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Appel à communication – Thinking, representing and living space (15th-18th century)

Lieu: Québec
Date: 18-19 mai 2017
Date limite de soumission: 15 mars 2017

The Colloquium is organised by the Interuniversity Center for Research on Early Modernity (CIREM). The theme of that colloquium will be Thinking, representing and living space (15th-18th century) and it will take place in Quebec City. Proposals for communication (title and abstract of 250 words, level of studies, institutional anchoring) must be sent to the organizing committee before Wednesday 15 March 2017 at the following address: cierl.jeunes.chercheurs [at] gmail.com 

To measure, to construct, to traverse, to describe, to trace, to inhabit, to share: so many approaches, usages and representations which, from the end of the fifteenth century to the French Revolution, bear witness to what might be called « spatial’s regimes », which shape everyday life, inform the modes of representation, of production or of exchange. It is precisely this complex and plural relationship in the knowledge that informs it and the forms that invest it that this new edition of the colloquium « Young researchers » of CIREM proposes to examine in its theories, to decline in its various practices, to apprehend in its various poetic and artistic devices.

From the exploration of unknown land to the cadastral plan of properties, from surveying territories to cartographic gestures, from mathematical propositions to physical theories, from the privacy of the private to the public exercise of a shared space, from a private mansion to the street, from the office to the cafe, from the cell to the boudoir, from the representation of the city to that of nature, to mention only a few examples, space invents, experiments, organizes, mobilizes knowledge, practices or actors, that we propose to explore.

In the context of this reflection, we are soliciting proposals which, for example, are based on the following axes:

  • Space’s sciences and theories
  • Places of knowledge and their networks
  • The places of power
  • Private life / public life
  • Space (s) and identity (s)
  • Elsewhere
  • Town / Country
  • Merchant Locations and Spaces
  • Space and / or movement
  • Space and Entertainment
  • Paint the space
  • Space and its facilities
  • Places of fiction
  • Geography (s) of the body
  • Sexuation of space
  • Exile (s) Enclosure (s)

    This symposium, which is interdisciplinary in nature, will welcome young researchers (master’s students as well as doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows) working in the various fields of human sciences, from literature to history, philosophy and history of art. The novel and french papers must not exceed twenty minutes allocated to each participant.