All posts by Claire Madl

Displacements: Gendered-based Violence, Women’s Writing and Creative Practices

Displacements: Gendered-based Violence, Women’s Writing and Creative Practices in Modern Central and Southeastern Europe

A project funded by a 4EU+ minigrant


Conveyors: Eva Krásová – Mateusz Chmurski – Clara Royer – Lola Sinoimeri – Iwona Kurz

Using a transnational and interdisciplinary approach, the proposed research program confronts the polysemic category of displacement/dépaysement (exile, disorientation, dislodgement…) with the literary and artistic trajectories of Central European women. We aim at observing how the experience of gendered-based oppression fuels the literary and artistic practices of women from a region that has been torn between different imperial structures, marked by mass violence (the Holocaust, forced migrations, war crimes…) and where culture has always been permeated by a strong dialectical relationship between norms and transgressive gestures. Continue reading Displacements: Gendered-based Violence, Women’s Writing and Creative Practices

CFA – 2023 CEFRES Platform PhD Fellowships

Call for applications for 2nd year and above PhD students at the Charles University or the Czech Academy of Sciences

Deadline for submission: 31 March 2023 (call open)
Duration: 1 September 2023 – 31 August 2024

In the frame of its Platform, CEFRES offers a year-long fellowship to PhD students enrolled at the Charles University and/or working as fellows at the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic. Fellows’ research should contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas. The amount of the fellowship is 225 000 CZK per year. Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated. The selected PhD fellows will join CEFRES team and take part in the center’s scientific life. Continue reading CFA – 2023 CEFRES Platform PhD Fellowships

CEFRES Actions for Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the return of war to Europe. Although the war dates back to the 2014 armed conflict in Donbas, with the war of aggression against Ukraine, it is now taking on an unprecedented scale. This war is also fought in the field of information and interpretation, posing major challenges for the humanities and social sciences. Located in the heart of Central Europe directly affected by the war, CEFRES is hosting a series of webinars and offers fellowships for Ukrainian researchers.

Seminar: RETHINK: objects, models, and methods in Humanities and Social Sciences since the invasion of Ukraine (May–December 2023)

Conference: War in Ukraine and Exile (24–25 April 2023)

Call for applications CEFRES Non-Residential Fellowships for Ukrainian Researchers (closed since 15 March 2023)
—>Result of the call: Selected projects

Webinar 1 The Challenges of Hosting Refugees from Ukraine in Central Europe (22 March 2022)

Webinar 2 Belarus and the Russian Invasion in Ukraine (20 April 2022)

CFA – Stays in France for researchers from the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Programme CEFRES – IFS – SAV pour des séjours en France de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales

L’Ambassade de France en Slovaquie, l’Institut français de Slovaquie et l’Académie slovaque des sciences proposent en coopération avec le Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) et le groupement de recherche « Connaissance de l’Europe médiane » (CEM) un programme de soutien aux séjours scientifiques dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales en France durant l’année 2023. Ce programme est destiné aux jeunes chercheurs travaillant dans les instituts et centres de l’Académie slovaque des sciences. L’objectif de ce programme est de soutenir les coopérations franco-slovaques dans ce domaine, par un séjour de recherche de deux mois, avec le soutien scientifique du partenaire français, des équipes du CEFRES et des membres du CEM. En conséquence, les candidatures seront déposées individuellement par les jeunes chercheurs, mais le soutien affiché par des membres du CEFRES et du CEM sera un élément primordial de leur évaluation. L’ambition du programme est de faire émerger des synergies de recherche durables entre partenaires français et slovaques travaillant en réseaux de collaboration sur des objets de recherche innovants et interdisciplinaires en sciences sociales et humaines. Continue reading CFA – Stays in France for researchers from the Slovak Academy of Sciences