CFP: GEORGE RUDÉ SEMINAR IN FRENCH HISTORY AND CIVILISATION

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS / DEUXIEME APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS

GEORGE RUDÉ SEMINAR IN FRENCH HISTORY AND CIVILISATION

Western Sydney University

13th-16th July 2016

(Version en français ci-dessous)

 

We are pleased to announce the 20th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be held at the Parramatta Campus of the Western Sydney University, NSW from the 13th to 16th of July 2016.

 

The George Rudé Seminar is a biannual conference that brings together specialists in French history and culture from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. These seminars recognise the contribution of George Rudé to study of French history and culture in Australasia. Since 2006, a peer-reviewed selection of papers from each Rudé seminar has been published online through H-France at http://www.h-france.net/rude/rudepapers.html.

The Parramatta campus of WSU is one of the most elegant and historically significant sites among institutions of Australian higher education. The campus is located on the traditional lands of Darug people, and is graced by the nearby Parramatta River, which can be followed via a regenerated 35-minute riverside walking-tour from the centre of Parramatta city. The WSU is home to the historic Female Orphan School, one of the very few surviving public buildings of its size dating from the early colonial period. Predating even Hyde Park Barracks, the Female Orphan School is the oldest three-story building in the country.

The Rudé Seminar welcomes 20-minute papers, in English or in French, on all aspects of French and Francophone history and civilisation, from the Middle Ages to the present, for inclusion in the general program whether as individual papers or within group panels.

In addition, we particularly welcome papers addressing the three special themes listed below:

  • the ‘History of French Science, Medicine and Technology’. We welcome scholarship on all aspects of medical practice and research, scientific knowledge, technology and its application, in the long history of all francophone societies.
  • the ‘French Colonial Imaginary’ for which we invite papers on all aspects of French imperialism, colonisation, colonial governance and ideas, Francophone colonial independence movements, post-colonial histories, and legacies of colonialism in recent history, including the history of immigration, racism and ethnic minority movements.
  • digital humanities projects relating to French history. Furthermore, the conference will be preceded by a two day symposium on Digitizing Enlightenment on 12-13 July, for which delegates will also be able to register.

 

These special themes reflect areas of research strength at Western Sydney and, in addition to the conference proceedings, we hope to publish collections of essays addressing all three following the conference.

Confirmed Keynote speakers for the George Rudé seminar include:

Dan Edelstein, Professor of French and of History at Stanford University, author of The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and of The Enlightenment: A Genealogy (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Mike Osborne, Professor of History at Oregon State University, author of The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France  (University of Chicago Press, 2014), and of  Nature, the Exotic, and the  Science of French Colonialism (Indiana University Press, 1994).

Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Oregon State University, author of Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), and of Experimenting with Human and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Patrick Weil, Director Research at the CNRS, Centre for Twentieth-Cenntury Social History / University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne,  and author a many renowned works, such as Liberté, Égalité, Discriminations. L’« identité nationale » au regard de l’histoire (Grasset, 2008), et La France et ses étrangers, l’aventure d’une politique de l’immigration de 1938 à nos jours (Gallimard, 2005).

Abstracts of up to 300 words per presenter should be sent to the seminar e-mail GeorgeRudeSeminar@westernsydney.edu.au, together with a 100-word profile of each speaker giving name, professional title and affiliation, by 29 February 2016. General inquiries can be addressed to the same address.

Assistance for Postgraduate Students

(Post)graduate students wishing to attend the conference are invited to apply for the Alison Patrick memorial scholarship. Details are available on the conference website or by request.

Further details

Further announcements and information will be posted at our website:

http://westernsydney.edu.au/georgerudeseminar

 

APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS

XX° Séminaire « George Rudé »

Juillet 2016

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que le vingtième séminaire « George Rudé » se déroulera du 13 au 16 juillet 2016 à l’Université Western Sydney (WSU), Parramatta, NSW, en Australie.

Le « George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation » est un colloque biannuel qui rassemble des spécialistes de l’histoire et de la culture françaises venant du monde entier. Il est dédié à la mémoire de George Rudé et à sa contribution à l’étude en Australasie de l’histoire et la culture de la France. Depuis l’an 2006, une sélection des communications est publiée sur le site internet H-France, suite à une évaluation par les pairs : http://www.h-france.net/rude/rudepapers.html.

Le campus Parramatta de l’Université Western Sydney est un lieu historique et l’une des universités les plus élégantes en Australie. Il se trouve dans le territoire traditionnel du peuple indigène Darug, au bord du Rivière Parramatta. Une promenade aménagée (d’environ 35 minutes) suit la rivière, du centre-ville de Parramatta jusqu’à l’Université, traversant un marais régénéré. Erigé en 1813, le bâtiment de l’Orphelinat pour les Femmes se trouvant à l’université, est un rare exemple d’architecture publique de l’époque coloniale, construit même avant le Hyde Park Barracks de Sydney. L’Orphelinat est le plus vieux bâtiment de trois étages en Australie.

Nous vous invitons à nous adresser des projets de communications, en anglais ou en français, portant sur tous themes dans l’histoire de France depuis l’époque mérovingienne à nos jours, soit individuellement ou en panel. En plus, nous accueillons des communications sur les trois thèmes particuliers:

 

  • L’Histoire de la Science, de la Médecine et de la Technologie, y compris la pratique et la recherche médicale, la connaissance scientifique, et de la technologie dans toutes ses applications dans l’histoire des cultures francophones.
  • L’imaginaire Coloniale Française, y compris l’histoire de l’empire, de la colonisation, de la gouvernance coloniale et de l’intellectualisme colonial, l’histoire des mouvements d’indépendance, l’histoire postcoloniale, l’histoire des immigrations, l’histoire des mouvements ethniques minoritaires et du racisme.
  • Le colloque sera précédé par un symposium sur le thème des Humanités numériques et le dix-huitième siècle, du 12-13 Juillet, auquel les délégants George Rudé peuvent assister.

 

Ces trois thèmes particuliers reflètent les concentrations de recherche à l’Université Western Sydney. En plus du journal de la Société dans lequel une sélection des contributions sera publiée, nous espérons aussi publier une collection d’essais sur chaque thème particulier, suite au colloque.

Résumés ne doivent dépasser les 300 mots et les communications elles-mêmes doivent correspondre à un exposé oral de vingt minutes maximum.

Nous confirmons trois de nos quatre conférenciers principaux:

Dan Edelstein, Professeur des études de français et de l’histoire, l’Université Stanford, et auteur des livres suivants : The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009), et The Enlightenment: A Genealogy (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Mike Osborne, Professeur d’histoire, l’Université Oregon State, et auteur des livres suivants : The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France  (University of Chicago Press, 2014), et  Nature, the Exotic, and the  Science of French Colonialism (Indiana University Press, 1994).

Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor dans les Humanités et Professeur d’histoire, l’Université Oregon State, et auteur des livres suivants: Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), et Experimenting with Human and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Patrick Weil, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle / Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne,  auteur de nombreux livres tel, Liberté, Égalité, Discriminations. L’« identité nationale » au regard de l’histoire (Grasset, 2008), et La France et ses étrangers, l’aventure d’une politique de l’immigration de 1938 à nos jours (Gallimard, 2005).

 

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir envoyer vos projets, accompagnés de votre curriculum vitae (sur une page) à l’adresse email suivante avant le 29 Février 2016: GeorgeRudeSeminar@westernsydney.edu.au

Les mises à jour seront affichées sur notre site web:

http://westernsydney.edu.au/georgerudeseminar

 

Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship

Les étudiants de doctorat qui voudraient assister au colloque sont invités de solliciter la bourse dédiée à la mémoire d’Alison Patrick (the Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship). Pour plus de renseignements et les stipulations de la bourse, voyez notre site web à l’adresse ci-dessus.

 

Ref 2227/15 Research Associate in Digital Humanities, School of Humanities and Communication Arts

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic inter-disciplinary digital humanities research clusters.

It is currently seeking a doctorally-qualified research associates with background in eighteenth-century literary studies, book history, history or cognate disciplines to work on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment: Reinterpreting Eighteenth-Century European Culture through Historical Bibliometrics and Digital, Spatial and Textual Analysis’.

The project builds on the path-breaking ‘French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe’ (FBTEE) database project, which is hosted at Western Sydney. It aims to reconstruct popular reading trends to revise understanding of European enlightenment and the transformational impact of print. The successful applicant will work on a sub-project lasting 18 months entitled: ‘Mapping the French Novel: An Experiment in Academic Crowd-Sourcing’. The role will include designing and leading a six-month experiment in crowd-sourcing; identification and digital curation of key sources; editing and standardisation of digital research data; taxonomic classification of books; and data entry and data analysis.

The successful applicant will participate in the project’s programme of workshops, symposia and international conferences, both in speaking and organisational roles. They will also contribute to the publication of digital and traditional research outputs. These will include both individual and team outputs.

There is a possibility of a relocation package as per the university’s relocation policy.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Burrows, email: s.burrows@westernsydney.edu.au

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $79,656 to $96,237 (comprising Salary $71,865 to $86,824, plus Superannuation, and Leave Loading)

Closing Date: 30 January 2016

Ref 2228/15 Research Associate in Digital Humanities, School of Humanities and Communication Arts

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at the Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic inter-disciplinary digital humanities research clusters.

It is currently seeking a doctorally-qualified research associate with background in eighteenth-century literary studies, book history, history or cognate disciplines to work on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment: Reinterpreting Eighteenth-Century European Culture through Historical Bibliometrics and Digital, Spatial and Textual Analysis’.

The project builds on the path-breaking ‘French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe’ (FBTEE) database project, which is hosted at Western Sydney University. It aims to reconstruct popular reading trends to revise understanding of European enlightenment and the transformational impact of print.

The successful applicant will work on a sub-project lasting 24 months entitled: ‘The Illegal Book Trade Revisited’. The role will involve in interpreting, recording and analysing a wide range of statistical materials on the illegal book trade; editing and standardisation of digital research data; and taxonomic classification of books.

The successful applicant will participate in the project’s programme of workshops, symposia and international conferences, both in speaking and organisational roles. They will also contribute to the publication of digital and traditional research outputs. These will include both individual and team outputs.

There is a possibility of a relocation package as per the university’s relocation policy.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Burrows, email: s.burrows@westernsydney.edu.au

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $79,656 to $96,237 (comprising Salary $71,865 to $86,824, plus Superannuation, and Leave Loading)

Closing Date: 30 January 2016

CFP: Old Time Accomplices: Mentors & Mentees

The University of Melbourne, 25-27 August 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

In his essay De auditu (On Listening to Lectures), Plutarch warned that “the correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting – no more – and then it motivates one towards originality and instills the desire for truth”. Once sparked, this fire requires feeding and care, a task often fulfilled by mentors. Mentors are fundamental figures in the history of thought and we know of their existence since antiquity. Already appearing in the Odyssey, the idea of mentoring owes much to the figure of Socrates.

Paradoxically, despite living in societies increasingly marked by individualism and selfishness, in the modern world we see an increase in mentoring programs. Mentoring is grounded on a mutual commitment towards professional and intellectual development and forges a bond between mentor and mentee. This pattern exists in the academic, professional and private sectors, where coaches of all kinds multiply.

In this 3-day conference we wish to explore the mentor-mentee relationship in an interdisciplinary context. We invite papers which explore the theme and the practice of mentoring in literature, history, art, performing arts, social sciences, and in the professional world. Papers can – but do not have to – address the following themes:

  • Famous mentors & mentees
  • Fictional mentors & mentees and/or the theme of mentoring in literature, music and performing arts
  • The evolution of the mentor-mentee relationship
  • Differences and similarities in the relationships between mentor-mentee, master-disciple, sponsor-sponsored, and master-apprentice
  • Gender and mentoring
  • Power and mentoring
  • Mentoring and/for children
  • Mentoring, creative ownership and intellectual property
  • Rituals and ceremonies
  • Access or elitism?
  • Mentoring in context: differences across disciplines / workplace environments

MENTORING NETWORK FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

The conference will host a special workshop and mentoring session for postgraduate students. One of the aims of the conference is that of providing a forum to establish a mentoring network.

Interested postgraduate students are encouraged to submit a description of their PhD thesis and a written statement explaining what they expect from a mentor. A maximum of 10 statements will be selected and postgraduate students paired with the most appropriate mentor, selecting from the list of participants to this conference who wish to join this initiative.

If interested, please submit the following documents:

  • Name, affiliation, contact details
  • Thesis (provisional) title
  • Discipline and specific field (if applicable)
  • 5 keywords
  • Description of PhD topic (250-300 words)
  • Stage of candidature
  • Your statement (70-1 00 words)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PROPOSALS

Submission of proposals for individual papers:

  • Length of proposals: 250-300 words (list of references excluded)
  • Include your name and affiliation , contact details (including preferred email address), title, and a 50-75 words bio-note
  • Indicate whether you will be requiring A/V equipment
  • Indicate whether you wish to be considered as a potential mentor for a mentoring session with a postgraduate student (session to take place during the conference)

For submission of proposals for panels, besides the above information, please also include the title of the panel and the details of the panel chair.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposals should be received by Friday 18 December 2015 (Deadline extended). All proposals should be sent to the following email address: manzing@unimelb.edu.au

Notification of acceptance will be sent by email before the end of the year.

CONTACTS

For more information, please contact Veronique Duche-Gavet, Veronique.duche@unimelb.edu.au
or
Gregoria Manzin manzing@unimelb.edu.au

CONFERENCE CONVENORS

Prof. Veronique Duche-Gavet, Dr Gregoria Manzin, Ass. Prof. Lesley Stirling

Society for French Studies Malcolm Bowie Prize

Malcolm Bowie, who died in January 2007, was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his generation; he was a towering figure in the field because of his tireless devotion to the scholarly community both in the UK and abroad. His service to the Society for French Studies is exemplary in this respect: he was President of the Society (1994-96), as well as General Editor of French Studies (1980-87). In his honour, a prize will be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.

 

The award includes:

• a cash prize of £1000 

• expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies

• mention in the French Studies Bulletin and on the Society for French Studies website 

 

Conditions of entry 

The Society invites nominations of articles published in 2015 from editors of learned journals, editors or publishers of collected volumes, and heads of university departments. Authors may not self-nominate (though they may ask editors, publishers, or university departments to consider nominating them). To be eligible for nomination, authors must be within five years of obtaining their PhD when their article is published (in this instance anyone who received his or her PhD in or after 2010 but before the end of 2015); articles may be published anywhere in the world, but must be written in French or English.

Nominations should be submitted by email to Professor Margaret Topping (m.topping@qub.ac.uk), together with a statement which includes full publication details of the article concerned and an indication of when and where the candidate’s PhD was awarded. Nominations should be accompanied by a PDF file of the article as it appears in print. Nominations not accompanied by a PDF file will not be valid. 

 

The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2015 Prize (including the article itself) is 29 January 2016. Entries may be submitted from 1 October 2015.