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  • Tartu

    Call for papers - Geography

    Borders and crossings: a transdisciplinary conference on travel writing

    The 2022 Borders and Crossings conference will take part in a unique context: that of a post-Soviet and Nordic country situated in a European geographical, economic and political context. Estonia’s history is marked by successive occupations, which could arguably be considered as a form of travel from the point of view of the occupiers. These occupations have affected travel to and from this area, and generated specific mobility, such as deportation and diaspora. This context brings our attention to restricted travels and the forms of control at work when it comes to travel. Additionally, this conference acknowledges the emergency of the ecological crisis and the pressure that travelling can put on the Earth system. 

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  • Conference, symposium - Representation

    (Re)Ordering the Gods. The Mythographic Web through Times

    Names and epithets, historical facts, rituals and monuments, textual fragments, plants and places: these are samples of the wide material that the mythographic tradition deals with. How do we organise it? What data to choose, how to present it and what for? This online workshop organised at the Warburg Institute will question the different forms of mythographic compilation.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Philosophical Perspectives on Crime, Violence, and Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Philosophy series, published by Trivent Publishing and edited by M. Blake Wilson, is calling for proposals and papers for its inaugural edited volume, Philosophical Perspectives on Crime, Violence, and Justice. We are soliciting abstracts, completed papers, and a limited selection of previously published papers from philosophers, legal scholars, political scientists, sociologists, and criminal justice researchers. 

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    Researching Humanly / Researching as Being Human

    In a forthcoming book, Monika Kostera (2022) describes the imaginoscope, a device for observing and experiencing objects and events taking place with diverse uses of the imagination. This seminar will build on the idea of co-constructing human researching and will examine available possibilities for identifying imaginative and inspired potentials of organizing and organizational life.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Assist and Unify? Nation Building and Welfare in the Upper Adriatic and Eastern Baltic Sea Region in the 20th Century

    Monographic issue of «Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea»

    Questioning the primacy of the nation-state, a special issue of Qualestoria to be published in December 2022 aims to analyze how different welfare practices have represented a tool of nation-building in territories contested by various national groups or states. To what extent have different political contexts affected the use of welfare for nation-building purposes? What role have welfare practices played in strengthening the position of the titular nation or in attempting to integrate/assimilate minorities? What outcomes have “bottom-up” initiatives propelled? The special issue will try answer these questions with a focus on the eastern Baltic Sea region and the Upper Adriatic. Contributions related to other east central European areas will also be considered.

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  • Odense

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Settling Sophonisba

    Rediscovering a lost figure in the early modern European imagination

    Early modern European dramatists, poets, and painters took a striking interest in the Carthaginian noblewoman Sophonisba (c.235-203 BC) who chose to poison herself to avoid the humiliation of becoming a Roman captive. A minor character in Roman and Greek historical sources such as Livy’s Ab urbe condita, Plutarch’s Life of Scipio, and Appian’s Punic Wars, Sophonisba became a popular heroic figure in early modern Europe across national and confessional borders. Why did a seemingly insignificant Carthaginian noblewoman such as Sophonisba become such a popular figure across early modern culture? And what did she come to signify in different early modern contexts? This theme issue is dedicated to this enigmatic figure and her many different appearances in early modern literature and art.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - History

    Centenary of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation (1922-2022)

    The centenary of the creation of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC) is an opportunity for historians to step back and examine the achievements but also the limitations of this enterprise, its lack of diversity and cultural representativeness. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in this field of research, in parallel with a renewed interest in the League of Nations as a whole, in a context of doubts about the capacity of multilateral institutions. Without attempting to cover all the areas that remain to be studied in relation to intellectual cooperation and soft power diplomacy in the interwar period, such an event therefore seems to be a useful place of exchange at the crossroads between the archives, teaching and research communities. To do this, the scientific committee invites participants to reflect in particular on the renewal of our methods: whether it is about new approaches or the use of innovative digital tools, the aim of this conference is not only to look at the past but also to inspire future research.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    International Circulations and Inequalities in the Social Sciences

    Serendipities. Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences

    Although the internationalization of the social sciences and humanities has become a defining characteristic of research, teaching and publishing practices, national academic labor markets tend to turn in on themselves in times of crisis. Moreover, the global dimension of wealth inequalities and the growing disparities in research investments impact scientific disciplines and foster the hierarchization of national scientific fields. International circulations of people, texts, research practices, and funding contribute to asymmetrical competition among geographical and linguistic areas, national higher education systems, universities, and researchers. In this polarized global space, Northern America and Western Europe occupy the top positions in terms of the language of production as well as the legitimation of specific research interests and national case studies. This special issue of Serendipities calls for papers that document the diverse dimensions of inequalities linked to international circulations in the social sciences.

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  • Angers

    Study days - Economics

    Investors' Behavior in Equity Crowdfunding

    This workshop is part of the IBEC program, led by Enareta Kurtbegu. Funded by the Research Commission of the University of Angers, its theme is “Equity crowdfunding for start-ups: a behavioral analysis of the attitudes of different categories of potential investors”. This study day will present the results of two and a half years of work.

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  • Zadar

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Digital Humanities and Heritage

    This event is intended to provide a bridge between scientists and experts in the humanities, especially digital humanities, and professionals in the fields of library and information science, archival studies and museum cultural resource management. Its purpose is to promote the use of digital technology within heritage and humanities research as both a methodology and a tool in all domains of Humanities and Heritage sciences. In the frame of this event topics such are Digital Humanities and Open Science, Cultural Heritage in Digital Humanities, Digital Methods and Tools, Information Organization for the Digital Humanities as well as Digital Infrastructures will be discussed. 

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  • Strasbourg

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Is the concept of “environmental sustainability” misleading?

    Mixed perspectives

    The Symposium aims to question how the concept of Environmental sustainability has evolved and affects Environmental research today at the crossroads of our disciplines and practices. The Symposium will revisit our notions and knowledge of Environmental sustainability.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Geography

    Climate change and Water (2022) : extreme events

    For this third edition of Climate Change Water, drought extreme will be highlighted. Also, as far as this crop is particularly important in the Loire-Valley, a focus on wine production is proposed. These choices do not exclude papers neither on other extremes nor on other environments.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Texts surrounding texts

    The workshop will feature discussions on and around paratexts in South Asian manuscripts, as well as presentations on collections and collectors of manuscripts.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Arabists and Hebraists (18th - 20th century)

    Hamsa Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies

    Looking for new contributions about the theme within the universe of Arabic and Hebraic studies, the next volume of HAMSA will be dedicated to the topic Arabists and Hebraists (18th -20th century). It is intended to summon up Arabists and Hebraists whose activity was developed inside or outside the Academy, also encompassing those who work in a solitary way or in non-traditional more and less ephemeral groups, or alternative networks. The chronological range extends from the 18th to the 20th century, allowing the inclusion of the beginning of modern Arabic and Hebraic studies, in Europe, Middle East and new American states, as also others less obvious regions of the world.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Himalayan Journeys. Circulations and Transformations

    This conference goal is to foreground movement as a particular social dynamic and to consider mobility and circulatory regimes, trails, routes and roads as the “connective tissue” within various historical and political contexts and against the backdrop of rooted cultures and identities inscribed in particular landscapes. We wish to explore how these circulations relate to cultural practices, imaginaries and materialities and how they are socially transformative. What can the study of circulation tell us about the Himalayas, their social and spatial dynamics ? Does the Himalayan social fabric produce peculiar circulatory regimes and pathways ? How have relations between states and circulatory phenomena evolved ? What are the new cultural and moral geographies that emerge from this global-cum-local circulation ?

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - Europe

    The Fear of Shrinking Numbers

    Democracy, Demography and the East-West Divide in Europe

    Electing a government is what people do in a democracy, but governments also tend to choose the people who will elect them. They do it by designing citizenship laws and electoral laws, by crafting immigration regimes and by employing practices like gerrymandering and voters’ suppression. This four lectures series discusses the ways in which the shrinking ethnocultural majorities in the European Union (EU) member states try to preserve their power and identity in the face of population decline and increasing migration.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Las Vanguardistas: Spanish Women Poets in Transnational Contexts (1920–1975)

    Spanish avant-garde poetry has traditionally been associated with the “Generation of 1927”, a group of male poets that has dominated critical discussions of literary history for almost a century. Studies that have embraced the generational model have often considered the Spanish avant-garde either as a unique national phenomenon or as an imitation of foreign literary models. This special issue challenges these views by considering women’s participation in avant-garde circles in and beyond Spain and placing the Spanish avant-garde in a transnational context.

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  • Seminar - Middle Ages

    Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

    The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a new online seminar series on “Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History” in the academic year 2021/2022. The events take place every two months. They are aimed at both young and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

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  • Call for papers - Information

    The glocalization of technocultures

    Journal “Glocalism Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation”

    On the basis of examples informedby empirical material, this issue of Glocalism will re-examine the forms of technoculture(s) in the contextof globalization, their dynamics of glocalization and the ambivalent logics of the pressure to globalize despite localconstraints, the complex interactions between culture and technology, in a series of contexts with varying depths ofdigitalization of culture. This approach aims at locating at the forefront of the reflection the “local” forms and forces, particularly culturalones, that were previously questioned essentially from point of view of the globalization of Western technocultures. It will also nourish the debate on the consistency of the contested term “technoculture” and assess the relevanceof an approach in terms of glocalization.

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  • Detroit

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Reinventing Public Space in Business Improvement Districts

    Over the last two decades, public space renewal in downtown Detroit has undergone phases of experiments in response to emerging phenomena that put pressure on existing governance models. The introduction of business improvement districts (BIDs) has been key in creating an armature for diversifying the principle urban actors and financing sources involved in public space renewal and creation. Through presentations and lightning talks the symposium will share knowledge and discuss best practices and innovative ideas for central public space governance, programming, and design within business improvement districts/zones/areas.

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