Call for Residency : Research grant Chaire Global South(s) at la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France)

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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

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