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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Fortress Europe, Border Lampedusa

    Migrations across the Mediterranean Sea in cultural perspective

    This book aims to explore political, social, cultural, economic and artistic expressions of, and issues around, Lampedusa as a metaphor of several (visible and invisible) powers that, at different levels (micro, meso and macro), impinges on the relations between Europe and Africa/Asia, etc. The intent is to propose a comprehensive reflection contemplating several approaches and perspectives regarding the relationship of this island as first/last border of the Fortress Europe. Migration is the core topic, but it could be approached with different materials.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    The Notion of Intelligence in Ancient Greece (nous-noein), from Homer to Platonism

    Vol. 16 Methodos (2016)

    The aim of this issue of Methodos is to gather contributions of international scholars on the notion of nous-noein in order to reconstruct the history of the terms related to intelligence and its activities. The issue will mainly try to outline the evolution of such terms, from their original perceptual meaning to their conceptual and theoretical scope. Contributions should thus provide materials and analysis to identify the stages and ruptures in the evolution of their use. Additionally, all attempts to trace the technical and cultural transformations which have allowed the passage from the practical understanding of the nous-noein to its more abstract uses are welcome. Papers should by no means be limited to genetic or historical reconstructions; we also welcome any paper bringing some new elements of reflection on the notion of intelligence in the chosen era.

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  • Sasso Marconi

    Call for papers - Representation

    Immigration: Fear and the Media

    Magazine Africa e Mediterraneo No. 82

    The issue 82 of Africa e Mediterraneo wants to investigate the challenges brought about by media and political communication, considering as focuses of analysis the communication processes within the European society (both of local media and migrants’ initiatives) and those activated in the African Countries, being aware that the circulation of ideas, images and cultural practices is more and more leading to a growing deterritorialization of the media and their messages and to the consequential crossing of national borders.

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  • Evora

    Call for papers - Economics

    Family Farming and Sustainable Development: 2014 and beyond

    We are pleased to invite you to contribute papers for a Special Session on Family Farming and Sustainable Development: 2014 and beyond, which we will organize at the 20th APDR Congress on 10-11 July 2014. The Congress will take place at the University of Évora, in Évora (Portugal) and will be a major international event.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures

    2015 International Conference of Europeanists in Paris

    The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for proposals for its 22nd International Conference of Europeanists is organized around the theme "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures". The CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations.

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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - History

    Multidisciplinary Approaches to Food and Foodways in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean

    Within the rapidly expanding area of research on food and foodways, the medieval eastern Mediterranean is still very much an unexplored area. The aim of the POMEDOR project (People, Pottery and Food in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean) was to explore this new field in a multidisciplinary way and to stimulate further research.

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  • Venice | Helsinki

    Call for papers - History

    A global history of free ports

    Capitalism, commerce and geopolotics (1600-1900)

    Exactly how free ports arose in early-modern Europe is still subject to debate. Livorno, Genoa and other Italian cities became famous as major examples of a particular way of attracting trade. Between the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century the existence of free ports – as specific fiscal, cultural, political and economic entities with different local functions and characteristics – developed from an Italian and European into a global phenomenon. While a general history of free ports – from their first emergence to the present-day special economic zones – has never been written, this research network aims to pave the way for such an enterprise. The history of free ports research network is organising a number of conferences in the next years, in order to work towards a standard publication and interactive research platform for the history of free ports from the XVIth to the early XXth century.

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  • Zagreb

    Seminar - Information

    Opportunities and Needs in Case of Material Concerning Famous People in Science and Culture

    Cooperation Framework of Digital Infrastructure in the Region

    Introduction and collaboration methods between scientific and cultural institutions participating in this project: about the collaboration of institutions in the region, defining the topics to be included in the recommendations (general information, records and plans for digitization, standardization of practice - processing, use, copyright, etc., projects); examples of good practices from the region and the world (exposure to digital repositories, their own practices, projects etc.)

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  • Athens

    Call for papers - Europe

    Villes de Méditerranée orientale

    Les villes de Méditerranée orientale: une approche comparative

    Les villes de Méditerranée orientale: une approche comparative Institutions municipales, réseaux techniques, planification (1830-1930) Appel à communications pour la participation à cette session principale de la conférence internationale d'histoir

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  • Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Jews in Ecclesiastical, Roman-barbarian and Byzantine Laws, sixth to eleventh centuries

    Changes, ruptures, adaptations

    Ce colloque sera l'occasion d'une réflexion renouvelée sur la condition juridique des juifs dans les droits alti-médiévaux, byzantin et canonique.

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  • Volos

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Ethnographic Films in Greece: Impressions of Otherness

    The majority of anthropologists in Greece, like elsewhere, seems reluctant to use visual means in their fieldwork. Obviously they prefer writing texts in order to communicate their work (even if they have collected certain visual footages in the field) instead of filming and assembling their visual data. At the same time, although ethnographic or fiction films are often used in the teaching of folklore, anthropology and sociology, university teachers get rarely involved themselves in their production.

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  • Geneva

    Study days - History

    Uses of the world and photography. Crossed perspectives on the work of Fred Boissonnas

    Le département de géographie de l'Université de Genève organise une journée d'étude interdisciplinaire consacrée à l'œuvre du photographe Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946), l'un des acteurs majeurs de l’histoire de la photographie en Suisse. En croisant les approches, les savoirs, les points de vue, il s’agit de mettre en lumière la complexité et la richesse de la carrière de ce photographe-voyageur et éditeur, ses influences en Suisse et à l'étranger, et son héritage. L’étude de son œuvre permet de s'interroger sur le développement de l’usage de la photographie dans les sociétés européennes entre 1880 et 1930, comme art mais aussi comme moyen de communication pour appréhender l’ailleurs, le passé, et construire des identités tant locales que nationales.

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  • Pula

    Conference, symposium - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Navigare necesse est: from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages

    XVII International archaeological symposium

    Dans la tradition des grands colloques internationaux en archéologie, le International Research Center for Archaeology, Brijuni-Medulin (Croatie), sous le patronage de l'Unesco et du Ministère de la culture de la République de Croatie à Zagreb, avec la collaboration de la Society for the History and Cultural Development of Istria, Pula, et le Centre for Historical Research, Rovinj (Centro di ricerche storiche, Rovigno) organise à Pula-Medulin-Rovinj (Croatie), les 23-26 novembre 2011 son vingt-septième symposium thématique sur la navigation ancienne de la Méditerranée nord-occidentale, de la Préhistoire jusqu'au début du Moyen Âge.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Middle Ages

    Quatrièmes rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines

    L’Association des étudiants du monde byzantin (AEMB) présente la quatrième édition des rencontres annuelles internationales des doctorants en études byzantines qui aura lieu les 21 et 22 octobre 2011 à l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art de Paris de Paris. Organisées sur deux jours, ces rencontres internationales rassembleront des étudiants de troisième cycle, français et étrangers, travaillant sur la civilisation byzantine, quels que soient leur champ de recherche et leur domaine de spécialisation (histoire, histoire de l'art, archéologie, philologie, ...).

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Media and migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region

    Colloque international à l'Institut national de l'audiovisuel, « médias et migrations dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen », les 17 et 18 novembre 2011, organisé dans le cadre du projet ANR Médiamigraterra, porté par le Cemti, Université Paris 8.

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  • Ariel

    Seminar - Modern

    Territorial and Border Configurations to the Test of Mobility and Migrations (19th-21st century)

    Ce séminaire international organisé par le programme MIMED de la MMSH d'Aix-en-Provence en partenariat avec le CRFJ examinera l’évolution des processus sociaux, économiques et politiques liés à la mise en place de dispositifs de gestion des mobilités et de la coprésence en Méditerranée. Il envisagera à la fois les politiques publiques mettant en place ces dispositifs à l’échelle d’Etats, de régions ou de villes, et les réactions des populations à ces dispositifs, leurs formes d’adaptation, de transgression ou de contournement. Il tentera enfin d’évaluer dans quelle mesure les réactions des populations peuvent en retour affecter les dispositifs. Dans la durée (du XIXe au XXIe siècle), Il s'agira d'interroger l’influence croissante des processus nés de la globalisation sur les mobilités et les configurations territoriales.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    From Moscow to Madrid, from Cairo to Berlin: The Eastern European countries and the Mediterranean

    Relations and crossed perspectives, 1967-1989

    Appel à contribution pour un colloque international co-organisé par l’association Richie, l’UMR IRICE, l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et l’Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. L'objectif de ce colloque est d'enrichir l'historiographie des relations entre l'Europe de l'Est et les pays riverains de la Méditerranée. La périodisation proposée s’étend de 1967 à 1989 et prend en compte les seules relations politiques, diplomatiques et économiques entre l’Est de l’Europe et la Méditerranée, que ce soit de manière bilatérale ou multilatérale.

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  • Seminar - Middle Ages

    Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

    The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a new online seminar series on “Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History” in the academic year 2021/2022. The events take place every two months. They are aimed at both young and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Venice, a Mediterranean regional power

    Economic, maritime and political perspectives, 1669-1797

    This seminar aims to explore the relationship between Venice and the Mediterranean between the loss of Crete, the last major dominion of Venetian maritime empire in 1669, and the end of the Republic in 1797. Through the analysis of economic and commercial exchanges, naval activities and diplomatic/military relations of the Serenissima in the Mediterranean, we aim to discuss the dynamics of transformation and adjustment of the Republic’s new status as a regional power faced with the challenges of an Inner Sea crossed and populated by more powerful and richer competitors.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Modern

    Workshop on sexual violence in modern southern European history

    Southern European gender models and the implications of these on the study of sexual violence in the western world are relatively under-theorised within broader narratives of the western subject. This workshop seeks to address this lacuna through an exploration of the intersection of southern European culture – understood through the prism of “unity in diversity” – and sexual violence in the modern period. A thorough comparison of sexual violence within the diverse localities of the European south will allow similarities and differences to emerge, and will help to decentre current emphasis on the English-speaking world within the current historiography on sexual violence.

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