Call for Residency : Research grant Chaire Global South(s) at la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France)
For the second year in a row, Villa Vassilieff and the Collège d’études mondiales / Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme are launching a call for applications for a research residency dedicated to Non-Western based researchers in the humanities and social sciences.
The researcher will work both in connection with the Global South(s) research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales within Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and with the team at Villa Vassilieff. The research project proposals will have to relate to the topics of the Collège d’études mondiales and to one of the following themes developed by the Chair Global South(s) held by Pr. Françoise Vergès:
Study the circulation of ideas and models of artistic and cultural production between Europe and the world.
Study within a critical perspective the different modes of representation of the "other".
In 2018 the organisers are looking to raise the issue of artistic production in difficult conditions, such as conflict, migration, political censorship as well as natural disasters ... They will favour research projects questioning the role of art as a tool for mediation, reflection or action in situations of crisis.
Three areas of research will be particularly concerned: Feminist approaches and gender studies ; Decolonial issues ; Climate change and natural disasters.
Villa Vassilieff covers travel costs for the researcher and the Collège d’études mondiales provides a 2 700 euros grant for a 4 weeks research. Villa Vassilieff will fund the travel costs for the researcher.
The resident has access to the rich network of academic and artistic institutions built by Villa Vassilieff and Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, and will be offered a customized guidance through meetings with researchers and art professionals. The resident will also benefit from the various research programs developed by Villa Vassilieff with museums, public and private archives, universities - such as the inter-university network Usages des Patrimoines Numérisés, of which Villa Vassilieff has an active role - or art schools; those programs focus on rarely explored ressources. Residents will be invited to contribute to the Collège d’études mondiales and Villa Vassilieff respective events programs.
The researcher will commit to participate in activities organized by the Global South(s)research chair and Villa Vassilieff in relation to their research. Disciplines concerned: philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, global history, theory and history of art.
Deadline: 2 January 2018