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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Beyond the acacia tree: nature, landscape and ecology in Africa

    Africa e Mediterraneo Issue 83/2015

    The empty and uncontaminated landscapes of Africa – that the oriental perspective has idealized with the strong support of the tourism industry, and that have been pictured in stereotypical images (like covers and posters portraying the common acacia tree during the sunset) as opposed to the alienating anthropization of the first world – are nowadays put at risk by a growing and hazardous pollution, as denounced by many.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    In Honor of Stuart Hall

    Hybridizing and Decolonizing the Metropole: Stuart Hall, Caribbean Routes and Diasporic Identity

    The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge) announce a Call for Papers  on “Hybridizing and Decolonizing the Metropole: Stuart Hall, Caribbean Routes and Diasporic Identity.” Focusing on theme of hybridizing the metropole, Caribbean routes and diasporic identity, the Guest Editors seek contributions that illuminate the ways in which Stuart Hall made fundamental contributions to the study of politics, popular culture, media, race, diaspora, culture, postcolonialism and related fields since his arrival in the metropole.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Europe

    Medieval History: East Frankish Manuscripts Containing Collections of Formulae

    Collaborative Research Centre 950 "Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe"

    Research Associate for Subproject C08 "East Frankish Manuscripts Containing Collections of Formulae" of Sonderforschungsbereich 950 "Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa".

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Fortress Europe, Border Lampedusa

    Migrations across the Mediterranean Sea in cultural perspective

    This book aims to explore political, social, cultural, economic and artistic expressions of, and issues around, Lampedusa as a metaphor of several (visible and invisible) powers that, at different levels (micro, meso and macro), impinges on the relations between Europe and Africa/Asia, etc. The intent is to propose a comprehensive reflection contemplating several approaches and perspectives regarding the relationship of this island as first/last border of the Fortress Europe. Migration is the core topic, but it could be approached with different materials.

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  • Neuendettelsau

    Call for papers - History

    Collapse and Resilience of German Missions 1914-1939

    World War I had a devastating impact upon German Missions (Roman Catholic and Protestant). A general description of German mission fields A.D. 1914 will be the starting point of the Conference. Case studies are welcome on particular territories such as Togo, Cameroon, East Africa, South-West Africa, South East Asia, Pacific area, China, India, Middle East. Attention will be paid to the predicament of local "orphaned" Christian churches and communities, and to the relationships between the local leadership with the new foreign missions authorized by the Allies instead of German personnel.

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  • Addis Ababa

    Call for papers - Africa

    Making heritage in Ethiopia

    Faire le patrimoine en Éthiopie

    Annales d’Éthiopie, the academic journal of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa), launches a call for papers for its issue 31 (2016) about "Making heritage in Ethiopia".

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage. See, Listen and Share

    SOIMA 2015 International Conference

    The conference is based on the collective experience of ICCROM’s multi-partner programme on Sound and Image Collections Conservation (SOIMA), which organized five capacity building initiatives (four international and one regional) in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America during 2007-2014. Building on SOIMA’s global insights from bringing together 89 sound and image professionals from 55 countries to date, the 2015 conference is making a strong case for looking beyond professional and institutional boundaries, actively listening to each other and sharing strategies to ensure a safe and creative tomorrow for sound and image heritage. The conference aims to promote the sound and image heritage held by diverse and lesser-known cultural and research institutions, as well as individual collectors.

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  • Villetaneuse

    Conference, symposium - History

    Historians and the Margins: from North America to Former Empires

    En s’intéressant aux « marges », les organisateurs engagent les participants à s’interroger sur les discussions actuelles à propos de l’écriture de l’histoire et ses représentations fictionnelles ou artistiques comme sur les rapports complexes entre histoire professionnelle et mémoires, entre histoire critique et mises en scène muséographiques et commémorations.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Africa

    Working on/with archives and the written word in anthropology and literary studies

    Perspectives on the Swahili world

    This theme is intended to reflect the rapprochement of the research objects and theoretical perspectives of anthropology and literary studies. This rapprochement offers opportunities to discuss commonalities and differences in how archives and texts are explored and analysed. It also intends to interrogate the relations between the written word and orality and performance. As historians and philologists working on Arabic and Swahili manuscripts have demonstrated, due to early Islamization and the preservation of documents, the Swahili world is characterized by the pervasiveness of the written word. As a result it is a particularly relevant site in which to engage in such theoretical and epistemological reflections.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa

    Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

    The multiple configurations of same-sex practices and relationships across the African continent, alongside the problematic notion of homosexual, “lesbian,” and “queer” identities in the African context, have been addressed by various scholarly publications in the past couple of decades. Yet same-sex interactions, relationships, and politics between African women have not garnered significant attention either in feminist/queer studies or in African studies, and remain largely unrepresented in academic writings. This special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies proposes to fill this scholarly gap by exploring this topic from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives. Contributions by scholars on the African continent are particularly welcome.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    African consumers of imported goods. Studies on the globalization of ordinary things (18th-21st c.)

    6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) 2015

    This panel deals with the process of globalization in Africa focusing on the imported material goods and their uses, from the end of the 18th century up to now.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Information

    Hegemony or resistance? On the ambiguous power of communication

    Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015

    The International Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the IAMCR 2015 conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, from 12th to 16th July 2015.

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  • Bangkok

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Foods Rooted in Tradition. Local Products and Protected Designations in an Interrelated World

    Panel P 05-03 - International union of anthropological et and ethnological sciences Inter-Congress 2015: Re-imagining Anthropological and Sociological Boundaries

    La commission d'anthropologie de l'alimentation et de la nutrition de l'International union of anthropological and ethnological sciences (IUAES) vous invite à participer à un colloque sur les produits de terroir, les marqueurs alimentaires d'identité, les appellations d'origine et les idéologies gastronomiques dans le monde contemporain. Organisée dans le cadre de l'inter-congrès de l'IUAES 2015, cette rencontre aura lieu à Bangkok en juillet 2015.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Legal repression of protests, revolts and resistance in Central Africa

    VIth European Conference on African Studies (2015)

    Having long remained in the shadows, the issues of legal history and colonial justice are now experiencing a revival. For about a decade, researchers of different imperial spaces have placed this issue on their agenda. The panel we propose aims to deepen and explore the role of justice in the policies of Central Africa. More specifically, we wish to highlight the intervention of colonial courts in dealing with disputes, revolts and resistance (open or silent) of the African population. The analysis of the repression of resistance leads to consider the implications of colonial policy on local populations and that of the dynamics of power between the administration, the magistrates and the natives.

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  • Beirut

    Miscellaneous information - Early modern

    Language, Science and Aesthetics

    Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia

    International Summer Academy, 11-19 September 2014 at the Orient-Institut Beirut. This Summer Academy offers early-career scholars an opportunity to follow up on the debates about modernity, its preconditions and its aftermath by focusing on the multifarious processes in which societies outside Europe have adopted, translated, rejected or produced the global, the modern and tradition since the seventeenth century. It places a specific focus on the notions of subjectivity and objectivity as discursive practices which are intrinsically linked to each other.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Common Experiences, Common Desires ? Tracing an Intellectual History between China and Africa

    Conférence ANR Espaces de la culture chinoise en Afrique (EsCA)

    In his 1954 presentation to dignitaries from across Asia and Africa, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai acknowledged the differences between the two cultural spheres; nevertheless, Zhou stressed, a more important factor in all future relations should be the “common experiences and desires” of people from across the two continents to create a new world from the ashes of war and colonialism. Building on Zhou’s insight into commonalities of experience, this presentation will trace the cultural intersections that have existed between China and African since the 1920s.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Action Research Papers : North Africa and West Asia in Transformation Programme

    Cordoba Foundation of Geneva

    The Cordoba Foundation of Geneva within its NAWAT program invites applications for two Action-Research papers from scholars involved in policy research connected to conflict transformation issues in the MENA region. The Action-Research papers aim at producing a collectively shared understanding of conflicts at the intersection of religion and politics and at identifying entry points for potential peace promotion initiatives. The Action-Research Papers will focus on: 1. "Dialogue processes in the MENA region"; 2. "The impact of the war on terror on the MENA region"

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  • Liège

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Transnationalism, Identities’ Dynamics and Cultural Diversification in Urban Post-migratory Situations

    TRICUD conference

    The TRICUD Final International Conference on "Transnationalism, Identities’ Dynamics and Cultural Diversification in Urban Post-migratory Situations" will take place at the University of Liège on 14, 15 and 16 May 2014. It aims at presenting the main findings of the multidisciplinary research programme TRICUD (2010-2014) involving the following research centres: CEDEM, CLEO and Pôle SuD. TRICUD aims to better understand how migration transforms both sending societies in the South and receiving societies in the North. The conference will include keynote speakers Nina GLICK-SCHILLER (University of Manchester) and Steve VERTOVEC (Max Planck Institute). 

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  • Oran

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Sport in the Arab World in the 21st Century

    Global perspectives and local challenges

    The I3SAW Board and the University of Sciences and Technology Mohamed Boudiaf (Oran) are pleased to announce the 1st International Congress of the International Society of Sport Sciences in the Arab World « I3SAW ». The general theme of the congress is “Sport in the Arab World in the 21st Century: Global perspectives and local challenges”. The I3SAW Congress will be held at the Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Oran, ALGERIA. We invite all researchers, students to join this international congress, where research, knowledge, and ideas can be efficiently presented and shared. The Congress provides a platform to present your research ideas. We connect academics, researchers and professionals from the Arab World and the rest of the World.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Citizens for Empire?

    French Citizenship and Colonization in the 20th century (until 1946)

    Les dimensions impériales de la citoyenneté française sont à la fois bien et mal connues. Des travaux récents ont rappelé que la césure entre citoyens et sujets s’est construite de façon progressive et par ajustements entre les enjeux de pouvoir à l’échelle locale et impériale, les logiques juridiques et les revendications portées par des acteurs mus par des intérêts différents, sinon contradictoires. La multiplication des recherches d’histoire sociale, politique et culturelle de la colonisation permet désormais d’écrire une histoire plurivoque des dimensions impériales de la citoyenneté française en se demandant comment tous ces acteurs formulent la question qui sert de titre au colloque « quels citoyens pour l’empire ? » et quelles réponses ils lui apportent, ou comment ils font en sorte d’empêcher qu’elle soit débattue.

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