Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe (Forum Transregionale Studien), “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Center for Governance and Culture in Europe/University St. Gallen, German Historical Institute Warsaw, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, and the Centre for Applied Anthropology (Kyiv) invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Transregional Academy
“After Violence: The (Im-)Possibility of Understanding and Remembering”.
Our Transregional Academy will address issues related to the understanding
and remembering of traumatic experiences of physical and symbolic violence
that occurred during the 20th and 21st centuries. This violence was prolonged
by the erasure of memory, through silence, oblivion, fear, indifference, and manipulation
of the public consciousness. The Academy will consider problems of
representation and the silencing of traumas in various kinds of narrative texts
(memories, fiction, journalistic texts, historiography, cinema, graphic arts, paintings,
monuments and other symbolic structures). The Transregional Academy
will predominantly focus on Ukraine, which became one of the main battlefields
of the 20th century, profoundly affected by revolutions, the two world wars, and
the Holocaust. Ukraine now represents a space of both military and symbolic
conflict. The Academy additionally wants to explore studies covering the wider
Eastern-European region, seeking original and productive comparisons with
similar phenomena beyond Ukraine. Researchers engaged in interdisciplinary
work in the humanities and social sciences are highly welcomed.
Academy language: English
The organizers cover all costs of travel and accommodation.
How to Apply
The Transregional Academy is targeted at doctoral and postdoctoral researchers
wishing to present their current projects that concentrate on the themes relevant
to the questions raised above. Although the Transregional Academy focuses on
Ukraine and Eastern Europe, comparative perspectives on the above-mentioned
issues from other regions are highly welcomed.
— A CV (max. 3 pages);
— A three- to five-page outline of the project the applicant is currently working
on, with a brief introductory summary thereof;
— A sample of an academic writing (in any language);
— The names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no
letters of recommendation required).
The application should be written in English and sent via email as one pdf file to
Please specify the topic of the Academy: “After Violence” in the subject line of
Deadline for applications is 3 February 2019.
Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe
Forum Transregionale Studien
Wallotstrasse 14, 14193 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 89001-433
Telefax: +49 (0)30 89001-440