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[Commlist] Scholarship announcement: Sis Scholarship "Politics Of Emancipation" – Call for Applications Residency April - July 2020
Fri Feb 07 16:32:44 GMT 2020
SIS – International Studies for Sicily are pleased to announce Sis
Scholarship: Politics Of Emancipation, for the residency period April -
Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation is sponsored by Francesca
Martinez Tagliavia, owner of the Organic Farm Villa Adriana where SIS is
Who it is for:
The Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation is for authors and
researchers of any field that apply for the Thematic Residency of the
first residency period of SIS, April – July 2020 at Villa Adriana
in Danigarci.Communication and Media Studies scholars are welcome to apply.
Candidates that submit a Thematic Residency research or writing proposal
which entails research in Sicily and that adheres to the theme,
“Politics of Emancipation” are automatically in the running for this
The first thematic residency of The International Studies for
Sicily (SIS) invites residents to question and explore the political
critique of power, forms of protest, revolution, transnational and local
collective movements of revolt, tactics of emancipation, infra-politics
of the individuals as well as the riots and uprisings of
the subalterns specifically from the perspective of Southern Italy, the
Mediterranean and the global South.
The residents are invited to elaborate specifically, but not
exclusively, on the following issues:
• Techniques, practices, knowledge and politics of influence and
counter-influence: a transnational and intersectoral approach
• Economic and agricultural policies of the South and the “Right to
Remain” of the youth
• Political ecology and the /Green New Deal/
• Feminism and ecology in the context of contemporary global /
• Chthulucene and other assemblages of nature and culture, ecology
• Politics of imagination: /imaginal politics, escapism/ (in
cinema, in literature...), political science fiction, heterotopies,
anthropology of anomaly, /speculative fiction/ and other kinds of
alternative narratives of the present
All candidates for the Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation must
apply for a Thematic Residency at Villa Adriana in Danigarci as
specified in the /Call for Applications/, noting their motivation for
being awarded a SIS Politics of Emancipation Scholarship.
Call for Applications Thematic and Independent Residency:
Thematic Residency Application Form: Politics of Emancipation:
Results of the competition:
Candidates to a Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation must submit
their applications by 22 February 2020 at midnight Central European Time.
SIS will inform the winning candidate via email by February 25, 2020.
The Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation covers the costs of a
one-month residency at Villa Adriana (€ 1000). The scholarship does not
include travel costs and living expenses.
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./
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
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 22 February 2020 to
the email address: <(applications /at/ sisily.net)
<mailto:(applications /at/ sisily.net)>>
For more detailed information, please visit the
website <http://www.sisily.net/> or write <http://(info /at/ sisily.net)
<http://(info /at/ sisily.net)/>>
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.
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