will work together with one or more of the journal’s editorial team members to produce a special issue of high-calibre scholarship that falls within the journal’s ambit.

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  • Recife

    Call for papers - Africa

    1956-1958: A revolutionary period that changed Africa (and the world)

    The objective of this panel is to compare the various social mobilizations that took place in Africa during the years 1956-1958 and which arguably constitute a historical watershed. The main aim of the panel is not the making of an abstract comparative analysis, but the analysis, based on the testimonial material collected, of how the memory of these events has been structured over time. Moreover, we are interested in understanding what the impacts of these social movements were on the structuring of states and what continuities can be found between the mobilizations of that period and the ary social mobilizations that have shaken the continent in the last ten years, from the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 onwards.

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  • Leeds

    Call for papers - Europe

    Before the Anthropocene: Medieval concepts of interdependent human-nature-relations

    Ces dernières années, l'histoire du climat et la climatologie historique se sont essentiellement concentrées sur les impacts économiques et sociaux des changements climatiques de long terme, comme ceux qui se sont produits pendant l'Anomalie climatique médiévale ou le Petit âge glaciaire. Néanmoins, les préoccupations contemporaines concernant le changement climatique global ont posé de nouvelles questions urgentes aux historiens du climat : Comment les sociétés du passé ont-elles perçu les périodes de changement climatique rapide ? Dans quelle mesure ont-elles été affectées, non seulement sur le plan économique, mais aussi dans leur réflexion sur la relation entre l'homme et la nature ?

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  • Cologne

    Call for papers - History

    Rethinking tobacco history: Commodities, empire and agency in global perspective, 1780–1960

    Tobacco was one of the most important globally traded commodities from the 17th century through to the present day, and yet it has received relatively little attention in the historiography of modern empires in comparison to other commodities, such as sugar or cotton. As a result, recent approaches to rewriting the history of European imperialism from a more global perspective have hardly been problematized with regard to the peculiarities of tobacco history. Nowadays, studies no longer understand empire as a rigid relationship between metropole and colonies, but take the dynamics of actors within an empire as seriously as the networks and global processes that crossed imperial borders, or indeed lay beyond them. The conference starts from this assumption.

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  • Leiden

    Call for papers - Thought

    Imperial Artefacts: History, Law, and the Looting of Cultural Property

    This interdisciplinary conference aspires to bring together (post-)colonial historians, legal historians, curators, international lawyers, and others engaged with the field to establish research collaborations by critically investigating stories of colonial looting, the framing of colonial history within museums, the origins of the legal framework concerning European laws of war and restitution, as well as a way forward for restitution claims.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    (Re)mapping contemporary migration and mobilities: Trends and challenges in Africa

    La revue African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal vient de lancer un appel à contributions dans le cadre de la publication en 2021 du dossier intitulé (Re)mapping Contemporary Migration and Mobilities: Trends and Challenges in Africa. 

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Language

    Imagining the Future of Multilingualism. Education and Society at a Turning Point

    2020 Conseil pour les Langues/European Language Council Virtual Forum

    At the centre of this Forum discussions, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) will underline the role that higher education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also be expected to reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analysing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    « Critic » 2/2021 - Varia

    Critic is an innovative scholarly journal which covers a wide range of interesting topics, from literary translation to audiovisual and multimedia translation through language technologies, translator training, conference and community interpreting, and intercultural communication. The journal is interested in anything related to languages, translation, culture, and multilingual communication. Published annually, it includes articles and book reviews spanning through the whole translation studies spectrum.

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