International Winter Academy on History and Identity

Deadline: 10 July 2015
Open to: doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the fields of History, Political Science, Literature, Arts, Cultural Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology
Venue: 2 – 12 December, Berlin, Germany

Description

The Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the fields of History, Political Science, Literature, Arts, Cultural Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology to apply for an international Winter Academy that will be convened from 2 — 12 December 2015 in Berlin titled: “Beyond History and Identity: New Perspectives on Aesthetics, Politics, and Society in Eastern Europe”. The Winter Academy will gather up to 21 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries and academic backgrounds to present and discuss their current research in an international and multi-disciplinary context. The Academy is designed to support scholarly networks and contribute to closer ties among research activities in and outside of Europe. The program will focus on the following themes:

  • Aesthetics and politics;
  • Fragmentation and violence;
  • Translation and (un)translatability.

The Winter Academy promotes intensive peer-to-peer debates and encourages new perspectives grown from debates in small discussion groups. Participants take active part in contributing to the program structure and content. They present their individual research, co-design thematic discussion groups and are involved in organization of workshops. While most of the intensive work is conducted in intense small-group atmosphere, the Winter Academy also presents its work to the public through general lectures and open panel discussions.

Eligibility

The program targets doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the fields of History, Political Science, Literature, Arts, Cultural Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology who wish to present their ongoing projects in a comparative perspective.

Costs

Successful applicants will receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation.

How to apply?

The deadline for application is 10 July 2015. The application should likewise be in English and consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A three- to five-page outline of the project the applicant is currently working on, with a brief introductory summary thereof;
  • A suggestion of two readings relevant for the Winter Academy that you would like to discuss with other participants (please provide bibliographical data only, no copies required);
  • The names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).

Please send your application as one pdf file by email to: [email protected]

For more information please follow the official website and the Call for Applications.

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