[Humanist] 26.956 ESF Humanities update

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 11 07:27:38 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 956.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:42:14 +0000
        From: European Science Foundation <hum at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF Humanities Update - April 2013

APRIL 2013

Publication of Science Policy Briefing "Cultural Literacy in Europe Today"

The Science Policy Briefing is an outcome of the ESF-COST project set up in 2009 with the aim of exploring the specificity, reach and contribution of Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) research. In the last decades of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, the contribution made to European science, society and intellectual cultures by work produced by scholars trained in literary studies increased significantly and witnessed radical changes. Designating this research field as ‘literary and cultural studies’, or LCS, gives it a name and an identity.

The SPB focuses on its broad societal resonance, highlighting the relevance of LCS research to policy-makers and to society in general. It argues that LCS research makes a key contribution to analysing European identities and cultures and has a significant role to play in enhancing the essential responses to a range of broader issues facing Europe today. The document concludes with a set of specific recommendations to stakeholders on ways forward.

Download the SPB<https://go.madmimi.com/redirects/1365583265-c967d2e3be1d8ee4f8636789528e2eab-14da5e6?pa=402145344814016909>


2013 Call for ESF Exploratory Workshops proposals

The Call is open to proposals across all scientific domains. The focus of the scheme is to foster meetings that aim to open up new directions in research or to explore emerging research fields with potential impact on new developments in science. Proposals should also demonstrate the potential for initiating follow-up actions. Proposals will be evaluated on the potential to create breakthroughs and form the basis for new areas of research and/or innovative applications, or the changing of paradigms.

ESF Exploratory Workshops awards are intended for small, interactive and output-oriented discussion meetings of minimum 15, maximum 30 participants and up to a maximum value of 15000 EUR. Awards are for workshops to be held in the calendar year 2014 (1 February - 31 December).

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 18 April 2013 (16:00 CET).
Full details at http://www.esf.org/workshops<https://go.madmimi.com/redirects/1365583265-1d190121279df591364e1e0b79f41574-14da5e6?pa=402145344814016909>.


Publication of strategic workshop report “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”

The substance of the presentations and discussions at the workshop ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding collaboration between the social sciences and the life sciences’, hosted by Professor Nikolas Rose at King’s College, London, are captured in a Strategic Workshop Report, drafted by Des Fitzgerald and published in February 2013.

The report highlights the need for some very pragmatic forms of institutional support if such experiments in interdisciplinarity are to flourish. But it also suggests that, if the right conditions are provided, we can begin to overcome the perceived divide between ‘the social’ and ‘the biological’ that has inhibited the emergence of a genuinely human science.

The report concludes with a number of practical recommendations, addressed to researchers, research administrators, funders and policy makers, that would help enable and improve collaboration between social scientists and life scientists in the interests of reaching a deeper understanding of human and social phenomena.

Download the report<https://go.madmimi.com/redirects/1365583265-c494a6271b3a620e7ae4789b50ea5813-14da5e6?pa=402145344814016909>


Euroscience Open Call

The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA) 2013

The Award is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership and is dedicated to PhD candidates only.

The Award is granted each year but the prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work.

The Award consists of a Certificate and a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city.

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2013
More information: http://www.euroscience.org/eyra-2013.html

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