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Home beyond species: More-than-human dwelling in the age of crises

A project carried out within the framework of the TANDEM program, developed by the Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University and CEFRES/CNRS united within the Platform for Cooperation and Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The interplay of human and non-human actors – people and animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, viruses, but also technological devices and chemical agents, among others – has increasingly drawn the attention of social sciences and humanities. Disciplines such as anthropology, human geography and science and technology studies focus on how these entanglements shape and form social reality, what they mean for how we understand our reality, but also what they “do” in practical terms.

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CFA – TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR 2022-2024

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the third call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant).

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De-imperial Europe: a resentful confederation of vanquished peoples? Raw and lapsed memories of post-imperial minorities

A project carried out within the framework of the TANDEM program, developed by the Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University and CEFRES/CNRS united within the Platform for Cooperation and Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences.

This project proposes a pioneering study of the ghostly, material and symbolic memorial landscapes of defeated minorities who have been displaced and dispersed after the successive collapse of imperial and multinational entities during the 20th century, followed by the Cold War reconfiguration of countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and later on, due to the fall of the communist regimes. We define defeated minorities as populations who have been identified or associated with the aforementioned political formations and considered at best as accomplices, and at worst as responsible for their political systems of domination and/or dictatorship.

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CFA: 2021 CEFRES Platform Award

for Best Article (published in English or in French) in Social Sciences and Humanities

Deadline for applications: April 25, 2021 (midnight)
Prize Amount: 213 CZK (i.e. 9.261 CZK)
Official Award Ceremony:  September 30, 2021.
Language of application: English

This award is included within the Jacques Derrida Award organized by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and Mgr. Karel Janeček, PhD., MBA, which rewards the best PhD research work in social sciences and humanities in the Czech Republic. Continue reading CFA: 2021 CEFRES Platform Award

CEFRES Platform obtains a “Consolidator grant” from the European Research Council (ERC)

At the end of two years of preparation, the “Tandem” team from CEFRES Platform, led by the anthropologists Luděk Brož and Virginie Vaté, acquires the prestigious “Consolidator grant” of the European Research Council (ERC). This success illustrates the excellent quality of the Franco-Czech cooperation in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences research, and highlights the central role played by the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES) as an incubator of European projects.

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2019 WINNERS OF CEFRES PLATFORM AWARD AND DERRIDA AWARD

We are happy to announce the names of the winners of the third CEFRES Platform Award for best article in social sciences and humanities in an international peer-reviewed journal (see the cfa here):

  • Václav Janeček (Charles University and Oxford University), for his article “Ownership of personal data in the Internet of Things.”

The third Derrida Social and Human Sciences Prizes rewarded three PhD students:

  1. Lucie Drechselová (Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague): Women and local power: processes of mobilization and female political pathways in Turkey
  2. Vojtěch Kaše (Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno): Tracing the Origins of Eucharistic Magic : On the Role of Cognitive Attraction in the Cultural Transmission of Collective Rituals
  3. Ľudmila Lacková (Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc): Linguistic Approach to Protein Folding. Towards a Semiotic Description of Living Systems

The award ceremony took place on 26 June 2019 at the National Theatre in Prague in the presence of  the Ambassador Roland Galharague and one Nobel Prize laureate: Jean-Marie Lehn. The prizes were supported by Mgr. Karel Janeček, PhD., MBA.