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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Labour, trade unionism and collective action in Africa

    “Nouvelle Revue du Travail” corpus n°27

    Call for Papers for the corpus n°27 of Nouvelle Revue du travail, to be published in autumn 2025. Contrary to a currently widespread belief, wage labour and trade unionism in Africa are not disappearing. However, wage-earning as a situation of subordination and social protection is still a minority position in Africa and is dependent on certain sectors and national histories. The same is true of trade unionism, which is a specialised activity that represents the interests of male and female workers, but with the exception of certain sectors or historical periods is often low in membership numbers, although (reliable) statistics are also scarce. What forms does trade unionism take in Africa in this exceptional context? How can it shed light on major contemporary issues surrounding the profiles of the defence, representation and collective action of workers around the world? 

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  • Call for papers - Economics

    Risks, protections, and climate change

    “Revue internationale des études du développement” no. 257 (2025-1)

    This special issue of the Revue internationale des études du développement aims to bring together articles examining the way in which individuals and organizations have been rethinking (or not) their risk management methods to better face the challenges brought about by climate change. To combine perspectives and methods, this call for papers invites the submission of work falling within the scope of the four lines of inquir: 1/ Climate challenges and informal risk management strategies: what is the nature of the reconfigurations taking place? 2/ Climate challenges and formal protection tools: what responses do formal organizations and markets provide? 3/ Informal strategies and formal tools: how do they interact? What benefits do they provide? 4/ Measures, perceptions, and representations.

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  • Libreville

    Call for papers - Political studies

    La communauté économique des États de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) face aux enjeux de paix et sécurité

    The GERIAC International Multidisciplinary Biennial

    Le Groupe d’expert en relations internationales de l’Afrique centrale (GERIAC) est conscient du fait que la région de l’Afrique centrale a été et demeure le théâtre de divers défis liés à la paix et à la sécurité au cours des dernières décennies. La Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), en tant qu'organisation régionale, joue un rôle crucial dans la gestion et la résolution de ces enjeux. Cette première édition de la biennale internationale pluridisciplinaire du GERIAC vise à analyser les défis actuels et futurs auxquels la CEEAC est confrontée dans sa mission de maintien de la paix et de la sécurité dans la région.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Health and well-being of the elderly in africa: challenges and prospects for solution

    Revue « Espace Territoires Sociétés et Santé » n°12 – 2024

    La population Africaine est certes jeune (plus de 50 % de la population est âgée de moins de 18 ans), mais elle compte une part non moins négligeable de personnes du troisième âge (60 ans ou plus) qui représente environ 5 % de la population. L’intérêt du présent numéro thématique est de questionner l’interaction entre la santé et le bien-être des populations du troisième âge dans les pays d’Afrique enclins depuis ces dernières décennies à cette problématique. Il serait réducteur d’étudier la santé et le bien-être des personnes du troisième âge sous le prisme d’une seule discipline; la transdisciplinarité est nécessaire avec une réflexion globale intégrant l’impact de l’environnement et du parcours de vie sur la santé des individus.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Work environment and health in Africa

    Revue « Espace Territoires Sociétés et Santé » n°13 – décembre 2024

    Les réflexions proposées à partir de la thématique « Environnement de travail et santé en Afrique », doivent nous permettre de réfléchir sur les moyens d’améliorer l’environnement et la sécurité au travail et le bien-être des travailleurs en Afrique. L’intérêt du présent numéro thématique est de questionner l’interaction entre l’environnement de travail et la santé des travailleurs en Afrique. Si la recherche d’un complet bien-être doit être intégrée aux politiques de santé, une approche décloisonnée de la santé au travail nécessite un intérêt particulier face à l’environnement et aux conditions de travail, mais également dans tous les domaines de l’existence. La transdisciplinarité est nécessaire avec une réflexion globale intégrant l’impact de l’environnement sur la santé des individus.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Representation

    Literati, literature and comics

    Journal “InterArtes”

    Depuis le développement des études sur la bande dessinée dans le monde occidental, à savoir dès les années soixante, on a observé une croissance imposante, dans différents domaines disciplinaires, de contributions scientifiques portant sur son langage et ses auteurs. Des reconstructions historiques, des études sociologiques, des interprétations culturelles, des analyses sémiotiques et linguistiques, des comparaisons intermédiales ont offert au cours de ces décennies un cadre historique, théorique et méthodologique permettant de définir le langage de la bande dessinée, ses formes, ses genres et ses évolutions, son dialogue avec les autres arts, sa valeur esthétique ainsi que son impact idéologique et culturel. Cependant, nous estimons qu'il reste encore beaucoup à explorer et à définir, notamment dans la relation – objet de nombreux débats récemment – entre la bande dessinée et la littérature.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Crossed perspectives on the new wave of coups d’état in French-speaking black Africa

    Since 2012, putsch in French-speaking black Africa have reasserted themselves as an essential paradigm for the analysis of political life where almost all states have at least twenty years of multi-party electoral experience. Field data reveals at least six successful military coups between August 2020 and January 2022; proven risks in at least six other countries where new coup mechanisms are emerging, like what some call “constitutional coups”. How can we describe what is happening in French-speaking black Africa? This call for contributions for a collective work aims to provide information on the taxonomy and technologies of this new wave of putsch thanks to cross-sectional comparison between French-speaking black Africa and elsewhere; diachronic comparison (yesterday and today) and normative comparison (what is done and what should be done).

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  • Pisa

    Call for papers - History

    Around the world. The Nineteenth Century: a long and interconnected period

    Le colloque international organisé à Pise les 14 et 15 juin 2024 vise à valoriser les approches les approches transnationales du long XIXe siècle. Il s’agit d’étudier les interractions qui dépassent les frontières des États nations qui sont alors en train de se fixer. L’accent est particulièrement mis sur plusieurs points : les campagnes de mobilisation transnationale et l’analyse des discours et des images ou autres symboles visuels les accompagnant et les légitimant, les supports médiatiques pour les réaliser, les réseaux qui sont en jeu dans leur organisation, ou bien encore les protagonistes à l’œuvre pour l’organisation de ces mobilisations transnationales, y compris à travers l’émergence de leaders et de figures charismatiques.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    What future for African integration?

    Since the creation in 1963 of the Organization of African Unity (forerunner of today's African Union), bilateral and multilateral intergovernmental cooperation initiatives have continued to multiply across the African continent, to the point where there are now over a hundred initiatives and institutions covering a wide range of fields: political, economic, commercial, customs, educational, cultural. This call for papers invites professors, doctors, PhD students and researchers in various fields (law, political science, international relations, international law, economics, international trade, etc.) to propose book chapters that can take stock of the situation, shed light on the challenges facing African integration, and reflect on the future prospects of such an integration dynamic.

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  • Yaoundé

    Call for papers - Africa

    Waste management and health safety in Cameroon

    In their quest to improve lifestyles, contemporary societies find themselves faced with a whole range of waste, the quantity of which has increased considerably. It includes objects that are not biodegradable on a human scale, as well as compounds that are likely to damage certain natural resources (water, soil and atmosphere). The effects of today’s chemical waste on human health and the environment can be chemical, bacteriological or parasitic. People can feel the effects in different ways, for example in the short term, pollution can be detected by the human senses (olfactory or visual nuisance) and in the longer term, there can be health risks for people and the environment. This situation calls for reflection on public policies for urban waste management and their effects/impacts on people’s health, in line with the SND30 guidelines. The aim of this study day is to analyse the issues involved in appropriate waste management with a view to proposing solutions to public authorities for better management of urban waste, with a view to preventing harm to public health.

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  • Cosenza

    Call for papers - Africa

    Sacred texts/Profane images

    Dynamics of transmission of religious knowledge: in dialogue with Congolese popular painting

    L’art plastique populaire congolaise représente un intéressant point d’observation des processus sociaux et culturels pour une étude des interrelations entre le texte sacré, l’évangelisation et l’iconographie. C'est ce sujet que le colloque veut approcher par une perspective interdisciplinaire et comparative, en élargissant le regard à d'autres domaines historico-culturels, coloniaux et autres, et à la dynamique plus générale d’échange entre la culture savante et la culture populaire. En ce sens le colloque se veut l’occasion d’étudier des problèmes clés, en identifiant en deux sessions respectives deux domaines thématiques et de dialogue méthodologique et historiographique : images et transmission du sacré ; savoirs-pouvoirs-représentations.

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  • Tlemcen

    Call for papers - History

    Wars, Carcerality and Colonial Prisons (Hi)Story, Testimonies and Representations

    The Multilingual Journal "ÉLLiC" Volume 8, N°1/2024

    This issue proposes to revisit the theme of colonial wars and their abuses by investigating the History, testimonies and literary and artistic representations of all forms of incarceration and imprisonment, including deportation and regroupment camps in the context of colonial wars and revolutions. 

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  • Oran

    Call for papers - Africa

    Africanity on the move

    Ce colloque tente de mettre en lumière de nouvelles lectures relatives au phénomène migratoire en Afrique, ses enjeux économique, socioculturel et politique en s’appuyant sur l'analyse des médias, la littérature, les documents historiques, le cinéma…. L’objectif est d’interroger la question migratoire dans toute sa complexité, ainsi que la vulnérabilité de la personne migrante, eu égard à sa stigmatisation et aux différentes visions dévalorisantes et/ou valorisantes à son sujet, des discours et des images qui demeurent polémiques et pourraient engendrer des dérapages et des glissements sémantiques, constituant ainsi l’objet d’étude de chercheurs appartenant à différents champs disciplinaires.

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  • Villefranche-sur-Mer

    Call for papers - Europe

    The Americans in the western Mediterranean (1942-1945)

    Landings, liberation and the "pax americana"

    The objective of this meeting is to refocus the history of landings and subsequent military liberation operations in the Western Mediterranean, between 1942 and 1945, from an American perspective. Indeed, from Operation Torch in North Africa to the landing in Provence in August 1944 and the final battles in Italy in the spring of 1945, the United States asserted their decisions over the British within the coalition. Furthermore, the arrival of thousands of American soldiers, coupled with the installation of dozens of military bases in North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and Corsica, was accompanied by the establishment of various administrative structures by the United States to ensure a return to order and to set up a kind of "Pax Americana" according to their own interests. The interactions of these soldiers with the local populations sometimes lead to tensions. The aim, from a comparative perspective, is to go beyond the simple military dimension and broaden the study of this theater of operations to include political, economic, social, and cultural fields.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Africa

    The New Political Powers of Cinema. Comparative Approaches and The Historicity of Contemporary Practices

    “L’Année du Maghreb” Journal, research dossier 33, 2025

    The aim of this special issue is to bring together different perspectives and approaches, in order to understand how contemporary films produced in Maghreb reflect or anticipate the social changes underway. It also looks at the extent to which the filmmakers of this new generation are breaking with classical Maghreb cinema, while at the same time taking part in a continuous line of avant-garde practices in Maghreb, from explorations of popular traditions, to the porosity between fiction and documentary, or the introduction of new techniques (editing, light camera, etc.). The purpose of this issue is to highlight this continuity, both diachronically within the region and synchronically, through a comparative approach with practices and films from the rest of the world.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    « L’Année du Maghreb », rubrique « Enjeux et débats », 2024

    The historical section “chroniques annuelles” of the “L’Année du Maghreb” journal has become the “issues and debates” section. Within this framework, a call for contributions will be published each year. The proposed themes, which are merely indicative, address current events and recent developments in the Maghreb countries. Contributors may also propose articles on other themes insofar as they deal with issues related to the socio-economic, political and cultural dynamics of the region.

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  • Rabat

    Call for papers - Africa

    Writing history in the Maghreb (7th-20th centuries)

    Authors, texts, manuscripts

    Studies in Arab historiography generally focus on the Middle-East marginalizing the North African contribution, with the exception of Ibn Khaldūn. The aim is therefore to highlight the Maghreb intellectual production in offering researchers the opportunity to showcase authors and works of all kinds to renew the history of the Maghreb. The vast chronological framework aims to bring together medievalists, modernists and contemporaneists, all too often separated: while focusing on the intense medieval production, the symposium will be an opportunity to emphasize the continuities of these genres for the modern period and the colonial period, sources which are either understudied or only through French-language sources.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    The globalized routes of second-hand artefacts. Qualification, valorization, circulation and regulation

    "Géocarrefour" Journal

    Cet appel vise à prolonger les observations de Mathieu Quet à partir de l’étude des circulations des objets de seconde main à des échelles internationales et transnationales, qui soulèvent plusieurs enjeux. Ces objets connaissent, acquièrent ou perdent différents statuts (importation légale, contrebande, contrefaçon), formes (déchets, marchandises…) et valeurs tout le long de leur parcours, et des routes empruntés. Les circulations sont la condition même d’une requalification et valorisation de l’objet, qui ne passe pas seulement d’un marché à un autre mais aussi d’un système normatif et d’évaluation à un autre.

     

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Subsaharan Africa and Current Ecological Challenges

    Transdisciplinary Perspectives

    In the face of the ecological crisis currently gripping the world, the consequences of which are spreading across the globe, Africa, once considered an ecological fallow land, has also embarked on the path of a development model requiring the abusive exploitation of nature. In this context of diminishing ecological habitus, the forthcoming collective book aims at exploring the pervasiveness of the environmental paradigm in the arts, letters, crafts, humanities, discourses (political, social, etc.) and media of sub-Saharan Africa. Such a transdisciplinary perspective is intended to highlight the complexity of the object of analysis, and the contributions will explore its impact on all scales of existence. 

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  • Nkongsamba

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Costume in african artistic production: plural approaches

    This collective work project looks at costume in African artistic production through 4 axes: costume in visual creation in Africa; costume in African cinematographic and theatrical production; costume in the other arts in Africa (dance, choreography, literature, etc.); representations and uses of costume in African societies. Through a plural and multidisciplinary approach, the aim is to contribute to the documentation and improvement of knowledge on costume in artistic production in Africa; to question the quality of costume production, its functions, implications and social dynamics in African countries; and to consider the theoretical perspectives and uses of costume and related resources in artistic creation and African societies.

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