Monthly Archives: March 2015

Call for participants: Summer School Transnational Italian Studies

Summer School Transnational Italian Studies Warwick Venice Centre, University of Warwick Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice 21-24 September 2015

The Summer School Transnational Italian Studies aims to create an intensive four-day learning experience for a maximum of 15 PhD candidates interested in the study of Italian language and culture from a transnational perspective. The program will consist of master classes, lectures and roundtables given by international experts, as well as sessions in which students will have the opportunity to share their research and gain feedback from lecturers and peers. Participants will be presented with an array of innovative theoretical and methodological instruments which will enable them to inquire into critical instances of linguistic and cultural exchange with a specific focus on modern Italy. They will also be invited to undertake a small research project in various sites around Venice to put in practice these new tools, and to experience instances of transnationality in creative practices with a performance by the Bologna-based theatre company Cantieri Meticci. In addition, the organizing committee will be available for one-to-one sessions aimed to provide specific guidance on existing research. The summer school will be preceded by Transforming methodologies and disciplinary frameworks. A workshop on mobility and human subjectivities, to be held in the same venue (20-21 September 2015), which all Summer School participants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges

II CHAM International Conference, FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015

The II CHAM international conference will take place at FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, from 15-18 July 2015. This year’s edition will revolve around the theme Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges.

We invite all interested researchers to join us! Please read the concept, browse the acceptedpanels and their papers/posters, and then register for this event. Early-bird discount rates end 31 March


(PARIS, 27-28 MARS 2015)
soutenu par le Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA), organisé par le Centre Georg Simmel (UMR 8131,CNRS-EHESS),  en partenariat avec : l’Université de Poitiers (Département d’Histoire de l’art et Archéologie / CRIHAM), l’Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (UFR03 Histoire de l’art et Archéologie, HiCSA), Brunel University London (Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School) et l’Université Laval (Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine ethnologique / LEEM, Québec).
– 27 mars 2015, 9h-18h : Auditorium Colbert, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002, Paris.
– 28 mars 2015, 9h-13h : Auditorium Furet, École des hautes études en sciences sociales,  105 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris.
Accès libre
1re journée
Vendredi 27 mars 2015, 9h-18h  (INHA, Auditorium Colbert, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002, Paris)
08:45. Accueil des participants
09:00. Introduction
Patrimoine : comparaisons, transferts, pluridisciplinarité, quelques fondements du projet “Frontières du patrimoine”. Nabila Oulebsir (Université de Poitiers, CRIHAM / Centre Georg Simmel, EHESS).

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Gender, Citizenship, and Immigration: A Comparative Perspective on the Mediterranean

Journal of Levantine Studies

Guest Editors: Gökce Yurdakul and Inna Michaeli, Humboldt University of Berlin

Call for Papers

As immigrants present particular challenges to the preexisting boundaries of territory and identity, political authorities introduce new citizenship regulations and population-management policies on regional and national levels to reject or accommodate the social and political claims of immigrants (Bloemraad, Korteweg and Yurdakul 2008). These regulations and policies—and the normative public discourses surrounding them—generate exclusions and inclusions, leaving some subaltern immigrant groups outside the polity altogether. In this process we see that citizenship and other forms of membership are articulated, justified, and legitimized in the intersections of gendered and racialized terms. Women, children, and members of LGBTI groups are affected in different gendered and racialized ways, and they also create gendered strategies to deal with exclusions. In this special issue we aim to bring together articles on immigrant challenges to citizenship in the recent years, especially in the most recent processes of political and economic instability and continuing armed conflicts in the Mediterranean. Drawing on the previous valuable research that has been done by Kambouri and Zavos (2011), Kemp (2010), Lutz (2011) and others, we aim to analyze the recent gendered changes in citizenship that result from increasing and diversifying immigration within Mediterranean countries and between the Mediterranean and Europe. We will also consider immigrants’ claims and actions vis-à-vis exclusionary aspects of citizenship, and the role of gender, “race,” ethnicity, religion, and class in these dynamics. Continue reading

Between migration and mobility: forms, logic and figures of contemporary transnational itineraries

Call for Papers: Revue Emulations. Revue des jeunes chercheurs en sciences sociales

 En sciences sociales, l’étude des migrations internationales a longtemps concerné les flux de populations en provenance des pays du « Sud », liés aux appels de main-d’œuvre et aux programmes d’immigration, dans les sociétés marquées par l’essor industriel et l’urbanisation croissante. La figure du « travailleur immigré », caractéristique de ces flux, a progressivement été institutionnalisée comme archétypique des phénomènes migratoires. La revue Emulations invite les doctorants, post-doctorants et jeunes chercheurs à faire état de leurs recherches en cours sur les migrations et mobilités actuelles, à explorer les formes, logiques et figures des itinéraires transnationaux contemporains et à réfléchir à la manière dont les sciences sociales s’en saisissent. Continue reading

Call for Papers: “Back to Arabia: Arts and Images of the Peninsula after 1850”

CAA 104th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, United States of America, February 3-6, 2016
Deadline: May 8, 2015

Call for Papers

Session “Back to Arabia: Arts and Images of the Peninsula after 1850,“ chaired by Eva-Maria Troelenberg, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz; and Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University.

The image of Arabia is rapidly changing through numerous mod­ernization projects. Concurrently, there is a rising interest in the reassessment of its past, reflected in exhibitions such as Roads of Arabia and archaeological projects. This notion hints at a paradigm shift in thinking about the image of Arabia. The Muslim world has usually associated the pre-Islamic period in Arabia with the con­cept of jahiliyya, thus discarding its historical significance. Western art historians also cultivated the notion of Arabia as lacking history and art and presented it as a “blank spot.” We seek to remap the Arabian Peninsula by critically examining the modern precondi­tions of this current paradigm shift. Papers should address modern artworks, building projects, and archaeological campaigns on the peninsula. We further invite contributions that analyze the image of Arabia as it has been represented through scholarship, art, visual media, and museum practice within the Muslim world and the West. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Commercial Litigations Mediterranean 15th-19th c.

Workshop of the Research Program Mediterranean Reconfigurations, Paris Sorbonne, 18-20/06/2015
Elements of proof and commercial litigations in the Mediterranean (XV – XIX century)

What can the evidentiary artifacts that are deployed to resolve commercial litigations tell us about the legal configuration of the Mediterranean between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries?

Since 2012, the Mediterranean Reconfigurations research program (ConfigMed) has been studying commercial disputes, legal pluralism, and intercultural trade in the Mediterranean, at the crossroads of different traditions, legal regimes and referents. In this context, our method helps to address conflicts involving economic actors from Europe to the Ottoman Empire and North Africa, as well as to focus on the encounters, compromises and possible exchanges of these geographical entities.

Systems of legal proof belonging to the prominent legal structures from ancient times to the modern era have been subject of several investigations and a wide range of publications between the late 1950s and early 1960’s, when the collapsing colonial empires discovered – or rediscovered – the foundations of indigenous legal theories, known to play a critical role in their independence. Continue reading