Open Call in HERA ERA-Net on "Uses of the Past" - Deadline 9 April 2015 (outline proposals)

The HERA ERA-Net (Humanities in the European Research Area) has published a Call on "Uses of the Past".

Deadline: 9 April 2015, 19:00 CET (Central European Time)/18:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) (Outline Proposals), October 2015 (Full Proposals)

Publication Date: Mid-January 2015

Weblink (URL): http://heranet.info/hera-jrp-documents-1

Short Call Abstract: 

In order to understand the pressing societal questions of identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity and cultural dynamics across Europe we need new, more complex understandings of how the individuals and societies use and reflect upon the past, taking account of how cultural ideas, traditions and practices are constructed, transferred and disseminated among different agents and regions.
The Call will shed a new light on how (and by whom) European, non-European or global pasts are actively and instrumentally used, and to what ends (including their relation to essential issues such as solidarity, trust and imagined futures) always taking into account an explicit connection to past or present debates or transformations in Europe. It will examine which historically-informed orientations and actions in society are promoted, mobilised and legitimised, and which mechanisms and motives lie behind the work of historical understanding – in arts, film, literature, drama, media, social media, landscapes, public spaces, languages, philosophy and religions as well as in research, education, politics, economics and journalism.

SSH aspects: 

Focus areas of the call:
1. Changing uses of (different) pasts?
2. Uses of the past for identity construction and institutional embedding of norms and values.
3. Uses of the past in media, material culture and public space.
4. Uses of the past: transnational/international/national and regional dimensions, including globalization.
5. Uses of the past: impact on solving current problems, decision making and future policies.

Specific participation requirements: 

The beneficiaries of this Call are eligible scholars located in the countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality (HERA JRP UP countries).

Collaborative Research Projects (CRP) proposals can be submitted by balanced consortia involving four or more Principal Investigators based in four or more different HERA JRP UP countries. Each CRP proposal can apply for research funding up to a maximum amount of 1.2M€ (across all partners) and can be up to 36 months duration.



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