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  • Call for papers - History

    From disability to human variation. Old narratives, new narratives

    European and American societies 19th-21st centuries

    The title of this issue of Amnis journal, ‘From disability to human variation’, reflects the concern of disability studies to move away from thinking of disability as a stigma and to consider it within a vast field that embraces all forms of bodily, sensory and cognitive diversity within the human community. In order to address the question from a broad spectrum, papers should focus on the following areas: Disabilities, struggles and social movements (from exclusion to ‘nothing about us without us’), Disability policies (national and/or transnational historical approaches), Disabled bodies and ideological constructs, Disability and identity, a category to be understood in an intersectional way.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Law

    The relevance of Eugen Ehrlich’s thought to empirical methods of law

    The year 2022 marks the centenary of Eugen Ehrlich's death. This great Austro- Hungarian jurist is often presented as the father of legal sociology. As a close observer of legal practices, he was the first to use and invent concepts that have become fundamental in legal sociology today, such as legal pluralism, living law, and legal consciousness. Ehrlich’s research revisits and reverses the illustrious tradition of the Pandects, established and perfected by legal scholars such as Savigny or Puchta. Although Ehrlich has inspired jurists around the world, he remains a little known figure in France. The present symposium is therefore devoted to reconsider the actuality of his thought, using the last chapters of his Grundlegung der Soziologie des Rechts (Foundation of the Sociology of Law) as a main reference. During the first day, specialists will introduce us to the concepts of his methodology of legal sociology and the influence he had on his contemporaries. Once the fundamentals have been established, the second day will highlight the dynamics of Ehrlich's thought for law contemporary research.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Sustainable Development Goals under scrutiny

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°253 (2023-3)

    A new international framework for development, called the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, emerged in 2015 as a result of the rise of sustainable development as a dominant paradigm for development and of the criticisms addressed to the MDGs. The new agenda established 17 development goals instead of 8 (MDGs). The SDGs made some progress compared to the MDGs. Because they target common challenges like climate change, the reach and legitimacy of the SDGs were extended. As we stand midway towards the set deadlines for achievement, it is time to question the relevance, foundations and the implementation of the SDGs. It also seems legitimate to question their universal and inclusive character, and their actual outcomes since 2015 by using critical and contexual approaches.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Representation

    The Author and “his” Translator: the Genealogy of an Asymmetric Relationship

    The international conference The Author and “his” Translator intends to offer researchers from all fields of humanities and social sciences an opportunity to question the functioning of contemporary cultural field from the point of view of the place that translators are bound to occupy within it. In order to allow for an in-depth examination of this subject, the programme of this scientific event will include various forms of work: in addition to individual papers and thematic panels proposed by several researchers, the conference will comprise a series of talks with a writer and his/her translator, round tables with publishers and directors of foreign literature collections, workshops devoted to the key points of the conference.

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  • Pantin

    Call for papers - History

    Competing?!

    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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  • 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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  • Aussois

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Miraculous Images in Global Perspectives

    Images are ubiquitous in the world’s religious traditions – even in those traditions in which their creation and veneration have been highly circumscribed or entirely banned. They can serve as objects or expressions of devotion, as pedagogical instruments, as markers of class or status, and as aesthetic productions in their own right. But not all images are held to be equal. In “Miraculous Images in Global Perspective”, we seek to examine in cross-cultural perspective the phenomenon of images that possess supramundane powers or abilities: to perform miracles, emit light, sweat, bleed, move about, heal, protect and at times even to destroy.

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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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  • 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 - 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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  • Call for papers - America

    Women's rituals and power spheres in the American viceroyalties

    Dossier temático del número 11 (2023) de Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VII. Historia del Arte

    La convocatoria del dossier Rituales femeninos y ámbitos de poder en los virreinatos americanos pretende reunir una serie de estudios de caso o detenidas revisiones en los que se aborde este fenómeno como cuestión de género desde el marco de una perspectiva comparada. Las líneas generales que se han establecido van desde la construcción de un imaginario político en torno a la soberana, el papel desempeñado por la virreina en sus dominios de influencia hasta la agencia de las mujeres criollas o de procedencia peninsular en las cortes virreinales.

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  • Neuville-sur-Oise

    Call for papers - Political studies

    What Latin America says to Europe: circulations, imaginaries, viewpoints (and fantasies)

    We often tend to think of Latin America as a periphery of the global space. The very idea of globalization is frequently equated with that of cultural “Americanization”. Understood as a “United States of America-nization”, it is generally considered only as a circulation of ideas, models, knowledge, techniques or cultural objects from the North or the West to the South. However, working on Latin America frequently leads us to encounter traces of it or to identify its influence in Europe. Politics, culture or knowledge: the objective of this conference is to study some of the diverse forms of Latin American presence in Europe and/or in the European gaze. The works discussed here will take these circulations as an object, analyzing their processes, forms and impact. But they can also take a more reflexive form, by questioning the status of European-based researchers interested in Latin America.

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  • Lausanne

    Study days - History

    Students and sports in the world from the 19th century to the present day

    L’Institut des sciences du sport de l’université de Lausanne (ISSUL), le Groupe d’études et de recherche sur les mouvements étudiants (GERME) et la Cité des mémoires étudiantes organisent une double journée d’étude internationale consacrée à l’histoire des étudiant·e·s et du sport.

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  • Madrid

    Conference, symposium - America

    Mundo hispánico-mundo global: memoria y futuro

    The encounter of Spain with America is an event of transcendental importance and has generated an original cultural space extended over half a billion people over the world. The conference, lectures, and activities will cover a wide range of topics and disciplines (arts, history, political sciences, philosophy...) to celebrate the richness and the global trajectory of the Hispanic cultures. The First International Hispano-American Congress aims to be an academic and cultural event, in a lively and attractive format, with a significant media projection; an opportunity to reflect on the unity made of the polyphony of voices from Hispanism around the world.

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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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  • Call for papers - America

    Chile 1970-1973 in a transnational key. From the “Chilean road to socialism” to the military dictatorship

    Este coloquio busca analizar con una perspectiva transnacional el ciclo clave de la historia de Chile que se extiende desde los primeros días de la Unidad Popular (UP) en hasta el desmantelamiento de la «vía chilena al socialismo» (1970-1973). Nos interrogaremos sobre el impacto y la influencia internacional que la posibilidad de construir el socialismo por vías institucionales ejerció en las diversas fuerzas de izquierda más allá de las fronteras del país. Veremos también cómo el ascenso de Allende activó redes transnacionales de derecha y demócrata-cristianas, organizando transnacionalmente la oposición a la UP. El influjo ideológico del Golpe de Estado de 1973 también será evaluado.

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  • Paris | Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - History

    Telling and exhibiting minorities in France and North America

    Minorities and their museum mediations

    Nous proposons, dans ce colloque, de nous pencher sur les relations entre les minorités et les musées et sites patrimoniaux en Amérique du Nord et en France, en abandonnant le point de vue majoritaire, qui se décline en termes de domination et d’assignation, pour renverser le regard. En nous situant du point de vue de l’expérience minoritaire, nous pourrons envisager la minorité dans sa capacité à agir. Dans la relation des minorités aux musées, il est possible de distinguer deux mouvements qui, bien qu’autonomes, interagissent. Le premier, sans doute le plus documenté, par lequel les musées ont essayé de « décoloniser » les récits sur l’expérience minoritaire. Le second par lequel les groupes minorisés ont promu l’émergence de contre-récits indépendants, sous des formes diverses, leurs actions précédant souvent la réévaluation critique des politiques muséales.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Class, Race and Place in the US South

    American Politics through the Lens of Michael Goldfield’s Work

    Recent events in the United States remind us to what extent the South is both a place of distinctive identities and a space sharing a common heritage. According to the political scientist Michael Goldfield, “The South is a distinctive, atypical part of the United States; it is also, however, America writ large”" (Goldfield, 2020). These specificities are inscribed in social, cultural, political and, according to the author, above all economic structures, in a configuration that makes any definition of the “South” problematic. For this conference, we propose three different angles of approach: the interaction between race, class and capital; the spatial dimension of these interactions; the causes for and the perpetuation of racism in the United States.

     

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    International Seminar of Development Studies Institute, Sorbonne

    The Institute of Development Studies of the Sorbonne (IEDES), University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the European Association of Development Studies and Training Institutes (EADI) are organising an international study day on cross-readings on and from the South in development studies. Three round tables will be organised (in English and French). The first will question the notion of the “traveller model” proposed by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, the second will explore the local modalities of crisis governance in the Sahel, and the third will give the floor to doctoral students enrolled in development studies on the subject of the contributions, limits and realities of the multidisciplinarity claimed by development studies.

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  • Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Queering Blackness

    Non-Binary Black Representations in Post-Obama Popular Cultures

    The election of Barack Obama to the American presidency has ushered in a so-called “post-racial” era. This phenomenon is spreading to all popular media, from television and its hit series to comics and video games. It is from this observation of representations of black identities, which question any form of binarity and operate intersectional deployments within African American popular cultures, that the main question at the origin of this project emerges. Based on papers about these representations in the popular arts, accessible to a large majority as well as within the Black American community, this one-day conference aims to examine the evolution of these representations over the past ten years and the obvious efforts to move away from the binary normative representations still attributed to U.S. racial minorities—more so than to the so-called dominant white majority.

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