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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Postdoctoral Position in History of Sciences

    Le projet PrehisTropic (Préhistoire sous les tropiques. Peuplements, adaptations, comportements en milieu tropical et subtropical sur le temps long) propose un contrat post-doctoral 2019 en histoire des sciences. Les recherches sur la préhistoire des zones tropicales et subtropicales se développent considérablement depuis quelques décennies, mais elles restent en France relativement isolées les unes des autres, s’attachant principalement à des problématiques régionales.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    The inventary of empires

    The use of categories in History and their use by historians

    La deuxième Journée d'études des jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses du CHAC - Centre d'Histoire de l'Asie contemporaine de l'université Paris 1 - réunira les masterant·e·s, doctorant·e·s et jeunes docteurs du centre autour du thème des processus de catégorisation dans les empires et de l'usage de ces catégories par les historiennes et historiens. Les catégories de races, genres mais aussi tribus ou castes, jouent en effet un rôle majeur dans la construction de rapports de domination dans les empires.

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  • Lyon

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Policing port cities during the colonial era : Tianjin and Shanghai interaction between Western and Oriental police forces, 1860-1945

    Limits of the western police model in China

    In the past 20 years, the Research Center on Shanghai History (ECNU) and the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO) have established close cooperative relations : joint projects, joint publications, joints conferences, as well as the co-training of graduate students have become significant and regular markers of increasingly close relationships. On this basis we hope to further co-promote Shanghai and Tianjin as centers of new urban history and social order. This project will avail new archival materials (municipalities archives), memoirs of policemen, photography, illustrated journals, correspondances, police reports etc…

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  • Algiers

    Call for papers - Thought

    "The Balfour Declaration" : What centenary

    In order to address this notorious Declaration, we propose a debate on the historical, political and geostrategic circumstances that led to the Balfour Declaration, and how  practical  politics  influences the making of Britain’s foreign policy. The Balfour Declaration and its ramifications at the local and global levels could be tackled with reference to a myriad of theoretical frameworks such as the postcolonial/political theory, new historicism, ethnography, to name but a few.

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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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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    In partibus fidelium - missions in the Levant and knowledge of the Christian East

    19th-21st centuries

    Ce colloque international se penchera sur l’assimilation en Europe de connaissances relatives aux cultures chrétiennes-orientales, à partir surtout du dernier tiers du XIXe siècle, et sur le rôle que les missions ont joué dans ce processus. Ces connaissances nouvelles sont fondées en grande partie sur les travaux menés sur le terrain, au Moyen-Orient, en particulier sur les manuscrits conservés dans les monastères et les patriarcats, et plus généralement sur le patrimoine littéraire, linguistique, archéologique, cartographique et musicologique, des communautés chrétiennes installées.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Musicologies / ethnomusicologies : évolutions, problèmes, alternatives

    NEMO-Online, volume 4, n°6 et 7

    These issues continue the debate initiated in NEMO-Online n°5 concerning the usefulness of the science, the problems raised due to powerful and contradictory non-scientific characteristics, and the alternatives which may be proposed.

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  • Berlin

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Art History for Artists: Interactions Between Scholarly Discourse and Artistic Practice in the 19th Century

    The development of art history as a discipline during the 19th century has been variously associated with the politics of national identity, the needs of a growing bourgeois public in search of cultural capital, or of an expanding art market. However, the role of art training, and art practitioners themselves in the shaping of the discipline remains unexamined. Courses in art history had been systematically introduced in the curricula of art and architecture academies since the late 18th century, and spaces of art education count among the first institutional homes of the discipline, well before the establishment of autonomous university chairs. This conference aims to explore the interactions and productive tensions between art practice and art scholarship in the 19th century. 

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  • Rio de Janeiro

    Call for papers - History

    Circulation and Scientific Institutions

    The Americas, Western Europe, South Asia (1750s-1914)

    While historians should take into account the movements in space that constantly transform sciences, they should not lose sight of the specific locations dedicated to the daily work of scientists. In scientific facilities (museums, laboratories, hospitals, etc.), modern scientists use their research instruments, meet with members of their networks, teach, and interact with various actors from outside of their scientific community. Participants in this symposium will seek how to write the history of this dynamic between circulation and institutions of science.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Science studies

    Exploring 19th and 20th centuries historiographies of mathematics in the ancient world (2015-2016)

    Seminar of the European Research Council Project "Mathematical sciences in the ancient world"

    The organization of this seminar marks the beginning of the third and last phase of the SAW project. Our aim is to explore various facets of 19th and 20th century historical research about ancient mathematical sciences, especially those attested to by sources written in Chinese, the languages of the Indian subcontinent and cuneiform script.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Science studies

    "Arabic" Mathematics

    This monthly seminar will aim to invite researchers to come and present their work in progress or recently published that address the "Arab mathematics", understood in a broad sense to be studied not only mathematics itself, but science "mathematized" of the era, such as astronomy, optics and static; Furthermore, we do not restrict themselves to only written in Arabic mathematics, but we can address their writings in other languages extensions, like Latin, Hebrew and Farsi. The texts studied will be discussed at sessions of three hours. Emphasis on reading and commenting on sources.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Science studies

    History and Philosophy of Mathematics

    The seminar is the meeting point between different SPHERE teams that are interested in mathematics. It fosters dialogue between philosophers and historians of mathematics while focusing on textual sources. Speakers are encouraged to make their sources available to the participants.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Science studies

    History of Science, History of Text (2011-2016)

    In 2015-2016, the seminar "History of Science, History of Text" will keep exploring textual problems related to the ERC Project SAW (“Mathematical Sciences in the Ancient World”) As in previous years, the seminar will address the following issues regarding scientific sources: how textual sources bear witness to the social groups that produced them; how textual sources testify to knowledge; history of compilations; how actors structure their texts and knowledge into parts; how textual sources reflect the material environment in which they were produced In line with the beginning of phase 3 of the project SAW, devoted to facets of the history of the historiography of ancient mathematics, the seminar will pay special attention to the sources attesting to work in the history of mathematics.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - History

    Revisiting the history of sciences, knowledge, techniques and the arts in the Middle Age

    Le Laboratoire du Monde arabo-islamique médiéval (Université de Tunis) organise son VIIIe colloque international biennal sur l'histoire des sciences, des savoirs, des techniques et des arts au Moyen Âge.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Modernizers: Changing science and society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s)

    Re-constructing a local genealogy of the scientific modernization in North Africa and the Middle East is still a pending task. Research on modern Arab-Islamic scientists, physicians and engineers will help expand the collective memory of modernization in those countries by adding new, often badly-known or forgotten actors to its ranks. Biographies will also help illuminate the intrinsic connection existing between science and society, showing how science has always been a necessary element in plans for national independence, social change and democratic rule. This conference will focus on the biographies of some late 19th-early 20th century scientists from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria

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  • Madrid

    Summer School - History

    Global history and social: the issues of a dialogue

    Doctoral workshop

    Quelles sont les conditions d'écriture d'une histoire globale localisée dans la densité des terrains et des tissus sociaux? Cet atelier doctoral entend aborder les enjeux de la réception d'un courant historiographique venu du monde anglo-saxon par les historiographies européennes au cours des vingt dernières années. Grâce à l'éclairage d'historiens spécialistes de la Méditerranée, de l'Afrique, de l'Amérique et de l'Asie, il s'agit de donner aux participants les clés pour comprendre les débats actuels et des pistes pour renouveler ces approches.

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  • Vincennes

    Study days - History

    Military health and colonial health

    Wars, illnesses and empires throughout the 19th century

    Organisée par le Centre d’histoire de sciences po et le Service historique de la Défense, la journée d’études examinera – à partir d’études de cas concernant des colonies françaises, allemandes et néerlandaises en Afrique, en Asie sud-orientale et aux Antilles – les liens entre expansion militaire, la gestion des colonies, les services sanitaires des forces armées, ainsi que la production et circulation de savoirs médicaux.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Museum collections as historical sources

    Naturalist knowledge and environmental dynamics

    Les collections des musées d’histoire naturelle représentent des sources nouvelles en histoire environnementale comme en histoire des sciences. Elles permettent d'éclairer les pratiques de terrain des scientifiques, de leurs « collaborateurs » et de collecteurs plus anonymes. Mais il est nécessaire de contextualiser les indications livrées par les métadonnées accompagnant les objets des collections à partir des écrits des différents acteurs impliqués dans les collectes d’objets et d’espèces végétales ou animales. Comment ces collections et les écrits associés peuvent-ils servir à reconstituer l’élaboration des savoirs naturalistes et leur évolution du XVIIe au XXe siècle ? Comment peuvent-ils aider à saisir la dynamique des écosystèmes ?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Experts and Expertise in the League of Nations Mandates

    Figures, Fields and Tools

    Our vantage point is to consider the growing in importance of expertise during the twentieth century within the management of the colonial world and hence to study the emergence of the international sphere as a level of decision making. The purpose of this conference is to investigate the influence of early international agendas, advanced across the colonial world by experts operating in the orbit of international organizations. The investigation should also focus on the procedures and framework of international recognition of expertise at the intersection of the colonial and the international spheres. A first line of enquiry tackles the relations between the epistemologies that underpinned scientific knowledge in the colony and the metropolis. Another one looks into the sites of production of Mandatory expertise. Finally, we want to investigate the explicitly evolutionary conceptual framework for the mandates and its influence on the work of experts. We invite contributions dealing with the figure of the expert, whether official or not, and the various fields and tools of Mandatory expertise. Part and parcel of our reflexion is also a study of the limits and scope of expertise.

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  • Samarkand

    Conference, symposium - History

    Cultural Transfers in Central Asia : before, during and after the Silk Road

    Jusqu’à une date récente, la réflexion théorique sur les transferts culturels n’a que rarement débordé du cadre constitué par les cultures européennes, russe comprise, en dépit du fait que certains éléments de ce type d’analyse ont été déjà appliqués par les archéologues aux données centrasiatiques. En décloisonnant l’approche initiale, essentiellement eurocentriste, pour se rapprocher d’autres types de transferts dans d’autres espaces culturels, le colloque vise à questionner sur le terrain de l’Asie centrale l’efficacité des théories sur les transferts culturels et leurs concepts opérationnels (vecteurs de communications, processus de réception, innovations, appropriations, réinterprétations, adaptation, resémantisation, transformations, métissages, etc.).

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