Call for papers

The restructuring of the rural territory through the foundation of new villages, as an engine of urban economic development (Middle Ages-Early Modern Period)


Introducing the topic
An Italian scholar of the Medieval settlements wrote that establishing new settlements and new communities is a creative and complex initiative "with an eminently political content", even when it is possible to recognize economic reasons or, less frequently, military ones.
We should not be surprised - continues the scholar - if the attention to the topic has been constant and has been highly interesting for historians, archaeologists, historians of architecture and urbanists, generating also a progressive integration of the dierent knowledge.

Roberto Leggero (USI, CH), Mirella Montanari (CRISM, I), Marta Villa (UNITN DSRS, I)

Forest clearing and land reclamation: between ownership rights and resource management, 10th – 20th century

01.02.2019 - 14:40

The concepts of forest clearing and land reclamation have been a constant in the history of farming, and have crucially contributed to the transformation of Europe’s countryside. Centuries ago, our ancestors began the practice of clearing forests and draining the land, major works undertaken to increase the surface areas of arable land for farming production, to meet the demand for food and to promote more intensive practices of land use. These interventions have often called into question the existing forms of land appropriation and ownership systems.

Luigi Lorenzetti, USI-Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi (CH-Mendrisio)

Alpine vernacular architecture and the so-called pastoral revolution


For a long time, the rural architecture of the upper valleys of the Alps has been perceived through a single glass: are the buildings made out of wood (the so-called chalet) or out of stone? This difference in the building materials was the main point of focalisation for researchers since the early XXth century, starting with the work of Jakob Hunziker for whom it was an indication of the linguistical affiliation of the populations (German versus Romance), to which Richard Weiss answered with his explanation phrased out in terms of ecological determinations.

Emmanuel Désveaux (EHESS, Paris), Luigi Lorenzetti (Università della Svizzera italiana, LabiSAlp)

CfP: Le défi de l’interdisciplinarité : le règlement alternatif des conflits


Séminaire interdisciplinaire organisé dans le cadre du programme doctoral en droit de la CUSO

Délai de soumission des abstracts : 15 janvier 2019 à

Conférence Universitaire de suisse occidentale

CfP: 3rd National Conference of the Italian Association of Public History

Santa Maria Capua Vetere

The Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) announces the 3rd National Public History Conference at the Department of Letters and Cultural Heritage, University of Campania Vanvitelli (Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta) from the 24th to the 28th of June 2019.

Italian Organisation of Public History

CfP: Santé de genre et masculinités : perspectives historiques (post)-coloniales


1 mars 2019, Université de Genève.

Maison de l’histoire, Université de Genève ; Francesca Arena (Université de Genève) ; Mathieu Arminjon (Haute École de Santé Vaud) ; Camille Bajeux (Études genre, Université de Genève) ; et al.

CfP: Steuern und Ungleichheit

31.01.2019 - 14:00

Ob mittelalterliche Steuerrödel, frühneuzeitliche Vermögenskataster oder moderne Steuerstatistiken: die Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte hat sich wiederholt solcher Daten bedient, um Erkenntnisse über gesellschaftliche Schichtung, Wohlstandsverteilung und Macht zu gewinnen. Neuerdings wird sie darin durch SozialwissenschaftlerInnen mit hoher medialer Ausstrahlungskraft und attraktiven historischen Interpretationsangeboten konkurrenziert. Welche Erkenntnisse über historische Ungleichheit lassen sich aus Steuer- und Abgabedaten ziehen? Lassen sich Steuerreformen historisch evaluieren?

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

Seeking Presenters for a Session at ESEH 2019 - The Troubled Ecological Boundaries of a Deindustrialized World

21.08.2019 - 09:05

European Society for Environmnetal History (ESEH) Conference – Tallinn 21-25.8.2019

« Boundaries In/Of Environmental History »

Call for Papers – Session proposal

The Troubled Ecological Boundaries of a Deindustrialized World

Session proposed and coordinated by Renaud Bécot (LARHRA, UMR5190 – Lyon, France) and Alexandre Elsig (Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique, Berne)

Renaud Bécot (LARHRA Lyon) and Alexandre Elsig (FNS Berne)

CfP: Logiques de l’inventaire : classer des archives, des livres, des objets (Moyen Âge- XIXe siècle)


Les propositions de communication en anglais ou en français (environ ½ page, maximum
une page) doivent être envoyées au plus tard le 20 décembre 2018 à ou

Université de Genève, Global Studies Institute

CfP: Genre et médias francophones dans l’Europe des années 1940 et 1950


Le colloque international "Genre et médias francophones dans l’Europe des années 1940 et 1950" se déroulera à Lausanne du 20 au 22 mars 2019.

Section d’histoire et d’esthétique du cinéma, Université de Lausanne


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