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  • Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - History

    Emotions and the management of epidemics in cities of modern and contemporary Europe

    Scotland, France, Spain (1500-1900)

    Ce projet souhaite consacrer une étude originale à l’histoire de la santé grâce à des regards croisés sur son évolution en France, en Écosse et en Espagne, entre autres, en ciblant des villes de taille et de statut équivalents telles que Versailles, Paris, Marseille, Édimbourg, Glasgow, Madrid et Séville, qui ont connu un développement démographique et économique fulgurant durant cette période. Les métamorphoses sociales de ces villes ont obligé les gouvernements locaux à s’adapter, dans l’urgence tout d’abord, pour garantir la sécurité, la prospérité et l’hygiène communes. Ce fut pour elles l’occasion d’investir et d’innover pour réduire, quand cela était possible, l’impact des épidémies et y opposer une nouvelle perception de la ville : une cité contrôlée, saine et propice au négoce.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - History

    Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences

    The BBC's reputation for impartiality and independence is one of the cornerstones of its value system, which also underpins its self-declared mission to "inform, educate, and entertain". However, these values have constantly been redefined as several forms of censorship and self-censorship have been applied in the context of conflict with political or economic powers. This means that the role and independence of the BBC as a public service needs to be questioned and the grey areas and silences of the BBC from its creation in 1922 to the beginning of its digital era in 1995 need to be the objects of inquiry.

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  • Reims

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Founding, selecting, defending: how to make democracy survive (1918-1960)?

    Ce colloque international s’inscrit dans le projet de formation-recherche « Quelle démocratie ? La réflexion sur la crise, la modernisation et les limites de la démocratie en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre et en Europe centrale entre 1919 et 1939 ». Ce projet pluridisciplinaire propose de revenir sur les réflexions autour de la démocratie de l’entre-deux-guerres en s’intéressant particulièrement aux discours critiques et aux projets de réformes issus du camp démocratique au sens large. Sa démarche consiste à insérer ces discours dans leurs contextes historique, idéologique et socio-culturel, tout en s’intéressant également à leur impact sur la vie politique et sociale de l’époque. Dans la logique de ce projet, ce colloque portera sur la question de l’enracinement démocratique, c’est-à-dire sur la question des moyens à mettre en œuvre pour faire survivre une démocratie en milieu (potentiellement) hostile.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Pestilence and resilience

    Études Médiévales Anglaises (EMA) journal issue 97

    The French Journal of Medieval English Studies Études Médiévales Anglaises (EMA) invites you to submit an article for its 97th issue on the theme "Pestilence and Resilience", a current topic that we are all led to reflect on in our daily lives. We recommend that interested authors send a title and a brief description of the content of their article as soon as possibl

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - History

    Frontier(s) and Frontier-zone(s) in the English-speaking world

    Call for papers

    It may be argued that any frontier is the expression of what is discontinuous, of the existence of an ‘inside’ and of an ‘outside’, in short, that a frontier is an attempt to keep the ‘other’ at bay, whatever the meaning of the term – a given geographical territory, or a specific political entity, or a different culture, or else all of these put together. These considerations are in tune with the etymological origin of the word ‘frontier’ itself, i.e. anything that helps a group of people ‘develop a united front’. Examples abound, from the so-called ‘natural’ frontier of this or that country to Brexit, to the wall that President Trump has set out to build between his own country and Mexico. 

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Territorial fractures, ruptures, discontinuities and borders: issues for planners

    The French-British Study Planning Group / Groupe franco-britannique de recherche en aménagement et urbanisme, has worked for 20 years on the building of networks and intellectual bridges between the communities of planning research and practice on both sides of the Channel. Since 2005 it has been formally constituted as a sub-group of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). The potential retreat of the current United Kingdom from the European Union presents a new context and it is natural that the group should turn its attention to the territorial impacts which could arise as a result. It is also an occasion to reflect more widely on all forms of territorial discontinuities, ruptures and borders, including those at the national, regional and local scales, and which are of concern to planning research and practice.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Language

    Networking May Sinclair

    This international conference explores the diversity of connections, inspirations and influences in the work of modernist writer, May Sinclair (1863-1946). It will be held at the University of Nantes (France) on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June 2019.

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  • Créteil

    Call for papers - Representation

    Collaboration, participation and collective practices in contemporary photography in the UK and France

    The conference seeks to address collaboration and the spectrum of collective working methods which have defined and keep informing some of the independent practices in the field of photography in the 20th and 21st centuries. Our focus is on the UK and France, and seeks to envision case studies in a comparative approach.

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  • Rodez | Toulouse

    Call for papers - Europe

    About Seignelay Colbert de Castlehill

    Between Scotland and Rouergue

    Ce colloque étudiera l'étrange figure de Seignelay Colbert de Castlehill, né à Inverness, le 13 août 1735 dans une famille presbytérienne et mort à Londres, évêque anticoncordataire et animateur de la Petite Église le 15 juillet 1811. Vicaire général de Loménie de Brienne à Toulouse, fréquentant les salons parisiens, il fut le guide de l'économiste Adam Smith à Toulouse et dans le Sud-Ouest de Bordeaux à Montpellier de mars 1764 à octobre 1765. Élevé au siège épiscopal de Rodez en 1782, il devient président de l'Assemblée provinciale de Haute-Guyenne. Député de la sénéchaussée de Rodez en 1789, il sera l'un des évêques ralliés au Tiers Etat permettant aux États-généraux de devenir l'Assemblée nationale. Cette trajectoire exceptionnelle a échappée à la prosopographie de la Révolution française comme à l'historiographie écossaise. Le colloque se propose de dresser le portrait que mérite une trajectoire aussi extraordinaire

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Mobilizing Voters in the United States and the United Kingdom: political strategies from parties and grassroots organizations (1867 – 2017)

    Following two different and yet complementary approaches (one from the top down with parties and the other from the bottom up with grassroots organizations), we propose to compare how potential voters have been appealed to, through the use of different strategies and tools of communication”. Whether it be organizations or parties, it will be interesting to analyze how these groups either (re)connect citizens with politics or give birth to social movements which durably occupy the political landscape of the United States and the United Kingdom. Common features may be observed along with distinct approaches particularly adapted to the specificity of each country concerned.

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    What do we see, what do we hear in Ken Loach's Kes (1969)?

    The conference on Kes is, to begin with, an opportunity to look at and listen to what is registered in this remarkable film by Ken Loach, made fifty years ago. To the question “What do we see, what do we hear in Kes?”, the answers should not be anachronistic. The intention is to take in, from a variety of angles and approaches, what is shown and made audible here: a community of women, men, children, their lives woven into, both propped up and confined by, the institutional nexus of component places, home, workplace, school, public house, and component times, early morning, Friday night. What animates Ken Loach’s picture of a mining community are the tensions evident in the sights and sounds through which the modest story of Billy Casper is conveyed, a story affording access to the lives of people as they play out, in occasional and sometimes irreversible conflict with other lives.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War

    Continuities, ruptures and legacies (1913-1919)

    We are pleased to host, at the Centre Culturel Irlandais de Paris, an international conference on Ireland and the First World War as part of the national commemorations for the Centenary of the First World War.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Getting the Houses in Order: agenda-setting, policy-making, and legislating in the House of Lords

    Twenty years after the 1999 Reform Act was passed, this one-day conference will study the evolutions and transformations of the legislative and political abilities of the House of Lords in the British parliamentary system. Organised jointly by the MIMMOC (Université de Poitiers) and the CECILLE (Université de Lille), the conference will also adopt a comparative approach and we welcome submissions focused on the upper chambers of different countries.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    New towns in France and the UK: lessons for the future?

    Cet appel à contribution s'adresse à des chercheurs français (sociologues, historiens, urbanistes etc.) en vue de la publication d'un ouvrage au Royaume-Uni en 2020. L'ouvrage portera sur l'héritage des villes nouvelles en France et au Royaume-Uni sous l'angle comparatif. Les thématiques couvertes sont détaillées plus bas et peuvent inclure entre autres la gouvernance des villes nouvelles, leur patrimoine, leur économie ou encore leur développement spatial.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Medieval Conceptions and Practices of Space

    Revue « Études Médiévales Anglaises »

    Though space is by no means a medieval concept (in 14th century use, the word referred primarily to time, or to an interval between two objects, rather than to the abstract idea of an extended area that can be filled or crossed), the concept in its complexity has over the last decades gained considerable critical importance in medieval studies. Medievalists have always paid attention to spatial questions, namely in the shape of inquiries into the location of national or religious communities, into medieval practices of pilgrimages, processions and travels, or into the symbolic associations of various places (the forest, the garden, the castle…).

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Europe

    English journeys past and present, explorations of the condition of England

    The conference will address the following hypothesis: the illustration of a certain  way of being English, of a specific English way of inhabiting and making sense of the world, were given definition and cultural force through a series of writings which record the impressions of things seen in the course of a journey dedicated to the exploration of a territory, whether the land of England  in its national extension or the more local territory of a particular community. The organizers are calling for papers which will examine a corpus of writing  proposing a first-person observations of a condition of England at various moments in the history of a territory. 

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Mobilizing Voters in the English-Speaking World

    The role of grassroots organizations and civil rights organizations (1867 – 2017)

    This one-day conference is part of a cross-disciplinary project entitled “politics, discourse, and innovation” and aims at exploring the strategies to mobilize voters in the English-speaking world following a bottom-up process that involves citizens, popular movements, and the civil society in general, through grassroots organizations

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  • Call for papers - Europe

    Feeling British

    How can one assess the adhesion of individuals and social groups to the multi-ethnic and multicultural British nation of our times? Where should their identity be inscribed on the canvas  of composite identities, some of which might either be regarded as tokens of tolerance and inclusion, or be considered (by others) as potential threats for the cohesion of the nation? To penetrate the deepest strata of British identity, we propose to combine the methods of research in civilization with a multi-disciplinary approach...

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Medieval revolutions

    The French Journal of Medieval English Studies BAM is seeking submissions for a special issue focusing on the notion of “revolution”. The word “revolution” does not appear in English before the 14th century. The word is borrowed from French revolucion, derived from the Latin revolvere. In medieval Latin the meaning of revolutio becomes both scientific and religious as it describes the movement of celestial bodies and the transmigration of souls (metempsychosis). The first known occurrence of the word “revolution” to describe an abrupt change in social order dates from 1450. However, that use does not become common until the end of the 17th century.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - America

    (Re)Mobilizing voters

    Electoral strategies and practices in the English-speaking world (1867-2017)

    Cette journée d’étude, qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet transversal « Politique, discours et innovation » de l'Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amériques, Afrique, Asie et Australie (ILCEA4), sera le premier volet d’une réflexion visant à confronter les stratégies et pratiques électorales dans le cadre d’une mobilisation initiale ou d’une remobilisation d’électorats dans une perspective tout d’abord « descendante », qui s’attachera aux efforts des partis politiques pour conquérir de nouveaux électeurs ou reconquérir des électeurs démobilisés ou perdus à d’autres partis, puis « ascendante » - impliquant cette fois la base, les mouvements populaires sur le terrain, du type grassroots en anglais.

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