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Doctoral fellowships at the cluster of excellence (LabEx) "Pasts in the Present"

Allocations doctorales du labex « Les passés dans le présent »

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Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

The cluster of excellence (Labex) Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory, will award three (3) doctoral fellowships, in July 2016, for dissertations undertaken at one of the graduate programs of the University of Paris West Nanterre La Defense. The Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory cluster of excellence is concerned with the presence of the past in contemporary society. The cluster 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. The reflection is interdisciplinary and organised in two fundamental themes. The first, “Connections to the Past: Representations and Assessments,” seeks a global analysis of representations of the past from every epoch (from prehistory to the present). The second, “Active Knowledge of the Past: Practices and Tools of Transmission,” is based on documentary and archival resources and collections conserved by the cluster’s different partners.

Announcement

Presentation

The cluster of excellence (Labex) “Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory,” will award three (3) doctoral fellowships, in July 2016, 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, 2016.

The candidates have to enroll in one of the host units, conducting a project within the cluster in January 2016, on the list below.

The host units and Labex partners are:

The following research units can also host PhD students :

Themes

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

The Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory cluster of excellence is concerned with the presence of the past in contemporary society. The cluster 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. The reflection is interdisciplinary and organised in two fundamental themes. The first, “Connections to the Past: Representations and Assessments,” seeks a global analysis of representations of the past from every epoch (from prehistory to the present). The second, “Active Knowledge of the Past: Practices and Tools of Transmission,” is based on documentary and archival resources and collections conserved by the cluster’s different partners. It seeks to make available, for different audiences, new digitized collections, which, for some, contribute to the history of disciplines (archaeology, ethnology, ethnomusicology). Digital Humanities, along with questions of modelizations, frames of reference, uses, digital culture, are transverse to these two themes.

The research is organised into four (4) themes which are at the crossroads of history, heritage and memory. They create interdisciplinary dynamics and transversalities between research and heritage professions:

Representations and uses of the past from every epoch (from the eldest to the most contemporary): historiographies, history of representations in various epochs, migration of works and images, memory policies, heritage policies, etc.) ;

The effects of the mediation of the past, analyzed from the perspective of social and cultural appropriations of memory and heritage policies, on one hand, and of new digital uses of sources for history, on the other hand (future of online digitized heritage, uses of social networks, etc.);

History, heritage, memory: new sources for new uses (new archives depositors, collecting testimonies for oral history, research-action dynamics, etc.);

History, heritage, memory: new digital access, new perspectives (history of sciences, epistemology, process of creation of knowledge; sources for history and Linked Data; impact of the digital access to sources on the creation of knowledge; process of heritage creation in a digital context, etc.)

Eligibility

  • The candidates must either not be enrolled in a PhD programme but have defended their master’s thesis before the application deadline or not be enrolled in a PhD programme for more than 6 months at the beginning of the doctoral fellowship. These candidates are eligible for a 3-year fellowship.
  • In exceptional cases, the candidates can be enrolled in a PhD for maximum 1 year at the beginning of the doctoral fellowship. These candidates are eligible for a 2-year fellowship.
  • Candidates may have studied at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, any other French university, or abroad.

Scientific criteria

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.

Remuneration

The annual amount of the doctoral fellowship is 20 220€ (gross). The fellow will have the possibility of seeking a supplementary assignment according to the rules of the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

Elements of the electronic application:

  1. Completed application form signed by the student’s mentor, host director of graduate studies, and the director of the host unit;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Cover letter;
  4. 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);
  5. Master’s degree transcripts, copy of diploma and certificate of master’s thesis defense;
  6. Master’s thesis (pdf) [if applicable].

Elements of the paper application:

  1. Completed application form signed by the student’s mentor, host director of graduate studies, and the director of the host unit;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Cover letter;
  4. 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);
  5. Master’s degree transcripts, copy of diploma and certificate of master’s thesis defense.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

NB: Candidates can contact Marie-Claire Lavabre, Scientific and technical director, or Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes (allocations16@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

2pm (Paris time), June 17th, 2016.

Please use dropbox to share your documents, via the following address allocations16@passes-present.eu

Please, create a single PDF file for you application and name it as the following example: NAME Surname – allocations16.pdf.

Paper application must be sent to the following address :

  Labex Les passés dans le présent
  Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  Maison Max Weber (Bât. W)
  200 avenue de la République
  92001 Nanterre Cedex
  FRANCE

Each successfully uploaded application will receive an electronic confirmation.

Interviews will take place July 4th, 2016.

Panel

The panel will be composed of :

  • The Head of the Graduate Programs at the University Paris Ouest  Nanterre La Défense;
  • Mrs Marie-Claire Lavabre, Senior researcher CNRS, Scientific director of the cluster;
  • M. Pierre Rouillard, Senior researcher emeritus CNRS;
  • 1 Senior researcher exterior to the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and to the cluster

Winners will be announced on July 11th, 2016, at the latest.

Places

  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Bâtiment Max Weber - 200 avenue de la République
    Nanterre, France (92)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 17, 2016

Keywords

  • patrimoine, mémoire, bourse, doctorat, PhD, fellowship, heritage, memory

Contact(s)

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

Information source

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

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« Doctoral fellowships at the cluster of excellence (LabEx) "Pasts in the Present" », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, https://calenda.org/364608

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