Call for Applications: Zukunftsphilologie Fellowships 2014/2015
Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship
for the academic year 2014-15 in Berlin.
Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2014.
For questions regarding eligibility, please contact program director, Dr. Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin/Forum Transregionale Studien), firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted in English and received by June 25, 2014, addressed to:
Individual research projects should fall within the intellectual framework of Zukunftsphilologie. Projects should have a comparative perspective, whereby the plurality of textual practices, polyphonic textuality, and the trajectories and genealogies of philological traditions are explored. Research projects focusing on intellectual debates, polemics, correspondences, and transregional encounters are especially welcome. In revisiting important philological debates, the goal is not to merely evaluate the argumentative worth of these debates, but rather to reflect on the wider cultural and political context in which these debates emerged and how they have shaped our knowledge of the past. Moreover, an examination of philological debates will shed light on marginal philological traditions and undocumented intellectual positions as well as the ways in which canonical positions were consolidated and normalized.
Fellowships are for a 10-month period starting on October 1, 2014 and ending on July 31, 2015, although shorter stays (5-month minimum) may be considered. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2.500 plus a family supplement (€ 250). Assistance regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants will be fellows of the Dahlem Humanities Center at Freie Universität Berlin and the program Zukunftsphilologie at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies. Through this association they will be integrated into the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the Freie Universität Berlin and will have access to an academic milieu of literary and philological studies as well as to libraries and other research facilities.
The Forum Transregionale Studien is a Berlin-based research organization designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of the directors of universities, research institutes and networks in and outside of Berlin. It supports four research programs: Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship, Rechtskulturen: Confrontations Beyond Comparison, Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe, and Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices.
The Forum Transregionale Studien cooperates with the Max Weber Stiftung and is funded through a public-private partnership. For more information, please visit www.forum-transregionale-studien.de. Zukunftsphilologie is affiliated to Freie Universitaet’s Dahlem Humanities Center as well as to the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies. For further information, please visit www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/dhc/ and www.fsgs.fu-berlin.de.