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Social PracticE Cultural Trauma and REestablishing Solid Sovereignties

Objective

"The objective of this project is to build upon, solidify, formalise and condense the recently initiated, but as yet informal, relationships between leading research institutions representing different regions and historical traditions in order to conduct joint research and participate in knowledge exchange to identify new paradigms for understanding how national identities are disrupted and formed by the traumas of history. By moving this consortium from an informal, ad hoc set of alliances to a structured programme of exchanges, the SPeCTReSS programme, we will generate new research results and new methodologies across the disciplinary spectrum we represent, a rich transfer of knowledge between institutions, research groups and culturally inscribed traditionas of scholarship, generating the basis for long term, sstainable cooperation between the partners. The basis of the research question we share is as follows: In contemporary scholarship, much discussion of national identity is framed in a context of something specific that has come before: post-colonial, post-war, post-apartheid, post-communism, etc.. More useful, however, than such contested terms as nationalism or patriotism, is that of cultural trauma. ""culturally defined and interpreted shock to the cultural tissue of a society."" SPeCTReSS will pursue this revised notion not just in theoretical and historical terms, but focussing on the cultural production of affected communities."

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 170 100
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)

Participants (4)

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Berger (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 113 400
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Bilczewski (Dr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET POLITICKIH ZNANOSTI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Lepusiceva 6
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nebojsa Blanusa (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ene Koresaar (Dr.)