posted 22 Oct 2020, 03:54 by COSMIN-STEFAN DOGARU   [ updated 24 Oct 2020, 01:18 ]

Call for Papers: Virtual Conference



Dr Amelia Bonea (University of Heidelberg) & Dr Irina Nastasă-Matei (University of Bucharest)

7-8 May 2021

Submission deadline: 15 January 2021


The twentieth century has often been hailed as a period when women became important in science, but their participation in scientific inquiry and practice often remains buried, quite literally, in the footnotes of specialist publications and studies of the history of science. Even today, national statistics about women in science are not always easily available. The data that does exist suggests there is significant regional and cultural variation in how women engage with science globally. Recent UNESCO surveys, for example, point to a contrast between the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, where almost half of the researchers employed in science are female, and East, South and West Asia, where that proportion drops significantly to 23 percent or less. Similarly, in Eastern European countries female researchers tend to be better represented in science fields than their Western European counterparts. Perhaps ironically, that relationship is reversed when we turn our attention to studies of the history of science in the twentieth century: the scientific pursuits of women in Western contexts have consistently enjoyed more visibility than those in regions like Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe. The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science(2000) is emblematic of these trends, listing as it does a mere 17 scientists from India, China and Japan, as opposed to more than 500 from Great Britain, and featuring entries up to the 1950s, a period that roughly overlaps with decolonization in Asia.

This two-day virtual conference, accompanied by a roundtable discussion, brings together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to address two main, interrelated questions: 

·       How did women contribute to the making and communication of scientific knowledge in the twentieth century? 

·       How do we study the history of women in science during this period? 

We begin from the premise that encounters with science happened in a multitude of settings and that statisticaldata, while essential, provides only a superficial insight into the myriad experiences of women in science and, indeed, what science itself meant in different regional and cultural contexts. Our aim is to move beyond the popular ‘heroine’ model to investigate the many hidden figures who worked not only as professional scientists, but also at the periphery and even outside of scientific communities as lab technicians, amateur scientists, school teachers, librarians, journalists or science writers. In so doing, we hope to raise new questions and formulate new methods for writing the history of women in science. What, for example, do textbooks, forgotten footnotes in scientific papers, conversations about female colleagues in male scientists’ correspondence or photographs of Indian women toiling at archaeological sites teach us about the history of women in science?

Possible topics include:

· Gender and the historiography of science: theories, methods and archives

· Pedagogy of science: government policies around science and education, women in tertiary education, science clubs, science in the home, science 

  education in religious institutions

· Cultures of scientific practice: laboratories, fieldwork, secondary school teaching, scientific instruments, relationship between professional and amateur 


· Scientific communication: scientific periodicals, mass media and science journalism, museum work, popular science writing, photography, the arts

· Representations of women and gender in science

· Women and scientific networks: personal and professional networks, associational culture 

Keynote speakers: Prof Mariko Ogawa (Mie University) & Prof Andrea Pető (CEU)

We welcome contributions from both experienced and early career scholars. We encourage especially scholars working in/on countries and regions that are less represented to apply, in order to promote a global dialogue on this matter. Please send your proposals for 20-minute papers (abstracts of max. 300 words), along with a brief biographical note, to womeninscience2021@gmail.com by the deadline of 15 January 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February 2021. The conference will be held virtually via Zoom or heiCONF and participants will have the option of presenting their papers live or in pre-recorded format. For queries please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at the above email address. 

[CfP] Brukenthal. Acta Musei XIII.5 – Brukenthalia, no. 9 (4 BDI)

posted 25 Mar 2019, 07:48 by Echipa de Management al Cercetarii

The Wars after the Great War in Memoirs, Literature and Arts (1923-1928)

For some historians, the Armistice (11/11/1918, the 11th hour) meant the end of the Great War, also known as the Great Carnage. Between 1918-1923, in Europe, even after the collapse of the empires, there were regional military conflicts, international litigations, great changes/reforms and social movements, civil wars. A new geopolitical configuration emerged as a result of the empires’ dissolution and the experimentation of Bolshevism as a socio-political system. The terms of the armistice, the negotiations and the peace treaties concluded (during the Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920) are not necessarily synonymous with securing peace and returning to „normalcy”. The repercussions of the war upon the lives of civilians and demobbed soldiers, military men and prisoners of war returning to civilian life, were unpredictable and even tragic. The collective trauma dominated the public sensitivity, the reflection about the meaning of life, of the state, of progress. The reconstruction of the society was slow, the economic rebirth was fragile and quickly altered by the great international economic depression (1929-1933). Frustration and scepticism became generalized attitudes, especially among the intellectuals and the working class. The political landscape was determined by fluctuations, institutional reconfigurations, writing and rewriting constitutions, and the reconsideration, in a modern paradigm, of citizenship and women’s liberation.

The social polarization, the reconfiguration of the states, which implied new ethno-cultural realities, the need for geopolitical payback, on the one hand, and, on the other, positive phenomena like the women’s liberation determined the aggressive manifestation of class hatred, the radicalization of anti-Semitism and ultra-nationalism, xenophobia, the attraction of totalitarian ideas and misogyny.

War itself and the diseases which, after the war, decimated the civilian population, famine and the difficult economic reconstruction brought individual and social suffering to the forefront and imposed a new image of death. This image re-emerged, in the representations of this age, with the full strength of medieval symbolism as well as of modernism. The conservative social norm was eluded by reinventing the culture of the body, of music, literature and art.

Memoirs, literature and especially visual arts reacted to the new challenges, expressing reflections, the traumas of the war generation, evoking pacifism and the distrust in moral progress. The countries whose national dream came true witnessed the process of building the mythologies of war and victory, doubled by the enrichment and affirmation of national axiologies. There was, in the macro-communities which suffered the state’s dissolution, a collective anxiety and moral crisis, which came along a mythology of defeat and the exacerbation of the Golden Age, a time of ethno-cultural richness dating back to the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. These myths stimulated the desire to take revenge and seek recuperation.

Specifically, visual arts, funeral architecture, literature and film best reflect, in our view, these mutations, the oscillation between tragedy and orgiastic joy. Therefore, we are especially interested in the papers which will choose to focus on research in these areas.

Please send your contributions to: mihaela_grancea2004@yahoo.com, dana.percec@e-uvt.ro, olgagradinaru@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2019.

Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies

posted 10 Mar 2019, 15:47 by Echipa de Management al Cercetarii

Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies. Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective

1-2 April 2019 , Faculty of History, University of Bucharest (Bd. Regina Elisabeta 4-12, Sala de Consiliu)

This conference examines the transnational dimensions of dealing with the past in post-1989 Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It focuses on transnational activism, transfers of knowledge and expertise at bilateral, regional or international levels, and the role of international organizations and NGOs in reckoning with mass violence. The conference explores the circulation of ideas within these regions, as well the way memorialization practices in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union were shaped by and influenced in turn criminalization discourses in other geographical contexts (Latin America, Asia, Africa).

Conference programme 

[CfP] Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies

posted 15 Oct 2018, 09:42 by FSP UB   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 09:43 ]

Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies:
Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective

University of Bucharest, 1-2 April 2019

The scholarship on reckoning with the past after the “third wave of democratisation” has generally provided analysis of national case studies or comparative accounts of countries seen as discrete units, disconnected from transnational or international developments. This approach has overlooked the impact of globalization of memory cultures on national settings as well as the multiplicity of cross-borders and cross-regional entanglements that have framed justice and memory processes since the 1970s.

A transnational turn in memory studies developed in the last decade. Such approach has mainly focused on how the memory of the Holocaust has influenced and has been appropriated to criminalize wars and dictatorships in other historical contexts. Within Europe itself, this scholarship has primarily examined the competition between remembering the crimes of the Holocaust and the crimes of the gulag. The interactions and mutual influences outside this major axis, including the transfer of ideas and practices between “third wave” processes of dealing with the pasts as well as their effects at a global scale remain understudied.

This conference aims to fill this gap by looking at how post-dictatorial justice and memory experiences in Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union after the “third wave of democratisation” have reciprocally affected each other. It also seeks to unpack how memorialization practices in these regions were shaped by and influenced in turn criminalization discourses in other geographical contexts (Latin America, Asia, Africa). The conference focuses on transnational activism, transfers of knowledge and expertise at bilateral, regional or international levels, the impact of legal and mnemonic narratives outside their countries of origin, and the role of international organizations and NGOs in dealing with mass violence. The conference aims thus to trace the multidirectional circulation of ideas, norms and models of reckoning with authoritarian regimes both within these regions, and between them and other areas of the world.

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to, the following subjects:
  • Circulation of ideas, norms and practices across national borders in various professional and social fields (e.g. law, memorialization sites and practices, historiography, forensics, heritage etc.).
  • Transnational mobilization for justice and memory of Southern European, Central Eastern European and former Soviet Union actors in international institutions, global NGOs, or at venues on other continents.
  • The role of Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in globalizing narratives and norms of dealing with the past. Entanglements within these regions, and between them and other areas of the world.
  • The role of regional and international organisations and global NGOs in memory and justice processes in South Europe, Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Competing memories of rights wing and left wing dictatorial regimes.
  • Local actors’ re-appropriation of and resistance to ideas and paradigms originating in other national or global venues.
The language of the conference is English.

Please submit your proposal including authors’ names, email addresses and affiliations, a short CV and an abstract of around 300 words by 25th November 2018. The organizers will provide a response by 10th December 2018. Selected participants will be invited to submit their papers (max. 7,000 words including tables, figures, and references) by 15 March 2019. The organizers intend to publish a selection of papers in a special issue of an international academic journal.

Please, submit paper abstracts to: trasnationaljustice@gmail.com

Funding opportunities for travel and accommodation are available, but we ask that contributors also explore financial support at their home institutions.

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest, the Institut Universitaire de France, and the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.

For more details, please contact Raluca Grosescu (ralucagrosescu@gmail.com) or Eva-Clarita Pettai ec.pettai@uni-jena.de.

[CfP] Concours d'idées: La représentation politique des femmes. Essai sur l’égalité et la démocratie

posted 7 Feb 2018, 00:36 by FSP UB   [ updated 25 Feb 2018, 06:14 by Anca Dohotariu ]

La Faculté de Sciences Politiques
Le Centre pour les Politiques de l’Egalité de Chances (CPES)


Le Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales


La représentation politique des femmes
Essai sur l’égalité et la démocratie

Date limite : le 1er mars 2018

L’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes est un enjeu fondamental pour la société contemporaine et pour le milieu politique, quel qu’il soit. Le sujet de la représentation politique des femmes, différent suivant le pays, est insuffisamment analysé et les discussions le concernant sont considérées difficilement comme légitimes. Les raisons sont nombreuses et complexes, les conséquences du manque de représentation et des débats, des formes de lutte contre cela aussi. Les systèmes de quotas, les lois de la parité sont des exceptions remarquables.

Le Centre des Politiques de l’Égalité des Chances (CPES) de la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l’Université de Bucarest et le Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales de la même université proposent le concours d’idées/essais au sujet de la Représentation politique des femmes, invitant à y réfléchir, à réfléchir sur les bonnes pratiques de différents pays, mais aussi aux besoins des autres, sur les discours quotidiens autour de la représentation politique des femme de partout dans le monde.

Le concours encourage l’expression des idées originales qui transforment les exemples quotidiens en débat sur l’égalité et la démocratie.

Conditions de participation
Le concours s’adresse aux étudiants préoccupés de ces thèmes et de leur analyse dans le contexte roumain actuel.

Dossier de concours
  • Essai de 2-3 pages (6 000 - 10 000 signes) sur le sujet du concours. Chaque essai doit être accompagné des coordonnées du/de la participant-e (nom, prénom, statut/fonction, institution, adresse e-mail).
  • Lettre de motivation d’une page qui présente l’intérêt et les projets individuels passés, présents ou futurs liés à la thématique de l’égalité de chances et de la représentation politique des femmes.
Les dossiers de concours sont à envoyer jusqu’au plus tard le 1er mars 2018 par e-mail aux adresses suivantes : anca.dohotariu@fspub.unibuc.ro et simona.necula@villanoel.ro.

La sélection
Le jury est formé d’une partie des membres CPES, des représentants des étudiants (Master Les Politiques de l’égalité des chances en Roumanie et dans l’Union Européenne et des représentants des partenaires : Ionela Băluță, Anca Dohotariu, Simona Necula, Rennie Yotova, Valentine Gigaudaut.

Les finalistes (au maximum 15 personnes) seront sélectionnés par le jury du concours, la liste de leurs noms devant être communiquée le 5 mars 2018.

La remise de prix se fera dans le cadre d’un débat organisé le 8 mars 2018 (le lieu et l’heure seront annoncés par la suite).
A cette occasion, les candidats retenus devront faire un exposé oral concernant les arguments invoqués dans leurs essais (environ 10 minutes). 

Les prix
Des livres offerts par la FSPUB, CEREFREA et le Centre FILIA.
Prix – bons d’achats de 800, 600 et 400 RON pour l’achat de livres, offerts par l’Ambassade du Canada, le Bureau Régional pour les Pays de l’Europe Centrale et Orientale de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Europe Centrale et Orientale, la Librairie Kyralina.

PARTENAIRES : Le Master Politiques de l’égalité des chances en Roumain et dans l’Union Européenne, l’Ambassade du Canada, le Bureau Régional pour les Pays de l’Europe Centrale et Orientale de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, la Librairie Kyralina, le Centre FILIA, l’Association « Societatea muzicală ».


posted 22 May 2017, 10:44 by Echipa de Management al Cercetarii   [ updated 22 May 2017, 10:44 ]



Les acteurs européens du printemps des peuples 

Paris, mai 2018 

Après le colloque du cent cinquantième anniversaire de 1848 organisé par la Société de 1848 et des révolutions du XIXe siècle qui a marqué un important jalon historiographique, il a paru important, vingt ans plus tard, de porter un nouveau regard sur cet événement majeur du XIXe s. :
- en répondant d’abord au souhait maintes fois formulé par Maurice Agulhon d’en mieux connaître les acteurs, au moment précis où le Dictionnaire des dirigeants français de 1848 du Centre d’histoire du XIXe s. de Paris-Sorbonne et de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne publié sous son patronage constitue une nouvelle étape qui permet d’aller plus loin.
- en élargissant ensuite la focale pour s’intéresser cette fois à l’ensemble du printemps des peuples.
Le Centre d’histoire du XIXe s., le LabEx EHNE (Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe), la Société de 1848 et des révolutions du XIXe s., le Comité d’histoire parlementaire et politique et le Centre interuniversitaire d’histoire culturelle de Padoue se sont associés pour organiser cet événement, parrainé par le Conseil d’État qui se déroulera à Paris, en mai 2018, et dont la question centrale sera : Qu’est-ce qu’être un acteur du printemps des peuples 1848 ? On pourra s’appuyer notamment ici sur la notion de protagoniste telle que définie par Haïm Burstin à propos de la Révolution française de 1789, tout en étant extrêmement attentif aux effets de positions dans l’espace géographique, linguistique et social.
Dans ce but, un appel international à contributions est lancé sur les huit thématiques qui suivent. Que l’approche soit spécifiquement historique ou pluri/interdisciplinaire, qu’elle utilise ou non la méthode prosopographique en totalité ou pour partie, les communications porteront sur un ou des groupes d’acteurs, non sur des individualités La circulation des acteurs, mais aussi celle des idées, sera prise en compte. La dimension coloniale sera prise en compte.

1- Les nouveaux gouvernants et leurs entourages (ministres, cabinets, élites dirigeantes nationales,…)
2- Les parlementaires (candidats, sociographie des élus y compris dans une dimension comparative diachronique et/ou synchronique, travail en bureau, en comité et en séance,…)
3- Les acteurs à l’interface entre le national et le local (élus provinciaux, départementaux, municipaux, acteurs des périphéries, des zones enclavées d’une part ; de l’autre relais des autorités centrales, préfets, commissaires et sous-commissaires du gouvernement, magistrats, militaires à responsabilité territoriale, recteurs, enseignants,…
4- Les passeurs de frontières : révolutionnaires, utopistes et proscrits (expériences de l’étranger, circulation des modèles, retours d’exil à l’occasion des révolutions, nouveaux exils, mouvements transnationaux de fraternité,…)
5- Insurgés et forces de l’ordre : profils, modes d’action, représentations
6- Les acteurs sociaux et genrés, les groupes de pression et leurs porte-parole, les mobilités induites (patrons, ouvriers, femmes, clubistes, colons, hommes et femmes d’œuvres,…)
7- Médiateurs spirituels et culturels (gloires nationales et locales, prêtres de tout rang, francs-maçons, écrivains, publicistes, ingénieurs, agronomes,...)
8- Les acteurs de 48 après 48 (parcours, image,…)

Une table ronde conclusive proposera de dresser les profils-types d’acteurs européens du printemps des peuples et s’efforcera de répondre à la question centrale du colloque.

Les propositions résumées en une page doivent être adressées à l’adresse électronique suivante crhxixe@univ-paris1.fr d’ici au 15 septembre 2017.
Les langues de communication seront le français et l’anglais.

Comité scientifique

Eric Anceau (Paris-Sorbonne), Sylvie Aprile (Paris-Nanterre), Fabrice Bensimon (Paris-Sorbonne), Francesco Bonini (Rome Lumsa), Jacques-Olivier Boudon (Paris-Sorbonne), Philippe Boutry (Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Matthieu Bréjon de Lavergnée (Paris-Sorbonne), Jean-Claude Caron (Blaise-Pascal Clermont-Ferrand), Delphine Diaz (Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Emmanuel Fureix (Paris-Est Créteil), Jean Garrigues (Orléans), Louis Hincker (Valenciennes), Arnaud Houte (Paris-Sorbonne), Raymond Huard (Paul-Valéry Montpellier III), Dominique Kalifa (Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Axel Korner (UCL), Jacqueline Lalouette (Paris 13), Jean-Noël Luc (Paris-Sorbonne), Peter Mc Phee (Melbourne), John Merriman (Yale), Silvia Marton (Bucarest), Sylvain Milbach (Savoie Mont-Blanc), Natalie Petiteau (Avignon), Vincent Robert (Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Carlotta Sorba (Padoue), Jonathan Sperber (Missouri)

Comité d’organisation

Eric Anceau (Paris-Sorbonne), Matthieu Bréjon de Lavergnée (Paris-Sorbonne), Pierre-Marie Delpu (Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Delphine Diaz (Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Louis Hincker (Valenciennes), Arnaud Houte (Paris-Sorbonne), Vincent Robert (Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne)

[CfA] Doctoral School in Urban Anthropology

posted 3 Apr 2017, 05:25 by Echipa de Management al Cercetarii   [ updated 3 Apr 2017, 05:28 ]

Doctoral School in Urban Anthropology, Heritage-making, 
Uses and Museumification of the Past in Relationship to Nation-building, 
Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town (July 27th - August 9th, 2017), DL: April 15th.

The process of heritage-making in the context of a nation (re)building is multifaceted. In periods of historical transition, challenges are many and the fragility of the political context is fertile ground for revisiting the representation of the past. To understand these processes, an interdisciplinary engagement with contributions from history, anthropology, archeology, political science, art history and museology is necessary. Interdisciplinary collaboration, however, is not always easy to establish within the existing research institutional framework, built around separate disciplines. The main goal of this winter school is to create a doctoral training space and interdisciplinary exchange between researchers working on heritage- making process, uses and "museumification" of the past in connection with nation-building, or, more broadly, the construction of identities.

The South African context is particularly rich and provides complex terrains for considering these issues as “a post-conflict zone whose relationships with the past and sites of memory and trauma are being closely scrutinized” (Meskell, 2012). Whilst Western Europe has long been considered as the laboratory of modern heritage practices, and Germany in particular as a fundamental example for the study of Geschichtsbeweltigung, recent historiography has shown to what an extent South Africa has become in the last decades the site of innovative theoretical approaches and practices (e.g. Nuttall and Coetzee 1998, Davison 1998, 2005, Legassick and Rassool 2000, Coombes 2003, Lalu 2009, Meskell 2011, Esterhuysen 2012, Hamilton et al. 2012, Hamilton and Skotnes 2015, Peterson, Gavua and Rassool 2015, to give just some examples) that are breaking new ground in finding ways of coming to terms with difficult pasts, questioning fundamental issues of authority and representation.

The winter school takes the form of specialized training in social science research, developed in collaboration with different institutional partners, scholars, artists and curators working on colonial archives, collections and memories. The first edition was held in Istanbul, at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies (IFEA) (June-July 2016), the next edition will be held in Cape Town (July - August 2017) and the third one is planned to take place in Cotonou and Porto-Novo (2018).

Format of the winter school

The school has several components

courses covering both the methodology of research and topics such as the history of museums / urban policies / archaeological research in South Africa. In addition to this “classical” format of courses and workshops, lecturers will engage in daily informal discussions with students to help them redesign their research project, develop interview guides, find references and documentary sources, etc.

a practical workshop of visual anthropology (see bellow a short description)

guided visits of the city (museums, contemporary art galleries and art centres, areas affected by contemporary transformations) and, if possible, guided visits to archaeological sites.

field research project: teams of three students will conduct a research project (interviews, participant observation, research in the central or local national / private archives, etc.).

a workshop of curatorial practice covering practices in the design of an exhibition, from the museographic project to the development of partnerships and mediation.

• The school will end up with the presentation of results of this preliminary research in a form chosen by the PhD researchers: an oral presentation, a scientific poster, a photo / multimedia exhibition (excerpts from interviews, video material), a documentary film project or a happening in a museum / artist's studio.

Scientific content:
The courses and the PhD research projects will be focused on four main themes, namely: 1. Urban policies and politics of memory, 2. Museographies, 3. Contemporary artistic practices, 4. Archaeological practices.

1. Urban policies and politics of memory. The courses will focus on the representations of the past in the urban fabric of Cape Town. They will also address various methodologies to “read” urban space, including visual ethnography, perspectives from science and technology studies, etc. The intention is to invite students to reflect on how urban space itself (re)presents different historical narratives and builds the cultural memory of the city and the “nation”: How does one rebuild the (post)colonial, post-apartheid city in South Africa? How specific “sites” (places, key events in the history of colonialism, slavery, apartheid) become realms of memory (Nora) or, in contrast, places of forgetting, of political or societal amnesia?

2. Museographies. We invite doctoral researchers to question the process of rewriting, renegotiation, and appropriation of the past from museum collections (ie. Imperial, colonial, apartheid, etc.). It aims to help students understand, explore and develop curatorial practices for the display of historical, “ethnographic” or art objects. The lectures and museum visits will problematize the power- knowledge inherent in the construction of archives, the production of sources and their use for the writing of history.

3. Contemporary artistic practices: We will interrogate artistic practices operating in relationship with transformations of urban space, political or societal amnesia. By meeting contemporary artists and visiting museums and art spaces we will examine aesthetic, political and epistemological dimensions of the encounter between urban and museum policies and contemporary art.

4. Archaeological practice Finally, we can question the production of knowledge about the past through archaeological practices and the particularity of their history, the role that archeology plays in contemporary South-African society, and the various ways in which local communities engage with archeological sites.

Convenors: Felicity BODENSTEIN, Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac; Monica HEINTZ, Université Paris Nanterre; Damiana OTOIU, University of Bucharest ; Anna SEIDERER, Paris 8 University.

The courses and methodological workshops will be given by specialists in urban, political and visual anthropology, art history and archeology and urban geography. (Non-comprehensive) list of lecturers: Gruia BĂDESCU, University of Oxford & University of Cambridge; Simina BĂDICĂ, Museum of the Romanian Peasant ; Wendy BLACK, Iziko Museums of South Africa; Felicity BODENSTEIN, Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac; Patricia DAVISON, Cape Town (lecture and a site visit); Monica HEINTZ, Université Paris Nanterre; Cynthia KROS, Johannesburg; Damiana OTOIU, University of Bucharest ; Naomi ROUX, University of Cape Town ; Anna SEIDERER, Paris 8 University ; Alexander SCHELLOW, Berlin ; Catherine PERRET, Paris 8 University; John WRIGHT, Cape Town; Paul TICHMANN, Iziko Social History Centre, Iziko Museums of South Africa (lecture and a tour of the Slave Lodge Museum).

The visual workshop aims to visually capture the trajectory of socially engaged art in South Africa, from its social motivation (background), via its artistic conception and production, and up to its reception by the public. We shall start from several works of art of contemporary South African artists, and retrace, in dialogue with the artists, the social genealogy, the artistic and social engagement of the work, and its confrontation with the public. The intercultural dialogue between international students and South African artists in this context should provide a fertile ground for reflecting on cultural differences regarding social agendas, modes of social engagement, contexts of creation, aesthetics judgments, links with the local and international public. Each work of art will be the focus of a short video. Students will work in small groups, each group doing preliminary research and subsequent visual recordings on only one work of art and collaborate with only one artist. However, collective debates, performances etc. will be video-recorded, in order to provide material for an eventual subsequent editing in a short documentary film. Convened by Monica HEINTZ, Université Paris Nanterre, the visual workshop is organized in collaboration with local artists and researchers, e.g. Ri'aad DOLLIE,University of the Western Cape.

The doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to meet not only researchers (anthropologists, archaeologists, sociologists, art historians, etc.) but also artists, museum professionals, architects and urban planners. They will also benefit from the resources that will be made available by different local archives and museums. The PhD students will present and collectively exchange on their PhD research and on the field research projects.

After the Summer School
Doctoral researchers participating in the winter school will present the preliminary results of their field research and of the visual workshop at the end of summer school, through a public conference. They may become part of a multidisciplinary network of researchers that regularly organize courses / seminars / conferences organized within the framework of projects such as Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-Colonial and Post-socialist Contexts: http://www.nec.ro/research-programs/uefiscdi-cncs/te-projects/current/museums, or Glissements de terrain. Les collections muséales réinvesties par le champ de l’art contemporain, for instance the set of lectures Rewriting the Colonial Past: Contemporary Challenges of Museum Collections, taking place at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris: https://enseignements-2016.ehess.fr/2016/ue/1729//

They will be encouraged to continue the reflection on these issues as part of their doctoral courses and develop conference papers, articles, projects (individual or collective) of photographic exhibitions and documentary films.

In case there is an interest on the part of the doctoral researchers, the Francophone Research Regional Center for Advanced Social Sciences in Bucharest (the research cluster “Heritage making processes”) will provide its premises and a small budget for the organization of a photographic and/ or multimedia exhibition.

Selection of Participants:
Prospective students should send a brief presentation of their doctoral research (2-3 pages plus bibliography and sources) and a CV, in English, by April 15th, 2017 to heritage.doctoralschool@gmail.com. Applicants will be notified of our selection by April 25th.

Logistical details:
Participation in the summer school is free, but the PhD students must cover their own travel expenses. Accommodation in Cape Town (shared double room) will be covered by the organizers. Some partner institutions (e.g. Paris 10 et Paris 8) partially cover the travel costs of the participation of their PhD students – please contact the organizers for more information. Additional funding (covering travel expenses) is available for students from the region. When sending your application, please indicate if you require such assistance.

Winter school supported and organized by:

Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-Colonial and Post-socialist Contexts project of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2368, New Europe College, Bucharest,

  • Ecole thématique "Processus de patrimonialisation : les usages et la „muséification“ du passé en lien avec la (re)construction nationale", project of La Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès (CNRS/ Universités Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris Nanterre),
  • Glissements de terrain. Les collections muséales réinvesties par le champ de l’art contemporain project of Université Paris Lumières, Paris,
  • Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town,
  • University Paris 8, Saint-Denis, Laboratory Arts of images and Contemporary Arts (AIAC),
  • The Francophone Regional Center for Advanced Research in Social Sciences, University of Bucharest (CEREFREA) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Bureau Europe Centrale et Orientale,
  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest,
  • French Institute of South Africa, Johannesburg,
  • The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg [TBC].


posted 6 Feb 2017, 09:47 by Echipa de Management al Cercetarii   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 09:49 ]


Scandales de corruption politique et société civile dans les pays d’Europe centrale et orientale : 
médias, lanceurs d’alerte, organisations civiques 

Nouvelle Université Bulgare, Université de Bucarest, Université d’Avignon 

Sofia, 9- 10 novembre 2017 

Cet appel à contributions s’inscrit dans les travaux conjoints des équipes de la Nouvelle Université Bulgare, du centre Norbert Elias de l’Université d’Avignon et de l’Université de Bucarest dans le cadre du projet « Comparer la ‘corruption’ politique aujourd’hui dans les nouvelles démocraties » (17-AUF-ANCS-IFA, août 2016-décembre 2017)[1] deroulé par le CEREFREA et la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l’Université de Bucarest. Un premier colloque « Dénonciations et pratiques de corruption politique dans les nouvelles démocraties »[2] a été organisé par l’équipe du projet de recherche à Bucarest en novembre 2016 réunissant des analyses pluridisciplinaires, de sciences politiques et historiques et qui a eu comme objet d’étude le rôle et les actions des acteurs politiques et des institutions dans la définition de la corruption, de sa dénonciation et de la lutte contre la corruption politique.

Nous invitons des propositions de communications en science politique, histoire, sociologie ou pluridisciplinaires sur les scandales de corruption politique et le rôle et les stratégies de dénonciation venant des acteurs de la société civile dans les pays d’Europe centrale et orientale. Les contributions doivent être centrées sur deux périodes : la période communiste ou après la chute des régimes communistes.

Sont délimités ici deux axes principaux :

Un premier axe : études de cas ou analyses comparées de scandales

Qui, quand, avec quelles motivations, quels moyens et dans quels objectifs dénonce-t-il un scandale de corruption ? Le timing d’un scandale de corruption politique est rarement dû au hasard. Il est souvent est lié à plusieurs facteurs dont l’épuisement des seuils de tolérance, l’instauration de nouvelles règles et normes ou le renforcement de nouvelles cultures politiques. Nous soulignons l’importance de l’analyse du contexte d’un scandale politique, des motivations et des objectifs des dénonciateurs, des moyens et du style déployés pour la « mise en scène » d’un scandale de corruption politique, de sa médiatisation, des stratégies et de la portée de l’acte de la dénonciation. Comme le souligne Olivier Dard, les scandales de corruptions peuvent avoir comme stratégie la dénonciation « au nom de la défense de valeurs morales » ; leurs fonctions varient aussi : « non seulement fustiger des dysfonctionnements, exprimer une indignation et réclamer des sanctions, mais aussi « faire le procès de l’ancien contre le nouveau, d’héritages nauséabonds qui referaient surface et qu’il convient de balayer » (Olivier Dard : 2014, 277-178).

Un deuxième axe : études de cas ou analyses comparées d’acteurs de dénonciations
Quand un acteur dénonce un scandale de corruption politique, s’agit-il de dénoncer un acte concret seulement ou de stigmatiser ses protagonistes, rejeter toute une culture ou famille politique ? Celui qui dénonce se positionne-t-il comme un acteur neutre, comme expert, ou s’inscrit-il et se revendique-t-il d’une position morale hors normes, politique ou idéologique ?

Nous délimitons ici trois catégories larges d’acteurs de dénonciations : les médias, les lanceurs d’alerte et des organisations civiques. En réalité ces acteurs peuvent se chevaucher et superposer mais chacune de ces catégories a ses propres caractéristiques.
  • La sphère médiatique est plurielle : la télévision et des émissions spécialisées d’enquêtes ; la presse écrite, les nouveaux média et les média on-line ; le, journalisme d’investigation 
  • La catégorie de « lanceurs d’alerte » est elle aussi large : des journalistes, des écrivains, d’anciens responsables politiques, de justice de la police, etc. 
  • Les groupes civiques comprennent des ONG spécialisés ou des groupes créés ad hoc sur un problème de corruption concret. 
Les propositions de communications d’un résumé du contenu et du cadre théorique de 300 mots maximum sont à envoyer à frederic.monier@univ-avignon.fr, petiagueorguieva@gmail.com, alexandra.ionascu@fspub.unibuc.ro

Date limite de soumission des propositions : 31 mars 2017
Date de la décision du comité scientifique : 30 avril 2017

[1] Pour en savoir plus : http://www.villanoel.ro/ccpnd
[2] Pour en savoir plus : http://www.villanoel.ro/evenimente-det/vrs/IDev/256

[CfA] Competițe Erasmus+ pentru profesori FSPUB

posted 27 Jan 2017, 01:44 by FSP UB   [ updated 27 Jan 2017, 01:44 ]

Facultatea de Științe Politice a Universității din București (FSPUB) anunță lansarea competiției pentru acordarea celor 4 mobilități Erasmus+ finanțate de care dispune în anul academic curent. Concursul este deschis tuturor cadrelor didactice titulare ale facultății. 

Aceste mobilități au rolul de a consolida și dezvolta partneriatele internaționale ale facultății, precum și de a crește vizibilitatea europeană a cadrelor didactice FSPUB.  

Toate detaliile competiției pot fi accesate aici.

[CfA] SCOPE: Science of Politics - 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research

posted 4 Jan 2017, 02:41 by FSP UB   [ updated 4 Jan 2017, 02:41 ]

SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research is an annual joint session of workshops aimed at offering a space for academic exchanges on timely political research topics, as well as on the latest advancements within the discipline and the profession(s) of political science.

The 4th edition is organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest and will take place in Bucharest between 26 and 28 May 2017.

The organizers invite political scientists, as well as scholars from other related disciplinary traditions to reflect upon and the contemporary challenges of democracy and democratization in comparative perspective and in relation with the new global agenda on international development and security (read the full 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS, abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2017). 

The conference includes keynote lectures by Laurence WHITEHEAD (University of Oxford)Cecelia LYNCH (University of California Irvine) and Erik-Svend SKAANING (Aarhus University), as well as a special round table on the state of the discipline focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by political scientists as both researchers and employees.

The event is supported by the research committees 13 (Democratization in Comparative Perspective) and 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/AISP), as well as by the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA).

The working languages of the conference are English and French. In order to facilitate the international dialogue, the use of English or French is strongly encouraged also for Romanian-speaking participants, whenever possible or needed throughout the event.

The best papers may be considered for publication within special journal issues or collective volumes with partner publishers.

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