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Conference Modern Revolutions and the Idea of Europe

Date limite pour l’envoi des propositions : 15 mars 2021

La conférence se tiendra entre les 9-12 septembre 2021 à Athènes

Revolutions and rebellions have been a constant feature of the history of the modern age. Examples abound from the ‘Glorious’ and the ‘Industrial’ to the French and the American Revolutions; from the Haitian to the Greek Revolution and the Revolutions of 1848; from the Russian Revolution to the Mexican, the Chinese and the Iranian Revolution; from the anti-colonial uprisings of the twentieth century to the “velvet”, “rose” and “orange” revolutions of the twenty-first century. As moments of rupture and radical change, revolutions accelerate historical time, challenge existing hierarchies and mark the advent of new social, political and cultural formations and constellations; they unite and divide. Revolutions also constitute critical processes for the reconfiguration of conceptions of Europe. Ideas about Europe can be discovered at the intersection of political discourses, structures of power, geopolitical perspectives and identity projects. The history of modern revolutions offers a prime opportunity to re-examine and re-think European historical realities and recover the making of ideas about Europe in the modern age; revolutions have been central to discussions about Europe’s pasts and futures, and have shaped the continent’s political and cultural heritage.
 
The conference focuses on modern revolutions as social, political, cultural and intellectual events, and as transformative processes. It turns a critical eye on the conceptualization of the term “revolution”. It investigates the evolving ideas, perceptions and images about Europe in the context of revolutionary politics. It explores how modern revolutions have affected discourses about Europe.
 

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West meets East: mobility of people, exchange of knowledge. Female migration in Europe from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century (Cost Action « Women on the Move »)

Call for papers for an edited volume : West meets East: mobility of people, exchange of knowledge. Female migration in Europe (sixteenth to the twenty-first century)
Deadline : 15th February 2021
Mobility calls for a continuous interaction between individuals, but also between individuals and institutions enforcing a cultural exchange and a societal transformation. The aims of this book are two: 1) to study female migration from Western Europe to Eastern Europe and vice-versa in the long run, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; 2) to follow the alterations that took place in both spaces through the lens of the influence that the newcomers brought to the local structures.

 

Gender, ethnicity and class are the factors that shape women’s identities and their integration as individuals in the new socio-economic context. Cultural representations preceded and came along with women in their mobility attracting an initial confrontation between the ‘other’ and the local ‘us’. However, this process also made room for a proactive approach from both sides.

The goal of the book is to highlight the important exchanges of people and knowledge within these two European areas in an historical perspective.

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Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire

Dossier thématique « Le genre de la Guerre froide » No. 57 Parution prévue au printemps 2023

Date limite : le 15 mai 2021

Coordination: Ioana Cîrstocea (CNRS, CESSP, Paris) et Françoise Thébaud (Université d’Avignon, Clio)

Depuis quelques années, la recherche sur le genre s’est enrichie d’un chapitre nouveau et encore incomplet, à savoir la Guerre froide, entendue non seulement comme une période historique (1947-1989/1991) mais surtout comme une situation géopolitique particulière, définie par la confrontation bipolaire «Est-Ouest» – entre capitalisme et socialisme en tant que systèmes politiques et modes d’organisation sociale.

Proposé par une sociologue (Ioana Cîrstocea) et par une historienne (Françoise Thébaud), ce dossier thématique sur le genre de la Guerre froide se propose d’explorer, sur la base de recherches originales, plusieurs axes de réflexion travaillés surtout dans la littérature anglophone.

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colloque : Les études sur les Albanais en France

L’Académie des Sciences et des Arts de Kosova (Section de Linguistique et de Littérature) organise la dernière semaine d’octobre 2020 le colloque sur le thème « Les études sur les Albanais en France ».

Date limite pour l’envoi des résumés des communications : 1er juin 2020.

La Section de Linguistique et de Littérature de l’Académie des Sciences et des Arts de Kosova a jusqu’à présent tenu deux colloques internationaux où ont été examinés les développements dans le domaine des études albanistiques, en 2015 « Les études albanistiques en Amérique », dont les actes ont été publiés par l’Académie en 2016, 665 p. ; en 2017 « Les études albanaises dans les pays où on parle allemand », les actes en ont été publiés en 2018 par l’ASAK. Un grand intérêt a été porté aux deux colloques qui ont connu une large participation. En octobre 2019 le troisième colloque de cette série s’est tenu sur le thème « Les études albanistiques en Italie », avec une large participation et ses actes devraient être publiés cette année.

A la suite de cette expérience la Section de Linguistique et de Littérature de l’ASAK a décidé d’organiser un colloque sur le thème « Les études sur les Albanais en France», où nous avons ici aussi une tradition ancienne d’intérêts pour le monde albanais.            Continuer la lecture de colloque : Les études sur les Albanais en France

Studying the Balkans Globally Workshop

Studying the Balkans Globally Workshop 

Department of Politics Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK) Belgrade – Belgrade, 3 April 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for written contributions and an invitation to a one-day workshop at the Belgrade-based Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK). Southeast Europe (SEE) features prominently as an object of study across social sciences. It has proven to be an almost inexhaustive source of materials for topics as diverse as memory, peace and conflict, democratisation, transformations of capitalism, gender politics, justice, and migration. Yet, in many of these discussions, the region remains a source of data, rather than knowledge: local dynamics are interpreted in epistemologies and frameworks residing firmly in the power-centres of international academies, with ‘theory’ happening elsewhere. The workshop seeks to challenge this positioning by situating regional studies of Southeast Europe in larger debates in social science. First, it hopes to develop a SEE perspective to
recent efforts to globalise, provincialize, and decolonise social sciences. Despite the proximity between SEE and postcolonial studies from where these efforts emerge, SEE contributions to
provincializing social science have yet to be explicitly formulated. Second, the workshop takes forward the emergence of global and transregional approaches to area studies. In studying
the Balkans globally, the workshop aims to identify tools for understanding the region in new circuits of migration and networks of economic and political integration. With these two
broad themes in mind, the workshop will bring together interdisciplinary scholars to formulate innovative ways of studying the Balkans globally.

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10th InASEA Congress in Graz, Southeast European History and Anthropology

Graz, Austria 24-26 September 2020

Southeast European History and Anthropology, University of Graz

***Extended Deadline 28th of February 2020

Visual Cultures in Southeast Europe: globalization, gender, power and resistance Call for Paper/Panel

Visual representation has been crucial in shaping the understanding about people, cultures, resistance, class, gender, ethnicity and more. In the digital era, also called the age of social media, and hypermediacy this has become even more evident as societies create and are confronted with images and multiplicities of representations ever more frequently. The overall visuality has economized the written text in order to be more efficient in reaching certain audiences. Visual cultures today have no place or space of origin; they are migrating globally and are understood and interpreted locally. Visual cultures, as practices and manifestations of life that are expressed through visual aspects and interpreted through individual and shared experiences, will be considered at this conference through special focus on globalization, power, gender and resistance. Therefore, “Visual cultures in SEE”, are unfolding in this tension between the local and the global.

Representation is an essential part of the process by which meaning is produced and exchanged between members of culture, through the use of language, of signs, and images which stand for, or represent things (Hall, 1995). Images are not neutral artefacts, simple documents captured by a lens (or an artist). Images are socially constructed within specific regimes of truth (Foucault, 1986) offering indications of the relationships of power and producing them in constant play. Visual representations in popular culture – an ever-expanding concept that looks to popular television programming, newspapers and magazines, books as well as digital services, video games, social media, art, music and sports and other everyday practices and things – are a prolific agent in mediating gender, race and class relations, among other things.

Cross-media aspects of visual cultures make it a large site for contested secular and religious views of identity and power. The region of South-eastern Europe is represented, at home and abroad, through its peripheral position to Europe, a long-term state of transition and high levels of contestation. Visual cultures have taken a larger role in social science and humanities reflecting the everyday lives of every one of us. Visual practices were and continue to be central to resistance. If visual cultures continue to flourish in the same manner as they have in the last hundred years, can we imagine what could future look like?

Visual anthropology isn’t only ethnographic films and photography, it is as MacDougall said „any of the expressive systems of human society that communicate meanings partially or primarily by visual means (MacDougall 1997, 283). From the field of visual anthropology, this conference encourages collaboration with other disciplines such as sociology, history, urbanism and architecture, art history, media, film and photography in order to draw upon issues of gender, resistance and power in the context of SEE.

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