Appel à candidature – Offre de contrat de thèse

Lieu: Nantes
Début financement: rentrée scolaire 2017
Durée du financement: 3 ans
Date limite de candidature: non précisée

Dans le cadre du projet interdisciplinaire VESPACE, nous rechercherons un.e doctorant.e pour travailler sur le sujet suivant :
  • « Système d’interaction en réalité virtuelle basé sur des connaissances issues de données historiques tangibles »
  • Application au théâtre virtuel de la Foire à Paris du XVIIIe siècle
  • co-encadrement par 2 laboratoires : LS2N,  Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (UMR CNRS 6004) et L’AMo, L’Antique et le Moderne (EA 4276)

Consulter ici le projet de thèse.

Pour toute candidature, merci de contacter : florent.laroche [at]

Appel à communications – Empires: Towards a Global History

Lieu: University of Delhi, Delhi
Date: 3-5 décembre 2017
Date limite de réponse: 1er juillet 2017

Empires have had an enduring influence on global history. They have functioned as major geopolitical units and as preeminent arenas for the circulation of ideas, techniques, goods and people. However we may describe or define empires, diversity and heterogeneity remain crucial features, in terms of political formations as well as relationships (tributaries, settler colonies, chieftainships, for example); and because they straddled varieties of economic structures (agrarian, pastoral, trading, urban and rural), ethnicities and populations. Precisely because of their heterogeneity, empires have facilitated connections, circulation, and commerce within and across their boundaries. Empires often endured beyond and across different ages, competing and coexisting with rival empires. They were forged and dissolved by forces that were both internal and external to their presumed territorial boundaries.

Empires exerted their influence within and beyond their formally recognized territory.  With the rise of the capitalist world system, empires had to contend not only with other empires and imperialisms but also with the emerging nation states and nationalisms, which very often rose from the very womb of the empires themselves. Did they also promote a plurality of cultures even as they were dominated by an imperial center with its own style and ethos?

Even when empires seem to have vanished as legally recognizable entities, their influence can be seen in the way the concept has been extended to include trading empires, religious empires, commodity specific empires and so forth. Since they rested on justifying ideologies,Empires were discursive as well as economic and political formations.  Crucial though to their management of diversity was the need to accommodate or promote a plurality of cultures even as they were dominated by an imperial center with its own style and ethos.

The proposed conference is premised on the idea that empires drew their strength from a global systemic architecture of hegemony and dominance.  The objective of the conference is designed to emphasize how imperial interactions served to reinforce empires within their global scaffolding. “Towards a Global History of Empires” seeks to delineate different strands and interconnected themes that explain both empires’ persistence as well as their mutations over time.

The themes that we propose for the conference shall include:

  • Political construction of empires and their dissolution
  • Circulation within and between empires of ideas, techniques, institutions
  • Circulation of goods and trade links between empires
  • Movement of people within and between empires
  • Empires as discursive formations
  • Plural cultures and imperial centers
  • Micro history and empire

We invite papers addressing the above themes from all periods of history. We are looking for work that looks at empire from a global history approach that emphasizes connections and encourages comparisons. Advanced research students as well as senior scholars are invited to apply for the conference.


  • Please submit a single combined doc or pdf file including an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a brief CV and mail it by electronic mail to  wigh [at] with the subject line “Empire2017” by July 1, 2017.
  • Scholars chosen to participate in the conference will have to submit the final version of their paper (of not more than 7000 words) no later than November 1, 2017.
  • In the body of the email, please include your name, affiliation, and the title of your project.
  • We recommend including a header with your name on every page of your submission.
  • In the case of papers with multiple contributors, we are only able to cover transportation costs for one person.

We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from the Global South.

We will inform applicants by August 15, 2017 if they will be invited to Delhi. We will be    able to support the travel of invited participants.

Appel à communications – Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities 1933-1945

Lieu: American University of Paris
Date: 11 et 12 janvier 2018
Date limite de soumission: 3 juillet 2017

The History of the Holocaust has taken a spatial turn, borrowing concepts and tools from geography. Two recent edited collections are representative: Geographies of the Holocaust (Knowles et al. 2014) and Hitler’s Geographies (Giaccaria and Minca 2016). However, these recent local and spatial studies deal almost exclusively with the killing areas, camps, and ghettos. They pay less attention to the “ordinary” western and southeastern European cities where persecution proceeded in a looser space. Anti-Jewish persecution did not only happen in specifically designed or transformed spaces such as camps and ghettos. It invaded spaces of everyday life in European cities: public spaces, work places and private spaces such as homes. In this landscape not only Jews and agents of persecution appear but also their immediate residential environment: concierges, neighbors, nannies, landlords, property managers, sub-tenants, local administrations, etc. These figures have an essential place in the memories of Jewish survivors. Though, so far, scholars have hardly addressed their role. The spatial turn that occurred during the last fifteen years in Anglophone Holocaust studies focused on the symbolic places of genocide. Much work has been done on the looting and the seizure and reallocation of the apartments occupied by Jews, mainly in Reich’s cities, but apartment blocks and ordinary cities as spaces of persecution, occupied territories and other Axis countries, the interactions with non-Jewish neighbors as well as spatial aspects are still in need of study. Recent work opened this new field of investigation. It inspired the conference to come.

This conference intends to bridge various perspectives and methods and focus on urban housing as a place for anti-Jewish persecution. We hope to gather social scientists from various fields to confront various methods investigation and cases, in Reich cities but also in Western and Eastern European occupied cities.
Inspired by the organizers’ current research on the Parisian case, the conference will deal with policies of seizure and reallocation of the apartments of the Jews in Paris, but will not be restricted to those questions.

One page proposals for papers are invited that examine:

-the interlinkage between persecution and policies of housing / urban developments;
-the beneficiaries of the spoliation of urban housing;
-the interactions between Jews and non-Jews concerning the seizure of housing, its re-allocation and restitution after the liberation;
-the place of homes in the experiences of individuals (use of testimonies as such as the Visual History Archive collection welcome)

To be sent to cparisdebollardiere [at] and ericlebourhis [at] before July 3, 2017.
Answers will be given to the applicants by July 20.

Applications for grants for speakers from outside the Parisian region will be considered.

Organizing committee
Isabelle Backouche (EHESS-CRH), Eric Le Bourhis (FMS-ISP), Shannon Fogg (Missouri S&T), Sarah Gensburger (CNRS-ISP), Constance Pâris de Bollardière (AUP), Brian Schiff (AUP).

Appel à communication – L’infrastructure et la ville : quelle(s) histoire(s) ?

Lieu: École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Type: Atelier doctoral du groupe « Usages de l’Histoire et devenirs urbains » du Labex Futurs Urbains
Date: 16 novembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 30 juin 2017

S’agissant d’un sujet qui a déjà fait l’objet de publications (sur les fortifications parisiennes, les réseaux techniques urbains, les aéroports, …), cet atelier a pour but de donner la parole à des recherches récentes qui renouvellent les objets, les périodisations, les problématiques sur les infrastructures en ville. Approfondir l’étude de leurs évolutions permet d’enrichir les explications sur les transformations des villes, comme en témoigne par exemple un numéro récent de la revue Histoire Urbaine intitulé « Infrastructures urbaines » (n°45, 2016/1). Il s’agit de questionner le rôle de l’infrastructure dans l’histoire urbaine, avec des approches interdisciplinaires et une définition ouverte de l’infrastructure, vue comme un ensemble d’installations et d’équipements nécessaires à une collectivité. Des autoroutes aux cimetières, de l’Antiquité à l’actualité, cet atelier vise à ouvrir le dialogue entre chercheurs de différentes disciplines s’intéressant aux usages de l’Histoire dans les changements urbains.

Consulter l’appel complet ici.

Appel à contribution – Les gauches et l’international

Lieu: Paris
Type: séminaire
Date limite de soumission: 15 juillet 2017

Un séminaire sur « Les gauches et l’international (XXe-XXIe siècles) » co-animé par Michele Di Donato, Bruno Settis et Mathieu Fulla se tiendra au Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po à partir du semestre prochain. Nous serons heureux de recevoir vos propositions de communication. L’appel à contribution et les modalités pratiques d’organisation du séminaire sont présentés ci-dessous.

Dès la naissance du mouvement ouvrier européen, la dimension internationale a été décisive dans la définition de sa vision politique et économique ainsi que dans la manière dont il s’est structuré. À la tendance du capitalisme à élargir son champ d’action et d’influence par-delà les frontières des États, théoriciens et leaders socialistes opposaient la perspective d’une alliance internationale des travailleurs. Au fil du XXe siècle, le point de vue des gauches par rapport à ces problèmes n’a jamais cessé d’évoluer. Au gouvernement ou dans l’opposition, dans des phases d’épanouissement ou de crise, en temps de paix ou de guerre, la question de l’organisation internationale de la vie politique, sociale et économique fut un élément central des développements idéologiques des gauches, dans leurs scissions et dans leur recherche d’alliés, de partenaires ou de modèles au-delà des frontières nationales.
Ce séminaire propose d’explorer l’histoire des familles politiques socialistes, social-démocrates et communistes dans la perspective des relations internationales et transnationales. Le séminaire permettra de soulever des questions nouvelles tant du côté de l’histoire politique que de celle des relations internationales. En croisant les perspectives, il tentera d’internationaliser la première et de souligner le poids de la seconde dans le façonnement des cultures politiques nationales et régionales. Le choix de cette perspective historique apparaît comme un outil particulièrement fécond pour mieux saisir tant l’histoire des socialismes et des communismes que nombre d’enjeux actuels. Les tensions entre la dimension nationale de la politique et la dimension globale de l’économie sont en effet des composantes majeures de la crise « structurelle » des gauches européennes et extra-européennes aujourd’hui, quelles que soient leurs attitudes vis-à-vis de la mondialisation.
Le séminaire s’articulera autour de trois axes principaux :

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Appel à communication – Mobilité spatiale et classes sociales

Lieu: Paris
Date: 30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 15 juillet 2017

Organisées conjointement par le RT5 « Classes, inégalités, fragmentations » et le RT42 « Sociologie des élites » de l’Association française de sociologie, ces journées proposent ainsi d’explorer la diversité des formes et des ressorts des pratiques de mobilité spatiale et d’interroger la manière dont elles s’articulent avec la stratification sociale. Elles invitent à se départir d’une vision normative de la mobilité : si « l’injonction à la mobilité » (Fol, 2010) touche l’ensemble des groupes sociaux, il convient d’interroger les manières socialement différenciées qu’ont les individus d’y répondre en fonction de leurs positions dans l’espace social et géographique. Pourquoi et comment bouge-t-on ? Comment s’articulent mobilités et ancrages spatiaux ? Dans quelle mesure ces pratiques et les représentations auxquelles elles sont associées sont-elles le reflet des ressources, mais aussi l’expression de goûts associés à des groupes sociaux spécifiques ? En retour, comment ces mobilités, par la proximité ou la distance spatiales qu’elles créent entre des individus occupant différentes positions dans l’espace social, contribuent-elles au processus de différenciation ou de rapprochement entre groupes sociaux ?

Consulter l’appel complet ici.

Appel à communication – Genre et contraception : quelles (r)évolutions ?

Lieu: Paris
Date: 18 et 19 décembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 30 juin 2017

A l’occasion des 50 ans de la légalisation de la contraception, le laboratoire junior Contraception&Genre (Cité du Genre, USPC) organise un colloque international les 18 et 19 décembre 2017 à Paris, sur « Genre et contraception : quelles (r)évolutions ? ».

L’objectif du colloque « Genre et contraception » est de revenir sur ces « (r)évolutions » en proposant de faire un état des lieux des savoirs et d’ouvrir de nouvelles pistes de recherche sur les multiples enjeux des pratiques contraceptives et abortives, dans une perspective de genre et en prenant en compte l’imbrication avec d’autres rapports de domination (classe, race, âge, handicap). Il vise la mise en commun des travaux des multiples disciplines qui s’intéressent à la contraception (démographie, sociologie, histoire, anthropologie, sciences politiques, épidémiologie, etc.).

Veuillez trouver ici l’appel à communication du colloque. Les propositions de communications doivent être envoyées avant le 30 juin 2017 à contraception.genre [at]


Appel à candidatures – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities

Lieu: The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (Wiser) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Durée: 2 ans
Date limite de candidature: 1er août 2017

Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data and materiality in a century of mine silicosis.

In the present, and through our modern history, lung disease has been one of the key sites of politics in modern South Africa. This political importance is reflected in the richness of the science, the archives and the data associated with silicosis in particular. For over a century the distinctive evidence produced by the gold mines made the South African science of silicosis globally authoritative in occupational health and the legal field of industrial compensation. The material evidence produced by the mines — including the Pathaut database which covers deceased ex-miners back to 1953, the statistics on compensation, diagnosis, and the published research papers by the mine doctors and engineers — may be the largest and most systematic body of health information on the planet. It is certainly unique in South Africa as an archive of health surveillance data. The paradox of the richness of this evidence and the ongoing severity of the disease raises several key questions in contemporary debates about the politics of knowledge across several disciplines. These include three major problems, amongst many:

1. Does systematic surveillance produce strong health benefits? If so, how and under what institutional and political circumstances?

2. What is the relationship, over the long term, between the epidemiology of tuberculosis and mine-produced silicosis?

3. What can we learn from a descriptive study of dust measurements, devices, and dust engineering about the causes and remedies of lung disease?

4.  How did these dynamics of surveillance, treatment and compensation play out regionally, and across the political and administrative boundaries in southern Africa?

The Medical Humanities project at WISER calls for proposals for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship engaging with these or closely related problems.  The appointed candidate would be responsible for assembling a large digital repository of existing archival series, and for the supervision of Masters and Honours students on related projects.

WiSER has over the last ten years established itself as the leading South African interdisciplinary research institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences, promoting local and international debate on the complexities of change in South Africa and Africa, understood from comparative and global perspectives. A strong commitment to doctoral training and supervision is a critical part of WISER’s mission. Funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation has enabled us to continue our long-standing doctoral fellowship programme. For more information about our staff and research themes see

This is a full-time programme and is not compatible with other employment. Fellows will work within the Institute, and be expected to work closely with research staff, and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will receive funding for two years; the package for the first year will be R250 000 and include funds for research expenses and a living allowance. Some assistance with conference funding may also be available.

To apply, please submit the following:

1. A detailed covering letter explaining clearly and carefully your interest in this project specifically.
2. A recent publication or piece of written work, drawing on your past research.
3. A detailed and up to date CV, which shows clearly your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and component courses of study.
4. Names and contact details (including email addresses) of three academic referees.
5. Certified copies of degrees , diplomas and course records.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide

Applications should be sent by email to Ms. Najibha Deshmukh at Najibha.Deshmukh [at]

Appel à candidatures – London Summer School in Intellectual History

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30/06/2017

The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies. Running from 4 to 7 September 2017, the summer school will include:
  • Special workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Feedback on current research
  • Advice on writing and publishing
  • Discussion of newly published work in intellectual history

Applications are welcome from doctoral students in intellectual history and related disciplines (the history of philosophy, literature, politics, and science) and from MA students intending to conduct future research in this area.

London is now one of the international centres of research and teaching in the history of political thought and intellectual history with a dedicated graduate programme and year-round research seminars, conferences, and workshops. The Summer School, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). Keynote lectures this year will be delivered by:

  • Ann Thomson (European University Institute, Florence), on “Enlightenment anticolonialism? Raynal, Diderot and L’Histoire des Deux-Indes
  • Quentin Skinner (QMUL), on “Machiavelli and the virtues of the prince”

The discussions will be led by members of staff from the different branches of the University of London and from overseas. In past years these have included Richard BourkeKatrina ForresterGareth Stedman-Jones, and Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL), Hannah DawsonJeremy Jennings and Niall O’Flaherty (KCL), Michael Lobban and Lea Ypi (LSE), as well as Valentina ArenaAngus GowlandJulian HoppitAxel Körner, and Avi Lifschitz (UCL). From outside the University of London, they have also included David Armitage (Harvard), Donald Winch and Iain McDaniel (Sussex), Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Duncan Kelly (Cambridge), Felicity Green (Edinburgh) Iain Hampsher-Monk (Exeter), Martin van Gelderen (Göttingen), and Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt).

To find out what students gained from their experience at the Summer School, please see the London Summer School in Intellectual History blog.

Dates and fees: The event starts on 4 September 2017 in the evening and ends in the afternoon on 7 September 2017. It will take place at the UCL main campus in Bloomsbury. Participants are required to contribute £185, which covers tuition, lunches, and a reception on the first evening. In addition, those who would like accommodation in central London can book a room in one of the UCL Halls of Residence from £52.50 per night.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a brief abstract of current or future research to Shiru Lim at: s.lim.10 [at] The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.



Mieux vous connaître – Sondage sur les jeunes chercheur.e.s en histoire


Pour nous permettre de mieux connaître la situation des jeunes chercheurs en histoire nous avons mis au point un sondage disponible à cette adresse: Ce sondage, anonyme, a uniquement pour but de parfaire notre connaissance de la situation des doctorant.e.s et jeunes docteur.e.s en histoire. Les données seront traitées de façon globale et nous nous engageons à ne pas diffuser les réponses fournies à titre individuel.

Nous vous invitons à y répondre le plus largement possible! Le sondage est ouvert jusqu’au 15 septembre 2017.

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