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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Race in the marketplace (RIM)

    Crossing Critical Boundaries

    Race in the Marketplace (RIM) is an international multidisciplinary research network dedicated to innovatively advancing knowledge and critically understanding the role of race and how it intersects with class, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and disability in global marketplaces. Building on our successful inaugural RIM Research Forum held in Washington D.C in spring 2017, we have decided to broaden the movement across the Atlantic and hold the second biannual RIM Research Forum in Paris (France) from June 25 to June 27, 2019. The broad objective of this second Forum is to continue the dialogue across domains, disciplines and geographical boundaries to contribute to an integrated understanding of race in markets.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Wording urban diffusion

    Drawing on different historical and geographical contexts, academic literature has produced since the 1960sa rich lexicon in various languages to analyse the global phenomenon of the territorial diffusion of urbanization. Just to mention a few: périurbain, sprawl (Gottman, 1967), suburbia (Fishman, 1987), desakota (McGee, 1989), exurbia (Nelson, 1992), Città diffusa (Indovina, 1990), post-suburbs (Phelps and Wu, 2011), Zwischenstadt (Sieverts, 2004). The reason of this prolific and bourgeoning literature in the field of urbanstudies is that the territorial diffusion of urbanization leads to reconsider the relationship between urbanismand territories. This workshop aims to examine this lexicon with the purpose of questioning the conceptual,disciplinary, and methodological frameworks that have oriented knowledge production on urbanization processesing different contexts and historical moments.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Epigenetics as an interdiscipline: between the social sciences and the life sciences

    Following the spectacular rise of epigenetic research since the early 2000s, an increasing number of social science researchers call for it to form an “interdiscipline” at the crossroads of life science and social science. Central to their claim is the integration into life science inquiries of social experiences such as exposure to risk, nutritional habits, stress, prejudice, and stigma. Despite tangible scientific progress, significant funding programs, many epistemological, economic, social, or political issues in epigenetics remain to be studied by the social sciences. The aim of this special issue is to advance the social science knowledge of epigenetics and to address the consequences of epigenetics for the social sciences themselves. It will gather contributions from anthropology, law, philosophy, sociology, political science, etc

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - 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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  • 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

    Study days - Asia

    Chinese objects and their lives

    Over the last twenty years, material culture studies have occupied a growing place in the social sciences. How does this growing interest in objects and material culture reveal itself in Chinese studies? Choosing from different disciplines and different periods, this AFEC workshop aims to examine how to approach objects in the humanities and social sciences—from everyday objects to natural objects, consumer goods, technical or scientific instruments, objects of study or devotion, or ritual objects and works of art. By bringing together specialists from different fields (history, art history, archaeology, technology, anthropology, literature, sociology, etc.), the workshop explores the life, trajectory and the possible metamorphoses of the value, status and function of objects, as well as the relationships these artefacts have with individuals—raising in addition questions of their social uses—by focusing on their religious, symbolic, political, economic, emotional or memorial dimensions.

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  • Sao Paolo

    Call for papers - History

    Foreign press published in Americas

    Revista história (São Paulo) - Brésil

    This dossier will receive articles about periodical press (newspapers, magazines, reviews, almanacs, bulletins etc.) published in foreign language (other than the national language) in any country of North, Central and South America. Various contributions which deal with issues related to the production, circulation and dissemination of media, as well as studies on cultural mediators involved, whether individuals or institutions are expected. Papers belonging to a broad theoretical spectrum will be accepted, including approaches related to cultural transfers, global history, cross-stories, history connected among others, in order to contemplate the transnational characteristics of the printed version published in an allophone language.

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  • Rotorua

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Waiora: Promoting planetary health and sustainable development

    23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.

    The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, the IUHPE and their partners are looking forward to host this important global public health event, in Rotorua, New Zealand in April 2019. The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - History

    War as Contact Zone in the Nineteenth Century

    The workshop seeks to encourage further debate on the mechanics of encounter and transfer processes in war during the "long nineteenth century" (1789-1914). It wiil also explore how historians working on this subject can use new digital methods and impact case studies to make their findings accessible to the public. The choice of period is informed by this era’s manifold innovations in such fields as communication, mass transport, weaponry, international law and the conduct of war, which have generated fruitful dialogue on the question whether the nineteenth century set the path for a totalitarianisation of warfare or should instead be evaluated on their own terms.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    The Languages of Paris – Part-time Lecturer post à NYU Paris

    NYU Paris is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach the following course in Linguistics: “The Languages of Paris”. This course presents the linguistic situation in greater Paris from the perspective of urban sociolinguistics. Topics include the range of French dialects spoken in Paris, their origins and their future; the linguistic situation of immigrants whose first language is not French, particularly immigrant communities from North Africa and Arabic-speaking communities; the connections between language and social and educational issues within and around Paris.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Political studies

    France and the European Union – Part-time teaching post at New York University (NYU) Paris

    The course France & the European Union investigates the political economy of European integration from the end of the Second World War to present day with a particular focus on the role played by France in this development.  It considers the incentives that have led an ever-larger group of European nations to form multilateral agreements around a growing range of policies that now incorporate such diverse spheres as defense, economics, and human rights. It then turns to the challenges Europe faces in maintaining the European Union (EU) in the face of growing skepticism among national electorates as well as attempts to undermine the EU (by Russia) or withdraw support from it (by the U.K. and the U.S.).

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  • Kaohsiung City

    Call for papers - Language

    Euro-Asian Overlook on the Innovation and Development of the Teaching of European Languages and Literature

    2018 International Conference on European Asian Languages ​

    This symposium focuses on the Innovation and Development of the Teaching of European Languages and Literature in European-Asian, in which scholars and experts from Euro-Asian countries/areas focusing on various strands in French, German and Spanish are invited to deliver a wide range of talks on related topics.

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  • Sao Paolo

    Call for papers - Language

    The Francophone press in the Americas

    La culture et la langue françaises ont joué un rôle important dans le monde, tout particulièrement dans la presse du XIXe siècle, phénomène qui s’étend jusqu’au milieu du XXe siècle et s’est développée grâce à l’expansion des moyens techniques de production et de communication, permettant la circulation des modèles de presse et des sujets traités, ainsi que la constitution d’imaginaires mondialisés. Ce congrès est ainsi consacré à rassembler des chercheurs dédiés à l’étude de la presse périodique francophone dans les Amériques du XIXe et début du XXe siècle, comme journaux, revues et almanachs.

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  • Pessac

    Colloquium - Sociology

    Sport, discriminations and inclusion: Challenges to face

    15th Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport

    The 15th European Association for the Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference will be held in Bordeaux (France), from 23-26 May, 2018. The main theme of the Conference is Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face. The aim of this main theme is to explore the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination in sport and to investigate the different forms of discrimination.

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - Thought

    Emergence of Mind

    One of the impressive new areas of scientific interest is the science of the brain. New tools and new theoretical approaches have resulted in new insights into how humans get around in the world and understand themselves. But this new science has its roots in broadly philosophical investigations of the mind going back to the classic thinkers from the beginning of modernity. In this conference, we will juxtapose contemporary scientists working on the brain with historians of philosophy and science working on classic figures like Descartes, Hobbes, Locke and Cudworth, among others, to see how the new can illuminate the old, and the old the new.

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  • Paris

    Colloquium - Representation

    Female artists in the classical age - illustration, painting, sculpture and engraving

    Comment ces artistes sont-elles désignées, et de quelle manière préfèrent-elles se nommer ? Le siècle hésite à se saisir d’expressions pour les qualifier. Quelles sont les conditions de travail et de vie de ces artistes ? De quelles façons apprennent-elles leur art, où peuvent-elles l’exercer et l’exposer, avec qui à leurs côtés ? Quelle est la réception de leur art dans les Salons et les journaux de l’époque, en France et en Europe ? En quelle réputation – nationale et internationale, bonne ou mauvaise – sont-elles ?

     

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  • Paris

    Study days - Urban studies

    Writing the city [into the urban]

    In the aftermath of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, Henri Lefebvre published in 1970 his classic treatise La Révolution Urbaine where he pointedly placed the urban in the centre of this revolution, identifying a theoretical need for the concept of the urban as a planetary possibility, one he considered more appropriate than a redundant notion of the city as a social scientific object. This workshop is a step in this direction where, coming 50 years after the backlash of ’68, this event aims to establish a conversation between the city and the urban by drawing on the notion of "ethnographic theorisation" where the theoretical potential of the urban can be harnessed from ethnographic insights of the city. It explores contingent ways in which the city can be written into the urban through manoeuvres that engage with the process of writing the city across disciplines from literary cultures to urban studies

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Categorising the Church (II)

    Clerical and monastic communities in the Carolingian World (8th-10th)

    The Carolingian era has seen by many as a time when the Church became increasingly institutionalised. One of the main aspects of this development, exemplified by the series of councils held between 816 and 819, was a (re)definition of the canonical and monastic orders and the requirement for each community in the realm to comply either with the institutiones canonicorum and sanctimonialium or with the Rule of Benedict. Despite the influential works of J. Semmler or R. Schieffer, however, the real impact of these proposed reforms is still an open question, and from this perspective, the very notion of institutionalisation can also be questioned.

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  • Paris

    Miscellaneous information - Thought

    Dis/Orienting Identity

    This half-day symposium will examine how visual and material culture is used to manipulate or mediate identity. The event will take a critical look at the effects of mass media on self- perception and consider how marginalized groups—whether non-Western or over the age of 65—are taking charge of their own cultural representation through fashion, performance, and discourse.

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  • Écully

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Sharing meals. Social aspects of eating and cooking together

    Eating involves many other dimensions than just ingesting food. It is especially a social act, as it involves the social position and relationships of the individual in all of the included practices: supplying, cooking, dressing, ordering, ingesting, clearing, washing-up, managing left-overs, etc.  This symposium offers to explore, with a social science approach, the different dimensions associated with sharing meals (non exhaustive): Cultural differences in the manners of sharing meals; Specificity of the sharing of cooking times regarding the sharing of meal times; Use of commensality as a social action mean; Symbolic representation of the benefits of sharing meals (psychological, physiological, social); Comparison of meals regarding other eating times (snacking); Political/Diplomatic use of meals; Organization, perception and role of meals in institutions (school canteens, hospital, nursing homes, prisons…).

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