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MERIDIAN AND NEH Cfp: Global Humanities Symposium on Cultural DiplomacyThe Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy and the National Endowment for the Humanities invite proposals for the 2022 Global Humanities Symposium: Engaging in Cultural Diplomacy. The symposium will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Washington, DC, on Meridian International Center’s historic campus. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Engage”. We welcome submissions related to the following topics: material culture, music diplomacy, and visual art diplomacy. Select papers presented during the symposium will be published in an edited volume. The deadline for proposal submission is May 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.


Public Lecture by Achille Mbembe as part of the international conference 'Utopia and Migration'- This lecture will be given on March 27th, as part of the international conference 'Utopia and Migration: Renewing the Imagination of Borders in the 21st c' https://www.facebook.com/events/410630419956999

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Pierre du Bois Doctoral Workshop 2022 'Histories of Capitalism in Europe and the World', 29-30 September 2022 -  The history of the modern world is inherently connected with the history of capitalism. Originating from mercantilist ideas in Europe, capitalism has been theorised by political economists since at least the 16th century, and the study of its theory and practice has undergirded explanations of fundamental world events and processes. Conceived as a market system geared towards accumulation of profit, capitalism has been widely studied across disciplines as central to the functioning of modern societies. Nonetheless, the study of capitalism has long been the prerogative of scholars who identified as philosophers, economists, political scientists, among others. In history, capitalism came to form the core of the study of modern state formation, colonialism and imperialism, industrialization, trade, or globalisation and commodities. 

Historiographical debates exploring ‘why the West industrialized before the East’ informs research in Economic history until today. In the last 20 years, macro and structural methods to the histories of capitalism, which were linear in their approach, have been complemented by microhistories of capitalism, that is, studies of specific commodities, individuals, and ideas in a global and transnational context. More recently, the 2008 global financial crisis reignited ever more interest for the economic past, bringing to the forefront debates over the role of the state as a financial player and an alternative source of capitalisation of development compared to that of private financial markets. Given the dynamism of capitalism as an effective analytical tool of research, its study holds significance not only to scholars, but also for policy makers and development practitioners in the world today

BANDUNG-BELGRADE-HAVANA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE  What Dreams, What Challenges, What Projects for a Global Future?, 20-27.10.2022.

The world that we inherited today is still fraught with global injustice, inequality and violence.
Our common dream of a new world civilization based on social justice, equality, harmony, and prosperity, has yet to become a reality.
Global injustice and inequality are clearly on display before us. When the rich nations, which comprise a mere 20 percent of the world’s population, consume 70 percent of the world resources, then global injustice becomes real.
When hundreds of people in the northern hemisphere enjoy the lives of super rich, while more than 1.2 billion people in the southern hemisphere struggle with less than 2 dollars per day, then global injustice becomes more visible before eyes.
When a group of rich countries think that they could change the world by the use of force, the global inequality clearly brings about misery, of which the United Nations looks helpless. The use of unilateral force without a clear UN mandate, as we have witnessed, has undermined the existence of our common world body. Therefore, we, the nations of Asia and Africa, demands the UN reform, so that it could function better, as a world body that puts justice for all of us before anything else....
(The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Opening Statement, The Asian-African Summit 2015, Jakarta, 22 April 2015)
PARTICIPANTS - The conference encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences...) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements...) as well as artists, writers, journalists and activists of social and solidarity movements, based in diverse geographical areas (North, South, East, West, Central AFRICA; North, Central, South AMERICA; the CARIBBEAN; AUSTRALIA; North, East, West, Central, South and Southeast ASIA; Central, Eastern, Southern, Northern, Western EUROPE; RUSSIA, PACIFIC, OCEANIA...).
CONFERENCE ITINERARY - The conference is to take place successively in four localities, which have special meanings in Indonesian liberation movement and special relations with Soekarno: Jakarta-Bandung-Surabaya-Bali.
General information: https://bandungspirit.org/
Address for abstract submission: https://forms.gle/aWVKdMkDWgAf8LMYA
Contact Info: Darwis Khudori, Faculty of International Affairs, University Le Havre Normandy, France

Contact Email: secretariat-bbh@e-group.bandungspirit.org
URL: https://bandungspirit.org/