Appel à communications : Marfins Africanos No Mundo Atlântico, 1400-1900 (African Ivories In the Atlantic World, 1400-1900)

Lieu : Université de Lisbonne (Portugal)

Dates : 25-27 février 2019

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 21 septembre 2018

Langues des communications : portugais, français, anglais

Résumé : Since April 2015, the international team working on the project “African Ivories in the Atlantic World: a reassessment of Luso-African ivories” (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: PTDC/EPH-PAT/1810/2014), composed of 27 researchers from the University of Lisbon, the University of Évora and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, has been researching the trade, circulation and production of raw and carved African ivory in the Atlantic area from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The team has identified and listed objects from Portuguese and Brazilian (Minas Gerais) collections, also collecting references and descriptions extant in written Portuguese sources. For the first time a selection of ivory pieces was subjected to lab tests with a view to helping establish their age and origin. The project research team has submitted proposals for re-interpreting material culture in the framework of its African contexts of production.

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Appel à communications : Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (XVIe-XVIIe siècles)

Lieu : Université d’Artois (Arras)

Dates : 8-9 novembre 2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15 juillet 2018

Résumé : À une époque où les dimensions du monde connu s’élargissent, où les théories de la perspective se répandent, où, parallèlement, la science optique se développe et crée de nouveaux instruments de mesure profitant à la cartographie, nous proposons d’interroger les Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (villes et campagnes). Aux représentations graphiques et picturales s’ajoutent les sources textuelles qui permettent d’aborder la ville d’une manière plus sélective. On y joindra les récits de voyages et la correspondance diplomatique. Le portrait d’un pays, d’une ville ou de la compagne qui l’environne, c’est aussi celui de ses habitants et de leurs coutumes, de leurs fêtes.

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Offre d’emploi : Lecturer in Medieval History c. 500-1200 (University of Kent)

Lieu : Université du Kent (Canterbury, Royaume-Uni)

Date limite de candidature : 25 juillet 2018

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval History (c.500-1200). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of medieval history within the time period c.500-1200, particularly from specialists in British and/or Anglo-Norman history. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable. With a flair for teaching and a willingness to work innovatively, you will help develop teaching and research interests in medieval history at Kent. You will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm to participate actively with public engagement and impact activities of the School and its external partners and research interests which complement those of other medieval historians in the School.

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Appel à contribution : Religious Landscapes in Mediterranean Europe (14th-19th centuries)

Lieu : Naples (Italie)

Dates : 1er-5 octobre 2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 31 août 2018

The Landscape, understood as a space/fabric of communication, relationship and action, and as the constantly renewed materialization of historical processes resolved in its territorial organization, is inextricably linked to one’s own religious history. If, on the one hand, the natural environment attracts because of its position, configuration and history so as to introduce the choice of the place destined to become sacred, on the other, it is the environment itself to be marked and transformed by the religious presence, in a relationship that we could state as of mutual determination. Monasteries, convents, parish churches and votive shrines are some conspicuous elements of the religious and social landscape of Europe, tangible traces of the intangible circulation of ideas and people in the medieval and modern past.

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Offre d’emploi : Teaching Fellow: Medieval History (UCL, Londres)

Lieu : Université d’Oxford (Royaume-Uni)

Durée : 12 mois

Date limite de candidature : 21 juin 2018

The Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to offer the following modules: The First European Union? Christendom c.1100-c.1350 ; Templars, Heretics, Hermit and Antipopes: The Crises of the Papacy 1294-1334 ; The Friars in the Medieval World ; Approaching History ; The Invention of the Question: A History of European Thinking, 1100-1400.

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Appel à contributions : Permeable Bodies in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture

Lieu : University College London (Royaume-Uni)

Dates : 5-6 octobre 2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 23 juillet 2018

In recent years, the human body has gained a prominent position in discussions of medieval and early modern cultures. The troublesome contingency of the human body encompassed critical boundaries between inside and outside, and became a central concern in religious, political, and economical developments. Medieval bodies were permeable microcosms, not only sites containment but also of revelatory experiences. In the early modern period, body and identity were indistinct, interdependent categories, inseparable from the natural and cultural space that they inhabited. This logic of perpetual fluidity both generated a disquieting sense of impending doom, but also allowed for the propagation of multiple possibilities of understanding, which materialised into a rich visual and material culture.

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Appel à contributions : Journal of Medieval Worlds

Revue : Journal of Medieval Worlds

University of California Press is pleased to introduce Journal of Medieval Worlds (JMW), a new online quarterly journal launching in January 2019. JMW will serve as a forum for multidisciplinary scholarship on the world, focusing primarily on 750-1600. The journal’s purpose is to foster innovative research and approaches to pedagogy by publishing peer-reviewed research articles of broad interest that explore interconnections across regions or build meaningful comparisons across cultures. In an effort to meet the needs of and address the challenges of teaching world history, the journal will also regularly publish reviews of books, textbooks, and relevant exhibitions, as well as essays and features on pedagogy.

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Appel à contributions : « Gagner la guerre ou gagner la paix ? »

Lieu : Caen

Dates : 5-6 décembre 2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 5 septembre 2018

L’année 2018, qui voit la commémoration de la fin de la Première guerre mondiale, est marquée par plusieurs crises et tensions : gesticulations nucléaires, regain des nationalismes, défis lancés au droit international. Cependant certains auteurs estiments que nous vivons actuellement l’une des périodes les plus pacifiques de l’histoire (S. Pinker ; A. Gat ; JJ. Roche ; J. Horgan). La France contemporaine est en paix depuis la fin de la guerre d’Algérie, mais le narratif politique de la guerre s’est imposé depuis 2015 à la suite des attentats terroristes perpétrés sur le territoire national. Comment penser cette situation paradoxale ? De nombreux travaux universitaires analysent l’évolution de la conflictualité, moins nombreux en revanche sont ceux qui s’attachent à penser cette contradiction, qui nous invite à recenser et réfléchir aux facteurs de paix.

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Stages d’initiation aux manuscrits de l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes

Lieu : centre Félix Grat (Paris)

Dates : lundi 15 au vendredi 19 octobre 2018

Date limite de candidature : 10 septembre 2018

Les candidatures pour les traditionnels stages d’initiation de l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes au manuscrit médiéval et au livre humaniste d’une part, aux manuscrits grecs d’autre part, et, enfin, aux manuscrits hébreux sont ouvertes. En l’état actuel des choses, il n’y aura malheureusement pas de formation spécifique assurée pour le domaine roman, les forces de la section romane de l’IRHT n’y suffisant plus.

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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Wolf Humanities Center / University of Pennsylvania)

Institution : Université de Pennsylvanie

Date limite de candidature : 15 octobre 2018

For the 2019-20 academic year, our topic will be KINSHIP. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $56,225 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible). The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2010 and December 2018 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2018 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2019).

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