Appel à communications – Médias, politique et révolution à la fin des années 1860. Les échos de la bataille de Mentana

Lieu: Paris
Date: 9-10 novembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 30 avril 2017

Sauf pour les spécialistes du Risorgimento italien, la bataille de Mentana (3 novembre 1867) est un événement aujourd’hui largement oublié : on se souvient vaguement de la phrase du général de Failly qui fit scandale (« Les chassepots ont fait merveille ») mais il est clair que l’épisode n’a pas eu grande influence sur l’achèvement de l’unité italienne, puisque la défaite des volontaires garibaldiens n’a assuré qu’un bref répit à l’État pontifical. L’enjeu européen paraît plus mince encore : à Sadowa l’année précédente comme à Sedan, trois ans plus tard, ce furent des armées autrement importantes qui s’affrontèrent et le destin de l’Europe qui se joua véritablement.

Sur le moment pourtant l’événement eut en Europe un retentissement considérable et souleva les passions : l’émotion fut grande, bien entendu chez la plupart des catholiques du fait du péril couru par le Saint-Siège, mais aussi chez tous ceux, nombreux et divers, qui considéraient à l’inverse la cause de l’unité italienne avec sympathie, qu’ils aient ou non Garibaldi pour héros. En France, en un temps où la manifestation de rue était non seulement proscrite, mais presqu’inenvisageable, les membres français de la pacifique Association internationale des travailleurs, scandalisés, furent à deux doigts de descendre dans la rue ; et il y eut quand même à Paris quelques protestations publiques.

Nous n’entendons pas reprendre l’étude de l’événement lui-même, mais plutôt en envisager une vision transnationale, à la suite d’une partie de l’historiographie récente du Risorgimento, qui s’est attachée à élargir l’approche de la construction nationale à l’échelle européenne. Le colloque aurait ainsi pour objectif de compléter les approches traditionnelles, qui furent non seulement strictement politiques et diplomatiques, mais en définitive étroitement nationales dans leur conception.

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Appel à communications – Trespassing Time and Space: The Postcolonial Encounter in the Francophone World

Lieu: Lancaster
Date: 16 juin 2017
Date limite de candidature: 16 avril 2017

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day will explore issues that result from the encounter of people and cultures across the francophone world in colonial/postcolonial contexts. The study day aims to bring together postgraduate researchers, both at MA and PhD level, and to showcase their current research in a supportive and friendly environment. Its purpose is to stimulate reflection, discussion and debate among postgraduate students working on francophone postcolonial studies and related fields.

The word ‘encounter’ begins with uncertainty, but opens up a host of possibilities, collaborations, discourses, meanings and expressions. In this sense, an encounter is a synonym of change, radical power shifts, and cultural convergence that moves beyond/ transgresses the strict limits of time and space, facilitating dialogue not only between the past and the present but also across geographical boundaries. Francophone postcolonial studies have always favoured this dialogue sans frontières as the colonial enterprise was a form of encounter with far-reaching consequences. These colonial encounters were not only marked by violent confrontations but also by hybrid romantic unions (by ‘tense and tender ties’, to take up Ann Laura Stoler’s phrase) and often included effervescent reaffirmations of cultural difference and identity. The contemporary processes of globalization have necessitated a renewal of the forms and terms of this encounter that translates as an ethics of alterity and non-universalist conceptions of political activism.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to: identity – social, political, religious, and other forms; historical encounters; gender and sexuality; migration and mobility; exilic encounters; borderlands ; transnational and transcultural formations; encounters in digital/online space; urban encounters; revolutionary encounters; artistic expression – literature, film, media.

Please send abstracts of up to 300 words, with paper title, name, and university affiliation to: sfpspg2017 [at] gmail.com by 16 April 2017

Confirmation of acceptance by 3 May 2017

Appel à communications – Connected Histories and Memories: French Emigrants in Revolutionised Europe

Lieu: Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Date: 19-20 juin 2017
Date limite de soumission: 5 avril 2017

Since the publication of the collection of essays on Emigration in Europe edited by Kirsty Carpenter and Philip Mansel in 1999, our knowledge of the emigrant community and that of European responses to the French Revolution have dramatically progressed. The historiography on the subject was renewed with pioneering studies on the Counter-Revolution and Anti-Enlightenment as well as new analysis on the nobility and the heterogeneity of migratory projects. Scholars have ventured into the memorial and literary landscape of emigration, at times articulating literary criticism around the question of trauma and refuge. Research into gender proved to be a fruitful way to challenge previous conceptions of the émigré figure. With this conference, we aim to approach emigration using the notions of connection, transfers and transnationalism, as well as cultural innovations, relating the current knowledge on emigration to studies on the connections between the émigré community and the host country. In particular, we would like to discuss the formation of political and national consciousness deriving from the encounters between the emigrant and their host communities.

This inter-disciplinary event will particularly welcome early career researchers and scholars who have studied or shown an interest in the French émigré community in any European context or beyond. It is open to those researching alternative and trans-national histories of exile in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Participants are invited to give papers, in English or in French, on the following themes:

  • Emigrés, exiles and refugees? Questioning the designations of individual migrants and their community
  • Foreign archival repositories and the renewal of sources on emigration
  • Host discourses on emigration and the creation of an émigré national consciousness
  • Towards a connected history of emigration and the counter-revolution in Europe and the World
  • Against the tide: alternative migratory projects and ruptures with the politically and culturally-dominant émigré group
  • Studying emigration in the twenty-first century
  • The émigré novel and memoirs in the long eighteenth century literary landscape
  • Any other topic relevant to the conference

Please email abstract of 300 words by 5th April 2017 to: l.philip [at] westernsydney.edu.au and j.reboul [at] let.ru.nl

Appel à communications – Speaking when spoken to

Lieu: Édimbourg
Date: 6 juin 2017
Date limite de soumission: 24 mars 2017

The University of Edinburgh is hosting a workshop on 6 June 2017 entitled « Speaking When Spoken To: Re-integrating the experiences and perspectives of children into historical research. »
This workshop will discuss the methodological challenges when investigating the history of children, which will be attractive to scholars working in the history of education. There will be an opportunity for early career scholars and postgraduate students to share methodological observations and specific examples from their own research, which will form the basis of discussion and comparison.
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Appel à communications – Workshop on « Colonialism and education »

Lieu: Florence
Date: 26 octobre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 20 avril 2017

In recent years, education has received renewed attention from historians interested in nineteenth- and twentieth-century colonial contexts. The workshop hopes to bring together a group of around ten scholars working on diverse geographical, religious and cultural contexts, which will enable a discussion on which approaches and methods are regarded as most fruitful for researchers across the field of colonial history. Apart from historians working on ‘overseas’ European colonies, we also strongly encourage scholars of the European land empires and other colonial/imperial political constellations to apply.

Topics and themes may include:
– Theoretical reflections on age, gender and education in a colonial context
– Methodological issues and source material related to colonial education
– Oral histories about children’s and teachers’ experiences
– Discourses of ‘modernity’ and ‘tradition’ in relation to education
– Family life and domesticity in colonial education
– The relationship between education, gender and the marriage market
– Education as a preparation for paid labour
– Colonial education, charity and its gendered aspects

To apply, please send an abstract of around 500 words and a short biographical note to kirsten.kamphuis [at] eui.eu by 20 April 2017. Applicants will be notified of the decision in May.

Appel à contributions – livre de synthèse sur les consulats italiens

Ouvrage collectif: services consulaires italiens dans le long Risorgimento
Date de parution: fin 2018
Date de remise des articles: 1er septembre 2017
Date limite de soumission des résumés: 15 avril

Il s’agit de caractériser, à l’échelle d’un long XIXe siècle, l’évolution des administrations consulaires de part et d’autre de l’unité italienne, ainsi que la question de la fabrique, à l’étranger, des identités administratives et nationales.

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Appel à communications – ELHN – Santé au travail et formes de mobilisations ouvrières (XIX-XXIe s.)

Lieu: Paris
Date: 2-4 novembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: fin mars 2017

Un appel à communication est lancé pour l’organisation d’une session lors du congrès de l’European Labor History Network consacrée à une « Santé au travail et formes de mobilisations ouvrières (XIX-XXIe s.) ».

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Appel à communications – ELHN 2017 – Vers une histoire environnementale des mondes du travail

Lieu: Paris
Date: 2-4 novembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 15 avril 2017

Un appel à communication est lancé pour l’organisation d’une session lors du congrès de l’European Labor History Network consacrée à une « histoire environnementale des mondes du travail ».

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Appel à communications – Mémoires des massacres du XXe siècle

Lieu: Mémorial de Caen
Date: 22-24 novembre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 15 avril 2017

Il s’agit de poser la question des différentes postures/situations mémorielles et de leurs enjeux et usages sociaux et politiques dans les sociétés concernées, notamment chez les anciens belligérants – déni, négation, oubli, aveu, pardon, concurrence mémorielle… -, en prenant en compte l’ensemble des protagonistes (bourreaux, victimes, témoins).

Du massacre des Herero perpétré en 1904, en Namibie par l’armée coloniale allemande à ceux des années 1990, des Tutsis au Rwanda par les Hutus ou des Bosniaques musulmans de Srebrenica par l’armée serbe, l’horreur de la mort de masse innerve le XXe siècle. Récurrence des massacres des Balkans depuis 1913, extermination des Arméniens durant la Première Guerre mondiale ou des Grecs anatoliens au début des années 1920 par les troupes ottomanes, terreurs, famines programmées et grandes purges de la Russie soviétique des années 1930, massacres japonais en Chine et notamment à Nankin, extermination des Juifs et  des Tziganes par l’Allemagne nazie et guerre d’anéantissement à l’Est durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, mais aussi nettoyages ethniques ou crimes des guerres civiles qui suivirent le retour à la paix, massacres de la décolonisation et de la Guerre froide, éliminations de masse en Chine lors de la révolution culturelle, épuration au Cambodge devenu Kampuchea démocratique, … on sait que depuis 2008, le recensement de ces phénomènes mortifères a été en grande partie consigné, à l’initiative de Jacques Sémelin, dans une encyclopédie en ligne (http://www.massviolence.org/)

Soulignons que le présent colloque entend s’attacher aux seules mémoires des massacres et non aux massacres eux-mêmes, en privilégiant la perception qu’en ont eu et/ou qu’en ont encore les sociétés, à travers leurs instances officielles mais sans négliger le point de vue “d’en bas” et les manifestations populaires qui y sont liées. Cette dimension est importante dans la mesure où elle implique d’intégrer la mémoire de phénomènes mortifères massifs comme par exemple les bombardements stratégiques des villes durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale dont certains ont pu être vécus comme crimes de masse par une partie de leurs survivants ou par les descendants de leurs victimes.

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Appel à articles – Creating for the state: the unions of artists and the state artists during the communist regimes in Eastern Europe

Revue: Studia Politica
Date de parution: 2017
Date limite de soumission: 15 avril 2017

An understudied topic of the establishment, functioning, and demise of the communist regimes, the (creative) unions of artists in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union represent a fascinating topic of research, which best captures the relationship between the artists and the state. This relationship was not static, but evolved in time in the decades from the 1950s to the 1990s, and was further on transformed by the change of regime at the beginning of the 1990s. The state artists, those that accepted to create for the new communist states, were one of the main effects of the establishment of the new regimes. While public orders existed prior to 1945, their importance grew extensively in the decades of communism and the forms it took transformed the public function of art. We invite contributions on the topic of the unions of artists, the state artists (especially specific cases of artists), the types of refusals the artists were able to engage in, as well as on the transformations of this context after 1990/1991.

The main topics that can be touched upon, among others are:
– the (creative) unions of artists (visual arts, music, theater, cinema)
– relations between the unions of artists
– the “state artists”
– portraits of specific artists
– professional artists versus amateurs
– painting the leaders
– the official iconography
– types of public orders and types of patrons (factories, ministries, etc.)
– the changing roles of the unions of artists after 1990/1991
– state exhibitions

The manuscripts should have 8.000-9.000 words. They must include an abstract (maximum 200 words), keywords (maximum 5) and the author’s short biography (200 words), current affiliation and email address.

The manuscript should be in MS Word format, and the document must be set at the A4 paper size standard.The document (including the footnotes and bibliography) will be 1 line spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times New Roman should be used for all the text, including headings, notes and bibliography. Submissions should conform to the notes and bibliography version of Studia Politica.s

Editor: PhD Lecturer, Caterina Preda (Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest) caterina.preda [at] fspub.unibuc.ro