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  • Lille

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Representation

    Contrat post-doctoral – Université de Lille

    Dans le cadre du projet WISE (Women Poets Inspired by the Sciences since the Romantic Era), l’Université de Lille recrutera un chercheur ou une chercheuse post-doctoral·e à partir du 2 septembre 2024. Le projet WISE vise à explorer les zones de contact entre écriture poétique et discours scientifique en Grande-Bretagne de la période romantique à nos jours, à travers la perspective des femmes, qui, bien que longtemps exclues de toute éducation scientifique formelle, ont fait preuve d’une créativité intense face aux objets, aux méthodes et au langage des sciences, et face à leurs implications philosophiques et politiques. Ce projet sera mené de septembre 2024 à août 2026, en vue d’un dépôt de candidature au financement Advanced du European Research Council en 2026. 

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  • Ariano Irpino

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The first generations of the conquest – 2: to settle

    Third meeting of the "Pax Normanna" programme

    These study days will consider  the issues surrounding the settlement of the conquerors, by comparing the different situations encountered in the Norman worlds in Normandy, in Great Britain and Ireland, in southern Italy and in Sicily, in Ifrîqiya and in the Holy Land.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - History

    Samurai and Knights, Medieval and Early Modern Worlds East and West in Texts and Films: Inter-Cultural Echoes and Historical, Mythological and Aesthetic Perspectives

    This international conference will explore the cultural differences, similarities and potential bridges between the eastern and western worlds as envisaged during the medieval and early modern periods, including their represention in art, texts and legends, poetry, and pictorial and cinematographic productions. Since the areas of investigation are expansive, Japan is granted a primary place as the pivotal axis for the eastern world. This does exclude Persia, India or China. The northern, English and Mediterranean European areas will primarily represent the occidental world.

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Europe

    Reflections on 25 years of Devolution: Comparisons, Interactions and Cross-Influences

    As part of the research programme of the “WISE Connections (Wales-Ireland-Scotland-England)” network which brings together researchers concerned with the study of the relationship between the British and Irish Isles in a horizontal manner rather than through a centre-periphery perspective, a study day entitled “Reflections on 25 years of Devolution: Comparisons, Interactions and Cross-Influences” will take place at Toulouse-Jean Jaurès University on 4 October 2024. This study day will initiate a process of reflection that will culminate in the publication of a book. It will aim at taking stock of a quarter of a century of existence of devolution: not only of the way in which devolution has evolved by territory, but also and above all of the cooperation and mutual influences between Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish institutions, as well as of the relations between these institutions and the central institutions in London.

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  • Marburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Research assistant (doctoral candidate)

    Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

    Am Institut für Neuere deutsche Literatur der Universität Marburg ist zum 01.04.2024 im Rahmen eines binationalen Forschungsprojekts zur Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (SPPRE) / Lehrdichtung und Poetik in England und Deutschland von der Renaissance bis zur Aufklärung die Stelle eines/einer Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters/Mitarbeiterin (65%, 3 Jahre) zu besetzen.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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