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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - History

    Consent, Refuse, Surrender: Shadows of Conquest during the English Restoration 1660-1714

    This conference opens a conversation between literary, cultural, historical, philosophical, legal, medical, and artistic perspectives to analyse and historicise the mechanisms that structure the notions of consent, refusal and surrender, and to study their evolutions across the breadth of the period. The goal of this conference is both to analyse the specific expression of these notions during the Restoration period, and to see how they enable us to rethink it. Finally, this project is launched with the aim of establishing an interdisciplinary research group on the Restoration.

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  • Lille

    Call for papers - Political studies

    From 1984 to 2024: industrial disputes and social movements in the United Kingdom since the Great Miners’ Strike

    The one-day conference and journal issue focus on the past four decades of industrial disputes and social movements in the UK. The year 2024 is indeed the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-1985. As such, it provides an opportunity to study social protest in the UK since 1984. 

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Sex (Mis)Education in the English-Speaking World

    Historical, Literary and Socio-political Perspectives

    This call for papers seeks contributions that will engage with the competing forms of formal and informal sex education as they pertain to the English-speaking world with a special focus on English speaking societies from the Indian ocean. Our aim is to propose varied, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the broad question of sex education, welcoming papers from historians, linguists, literary critics, sociologists, specialists in gender studies and others. Keeping in mind Foucault’s notion that sex is both hyper visible and taboo, we aim at providing in-depth discussions which will help better understand both formal and informal sex education taking into account the fact that sex education is fraught with cultural tensions and political feuds.

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  • Rouen

    Call for papers - Europe

    Un musicien et pianiste européen

    Amédée Méreaux, son œuvre et son temps

    Qui se souvient aujourd’hui d’Amédée Méreaux ? L’homme et le musicien n’ont certes pas totalement disparu de la mémoire de Rouen, où une petite rue éloignée du centre-ville porte encore aujourd’hui son nom. Néanmoins, cet artiste n’évoque aujourd’hui plus grand chose, même aux spécialistes de la période romantique. Pourtant, Amédée Méreaux (1802-1874) est une personnalité importante du monde musical à l’époque de Berlioz. Le colloque s’inscrit dans le cadre du 150e anniversaire de la disparition d’Amédée Méreaux. Il sera l’occasion d’étudier son parcours pluridisciplinaire, à la fois pour mesurer l’ampleur des tâches accomplies par le musicien que pour évaluer la cohérence globale d’une pensée artistique ayant le clavier, la classe et la plume pour véhicule. Quel regard porte Amédée Méreaux sur son temps ? Et quel impact ses recherches historiques ont pu avoir sur ses contemporains ?

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    1715-1716: The Apex of Jacobitism?

    Origins, Representations, and Legacies: Essays in Honour of Daniel Szechi

    This collection of essays, entitled ’1715-16 : The Apex of Jacobitism ? Origins, Representations and Legacies’, in honour of the life work of Professor Daniel Szechi aims to re-evaluate the 1715 rising in its broader international context and within the heritage of the long eighteenth century. Contributors who have encountered the Jacobite rising in their respective fields, for example, while studying its industrial, intellectual, and scholarly impact from the Treaty of Union to the present, are invited to propose their contributions. As Jacobitism was a ubiquitous landmark of the eighteenth century, researchers are invited to question the military, political, literary, and/or cultural significance of the rising. The editors are particularly interested in consequential research on the rising through a comparative perspective in the interdisciplinary fields of literature, material culture, and travel or media studies.

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Coopération régionale dans les zones maritimes (ReCMA)

    Défis et perspectives à partir du cas de l’espace Manche post Brexit

    La conférence Coopération régionale dans les zones maritimes (ReCMA) aborde les spécificités de la coopération régionale dans les zones maritimes, en particulier dans les zones frontalières maritimes. Elle vise à ouvrir des perspectives et des réflexions sur l’impact des transitions territoriales liées à ces dynamiques de coopération, qu’elles soient économiques, institutionnelles ou fonctionnelles. La conférence s’appuie sur l’exemple spécifique du Brexit comme transition territoriale ayant eu des effets significatifs sur la coopération dans l’espace Manche, et plus précisément dans le détroit du Pas de Calais.

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  • Call for papers - Religion

    « Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule »

    Repenser les productions et pratiques dévotionnelles dans les îles Britanniques (XVIe-XVIIIe s.)

    Ce projet cherche à analyser et mieux comprendre les productions et pratiques dévotionnelles dans îles Britanniques du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle en s’appuyant sur un corpus manuscrit et imprimé large qui inclut les différents courants religieux de l’époque et s’attarde notamment sur les questions de réception, de circulation, et d’argumentation.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - America

    Fantasies of France: Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days

    This one-day symposium for PhD students and early-career researchers aims to reflect on the French fantasies of North American authors and, conversely, on the North American fantasies of their French receptors and intermediaries. Participants are encouraged to think about the ways in which misunderstandings shaped the transatlantic literary relations which developed between North America and France from the 18th century up to the present days. The symposium hopes to foster discussions about these misunderstandings along three lines of investigation : that of literary criticism, with a focus on the emergence of a ‘fantasy of France’ in the works of North American authors (and on the disenchantments and surprises that go hand in hand with fantasies) ; that of the French reception of these same writers ; and, finally, that of translation.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Language

    Hardy and Heritage

    The conference aims to examine notions of heritage and legacy in Thomas Hardy’s writings, career and influence. Part of the conference will focus in particular on the links between Hardy and D.H. Lawrence.

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  • Mulhouse

    Call for papers - History

    The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940

    The year 2023 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the publication of The Invention of Tradition, a collective work edited by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger. Since this publication, the invention of tradition has become a key concept in cultural studies. While the book edited by Hobsbawm and Ranger brings together contributions on the invention of the Scottish kilt tradition, Welsh national culture, scouting, and British monarchical ceremonies, which cover the period from 1840 to 1914, this conference invites us to explore other invented traditions over a longer period, from the 1840s to the 1940s. It will also analyze the reactivation of certain traditions at key moments in history.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Placemaking and Urban Sustainability

    The UK New Towns in the face of Health, Housing and Climate Challenges

    The growing concern for healthy living, housing supply, and sustainability in the UK warrants a reflection on the potential contribution of New Towns (past and present) in the form of a special issue of the Journal of Urbanism. The issue will address the relationship between these contemporary challenges and the planning and housing heritage and identities of New Towns in the UK. More generally, it will focus on how the New Towns can help towards achieving sustainable development as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals set in the UN 2030 Agenda (UN, 2016): ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages (Goal 3) by making cities inclusive, sustainable and resilient (Goal 11), among other sensitive goals.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881): His Lives and Afterlives

    Celebrating the 220th anniversary of the birth of a Victorian iconoclast

    “Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881): His Lives and Afterlives” is the interdisciplinary subject chosen to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the birth of a Victorian iconoclast. The Victorian Conservative Prime Minister is still perceived today as an extraordinary politician who transformed himself, his party and the UK over a long period of time from the 1830’s to his death in 1881. The conference will aim to undercover a number of still unexplored sides of Disraeli and bring him up to date. Both his political and literary talents will be taken into account as well as the long-lasting impact of his heritage (whether mythologised or not).

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Museums and industry: Long Histories of Collaboration - Postdoc position

    The Laboratoire d’études et de recherche sur le monde anglophone, Aix-Marseille University (AMU), is shortly to commence a major academic research project, “Museums and industry: Long Histories of Collaboration” (MaILHoC). Working with partners in the UK, Spain, and Norway, the aim of the project is to explore the impacts of industrial patronage – with a particular focus on the ethical dimensions of this relationship – on European museums of science and industry in both comparative and historical context. The project will compare insights drawn from a wide spread of historical case studies with a range of contemporary workshops exploring the ethics of industrial patronage. This position is based at AMU’s Humanities Faculty in Aix-en-Provence. The successful candidate will carry out research in archives in France and Britain while also participating in events organised by the various partners.

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  • Caen

    Call for papers - Representation

    Musical Tale and Children’s Opera in the English-speaking World

    This conference’s main argument lies at the crossroads of these two somewhat similar yet different traditions, offering specialists an opportunity to discuss a vast array of topics in relation to the musical tale and the opera for children, with a particular focus on the role of young audiences and young musicians in the field of musical entertainment and musical productions intended for young audiences in the contemporary world.

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Representation

    Black Lives Matter: Political and artistic mobilization against systemic racism in the US and the UK

    Within the context of the Black Lives Matter movements in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 2010s and 2020s, this conference will examine antiracist mobilizations and their historical continuities, their transatlantic circulations, their political resonance, as well as the many responses they have elicited, particularly in the arts.

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  • Reims

    Call for papers - Representation

    Retrophilia, Nostalgia, and the End of Pop Culture

    The purpose of this publication is to question and re-evaluate Simon Reynold’s 2011 statement that “We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. […] Could it be that the greatest danger to the future of our music culture is … its past?” One decade after Reynolds’s thought-provoking analysis, one may wonder whether this assumption is still relevant today. Can it be extended to other objects of pop culture (films, series, music, video-games, tatoo art, etc.)? In the Post-pandemic age, is pop culture still fixated on its (and our) past? Is this “addiction” to the past a regressive trend or, on the contrary, an opportunity to reassess modern history and re-evaluate its legacy and its representation in popular mass media? In terms of forms and formats, can something “radically new” emerge from nostalgia?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Language

    Greening the Harp: Irish Contemporary Poetics & Politics of Ecology

    À travers ce colloque international intitulé « Greening the Harp : Irish Contemporary Poetics & Politics of Ecology », on tentera d’aborder la question écologique en Irlande sous des angles multiples, à la fois sur le plan environnemental, politique et sociologique, anthropologique, mais aussi littéraire et artistique. Il s’agira ainsi de mettre à jour la place de l’écologie et des questions environnementales en Irlande (République de l’Irlande et Irlande du Nord).

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  • Oxford

    Seminar - Epistemology and methodology

    Channels of Digital Scholarship

    The general aim of the seminar/discussion, is an exchange of information about the different offerings of our various institutions in the field of digital humanities/scholarship training. Particular matters of interest that have been identified are: the curriculum of each course, how it evolved, and why; if there is a particular emphasis for each course (practical, theoretical, &c.); the make-up and background of the student body for each course, and how students are selected; what the prospects and possibilities might be for students going on from the course, in the sense of career directions, and whether trends might be emergent about where they want or are tending to go, once they have finished their course.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Voyager dans les séries télévisées situées au XIXe siècle

    « Astrolabe » – Numéro spécial

    Ce futur numéro de la revue en ligne Astrolabe, revue en ligne consacrée au(x) voyage(s), accueillera des contributions qui porteront sur le thème du voyage dans les séries (feuilletons, miniséries, téléfilms en plusieurs épisodes) de toutes nationalités. L’intrigue doit cependant être située dans le « long » XIXe siècle.

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  • Toulouse

    Seminar - History

    Empire and After: The Empire Strikes Back?

    Ce séminaire se propose de revisiter le fait colonial britannique tout en questionnant son influence et son empreinte sur les sociétés anciennement coloniales autant que sur la société britannique contemporaine dans une perspective politique, économique et sociale. L’Empire britannique y occupera une place centrale mais pas exclusive puisque les empires coloniaux constituent des ensembles composites et hétérogènes dont la spécificité ne peut être appréhendée que par la comparaison. L’Empire sera donc étudié au sens large pour inclure l’Empire formel et l’Empire informel, les territoires sous administration directe autant que les territoires sous administration indirecte, en passant par les simples réseaux d’influence à l’œuvre du XVIIIe siècle jusqu’à la décolonisation et au-delà, dans le contexte du Commonwealth.

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