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[Commlist] SIS - International Studies for Sicily / Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia Launch – Call for Applications Residency

Mon Jan 20 10:33:34 GMT 2020

SIS - International Studies for Sicily / Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia Launch – Call for Applications Residency April - July 2020

This month, The International Studies for Sicily / Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia (SIS), a non-profit, multidisciplinary institute dedicated to writing in all its forms and to philosophical, social and political research, opens its doors in Palermo.

The International Studied for Sicily / Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia (SIS) is pleased to announce its first international programme of research and writing residencies in Italian, French and English from April - July 2020 in two locations, Villa Adriana in Danigarci, Palermo and Spazio Arké in the historic center of Palermo.

You are invited to participate in the first Call for Applications for Thematic and Independent Residencies for 2020. The residency is open to writers from all fields of any age, sex and nationality to further their research or writing relevant to the tangible and intangible heritage of Sicily, its institutions, the current social, political and economic situation in Palermo, Southern Italy, the Mediterranean and the global South.

First residency period
20 April - 13 July 2020

30 January 2020: Call for Applications Residency April - July 2020 closes
20 February 2020: Selected candidates for Residency April - July 2020 notified

Call for Applications Thematic and Independent Residency: <>

Thematic Residency Application Form: Politics of Emancipation: <>

Independent Residency Application Form<>

The aim of the International Studies for Sicily writing and research residency is to offer independent researchers, academics, philosophers, screenwriters, playwrights and other thinkers a space where they can devote themselves to academic, political or philosophical literary production and to intellectual research. The International Studies for Sicily’s (SIS) fundamental role is to facilitate the individual research of each resident in relation to the region and the residents’ participation in a transdisciplinary and transnational program.

Each year, SIS organises several Independent Residencies and Thematic Residencies, during which writers from every field and origin engage in the production of their own individual research based on a common theme, creating exchange and extending dialogue with other residents, with the region of Palermo and with their respective intellectual networks. Media and communication studies scholars are particularly welcome.

SIS is an independent research institute, with an annual research program developed with the aim of collaborating with public and private institutions in Palermo and local and international research centres. Intellectual and human connections developed during the residency will help broaden existing intellectual networks and build new ties, both on a local and a transnational level.

The program provides access to basic technical support for the organisation of events such as symposia, debates, seminars and other forms of public presentations, as well as the publication of the /Quaderni di SIS - SIS Field Notes. /

SIS is at once a physical place and a virtual research network, through which to engage in the present armed with critical thought and political imagination.

Residencies take place in two locations: Villa Adriana in Contrada Danigarci, near Trabia, and Spazio Arké in Palazzo Martinez Tagliavia Mango, adjacent to the Central Library of the Sicilian Region in the historic centre of Palermo. Candidates must specify the location of their residency in the /Application Form./

Residency Period
Candidates must specify the period of their residency in the /Application Form/ as indicated in the Call for Applications.

The residency at Villa Adriana in Danigarci, shared with a total of four residents, range from one to three months, according to the needs of each candidate. The residency at Spazio Arké of Palazzo Martinez Tagliavia Mango is ideal for a single writer whose research entails staying in close contact with the city of Palermo. The Palermo residency is available in two-week sessions.

Download, fill in and sign the Application Form/. /The Application Form together with the requested materials specified in the Call for Applications must be sent in electronic format by 30 January 2020 to the email address: <(applications /at/ <mailto:(applications /at/>>

For more detailed information, please visit the website <>or write <http://(info /at/>

The Call for Applications for residencies from 13 July to 2 November 2020 will be published on 15 March 2020 and will close on 15 April 2020.

Francesca Martinez Tagliavia
Founding Director
cell +39 366 210 3283

Lisa Wade
General Coordinator
cell +39 347 095 9697


Sede legale:
Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia (SIS)
Palazzo Martinez Tagliavia Mango
Via delle Scuole 2
90134 Palermo PA Italia

Sedi operative:
Villa Adriana
Contrada Danigarci, SP 6
90018 Termini Imerese PA Italia

Spazio Arké
Palazzo Martinez Tagliavia Mango
Via delle Scuole 2
90134 Palermo PA Italia

  All about SIS:
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SIS Call for Applications, Thematic and Independent Residency April - July 2020
Deadline: January 30, 2020

Thematic Residency: Politics of Emancipation <>

Independent Residency <>

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