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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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Open Jobs at Mecila’s Coordination Office

Open Jobs at Mecila’s Coordination Office As Mecila starts its new phase in 2020 we will not only have new Fellows and events, but our staff is also expanding. We are looking for a Scientific Manager, who will take care of the overall management of the Centre and coordinate all its cooperation activities. We are also …

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From Hatred of Difference to Identity Compulsion: Authoritarian Personality Today

From Hatred of Difference to Identity Compulsion: Authoritarian Personality Today How a classic concept stemming from Critical Theory such as that of authoritarian personality can be mobilized in order to face current social contexts? This is the question addressed by Karin Stögner, Professor of Sociology at the University of Passau (Germany), on her open lecture at the …

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Call for Applications 2020

  We are delighted to share our first call for applications for research positions at Mecila in 2020. The Centre will award 4 Junior Fellowships to candidates who have obtained a doctoral degree in humanities or social sciences within the last 5 years, and 5 Senior Fellowships for internationally recognized scholars who hold a permanent …

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Evaluation Panel unanimously recommends the establishment of Mecila

Evaluation Panel unanimously recommends the establishment of Mecila From September 2nd to 4th, Mecila received in São Paulo an international commission of eleven members, including academics and observers, to evaluate the development of the Center during its first two years of operation and its proposal for the next six years. After inspecting Mecila’s physical facilities …

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Event: “From Socionatures to Humanoid Robots: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relations between Humans and Non-Humans”

Event: “From Socionatures to Humanoid Robots: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relations between Humans and Non-Humans” We are living in increasingly technological times in which humanoid robots are gaining agency in social life. This is why we want to discuss from different scientific perspectives how relations between humans and non-humans are defined, negotiated and transformed. This …

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Five new Working Papers available at our site

Five new Working Papers available at our site Our Working Papers Series has just received new contributions! We have five new articles available. Here we bring you an overview of each one. In her article “Conviviality Through Time in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Río de La Plata“, Luciane Scarato, postdoctoral researcher at Mecila, provides a …

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Open calls for research scholarships in the Merian Centre of New Delhi

Open calls for research scholarships in the Merian Centre of New Delhi   The Maria Sibylla Merian Centre – R. Tagore “Metamorphoses of the political: Comparative perspectives on the long twentieth century” (ICAS:MP) from New Delhi, India, is currently receiving applications for post-Phd and senior researchers scholarships for the academic period of July 2020 – …

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