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CFP – Memory and Identity in the Learned World Community Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning

Appel à contributions pour le colloque “Memory and Identity in the Learned World Community Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning”

Date limite de remise des propositions : 1er mai 2019

Dates du colloque : 7 au 9 novembre 2019

Lieu du colloque : Utrecht University

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CFP – Ambrogio Spinola entre Gênes, Flandres et Espagne. Réseaux et récits, guerre et finances (1569-1639)

“Ambrogio Spinola entre Gênes, Flandres et Espagne. Réseaux et récits, guerre et finances (1569-1639)” – Atelier international organisé par Silvia Mostaccio (UCLouvain), Bernardo J. García García (Universitad Complutense-Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid), Luca Lo Basso (Università di Genova), Monique Weis (ULB)

Date limite de l’appel à communication : 21 décembre 2018

Date de la conférence : 3-5 avril 2019

Lieu de la conférence : UCl, Louvain-la-Neuve

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Candidature – Trois PhD: The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe

Appel à candidature pour trois postes de doctorant à l’University of Amsterdam, dans le cadre du projet NWO-VICI du Prof. Geert Janssen: “The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe”

Date limite de candidature: 12 octobre 2018

Lieu: Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Description du projet et appels détaillés:

  1. Protestant and Catholic Exile
  2. Jewish Diasporas
  3. Morisco Displacements

CFP – Migration and Gender : relationships, economic resources and institutions in historical perspective (15th-20th centuries)

Appel à contribution pour un atelier organisé par l’Université de Cambridge

Titre:  Migration and Gender : relationships, economic resources and institutions in historical perspective (15th-20th centuries)

Date de l’événement: 8-10 novembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel: 15 juillet 2018

Lieu: University of Cambridge (UK)

Appel détaillé:

Migration and mobility were common experiences among individuals of the past. If for a long while the young male has epitomised “the migrant”, since the 1980s, a new wave of studies pointed out the relevance of women. In addition, the notion of gender has called into question traditional female and male roles. Nevertheless, many key issues of the history of migration have not been considered according to a gendered perspective, and in turn, many crucial topics for gender history have been overlooked when studying migrants and mobile people.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on migration according to a gendered perspective and to a micro-historical perspective from the late Middle Ages to the early twenty century. Its purpose is to encourage a more incisive dialogue between migration studies and gender studies, taking into account the fact that female and male roles were, and are, the result of social, cultural and economic construction. Together with gender, proposals might consider how marital status, age and ethnicity shaped
migration and settlement patterns in specific economic, cultural and political contexts.

In this workshop, migration is not exclusively understood as a lineal process, but also as result of multiple intermediary steps. At the same time, the achievement of permanent settlement was not necessarily the (first) aim of the movement. For all these historiographical questions, a gendered approach has not yet been sufficiently developed: we invite therefore papers taking into account all kinds of mobility and migration, i.e. temporary or seasonal mobility, economic, political or religious migration,domestic/international migration and mobility between the town and its outskirts.

A first group of questions concerns the material and economic resources mobilised by migrants. Proposals might investigate what means women and men used to move and settle down or might study how they manage to maintain – or abandon – assets and/or relationships in their birth community. From another point of view we need to know more about places where newcomers met other people and/or were able to find useful information (i.e. inns, taverns, lodging in private houses etc.).

A second bundle of questions concerns the nature and the extension of social resources newcomers were able to mobilise, to build and to use in migration and/or settlement paths or, at least, during their temporarily stay in the town. Research might investigate how these ties – made up by professional intermediaries, individuals or institutions – influenced, successfully or not, the daily life, the research for a job or a house, the access to credit networks, to poor relief or to other urban resources etc…

A third bundle of questions concerns laws and customs, and more generally authorities and institutions (guilds, charity institutions, citizenship etc…) monitoring and regulating the presence of newcomers. Proposals might consider whether these norms existed, whether they had a gendered impact on the behaviour of migrants, and what where the factors at stake (marital status, age, specific economic sectors etc…).
Please submit an abstract in English (500 words maximum) to
by 15th July 2018 with MIGRATION AND GENDER WORKSHOP 2018 in the subject line.

The selected authors will be required to present their research in a 20 minutes presentation. The language of  the workshop is English.
After the workshop a selection of papers will be considered for publication. Some funds will be available for the translation in English of the selected articles.
Accommodation in Cambridge, a dinner and refreshments will be provided by the organisation. Limited funds for travel will be available.
This workshop benefits of funds from the Horizon European Union’s research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement N. 703737.

For further enquires please do not hesitate to write to Beatrice Zucca :

CFP – Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (XVIe-XVIIe siècles)

Appel à contributions pour la journée d’étude Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (XVIe-XVIIe siècles) organisée par le Centre de recherche et d’Études Histoire et Sociétés (CREHS) de l’Université d’Artois.

Lieu: Arras

Dates de l’événement : 8 et 9 novembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 30 juin 2018

Détails de l’appel ici.

À une époque où les dimensions du monde connu s’élargissent, où les théories de la perspective se répandent, où, parallèlement, la science optique se développe et crée de nouveaux instruments de mesure profitant à la cartographie, cette journée propose d’interroger les Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (villes et campagnes) qui recouvrent bien des domaines et une multitude de formes.

Candidature – Post-doctorat “Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770”

Post-doctorat à l’Universiteit Leiden dans le cadre du projet VIDI-NWO “Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770”, sous-projet “The rhetoric of Atlantic news”.

Lieu: Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, Institute for History

Date: à partir du 1 mars 2018 (période de 20 mois)

Date limite de candidature: 15 décembre 2017

Appel sur le site de l’Universiteit Leiden

Project description

The project ‘Covering the Ocean’ investigates how early print media covered distant but urgent geopolitical conflicts in the Atlantic world, using newspapers from across early modern Europe. Atlantic news represented a unique challenge, as the tension between the infrequent arrival of information and a regular deadline consistently jeopardized the newspapers’ credibility For more information, see

The Leiden University Institute for History will be appointing a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 20 months, within the NWO VIDI-project ‘Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770’ led by Prof. Michiel van Groesen.

The candidate will be responsible for the development of the subproject ‘The rhetoric of Atlantic news’, examining and analyzing the rhetorical strategies used in the newspapers’ argumentative discourse. Cooperating closely with the team’s two PhD-students, the postdoc examines the persuasive tone and interdiscursivity in the media by taking into account both the conventions of early modern newspaper journalism and the regular topic shifts to emphasize good news and reduce or ignore undesirable events. Ultimately this subproject answers the question how early modern newspapers employed style and rhetoric to attain and retain credibility.

Key responsibilities

  • Submitting research results for publication to international peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Attending and actively participating in all the team meetings;
  • Presenting papers at conferences and workshops;
  • Co-organizing conferences and workshops;

Selection criteria

  • PhD in Argumentation Theory or Literary Studies, or a relevant discipline closely connected with the theme of this subproject;
  • Written and oral fluency in English; good working knowledge of Dutch and French
  • Demonstrable interest for research premises of the project;
  • Willingness to work within a team and an international academic community that aspires to scholarly excellence;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Our Faculty/Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 930, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 6,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information

The Institute for History is the home of a vibrant community of researchers and lecturers with outstanding track records and successful in attracting national and international research grants. Under the label ‘Global Questions, Local Sources’ scholars affiliated to the Institute combine a deep knowledge of global interactions and of specific localities, regions and states in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. They use comparative, connective and entangled approaches and resort to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

All researchers of the Institute for History are connected to one of the six research specializations: The Unification of the Mediterranean World (400 BC – 400 AD), Collective Identities and Transnational Networks in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1000-1800, Political Culture and National Identities, Colonial and Global History, Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and History and International Relations. See This position will be part of the specialization Colonial and Global History.

Terms and conditions

The postdoctoral position is for a period of 20 months. Initially the employee will receive a one year contract. An extension of 8 months is possible having received positive evaluations of capabilities and achievements. The monthly salary for a full-time working week will range between €3,475 and €4,757 gross (pay scale 11). Depending on qualifications, the postdoc may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to the years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


For more information, please contact Prof. Michiel van Groesen, Professor of Maritime History, email


The application should be submitted in English and include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A research statement having in mind the research question and content of the current project (maximum number of words: 1.000);
  • A CV and a list of publications;
  • A copy of two relevant publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation sent to the address below by the referees (not by the applicant).

Please quote the vacancy number in your application and send it by email to no later than 15 December 2017. All requested documents should be sent in PDF format, one PDF with all the documents listed above, and separate PDFs with the publications and the letters of recommendation. The PDF’s should be titled ‘IH Postdoc + family name applicant’ and ‘IH Postdoc publication 1/2 + family name applicant’.
The search committee will interview shortlisted candidates in the week of 15 January 2018 at Leiden University.


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.

Bourse d’étude – Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue

Bourse d’étude de l’Academia Belgica à Rome, dans le cadre du programme de recherche “I Fiamminghi e l’Italia (XVI-XVII s.)”, financé par le Fond Baillet-Latour.

Titre: “International research project. Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue

Lieu: Academia Belgica, Rome

Dates : 1er février – 30 juin 2018

Date limite de candidature: 20 novembre 2017



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.

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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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