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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 - July 2020.

Sis Scholarship Politics Of Emancipation is sponsored by Francesca Martinez Tagliavia, owner of the Organic Farm Villa Adriana where SIS is located.

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 scholarship.

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 / local struggles

   • Chthulucene and other assemblages of nature and culture, ecology and technology

   • 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./

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 22 February 2020 to the email address: <(applications /at/ <mailto:(applications /at/>>

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

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