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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    14th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

    The International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East has been organised since 1998 by the scientific community of scholars working on and in the Near East. It is an exceptional forum for dialogue and scientific exchanges between all colleagues involved in the study of the Ancient Near East.  After twelve years, the ICAANE comes back to France to the city of lights Lyon. From June 2 to 7 2025, the fourteenth International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East will take place in Lyon. It is organised by the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The constellation of the anti-nuclear movement in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s

    The theme of anti-nuclear mobilizations has remained largely unexplored, despite contributions made by some of their protagonists and numerous studies on the 1970s and 1980s movements. Firstly, this special issue addresses this gap and aims to investigate the heterogeneous components in Italian society that have contributed to anti-nuclear mobilizations, highlighting their protagonists, ideas, and values. Secondly, it aims to offer an adequate contextualisation via an exploration of political and organisational ties of such movements, and tools and communication strategies they employed.

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  • Essen

    Call for papers - Language

    Class in the Long Eighteenth Century: Britain and Beyond

    We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for LAPASEC 2025. Christoph Heyl (Univ. Duisburg-Essen) and Rémy Duthille (Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne) are continuing the long tradition of the Landau-Paris Symposia on the Eighteenth Century, welcoming both established scholars and early career researchers. The LAPASEC series focuses on the literature and culture of the British Isles of the period, but it is also open to topics relating to the British colonies, France, Germany, and further afield.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Conference, symposium - History

    Decoding European History through Guns: Methodologies and Research Approaches

    What are firearms? How did they impact on the history of European societies? What are the more promising research approaches for studying them? Firearms hold profound implications for European societies, influencing international relations, the diffusion of violence, and State sovereignty. This workshop will convene researchers examining themes such as the relationship between European States and guns, global efforts to regulate arms markets, the role of firearms in changing the societal perception of violence, and the semantic nuances defining these instruments. Through exploration of diverse research methodologies, the workshop aims to highlight the significance of firearms as both a subject of scholarly inquiry and a lens for examining critical aspects of contemporary history, shedding new light on the European past – one trigger pull at a time.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Divided memories and political-cultural imaginaries in post–Cold War Europe

    "Europe: cultures, memories, identities" Journal, no. 1 / 2025 (first issue)

    This journal is especially devoted to the study of the dynamics of memories and of cultural identity representations which have shaped the spaces of experience, the horizons of expectation, and the sociocultural imaginaries in “Europe’s Europes” in the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides a special outlet to the analysis grounded in cultural memory studies, and particularly in contemporary theories of “agonistic memory”, considered as a “third way”, that of the research of an equilibrium between the contraries embodied in the two competitive paradigms which have disputed their hegemony in the European area, particularly since the end of the Cold War: the cosmopolitan/ transnational one, and the national(ist)/ antagonistic one.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Modern

    A Geography of (Art) Historians

    The Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) and the Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) during the Cold War

    The Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) and the Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) played a crucial role in the advancement of scholarship in the fields of Art History and History during the Cold War. We invite submissions of 20-minute papers exploring the history of these international organisations and their role in fostering transnational networks, cultural exchanges, and theoretical and methodological debates between scholars. We are also interested in local structures and the impact of international meetings on the development of national historiographies. We especially encourage papers focused on the Eastern Bloc and the Global South.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Local communities in Austria-Hungary and beyond

    “Acta Poloniae Historica”

    Changes in the management of the Habsburg Empire and new technologies, expanding the circulation of social communication, accelerated the modernisation processes taking place in Central Europe. It was an area inhabited by various ethnic, national, religious and linguistic communities; they had to rework their modus vivendi and to find their place in complex networks of relations, in the context of the liberalising legal framework of the 1860s in the Austrian part of the monarchy and the tightening grip of the state on the local non-Magyar initiatives in the Hungarian part. Deep and multi-faceted socio-cultural changes were leading to new cumulations of symbolic (and political) power; new groups, termed here as local communities (political, social, religious), were gaining visibility and sought recognition, according to changing configuration of values and integration impulses. We pose the question how the new or redefined communities were formed and managed.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Europe

    Art Activism and Ecoart Communities in Ireland

    Journée d’étude organisée par le centre de recherches en études irlandaises et nord-irlandaises ERIN (EA PRISMES, Sorbonne Nouvelle) et l’équipe EMMA (Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3), avec le soutien du GIS EIRE.

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  • Vienna

    Conference, symposium - Education

    Challenging the Reproduction of Inequality Through Higher Education

    Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond

    The event aims to facilitate critical discussion on programs promoting the educational access of persons belonging to historically marginalized and racialized groups, such as Roma. The conference, celebrating the 20th anniversary of launching CEU’s Roma Access Program, facilitates critical discussion on programs promoting the educational access of persons belonging to oppressed groups. The conference promotes the participation of Romani scholars and professionals including those who took part in such programs earlier and aims to facilitate a knowledge exchange amongst various scholars and professionals from educational and social sciences.

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  • Prague

    Seminar - Representation

    The Normalized, the Normalizers and Their Cinemas

    Czechoslovak and Soviet Films of the 1970s

    In both cinemas—that of the “normalizer” and that of the “normalized”—the political and economic stagnation reinforced by stochastic censorship and disillusioned society often leads to peculiar examples of mismatched ideology and aesthetics allowing for viewing them as accidental camp classics today. What structural changes do Czechoslovak studios undergo in the wake of the Warsaw Pact invasion? What thematic and aesthetic choices can be attributed to their moment in film history on both sides of the Iron Curtain? How does the soaring number of light entertainment genre like melodrama, comedy or musical correlate with the current events? Last but not least, the questions of actors’ agency in the face of state repression and censorship, of reevaluation of the immense corpus of films created during the late-Communist era feel relevant in Russian and Central European cinema and culture in general today.

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  • Alexandria

    Call for papers - Information

    Information Literacy Revolution .... Get Ready!

    International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL) 2024

    For the first time in Egypt and in North Africa, Bibliotheca Alexandrina is pleased to host & organize the 3rd round of the international Conference on Information Literacy - Africa 2024 (ICIL - Africa). ICIL - Africa is held bi annualy with the aim of discussing recent developments and current chalenges in the field of information Literacy. It is a sister conference to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) that started in 2012. The conference aims at bringing to the table of discussion several trending and emerging topics that matter to librarians and researchers related to digital inclusion, smart libraries and the inclusion of artificial intelligence (AI) in different contexts related to libraries and information literacy.

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  • Galaţi

    Call for papers - Europe

    Mémoire pour l’avenir, nostalgie et utopie dans les imaginaires socioculturels des « Europes de l’Europe » contemporaines

    En analysant, une décennie après la fin de la Guerre Froide, les changements survenus au cours du dernier quart du siècle passé sur le plan de l’expérience et des perceptions du temps. Le caractère multidimensionnel de la mémoire historique et ses rapports avec l’avenir dans le contexte des « transformations sans précédent » entraînées par le progrès technologique et par les défis climatiques représentent également des axes majeurs dans les recherches récentes en historiographie et en philosophie de l’histoire. À l’intersection de la mémoire historique avec celle politique, la nostalgie fonctionne comme « une épée à deux tranchants », en ce qu’elle semble être tant « un antidote émotionnel pour la politique », que « le meilleur instrument politique ». Les chercheurs de divers domaines sont encouragés à soumettre des propositions explorant plusieurs thèmes liés à la mémoire, à la nostalgie et à l’utopie en Europe post-Guerre Froide.

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  • Alexandroupoli

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    The archaeological work in the Greek settlements of the Black Sea and their environs during the last decade

    Black Sea archaeology has always captivated the interest of scholars, because of its unique topography and diachronically multi-ethnic historical landscape.The previous decade was a particularly challenging period for archaeological research worldwide due to the new realities imposed by the pandemic, the extraordinary political and socio-economic factors, and the long-lasting crisis in the Humanities and Arts. In spite of all this, excavations, systematic surveys, remote sensing and geophysical prospections, were undertaken in numerous coastal and inland sites along the Euxine, while equally productive were research projects on specific monuments or aspects of the material culture. Aiming to bring forth the latest advances accomplished in the field, the Department of Black Sea Studies at the Democritus University of Thrace in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, are organizing an International Conference on The Archaeological Work in the Greek Settlements of the BlackSea and their Environs during the Last Decade.

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  • Nogent-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - History

    Energy transitions and economic thinking in German-speaking territories, 1800-2000

    ETRANHET explores how economic ideas on energy have developed in various market-economy contexts around the world, since the first waves of industrialization at the turn of the 19th century. It particularly addresses three key questions: (1) How did past economists (broadly defined) conceive the connection between energy, growth, and development? (2) How did they consider innovation and technological change in energy affairs? (3) How did economic discourse on energy influence policymaking, and vice versa? Areas covered by the project include Continental Europe, the British Isles, North and Latin America, South-East Asia, and some areas under colonial control. This workshop will be an opportunity to look more closely at German-speaking territories within Continental Europe.

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  • Antwerp

    Summer School - History

    Performing Media Histories

    Arts & Media Archaeology summer school 2024

    In a world where media are omnipresent, this summer school offers a unique opportunity to explore histories of media performance. The programme will focus on the interplay between media developments and performative culture from the late eighteenth century to the present day, focusing on how cultural change, new forms of knowledge, and visual culture were turned into modern spectacles and experiences. From early modern optical tools in Wunderkammers, devices of wonder and philosophical toys to contemporary interactive digital media and VR, we will explore the world of performative media that has fascinated, informed, and shaped our perceptions. 

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  • Strasbourg

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Diasporification of Islam : transborder relations of Muslims in Europe. Established Muslim communities and new arrivals

    On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe published by Brill, the Research Center DRES UMR 7354, the Department of Turkish Studies at the University of Strasbourg, as well as the Makers Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute and the Institute of Islamology at the University of Strasbourg, are organizing an international conference on the diasporification of Islam in Europe

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Subversive Intrusions: Redefining the Museum Through Activist Interventions

    The editors are looking for original chapters and shorter contributions (interviews, manifestoes, dialogues, etc.) for an interdisciplinary edited volume exploring the phenomenon of artistic and activist-lead intrusive performances in large European and American museums. By interrogating cases of gendered objectification, cultural appropriation, and hierarchical monopolization of vision within Western museums, the contributions to this book explore how these performances (and the actors behind them) contribute to the redefinition of the modern conception of the Western museum. 

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  • Geneva

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Promotion of Chinese culture and arts, 1930-1950

    Around the Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale

    From 11 to 13 April 2024 we organize in Geneva a Symposium about the promotion of Chinese culture and arts in the decades 1930-1950 by, and around, the Geneva Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale.This symposium aims at being an opportunity for exchange and discussion among 16 specialists to shed light on the Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale and on the circumstances and context of its action. The main focus is on the promotion of Chinese arts: painting, literature, music, theatre and opera.

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  • Evora

    Seminar - Middle Ages

    Local powers toward central authorities: Decision-making process in medieval urban societies

    2nd Lectures on social contract

     The scientific summit is dedicated to bringing together different specialists who analyse the discursivities of decision-making developed in medieval towns and other local instances of political governance. The goal of this seminar is centred in exploring the dynamics between the local and the central spheres of power, following an understanding on how those dynamics build their communication strategies from communal institutions side to interact with —or, even though, resist to— their so-called sovereign authorities. These communication channels often operated networks of semantic change between the local spheres, where political decisions were performed, and the higher spheres with jurisdictional power over them.

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  • Ottawa | Lille

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Moving Beyond The Center-Periphery Dynamics

    Central and Eastern Europe From The Mid-19th Century to The Present

    Since the 18th century, the discourse on modernization—understood as a process aiming to align social organization with the expectations and needs of societies and carrying a promise of emancipation—identifies the Western form of modernity, in its political (democracy) and economic (capitalism) dimensions, as a model to follow. In the multicultural empires of Central and Eastern Europe, divergences in the paths and rhythms of political, economic, and social modernization engraved in collective imaginaries the idea of a structural delay of these societies compared to the rest of Europe, relegating them to the periphery—or semi-periphery—of the Western world. This discourse justified structural reforms and enabled the rise of social groups interested in and useful for these reforms. This conference aims to examine the experience of Central and Eastern European countries with the modernization process from the late 18th century to the present, beyond the center-periphery dynamics.

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