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10/15/2017

The integration of North Africa to the islamic world

Call for papers open until October 15,2017 for this international conference organizes by the Pasts in the Present cluster (Université Paris Nanterre) and the UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée.

This conference is organized as part of the project "Memories of the Arab conquest of North Africa", in the frame of the cluster Pasts in the Present.

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10/01/2017

Notions of Universality in Universal Museums

Call for papers open for a symposium that will be held on November 18th, 2017 at the Musée des Arts et Métiers. The symposium is organized as part of the project "Universal histories, universal museums". Deadline : October 1st, 2017

This conference will explore contemporary definitions of ‘universal’ histories and ‘universal’ museums, and comparisons between them. It draws on the research of the AHRC ‘Care for the Future’ and Labex Past in the Present project ‘Universal Histories and Universal Museums’.

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09/14/2017

A photographer in a museum

Visit the exhibition "A photographer in a museum: Serge Oboukhoff’s views on the collections of the Cabinet of Medals at the French National Library (BnF)" until October 15th, 2017, in the hallway of the Max Weber building, at the university Paris Nanterre.

This photography exhibition presents several aspects of the work executed by Serge Oboukhoff within the program Digital corpus of archeological objects of mythological iconography from the BnF’s department of Coins, medals, and antiques.

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07/04/2017

Digital issues for scholarly and cultural mediations of the past

Edited by Brigitte Juanals and Jean-Luc Minel, this book is published by les Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre in the collection collection "Les passés dans le présent".

This book is the result of a conference involving scholars, curators, engineers from many research units and heritage institutions.

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06/17/2017

The project Achemenet joins the cluster The Pasts in the Present

From June 16, 2017, the project Achemenet, which was already mentioned in the initial research program of the cluster Pasts in the Present, becomes officially part of it.

Created in 1999 by Pierre Briant, professor at the Collège de France, Achemenet.com is a web potal conceived as a place for discussion between specialists of the Achaemenid Persan Empire and a gathering of the existing documentation. Hosted until 2012 by the Collège de France, and then, by the Department of Oriental Antiquities of Le Louvre from September 2012 to December 2016, it is now curated by the research team ArScAn-HAROC (UMR7041), located at the MAE on the campus of the Université Paris Nanterre. A 16-member advisory board assists the project leaders, Pierre Briant and Damien Agut (CNRS). From June 16, 2017, the project Achemenet, which was already mentioned in the initial research program of the cluster Pasts in the Present, becomes officially part of it.

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