CFP Critical Approaches to Cultural Identities in the Public Sphere (France)

ConferencesCall for papers: Critical Approaches to Cultural Identities in the Public Sphere: From Ivory Tower to Social Arena, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, May 14-15, 2020. Deadline: 1 October 2019.

This international conference aims to address and bridge the gap between critical approaches to cultural identities common in academia and essentialising discourses increasingly widespread in the
public sphere. Organizers would like to bring together researchers from intercultural communication, cultural and postcolonial studies, media studies and other disciplines, who are keen to challenge and deconstruct reductionist discursive stances on culture and identity.

Conference languages will be English and French with mediation provided between the two languages.

The conference is organized by the University of Burgundy (“Text-Image-Language” research group) and supported by the ECREA International and Intercultural Communication division and SAES. Organisers: David Bousquet (University of Burgundy), Alex Frame (University of Burgundy), Mélodine Sommier (Erasmus University of Rotterdam).

Call for Papers: ENGLISH / FRENCH 

Multidisciplinary Residency: Revisiting the Roaring Twenties (France)

Applied ICDMultidisciplinary Residency Program. Theme: Revisiting the Roaring Twenties: Art, Culture and the Ecole de Paris, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 September 2019.

The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the prolific period of intercultural artistic exchange during the 1920s. To commemorate its legacy, in January 2020 L’AiR Arts at FIAP Paris is pleased to offer a multidisciplinary residency for artists and cultural professionals dedicated to the celebration of intercultural exchange through the arts and the realization of a series of open and inclusive cultural events, including open studios, talks and showcases – each built on the generosity of the Paris based artists and cultural professionals and the curiosity and solidarity of international arts community.

This residency is open to artists working in all art disciplines (visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and literature), as well as cultural professionals interested in local initiatives with international impact. Three-week residency for artists: January 10-31, 2020. One-week residency for cultural professionals: January 24-31, 2020.

NOTE: there are several other types of residencies as well, having different deadlines and dates. 

IMéRA Fellowships 2020-21 (France)

FellowshipsFellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: September 26, 2019.

IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers. Interested scientists, writers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency):

UNESCO: Program Specialist (France)

“JobProgramme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 7 July 2019.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), guidance from the Director for Policies and Programmes and Director for Partnerships and Outreach and direct supervision of the Chief of Research, Policy and Foresight Section, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of a wide spectrum of programme and project management initiatives from funding proposals to design to reporting. S/he advises, manages and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design, guidelines, resources and progress and advocates organizational involvement and participation in mainstream social and human sciences activities and initiatives.

The incumbent in particular will:

* Undertake activities mainstreaming the knowledge, pluralistic approaches and methodologies developed through the UNESCO’s General and Regional Histories with a view to contributing to a better understanding of current social transformations and fostering dialogue on global issues;
* Develop activities reinforcing African humanities and in particular current efforts to mobilize historiography and related disciplines to renew perspectives, approaches, concepts, paradigms and categorizations on Africa and its diasporas;
* Develop activities showcasing the relevance of historical perspectives developed through the General History of Africa for emerging areas of research, e.g. on African Liberation Movements and on African futures;
* Promote youth awareness on the importance of the humanities in order to foster enhanced understanding of contemporary social challenges, inter alia by developing outreach materials and facilitating exchanges among young scholars.

Learning & Development, UNESCO (France)

“JobHead of Learning and Development Unit, Bureau of Human Resources Management, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 3 May 2019.

The Head of the Learning and Development Unit plays a key role in the delivery of UNESCO’s human resource strategic objectives and UNESCO’s related Learning and Development Action Plan. The plan will be implemented over five years and aims to develop a skilled and competent UNESCO workforce at all levels of the Organization. The Head of Unit will be a senior learning and development professional with a track record of success. Require excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of French as well as another UNESCO official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).

Artist Residency (France)

Applied ICDArt Research Residency, L’AiR Arts programs, October 8 – 22, 2019, Paris, France. Deadline: May 8, 2019.

As part of the L’AiR Arts programs,​ the Art Research Residency is designed to encourage artistic encounters and foster cultural exchanges for artists from all over the world.  The program enables participants to evaluate their place as an international artist in Paris and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context.

Located in Montparnasse, the host partner, FIAP Paris, provides a welcoming and  inclusive atmosphere with rooms and spaces designed for your comfort. As an International Exchange Centre, it fosters initiatives which contribute to the promotion of a global citizenship.

NOTE: there are several other types of residencies as well, having different deadlines and dates. The upcoming multidisciplinary residency in January-February 2020, will be dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the inter-war period of Ecole de Paris and its historical legacy. The goals of this residency is not only to highlight the important role that international artists have played in Paris during the 20th Century interwar period, but also to support international dialogue towards an open and free society of today. And sometimes art professors, historians, or curators are included in these residencies, not only practicing artists.

Institute for Advanced Study Nantes (France)

“Fellowships“
Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Studies Nantes, France, 2020-21. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

The submission of applications for a residence at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Nantes in 2020-2021 is now open. Two types of fellowships are possible:

2020-2021 Fellowships (General)
2020-2021 Fellowship – “France-ILO” (International Labor Organization)

 

IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study 2020 (France)

“Fellowships“Call for applications: Chair, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)- Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA), 2019-20, Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 19 April 2019.

2019-20 theme: “Transformations structurelles et dynamiques institutionnelles en Francophonie” [Structural transformations and institutional dynamics in the Francophone world].

This call for applications to host a researcher in residence in Marseille is aimed at senior French-speaking academics and researchers from all disciplines who have acquired international scientific recognition (awards, publications, international expertise, etc.). The Chairholder will be hosted in residence in Marseille for a period of 10 months to conduct research work in connection with teams and laboratories of the university, as well as with partner organizations.

Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (France)

“Fellowships“Call for Research fellows, Paris Institute for Advanced Study, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 April 2019.

 

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences for a research stay of five or ten months, during the academic year 2020-2021. The Paris IAS gives its research fellows the unique opportunity to work freely on the project of their choice. They will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and receive support for creating contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris. Each cohort of fellows includes about 20 researchers from all backgrounds, disciplines and nationalities.

Current calls include Blue Sky Fellowships and Dark Clouds Fellowships, among others.

Paris Seine Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowships (France)

“Fellowships“Fellows-in-Residence, Paris Seine Initiative Institute for Advanced Studies, Paris, France. Deadline: 5 March 2019.

As part of the Paris Seine excellence initiative (PSI), a Call for Proposals is launched to support research excellence and international development. The PSI-IAS (Institute for Advanced Studies) Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2019-2020.