Appel à contributions : Périphéries. 146e Congrès du CTHS

Lieu : Aubervilliers

Dates : 04-07 mai 2022

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 septembre 2021

L’un des phénomènes majeurs de l’urbanisation contemporaine réside dans le développement de gigantesques agglomérations. Celles-ci ont attiré et attirent encore en masse des migrants venus des campagnes, des villes plus petites ou de l’étranger. Se sont constituées ainsi des banlieues périphériques où s’amassent en nombre les pauvres. L’on pense immédiatement aux grandes métropoles d’Asie du Sud (Bombay, Calcutta, Karachi, New Dehli) et du Sud-Est (Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Djakarta, Grand Manille, Ho Chi Minh-Ville), d’Afrique (Lagos, Le Caire, Johannesburg) et d’Amérique latine (Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo). Mais les grandes cités nord-occidentales n’ont pas été et ne sont pas exemptes, à l’instar de Paris (banlieue rouge), de Berlin (quartier turc du Kreutzberg) ou d’Amérique du Nord (Nouvelle-Orléans, Saint-Louis). En revanche, les grandes cités ont eu tendance (et l’ont toujours) à absorber leurs périphéries (Paris en 1860, constitution de la Randstadt, conurbation de la Ruhr, développement du grand Londres). Ce qui est vrai en Europe l’est aussi en Amérique du Nord (New York, Grands Lacs, « Zona Metropolitana del Valle de Mexico »), mais aussi en Asie (Tokyo, Séoul, Shanghai, delta de la Rivière des Perles, Pékin-Tianjin, etc.).

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Appel à contributions : Interdisciplinarity in the Study of the Image

Lieu : Valence (Espagne)

Dates : 27-29 octobre 2021

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15 juin 2021

Iconology seeks an approach to cultural history by studying the image. To accomplish this, one must first master and draw upon a wide variety of disciplines, as Panofsky had, among which history, literature or theology usually stand out. However, as we propose in this symposium, interdisciplinarity is not necessarily limited to the humanities.

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Appel à contributions : Bibles, Gospels, Breviaries and Books of Hours

Dates : tous les jeudis, du 11 novembre 2021 au 26 mai 2022 (en ligne)

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15 juillet 2021

In the context of the public seminar entitled Bibles, Gospels, Breviaries and Books of Hours, organised by the Research Centre for European Philological Tradition (Zurich, Lugano, Florence, Rome), which will take place via Zoom and aiming to gather as many experts on the subject as possible, we are launching a call for proposals.

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Appel à contributions : The (Un)Needed Sciences: Perspectives of Discussion Among Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and History

Lieu : Bologne (Italie)

Dates : 05-06 octobre 2021

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 25 juillet 2021

In the framework of the multidisciplinary PhD Program in History and Archaeology. Studies on Heritage, Memory and Cultures (Department of History and Cultures – DISCI, University of Bologna), the 35th cycle PhD students are organising a workshop with the aim to connect researchers embracing a variety of methodological approaches. We would like to address the problems pertaining the importance of social sciences and humanities and their role in the ongoing global situation.

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Appel à contributions : (Re-)Constructing Late Antique Armenia (2nd-8th Centuries CE): Historiography, Material culture, Immaterial heritage

Lieu : Brno (République tchèque)

Dates : 21-22 février 2022

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 juin 2021

What is the place of Armenian arts and culture within the Late Antique Mediterranean space? Since the eighteenth century, scholars have attempted to provide answers to this thorny question. In doing so, researchers from Western Europe and Russia have often approached Armenia from a colonial or orientalist perspective, marginalizing or neglecting elements of its material and literary cultures. Armenia was thus presented, amongst others, as a bridge between the “Persian East” and the “Byzantine West”. Conversely, Armenian scholars have defended the uniqueness and originality of what became their “national” heritage. Both perspectives, ultimately, contributed to the isolation of Armenian arts and culture.

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Appel à contributions : History of the Book Conference

Dates : 08-09 septembre 2021 (en ligne)

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 juin 2021

The institute invites proposals for papers on the following topics : the material organization of knowledge (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, philosophical, scientific, technical, medical or natural-historical texts and libraries, catalogues, taxonomies, storage, margins, rubrics, annotations, indices or tables of contents); the organization of knowledge about other cultures (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, etc., and epistemic, cultural, linguistic or religious difference); the disorganization of knowledge (the movement, circulation, sale, forgery, theft, or dispersal of knowledge texts or knowledge’s changing meaning as it is appropriated, edited, altered or moved between contexts).

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Appel à contributions : Image & Narrative in Romanesque Art

Lieu : Rome (Italie)

Dates : 28-30 mars 2022

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 31 juillet 2021

The theme of the conference is Image and Narrative in Romanesque Art, and the aim is to examine the deployment and nature of imagery in the 11th and 12th centuries. While illustrated codices, sequential pictorial narratives, apse mosaics, devotional statues were well established before c.1000, several important new image types and settings came into being over the Romanesque period – moralizing programmes, historiated cloisters, figuratively enriched portals, imagery in glass. How might we understand image and narrative in the Latin West between c.1000 and c.1200? We welcome proposals for papers concerned with narrative modes, the significance of spatial positioning, accessibility and visibility, the uses and physical trappings of devotional images, the relationship between static and portable forms, and the extent to which media play a role in the development or importation of new iconographical formulae. Are images invested with singular meanings, or are they intentionally polysemous? Does the interest in architectural ‘articulation’ initiate a new understanding of the expressive and aesthetic potential of imagery, and/or emphasise its didactic purpose?  Are viewers provided with guidance as to interpretation – through inscriptions or compositional and visual triggers? What are the preconditions for change – theology, monasticism, political and ecclesiastical reform? How does medium and setting affect imagery?

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Appel à contributions : Greek Islands under the Control of Western Rulers, 13th-15th Cent.: Searching for Their Identity through Their Patronage

Dates : 03-04 décembre 2021 (en ligne)

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 juin 2021

Postgraduate students and early career researchers from various disciplines (history, archaeology, history of art, epigraphy and palaeography) are particularly encouraged to participate. Emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary approaches.

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Appel à contributions : Theatrum Libri: The Press, Reading and Dissemination in Early Modern Europe

Lieu : Vilnius (Lituanie)

Dates : 1er-02 décembre 2021

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 juin 2021

The conferences invites participants to look at the printed book and manuscript as an archival phenomenon in terms of content (accumulation of knowledge) and form (accumulation of books). The conference is also aimed at the reflection on the creation of the book and its structure, the press, its dynamics in socio-cultural processes, highlighting the role of the author, publisher, distributor, reader, and book collector.

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