MOOC on Racism and Antisemitism

This just came to my attention. I’m publishing the notice in French because the course will be in French, so if you can’t read this, you probably can’t benefit from the course. 

Le racisme et l’antisémitisme

Un Mooc pour réfléchir à l’action antiraciste
offered by FMSH: fondation maison des sciences de l’homme

Le racisme et l’antisémitisme sont des notions sujettes à bien des interprétations, analyses et discours. Elles nous sont familières, mais les difficultés surgissent dès qu’il s’agit de les définir avec précision.

Ce Mooc propose d’abord un état des lieux, d’une part historique, et d’autre part consacré à l’actualité de ces phénomènes, avant de réfléchir à l’action antiraciste.

Dans quelle mesure le racisme et l’antisémitisme sont-ils indissociables des mutations de nos sociétés occidentales ? Comment les crises politiques et économiques, la fracture sociale et la fragmentation culturelle ou encore l’hypermédiatisation influencent-elles l’évolution de ces phénomènes ? Quel type d’actions peut-on entreprendre pour lutter ?

Original, ce Mooc repose en majorité sur des entretiens initiés et conduits par le sociologue Michel Wieviorka. Ces entretiens donnent de l’épaisseur, de la vitalité et un certain dynamisme à la réflexion sur ces questions très délicates. Dans ce cadre, les intervenants sont en position de préciser leur pensée à travers le dialogue et non pas seulement de délivrer un savoir. Le public a de son côté, la possibilité d’entrer dans leur réflexion et d’observer leur cheminement intellectuel.

Les plus grands spécialistes français et internationaux ont été sollicités pour discuter des expressions et des formes que peuvent prendre le racisme et l’antisémitisme, mais aussi pour parler des doctrines et théories qui en sont le socle. L’action antiraciste est également au cœur des questionnements de ce Mooc, son développement et son renforcement par la connaissance en sont un des objectifs principaux.

Format
Ce Mooc se construit en 5 semaines thématiques. Chaque semaine est composée de vidéos et d’un module complémentaire (infographies, images d’archives, extraits de films documentaires, documents sonores, graphiques etc.) qui permettra d’aller plus loin dans la réflexion. A la fin de chaque semaine, vous pourrez tester vos connaissances.

Prérequis
Ce Mooc ne nécessite aucun prérequis spécifique, il est adapté et ouvert à tout public désireux d’élargir ses questionnements et de renforcer ses connaissances sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme. Il vise néanmoins plus particulièrement à former des éducateurs exerçant au sein de l’enseignement supérieur et de recherche. Les référents « racisme et antisémitisme », récemment désignés dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche, et caractérisés par une grande variété de profils (enseignants-chercheurs, responsables de ressources humaines, responsables vie étudiante, directeur à la formation et à la pédagogie, etc.), sont également tout particulièrement concernés par cette formation.

Toute personne intéressée par la thématique pourra aussi y trouver des ressources et des informations pour enrichir ses connaissances.

Informations pratiques
Fin d’inscription : 22 avr 2017 | Début du Cours : 15 mar 2017 | Fin du cours : 23 avr 2017 | Effort estimé : 3 h/semaine | Langue : Français

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Ce Mooc a été réalisé par FMSH-Production et se trouve en ligne sur la plateforme Fun mooc


L’enseignant
Michel Wieviorka est connu à l’échelle internationale pour ses ouvrages sur la violence et le terrorisme, mais aussi sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme, dont certains sont traduits en plusieurs langues. Il a dirigé de vastes enquêtes ayant abouti notamment à ses livres sur La France raciste (éd. du Seuil, 1992), ou sur La tentation antisémite (éd. Robert Laffont, 2005), et il a publié aussi bien des ouvrages théoriques sur ces thèmes (notamment : L’espace du racisme, éd. du seuil, 1991) que des synthèses destinées à un plus vaste public (Le racisme, une introduction, La Découverte, L’antisémitisme expliqué aux jeunes, éd. du Seuil, 2014). Docteur d’Etat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines, directeur d’études à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, il est le Président du directoire de la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). Il a été directeur du Centre d’analyse et d’intervention sociologiques (CADIS, EHESS-CNRS) entre 1993 et 2009.

Les intervenants

  • Etienne Balibar : philosophe, professeur émérite de l’université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense, professeur associé à l’Université de Kingston (Londres) et Visiting Professor à l’université Columbia (New York).
  • Philippe Bataille : sociologue, directeur d’études à l’EHESS. Membre du Centre d’éthique clinique de l’hôpital Cochin.
  • Gwénaële Calvès : professeur de droit public à l’université de Cergy-Pontoise, spécialiste du droit français et européen de la non-discrimination.
  • Jean-Yves Camus : politologue, chercheur associé à l’IRIS, spécialiste des nationalismes et extrémismes en Europe. Directeur de l’Observatoire des Radicalités Politiques (ORAP), Fondation Jean Jaurès.
  • Teun Van Dijk : linguiste néerlandais, spécialiste de l’analyse critique du discours, professeur à l’Université Pompeu Fabra de Barcelone.
  • Pierre Haski : journaliste et chroniqueur international, Cofondateur de Rue89.
  • Joël Kotek : historien et politologue. Professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et chargé de cours à l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
  • Hervé Le Bras : directeur d’études à l’EHESS, directeur de recherches émérite à l’INED.
  • Nonna Mayer : directrice de recherche émérite au CNRS, rattachée au Centre d’études européennes de Sciences Po, membre de la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme.
  • Edgar Morin : sociologue et philosophe, Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS
  • Pap N’Diaye : professeur des universités à l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Histoire nord-américaine) et directeur du département d’histoire de Science Po Paris.
  • Gérard Noiriel : directeur d’études à l’EHESS. Il conduit des recherches sur la sociohistoire de l’État-nation et de l’immigration.
  • Odile Quintin : ancienne Directrice Générale de l’Emploi et des Affaires Sociales, et de l’Education, la Jeunesse et la Culture de la Commission Européenne. Professeur à ESCP Europe et Présidente du Cercle Erasmus.
  • Andrea Rea : sociologue, professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Directeur du Groupe d’étude sur l’Ethnicité, le Racisme, les Migrations et l’Exclusion (le GERME).
  • Daniel Sabbagh : directeur de recherche à Sciences Po (CERI), co-animateur du groupe de recherche “Politiques antidiscirminatoires” et membre du comité de direction de l’Alliance de Recherche sur les Discriminations (ARDIS)
  • Jacques Sémelin : professeur à Sciences Po Paris et directeur de recherche au CNRS affecté au CERI.
  • Zeev Sternhell : historien et penseur politique israélien, titulaire de la chaire Léon-Blum de science politique à l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem.
  • Lilian Thuram : membre du Haut Conseil à l’intégration, fondateur de la Fondation Lilian Thuram-Éducation contre le racisme. Footballeur international français à la retraite.

FMSH DEA Programme (France)

Associate Research Directors (DEA), France
Deadline : June 6th, 2016

Created in 1975 upon the initiative of Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme. It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one month to six weeks and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements
The programme is intended solely for professors and senior researchers with a PhD, or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research.
Applicants must be no older than 65 at the time of their stay.

Benefits
An allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline
Applications must be submitted online the latest June 6th 2016.

Content of the application
A curriculum vitae (with date of birth)
A list of scientific publications
A research project of 4-5 pages with the dates of stay, and a bibliography
A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome

Applications should be sent via our online platform.

Once on the platform, in your online application for DEA, please select for the year of the call: 2017 and for the session of the call: Avril-Juin 2016.

For further information or if you encounter difficulties, contact us via email.

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of October 2016.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2017.

CFP Transatlantic Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of digital humanities – Call 2016
Deadline : 16 May 2016

The Fondation Maison des Science de l’Homme has published the third call of its grant program in digital humanities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FMSH will co-finance transatlantic collaborative projects in the field of the digital humanities.

To strengthen its activity in the broad sphere of Digital Humanities, the FMSH seeks at present to implement a new international program of “digital philology”. To date, funded interactions in this area have been limited to exchanges within Europe. The purpose of this proposal is to create a formal organizational and funding structure for collaboration between the US and Europe in “digital literary studies”. For too long, Europe’s major projects in the digital humanities have been on a different track, as it were, from American projects. The present initiative is intended to help US and European researchers work together in an entirely new way in the field of digital literary studies, to share knowledge and methods, disseminate common practices and tools, and publicize their works.

The Program will support only research projects whose goal is to set up or to strengthen collaborations between US and European universities. It will co-finance up to 80% of the total cost of the research project per year.

Deadlines:
Applications due –  16 May 2016
Notification given – September 2016
Grant period commences – October 2016

Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH.  Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form

Associate Research Directors (France)

Associate Research Directors (DEA) | Second call for proposals 2016
Deadline : November 9th, 2015

Created in 1975 upon the initiative of Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme. It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one month to six weeks and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements
The programme is intended solely for professors and senior researchers with a PhD, or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research.
Applicants must be no older than 65 at the time of their stay.

Benefits
An allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline
Applications must be sent before November 9th 2015.

Content of the application
• A curriculum vitae (with date of birth)
• A list of scientific publications
• A research project (4-5 pages) with the dates of stay, and a bibliography
• A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome
• Applications should be sent via our online platform

Once on the platform, in your online application for DEA, please select for the year of the call : 2016 and for the session of the call : November 2015.

For further information or if you encounter difficulties, contact candidatures.dea@msh-paris.fr

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of March 2016.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2016.

CFP Research Visits to France

Associate Research Directors (DEA) | Call for proposals 2015
Deadline: Applications must be sent before November 30th of 2014

Created in 1975 upon the initiative de Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme. It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one or two months and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements
The programme is intended solely for experienced scientists with a PhD or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research. Applicants must be no older than 68 at the time of their stay.

Benefits
A monthly allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline
Applications must be sent before November 30th of 2014.

Content of the application
*A curriculum vitae
*A list of scientific publications
*A research project (4 pages minimum) and a bibliography
*A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome

Applications should be sent to the head of programme, Dominique Richard.

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of January 2015.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2015.

IFER Fellowships to France

This programme is open to applicants from all countries, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France.

These post-doctoral research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution. Applicant’s projects should match the areas of research of these institutions.

All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged.

Candidates can apply to general fellowships and specific fellowships, offered by several research institutions and “Laboratories of excellence” (Labex) who are partners of the programme.

Online application platform is open from September 1 until September 30, 2014.
Deadline for submission : September 30, 2014.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form soon available

Please read carefully the eligibility criteria and the application procedure before applying online.

Go to the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme for details and application.

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Fernand Braudel fellowships to France

Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowships
Call for applications March 2014

Fernand Braudel-IFER (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) Programme supported by the European Commission (Marie Curie Action Programme – COFUND – FP7). The Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme and the partners of the programme offer postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for a period of nine months.

Programme

This programme is open to applicants from all countries, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France.

These post-doctoral research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution. Applicant’s projects should match the areas of research of these institutions.

All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged.

Candidates must apply to specific fellowships, offered by several research institutions and “Laboratories of excellence” (Labex) who are partners of the programme.

Online application platform will be open on March 3 2014
Deadline for submission : April 3 2014

Please read carefully the eligibility criteria and the application procedure before applying online.

 

Digital humanities grants

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of Digital Humanities

 

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant program in digital humanities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FMSH will co-finance transatlantic collaborative projects in the field of the digital humanities.

To strengthen its activity in the broad sphere of Digital Humanities, the FMSH seeks at present to implement a new international program of “digital philology”. To date, funded interactions in this area have been limited to exchanges within Europe. The purpose of this proposal is to create a formal organizational and funding structure for collaboration between the US and Europe in « digital literary studies ». For too long, Europe’s major projects in the digital humanities have been on a different track, as it were, from American projects. The present initiative is intended to help US and European researchers work together in an entirely new way in the field of digital literary studies, to share knowledge and methods, disseminate common practices and tools, and publicize their works.

The Program will support only research projects whose goal is to set up or to strengthen collaborations between US and European universities. It will co-finance up to 60% of the total cost of the research project per year.

Eligibility:
Grants are available to European and US universities willing to set up transatlantic collaborations. The competition is open to senior and junior researchers. The European groups will be asked to co-fund 40% of the total cost (total cost of the project can vary between $50,000 and  $100,000 per year. While the whole of Europe and North America is included in this call, priority will initially be accorded to applications originating in the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.  Expenses for which grant funds may be requested include the following:

  • Visiting lectureships
  • Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
  • International seminars, symposia
  • Honoraria, travel and meeting expenses
  • Publications

Coverage of other expenses will be subject to negotiation with the FMSH.

Deadlines:

  • Applications due – March 31, 2014
  • Notification given – June 2014
  • Grant period commences – September, 2014

Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH program secretary.

Application Form here