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New Times at Work. Rethinking History and Politics through Delay and Anticipation


Using together elements from contemporary French philosophy (Sartre) and arguments from the German Marxist tradition (Bloch), the project proposes an innovative philosophical approach to investigate the relationship between the concepts of time, history, and historicity. The aims of the proposal are: mapping the sociological, anthropological and historiographical analyses that deal with reconfiguration of social temporality, alternatives both to the progress/future perfect logic and to presentism; setting a new conceptual apparatus for the articulation of the categories of delay and anticipation, to establish a differential and stratified conception of socio-historical time; facing time as a social phenomenon, putting this new conceptual apparatus in friction with the experiences of time in the contemporary world of work.
The main output of the research will be to transform the instruments for the analysis of social times in operators for a political historiography inseparably connected to effective emancipatory practices.
The main outcome of the research will be to produce conceptual instruments appropriate to understand the complex temporal structures of late capitalism, clarifying their relation with contemporary labour and social movements.
The originality and innovation of the project for Historical and Social Sciences, Political Philosophy and Political Theory lies in a new critical approach to the intelligibility of history, adequate to understand the socio-political dynamics in our times.
The action will be conducted together with two distinguished Research Centers: the MAP-University of Liège (BE) and the HistCon-University of Santa Cruz (CA-USA). The action will construct a fruitful collaboration between the Centers and will be a great opportunity for the researcher’s career in European Universities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/corruption
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/political philosophy

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships


Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 248 425,92

Partners (1)

United States
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments