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  • Brussels | Namur

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    Building techniques in writings on architecture between Italy, France and the Low Countries

    Les techniques constructives dans les écrits d’architecture entre Italie, France et anciens Pays-Bas

    This conference focuses on the connection between architectural theory and construction techniques. The first part deals with the analysis of technical descriptions, their relationship with building practice, their rhetorical value, and their international circulation and adaptation. It comprises case studies from Italy, France, and the Low Countries. The second part approaches the same problem in a comparative perspective and takes the form of round-table discussions structured around three themes: the relationship between technical writings and construction practices, the literary aspects of technical digressions, and the translation and adaptation of Italian treatises.

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  • Amalfi | Sorrento

    Call for papers - Representation

    Travel and Sojourn in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Beyond Naples, toward Amalfi and Sorrento

    During the first half of the nineteenth century traveling and sojourning in Europe reflected a cultural climate marked by both resistance and enthusiasm. The conference is intended as well to cast light on the evolving changes in travel and sojourn in Naples and localities along the gulf during the first half of the nineteenth century, not failing to draw comparisons with other areas of Mediterranean Europe.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Vico Road

    Giovanni Battista Vico (1668–1744) spent most of his professional life as Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Naples. He was trained in jurisprudence, but read widely in Classics, philology, and philosophy, all of which informed his highly original views on history, historiography, and culture. His thought is most fully expressed in his mature work, the Scienza Nuova or The New Science. In his own time, Vico was relatively not so known, but from the nineteenth century onwards his views found a wider audience and today his influence is widespread in the humanities and social sciences. While borrowing our title “The Vico Road” to James Joyce, the conference at the Paris Institute of Advanced Study will examine the current state of the study of the works of Giambattista Vico. We will try to encourage discussion of ideas that can be considered Vichian in nature and that have some affinity with modern and contemporary thought.

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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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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Language

    Cultural mobility around Shakespeare's Rome

    Mapping race and nation through performance

    This seminar asks participants to consider the implications of race or nation on stage, on screen, and in installations, happenings, or other performance venues in Shakespeare’s Roman plays and how perceptions of race shift in different venues, at different historical moments, and even from person to person.

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  • Venice

    Call for papers - History

    Intersections. New perspectives for public humanities

    HFC-INT 2020

    The international network Humanities for Change, in accordance with the interdisciplinary spirit and the contaminatory approach that characterize its activities, intends to organize a day of study on the theme of public humanities. The meeting aims to stimulate some reflections coming from different fields of knowledge and to encourage the dialogue between researchers on the possibilities of the humanities to escape from academic circles. In this sense, the main object of study is the analysis of methodologies and tools related to knowledge dissemination practices for historical, artistic and philological-literary disciplines. Particular attention will also be given to new professional figures connected to the degree courses of the humanities faculties (such as the 'public historian') and to the interactions of these professional figures with the new media of communication and mass dissemination.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Alps and Resistance: conflicts, violences and political reflections (1943-1945)

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    What is the relationship between the Alps and the Resistance during the Italian Social Republic? The focus of the book is to deepen the function of the Alps as a “centre” of battles, violences and opposition to fascism, as well as the cradle of political debate destined to forge the modern Italian and European democracy.

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  • Berne

    Call for tender - History

    Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities in the southern Alps

    Four-year PhD position in History (University of Berne)

    The Historical Institute of the University of Bern invites applications for a four-year PhD position in History. The position is scheduled to start on November 1, 2018. The PhD student will be a member of the Project "Atlantic Italies: Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries)”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2018-2022) and directed by Dr. Roberto Zaugg. The prospective PhD student is expected to have good knowledge of Italian, Latin and English and at least basic knowledge of German, as well as practical experience in working with early modern manuscript sources. 

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - History

    Tombstones of the Jews of Padua, 1500-1850

    Cycle de conférences de David Malkiel

    The Jewish tombstones of pre-modern Europe are significant for European history, since individual burial, with individual tombstones, only became widespread among Christians in the modern era. The tombstones of Italy’s Jews are particularly valuable, because, whereas in other lands Jewish tombstones typically record the identity of the deceased and the date of death, in Italy they display creative architectural designs and graphic art, accompanied by rhymed and metered poetry. These artifacts invite integrated study of the society, art, poetry and thought of Italy’s Jews in the early modern era.

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  • Trento

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Fellowship « Transitions » at the Italian-German Historical Institute of Trient (Isig), Italy

    Italienisch-Deutsches Historisches Institut, (Isig) Trient / Fondazione Bruno. Kessler, Trient, 01.09.2012-30.09.2014. Bewerbungsschluss: 13.01.2012. Das Stipendium kann für 1 bis 3 Jahre beantragt werden. Es wird erwartet, dass sich die Bewerber mit ihrem Projekt thematisch in das übergreifende Projekt "Transizioni" des Istituto storico italo-germanico(ISIG), Trient, einfügen (siehe Webseite des Instituts ). Istituto storico italo-germanico di Trento (Isig) / Fondazione Bruno. Kessler, Trento, Italy, 01.09.2012-30.09.2014. Deadline: 13.01.2012 from 1 to 3 years (look at the website: ) Only projects within the research area of Isig will be considered for evaluation: « Transition as a historiographical issue. The phases of the critical development of 'modernity' 1494–1973 ».

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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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  • Call for papers - History

    Italy and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period

    Monographic issue of “Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea”

    The signing of the Treaty of Rapallo in 1920 made it possible to find a solution to the Italian-Yugoslav dispute over the north-eastern Adriatic border, a solution that would last substantially until the Italian invasion of the neighbouring kingdom in World War 2. Relations between Italy and Yugoslavia, particularly since the end of the 1920s, with the beginning of the more decidedly revisionist phase of fascist foreign policy regarding the structures of the Danubian-Balkan area, were never easy. However, the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo represented an undoubtedly important moment, which greatly contributed to restore a climate of collaboration between the two countries, heavily jeopardized by border nationalism and by the D’Annunzio’s “impresa di Fiume”, interrupted precisely by the Treaty of Rapallo.

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  • Palermo

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Political studies

    Politics of Emancipation | Remain in Sicily

    This open call for writers from all fields is dedicated to further their research through an “International Studies for Sicily” (SIS) residency or a thematic residency on the theme of “Politics of Emancipation” (Italy). SIS offers consultation with local and international experts in order to facilitate research, organisation of public presentations with public and private institutions with the goal of creating dialogue between the writers, the international academic, cultural and artistic community of Palermo and the publication of the residency results in the Quaderni di SIS / SIS Field Notes.

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  • Mestre

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    History is a common good

    4th National Conference of the Italian Association of Public History

    In line with the Italian Public History Manifesto, approved after our association’s meeting in Pisa in June 2018, AIPH intends to contribute to the affirmation of a greater awareness of the value of historical knowledge, an essential resource for understanding the present, planning of the future and exercising full citizenship. The 4th AIPH National Conference of Venice-Mestre will create new opportunities for discussion and reflection between those who work with the past. The conference will examine ways in which history is present in society today, from universities to public places, in schools and learning institutions, in high and in popular culture and, finally, in the daily life of our communities.

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  • Winston-Salem

    Call for papers - Modern

    “Marine Feet and Vesuvian Eyes”: The Volcanic Aesthetics of Maria Orsini Natale

    Edited Collection

    This volume intends to fill a gap in the critical reception of a remarkable Southern Italian woman writer. A journalist, a poet and a writer, Maria Orsini Natale (1928-2010) lived and worked at the foot of Vesuvius, and began writing at age 69, receiving several literary recognitions. Her novel, initially written as Ottocento Vesuviano, then entitled Francesca and Nunziata, and published for the first time in 1995, was also made into a 2001 film directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Sophia Loren and Giancarlo Giannini. The book earned her a semifinalist’s place in the Strega Prize, the most prestigious Italian literary award, and features a family from Amalfi, dedicated for generations to the white art of pasta making. More than fiction, it illustrates what in Neapolitan is called a ‘cunto’, part historical account and part allegorical tale, derived from a reservoir of collective as well as personal memories.

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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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  • Call for papers - History

    Assist and Unify? Nation Building and Welfare in the Upper Adriatic and Eastern Baltic Sea Region in the 20th Century

    Monographic issue of «Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea»

    Questioning the primacy of the nation-state, a special issue of Qualestoria to be published in December 2022 aims to analyze how different welfare practices have represented a tool of nation-building in territories contested by various national groups or states. To what extent have different political contexts affected the use of welfare for nation-building purposes? What role have welfare practices played in strengthening the position of the titular nation or in attempting to integrate/assimilate minorities? What outcomes have “bottom-up” initiatives propelled? The special issue will try answer these questions with a focus on the eastern Baltic Sea region and the Upper Adriatic. Contributions related to other east central European areas will also be considered.

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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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  • Padua

    Call for papers - Europe

    Italy Facing Terrorism: Political Parties, Institutions, Society, and Public Opinion (1969-1988)

    Italian Political Parties Facing Terrorism (1969-1988)

    Italian political parties’ attitudes, roles, points of view, and reactions vis-à-vis stragismo, subversive plots, right-wing and left-wing terrorism will be under scrutiny, together with their impact on society and institutions. The Organizing Committee encourages studies that also examine minor political parties.The Organizing Committee invites scholars of different disciplines interested in the topic topropose papers on Italian political parties’ attitudes, roles, points of view, and reactions in front of:- stragismo and subversive plots against Italian Republic; origin, development, and social consensus of left-wing armed struggle; the main political changes of the period (e.g., the crisis of center-left governments, the 1974 referendum, the 1975 and 1976 elections, the governments of national solidarity, the end of the Christian-democratic centrality); the dangers of right-wing terrorism; the emergency legislation; the exit strategies from terrorism.

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