Archives de catégorie : Appels à contributions

Dans cette sections sont repris tous les appels à contributions partagés par Modernum concernant des colloques, conférences, etc.

CFP – Zeuxis redivivus. Art et émulation dans l’Europe du XIVe au XVIIe siècle

Appel à contributions pour le colloque international  « Zeuxis redivivus. Art et émulation dans l’Europe du XIVe au XVIIe siècle » organisé par Mathilde Bert (UCL) et Laure Fragnart (ULg).

Date de l’événement: 28 et 29 septembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel à contribution: 1er mars 2018

Lieu: Bruxelles, Palais des Académies

Résumé: Appel détaillé

Le colloque se propose d’interroger la notion d’émulation dans la pratique artistique au premier âge moderne, en faisant dialoguer les œuvres avec la théorie et l’historiographie de l’art. La manifestation sera organisée par Transitions (Université de Liège) et le GEMCA (Université catholique de Louvain). Les propositions de communication devront parvenir par courrier électronique à Mathilde Bert ( et à Laure Fagnart ( pour le 1er mars 2018.


Appel à contributions – Prix d’Histoire Pro Civitate 2018

Titre : Prix d’Histoire Pro Civitate 2018

Date limite : 31 décembre 2017

Le Prix d’Histoire Pro Civitate (Académies royales de Belgique) couronne une thèse de doctorat inédite constituant une contribution originale et importante à l’histoire des villes et communes de Belgique.

Les candidatures pour le Prix 2018 (rôle francophone) doivent être introduites accompagnées des documents mentionnés par le règlement avant le 31 décembre 2017, la proclamation étant prévue au mois de mai 2018.

Plus d’informations à propos de cet appel dans ce pdf.

CFP – Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

Appel à communication : Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

Dates de l’événement : 6-7 décembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel : 31 janvier 2018

Lieu : Bruxelles

Vous trouverez l’appel à communication ici.

CFP – The Economic History of the Book in the Early Modern Period

The Economic History of the Book in the Early Modern Period

Antwerp University, 4–6 October 2018

Call for Papers

A singular carrier of ideas, information, knowledge, and culture, the book has always held a special place in society. Aspects of production, distribution and consumption have been the subject of thorough study, but analyses of the economics of the book trade remain rare, or less than comprehensive. The special status of the book, its importance for pre-industrial economy as a whole, and the limitations of the sources available seem to have prevented the undertaking of comparative, diachronic and synchronic surveys from the economics point of view. Recently, the topic of the economics of the book trade has come to the fore. Scholars acknowledge the importance of the price of books and its impact on society. Especially in the absence of a system of freely accessible libraries, the price of books imposed an important obstacle to access to information and knowledge circulating in print in the Early Modern Period. It is important, therefore, to study the business models for production, price formulation and market development, starting with information about sales of new and second-hand books sold in shops, at fairs, and at public auctions.

This conference invites papers dealing with any aspects related to the economics of book production, book distribution and book consumption in the Early Modern Period. Potential topics are the cost of book production, the price of unbound versus bound books, the impact of paper and parchment on production costs; analyses of retail versus wholesale transactions; distribution costs for books (packing, transportation, tolls, unpacking, and insurance issues); and purely monetary issues of the book trade related to payments made in different currencies, in cash or on account. In particular, we welcome papers which address the methodological problems of a historical economical approach to handpress books and the different types of payments and currencies involved, in addition to surveys addressing this issue from a comparative point of view (comparison between printing shops, on local, regional or transnational levels). We wish to programme papers going beyond isolated cases, and including, for instance, analyses of wider synchronic or diachronic data sets, which will help to clarify essential trends and factors in the economy of the book in Early Modern Europe.


Please submit proposals for papers (c. 400 words) to by 31 January 2018.

You will receive an answer by 15 March 2018.

Academic committee

– Dr. Renaud Adam, Université de Liège, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow – LE STUDIUM – Institute of Advanced Studies of Loire Valley / Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours)

– Prof. dr. Pierre Delsaerdt, History Department, Antwerp University/ku Leuven

– Prof. dr. Kees Schepers, Ruusbroec Institute, Antwerp University

– Prof. dr. Johan van Heesch, History Department, ku Leuven/Brussels, Royal Library

– Prof. Angela Nuovo, Unversità di Udine

– Prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils, History Department, Antwerp University

– Prof. dr. Violet Soen, History Department, ku Leuven

– Prof. dr. Bert Demuynck, History Department, Antwerp University

In collaboration with Antwerp University, Antwerp University Library and the Ruusbroec Institute, the EmoBookTrade project (Università di Udine), Flanders Book Historical Society, Antwerp Bibliophile Society, Museum Plantin-Moretus & Antwerp Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience.

CFP – La participation populaire au maintien de l’ordre public en Europe (18e – 20e siècle)

Appel à communication – Colloque international « La participation populaire au maintien de l’ordre public en Europe (18e – 20e siècle) / Popular Policing in Europe (18th – 20th centurires) »

Date de l’événement: 30-31 mai 2018

Date limite de l’appel: 15 janvier 2018

Lieu: Louvain-la-Neuve, Université catholique de Louvain

Appel en anglais et français: CFP – Popular Policing in Europe


CFP – Quel lieu choisir ? Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe – XVIIe)

Deuxième volet d’un cycle de journées doctorales internationales organisées par l’UR Transitions – Moyen Âge et première modernité de l’Université de Liège, le Laboratoire Trame de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne, et le Centre d’Étude supérieures de la Renaissance de l’Université de Tours

Titre : Quel lieu choisir ? Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe – XVIIe)

Lieu : Amiens. Logis de Roy

Date : 29-30 mai 2018

Pour plus d’informations :

Journées doctorales internationales – Amiens – 29 et 30 mai 2018 – Quel lieu choisir – FR&EN

CFP – The Spanish Habsburg Court during the Reign of Carlos II (1665-1700)

The Spanish Habsburg Court during the Reign of Carlos II (1665-1700)

Special Journal Issue—The Court Historian: The International Journal of Court Studies

Despite a growing body of revisionist literature on the reign of Carlos II (1665-1700), his court remains one of the lesser known of the Habsburg period. Carlos II’s court, however, holds major allure for scholars. The court’s organization and its ceremonies were adapted to the needs of a child-king thus becoming a testing ground for existing etiquette traditions and institutional development. The presence of three queens—Carlos’s mother and regent during his minority, Mariana of Austria (1634-1696), and his two consorts, Marie Louise of Orleans (r. 1679-1689) and Mariana of Neuburg (r. 1690-1700)—stimulated the production of art, festivals, royal entries, theater, literature, and music. Several important administrative measures associated with the reign and its political circumstances are of particular interest for court studies specialists. For example, women—queens, aristocrats, ambassadresses, and nuns—played a preeminent role in court politics. Most importantly, the court of Carlos II became a hub of international diplomacy during his minority and the rest of the reign, particularly in the waning decades of the seventeenth century when the question of the Spanish succession dominated European affairs.

This special journal issue will showcase research on the court of Carlos II from cultural, gender, political, and diplomatic perspectives in order to further advance revisionist scholarship of the reign and deepen understandings of the Spanish Habsburg court from longue durée perspectives.

Topics for articles may include:

1. Royal entries, festivities, travels, and processions during Carlos II’s reign

2. Literary and performing arts

3. Scientific and mathematical knowledge

4. The function of satellite courts and other centers of influence

5. Practice and representations of kingship in ceremonies, festivals, or royal portraiture

6. The politics of court fashion

7. The roles of women at court

8. Diplomatic practices at court

For essays (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication please submit by December 15, 2017. Contributors are encouraged to contact the editors prior to submitting full articles.

For this and additional queries, contact Jonathan Spangler, general editor,, and Silvia Z. Mitchell, guest editor,

CFP – The Saint Andrews Book Conference 2018 « Print and Power »

Titre : The St Andrews Book Conference. Print and Power

Lieu : University of St Andrews

Date de l’événement : 21-23/06/2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 1/12/2017 (proposition de max. 300 mots à envoyer à

Argument :

In the early modern period print could make or break power. While scholars have focussed mainly on efforts by authorities to restrict the circulation of printed texts, civic and ecclesiastical authorities recognised the potential as well as the dangers of this new technology. Cardinal Raymond Peraudi fully embraced the advantages offered by the new medium of print. On his fundraising campaign in the Holy Roman Empire he commissioned thousands of indulgence certificates and papal bulls. Repression of print could be fierce but governments throughout Europe increasingly recognized the power of print, and started using printed broadsheets to communicate decisions with their citizens. This conference will explore the multifaceted and changing relationships between power and print in the early modern world.

The organisers welcome contributions on any facet of this theme. Examples are:

  • Sponsored printing
  • The different uses of print by civic and ecclesiastical powers, or specific officials in early modern societies, such as generals, diplomats, or guild members
  • The distribution of commissioned works
  • The position of state printers and their relationship with authorities
  • Patronage and print privileges
  • State influence through print regulations such as monopolies and bans.

Source de l’info :


CFP – Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850)

« Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850)”

Lieu: Londres, German Historical Institute London

Date de l’événement: 19-21/07/2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15/10/2017

The history of material cultures offers important new ways of studying the significance of gender differences in the history of legal cultures by exploring new relationships between gender, law and material culture. Material and immaterial possession informs the self-image of individuals and societies, dynasties and families. A threefold scheme of legal distinction differentiates between usufruct (1), possession (2), and property (3). Yet these relationships between individuals and objects are not only relevant to civil law, but correspond to political regimes. While usufruct, possession and property thus correspond to different forms of authority and society, they also have a bearing on gender relations on different levels of society. Usually, these gendered aspects of material culture are the products of traditional proximities between certain areas of activity and related groups of objects. Communities in early modern Europe can thus be said to have a gendered and often legally sanctioned relationship to the material world and the world of objects.

Our assumption is that this situation led to social rivalries and gender-informed conflicts between individual members of societies regarding usufruct, possession, and property. The action of taking possession of something is thus more than just a way of achieving material security, but a form of social practice and a way of self-assertion: in order to gain social status, as a way of accumulating social capital or broadening one’s personal or dynastic room for manoeuvre. In this respect, the single most important event is the distribution of goods in generational succession. Despite their chronologically wide applicability, we would like to explore these questions with respect to early modern history.

The starting point for our conference is objects and groups of objects, that is to say, mobile and immobile resources, and their relationships with gender, structures of power, estate orders, customs and legal norms. Perspectives from social and legal sciences will thus be combined with approaches from material culture studies. Our basic assumption is that ways and forms of usufruct, possession and property regarding certain objects inform the self-image and the prospects of individuals and families. What changes and dynamics can be observed in relation to the correlations between gender and objects? What differences occur between different forms of societies?

The network „Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures“ operates in a diachronic and comparative way. We are therefore looking for papers engaging with the relationships between objects, gendered self-images and rights of ownership on the basis of textual, pictorial and material sources in Europe between 1450 and 1850. Despite this emphasis on early modern history, we also encourage proposals that highlight transitions from the Middle Ages. Papers should engage with one or more of the following themes and questions:

1. How can the distinction between movables and immovables be explained? On what experiences and everyday considerations is it based?

2. When does the category of movables become relevant? Is the understanding of the house as immovable based on its material aspects, e.g. fabrics?

3. Does the gendered coding of movables and immovables exist in different legal areas? How is the attribution of gendered codes argued for?

4. What are the consequences of gendered attributions of objects and resources? Does the distribution of resources lead to specific hazards or profits?

5. What objects are especially disputed? We are looking for examples of individuals trying to take possession of mobile and immobile, material and immaterial resources.

6. Can tensions be discerned between the aims and interests of households and family units and the superior interests of the manorial system, the economies of cities and states, or the public weal?

7. Does the distinction between mobiles and immobiles extend beyond legal norms? How is it handled in Common or Roman Law?

8. What are the strategies of testators for distributing their property? How binding were marriage contracts and last wills in the case of succession?

9. What institutions are resorted to in case of conflicts?

10. How is the value of mobiles and immobiles assessed? How relevant are market values, auctions and valuers?

11. What is the role of gender, marital status, age, social standing, and religious confession for pursuing one’s interest and the chances of success in the case of judicial conflicts?

12. What is the influence of the distribution of wealth on power relations within the family?

13. And finally: what is the shape of households that have been reorganised by gavelkind, single heir rule and other mechanisms of distribution? In other words: how is the redistribution of goods handled within households?

Keynotes will be presented by: Amy Erickson (Cambridge) and Margareth Lanzinger (Wien)

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CFP – Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded

Titre: “Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded”

Lieu: Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Date de l’événement: 28-30/06/2017

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15/11/2017

The Organising Committee of the 5th Biennal Conference and the Executive Council of the European Society for Comparative Legal History are pleased to call for papers for the upcoming conference to be held. The main theme picks up threads of thought from the earlier ESCLH conferences in Valencia (2010), Amsterdam (2012), Macerata (2014) and Gdansk (2016) to explore what codes and codification have meant and continue to mean for legal systems with codes, and for those without. Papers should be submitted, as set out below, by 15 November 2017.

The conference will focus on the issue of codes or alternatives to codes as instruments of transforming laws in Europe and in the world. While codes, and the process of codification, are at least familiar if not always completely understood, this conference challenges us to look deeper at what a code meant for the legal systems affected by it. The conference seeks to understand the whole process of codification, from political aspects to its conception, agreement and roll-out, through to technical matters of drafting and implementation and even to linguistic matters of expression and deeper meanings. Challenging the importance for legal rules to be inserted within or outside a code, the conference proposes to examine all sorts of codes, and not only the most known civil codes: general codes as special (such as penal, commercial, labour, family, military) codes, officious codes as official codes. The conference seeks also to study the effects the codified structure of the norms could have on their content and on the way law functions, notably through case law and law writing. All the historical situations in which law reform took place outside of codification and outside of codes can be questioned could be relevant in helping us to understand law reform through codes or its alternatives.

Papers should be novel, properly researched and referenced. They should address the conference theme, exploring doctrinal, theoretical, cultural or methodological aspects of comparative legal history. They must also be comparative, addressing more than one system of laws. The organisers particularly welcomeaddressing multiple legal systems or cultures. This includes where a similar legal system functions in different cultural circles.

Practical details:

  1. To offer a paper, please send the title of their paper, ashort abstract(of 200-400 word, absolutely no more and a short CV (no more than 1 page) by 15 November 2017 to the organizing committee, c/o
  2. The presentations should be inEnglish.
  3. It is also possible to submit a complete proposal for one or morepanels(3 papers normally).
  4. The list of accepted papers will be announced by8 December 2017.

Shortly, a conference website will be launched with fuller details of the conference. For the moment, some transport and accommodation information follows.

Paris offers many accommodation possibilities ranging from five-star hotels, through smaller hotels in the Quartier latin and private rooms to beds in youth and student hostels. For some postgraduates the Ecole Normale Supérieure

could offer cheaper accommodation in student dormitories.

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CFP – Les réformes religieuses dans les anciens Pays-Bas (16e-17e s.)

« Les réformes religieuses dans les anciens Pays-Bas, XVIe-XVIIe siècles » 
Journée d’étude du Centre de recherche et d’Etudes Histoire et Sociétés (CREHS)

Lieu: Université d’Artois, Maison de la Recherche, Arras (France)
Date de l’événement: 10/11/2017
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 01/10/2017


Le programme de recherche pluridisciplinaire La Renaissance dans les Provinces du Nord a été lancé en 2015 avec pour objectif d’étudier, en croisant la diversité des sources, approches et thématiques, la singularité des provinces septentrionales de la France et celles des anciens Pays-Bas (Artois, Brabant, Flandres, Hainaut, Picardie), carrefour d’influences et creuset artistique, à une époque à la fois d’intenses conflits politiques et religieux mais aussi de foisonnement culturel, celle de la Renaissance, considérée sur le temps long, fin XVe – mi-XVIIe siècle.

Deux journées d’études ont déjà eu lieu (6 novembre 2015 et 4 novembre 2016). La première a permis de mettre en place un groupe de travail réunissant différents acteurs de la recherche sur la Renaissance dans les Provinces du Nord (enseignants-chercheurs, chercheurs, doctorants, post-doctorants, conservateurs de musée…). La deuxième fut consacrée à Échanges, hybridité et créativité dans les anciens Pays-Bas, xvie-xviiesiècles.

Comme la plupart des régions d’Europe au cours des XVIe et XVIIe siècles, les territoires constitutifs des anciens Pays-Bas furent secoués par des réformes religieuses aux conséquences d’ampleur inégalée jusqu’alors. Réceptacles de réformes nées ailleurs (luthérianisme, calvinisme, contre-réforme catholique), lieux d’expérimentation de mouvements plus ancrés dans les particularismes locaux (anabaptisme…), terres d’accueil de réfugiés religieux, champs de violents conflits armés fondés sur les dissensions religieuses (guerre de Trente Ans), les anciens Pays-Bas occupent une place singulière et majeure dans la reconfiguration politico-religieuse de l’Europe de la première modernité.

La journée d’études se propose d’interroger ces réformes dans leurs spatialités, temporalités et dimensions spécifiques. En ce sens, les communications peuvent porter sur les thématiques suivantes :

  • Historiographie
  • Religion et théologie
  • Congrégations religieuses
  • Arts et cultures
  • Chambres de rhétorique
  • Sociétés urbaines et rurales et réformes religieuses
  • Politique et réformes religieuses
  • Contacts, mobilités, et échanges transfrontaliers

Modalités de soumission

Les propositions de communication sont à soumettre pour le 1er octobre 2017 au plus tard ( et devront comporter, outre le titre, le nom et la qualité de l’intervenant un court résumé. Les communications pourront être en français ou en anglais et ne devront pas dépasser 30 minutes.

Contact : Pr Charles GIRY-DELOISON, EA 4027 CREHS, Université d’Artois, Maison de la Recherche, 9 rue du Temple, BP 10665, 62030 Arras cedex, France.

CFP – Saint(-)Hubert d’Ardenne, quoi de neuf?

“Saint(-)Hubert d’Ardenne, quoi de neuf?”
Colloque anniversaire 1967-2017

Lieu: Ancienne abbaye de Saint-Hubert
Date de l’événement: 24/11/2017
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30/06/2017


En 2017, la société régionale d’histoire et d’archéologie Saint-Hubert d’Ardenne, fondée sous le nom de Terre et Abbaye de Saint-Hubert, fête ses 50 ans d’existence.

Depuis cinq décennies, la société développe les objectifs que lui ont donnés les membres fondateurs : l’étude, la mise en valeur la protection, la défense et la conservation du patrimoine historique, archéologique, folklorique, artistique, dialectal et naturel du pays de Saint-Hubert, avec son abbaye, ses possessions et tout ce qui s’y rapporte en Ardenne et ailleurs et au culte du saint (…).

Pendant le demi-siècle passé, Saint-Hubert d’Ardenne a mis à profit tous les moyens de communication disponibles  pour assurer la diffusion des connaissances acquises : publications, conférences, expositions, visites guidées, site Internet et présence sur les réseaux sociaux. En cette année anniversaire, elle organise un colloque au cours duquel les chercheurs, professionnels ou non, sont invités à faire état de leurs recherches, sur et autour des sujets portés par la société d’histoire Saint-Hubert d’Ardenne, face à un public d’amateurs d’histoire locale et régionale, d’histoire religieuse, d’histoire des mentalités, etc. Le colloque et les échanges seront pérennisés par la publication des actes dans un volume édité par la société d’histoire.

Thèmes: Le colloque fera l’état de la recherche historique actuelle sur les trois thèmes structurant le volume  VIII de Saint-Hubert d’Ardenne, Cahiers d’Histoire paru en 1991 :
– la ville de Saint-Hubert et sa région : histoire des lieux et des personnes ;
– l’abbaye de Saint-Hubert : le site, les religieux et l’institution des origines à 1797 ;
– saint Hubert : histoire, culte et dévotions, ici et ailleurs
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Summer School – Print Culture in 16th-century Europe

« Print Culture in 16th-century Europe »

Lieu : Anvers, University of Antwerp
Date de l’événement : 03-07/07/2017
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 19/04/2017

Argument :

This summer school offers a thorough introduction into the world of the book in the 16th century, by expert speakers explaining how books were printed, published, distributed and read in those fascinating times.

Learn more about specific areas of publishing, such as bibles, literary fiction, or humanist text editions  and be part of an intellectual adventure in an exquisite ‘bookish’ environment, including the world-renowned Plantin-Moretus Museum.

Organization: Faculty of Arts, University Library and Ruusbroec Institute Library

Partners: Plantin-Moretus Museum and Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library

Source de l’info : UAntwerpen