Samstag, 14. September 2019, 10:00 - Freitag, 20. September 2019, 15:00

Vienna-Jerusalem Graduate School 2019 - Call for Applications

Memory and Media – Media of Memory, Jerusalem, Israel, Deadline for Application: July 18, 2019

The Center for Austrian Studies in the European Forum at the Hebrew University and the Austrian Academy of Sciences/Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History invite early Post-Docs, PhD and advanced Master students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and universities in Austria to apply for the second Vienna-Jerusalem Graduate School. The joint project of both institutions offers the opportunity to present and discuss current research projects in the fields of Memory Studies, Media Studies, History, German and Austrian Studies with fellow young researchers and international experts.
The second Vienna-Jerusalem Graduate School focuses on the complex relationship between media and memory. Media are not only important carriers for memory processes, memories are themselves significantly mediated. Media are on the one hand a crucial agent of memory. Memory processes on the other hand affect media use and practices.
We invite proposals dealing with memory in relation to various media types, including photography, film, television, literature, exhibitions, visual arts, memorials, historical sites and digital media environments. We are especially interested in discussing the intersections between media and memories on different levels: personal, communicative, public, cultural and transnational memory. Proposals referring to the following three interrelated fields are particularly welcomed: 

•    The role of media in transnational and global memory environments
•    The interaction between space, sound, images and material objects
•    Media and memory in the digital age

Successful candidates are required to actively participate in the Vienna-Jerusalem Graduate School and present their research in a fifteen minute oral presentation. Confirmation will be send until the beginning of August. The organizing institutions cover flight expenses from Austria as well as transportation, subsistence and accommodation costs in Israel.   
Language: English