mercredi 22 mars 2017

Engendering the Overman (J. Boulding)

Thesis Project Seminar (M.A.)

Jaqueline Boulding

Engendering the Overman: On Woman and Nihilism in Nietzsche

Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

University of Ottawa
Simard Hall
Room 125

Supervisors:    Sophie Bourgault
                      Sophie Rietti
Committee:     Jeffrey Reid
                      Kathryn Trevenen
President:       Hilliard Aronovitch

jeudi 26 janvier 2017

Meaning as a Normative Stance (A. Petit)

Thesis Project Seminar (M.A.)

Arnaud Petit

Meaning as a Normative Stance

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

University of Ottawa
Simard Hall
Room 129

Supervisor:     Patrice Philie
Committee:     Vincent Bergeron
                      Nigel DeSouza
President:       Catherine Collobert

mardi 24 janvier 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at Ghent University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at Ghent University -- deadline 25 Feb

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. The successful candidate will participate in the project “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation, 1710-1920”, funded by an ERC Starting Grant and directed by Prof. dr. Marianne Van Remoortel. This project aims to map the transnational networks of intellectual and textual exchange through which women editors of periodicals impacted social and cultural life in early-eighteenth- to early-twentieth-century Europe.

Job description
You participate in the project as a team member and will work on the digital component of the project. Your main responsibility will be the project’s nodegoat database, which currently contains data on over 1400 women editors and their periodicals. You will enrich the database with textual data and provide a transnational network perspective, using digital research methods to unearth, explore and visualize connections among editors and periodicals across national and language boundaries. In addition, you will further develop our online Database of European Women Editors and work with various stakeholders to ensure that the database is fully in line with Linked Open Data best practices.

You hold a doctoral degree in literature, history or another field of the humanities or social sciences, and have a clear interest in literary, cultural and/or social history. Experience in women’s history would be considered a plus.
You have demonstrable knowledge and skills in data mining, data visualization and social network analysis. Knowledge of Research Data Management would be considered a plus.
You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of other modern European languages would be considered a plus.
You have an aptitude for original and creative work, independently as well as in a team.

Conditions of employment
This fully-funded full-time postdoctoral fellowship is offered for a period of three years. The starting date is 1 June 2017 at the latest.

How to apply?
Submit your application via email to by 25 February 2017. Further information about the project and/or position can also be obtained at this address.
Applications should include
  • a cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the project and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • a current CV
  • transcripts of your qualifications to date
  • a writing sample
  • a link to a website showcasing your experience with relevant digital research methods
  • names and full contact details of two referees

vendredi 13 janvier 2017

Le Rôle de l'altérité dans la constitution du sujet (M. Brunet-Fontaine)

Soutenance de thèse (M.A.)

Maud Brunet-Fontaine

Le Rôle de l'altérité dans la constitution du sujet: deux modes du rapport à l'autre dans l'oeuvre de Denis Diderot

Source : Wikipédia

Vendredi, 20 janvier 2017

Université d'Ottawa
Pavillon Simard
Salle 125

Directeur:       Mitia Rioux-Beaulne
Examinateurs: Nigel DeSouza
                      Daniel Tanguay
Président:       Sophie Rietti

lundi 9 janvier 2017

Phenomenology of the Cultural Other (H. Andishan)

Thesis Project Seminar (Ph.D.)

Hamid Andishan

Phenomenology of the Cultural Other

Monday, January 9th, 2017

University of Ottawa
Simard Hall
Room 125

Supervisor:     Sonia Sikka
Committee:     Denis Dumas
                      Jeffrey Reid
                      Daniel Tanguay
President:       Antoine Côté

mardi 29 novembre 2016

Fellowships at Descartes Centre

The Descartes Centre at Utrecht University offers fellowships to promote intellectual exchange and collaboration in the history and/or the philosophy of the sciences and the humanities.
Two kinds of fellowships:
  • A Junior Fellow conducts research at Utrecht University and/or at Dutch museums or archives, and presents the results of their work at one of the colloquia of the Descartes Centre.
  • A Senior Fellow not only conducts research but also contributes actively to the Descartes Centre by means of public lectures, research seminars and/or teaching.
Candidates should have a clear affinity with the history or the philosophy of the sciences and the humanities, as shown by their list of publications and research proposal. Furthermore, the application should demonstrate an existing or potential collaboration with one or more members of the Descartes Centre, a collaboration that is supported by a corresponding letter of recommendation.
Fellows are expected to participate in the activities of the Descartes Centre whenever possible. The start and end date of a fellowship should make such involvement practically feasible.
Fellowships are available for up to three months.
Senior Fellows can have their costs (housing etc.) compensated for with a maximum of €2500 per month; for Junior Fellows the maximum compensation is €1500. The permanent home address of the fellow should be outside of the Netherlands.


Candidates are invited to supply the Descartes Centre with:
  • a completed application form
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications (no longer than 2 pages)
  • a research proposal of 750 words max.
  • Senior Fellows: an outline of the public lecture(s), research seminar(s) or other teaching activities that they propose to engage in while residing in Utrecht
  • a letter of recommendation by at least one of the members of the Descartes Centre
Deadlines for application: 1 March and 1 September.

Please submit your application via email to: