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Europäische Zeiten/European Times: A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe | Scholarship

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Europa-Universität Viadrina, Universität Potsdam

Disciplines

Anthropology Art history Communication studies Cultural studies Ethnology Film studies Gender studies History International relations Jewish studies Linguistics Literary studies Media studies Other Philosophy Political science Religious studies Slavic studies Sociology Theatre studies Translation studies

Description

The European University Viadrina and the University of Potsdam invite scholars to apply for a three- month Visiting Fellowship in 2022 within the framework of the project “European Times – A transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe”.

Location: Frankfurt (Oder) or Potsdam

Closing date: February 15, 2022

Background of the project

"Europäische Zeiten/European Times - A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe (EUTIM)" is a joint project of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the University of Potsdam and the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. It deals with narratives of time and space at the edges of Europe. Based on experiences in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, concepts such as "old"/"new" and "East"/"West" are analysed with their temporal demarcations and localisations. Cultural phenomena of non-simultaneity are examined with regard to dynamics of de-Europeanisation and Europeanisation.

Research focus

In 2022, the EUTIM project will focus on "Small Literatures". The research work puts the spotlight on the influences of concepts of modernisation on small literatures, in which we observe processes of adoption, modification and reshaping of aesthetics and stylistic procedures from empires and discourse-setting cultures. In addition, accelerated and slowed-down dynamics of interweaving processes between different European cultures and literatures will be examined and reflected as modi of non-simultaneity.

Visiting Fellowship

The fellowship is open to postdoctoral scholars from all fields of social sciences and humanities who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the theoretical concept of non- simultaneity in (Eastern) Europe in historical and contemporary perspective and takes special account of small literatures and social and literary interweaving dynamics. Applications by junior scholars from Eastern and Central Europe are particularly encouraged. The successful applicant will be Fellow either at European University Viadrina or at the University of Potsdam. The three-month fellowship can start at any time between July and September 2022. The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of 2,000 €. Return travel costs from the place of residence to the place of fellowship will be reimbursed. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing etc. will be provided, if necessary. During the stay, the fellow will be affiliated organizationally either with the Chair of East European Literatures at the European University Viadrina or with the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University of Potsdam. The fellow is obliged to work in Frankfurt (Oder) or Potsdam and take part in the annual conference von EUTIM (14. – 16. September 2022) and one publication related to the EUTIM research focus. The working languages of “European Times” are English and German.

Application Procedure

An application should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A project description (no longer than 5 pages), stating what the scholar will work on in Frankfurt (Oder) or Potsdam if granted a fellowship
  • A sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or
  • dissertation chapter)
  • The names of two researchers who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required)
  • Location, where the fellowship will be carried out (Frankfurt (Oder) or Potsdam)

For further questions, please contact the coordinator of the project Claudia Dathe per email: dathe@europa-uni.de

The application should be submitted as one PDF file in English or German and should be sent per email by February 15, 2022, to: dathe@europa-uni.de

“European Times” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. For further information about the project please refer to EUTIM - Projekt • Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät • Europa-Universität Viadrina / EUV.

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