Julien Wacquez: Research & CV

The Grammar of Likelihood: The Attachement to Reality of Sci-Fi Practitioners

Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Contact: julien.wacquez@cefres.cz

My PhD deals with our ways of understanding the affinities between science-fiction narratives and scientific activity. Some of such narratives tend to pose problems that need to be solved by scientific activity and that researchers, in some disciplinary fields, actually recourse to sci-fi to produce knowledge or to elaborate new working hypothesis. I am therefore interested in the way sci-fi narratives fill in scientists.

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Adéla Klinerová : Research & CV

Modern French Architecture in the Context of Czech and East-Central European Nineteenth-Century Architecture 

Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Contact: adela.klinerova@cefres.cz

My PhD deals with the appropriation of French architectural language in modern times in the Czech lands and more largely, in East-Central Europe. It focuses on a singular trend of 19th century historicism pertaining to Neo-Renaissance and eclecticism.

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Mihai-Dan Cîrjan: Research & CV

Indebtedness and Credit Relations in Times of Crisis: Reinventing the State by Governing Economic Life in Post-Liberal Romania (1929-1944)

Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Contact: mihai-dan.cirjan@cefres.cz

As a comparative social historian, most of my work focuses on the history of interwar capitalism in Eastern Europe and Latin America. My current research looks at the contentious debates regarding the restructuring of Romanian credit relations after the Great Depression, with a special emphasis on the private debt of rural communities and the state’s sovereign debt. It shows how, following one of the most dramatic debt crises of the 20th century, the social conflicts surrounding debt and credit became one of main arenas for articulating contending views of market relations and the capitalist economy.
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Mathieu Lericq: Research & CV

Troubling Intimacies in Communist Poland Films (1968-1989): the Birth of a Bio-Cinema?

Research Area 2: Norms & Transgressions

Contact: mathieu.lericq@cefres.cz

My research project deals with the presence and values granted to bodies in East-Central European cinema during the Communist era (1968-1989). At the crossroad between aesthetics and anthropology, it aims at showing how the images related to affective, family and sexual relationships became a space where modalities of “resistance” pertaining to civil society could develop. Continue reading Mathieu Lericq: Research & CV

French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences – Prague