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Call for Applications: Visiting and Research Fellowships 2021/2022

News vom 21.12.2020

Application deadline: January 24, 2021

Against a backdrop of global political power shifts and faced with the environmental crisis and social injustice, the Joint Center for Advanced Studies “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China” explores existing notions of “world” and approaches to worldmaking from transnational and transcultural perspectives. The Center is jointly organized by researchers at universities in Berlin, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Munich, and Würzburg. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In order to promote knowledge exchange, dialogue, and cooperation between Chinese and German scholars, the Center has established a visiting fellowship program for researchers to visit the Center in Germany and a research fellowship program for researchers based at a German university to conduct fieldwork or archival work in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

The Center is looking for applications for fellowships by scholars whose research may contribute to one of the following projects:

The project (1A) “A Translingual Conceptual History of Chinese Worlds” (Berlin) scrutinizes the history and global entanglements of Chinese terms and concepts related to world. It analyses which concepts of world particular terms convey, how terms and concepts have moved across linguistic borders, and how the use of terms and their inclusion into new narratives create worlds of their own.

Please check here for detailed information on the calls for applications:

The project (1B) “Social worlds: China’s cities as spaces of worldmaking” (Berlin/Würzburg) investigates the political and societal effects of globalization in China’s cities. It analyses China’s urban governance from a global perspective as well as social interaction and communication processes among different groups of actors forming social worlds.

Please check here for detailed information on the calls for applications:

The project (2) “Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups” (Göttingen) explore various patterns and rhythms of world order-related thinking in China, Europe and other regions. With an eye on conceptions of world order, the project not only analyzes images of global political and economic power formations but also includes into the picture other factors like cultural hegemonies or global social movements.

Please check here for detailed information on the calls for applications:

The project (3) “Epochal Life Worlds: Man, nature and technology in narratives of crisis and change” (Heidelberg/Munich) studies epoch-making moments of crisis, examining their emotional repercussions, their representation in the media and their institutional effects. The project investigates different narratives accompanying such periods of crisis of change—in the form of climate data and statistics on technical and demographic developments as well as in the form of cultural products such as music, film, literature, art and film. What effects do such epochal catastrophes have for concepts of worldmaking?

Please check here for detailed information on the calls for applications:

Should you have further inquiries, please contact Ms. Susanne Ebermann: susanne.ebermann@fu-berlin.de

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