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  • Pessac

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Contentious Science, Tricky Politics : Experts and Scientists in Controversial Policy Debates in Europe and North America

    This conference, conceived and organized before the events of this last year, seeks to interrogate the uncomfortable, confusing, and consequential intersection of experts and politics of which the Covid-19 crisis is only the latest dramatic example.

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  • Call for papers - History

    New Outlooks on the Napoleonic Empire

    Young Napoleonists’ Conference in the Bicentenary of Napoleon’s Death (1821-2021)

    Since the 1990s, the multifaceted political and social transformation started by the Napoleonic era (1799-1815) has gained increasing scholarly attention; even if these studies have, for the most part, focused on the changes that took place within the Napoleonic Europe, the scope continues to broaden toward a global-scale geography. The same is true for the angles of research from which the period can be examined: recently, historians have started to deal not only with such classic issues as military or political history, but also to address the diverse range of questions posed by the interdisciplinary study of empires. It is only fair that, as the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death (1769-1821) approaches, we seize the chance to showcase and discuss the research that young historians are pursuing on the Napoleonic legacy and its impact on the existing order. 

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  • Trier

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Early modern

    PhD positions for the ERC projet “Pamphlets and Patrons”

    The purpose of this research project is to develop new perspectives on the emergence of modern politics, and to contribute to a re-evaluation of Ancien Régime society and to help re-assessing the origins of the French Revolution. We aim especially at developing a new way to look at the rise of the public sphere in the 18th century and at re-evaluating the political role of court nobility. The focus is on the impact of patronage by courtiers on politics in general and on pamphlets in particular. PAPA’s main hypotheses are that a) courtiers shaped the 18th-century public sphere in a crucial way, b) 18th-century society and politics show more continuities than ruptures to the 17th century, and c) the French Revolution had at its inception much more in common with 17th-century princely uprisings than has been hitherto recognised.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Trans Identities in the French media

    Abstracts are welcome for an edited volume that will address the question of the representations of trans identities in the French media. This volume aims more specifically at observing how trans identities have been portrayed in the past decades (from the 1990s’ to the present time). Possible topics include (but are not limited to)(a) the evolution of the representation of trans identities in news coverage, (b) transgender characters in films and series, (c) pitfalls and biases regarding the way trans identities are portrayed in the French media, and/or (d) the analysis of a specific body of work.

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Territorial fractures, ruptures, discontinuities and borders: issues for planners

    The French-British Study Planning Group / Groupe franco-britannique de recherche en aménagement et urbanisme, has worked for 20 years on the building of networks and intellectual bridges between the communities of planning research and practice on both sides of the Channel. Since 2005 it has been formally constituted as a sub-group of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). The potential retreat of the current United Kingdom from the European Union presents a new context and it is natural that the group should turn its attention to the territorial impacts which could arise as a result. It is also an occasion to reflect more widely on all forms of territorial discontinuities, ruptures and borders, including those at the national, regional and local scales, and which are of concern to planning research and practice.

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  • Cambridge

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    PhD funding, France and the Second World War: the Cambridge Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection (1944-1946)

    Cambridge University Library is delighted to have received an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Award, and invites applications for PhD studentships, starting in 2020-2021. The successful PhD candidate will receive funding to work on the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection (1944-1946), as part of the Doctoral Training Partnership with The Open University.

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  • Tempe

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    Gendered Species: Colette, Gender and Sexual Identities

    Espèces genrées : Colette, le genre et les identités sexuées

    Although French woman writer Colette was indifferent to and even critical of the feminist movement of the early 1900s, in the way she lived her life as in her fiction, she exemplified financial and social independence and shame-free sexuality, or what would be call today “gender fluidity”. This international conference will show how Colette represents a vibrant and radical expression of feminism in tune with the #MeToo spirit in today's society

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies – University of Maryland

    The Department of French and Italian in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in 19th-century French and Francophone literatures/cultures and expertise in Digital Humanities beginning August 2020.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Scholar, Activist and Passeur between America, Europe and Africa

    Foundations, Circulations and Legacies

    Trained in Classical languages (Latin and Greek), Philosophy, Sociology and History, both in the US and Europe, W. E. B. Du Bois’s intellectual inquiry into the nature of Blackness covers a wide range of disciplines, from History to Political Philosophy, from Sociology to Literature and Poetry, from Art Criticism to Musicology. The colloquium will embrace this multiplicity of approaches which characterizes Du Bois’s work and, at the same time, capture the profound unity of his thought which can be found in the analysis of the “concept of race.” Special attention will also be given to the determinant role played by W. E. B. Du Bois in the transatlantic circulation of knowledge and intellectual commerce between the US, Europe and Africa.

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  • London

    Seminar - Political studies

    French Politics: A Neighbour's 'History of the Present'

    “French Politics: A Neighbour’s ‘History of the Present’” is a monthly seminar series organised by the University of Westminster (Centre for the Study of Democracy and Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture), introducing the “crème de la crème” of French research in Social Sciences and Humanities. This series is designed with the Foucauldian notion of “history of the present” in mind and will tackle some of the most pressing challenges of French politics and political theory today. 

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  • Cambridge

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Reassessing Bergson

    The thought of Henri Bergson (1859-1941), one of the most influential theorists of time of the twentieth century, has primarily been confined to the so-called “continental” tradition of philosophy. In the past few years this has started to change; his work has begun to receive ingenious reassessment from philosophers outside the field of “continental” philosophy in general and within analytic philosophy in particular. The aim of this conference is to capture this moment and use it to provide new perspectives on Bergsonian philosophy, expanding and reassessing Bergson’s legacy and producing a major permutation in the philosophy of time.

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  • Call for papers - History

    The Art Market Dictionary

    De Gruyter's

    De Gruyter and the team of the Art Market Dictionary (AMD) are currently looking for authors interested in contributing to their encyclopedia project. The AMD is the first reference work providing encompassing information on commercial art galleries, dealers, auction houses, fairs and advisers in Europe, the USA and Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries. Due to appear in 2020, it will be published in print and as an online searchable database. It is edited by Johannes Nathan and supported by a number of specialized institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, or the Archives of American Art.

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  • Malakoff

    Study days - Law

    Third International Student Symposium on the History of Crime

    The International Symposium on the History of Crime is a forum for international university students to explore the understanding of issues surrounding the history of crime. The annual symposium was created to bring together doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students as well as early career academics in a friendly academic environment that facilitates discussion around history of crime issues. This Third edition will be attended by students and academics from the USA, UK and France. The symposium is deliberately broad in reach and we make every effort to draw together wide and diverse topics in order that contributors feel encouraged to participate and present their research in-progress as well as engaging and informative short papers.


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  • Blida

    Call for papers - Modern

    Telecollaboration in Higher Education in Language Classes

    Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons

    If telecollaboration is practiced at all levels of education, we would like to give it a broader dimension, as part of our colloquium, and to address it at the university level for the essential reason that the nature of event organized within this university, aspires to bring together colleagues around the world, around this theme, little known or practiced at the level of Algerian universities, while it has been the subject of experiments since over thirty years in Europe, America, Asia, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Oxford

    Study days - Middle Ages

    Avignon as Transcultural Hub

    A MALMECC study day considering a range of themes centering around cultural transfers and scientific knowledge in papal Avignon, providing fresh understanding through interdisciplinary discussion based on a series of short position papers.

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  • Geneva

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Ethnology, anthropology

    PhD positions for the research project Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS)

    The project “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS) aims to develop a systematic comparative investigation of global gang dynamics, to better understand why they emerge, how they evolve over time, whether they are associated with particular urban configurations, how and why individuals join gangs, and what impact this has on their potential futures. It draws on ethnographic research carried out in Nicaragua, South Africa, and France, adopting an explicitly tripartite focus on “Gangs”, “Gangsters”, and “Ganglands” in order to better explore the interplay between group, individual, and contextual factors. The first will consider the organisational dynamics of gangs, the second will focus on individual gang members and their trajectories before, during, and after their involvement in a gang, while the third will reflect on the contexts within which gangs emerge and evolve.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Time in the Middle Ages

    16th annual symposium of the International Medieval Society – Paris

    For its 16th annual symposium, the International Medieval Society Paris invites scholarly papers on any aspect of time in the Middle Ages. Papers may deal with the experience or exploitation of time, its reckoning or measuring, its inscription, its theorization, or the question of how or why or whether we should demarcate the “Middle Ages.” Papers focusing on historical or cultural material from medieval France or post-Roman Gaul, or on texts written in medieval French or Occitan, are particularly encouraged, but compelling papers on other material will also be considered.

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  • Saint-Omer

    Call for papers - History

    The Literary Exchanges and Intellectual Encounters of Humanists in the Northern Provinces during the Renaissance

    First Saint-Omer international colloquium

    The first Saint-Omer international colloquium is co-organized by the Centre de Recherche et d’Études Histoire et Sociétés (EA 4027 CREHS - Université d’Artois), and the Cultural Services of St Omer country’s Urban district (CAPSO). It is part of the pluri-disciplinary research programme The Renaissance in the Northern Provinces, coordinated since 2015 by Pr. Charles Giry-Deloison and Dr. Laurence Baudoux, and is in the continuity of the conferences already held at the University of Artois. The Saint-Omer colloquium aims to address all expressions of the Renaissance in the field of Humanities (philosophy, literature, arts), in the former Southern Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It will focus in particular on the exchanges, encounters and bonds between the main actors of this cultural revival.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Truth and fiction

    15th annual conference of the International Medieval Society

    The 15th annual conference of the International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris) is organised in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) and the Centre d’Étude et de Recherches Antiques et Médiévales (CERAM). This year on the theme of “Truth and Fiction.”

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Modern France from the Revolution to the Present – Part-time teaching post at New York University (NYU) Paris

    NYU Paris is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach the following undergraduate course in History: “Modern France from the Revolution to the Present”. The course covers changes over time in politics, culture, and social life and pays particular attention to the successive crises that have challenged France's stature, stability, and republican model. These crises include the recurring revolutionary upheavals, the challenges to the nation’s imperial ambitions, the Dreyfus Affair, the two world wars, and the traumas of Vichy and the Algerian war. We also examine the evolving meaning of French citizenship and national identity, conflicts between religion and the republic, and France's efforts post-war to establish and anchor a European community.

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