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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Information

    Artificial intelligence and social equity conference

    Le développement de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) a ouvert les champs du possible. En effet, l’IA joue un rôle de plus en plus important dans nos sociétés. Nos vies sont régies de manière croissante par la diversité des applications techniques associées à l’IA. C’est pour cela qu’il est important que le développement de l’IA se fasse conformément à des valeurs centrées sur l’humain, telles que les libertés fondamentales, l’égalité, l’équité, etc. Ce colloque se fixe pour objectif de générer une convergence des savoirs par une approche interdisciplinaire sur les implications de ce développement technologique sur l’équité sociale.

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  • Pantin

    Call for papers - History


    While the Paris Olympic and Paralympic games are set to begin in 2024, this international conference wishes to interrogate the history and practice of dance competitions, in connection to competitive sports events. If much has been written on competing, especially in an Olympic setting, dance has received less critical attention when it comes to its physical, artistic and social dimensions.

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  • Dakar

    Call for papers - Africa

    L’Afrique en devenir

    The primary objective of the international and interdisciplinary conference consists in scrutinizing the multilayered issue of Africa in the making. It demonstrates an intellectual alignment that scholars and academics from diverse affiliations have persistently endorsed: the African continent incorporates the genes of replenishment for, it has a boundless prospective for economic, cultural and political regeneration. The African resumption conception is a long-standing notion. In Gargantua, the narrator uses a proverb quoted by Erasmus in the axiom 2610 which quintessence is borrowed from Pliny the Elder and Aristotle: Ex semper Africa aliquid novi. Encumbered with negative values (Afro-pessimism), positive tenets (Afro-optimism) or beheld according to the procedures of stringent scientific judiciousness, Africa is a continent that counts. As such, it has the status of a fatality engraved at the core of the tragedy of History, as the ideologists of Negritude have already assumed.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Journal "Chrétiens et Sociétés XVIe-XXIe siècles" – Permanent call for thematic dossiers and Varia articles

    Chrétiens et Sociétés XVIe-XXIe siècles welcomes thematic dossiers proposed by one or two researchers who coordinate it and articles in Varia. It is a journal of the history of religions, centred on the study of the various Christian confessions in the modern and contemporary period, in an open conception, in constant dialogue with other sectors of the social sciences.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Metropolitan and suburban cities: Past, present and future

    مدينة "مقرين" نموذجا

    With the urban development that the world has witnessed since the late nineteenth century in parallel with the industrial development, and the increase in the movement of migration and displacement towards the major industrial cities around the world, the latter became crowded with population and expanded form contemporary metropolises, absorbing most of the jobs and major administrative, social and economic spaces. This caused a serious economic, social and development confusion for the countries experiencing the phenomenon, and a clear regional disparity between its depths and peripheries and between its cities and countryside. Its homogeneous balance was disturbed, and it turned into a sweeping polar cities because of the small cities and villages around it, with its acquired social and economic weight, thus affecting the local, regional and even the international geopolitical and geo-economics balances.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Religion

    Music and Transcendence in a Posthuman Age

    The purpose of this conference, organized in partnership with the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), is to bring together composers, performers, and scholars to engage with the theme of the Montreal/New Musics Festival (MNM), “Music(s) and Spirituality,” exploring its meaning in the world today through the lens of posthumanist thought.

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  • Arbil Governorate

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    From the disconnected letters to the science of letters: a meeting of knowledges in the Middle East

    In order to interpret the disconnected letters of the Qur’an (ḥurūf muqaṭṭa‘a), Muslim thinkers have based their work on esoteric concepts, sometimes handed down from Antiquity, which have flourished in Islamic lands under the name of the science of letters (‘ilm al-ḥurūf). This international symposium aims to study the various representations of the mysterious letters within the wider framework of the science of letters, and to put them in perspective against similar readings from languages and cultures close to Arabic. Part of the symposium will be held in the historic citadel of Erbil in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia, “the land of the two rivers”, the cradle of early writing.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Forces and Order. Police, security and surveillance in North Africa

    "L'Année du Maghreb" 30|2023-II

    The police forces of the Arab regimes have been the mainstay of the dictatorships in place before and after the 2011 uprisings.The main functions of the latter were and still are to break down democratic opposition. They hold a very specific place in the region’s collective imagination. This imaginary is affected by the power of State repression, which tends to overshadow the plurality of law enforcement mechanisms. As a result, security has mainly been apprehended from the angle of political repression and from outside the security institution, by focusing on the repression’s clientele groups rather than its actors, that is the police. This special issue aims to highlight sociological, anthropological and historical analyses of the various security systems: from the police institution to the more opaque surveillance mechanisms fostered by various institutionalised security professions (informers, militias, neighbourhood agents, etc.).

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    Intersecting Perspectives: Iconography, Archaeological Remains and Sociocultural Practices of the Ancient Human Societies

    This internationally oriented symposium offers the opportunity to focus on ancient societies for which textual sources are limited and for which iconography can play a major role in their understanding. The aim of this meeting is to highlight the possibilities and perspectives that the iconographic approach can provide but also to consider its limits in order to establish how and to what extent it is possible to use iconography, alone or related to archaeological remains, to clarify the understanding of sociocultural practices.

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Training a Language Professional in Morocco in the 21st Century

    What Skills? What Knowledge? What Materials?

    The 2015-2030 strategic vision considers teacher training as one of the main drivers for re-founding the school. Standardized tests from both national and international assessments continue to underline the fact that the results are far from reaching the expected objectives, despite all the efforts made. This low level of our students’ achievements calls into question several variables that interact in any educational situation. In this collective book, we have chosen to approach the parameter in close relation with the “teacher effect”.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Cordel Literature: new perspectives, new approaches

    Jangada Journal #20

    Due to its thematic, poetic, and expressive diversity, the cordel witnessed, narrated, and recorded several national history moments. Even though only men mastered the art of composing and singing in verse initially, little by little, women also took the stage. Nowadays, poets adjust national and international interest themes to their meter, rhyme, and clause. They denounce the system’s falsities and contradictions; they question decisions and mock hypocrisy without, however, losing that aura of playfulness and wonder that has consecrated the cordel among us. Originally handwritten and later in printed versions, cordel has maintained a strong connection with the voice and culture of fairs and squares, the fey and laughter of rogue heroes, and the feeling of indignation of the less favored and the exaltation of legendary braves since the end of the 19th century. More recent researchers drew attention to the relationship between cordel and its singers’ orality and body performance while singing poetry and African griots. In this thematic issue, we propose to host papers concerning the most varied studies on cordel literature and its cultural practices.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Women and Diplomacy in the Late Bronze Age

    Egypt and Ancient Near East

    Diplomatic marriages are attested in the Ancient Near East between the 3rd millennium BCE and the middle of the 1st. They took place after numerous negotiations and exchanges of gifts, and made it possible to seal or strengthen alliances with powers of the same rank or with vassal kingdoms. Thanks to the intervention of specialists of the Late Bronze Age in Egypt and the Ancient NearEast, and through the examination of textual, archaeological and iconographic sources, this symposium will analyse the place of women of the royal entourage in international relations.

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  • Abidjan

    Call for papers - Science studies

    Changement climatique et santé en Afrique : état de connaissances et mesures d’adaptations

    Climate Change and Health in Africa: State of Knowledge and Adaptation Measures

    Le climat de la planète change rapidement et va continuer à long terme à cause des activités humaines. Ce changement climatique caractérisé par la hausse des températures, l’élévation du niveau de la mer, la répartition des précipitations et la fréquence ainsi que l’intensité des événements météorologiques extrêmes constitue un risque certain pour la santé humaine. L’objectif de cette journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire est de rassembler des travaux récents sur les liens entre les changements climatiques et la santé en Afrique, pour montrer les enjeux liés aux effets présents et futurs du changement climatique sur la santé humaine d’une part et d’autre part, de réfléchir sur les stratégies d’adaptation et des mesures de résilience qui protègent et favorisent une bonne santé et un bien-être des populations, particulièrement les plus vulnérables.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Space, Heritage and Sustainable Development

    Pour cette cinquième édition de son colloque international, le Laboratoire de recherche en sciences économiques et sociales (LARSES) de l’université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor n’a pas dérogé à sa tradition scientifique. Comme à son habitude, il a choisi un thème transversal englobant les aspects économiques, managériaux, juridiques, socioculturels et historiques. Cette présente édition qui marque les dix ans du LARSES sera le lieu d’échanges sur différents aspects relatifs à l’espace, au patrimoine et au développement durable.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

    The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a second online seminar series on Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History in the academic year 2022/2023. The events will take place every two months. They are aimed at both young scholars and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The aim is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Sources. Materials and fieldwork in African Studies

    Permanent call for special issues

    Sources grew out of the observation that academic journals tend to encourage theoretical and epistemological advances at the expense of the field materials under analysis. This journal’s mission is twofold: first, to resituate at the core of the articles the materials upon which researchers produce their reflections, while providing direct access to these materials; and second, to present analyses focusing on the contexts surrounding the production of these materials and their uses. This return to sources deriving from field work takes place in conjunction with topical thematics in African and Africana studies in the social sciences and humanities and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue. Sources is thus adopting a particularly unusual mission, one not currently existing in the academic field on Africa: to make available texts, images, sounds, interviews, field notes, and documents in the broadest sense, which become data that form the basis for researchers’ theoretical developments, and which thus constitute field research archives.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Labor and its Measurements in Imperial Context and Legacies

    Plusieurs communications et une table ronde seront consacrées aux différentes formes et à la mesure du travail à l’échelle des empires, retenant pour l’essentiel les empires coloniaux, mais sans exclure d’autres configurations. Ce colloque réunira des chercheurs plus ou moins avancés dans la recherche, issus de différents continents, pour s’interroger collectivement à la fois sur les différentes façons d’évaluer, de rémunérer et de comptabiliser l’activité productive, et sur les manières de mobiliser, compter, encadrer et classer les travailleurs. Les héritages des situations coloniales et de domination seront pris en compte pour aborder le sujet dans la longue période, des XVIIIe au XXIe siècle.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Religion

    Animals as Worshippers of God First of All

    On Animal Piety in Islam

    In this symposium, we aim to consider the religious figure of the animal in Islam, neither as an object of worship (an idol) nor a means of worshipping (sacrificial offering), but rather as a fully-fledged subject, a worshipper of God and a model for all worshippers. What are the origin and theological posterity of verses like, “Do you not see that God is glorified by all those in the heavens and the earth, even birds in rows?” (24:41) What does believing in animal worship of God imply for the definition of religion itself?

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  • Yaoundé

    Call for papers - Africa

    Refondation de la recherche géographique et de l’enseignement de la géographie au Cameroun et en Afrique

    Revamping Geographic Research and Teaching in Cameroon and Africa

    Plus d’un demi-siècle après le début de l’odyssée de la géographie camerounaise, il nous a semblé nécessaire de faire une pause, d’établir un bilan et d’imaginer de nouveaux modes de penser, de faire de la recherche et de l’enseignement de la géographie au Cameroun et dans la sous-région Afrique centrale. Il est question de mieux s’impliquer dans le mouvement global au sein des sciences humaines et sociales et de la géographie en particulier : décloisonnement des spécialités, problématiques transversales, demande sociale et nécessité d’expertise.

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  • Ixelles-Elsene

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Ethnology, anthropology

    The Central African diaspora in Belgium: A transnational anthropology of food practices, narratives and social relations

    Post-doctorat à l’Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) et au Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale (MRAC)

    DiaspoFood est un projet de recherche en anthropologie de l’alimentation au sein des diasporas d’Afrique subsaharienne, et principalement d’Afrique centrale. Ce post-doctorat est proposé à temps plein, réparti sur deux mi-temps : l’un à l’Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgique) en tant que chercheur (50%), l’autre en tant que chef de travaux au Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, et ce pour une durée indéterminée.

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