02.10.2020 Extended Deadline: MECAM-Fellowships for the IFG “Aesthetics & Cultural Practice”

MECAM invites researchers at all career stages with a disciplinary background from the fields of literature, theatre and media studies as well as cultural studies to apply for five short-term fellowships for the period from April to July 2021. The call for application has been extended until 15 October.

How do aesthetic forms and cultural practices influence the process by which models and imaginations of the future are (re-)negotiated in the Maghreb? How do they reflect disparities? And vice-versa, what influence do societal transformations have on aesthetic and cultural practices?

In the context of these questions, MECAM invites applications for its first Interdisciplinary Fellow Group (IFG) "Aesthetics & Cultural Practice". MECAM invites researchers at all career stages with a disciplinary background from the fields of literature, theatre and media studies as well as cultural studies to apply for five short-term fellowships for the period from April to July 2021.

The Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) will be established this year at the Université de Tunis/Tunisia to strengthen cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences in and across the Maghreb, the Middle East, and Europe. MECAM is a joint endeavour of a consortium of renowned Tunisian and German research institutions: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Université de Tunis, Universität Leipzig, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Forum Transregionale Studien, Institut Tunisien des Études Stratégiques (ITES), University of Sfax/Tunisia. MECAM is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – the Université de Tunis offers complementary resources. MECAM’s overall theme “Imagining Futures: Dealing with Disparity” is guiding MECAM’s research agenda on questions of Aesthetics & Cultural Practice, Inequality & Mobility, Memory & Justice, Resources & Sustainability, and Identities & Beliefs that constitute the core issues of MECAM’s five thematic research clusters and Interdiciplinary Fellow Groups (IFG).

Extended Deadline:  15 October 2020; 24.00h CET.

Please find the Call for Applications HERE

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