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  • Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    From Athens to Samarqand

    Spatial Perception in Antiquity from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Taklamakan Desert

    Spatial perception in antiquity is a fruitful and intriguing research area that has already received attention since the late 18th century. The development of separate disciplines dealing with different cultures and sources has, however, led to an often-isolated treatment of such topics in the specific fields of history, philology and (historical) linguistics. This conference intends to provide the opportunity to overcome such isolated treatment and to strengthen the cooperation between the fields by establishing interdisciplinary discussions.

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  • Houston

    Call for papers - Europe

    Civil Disobedience as a Factor in Governmental Adaptation to Climate Change

    “AEL Journal of Environmental Law” Vol. 13/2023

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) AEL Journal of Environmental Law is seeking additional articles on the topic of “Civil Disobedience as a Factor in Governmental Adaptation to Climate Change”.

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  • Castelo de Vide

    Call for papers - History

    A networked urban world: small, medium, and large cities (from the Middle Ages to Contemporary Times)

    The interest of urban historiography on small towns has manifested itself, continuously, but not very intensely, since the 1980s, namely through the study of urban hierarchies, the spatial distribution of towns in a region, or city/city relations. Until now, however, the topic of the relationships established between small, medium and large cities, although not omitted, is far from being able to be considered consolidated as a research topic. Mainly, the place that small towns occupy/occupied in large-scale interconnection phenomena and what are the components, modalities, intensity, and relevance of their (eventual) involvement was little questioned.

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  • Ghent

    Conference, symposium - History

    Serving the Sultan: Religious Diversity in Gujarat Under Islamic Rule

    The Serving the Sultan conference will re-visit and cross-examine the processes that forged and shaped this religiously multi-layered, and ethnically plural society during the Islamic period in Gujarat (1298 - 1756 AD). This will be achieved by focusing on religious minorities, either in the numerical sense (Jains/Parsis), or minorities in the sense of not sharing the religion of power (various Hindu traditions). These communities’ intellectual, artistic, and literary contributions at the Islamic courts, their relation with the Islamic rulers, their everyday lives, and their mutual interactions will emerge as the common thread throughout this conference. Moreover, this colloquium seeks to explore how these local actors are embedded in trans-regional socio-political and cultural processes, thus connecting the developments in Gujarat with the broader South-Asian context.

     

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  • Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    Fieldwork Research Methods and Ethics in the Study of China

    This monthly webinar proposes to address recent debates on epistemological and methodological tools realted to the study of “China”, and to examine them in the light of empirical field experiences. Through historical, sociological and anthropological investigations, the aim will be to identify concrete issues and propose critical approaches to reflect on them.

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  • Beijing

    Call for papers - Asia

    Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences

    “Arts” journal

    The goal of this special issue of Arts is to gather knowledge regarding Andalusi art and inspire readers to learn more about it. Indeed, the importance of Andalusi art in its developmental stage and in the evolution of Hispanic architecture is undeniable. At present, a large group of monuments and archaeological remains continue to remind us of that great period of history in the Iberian Peninsula (from the 8th to the 15th century). Accordingly, and in consequence, a few years ago, Arts published a Special Issue titled “Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences” to highlight the importance of Andalusi art in the scientific community, and numerous prominent international specialists participated. The importance of this publication lies in the dissemination of artistic elements of Andalusian art, not only during the 8th and 15th centuries, but also in later centuries as a reminder of their influence.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    The Mobility of Nomadic and Sedentary Peoples on the Margins of China

    Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

    The aim of this international workshop is to understand how nomadic and sedentary populations are involved together in different types of mobility, thus moving beyond the traditional dichotomy between sedentary/fixed Han Chinese and mobile minority peoples. In combining anthropological and historical approaches, this workshop will probe the evolution, influence, and tensions these various forms of mobility have on Chinese and non-Chinese populations spread across the margins of the Sinitic ecumene. It will furthermore challenge convergent or divergent practices of mobility in imperial and contemporary times by reflecting on the shared insights on mobilities and what these entail in terms of circulation, exchanges, and borrowings.

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  • Buea

    Call for papers - Modern

    Artificial Intelligence and the Translation/Interpreting World: Current Trends and Future Directions

    This is the second thematic issue of Critic Journal and the forth volume by the Cameroon Association for Translation Studies (CATRAS). It focusses on on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the field of translation and interpretation. The papers are supposed to explore current trends and future directions.

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  • Boulogne

    Study days - History

    Judas the Galilean: the Man and his Significance

    In 6 CE, while Quirinius was taking the census of Judea, the first Jewish opposition aroused against Roman presence in the region, led by a man known as Judas the Galilean (or the Gaulanite). According to Josephus, all subsequent troubles were the fact of this man. But who was Judas? Was he so important in the history? Was he even challenging Roman authorities? As usual in similar cases, the scholarly debates are endless about the man and his significance. This conference aims to survey all of the many faces of Judas in recent historiography and to discuss each evidence in order to estimate the true place of Judas in history.

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  • Paris

    Miscellaneous information - Asia

    Betting on the farm

    Institutional change in Japanese agriculture

    Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA), a nationwide network of farm cooperatives, is under increasing pressure to expand farmer incomes by adapting coop strategies to changing market incentives. Some coops have adapted more successfully than others. In Betting on the Farm, Patricia L. Maclachlan and Kay Shimizu attribute these differences to three sets of local variables: resource endowments and product-specific market conditions, coop leadership, and the organization of farmer-members behind new coop strategies.

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  • Ahmedabad

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Traditional Water Systems of India

    A Heritage For The Future

    In the global context of climate change and particularly water scarcity the traditional water heritage of India is more relevant than ever. With that background this seminar focuses on thematic area of traditional water systems in semi-arid zones of India.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Theories and Practices of Federalism

    Federalism Conference 2022

    The Federalism conference is an international and hybrid conference that seeks to explore one the one hand, normative and historical theories of federalism and, on the other hand, investigate federal practices based primarily on case studies from Asia. With many countries opting for a federal structure of the government, federalism has now become a popular research topic among political scientists and constitutional scholars, leading to the burgeoning of centers and research projects at the international level. Federal ideas and the reality of existing federal states cannot be sharply divided. A comprehensive analysis of institutional philosophical roots can thus help us to further a comprehensive understanding of federal institutions as well as design appropriate analytical tools for investigating elements of multilevel governance systems.

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  • Ariel

    Call for papers - History

    History of prehistory in Palestine – Israel

    International workshop

    Our workshop aims to shed light on the various actors and institutions who shaped the field of prehistory from the 19th century until our days. They will allow us to grasp the establishment and development of prehistoric international and local networks on the longue durée. We encourage participants to address the socio-political and cultural contexts in which prehistory was practiced and knowledge produced. Many answers to the above questions and topics of research may be uncovered in personal, institutional, and administrative archives, while others are revealed in excavation reports. This brings us to the last section of our workshop: what sources for the history of Prehistory and how can they be used? Has the writing of a renewed history of the discipline affected today’s research and how?

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  • Exeter

    Call for papers - Asia

    Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference (IOW-Arch) 2022

    Following on from the very successful inaugeral Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference (IOW-Arch), the second IOW-Arch is planned for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December 2022. This is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, who are generously providing financial support. Papers are welcome on all aspects of the archaeology, material culture and heritage of the Indian Ocean (defined as from East Africa to Japan, including Australasia) from the first millennium BC to the contemporary era, and may include reports on research in progress. Presentations should be in English (unless you are in the special sesssion organised by Derek Kennet and Ran Zhang, which will be in Mandarin) and must not exceed 15 minutes, with a further 5 minutes allowed for questions.

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  • Delhi

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Asia

    PhD scholarship at “Centre de sciences humaines” (CSH - UMIFRE)

    Taking into consideration the small number of available doctoral grants, this one-year (renewable for one year) PhD scholarship is intended for doctoral students who have already started their thesis, but without any doctoral contract. It offers a second chance to talented young researchers registered in a French doctoral school. This scholarship is primarily intended to support data collection work in the geographical areas covered by the CSH (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka). The second year can be devoted to the analysis of materials and the writing of the thesis. With equal quality of application, preference will be given to Indian students who have completed their post-graduate studies in France.

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  • Lahore

    Call for papers - Asia

    Understanding Gradients of Political Engagements

    Citizenship and Identity in South Asia

    Historian and political scientists of South Asia have been dealing with the ascent of postcolonial state and the form of citizenships in South Asia. The meteoric rise of postcolonial theory, subaltern school of historiography to be precise made efforts in bringing the role of ideas and culture in shaping state, community and political narratives. Notwithstanding these insights still this literature failed to bring in one very important thing; a comparative lens to study informal politics in the region. The social transformation and process of democratization has appeared to be inching ahead across the region from Nepal to Bangladesh. Therefore, increasingly a cross country perspective is required combining interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative) to develop a comparative perspective of way social and cultural factors influence informal politics in South Asia.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South

    Airplanes and civil aviation have played a central role in the economics, politics, and cultures of the twentieth century. This workshop seeks to bring together new perspectives to explore aviation in relation to the Global South.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Early Islamic Agriculture and Water Management: Talking about a “Revolution”

    Second Ḥajar Online Workshop

    In the workshop organized by Hajar, three archaeological case studies which relate to agriculture and/or water management during Early Islam will be presented, followed by responses and a discussion. These will enable another examination of Andrew Watson’s arguments from the 1980s about an “Arab agricultural revolution” or “green revolution” - this time from an archaeological perspective.

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  • Brno

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Middle Ages

    Book Prize of the Center for Early Medieval Studies (Brno) for the best Book in Medieval Art, 2022

    In the aim to promote excellence and international multilingual research, the Association of Friends of the Center for Early Medieval Studies of the Department of Art History, Masaryk University, Brno (AFCEMS) decided to establish a yearly prize for the Best Book in Medieval Art (all pre-modern world cultures included). The author of the selected book will receive a cash prize of 1000€.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Federalism conference 2022

    Federalism conference is a one-day-long hybrid conference (virtual and presential) with four panels. The conference will be divided into a morning session that focuses on theories and an afternoon session that revolves around federal practices and case studies from Asia. The main objective of this conference is to set up a pool of information and network of young researchers and senior scholars involved in the field of federalism while actively promoting dialogue between academics. 

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