Monthly Archives: January 2015

Workshop: Modéliser et représenter les circulations en Europe et dans le monde

 Journée d’étude: “Modéliser et représenter les circulations en Europe et dans le monde”

Dans le cadre de l’axe 3 « l’Europe et ses ‘Autres’ », une journée d’étude sera organisée le vendredi 10 avril sur le thème « Modéliser et représenter les circulations en Europe et dans le monde », avec le concours du Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine, Nice et le soutien du groupement RES-HIST

Retrouvez tous les intervenants et leur présentation sur le programme : JE 10 avril 2015 programme définitif

Call for Papers: Liberty, commerce and freeports in the long eighteenth century (Venice, 23-24 April 2015)

Organized by: Ca’ Foscari School of International Relations, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, University of Helsinki

Call for papers

 International project: Historical instruments of European integration: The commercial configuration of the ‘Balance of Power’ 2014-2019 (Academy of Finland Nr. 276191: Koen Stapelbroek, Antonio Trampus)Location: Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075 Venezia, Università Ca’ Foscari Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, School of International RelationsThursday-Friday April 23-24, 2015

Working languages: English/Italian

As central and widespread as the idea was in the eighteenth century that commerce enhanced liberty, so unsure and divided were the opinions of political writers about how exactly the underlying mechanisms functioned and what policies and institutions benefitted humankind. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Homelands and Hostlands

CfP: Homelands and Hostlands. Political Mobilisation among Minorities, Exiles and Diasporas in Europe and the Americas, 1848-1939 – Mainz 12/15

This workshop and special journal issue is concerned with political mobilization among minorities, diaspora and exile groups in Europe and the Americas during the tumultuous period between 1848 and 1939. For minorities confronted with the demands of increasingly centralizing states, as well as for communities existing across the borders of such states, collective mobilization was key to defending ethnic, religious or linguistic identities, to offset socio-economic marginalization, and to have political and cultural rights recognized at institutional levels. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Workers and Mobility in Early Modern Cities: Actors and Strategies

Call for Papers (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) / Università degli studi di Padova) (25-26 June 2015)

The important changes that are currently taking place in the job market have prompted historical consideration of the issues of job insecurity and flexibility. Far from being exclusive to modern day societies, a mobile workforce – above all between sectors – was also a feature of the early modern world of work. The work of charitable organisations and confraternities, individual and family strategies, career paths, contracts and work agreements are all fields in which traces of this mobility are visible and it was seen not so much, or not solely, as a chance for social betterment but also and above all as a unstable state. The goal of this workshop is to contribute to an analysis of certain more specific labour mobility issues in the light of the historical debate which has taken place over recent years. Workers’ attitudes and approach to labour mobility varied widely. In some cases they themselves were responsible for it when they terminated contracts in advance or moved around freely. In other cases they were the victims of it when they were sacked or in periods of non-employment and forced relocation. Continue reading