A Subaltern That Sings:
From Sound Resistance to Musical Diplomacy in Wartime Ukraine
A project developed within CU-CNRS Tandem Program supported by Charles University, CNRS and CEFRES
Project principal investigators: Valeria Korablyova, Louisa Martin-Chevalier
The joint TANDEM project “A Subaltern That Sings: From Sound Resistance to Musical Diplomacy in Wartime Ukraine” by Dr Valeria Korablyova and Dr Louisa Martin-Chevalier is dedicated to the musical dimension of Ukrainian resistance as a vehicle for escaping the subaltern position of a double periphery in the blind spot between the EU and Russia. The overlap between musical production and political resistance has always been indicative of the Ukrainian public scene: from the musical underground in late Soviet times to the iconic songs codifying the core meanings behind the mass protests. By co-imagining future-oriented sovereign imaginaries in unison and making them audible, people manifest themselves as sovereign citizens and create affective ties among themselves and with others across national borders who sympathize with their cause. Importantly, by the same token, they prefigure and bring about a new political reality. Continue reading A Subaltern That Sings
Contested energy transitions.
Conflicts and Social innovations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and France
A project carried out within the TANDEM program CNRS/AVČR, 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.
Principal investigators: Martin Ďurďovič, Gilles Lepesant
Member of the team: Krzysztof Tarkowski
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has induced energy security challenges. The goal of the European Green Deal (2019) to reach climate neutrality by 2050 remains, however, the target. Achieving it implies an increase in low-carbon energy sources and changes in energy production, distribution, consumption, and conservation. Overcoming misconceptions and conflicts to achieve a just and fair transition is in this context crucial. This project focuses precisely on innovations and on challenges ahead in four countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and France). Continue reading Contested energy transitions
Displacements: Gendered-based Violence, Women’s Writing and Creative Practices in Modern Central and Southeastern Europe
A project funded by a 4EU+ minigrant
Partners: UČL FF UK – IKP WP UW – SU – CEFRES
Conveyors: Eva Krásová – Mateusz Chmurski – Clara Royer – Lola Sinoimeri – Iwona Kurz – Hélène Martinelli
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
Michèle Baussant (ICM Fellow / CEFRES)
Ronan Hervouet (CEFRES / Université de Bordeaux)
Members of the research team:
Pascale Laborier (ICM Fellow / ISSP)
Ekaterina Pierson-Lyzhina (Cevipol. Université libre de Bruxelles)
Tatyana Shukan (Cevipol, Université libre de Bruxelles)
The project is supported by the French Collaborative Institute on Migration (Institut Convergences Migrations, ICM), within a “flash call” dedicated to Ukraine funded by the Fondation de France. Continue reading BIELEXIL – Belarusian exiles in Central and Eastern Europe after the outbreak of war in Ukraine
A project carried out within the framework of the research program SAMSON: Sciences, Arts, Medicine and Social Norms, developed by Sorbonne University (Paris), the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague), Warsaw University and CEFRES.
The project “Nature(s) and Norms” implemented in cooperation between the Institute of Polish Culture and the UMR 8224 EUR’ORBEM, in partnership with the French Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague intends to conduct a series of seminars and workshops, the guiding principle of which is to analyse the process of formation of social norms. The aim is to examine the normative order of modernity, the representations and concepts of which will be explored at the intersection of art, literature, social and natural sciences, and medical discourse. The focus is on Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and its normative processes in a period of intensive modernisation. The studied period is a crucial one for the development of European modernity, from the second half of the 18th century to the second half of the 20th century.
Continue reading NANO: Nature(s) & norms
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.
Continue reading Home beyond species: More-than-human dwelling in the age of crises