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Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier
Country: France
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  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 702104
    Overall Budget: 185,076 EURFunder Contribution: 185,076 EUR
    Partners: UPVM

    The enduring fascination in anglophone research with the political culture of Elizabethan England has often served to occlude the fact that responses to the Tudor monarch were formulated across renaissance Europe. A pan-European range of dramatic texts bears witness to the anxiety and consuming interest which surrounded Elizabeth I. Such texts have often been neglected or referenced briefly as points of illustration. Moreover, these texts (where afforded any consideration) have most commonly been seen in terms of national traditions of literary production, rather than integrated into a Europe-wide vision of cultural debate and exchange. None of these texts has been considered in recent centuries for their theatrical potential or placed in close conversation with Elizabethan (or post-Elizabethan) literary production. This ambitious comparative project for the early modern period will be achieved through: close & comparative reading of primary texts; evaluative analysis of existing scholarship; consultation of host’s (Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neo-classical Age and the Enlightenment - Montpellier 3) and European archives; consultations with supervisor and advisory colleagues across Europe; engagement in performance-related events; e-networking with academic and non-academic audiences. In the course of this European project, Hiscock will: engage in a wholly transformative training in performance-based research and e-dissemination; produce cutting-edge research which embeds multilingual studies at the heart of early modern studies; disseminate research findings to a host of academic and non-academic audiences. This project engages tightly with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme by: providing professional training in key skills for the applicant, thus enabling him to access significant career progression; investing in wholly innovative interdisciplinary research; enabling international and inter-sector mobility for the applicant.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 835193
    Overall Budget: 2,288,830 EURFunder Contribution: 2,288,830 EUR
    Partners: UPVM

    This project aims at transcending boundaries between « high » and « popular » cultures, here established playwrights and anonymous writers, by investigating their productions for a same medium: puppet and marionette theatre. Focusing on key-periods of drama history (1600-2000) it explores how puppeteers and authors both contribute to the raise of a specific dramaturgy. Introducing these repertoires into the history of Western European drama opens a double ground-breaking perspective: on one side, it exceeds the limits of local inquiries and reveals cultural transfers through social groups and nations; on the other, it leads to reexamine theatre historiography by considering the cohesion of “theatrical systems” (Marotti) and giving visibility to a long despised and scatered corpus. The main objectives are 1) to gather a corpus of representative plays which document the development of puppetry in Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Nederlands, Portugal, Spain); 2) to identify the specific features of puppet and marionette plays and their variations through time, cultural areas, conditions of production and targeted audiences; 3) to re-evaluate the contribution of these repertoires to the construction of European cultural identity. The principal investigator brings to this project, besides a long experience of internationally recognized research, an excellent knowledge of artistic and cultural networks which guarantees the access to primary sources as well as the mobilisation of experts and partner institutions. Using digital humanities tools and methods, the project will produce a platform making available the selected corpus through a data base and searchable thesaurus, and offering innovative resources to the research community, pedagogues, practitioners and public at large. The research will lead to a better integration of puppetry into theatre history, an increased knowledge of its heritage, and a growing institutional recognition.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 101026680
    Overall Budget: 184,708 EURFunder Contribution: 184,708 EUR
    Partners: UPVM

    The iconography of temples is an aspect that has been frequently treated in Egyptian research. Yet, it is still an important source of knowledge for understanding the religion, thought, or ideology of ancient Egypt. In the 18th dynasty (ca. 1539-1292 BC), a time of ideological rebirth and political stability, specific constructions proliferate: the temples of millions of years. This action will conceive how the decoration of these temples possessed a particular iconographic program and how their iconographic programs may reflect the needs of the kingship and legitimacy, as well as to explore the relations of power and identity established at that period. For this purpose, the proposal will focus on a specific aspect: the analysis of the interactions between the royal and funerary worship of the sovereign in the temples of millions of years and in other types of temples dedicated to deities, as well as in relation to the royal and private tombs. A database will, for the first time, gather scenes related to the project. The action will be carried out in the section Égypte Nilotique et Méditerranéenne (ENiM) of the laboratory of Archéologie des Sociétés Méditerranéennes (ASM, UMR 5140, CNRS, University Paul-Valéry, Montpellier) under the supervision of Prof. Marc Gabolde and Prof. Sébastien Biston-Moulin. The host institution is one of the best in the Egyptological field. It has huge experience in editing epigraphic and iconographic primary sources, in project management in Egypt, and has a strong network. The allocation will contribute to the research activities of the host laboratory while developing the own candidate network of contacts through the dissemination/publication of the results and by organizing a scientific workshop. The candidate will particularly develop skills in: database creation, management, and use, with specific training activities at the host institution; budget management; teaching at the university level; organizing scientific conferences.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 812764
    Overall Budget: 3,863,210 EURFunder Contribution: 3,863,210 EUR
    Partners: UPVM, FU, University of Kent, ULP, Charles University

    Today’s world sees masses on the move: across the globe, there are almost one billion international and internal migrants; in the EU alone, there are 57 million residents living outside their country of birth, amounting to over 11% of the EU28 population. This unprecedented global situation requires serious political action. Yet this action will only be effective once the historical, cultural and social roots of migration are properly understood. It is this understanding that the ITN MOVES will provide. The project’s chief objective is to undertake a comparative study of the social and cultural roots of mass mobility, and provide the urgently needed historical analysis that can address the so-called migration crisis of the present through an understanding of the population movements of the past. The network has been set up as an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences who will approach migration as both a condition of modernity and one of its greatest challenges, placing the systematic confrontation of past and present forms of migration at the centre of their activities. Through its innovative training programme, carried out in conjunction with 18 non-academic partners (including NGOs, charities, and the cultural and creative industries), MOVES will enable a new generation of experts gain the historical knowledge required to respond to future migration crises with innovative solutions. The project will generate new knowledge about the shaping of the modern world and provide conceptual tools to avoid short-termism in migration management through its emphasis on enduring cultural patterns, historical context, and migration flows over the long term. The links between contemporary and historical migration that MOVES research will uncover can be used to improve educational provision, inform future policy, and counter the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment across the EU.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 770299
    Overall Budget: 2,998,560 EURFunder Contribution: 2,998,560 EUR
    Partners: University of Vienna, UNIVERSITE DE LA ROCHELLE, BnF, University of Rostock, UH, Universität Innsbruck, ANL, UPVM

    Newspapers collect information about cultural, political and social events in a more detailed way than any other public record. Since their beginnings in the 17th century they are recording billions of events, stories and names, in almost every language, every country and every day. Newspapers were always an important medium for the dissemination of public and political opinions, literary works, essays and art. This thematic wealth sets them at the center stage for anyone interested in European cultural heritage. In the last decades, tens of millions of newspaper pages from European libraries have been digitized and made available online, while national libraries will intensify their digitization efforts in the coming years. There is large demand for access to historical newspapers. At this very moment, probably thousands of European citizens are accessing digitized versions of historical newspapers utilizing digital library services. Whilst the broad public shows general interest in this historical and cultural resource, it is of crucial importance for many humanities scholars. The NewsEye project involves national libraries, humanities and social science research groups and computer science research groups. It addresses a number of challenges, which will result in significant scientific advances, in several directions: * in text recognition, text analysis, natural language processing, computational creativity and natural language generation, with regard to historical newspapers but also more universally, * in digital newspaper research, addressing a number of editorial issues like OCR and article separation, * in digital humanities, in respect to huge amounts of text material, availability of useful tools and possibilities of searching and browsing, * in history, in terms of analyzing historical assets with new methods across different language corpora.