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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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Vacant Posts at Mecila’s Coordination Office

Vacant Posts at Mecila’s Coordination Office Mecila’s new phase in 2020 will bring not only new Fellows and events, our coordination staff will also grow in numbers. The Coordination Office is hiring a Scientific Manager to undertake the Centre’s overall management and coordinate collaborative activities. Also vacant is the post of Scientific Editor of the Mecila …

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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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Dieter Grimm visits Mecila in São Paulo

Image Credit: Dafne Sampaio Dieter Grimm visits Mecila in São Paulo At the invitation of Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian Center Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America, the renowned German Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Dieter Grimm participated in a special seminar at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) held on November 23th. In …

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MIASA Call for Applications: Fellowships (Junior/Senior)

MIASA Call for Applications: Fellowships (Junior/Senior) The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. MIASA’s three research foci are: sustainable environmental transformation, sustainable conflict management, and sustainable democracy. In its first call for short-term fellowships, MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the …

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