CFA (CNRS): TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020-2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social and human sciences. 

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers – one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center) – around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy Grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grants).

The second TANDEM team, based in CEFRES, will work for two years, starting in February 2020. ERC projects can be submitted no more than twice during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020, and then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2020 (the so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the TANDEM team will be appointed for 50% of his/her work time (0,5 pracovního úvazku) at CEFRES with extra salary.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and the Charles University.

The constitution of the TANDEM team is planned according to the following agenda:

January 3, 2019: Publication of the call for applications

May 15, 2019: Deadline for the 1st round of applications for CNRS researchers and AV ČR researchers. For CNRS applicants, it is recommended (but not compulsory) to have already found a partner from AV ČR. Applications are to be addressed to CEFRES Director, Mr. Jérôme Heurtaux (jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz) and CEFRES Executive Assistant, Ms. Adéla Landová (adela.landova@cefres.cz). The files for the application are available here:

TANDEM Application Form CNRS
Annex 2 – Letter of commitment of the CAS Researcher
Annex 4 – Letter of commitment of the CNRS Researcher
Annex 5 – Research Project

May 31, 2019: Pre-selection of the 3 best applications by a committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, CEFRES, and CNRS. The pre-selection will be based on the quality of the research projects and their potential for an ERC application.

June 1–5, 2019: Submission by the 3 pre-selected applicants of a project title and a 3-line description for the open call for applications for a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES, co-funded by the Charles University and CEFRES, for 2 years (2020-2022). The call will be advertised on both Charles University‘s and CEFRES‘s websites. See the last CFA (for 2017-2019).

September 15, 2019: Deadline for the 2nd round for the 3 pre-selected researchers (from CNRS and/or AV ČR). The names and details related to their CNRS or AV ČR counterparts within the TANDEM team must be enclosed in these final applications.

October 4, 2019: Selection of the 2020-2022 TANDEM team by the committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, UK, CEFRES, and CNRS. The final selection will be based on the potential of the team for the ERC application.

November 2019: Deadline for application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team to CNRS for a 7 months-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020.

March 2020: Deadline for the application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team for her/his two-year “affectation” at CEFRES (September 2020–August 2022).

Contacts

Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find a potential AV ČR research partner, to the following coordinators: 

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.
E-mail: petrasova@udu.cas.cz

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM program. The CEFRES Director may help CNRS (or AV ČR) applicants to find potential AV ČR (or CNRS) research partners.
E-mail: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz

Helena Štefanová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287.
E-mail: stefanova@kav.cas.cz

CFA (AV ČR): TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020–2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities. 

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy Grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grants).

The second TANDEM team will work for two years, starting in February 2020. It will be based at CEFRES. ERC projects may be submitted no more than twice during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020, then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2020 (so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the TANDEM team will be appointed for 50% of his/her work time (0,5 pracovního úvazku) at CEFRES with extra salary.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and the Charles University.

The constitution of the TANDEM team is planned according to the following agenda:

January 3, 2019: Publication of the call for applications.

 May 15, 2019: Deadline for the 1st round of applications for CNRS researchers and AV ČR researchers. For AV ČR applicants, it is recommended (but not compulsory) to have already found a partner from CNRS. Applications are to be addressed to the Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1, (stefanova@kav.cas.cz). You can download the application form and annexes here:

TANDEM Application Form AV ČR
Annex 2 – Letter of commitment of the CAS Researcher
Annex 4 – Letter of commitment of the CNRS Researcher
Annex 5 – Research Project

May 31, 2019: Pre-selection of the 3 best applications by a committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, CEFRES, UK, and CNRS. The pre-selection will be based on the quality of the research projects and their potential for an ERC application.

June 1–5, 2019: Submission by the 3 AV ČR pre-selected applicants of a project title and 3-line description for the open call for applications for a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES, co-funded by the Charles University and CEFRES, for 2 years (2020-2022). The call will be advertised on both Charles University’s and CEFRES’s websites.

September 15, 2019: Deadline for the 2nd round for the 3 pre-selected researchers (from CNRS and/or AV ČR). The name and details related to their CNRS or AV ČR counterpart within the TANDEM team must be enclosed in these final applications.

October 4, 2019: Selection of the 2020-2022 TANDEM team by the committee. The final selection will be based on the potential of the team for an ERC application. Among the members of the commission nominated by AV ČR are the CEFRES Director and representatives from CNRS and UK.

November 2019: Deadline for application of the CNRS researcher of the TANDEM team to CNRS for a 7 months-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020.

March 2020: Deadline for the application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team for her/his two-year “affectation” at CEFRES (September 2020–August 2022).

Contacts

Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find a potential CNRS research partner, to the following coordinators:

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.
E-mail: petrasova@udu.cas.cz

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM project. The CEFRES Director may help AV ČR (or CNRS) applicants find potential CNRS (or AV ČR) research partner.
E-mail: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz

Helena Štefanová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287.
E-mail: stefanova@kav.cas.cz

CFA: TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020-2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant).

The second team in the TANDEM program will work 2 years, starting in February 2020. It will be based at CEFRES. ERC projects can be submitted no more than twice a year during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020, and then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2020 (so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the team in the TANDEM program will be appointed for 50% of her/his work time at CEFRES is funded by AV ČR.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and the Charles University (UK).

IMPORTANT: This call is simultaneously launched by AV ČR (for researchers of AV ČR) and by CNRS (for researchers of CNRS). Applications are to be written in English (preferably) or in French.

Please find below the:
Call for applications for researchers of CNRS (French version)
Call for applications for researchers of CNRS (English version)
Call for applications for researchers of AV ČR (Czech version)
Call for applications for researchers of AV ČR (English version)

Contacts

Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find your research partner, to the following coordinators:

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.
E-mail: petrasova@udu.cas.cz

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM project. The CEFRES Director may help AV ČR or CNRS applicants to find potential CNRS or AV ČR research partners.
E-mail: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz

Helena Štefanová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287
E-mail: stefanova@kav.cas.cz

Giovanna Capponi: Research & CV

Perceptions and politics of wild boar management in Central Italy

Research Project: Bewildering Boar

Contact: giovanna.capponi(@)cefres.cz

Giovanna is trained as a social anthropologist with a particular interest in human-environment relation, human-animal studies, cultural and historical ecology and ‘natureculture’. During her PhD at the University of Roehampton (London), she conducted an extensive multi-sited fieldwork looking at animal sacrificial practices and perception of the environment in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, developing her own perspectives in the fields of anthropology of ritual, material culture and human-animal studies. She worked within the AHRC-funded “Cultural and Scientific Perception of Human Chicken Interaction” interdisciplinary project, which brought together researchers in different fields to study the significance of fowls in human cultures through history and in the present days.

At CEFRES she is starting a second fieldwork within the TANDEM “Bewildering Boar” project, focusing on the management of wild boars in the Central Appenine in Italy.

Project: Perceptions and politics of wild boar management in Central Italy

This project aims at drawing perspectives on human-environment relations and on the sociology of science, especially in how ‘scientific’ notions regarding the environment intertwine and are constructed together with cultural practices and discourses. In particular, it will focus on the management of wild boars and wild fauna in National Parks in Central Italy (Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi and Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini) and in the surrounding rural areas.  By analysing the conflicts between local farmers, hunting associations, forestry managers, conservationsist and ecologists, this research is meant to provide an Italian ethnographic study on the entanglements between ‘nature’ and society in Europe within the TANDEM Bewildering Boar project.

CV

Education

2018: PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Roehampton)

2013: MA in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology (Università di Bologna)

2011: MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies (SOAS)

2009: BA in Anthropological Sciences (Università di Bologna)

Awards

2017: Radcliffe Brown Trust Fund / Sutasome Award – Royal Anthropological Institute (London)

2014: RAI Horniman Museum Collecting Initiative – Royal Anthropological Institute, Horniman Museum and Gardens (London)

Publications
Peer reviewed chapters and papers
  • in preparation – 2020 Chaos in the Street, Order in the Kitchen:Practices of Consumption and Redistribution Amongst Squatters in London. in Food, Culture & Society, Eds. K. Graf & E. Mescoli
  • in preparation – 2019 The garden and the market: human-environment relations and collective imaginary in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé between Italy and Brazil,in Latin American Religions and Religiosities, Studia Religiologica, Eds. J. Bahia & R. Siuda-Ambroziak. Jagiellonian University of Krakow: Krakow
  • under press – 2019 Sobre a importância das palavras: breve apologia do termo “sacrifício”, in Araújo P.C., Candomblé sem sangue. Appris Editora: Curitiba.
  • 2018 Skipping, in The Global Encyclopedia of Informality vol. 2. A. Ledeneva UCL Press: London, pp. 41-44
  • 2014 Chaos in the Street, Order in the Kitchen: Pratica gastro-politiche di consumo e ridistribuzione tra gli squatters di Londra, in Pop Food, il cibo dell’etnografia. Z. A. Franceschi & V. Peveri, Odoya Editore: Bologna, pp. 53-80
Selected conference papers
  • 2017 Deuses ou ciborgues? Uma análise multiespécies do conceito de assentamento no candomblé, in Anais da VI Reunião de Antropologia da Ciência e Tecnologia. vol. 3, n. 3. USP: São Paulo
  • 2015 “Eu me declaro”: diálogo sobre transformações, autodefinições e reivindicações políticas nos cultos afro brasileiros, In. II Simpósio Sudeste ABHR: Gênero e religião: Violência, fundamentalismos e política, PUC/SP: São Paulo, with Patrício Carneiro Araú

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: phenomenology and Literature

LecturerBenedetta Zaccarello (CNRS / CEFRES)
Inscription: Department of German and French Philosophy, FHS UK
When & where: Thursdays 4/4, 11/4, 25/4, 9/5, 16/5, 23/5, 11h00-12h20, CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1
Language: French

Élu à la chaire de Philosophie du Collège de France en 1952, Maurice Merleau-Ponty dispensa pendant sa première année d’enseignement le cours intitulé Recherches sur l’usage littéraire du langage. Ces leçons permettent de mieux comprendre le rôle joué par la littérature dans la philosophie de Merleau-Ponty, notamment en ce qui concerne l’élaboration d’une nouvelle méthodologie phénoménologique en dialogue avec (et en opposition à) la pensée critique de Sartre. L’étude de ces textes, ainsi que leur comparaison avec le projet laissé inachevé et publié posthume sous le titre de La Prose du monde, nous aidera à mieux comprendre l’évolution de la pensée de Merleau-Ponty ainsi que le débat philosophique de l’époque sur la question de la littérature.

Cultural Industry: Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse and Critical Theory of Media. 2

LecturerBenedetta Zaccarello (CNRS / CEFRES)
Inscription: Departement of German and French Philosophy, FHS UK
When & where: Wednesdays 3/4, 10/4, 24/4, 15/5, 22/5, 9:30-12h20, CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1
Language: French

Syllabus
Throughout a close reading of some texts of Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the course aims to understand the contemporary use of mass media as the result of an historical process of evolution in our approaches to creativity and communication.

French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences – Prague