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The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: February 28, 2013
  • Filed Under: Fellowships

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The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. The fellowship has a stipend of $20,000. The stipend will be paid in two installments, the first on July 1 of the award year and the second on the next January 1, unless the Fellowship Committee orders the stipend withheld because the fellow has disregarded the purpose of the award as stated by the donor.

Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens.

Periodic progress reports from the fellow will be welcomed, and it is the hope of the Fellowship Committee that the results of the year of research will be printed in some form.  Sibley Fellowship Winners

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Le socialisme

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: February 26, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Le socialisme (1/4): Jean Jaurès

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-les-nouveaux-chemins-de-la-connaissance-le-socialisme-14-jean-jaures-2013-02-25

25.02.2013 – 10:00 Ajouter à ma liste de lectureRecevoir l'émission sur mon mobile

Par Adèle Van Reeth

Réalisation : Lionel Quantin

Lectures : Gilles Trinque

 

Le changement demande de l’inspiration, la réforme, de l’imagination, la révolution, un certain goût pour l’utopie. Depuis sa naissance, au début du 19ème siècle, le socialisme, des grands maitre-rêveurs utopiques aux sociaux-démocrates tempérés, ne cesse  de se redéfinir par rapport à la nature et à l’ampleur du changement qu’il souhaite mettre en œuvre. Si toutes les écoles socialistes sont animées de cet élan pour transformer l’organisation sociale, comment faire tenir ensemble l’autonomie individuelle et l’unité sociale, surmonter la séparation entre société civile et société politique, concilier le matérialisme et le spiritualisme ? De l’idée aux faits, de l’idéologie aux mesures, du projet au concret, le socialisme se donne-t-il les moyens de répondre aux nécessités de changement qui sont le propre de la politique en général ?

 

Demain, Yvon Quiniou viendra s’interroger sur les différences entre marxisme et socialisme, mercredi, Juliette Grange vous présentera le projet utopique de Saint-Simon, et jeudi, Serge Audier proposera une nouvelle réflexion sur le socialisme en le confrontant à son soi-disant ennemi, le libéralisme.

 

Mais pour inaugurer en beauté et en règle cette semaine socialiste, j’ai le plaisir d’accueillir aujourd’hui l’historien Gilles Candar pour nous dresser le portrait nécessaire de Jean Jaurès.

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Histoire du socialisme

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: February 26, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Histoire du socialisme 1/4

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-fabrique-de-l-histoire-histoire-du-socialisme-14-2013-02-25-0

25.02.2013 – 09:06 Ajouter à ma liste de lectureRecevoir l'émission sur mon mobile

Une nouveauté cette semaine puisque nous  la Fabrique et les Nouveaux chemins de la Connaissance se sont alliés pour traiter ensemble d’un même thème : le socialisme .

Jusqu’à jeudi les nouveaux chemins vont s’intéresser à de grands penseurs du socialisme ( Jaurès, Saint Simon ou Marx) tandis que nous-mêmes nous nous attacherons à décrire ce mouvement politique quand il est en prise avec le pouvoir.

Demain le documentaire de Séverine Liatard et Anne Fleury se souviendra que les élections municipales de 1977 furent marquées par la conquête socialiste de villes de l’Ouest, et de Rennes en particulier.

Mercredi nous nous demanderons comment les socialistes de la fin du XIX eme siècle trouvèrent leur place dans la République naissante.

Jeudi nous débattrons des positions socialistes sur la colonisation.

Et ce matin eh bien j’ai le plaisir de recevoir Françoise Gaspard. Françoise Gaspard qui fut élue  en 1977, à 31 ans maire de Dreux. Elle devint députée de l’Eure-et-Loire en 1981 avant d’abandonner progressivement la politique active dans les années 1990, alors qu’elle devenait maitresse de conférence à l’EHESS. Elle a été une des principales actrices de la la lutte pour la parité en politique. Et une des analystes les plus aigues du regard porté par  son mouvement politique sur la place des femmes en politique.

A 9 h 30, elle sera rejointe par son invitée, Janine Mossuz Lavau, politologue, directrice de recherches au CEVIPOF. Et auteur récente de “Pour qui nous prend on ?”  un livre sur les sottises de nos politiques qui fait, entre autres, le compte d’un certain sexisme politique à la française.

Invité(s) :
Françoise Gaspard, sociologue, maire socialiste de Dreux de 1977 à 1983 et députée d’Eure-et-Loir de 1981 à 1988.
Janine Mossuz-Lavau, directrice de recherche CNRS.

Thème(s) : HistoireParti Politique

 

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IAS Summer School, University of Warwick, 15-19 July 2013

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 23, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Contesting Claims for Expertise in a Post-Secular Age: In Search of Intellectual Life
IAS Summer School, University of Warwick, 15-19 July 2013
The current moment seems to be one of ‘crisis’ or at least of dramatic change for the authority of academic expertise. Policy debates over climate change, embryology and the like have often seen scientific knowledge politicised, problematised and reduced in public imagination to just another partial ‘perspective’. These issues are particularly acute where scientific expertise runs up against that of, or associated with, markets. Whilst authority that is grounded in the experience of practicing natural and social science seems to flounder, authority that is associated with market forces seems only to gain in stature – despite recent disasters wrought under the watch of just such expertise. This creates and compounds a series of dilemmas for critical academic practice that are bound up with changing conceptions of what constitutes public life. The arrival of a post-secular moment in which religion has re-entered the public sphere further unsettles debates about expertise, science and religion. This summer school provides a space for postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other early career academics to come together to respond to this ‘crisis’ and to think through new avenues for intellectual life, practice and collaboration – reaching across boundaries of science, religion, critique, participation, pragmatism, vitalist ethics, and explanation. Together, we will work through the challenges of the present moment and ask whether there is a conceptual language or theoretical framework for addressing such challenges beyond disciplinary divides. The summer school offers a mix of expert lectures and participant-led discussion groups as well as workshops organised by members of the Authority Research Network. For more information about the summer school, please visit our website: http://buff.ly/UzqIhe

Keynote academics:
Bob Antonio (University of Kansas), John Holmwood (University of Nottingham), Amy Levine (Changwon National University), Celia Lury (University of Warwick), Andrew McGettigan (Independent), Thomas Osborne (University of Bristol), Nigel Thrift (University of Warwick, tbc), Stephen Turner (Florida University), Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford)

Application process:
1. Please complete an application form (attached) and return to alexander.smith@warwick.ac.uk by 5pm, March 15th 2013
2. We will consider all applications, and inform successful applicants, by April 15th 2013
3. All successful applicants will be required to register for the summer school by May 15th 2013
Registration fee: £200 to include accommodation and food for the duration of the summer school. Applicants are required to cover their own travel costs.

Bursaries: We have some money available for fee waivers and travel bursaries. If you would like to be considered for either or both of these, please indicate this on the application form. Our resources are limited, and we will prioritise those applicants without sources of institutional support.

Organisers:
Alex Smith, Claire Blencowe and Gurminder K. Bhambra, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

Dr Julian Brigstocke
Lecturer in Human Geography
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Plymouth University
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

e: julian.brigstocke@plymouth.ac.uk
t: +44 (0)1752 584977

http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/jbrigstocke

www.authorityresearch.net

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CFP: Governing Technology: Material Politics and Hybrid Agencies (Stanford, due 3/22)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 19, 2013
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Governing Technology: Material Politics and Hybrid Agencies
*Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2013*
*Stanford Humanities Center*
*http://governing.morganya.org *

This conference aims to bring together two communities of scholars: those examining the ways that states and other institutions have sought to govern technologies, and those examining the ways that technologies have influenced the practice and form of governing. In the process, we will revisit the concept of governance through the lens of *material politics*.

As some technologies promise the world and others threaten to overrun it, scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned a critical eye to the agentive power and material effects of technology, as well as the responses that this power invokes. Research on technology’s entanglements with states, transnational organizations, and other powerful institutions has often taken its cues from science and technology studies. In particular, pioneering work in STS on materiality, on governmentality, and on hybrid and nonhuman agency has become more and more a part of mainstream work in history, geography, anthropology, communication, literary studies, sociology, and beyond. Scholars from across these fields have, in turn, developed new frameworks of analysis that go beyond classic conceptions of governmentality and materiality to incorporate their own disciplinary strengths.

Cornell professor Steve Jackson<https://sites.google.com/site/stanfordstsgrad/conference/keynote> will discuss the interplay between governance and technology in his keynote lecture <https://sites.google.com/site/stanfordstsgrad/conference/keynote>. The conference will wrap up with a roundtable discussion on building the STS community in the Bay Area and beyond, featuring STS professors from Stanford and several nearby Universities of California.

Call for Participation

We invite papers that consider (or critique) the relevance of *material politics* in understanding the relationship between governance and technology: how states and other institutions respond to challenges imposed by new and emerging technological developments and how technologies, understood broadly, become part of governing.

Papers from any discipline or institution are encouraged. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Natural resource management and extraction
- The politics of environmental regulation and tourism
- National or transnational policies on innovation and intellectual property
- The regulation and development of biotechnology
- The agency and role of non-governmental organizations
- Governing dangerous materials
- The politics of agricultural technologies
- Medical innovation and regulation
- The *un*governability of certain technologies
- The politics of technology in public health or urban planning
- Historical accounts of technological governance or agency
- Theoretical discussions or critiques of material agencies
- Theoretical discussions of governance through the lens of material politics

Please submit the following to *governing.technology@morganya.org*:

- *A submission abstract* of no more than 250 words
- *A brief biography* of no more than 50 words to be included in the conference program

The deadline for submissions is *March 22, 2013*. Notifications will be sent and the schedule posted by April 12, 2013.

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Starting Points for Catholic Social Thought

  • Posted by: Nikolaus Fogle
  • Posted Date: February 18, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

As Catholic social thought finds its way onto syllabi across the curriculum, you may be wondering what the best starting points are for research in this field. Over on Falvey’s Library News blog, theology and religious studies librarian Darren Poley written a terrific post to get us oriented.

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More Companionship in Philosophy

  • Posted by: Nikolaus Fogle
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Despite their popularity, the Cambridge Companions are not the only user-friendly scholarly compendia to the different areas of philosophy. In addition to the Cambridge series, the library provides access to several other series of guides, notably the Continuum Companions, Blackwell Guides, and Oxford Handbooks. These typically follow the model set by the Cambridge Companions: each volume presents specially-commissioned articles that orient the reader in a given topic, while in most cases also setting out the author’s own position as a point of entry to the wider debate. These series also draw authors who are experts on their topics, so the quality is consistently high. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see the same authors cropping up repeatedly across several series.

And as with the Cambridge Companions, these series are good for providing a foundation in a topic, and pointing out avenues for further investigation. Titles invariably contain representative bibliographies, and the essays themselves provide context for other important authors and their contributions. The Continuum Companions do a particularly nice job of supplying extras. The Continuum Companion to Pragmatism, for example, includes a list of important journals and professional organizations, and directs readers to the Pragmatism Cybrary, an internet hub for pragmatism scholarship. Similarly, The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy comes with a glossary, a contextual timeline, and a list of research resources.

The main drawback to these other series is that, unlike the Cambridge Companions, they are not generally available online. There are times when this is less than ideal. The Oxford Handbooks in particular tend to be large, bulky things that are difficult to read comfortably. But that shouldn’t dissuade you from using them, since they often contain valuable content not available elsewhere. For instance, an entire third of The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy—seven essays—is devoted to “problems of method,” an important topic to which the rival Continuum volume gives only a single essay. (At the moment there is no general Cambridge volume for continental philosophy). Oxford is also the first to deliver a volume (coming soon to Falvey) focused on philosophy and neuroscience, an area that is attracting great attention at present.

A list of our holdings for each of these series can be obtained by doing a title search in the catalog for “Continuum Companion,” “Blackwell Guide,” or “Oxford Handbook.”

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Extended Deadline 2/10: GSA Literary Studies and the New Phenomenology

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 3, 2013
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

German Studies Association Conference

October 3-6, 2012; Denver, CO
Literary Studies and the New Phenomenology
Hermann Schmitz and the Neue Phänomenologie is growing in recognition among German literary scholars as well as theorists around the globe who are working on questions of space. However, his nuanced conceptions of feeling also offer insight into questions of affect and emotion that have been important in literary studies in recent years. How does Schmitz’s articulation of Gefühl as Atmosphäre resonate with current debates about the distinction between emotion and affect? How does Schmitz’s history of feeling fit with the history of emotions as reflected in literary texts? How does his politics of emotions come into conversation with the political and ideological meanings assigned to emotions in specific texts? Papers are invited that explore the implications of Schmitz’s philosophy for thinking about affect and emotion in literature. We are particularly interested in papers that:
- open perspectives on concrete literary texts from the early modern period to the contemporary as read against the backdrop of Schmitz’s phenomenology;
- use and expand Schmitz’s phenomenology in order to explore historic shifts in the understanding and distinction of emotion, affect, and atmosphere;
- point out the methodological and conceptual limits of Schmitz’s theory in the context of literary studies, genre studies, and poetics.
We seek 15- to 20-minute papers, in English or German. Please send an abstract (~250 words) and a brief CV that includes institutional affiliation by  FEBRUARY 10th, 2013, to both Jan Jost-Fritz (jostj@gmx.de) AND Anna Leeper (galeeper@wustl.edu).
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