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Syntax and semantics in Paris

Here is the detailed program of the colloquium "Syntax and semantics in Paris": Thursday, November 23, 20179:15-9:50 Registration & coffee9:50-10:10 Welcome10:10-11:10 Regine EckardtVerb-end questions in German: How particles and syntax...

Speaking with the Silent Majority: New Intellectuals in China's Changing Public Sphere

Since the crackdown on the democracy movement of 1989 and the subsequent boost of economic reforms in 1992, a palpable change can be observed in the status and role of the intellectual in China. Whereas, throughout the 20th century, intellectuals...

The fallacy of symmetry, or how Australian Aboriginal people think of kinship differently

Australian cultures have often been used to illustrate the complexities and the formalized nature that human social organization can reach through approaches that underline social symmetry and boundedness. This lecture will...

Technologies of Memory

Sylvie-Anne Goldberg, EHESS-Paris, gave a talk entitled, Yizkor: Communal Memory in the Middle Ages.During the Middle Ages, the Jews of Europe developed memorial techniques that enabled them to overcome the loss of their dead: lists of the...

Capitalism, Welfare State and Intimate Life: Toward a Theory of Human Reproduction in Mature Societies (CAPWELCARE)

Sébastien LECHEVALIER (EHESS), Karen SHIRE (University of Duisburg-Essen), Nathalie MOREL (Sciences Po), Bruno PALIER (Sciences Po), OCHIAI Emiko (Kyoto University), YAN Chengnan (Niigata University), Stéphane HEIM (Kyoto University), OCHIAI Emiko (...

Jesuit Relic Management: Building Spiritual Empire in Asia

Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi)Ines G. Županov, Senior Fellow (directrice de recherche) CNRS and codirector of the CEIAS, is invited as Visiting Professor at the Center for Historical Studies/Center for Advanced Study, Jawaharlal Nehru...

Fixing the world ­‐ Excess, leftovers and innovation

Remainders and the way they are dealt with are a productive social sciences heuristic. Incorporating the subject of waste but seeking to cast a much wider net, this workshop brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, working in a variety...

Gender and Migration: Before, During, and After

Gender is both cause and effect in migration. Gendered migration roles have been constructed by states, labor markets, and the actors themselves.Focusing on the United States and France, two major countries to which immigrants have moved from all...

Environment, Regulation and the Moral Economy of Food in the Slow Food Movement

Valeria Siniscalchi will present a lecture on “Environment, Regulation and the Moral Economy of Food in the Slow Food Movement” (5:30 pm-7pm, Herter 101) in the seminar of Jacqueline Urla "Culture, Politics, and Heritage in Europe » (...

Digital science: dangers and opportunities for the social sciences and humanities

The lectures  illustrate and discuss the opportunities and the dangers inherent in digitizing research in the social sciences and humanities. A discussion of Derrida’s Mal d’Archives and the critique of contemporary...

Abenomics: Has it worked? Will it fail?

Abenomics initially generated high expectations, but the mood has currently shifted to present it as another failed economic experiment. Opinions on Abenomics are however often closed to caricatures. It is thus crucial to provide a critical and...

Translation and symbolic capital: how do intellectual works cross borders (or not?)

Translation plays a major role in the circulation of books in the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). An indicator of international recognition for scholars, it also reflects the power relations between countries. What factors favor or hinder...