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Three doctoral fellowships of the Cluster of Excellence "Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory"

Trois allocations de thèse du labex « Les passés dans le présent : histoire, patrimoine, mémoire »

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Published on Monday, June 02, 2014 by Rémi Boivin

Summary

The cluster of excellence (Labex) Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory will award three (3) doctoral fellowships, in July 2014, for dissertations undertaken at one of the graduate programs of the University of Paris West Nanterre La Defense: ED 138 Letters, Languages, Spectacles [Lettres, Langues, Spectacles] ; ED 139 Knowledge, Language, Modeling [Connaissance, Langage, Modélisation] ; ED 395 Milieus, Cultures, and Societies of the Past and Present [Milieux, Cultures et Sociétés du Passé et du Présent] ; ED 396 Economy, Organization, Society [Economie, Organisation, Société] ; ED 141 Law and Political Science [Sciences juridiques et politiques]. Duration:  3 years (from October 1st, 2014).

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The cluster of excellence (Labex) Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory will award three (3) doctoral fellowships, in July 2014, for dissertations undertaken at one of the graduate programs of the University of Paris West Nanterre La Defense:

  • ED 138 Letters, Languages, Spectacles [Lettres, Langues, Spectacles]
  • ED 139 Knowledge, Language, Modeling [Connaissance, Langage, Modélisation]
  • ED 395 Milieus, Cultures, and Societies of the Past and Present [Milieux, Cultures et Sociétés du Passé et du Présent]
  • ED 396 Economy, Organization, Society [Economie, Organisation, Société]
  • ED 141 Law and Political Science [Sciences juridiques et politiques]

Duration:  3 years (from October 1st, 2014).

The candidates have to enroll in one of the host units on the list below.

As labex partners, the host units are:

As associated partners, the host units are:

The dissertation project must pertain to the Labex’s general theme:

Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory is concerned with the presence of the past in contemporary society. More specifically, the laboratory of excellence seeks to understand mediations of history in the digital age, politics of memory, social appropriations of the past up- and downstream from heritage policies.

Proposed dissertation projects must be inscribed in one of the two fundamental themes of the laboratory of excellence.

The first, “Connections to the past: representations and assessments,” seeks a global analysis of representations of the past from every epic: analysis of the processes of creating heritage or the constitution of collective memory (since Antiquity); studies on public reception of contemporary practices of mediating history; propositions of repositories and of modes of interoperability adapted to mediations of history in the digital age.

The second, “Active knowledge of the past: tools and practices of transmission,” seeks to make publicly available several categories of new digitized collections relating to ancient, medieval, and contemporary history. Some of these collections concern the history of disciplines, such as, ethnology, archeology, ethnomusicology, and history of art. This second axis relies on knowledge bases and archives conserved at Paris Ouest (Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (MAE), Bibliothèque de Documentation internationale contemporaine (BDIC), Laboratoires ArScAn, Préhistoire et technologie, LESC), as well as at the French National Library (BnF), the National Museum of Archeology (MAN), and the Quai Branly Museum.

The annual amount of the doctoral fellowship is 20 220 (gross). For the second and third years, the fellow will have the possibility, in accordance with decree no. 2009-464 of April 23, 2009 relating to contractual doctoral students of public institutions of higher education or research, of seeking a supplementary assignment in the form of an additional clause to the research contract.

Eligibility:

The main criteria for evaluating a candidate are the scholarly quality of his/her master’s degree and dissertation project. The selection committee will pay particular attention to a project’s interdisciplinarity and to candidates enrolled in academic programs who seek a career in research, teaching, and/or heritage-promoting agencies and institutions.

In order to promote joint degrees, special attention will be paid to candidates who obtained their master’s degree from a foreign university.

Candidates may have studied at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, any other French university, or abroad,

The candidates must have defended their master’s thesis before the application deadline and must not be enrolled in a PhD program for more than 6 months at the beginning of the doctoral fellowship (October,1st).

 

Elements of the electronic application:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Master’s thesis (pdf) [if applicable];
  • Master’s degree transcripts, copy of diploma and certificate of master’s thesis defense;
  • Completed application form signed by the student’s mentor, host director of graduate studies, and the director of the host unit;
  • Overview of the dissertation (maximum 10,000 characters) and explanation of the subject’s inclusion in the laboratory’s main themes (max. 3,000 characters).

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

NB: Candidates can contact Pierre Rouillard, responsible for the lab’s scholarship and technology, or Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes (allocations14@passes-present.eu), the program director, for more information on matching their project with potential host research directors in the Université Paris Ouest graduate programs.

The complete fellowship application must be sent by 12am, June 25th, 2014. Please use dropbox (which you can download at www.dropbox.com) to share your documents, via the following address allocations14@passes-present.eu

Please, create a single PDF file for you application and name it as the following example: NAME Surname – allocations14.pdf.

Each successfully uploaded application will receive an electronic confirmation.

Interviews will take place July 9th, 2014.

Winners will be announced on July 18th, 2014, at the latest.

 

Contact:

Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes  (allocations14@passes-present.eu)

Places

  • Labex Les passés dans le présent - Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - Maison Max Weber (bât T - bureau 209) - 200 avenue de la République
    Nanterre, France (92001)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Keywords

  • histoire, history, patrimoine, heritage, mémoire, memory, humanités numériques, digital humanities, appropriations sociales, social appropriations, passé, past, legacy, représentations, representations, numérisation, digitization, expositions, exhib

Contact(s)

  • Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes
    courriel : info [dot] aap2017 [at] passes-present [dot] eu
  • Pierre Rouillard
    courriel : allocations14 [at] passes-present [dot] eu

Information source

  • Hélène de Foucaud
    courriel : hdefouca [at] parisnanterre [dot] fr

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