Memory and Memorialization: Representing Trauma and war (signalement)

Je ne saurais que trop vous conseiller de participer à cet appel (UMI Transitions CNRS/NYU) Memory and Memorialization: Representing Trauma and War (date limite 25 juin 2011). J’ai participé à ce programme l’année dernière. Cette année, 12 bourses de 1 à 2 mois sont proposées. Elles comprennent le billet d’avion et surtout le logement à New York, ainsi que statut de Visiting Scholar à NYU et par conséquent l’entrée aux multiples bibliothèques de l’Université (24h/24). L’équipe sur la place est très sympa et un espace de travail est mis à la disposition des jeunes chercheurs. Autant vous dire que l’environnement de travail est quasi-parfait.

Our funding source requires us to limit these fellowships to doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars studying or working in France or the US. Those residing in France will be invited to New York; those residing in the US to Paris and/or Caen. Research topics need not relate to either the United States or France, and candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships will be timed to coincide with our research seminars taking place in New York and Paris from October 2011 to May 2012. All fellowship applications should indicate the month or months when you would like to be in either New York or Paris.

Fellows will play an integral role in our research project, “Memory and Memorialization: Representing Trauma and War.” This project brings together many of the world’s leading academic experts and researchers on memory (in its historical, socio-cultural and neurological manifestations) with top museum professionals and other “memory workers” whose charge is the development and operation of contemporary memorial museums. In doing so, we combine theory and practice both to study questions of memory and memorialization and to place those questions before the public at large. The partnership will create a formal, ongoing platform for exchanges across national, professional and disciplinary boundaries, and it will play a major role in training graduate students working in these areas.

The program focuses on four prominent issues. 1) the perception and representation of historical events; 2) the complex relationships between history and memory; 3) the workings of trauma and resilience; 4) the cognitive and neurobiological dimensions of memory. This original, innovative and interdisciplinary program is unique in its scope and contemporary relevance: it involves two major research institutions (NYU and the CNRS); two major memorial museums (Caen and September 11); and cuts across a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and cognitive sciences.

Fellows are expected to participate in the seminars that take place while they are in residence. They are also asked to submit a 20-page research paper by the end of the summer following their research stay. A selection of the papers will be published in a volume edited by Denis Peschanski and Edward Berenson.

1.. A 1,000-word (4-page) description of the candidate’s research project. 2. A CV 3. One letter of recommendation

Institutions: CNRS (France), New York University (USA), Memorial de Caen (France), National September 11 Memorial and Museum (USA). Program Leaders: Edward Berenson (NYU–edward.berenson@nyu.edu) and Denis Peschanski (CNRS–denis.peschanski@univ-paris1.fr

Photographies: Rémy Besson, CC. Prises pendant le séjour d’étude en septembre/octobre 2010. La seconde représente la salle de lecture de la NYPL.


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