[artinfo] patterns lectures
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Tue Jan 19 09:09:47 CET 2010
Az Erste Stiftung Kulturalis Programjanak Palyazata
egyetemi kurzusok tamogatasara
PATTERNS_Researching and Understanding Recent Cultural History
PATTERNS is a transnational programme of the culture programme of
ERSTE Foundation. The aim of PATTERNS is to research and understand
recent cultural history in Central and South Eastern Europe. PATTERNS
initiates, commissions and supports contemporary culture projects and
academic activities in a variety of formats and media. The programme
focuses on the visual arts and culture of the 1960s until today.
The call is launched to encourage the development of new university
courses in the fields of art history, cultural studies and cultural
sciences. The call addresses lecturers at public universities in
Central and South Eastern Europe that share PATTERNS' areas of
interest and who are interested in developing new courses that tackle
the topics of PATTERNS. We support course development, study visits,
literature purchase, as well as guest lectures.
PATTERNS aims to document, analyse and investigate different aspects
of and practices related to the transformation of daily life and
culture in Central and South Eastern Europe, while accounting for the
pluralities that describe the region. PATTERNS seeks to promote
understanding and knowledge of a differently lived past, which can
facilitate a shared present and future. In doing so, it takes on the
role of a “contemporary witness”. The initiative focuses on the 1960s
and 1970s, as well as on the “transition” period leading up to the
present. The period commonly known as "transition" is, without
question, an important historical turning point, not only in the sense
of reshaping and redefining what art and culture could mean in a
post-totalitarian society: At historical and geographical fault lines,
stories and historical documents emerge.
What we are interested in
We are particularly interested in courses which:
* are newly developed and were not held before
* analytically deal with the time period starting from the 1960s
up to the present, but also with the year of transition in 1989
* deal with cultural phenomena before 1989 until today, including
aspects of popular, marginal and counter culture.
Whom we support
The call addresses lecturers at public universities in Central and
South Eastern Europe that offer study programmes in the fields of art
history, cultural studies and cultural sciences and related fields. We
support lecturers at public universities who are interested in
developing new courses that tackle the topics of PATTERNS. Course
proposals by external lecturers must be embedded in the framework of a
public higher education institution.
Courses should be held in the academic year 2010/2011.
Whom we do not support
We offer funding exclusively to public universities. Course proposals
by external lecturers must be embedded in the framework of a public
higher education institution. Grants are not made to individuals or
7th March, 2010.
All application documents have to be sent by e-mail to
patterns at wus-austria.org by the deadline.
For further information please refer to the Guide for Applicants; the
Application Form and the Guide can be downloaded from
If you have further questions please contact us by email
patterns at wus-austria.org.
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