International Visegrad Fund Standard Grant (scientific exchange, research)
January 2014 - January 2015
The project aims to bring together anthropologists and ethnologists from the Visegrad member countries for a two-day conference in Prague (May 26-27, 2014) where they will present and learn of the latest results of their ongoing research on social and cultural change in Central Europe. The conference will be a forum designed to strengthen existing cooperations and create new ties among social scientists who work at academic and scientific institutions in the Visegrad countries. By creating a regional platform, we hope to generate ties and solidarities that will result in research partnerships that will help make local research more manifest on the international arena. The coordinators at project partner institutions are editors of leading scientific publications and leaders in international professional associations (European Association of Social Anthropologists, World Council of Anthropological Associations, European University Association) with a record of prior cooperation and a commitment to the advancement of Central European research worldwide. Conference presenters will be asked to prepare texts which will be included in one of two English-language scientific publications, which will be distributed internationally. The first publication will be a thematic English-language issue of an anthropological journal which will be available in open access format on-line. The other publication will be a book, a collection of texts to be published within an anthropological series of a leading international publisher.
Conference: Rethinking Anthropologies in Central Europe for Global Imaginaries (May 26 - 27, 2014, Vila Lanna, Prague, Czech Republic)
Project Coordinator: Hana Červinková