7 de junio de 2018

Expression of Interest: ERC Advanced Grant CIRGEN: Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies

Url: https://eshorizonte2020.es/expressions-of-interests/monica-bolufer

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Valencia (UV) stands out as one of the main public research organisations in Spain, with more than three thousand researchers integrated in 90 departments, 19 institutes and other research units belonging to social, biomedical, human, experimental and formal sciences. Along with human resources, the UV state-of-art premises and facilities, guarantee the quality of a vast scientific and technological offer available to the service of society.
The UV is a leading academic organisation at national level. Shanghai 2014 ranks UV among the top 200-300 universities in the world, and 4th best university in Spain. As per URAP 2014, the University of Valencia ranks third among all Spanish universities, first in Valencia region and 193th in the world.
University of Valencia is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (I to VIII) and other European programmes: Erasmus, Leonardo, Life+, Cost, Third Health Programme, EEA Grants, Daphne III, Creative Europe… acting as several roles: coordinator, contractor, associated contractor, member, host institution... having experience in the development and management of more than 300 European projects as a whole.
UV participated in 78 community actions financed under the VII FP (CSA, Collaborative Projects, MSCA, ERC grants, etc.) with the role of coordinator in 29 of them. Currently, we are participating in 20 projects financed under Horizon 2020, with the role of coordinator in 8 of them, and 16 projects under several European Programmes other than H2020

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

Gender, Knowledge, History and Subjectivity (GECOHIS) is an interdisciplinary research group which spans across the fields of History, Philosophy and Psychology, and incorporates also innovative analytic tools from Humanities and Social Sciences (feminist theory, literary studies, Anthropology, Sociology). It analyses gender discourses in philosophical thought, norms and social imaginaries, both in the past and the present, with a particular interest in their appropriation and negotiation by individuals, male and female. We keep fruitful relationships with Spanish and international researchers and groups at the cutting edge of research.
History is one of our strongest areas. Historians of the group, together with others from the Universities of Cádiz, Palermo and Nacional Autónoma de México, integrate a subgroup (https://generoysubjetividades.wordpress.com/)with a long background of collaboration in projects such as Women and modernity (2005-2007), The civilization of manners and the discipline of behaviour as a historical process (2009-11), The civilizing process and the question of the individual (2012-14), Making the Self: Narratives and Representations of the Modern Subject (2015-18). We convene the European Network for the History and Practice of Biography and have participated in international projects such as Feminism and the Enlightenment (1650-1850) (Leverhulme Trust, 1998-2001), EDULUM. Éducatrices et Lumières (ANR, 2015-17), Cost Action Women Writers in History (2009-13), and Pathologies of solitude, 18th to 21st century (Wellcome Trust, 2018-2021)

Project description:

We will run from 1 October 2018 to september 2023 an ERC AdG: CIRGEN: Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies. This projects offers, for the first time in the field, a truly transnational and transatlantic approach on the role played by women as actors and by gender as a cultural category in the Enlightenment and its legacy to the modern world, knitting together cultural, intellectual, gender and postcolonial history, literary, philosophical and visual studies. It looks at the cultural transfer of gender notions in global perspective around five axes: translation, learned sociability, travel, reading and sensibility, to be explored through textual and iconographic analysis and archival research. Adopting the vantage point of Spain and its empire will allow to question approaches based either on the “national context” or the centre-periphery dichotomy, to reassess the role of the Catholic Enlightenment in the making of modernity and to highlight the mediating roles played by local actors, male and female, in processes of sociocultural change. CIRGEN’s specific objectives are: to challenge dichotomous visions of Enlightenment discourses of gender by stressing their plural contribution to modernity; to decenter customary radial perspectives by stressing multilateral dialogues both within Europe and beyond; to better understand the role played by gender in the cultural geography of Enlightenment, particularly in the construction of the South/North symbolic divide; to produce empirically grounded evidence of the practical and iconic role of women in the making of modern reading publics; to foster innovative scholarship on the gendering of emotions in defining national identities and moral standards of civilization


Researchers interested in applying should submit:
A full CV
 A letter of motivation
A sample of his/her work (published article/essay, selected part of monograph, or paper presented to conference).
Deadline: July 1st 2018