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  • Caen

    Call for papers - Language

    Under the Sign of Saxo. History, Identity and Nation in the History of the Danes

    In most European countries, the formation of national identity is a phenomenon whose birth is traditionally situated between the 18th and 19th centuries. This is also the case for Denmark where the loss of Norway in 1814 and the 1864 defeat to Prussia and its Austrian ally are of particular importance. The premises of this phenomenon are however already perceptible in the Middle Ages, the Gesta Danorum (The History of the Danes), occupying a primordial place in this respect. The symposium intends to study the constitution of a Danish national identity by focusing on Saxo and his work, albeit not exclusively.

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  • Târgovişte

    Call for papers - History

    Hegemons, warlords, and refugees

    The 13th international conference on Baltic and Nordic studies

    What is the legacy of the hegemonic pursuits of warlords that were drafted from among the Viking raiders, the German knights, the Scandinavian and Polish kings, and the Russian tsars and leaders on Baltic Sea Region and Scandinavia? In what ways was the region redesigned on the political, ideological, geographical, and cultural levels? Whether hegemony is defined in terms of political assertion or influence, especially by one country over other nations, masculinity, international leadership, regional hegemony, ideological hegemony, or hegemonic contestation, the term always connotes control, hierarchy, and dependency. What traces of their attempts have been left in culture, art, and public monuments throughout the course of time, and how are they considered in modern times ?

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Narrating the North in Contemporary Cultures

    Telling stories is inherent to the human beings, they are homo narrans (Fisher, 1984), and thus the storytelling activity participates in the structuring of his imagination. The act of telling therefore makes the apprehension of the surrounding world and of the unknown phenomena possible. While the North often represents an idealized space, it is also a geographical, cultural and historical reality where various influences converge, articulated within narrative practices. The question we wish to address during this conference is that of the specific narrative characteristics of the Nordic space in the modern and contemporary periods, vectors of a multiplication of media supports and discourses. That is to say, the reciprocal influence of a narrative genre or a medium and the images of Nordic places.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Imaging North-Eastern Europe: Baltic and Scandinavian states in the eyes of local, regional, and global observers

    The image of North-Eastern Europe appears composite and complex. While its geographical conglomeration is cut across by the Baltic Sea, it is not a coherent area at a cultural and political level. Far from attempting to see homogeneous regions where there are none, the transnational interactions and mobility across the Baltic Sea in the last centuries are, besides historical realities, central nodes around whom regional linkages of solidarity and mutual understanding have been imagined. These constructions show that imagination operates also for linking distant spaces and uneven realities. Our aim is to investigate the birth, transformation, international success or lack of success as well as conflicts concerning the multiple imaginaries of North-East Europe, intended as the space which includes all the Baltic riparian states, plus Norway and Belarus, from a historical perspective, with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Religious Actors advocating Human Rights in the Helsinki process - Part II

    New research perspectives on the non-state actors in view of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act (1975–2025)

    The Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) born of the Helsinki Agreements (1973-75) is often described as one of the main diplomatic achievements of the détente era, and a crucial milestone towards ending the Cold War. Yet not only diplomats played a part in the process. Non-state actors and NGOs also did their share by lobbying CSCE staff and conference attendees for Human Rights and Religious Freedom violations behind the Iron Curtain or they started political discussion processes in the public sphere of their respective countries. Drawing on the most recent research on this topic, this online workshop aims at further exploring human rights activists involved in the Helsinki process, at the interface between the Dissent and the Western public, and between state and other private networks.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Les sociétés nordiques et baltiques à l’épreuve de la pandémie de covid-19

    Revue « Nordiques » n° 43

    Le dossier n° 43, pluridisciplinaire et comparatiste, de la revue Nordiques sur « Les sociétés nordiques et baltiques à l’épreuve de la pandémie de covid-19 » invite les auteurs à réfléchir aux effets / conséquences sociales, politiques ou économiques de la pandémie sur les sociétés nordiques et baltiques. Sont attendues des contributions (en français ou en anglais) ayant un focus particulier sur un pays ou bien un questionnement plus large sur la région.

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  • Brussels

    Seminar - History

    Archaeology of migration

    Moving beyond historical paradigms

    This seminar series examines different types of ancient and modern migration through a materiallens. It aims to explore a variety of theoretical paradigms, perspectives, and methodologiesfor visualizing the movement and settling of migrants. To that end, scholars were invited topresent archaeological or ethnographic case studies on a broad geographical, chronological, and thematic range of topics related to migration and mobility.

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Europe

    Sites of encounter

    The circulation of knowledge in the Baltic Sea, from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century

    La notion de lieu a été choisie pour cette journée d’étude pour sa capacité à questionner différemment et pertinemment l’espace baltique, tout comme le fit Pierre Nora pour la mémoire. En effet, qu’elles soient aléatoires, récurrentes ou programmées, les rencontres, humaines, matérielles ou intellectuelles, sont la conséquence de mobilités et d’interactions dans un espace donné. Là où la périodisation, nécessaire, voire indispensable aux historiens a pu parfois diminuer l’importance de l’espace dans lequel se produisent les actions étudiées, ces lieux de rencontres fournissent le cadre d’un moment en rupture. Le lieu doit être ainsi l’armature pour de nouvelles constructions qui « peuvent aider à formuler certaines réponses, même si elles ne les fournissent pas totalement ».

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