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This project will undertake the first systematic investigation of the various literary documents that circulated simultaneously in more than one language in Tuscany, and especially Florence, between the mid-13th Century and the beginning of 15th Century. During that period, Florence was both a prominent literary centre in the vernacular, and home to a renewal of classical Latin eloquence. While bo ...
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The project INCAS aims at creating a top-level research and advanced training network on institutional change in Asia, in comparative perspective with Europe. The coordinator, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France), promotes this network together with Oxford University, Freie Universität Berlin, in collaboration with Waseda University (Japan). The partners have chosen Japan as a ref ...
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In contemporary warfare the power to destroy cities exists alongside with the power to built urban places ex nihilo. In the 70s and 80s, various Latin American States forcedly displaced people to villages created as an instrument of counterinsurgency; at the same time massacres and forced disappearances occurred in these regions. How does the simultaneous creation of strategic villages and clandes ...
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The project aims at an in-depth inquiry into a 17th-century unpublished manuscript bearing the translation of Petronius’ Satyricon into Italian. The translation represents a unique document, not only because it is likely to be the first version of Petronius into a modern language, but also because it proves the diffusion of the Satyricon even within the public of popular readers.The Satyricon - co ...
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"DISCONEX investigates two types of text-processing practices by means of which academic researchers are classified in different national and disciplinary fields of the social sciences and humanities (SSH). The research project will produce theoretically informed and empirically grounded insights into the social organization of SSH research. Drawing from constructivist social theory and qualitativ ...
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Aesthetic behaviours and expressive activities carry out a crucial role in human cultural evolution. Aesthetic cognition is important for intersubjective attunement already in early childhood, and attends to cultural emergence and transmission of ideas, practices and norms. However, anthropological scholars haven't ever investigated the cognitive dynamics whereby aesthetic behaviours shape the sym ...
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Reaction-Diffusion Equations, Propagation and Modelling (ReaDi)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2018,

Our goal is to accomplish a leap forward in the knowledge on propagation phenomena in reaction-diffusion equations, in heterogeneous media and/or non standard diffusion, systems as well as non local interactions. This proposal deals both with the general theory of nonlinear PDE’s of elliptic and parabolic type as well as with the development and study of some specific models. These range from ecol ...
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A computational approach to early language bootstrapping (BOOTPHON)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

"During their first year of life, infants become attuned to the phonemes, words and phonological rules of their language, with little or no adult supervision. After 30 years of accumulated experimental results, we are still lacking an account for the puzzling fact that these 3 interdependent components of language are acquired not sequentially, but in parallel. Drawing tools from Machine Learning ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

... to Information and Communication Technologies. Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts (DEMM) is a joint training programme between Charles University in Prague, Queen Mary University of London, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the University of Siena, the Klosterneuburg monastic library. It will equip advanced MA and PhD students in medieval studies with the necessary skills to ...
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My proposal focuses on the uses of Spinoza’s thought in French and German sociological literature from the last three decades of the 19th century up to the end of the First World War. It was in these countries and this period that sociology was progressively institutionalized as an academic discipline. Sociology’s claim for institutional and epistemological autonomy provoked an inevitably tension ...
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Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) is concerned with one of the most dynamic and pioneering research areas at the intersection of the humanities and computer sciences focused on digital scholarly editions. While the digital turn has challenged the theoretical understanding of and the methodological approach to the core research activity in most of the humanities, there ...
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"The strong temporal dynamics of the East African landscape and natural-resource distributions have always encouraged people to innovate and adapt to changing conditions. However, increasing population growth, changes in patterns of land tenure, industrialization, weak systems of governance, and global climate change have exacerbated previously localized environmental problems such as soil erosion ...
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"The aim of the project is to study the ways in which the institutions of the early modern Spanish Empire identified the legitimate heirs of mobile individuals coming from the Iberian peninsula who died suddenly, often without making a will, while they were in the monarchy’s extra-European territories, thousands of kilometres away from their home towns and the places where their heirs lived. In th ...
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My research project aims at contributing to understanding the role played by mass communications in contemporary humanitarian crises, through a comparative study of representations of pain in the history of Western iconography.The main objective is to analyse a corpus of humanitarian communications and identify their models in the history of the iconography of past centuries. Specifically, I inten ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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"Deafness raises profound questions about language acquisition, learning, and thinking including mediation of experiences of the world, self and others and socio-cultural identity and belonging. France has an important place in the history of deaf education. In 1791, two years after the Revolution and as a result of the rights of deaf people being recognized in the constitution, France became the ...
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... raining network on the colonial history of the Atlantic. The coordinator, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), promotes this network together with the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and with Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France). The aim of this proposal of mobility scheme is to give birth to a trans-Atlantic web of faculties and advanced students, specialized in the long- ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2016,

The Participation of EHESS to the Erasmus+ program contributes to strengthen the international dimension of the school: numerous research programs, including scholar mobility are set up throughout the year with international partners. The countries of origin of our students and staff show the international attractiveness of our institution: 45.3% of our students (registered in 2014/2015) come fro ...
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The purpose of this research is analysing the migration of skilled workers from Switzerland and from the State of Milan to Turin in the Eighteenth Century. First of all, it will be necessary to define this particular migration phenomenon and to analyse the mobility of the population in relation to the socio-economic conditions of the country of origin, in order to identify the factors that determi ...
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In Europe and all over the world, genocide and mass violence have been a structural feature of the 20th century. This project aims at questioning the social legacy of mass violence by studying how different societies have coped with the first consequence of mass destruction: the mass production of cadavers. What status and what value have indeed been given to corpses? What political, social or re ...
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This project compares the two cities of Catania and Valencia in order to theorise a new growth model related to industrialisation and maritime traffics between the 19th and 20th centuries. The comparison between similar urban entities represents a fundamental approach in urban historiography. The similarities are many. Both cities expand their port infrastructures and enjoy the transition to indus ...
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"This proposal describes a multi-scale research project investigating the social, cultural and political issues relating to governance and Indigenous Peoples. Recent international mobilization has led to a major shift, culminating in the adoption by the UN of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007. This highly symbolic and moral document is expected to induce changes ...
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In global European cities, youth from immigrant origin who live in disadvantaged areas are disconnected from the networks likely to offer them educational and work opportunities. However, in these poor areas, the negative structural conditions contrast with the capacity of action led by the social networks. We are witnessing the rebirth of localism as a way of condemning the weakening of the Welfa ...
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This research conjugates the history of the Avignon Church and the history of East West relations in the Late Middle Ages, shedding new light on the intellectual debates that developed within the Avignon Curia concerning Greeks, Armenians, Mongols, and Muslims.Despite an increasing scholarly interest in these research areas, studies on the Avignon Papacy have been characterized by an overwhelmingl ...
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This project intends to challenge assumptions of passivity among women of Muslim background and to investigate their participation in European civic and political life. The purpose of the project is to uncover how these women constitute themselves as social actors in the life of the cite. It is based on a comparison between three countries, Britain, France and Spain through in-depth empirical rese ...
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The invention of a diaspora: the case of Arbëresh (Albanian diaspora)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2014,

This project will study the formation of the Arbëresh minority, currently one of the twelve officially recognized linguistic minorities in Italy.This proposal aims to address the problem of identity construction as started by diverse immigrant groups that, notwithstanding their common origin roughly corresponding to present-day Albania, were at first very different from one another in terms of rel ...
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InSOTEC aims at identifying the main socio-political challenges for implementing geological disposal and their interplay with technical challenges. It will furthermore provide the IGD-TP with concrete suggestions on how to address these entangled socio-technical challenges.The biggest challenge today lies in adapting the generic concept of geological disposal to the real world environment (both na ...
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This project compares the experiences of Muslim minorities in three contexts: France, Quebec, and English Canada. The objective is to assess the extent of integration of Muslim minorities in each setting, to identify key similarities and differences, to find the most important reasons for any differences, and to relate findings to previous research and public discourse in each setting. The three ...
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"In this research project I propose an approach to normativity and to the functioning of norms in the coordination of social life that is based upon a theory of normativity as practice. The aim of this project is threefold. Firstly, to show that our understanding of normativity remains utterly opaque as long as we do not take into account the plurality of empirical practices through which normativ ...
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An Environmental History of Haiti (1492-present) (Haiti's environment)

Start date: Jun 7, 2011, End date: Jun 6, 2014,

This project will aim to reinforce the international dimension of the applicant's career and give him the opportunity to be professionally trained in the United States as an Environmental Historian. He will acquire new knowledge and research methods and will return to the EU well-equipped to teach and publish in this relatively new field of study, still under-represented in Europe. The project wil ...
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Perspectival Thoughts and Facts (PETAF)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"PETAF aims to serve as a European research and training platform for joint philosophical research on perspectivalism in thought and language and its consequences for our conception of objective, mind-independent reality. PETAF comprises seven full network partners and five associate partners, four of which from industry. It is to provide seven Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with the skills necess ...
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The hybrid syntactic typology of Sinitic languages (SINOTYPE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

This project proposes to carry out the first large scale investigation into the typology of Sinitic or Chinese languages, broadening its horizons beyond Standard Mandarin to consider the major parameters in the grammatical makeup of this language taxon with respect to the neighbouring language families of East and Southeast Asia. The principal objective is to examine and seek explanations for th ...
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Towards a critical moral anthropology (MORALS)

Start date: Jul 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Consubstantial to the founding project of social sciences, moral issues have been eclipsed for a long time in sociological and anthropological research. Without neglecting recent efforts of social scientists to readdress them, my intention is to take up this repressed ambition by laying the foundations of a critical moral anthropology. The crucial importance of morals in everyday life as well as i ...
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Islam in the Making of a European Public Sphere (Europublicislam)

Start date: Dec 1, 2008, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

During the last three decades, Islam has gained visibility in European public spheres through new religious symbols, but as well as new public figures, men and women, pious and secular who carry Islam in European public life. Islamic entry in the public sphere, and the claims for religious visibility provoke a series of debates on gender equality, freedom of expression and cultural (civilisational ...
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With this fellowship proposal I intend to explore the cultural context of the city of Paris in the first half of the 20th century, through the analysis of a specific cultural object: the advertising poster. My research will look at these posters as “social events” that create new historical identities through a communicative and symbolic efficacy. In this way I analyze these images as a real sourc ...
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There are only a handful of known examples in all of world history in which female rule has been institutionalized in the sense that a line of consecutive, or near consecutive, women rulers have exercised formal authority over an independent or semi-independent state and where female rule seems to have been widely accepted by contemporary society as being the “normal” or desirable order of things. ...
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"The Society of Jesus was the link between Europe and the Far East. This was possible thanks to the elaboration of an entirely new model of evangelization based on the assumption that cultural differences were to be “ironed out” in favor of similarities that allowed the Jesuits to enter, like a Trojan horse, the alien culture: this model was called accommodatio. The second step of this strategy wa ...
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"The aim of the project is to investigate the changes in the political conceptual paradigm of the 13th and 14th century European Western culture. The research will focus, in particular, on the influence of national languages (vernaculars) in political theory, the meaning of the learned bilingualism of Latin and the use of vernaculars, translations, as well as new political genres, which radically ...
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SENSITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND EUROPEAN PUBLIC ETHICS (STEPE)

Start date: May 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

"This proposal is to establish a Consortium to provide academic input into the planned Eurobarometer Survey on the Life Sciences and Sensitive Technologies in 2008. It is also intended to add value to the survey and thereby enhance its impact and policy relevance with extensions of a conceptual, contextual and a methodological nature. First, we introduce the concept ‘public ethics’, moving beyond ...
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