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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Visible and invisible borders between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World

    It has traditionally been argued that with the rise of the modern nation state, borders increasingly became lines demarcating the spatial limits of state power. Recent efforts have been made to re-examine this territorial argument and pay close attention to the social, cultural, political, economic, and religious networks that created, reinforced, and also traversed borderlands. Though war, conquest, and diplomacy repeatedly redrew the dividing lines between empires and kingdoms, extensive interactions and exchanges left the borderlands with deeply entangled roots and routes. These patterns, mechanisms, and forces had a deep impact on all aspects of life and are still felt today. Arguably, no single element has been more dominant in shaping this complex relationship than the regional historiographies and historical memories that tried to write the empires out of their pasts entirely.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Economy

    The Chinese economy at the crossroads, inventory and probably future

    Après une première session en 2018 axée sur la compréhension du mécanisme, des facteurs et du processus qui permettent à la Chine sa croissance depuis quatre décennies, la deuxième session du séminaire cherche à faire un état des lieux de l'économie chinoise, en analysant ses tendances, les défis qu'elle rencontre aujourd’hui et les rapports économiques de la Chine avec le monde extérieur.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Maritime Knowledge for Asian Seas

    An interdisciplinary dialogue between maritime historians and archaeologists

    This conference will close a four-years French-Taiwanese research project (ANR/MOST) on Maritime Knowledge for Asian seas (seaFaring), which propose to reconsider, and possibly to review, our knowledge on China’s seafaring tradition through a new approach focusing on the practical know-how available to the craftsmen, seamen and merchants during the 16th-18th centuries, with special emphasis on sailing and trading knowledge and practices.

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  • Venice | Helsinki

    Call for papers - History

    A global history of free ports

    Capitalism, commerce and geopolotics (1600-1900)

    Exactly how free ports arose in early-modern Europe is still subject to debate. Livorno, Genoa and other Italian cities became famous as major examples of a particular way of attracting trade. Between the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century the existence of free ports – as specific fiscal, cultural, political and economic entities with different local functions and characteristics – developed from an Italian and European into a global phenomenon. While a general history of free ports – from their first emergence to the present-day special economic zones – has never been written, this research network aims to pave the way for such an enterprise. The history of free ports research network is organising a number of conferences in the next years, in order to work towards a standard publication and interactive research platform for the history of free ports from the XVIth to the early XXth century.

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  • Lomé

    Call for papers - Africa

    China in Africa - what agricultural cooperation for what food security?

    L'université de Lomé, en partenariat avec l'ambassade de Chine au Togo, organise, du 3 au 5 octobre à l'université de Lomé, un colloque international sur le thème : « La Chine en Afrique : quelle coopération agricole pour quelle sécurité alimentaire ? ». Il sera question de questionner le partenariat actuel dit gagnant-gagnant entre les pays africains et la Chine dans le domaine agricole pour en tirer les leçons qui s'imposent.  

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  • Paris

    Seminar - History

    Operative knowledges of matter, from Renaissance to industrialization

    Following the renewal of the history of Technology and of the history of chemistry, this Research Seminar intends to explore operative knowledge in chemistry in connection with several fields including economics, political management, consumption and production processes. It seeks to shed a light, since the Early modern period, on various configurations where experimentation, exploration, transformation of Matter were held, through a wide range of technical devices.

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  • Abu Dhabi

    Conference, symposium - History

    The Middle East and Europe: cross-cultural, diplomatic and economic exchanges in the early modern period (1500-1820)

    This conference is an international symposium that proposes to study the entire range of exchanges and relations established between these two areas during the Early Modern Times (1500-1820). Its main objective is to think about diplomatic, economic, religious and cultural links between Europe and the Middle East by calling upon over twenty researchers with specializations in the Arab, Persian and Muslim world. In addition, this conference will provide a comprehensive overview to date of the Arabian Gulf at a time of major political change, including the successive arrival of the European “trading empires”. It will focus on some of the methodological challenges raised by a global, connected and cross-cultural thinking approach to the History of the Middle East and Europe”.

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  • Saint Petersburg

    Call for papers - History

    Third annual international conference dedicated to the 170th anniversary of the birth of Carl Fabergé

    The Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg owns the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous imperial easter eggs, and aims to become the main international platform for the study of the art and life of the famous jeweler. In this year marking the 170th anniversary of Carl Fabergé, the museum dedicated its annual academic conference to Carl Fabergé, his firm's activities in Russia and abroad, its place within Russian culture as well as to Fabergé's influence on modern and contemporary jeweler’s art. 

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  • Cambridge

    Study days - History

    The Circle of Money

    Practices, Politics, and Policy in Premodern Societies (6th-17th Centuries)

    Money is at once elusive and concrete. As a mode of economic exchange it exists within a relatively fixed playing field, with clearly delineated boundaries of benefits and costs. However, poor handling, bad advice, or even a bad turn at a game of chance can swallow money up in one fell swoop. The workshop will investigate this wide array of pre-capitalist, western and non-western contexts from the English Isles, Flanders, France, Germany, Italy, and China between the Middle Ages and Early Modern times.

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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - History

    Multidisciplinary Approaches to Food and Foodways in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean

    Within the rapidly expanding area of research on food and foodways, the medieval eastern Mediterranean is still very much an unexplored area. The aim of the POMEDOR project (People, Pottery and Food in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean) was to explore this new field in a multidisciplinary way and to stimulate further research.

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  • Nogent-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - Economy

    The Political Economy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

    An accurate assessment of the current economic and political situation in Iran today clearly implies examining the relations between the structure of political power, the dominant forms of ownership, and economic activity. Furthermore, the interweaving of the economic and political spheres in Iran today can be better understood through this lens. Finally, an analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s political economy can also provide keys to understand the country's future political evolutions. An analysis in terms of political economy thus requires a multidisciplinary approach involving exchanges between economists, political scientists, sociologists, and historians.

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  • Lausanne

    Call for papers - History

    The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989

    This international conference aims to examine the policies of the smaller European powers towards China – and vice versa – during the Cold War. Thereby it focuses, on the European side, on both Western and Eastern Europe – regardless of whether a country was part of the NATO or the Warsaw Pact. Meanwhile, on the Chinese side, the conference proposes to include both Chinas, namely the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (RoC). While this should allow for the analysis of different relational constellations, the chronological framework – that ranges from the Communist victory in China in 1949 to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989 – should enable us to identify policy shifts and patterns.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Transnationalizing the Arabian Peninsula: local, regional and global dynamics

    Arabian Humanities No 7

    The seventh issue of Arabian Humanities explores regionalisation and globalisation processes in the Arabian Peninsula from a transnational perspective: it focuses on practices, institutions, networks and spaces as powerful factors that structure the sub-region’s social, cultural, economic and political dynamics and evolution.

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  • Porto

    Study days - History

    Circulation internationale des produits textiles (XIVe-XVIe siècle)

    Aucune forme de manufacture n’a eu dans l’économie et dans la société européennes un impact semblable à celui de l’industrie textile. Dans de nombreuses régions d’Europe, le secteur occupa le plus grand nombre de travailleurs et enregistra les indices les plus élevés de production. Les tissus furent la marchandise prédominante du commerce régional et international, approvisionnant des marchés de l’Asie et de l’Afrique du Nord. De son côté, le commerce international de matières-premières et de tissus eût un rôle important dans le développement du secteur financier, dans le cas des lettres de change et d’autres instruments de crédit. Pour toutes ces raisons, il semble opportun de promouvoir une réflexion particulière sur cette branche très spécifique du commerce internationale des XIVe-XVIe siècles. Des recherches récentes sur les livres de comptabilité de compagnies commerciales toscanes permettent de connaître un peu mieux les complexes réseaux de ce commerce et de comprendre le schéma d’intégration des espaces économiques européens et extra-européens.

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  • Conference, symposium - Asia

    The Role of Women in Work and Society

    French historians are concerned by women’s history since thirty years, but studies are manly dealing with the Occident. For the ancient Near East, there is now a great deal of limited studies on women and gender history, but few syntheses. Furthermore, economic history is well represented in Assyriology, thanks to the good preservation of dozen of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work has not been much addressed. The thirty participants of this conference will examine the various economic occupations involving women, in a gender perspective, over the three millennia of Near Eastern history.

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  • Paris

    Miscellaneous information - History

    L'histoire transnationale et le Japon

    Transnational History and Japan

    L'histoire globale ou transnationale est aujourd'hui une des branches les plus fécondes des recherches historiques. Cependant, l'histoire transnationale est encore centrée sur le monde atlantique. L'exclusion de l'Asie de l'Est, et en particulier du Japon, montre des lacunes flagrantes. Sur ce marché international des idées, le Japon a joué un rôle déterminant en tant que preneur, mais également en tant que producteur de connaissances transnationales. En retour, les pays occidentaux ont étudié les modèles japonais de mobilisation nationale, de même que d'autres pays d'Asie le feront plus tard au cours du XXème siècle.

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  • Nice

    Conference, symposium - History

    Consuls, figures of sales intermediation in Europe and in the Mediterranean world (17th-19th century)

    Le colloque « Les consuls, figures de l’intermédiation marchande » est organisé dans le cadre du projet de recherche « Les figures de l’intermédiation marchande en Europe et dans le monde méditerranéen (XVIe -XXIe siècle) », inscrit dans l’axe 1 du programme quinquennal 2012-2016 du Centre de la méditerranée moderne et contemporaine (université de Nice Sophia Antipolis). Ce projet, à travers l’étude de figures de l’intermédiation marchande (commis voyageurs et agents de commerce, consuls, courtiers, commissionnaires, capitaines de navires), entend développer une réflexion sur les principales transformations qu’a connues la pratique du commerce à distance durant les époques moderne et contemporaine.

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  • Pisa

    Study days - Europe

    Businesses, trade and production in Europe. Salviati companies (14th-16th century)

    ANR ENPrESA round table

    Après les deux réunions à Paris (décembre 2012, juin 2013) et une première journée de présentation des membres de l’ANR à Pise (mars 2013), la table ronde de décembre 2013 sera l’occasion, après un an de travaux, de réunir les membres de l’ANR pour deux journées de travail au cœur des archives salviati à la Scuola Normale Superiore, lieu de dépôt par la famille de leurs archives. Elle sera consacrée aux résultats des travaux individuels et collectifs entamés ainsi qu’aux perspectives de recherche, elle fera alterner des présentations individuelles et des ateliers de travail avec la présence d’experts extérieurs. La table ronde permettra de réfléchir aux suites et à la forme à donner aux enquêtes.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Europe

    The history of railway restoration in the world

    Technology and logistics, systems of the exploitation of services, the sociability of food and cultural representations, 19th-21st century

    Dès lors que des voyageurs ont entrepris de parcourir des distances longues, le problème de leur alimentation s'est posé. L'avènement du chemin de fer a prolongé cette demande alimentaire mais l'a également modifiée. L'objet de ce colloque (Tours, 16 et 17 décembre 2014) est d'en étudier les modalités spécifiques et  les innovations qui en ont résulté (groupes de restauration, voiture-restaurant, buffetiers de gare, vendeurs à quais, transformation culturelle des pratiques alimentaires).

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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Crisis. Auxesis. The nature of economic crises in Antiquity

    Crisis and growth in the economies of the Ancient world

    Table ronde organisée par l’Institut universitaire de France, l’université de Lyon 2, l’UMR 5189 HISOMA et la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, l’université de Lille 3 et l’UMR 8164 HALMA-IPEL. La question est d’abord méthodologique : à quoi reconnaît-on une crise, ou inversement des indices de croissance, dans nos sources ? Comment peut-on analyser, en contexte, une amélioration des conditions de vie des populations ? Comment interpréter les moments d’échec dans les économies antiques ? Il s’agit également de s’interroger sur la formulation et la perception par les Anciens de ces notions de crise, de croissance et de progrès. 

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