Call for applications: Prisma Ukraїna – Research Network Eastern Europe

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Call for applications: Prisma Ukraїna – Research Network Eastern Europe

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for up to  3 three-months Visiting Fellowships during the academic year 2019/2020 and within the framework of the research program of Prisma Ukraїna – Research Network Eastern Europe. Location: Berlin / Closing date: June 16, 2019

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for up to 3 three months Visiting Fellowships in Berlin in the period from October 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, within the framework of the research program Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe. Ukraine is a “Gate of Europe” located at the crossroads of languages, religions and political cultures. In this program Ukraine serves as a prism through which new perspectives on current questions become possible. In the coming academic year the following research issues are of particular interest to us: — Genealogy and change of political ideas and identities, — Mobility and immobility, diversity and inequality. Visiting Fellowship The fellowship is open to postdoctoral scholars from all fields of social sciences and humanities, as well as to authors, journalists and civil society activists who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Prisma Ukraïna program. We welcome project proposals on contemporary and historical topics related to Eastern and Central Europe (broadly defined). The successful applicants will be fellows of Prisma Ukraïna at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associated members of one of the university or non-university research institutes listed below.

The 3-month fellowship can start anytime between October 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on his or her personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. The fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to his or her research field. Scholars are also invited to apply with their own funding. The working language of Prisma Ukraïna is English.

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 Berlin if granted a fellowship,
— a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter),
— names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).

The application should be submitted by e-mail as one PDF file in English and should be received by June 16, 2019, to: prisma@trafo-berlin.de Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe c/o Forum Transregionale Studien Attn: Ewa Dabrowska Wallotstrasse 14 14193

Berlin Institutional Framework Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe has been initiated in 2016 by Professor Dr. Andrii Portnov (Chair for Entangled History of Ukraine, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder). It builds upon the work of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative that has been founded in 2015. Prisma Ukraïna connects research institutes dedicated to Eastern European Studies in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. Its Collegium consists of the following persons:

— Prof. Susanne Frank (Institute for Slavonic Studies, Humboldt University Berlin),
— Prof. Sebastian Conrad (Friedrich Meinecke Institute, Free University Berlin),
— Prof. Katharina Bluhm (Institute for East European Studies, Free University
— Prof. Magdalena Marszałek (Institute for Slavonic Studies, University Potsdam),
— Prof. Annette Werberger (Chair of East European Literature, European University Viadrina),
— Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse (Center for East European and International Studies, Berlin),
— Prof. Sylvia von Steinsdorff (Chair of Comparative Political Science and the Political Systems of Eastern Europe, Humboldt University Berlin),
— Dr. Jan Behrends (Institute for Contemporary History, Potsdam),
— Dr. Miloš Řezník (German Historical Institute, Warsaw),
— Dr. Gabriele Freitag (German Association for East European Studies),
— Dr. Denis Eckert (Centre March Bloch, Berlin),
— Prof. Alexander Wöll (Institute for Slavonic Studies, University of Potsdam),
— Prof. Alfrun Kliems (Institute for West Slavonic Literature and Culture, Humboldt University Berlin),
— Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis (Institute for East European Studies, Free University Berlin),
— Prof. Gertrud Pickhan (Institute for East European Studies, Free University Berlin),
— Dr. Katharina Biegger (Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin),
— Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy (Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin),
— Dr. Matthias Schwarz (Center for the Study of Literature and Culture, Humboldt University Berlin),
— Prof. George Witte (Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, Institute for East European Studies, Free University Berlin).
— Wilfried Jilge (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.).

3 The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien is a research platform that promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. The Forum provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows. In cooperation with universities and research institutions in and outside Berlin, it carries out research projects that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions.

It supports six research programs and initiatives:

Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices.
Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetische Praktiken
re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
Academy in Exile
Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship

For more information on the Forum Transregionale Studien, please visit website.

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