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Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America

Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America The Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America examines past and present forms of social, political, and cultural conviviality in Latin America and the Caribbean. It employs conviviality as an analytical concept to describe ways of …

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Veranstaltungsreihe: Berliner Brasiliendialoge | Brasilien im multiplen Krisenmodus

Brasilien durchläuft aktuell mehrere, simultane Krisen: Politisch setzt der Zuwachs des Rechtsextremismus die demokratischen Institutionen sowie das demokratische Miteinander immer mehr unter Druck. Wirtschaftlich verfestigt sich die seit 2015 anhaltende Stagnation durch die politische Verharmlosung der Pandemie und die daraus folgende unkontrollierte Verbreitung des Coronavirus. Ökologisch führen bewusste Lockerungen von Umweltauflagen und eine gezielte Schwächung …

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Event | Konvivilität: die Zukunft unseres Zusammenlebens

In der gegenwärtigen gesellschaftlichen und ökologischen Krisensituation ist dringend eine Vorstellung davon gefragt, wie eine Zeit nach dem Neoliberalismus aussehen kann. Das zweite konvivialistische Manifest stellt eine politische Philosophie vor, die konsequent relational und pluriversal angelegt ist, die das Zusammenleben der Menschen untereinander und das Verhältnis zur Natur auf neue, glaubwürdige und überzeugende Grundlagen stellen …

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Mecila and CLACSO organize joint event in november

Ciclo de Diálogos MECILA/ CLACSO Desafíos de la conviavilidad: medialidades y desigualdades en tiempos de pandemia El Consejo Latino Americano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) y el Mecila invitan para el ciclo de encuentros virtuales “Desafíos de la conviavilidad: medialidades y desigualdades en tiempos de pandemia”.  Los tres encuentros son actividades abiertas y gratuitas con transmisión …

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Call for Applications: Senior and Junior Fellows 2021

Until December 6 Mecila will receive applications for its 2021 Junior and Senior Fellowships. Candidates from all fields are invited to apply. Due to unforeseeable developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, recipients may be awarded a digital, hybrid, or in-person Fellowship depending on individual circumstances. The duration of each Fellowship is 9 months (from 1 …

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Mecila Working Paper #26

“Marginal Conviviality: on inequalities and the reproduction of violence”, by Gabriel Feltran In this ethnography of marginal conviviality in São Paulo, Brazil, the author addresses the theoretical framework of conviviality-inequality in social contexts marked by state and interpersonal violence. A life story, followed empirically from 2005-2018 in a district of São Paulo, guides the argumentation. …

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New video series: Mecila Glossary

Our new video series “Mecila Glossary” addresses the need to make concepts and ideas from the humanities and social sciences more accessible in plain language and friendly formats. We are inviting academics from our network to explain keywords related to our research interests. In the first episode, Maya Manzi, a former postdoctoral researcher at Mecila, …

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Thematic Research Group 2020

We invite candidates to apply for a ten-week grant for a Thematic Research Group on conservatisms. The group should include two Senior Fellows (Experienced Scholars) and two Junior Fellows (scholars who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the last five years). At least one group member must be affiliated to one of Mecila’s seven partner …

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Mecila Fellows 2020

We are honoured to announce that our first group of Junior and Senior Fellows has started their research activities at Mecila! We warmly welcome our Junior Fellows Juliana Streva (FU Berlin), Léa Tosold (USP), Ricardo Castellón (UzK), and Clemente Penna (UFRJ). They are distinguished early-career scholars that have recently obtained their doctoral degrees in the …

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