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XIX World Economic History Congress
25-29 July 2022, Paris, France
Call for papers for the session
New Approaches to the Global Mining History: the social effects of ore extraction
José Joaquín García Gómez (University of Almeria)
Gérard Chastagnaret (Université d´Aix-Marseille)
A second workshop on the Imperial Mode of Living will take place as a collaboration between SOC21 and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stift
CfP: Language of the Revolution. The discourse of anti-communist insurgencies in Central and Eastern Europe
Intended as an interdisciplinary addition to the ‘Palgrave Studies in Languages at War’, the present volume aims at investigating the linguistic implications of the many shapes and forms that the 1989 anti-communist revolutions took, from the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 to the bloody December revolution that brought about the end of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s dictatorial regime in Romania, as well as of their aftermath in the first years of transition
This seminar invites 250-350 word abstracts for papers that will be circulated in February 2022, prior to the 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention. The NeMLA convention will be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD, and abstracts will be accepted through September 30, 2021.
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Online Conference Call for Papers
(En)Gendering Maritime Labour and Business Histories
University of Ljubljana (virtual)
10-11 February 2022 (via Zoom)
CfP deadline: 30 September 2021
In recent years a small number of studies have sought to realign postcolonial studies with the material realities of disenfranchised, often illegalized modes of migration to the Global North. In his Postcolonial Asylum, David Farrier declared the figure of the asylum seeker a ‘scandal for postcolonial studies’ (1). A scandal first because asylum seekers expose a blindspot in the field, which has tended to understand mobility and displacement as empowering and has paid little heed to the material experience of migration for the politically, socially and economically dispossessed.
Protesters worldwide employ aesthetics, objects, and emotions to achieve their various ends. The aesthetic elements of protest movements are used to mobilize onlookers’ imaginations as a major force for re-envisioning the past and present. The cultures of protest are diverse and multi-layered. They arise from the interaction of underlying social, political, and cultural factors.
CfP: Transnational and Transatlantic Fascism in East Central and Southeastern Europe, 1918–2018: Creations, Agencies, and Afterlives of Hybrid Movements
Fascism first appeared in East Central and Southeastern Europe in the early 1920s. Organizations and individuals in this part of the continent were influenced by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany but also developed their own indigenous forms of fascism in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Due to the heterogenous nature of East Central Europe, fascism took various forms in the territories that prior to 1918 had belonged to the Habsburg, German, Russian and Ottoman Empires. As a result, East Central Europe became a mosaic of fascist parties, organizations, and movements.
Depuis janvier 2021, l’AFHMT répertorie sur son site internet des ressources audio (podcasts) et visuelles (documentaires, colloques et journées d’études filmés, etc…) portant sur diverses thématiques relatives à l’histoire du travail.
L'histoire du travail en vidéos : https://afhmt.hypotheses.org/3833
L'histoire du travail en podcasts : https://afhmt.hypotheses.org/3796
The Fractured States of America
Guest Editors: Valentina Romanzi and Bruno Walter Renato Toscano
Special Issue Journal of Labor and Society (Brill)
Crowdwork and platform work: Finding new strategies to organise in Europe
Even before the health effects had been felt, the immediate consequences of the covid-19 pandemic in many countries of the Global South, were a drop in the prices of primary commodities, a shift in financial markets “sentiment” with an increase in "risk premiums" on their sovereign bonds compounded by a capital flight that contributed to the depreciation of their currencies. This context has once again sharply brought to the fore the issue of the Global South’s external debt.
Conference in Pula (Croatia), 12–15 May 2022
Until a few years ago, historians had paid little attention to the working and living conditions present under ‘state socialism’ in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Not only were those countries associated with Moscow somewhat neglected, the same was also true of Yugoslavia and Albania.
CfP: Colonized Objects and Bodies in Europe: New challenges and new perspectives on the Decolonialization of Cultural Heritage
In both the ex-colonial and the ex-colonized worlds, visions of Africa and its colonial past have become incarcerated in stereotypes, dichotomies, and historical misrepresentation. Especially in European Cultural Heritage, we see a mixture of these ambivalent subjects and habits of lack of self-searching. But the restitution debate in Europe on cultural objects from Africa (Sarr/Savoy 2018) and the Black Lives Matter movement, which also reached Europe in 2020, have set the course for a questioning of the colonial essence of Cultural Heritage.
Proposals are invited for a Symposium and Forum of Gender & History edited by Dr Celia Donert (Cambridge) and Dr Julia Moses (Sheffield). Deadline 31 July 2021.
The ESSHC Women and Gender network invites proposals for individual papers and sessions. The 14th European Social Science History Conference, will be held on 12-15 April 2023 in Gothenburg. The deadline for the CfP is 15 April 2022.