Archive | November, 2019

Call for Papers: Dakar (Senegal) Trans-Regional Studies Symposium, March 18-21, 2020

Call for Papers: Dakar (Senegal) Trans-Regional Studies Symposium, March 18-21, 2020 This is a call for papers for an international symposium on Trans-Regional Studies to be held at the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal, March 18-21, 2020. Building from the first symposium, held at Michigan State University in April 2019, this symposium seeks to broaden discussions of area studies by re-imagining a new model that retains place-based depth while providing cross-regional bridges among area/regional experts. The symposium has four themes, broadly defined: a) Human mobilities, b) Religion, c) Foodways and waterways, and d) New trans-regional actors.  We welcome submissions that suggest other themes that may be relevant to the emerging field of trans-regional studies, especially those that center Senegal and/or West Africa in trans-regional context. We particularly welcome participants from West Africa or elsewhere on the African continent, as well as those who approach trans-regional studies from new and innovative methods and geographies. The working languages of the conference will be English and French. Trans-Regional Studies is an emergent “scholarly borderland” that engages regional/area studies while focusing on global intersections.  It considers the connections among world regions as well as the spaces of in-between, including global flows […]

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Call for Papers: ASMCF–SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2020

Call for papers 7 March 2020 – The Graduate School, Queen’s University, Belfast Keynote: Dr Hannah Grayson, University of Stirling « Chaque parole a des retentissements. Chaque silence aussi. » Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Présentation des Temps modernes’, in Situation II (1948) Where dominant groups form in societies and start to define their own coherent narrative, this may become the rule by which the past, present and future should be written, remembered and represented. This multi-causal and multidirectional process inevitably leads to the construction, circulation and legitimisation of a ‘master narrative’ that, once institutionalised, limits opportunity for further/different/alternative interpretations to be expressed publicly. But beneath and around these loud voices exist many others which are often neglected, ignored, or actively suppressed and silenced. Crucially, many scholars working in and across the myriad of disciplines that constitute French Studies and French History, are giving parole to these peripheral narratives and allowing marginalised voices to be heard in and beyond France. This Study Day seeks to bring together postgraduates ready to aim their cobble stones and break the silences that persist in all areas of French Studies, focusing on the period 1789 to the present. We invite proposals for ​20-minute papers in English or […]

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