IMéRA Fellowships 2018-19 (France)

FellowshipsIMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a 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 researchers, 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) :
  • Art, Science and Society Programme
  • Mediterranean Programme
  • “Science Meets Humanities” Programme
  • Global Phenomena and Regulation Programme
  • Residence schemes (from 3 to 10 months) scheduled between September 2018 and July 2019
  • Deadline: Monday 18 September 2017 at 1:00 pm (French time)

IMéRA is the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University – AMU. As such, it is a member of Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) [French Advanced Study Institutes Network] as well as of Réseau NETIAS [Eurias network] that includes the main European Institutes for Advanced Study.

IMéRA aims at fostering the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and grooms young researchers for such approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground.

IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.

Agence ITER: Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives (France)

Events The Agence ITER France yearly Intercultural Think Tank is meeting again on 4 May 2017 in Aix en Provence, hosted at the Institute for American Universities. The subject this year is Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives.

DRAFT PROGRAM

13h30 Welcome and coffee
14h Introduction by Shawn SIMPSON, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural interpretations of Codes of Conduct
14h10 Discussion
14h30 Frederique CHOPIN, Director of CSR Master Program, Aix Marseille University: Whistle Blowing in France since the new law of 2016
14h40 Discussion
15h Carolina SERRANO ARCHIMI, Professor, Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix en Provence: Subject to be determined
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Break
15h40 Guillaume Frentz, Human Resource Officer, ITER Organization: The ITER Organization Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee
15h50 Discussion
16h20 To be determined
16h30 Discussion
16h50 End

If you would like to attend please register.

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Paris Institute for Advanced Studies Job Ad: Director

L’Institut d’études avancées de Paris recrute sa/son directrice/teur

Contexte
Créé en 2008, l’Institut d’études avancées de Paris (IEA Paris) a pour vocation d’accueillir pour une année académique des chercheurs étrangers de haut niveau, émergents et confirmés, principalement en sciences humaines et sociales. Il est un laboratoire d’idées, un lieu d’élaboration de nouveaux paradigmes et de dépassement des frontières établies, par la confrontation de disciplines, de thématiques et de traditions méthodologiques différentes.

L’Institut d’études avancées de Paris est une association soutenue par les principales universités et institutions d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche de la région parisienne, ainsi que par la Ville de Paris, le Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, la FMSH et la fondation RFIEA.

Depuis 2013, il est installé à l’Hôtel de Lauzun sur l’Île-Saint-Louis. Ce lieu exceptionnel permet d’accueillir jusqu’à 25 chercheurs par an dans des locaux réhabilités en espaces de travail modernes et fonctionnels, au sein d’un cadre historique préservé. La capacité d’invitation de l’IEA de Paris s’élève à 200 mois chercheurs par année académique.

Missions
En collaboration avec les membres du Conseil d’administration et en lien avec le Conseil scientifique, le Directeur est le garant de la politique scientifique de l’Institut. Il participe à l’élaboration de cette politique, à la stratégie générale de l’Institut et à son développement.

  • Il/elle supervise la sélection des résidents en organisant le processus d’évaluation des chercheurs accueillis à l’Institut, en lien étroit avec le Conseil scientifique.
  • Il/elle veille à la qualité, à la cohérence et au développement des projets de recherche des résidents et au maintien du niveau de qualité de leur accueil.
  • Il/elle assure le suivi des relations avec les collectivités territoriales et les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche membres de l’Institut, ainsi qu’avec le réseau des instituts d’études avancées auquel il appartient.
  • Il/elle est responsable de la préparation et de l’exécution du budget de l’Institut et assure le suivi de sa situation financière pluriannuelle.
  • Il/elle pilote le développement du mécénat, des demandes de subvention (en France et en Europe) et la réponse aux appels à projets appropriés.
  • Il/elle développe des relations avec la presse et les médias afin d’accroître la visibilité et le rayonnement de l’Institut.
Conditions
Mandat de 5 ans, renouvelable une fois.
Conditions salariales équivalente à un.e Président.e d’Université.
Langues de travail : français, anglais
Profil
Personnalité de rayonnement international dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, il/elle bénéficie d’une bonne connaissance des mondes universitaires et académiques en France et à l’étranger.

Les dossiers de candidature, comprenant un CV et une lettre de motivation en français, sont à adresser avant le 31 mars 2017 à :

Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Paris
Madame Dominique Schnapper, Présidente
17 quai d’Anjou
75004 Paris
Ou par courriel à : recrutement@paris-iea.fr
Prise de poste : Septembre 2018

CFP Education Theory and Practices in Challenging Times (France)

Call for Papers:
Education theory and practices in challenging times: Cultivating an ethos of social justice, respect and diversity

Angers, France
13 to 16th of June 2017
Organizers: International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and Université catholique de l’Ouest (UCO)

The focus of this bilingual (ENG-FRE) conference is the dynamic interplay between various societal actors at a time when social and political developments across the globe challenge the very fabric of today’s multicultural societies. The conference aims to create an active and open forum for all who are connected to intercultural education and related fields, including theorists, practitioners, and students. The forum is organized under a series of strands:
Diversity in Education
Diversity in the Workplace
Migration & Mobility: Policies & Practices
Diversity in the Media & Arts
Social Justice in Health, Education & the Workplace
Religious Diversity & Extremisms

All abstracts should be submitted by March 15, 2017.

CFP International Association for Media & History (Paris)

July 10-13, 2017 – PARIS, FRANCE
International Association for Media & History (IAMHIST)

Hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of the Media (CARISM) and the French Press Institute, Panthéon-Assas University, Paris (France), the conference marks the 40th anniversary of IAMHIST as well as the 80th anniversary of the French Press Institute.

THEME:
MEDIA AND HISTORY: CRIME, VIOLENCE AND JUSTICE is the main topic of the conference and a special section will also deal with international and comparative approaches to media history. Workshops for younger scholars will be organized.

The relations between media and the acts or representations of crime, violence and justice are evolving through history. The openness of this call for papers is voluntary chosen in order to receive diverse and critical proposals dealing with this broad topic. Most of the time, it is through media that we encounter conflicts and violence; from news formats to fictional accounts; from traditional media such as newspapers, film, radio and television to ‘newer’ interactive media. Such media coverage is very frequently linked to debates on law and order. How can an open society react to crime and violence? Often, the relationship between conflict and crime and their representation can cause various conflicts.

First, media can become tools of propaganda, war and discrimination. They are then not only ways to communicate information but they are also part of performativity and action.  Second, media can become a target of violence themselves, whether or not in totalitarian states or countries where the freedom of speech is restricted. Third, in each historical context, ‘new’ media inventions can produce an atmosphere of fear and violent contest or censorship, especially when they disturb existing (political) power patterns or structures. Fourth, media and communication technologies are also an essential part of social movements and political activism by offering spaces of visibility and instruments of contestation aimed at social change that can lead to situations of conflict and confrontations within the public sphere.

These various relations of media to crime, violence and justice are not new. Numerous scholars work or have worked on this topic by focusing on media and law, politics, journalism, media activism, war, (cultural) diplomacy or likewise the narration and mediatization of war, conflicts, punishment, violence, crime and justice. The latter are not only an essential part of news and the journalistic, political agenda, but they are also essential when it comes to fictional formats such as film or television series. Depending on historical, political and cultural premises, the signification and definition of crime and violence in media and law texts ask the question of the circulation and understanding of these concepts in society. This conference aims to (re)think the historical relations between media, crime, violence and justice also in order to offer new insights into more recent forms of this very complex interplay.

TOPICS:
Scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and approaches (history – media and communication studies – law – politics, gender, queer and feminist studies – sociology – anthropology – economy etc.) are welcome to submit papers and panel proposals that deal critically with the following topics:

Historical representation/mediatization/definitions of crime, violence and justice in news or informational formats, film, documentaries, television drama or radio plays
Historical approaches to media events related to crime, violence and justice
The production and reception of news and fiction dealing with crime, violence and justice
Media historical approaches to symbolic and physical violence
The crime scene, the criminal and the victims in news and fiction
Historical (media-) constructions of the judge, the lawyer or secret service agents
‘New’ media inventions as aggregators of fear, conflict or censorship
The historical role of media and technologies in social and political protest, movements and activism, leading sometimes to conflicts and violence
The historical (international) relations of legal public entities, diplomacy, the police and the military with journalists and media institutions
Media as targets of violence and crime
The role of media archives for the historiography and memory of crime, violence and justice
Media, history and criminology
The history of cybercrime
Legal actions attacking or protecting media content and their producers or audiences/users
There is also one special area dedicated to the question of international approaches to media history. Panel and paper proposals in this field are warmly welcome. The idea is to have space for epistemological, theoretical, practical and also comparative discussions on how media history is thought and experienced in different cultural areas: what kinds of archives are accessible, in creation or needed, the place of media history in academia etc.

SUBMITTING A PAPER OR PANEL PROPOSALS:
Please send your proposal to the iamhist2017[at]gmail.com until December 15th by inserting your text directly in the body of the mail or by attaching a WORD-file. PDF documents will NOT be accepted. Members of the scientific committee will peer-review the proposals anonymously.

Panel proposals: three paper presentations for each panel (a general outline of max. 400 words and a 500 words-abstract with title for each paper, a short biography)

Individual paper proposals: a title, an abstract of 500 words, a short biography

Proposals for presentations of artistic or (multi-)media projects are also welcomed.

SCHEDULE:
September 15th: Launch call for abstracts for papers and panels
December 15th, 2016: Last day to submit abstracts for papers and panels
February 15th, 2017: notification of panel and abstract decisions
End of February, 2017: registration period begins

REGISTRATION:
Registration fees for conference speakers and participants
iamhist members (students): 130 Euros
iamhist members:  150 Euros

The fees include breakfast (TuesdayThursday), coffee breaks, lunch, the Monday evening reception and the conference package.

Registration fees for non Iamhist members:
students: 165 Euros
others:  195 Euros

The fees include a one-year iamhist membership , breakfast Tuesday – Thursday, breaks, lunch, the  Monday evening reception and the conference package.

Contact Info:
Please send your proposal to the iamhist2017@gmail.com until December 15th by inserting your text directly in the body of the mail or by attaching a WORD-file. PDF documents will NOT be accepted. Members of the scientific committee will peer-review the proposals anonymously.

CFP IMéRA Fellowships (France)

IMéRA : Call for applications 2017-2018
Application deadline: Friday, 18 November, 2016 – 23:59
IMéRA: Laboratory for Cross-disciplinary Exploration

A foundation of Aix-Marseille University, IMéRA is an Institute for Advanced Study, a unique research centre where both emerging and top-level scientists can take advantage of residence schemes to carry out innovative research projects.

IMéRA is specifically aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary projects. It receives scientists and artists of all disciplines (in residence between 3 and 10 months), as well as a few cross-disciplinary teams with joint projects for short stays (2 to 4 weeks).

Research undertaken at the Institute is meant to develop interaction within social science, within science, between social science and hard, experimental and health sciences, and links between art and science. The Institute thus contributes to the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground and grooms young researchers for such approaches. IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.

In their applications, candidates should clearly demonstrate their interest in cross-disciplinary projects on the basis of their research or itineraries, by:

  • providing a list of already experienced cross-disciplinary collaborations or of publications calling for such collaboration schemes; or
  • proposing to start one such collaboration and specifying its characteristics; or
  • detailing expected contributions from cross-fertilisation of their own research program with perspectives and intellectual resources of other disciplines.

IMéRA gives preference to high-aspiring research projects conducive to inter-disciplinary collaboration on complex science issues or major society challenges. Residents carry out their research in connection with Aix-Marseille University (AMU) teams and laboratories or with partner bodies. It is compulsory to include a letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille University researcher to the application.

SCHEDULE
Deadline: 18 November 2016 (this date included)
Duration of residences: 5 or 10 months
Residence periods (to be chosen by the candidates, several choices are possible)

WHO CAN QUALIFY
This call is open to scientists with official status and artists of all disciplines, both junior and senior.

Applications must be in English or French.
Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA’s website 

For further information, contact: pascale.hurtado[at]univ-amu.fr

8th Intercultural Seminar of Agence ITER (France)

8th Intercultural Seminar of Agence ITER France: The power of intercultural communication in sustainable organizations

Friday 14 October from 17h30 to 21h30
Building Multimedia, Faculte de Lettres, ave robert Schuman, Aix en Provence, France

Workshops, round table and discussions for professional and students in Intercultural Communication, Negotiation, Competence.

Participation is free of charge, but participants are asked to please sign up ahead of time.

The heart of the program will consist of 3 workshops (participants will choose one), as described below:

Workshop 1: Intercultural Communication in International Organizations by Aboubakr Jamaï,  Dean and Professor, School of Business & International Relations, Institute for American Universities

Workshop 2: The role of the Interpreter: From Words to Cultural Mediation by Shawn Simpson, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France

Workshop 3: Global Understanding: Myth or Reality by Dr Delphine Paulet, ArnavA

Workshops will be followed by a roundtable discussion on intercultural negotiation with ITER organization expatriates

CFP IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships (France)

IMéRA, Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study, is issuing its calls for applications concerning fellowships during the academic year 2017-2018.

Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study welcomes high level scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of three to ten months, during the academic year 2017-2018.

Deadline for applications: Friday, November 18th, midnight (Paris time, France)

Applicants may request residencies for one of the following programs:
IMéRA: call for individual applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/Inserm: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/LabexMed: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/OT-Med: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/BLRI: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/AMSE: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/MuCEM: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/SIRIC: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA: call for applications of teams 2017-2018

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY 
Conditions of eligibility differ from one call to another. It is therefore necessary to refer to the description of each call for applications.

CALENDAR
Application deadline: November 18th, 2016
Publication of results: February 2017

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New Grants Site: Fund┋It

What is fund┋it?

fund┋it collects and presents on a single site all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Want to come to France? Find a residential fellowship somewhere in the world? Or simply seek funding for your research project? fund┋it is there to support you in finding valuable information. We find it, you fund┋it!

Who is fund┋it for?

• Postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students from outside France wishing to come to France

• French postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities

Nota : All international fellowships and funding opportunities listed on fund┋it are guaranteed to be open to French scholars or scholars affiliated with a French institution. However, in most cases other nationalities are also eligible.

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fund┋it is supported by the French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study (RFIEA), Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Part of the Labex RFIEA+, fund┋it is supported by the Agence nationale de la recherche, Programme Investissements d’Avenir.

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.