Applications for the funded Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships 2022 are now open. The Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project “Sensitive Provenances” investigates the provenance of human remains from (proto-)colonial contexts in two collections at the University of Göttingen. This project aims to investigate the origin of human remains, the circumstances of acquisition, their transfer to academic collections. Moreover, their use for research and teaching as well as their contemporary socio-political meanings. Alongside research, the project is establishing contacts with representatives of regions from which these human remains originate, discussing their future handling, and initiating restitution processes.
The project focuses on human remains from Oceania and Africa. The Sensitive Provenances project is interdisciplinary and combines different methodological approaches from historical-critical provenance research, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. And, welcomes inquires and applications from potential fellows in these and related fields.
We are seeking to award six short-term fellowships, each lasting from two to three months, for junior researchers from Africa and Oceania who would wish to engage with our project. We are open to all kinds of small projects that propose new perspectives, expand or challenge what we do. The topic, questions, research methods, and interests of the fellows are deliberately kept open in order to facilitate broad perspectives on collections of human remains, their colonial histories, and contemporary meanings and treatment. Queries from the fields of History & Archives, Museum Studies, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, and related areas are welcomed. We also invite proposals for artistic research and interventions that critically engage with the main themes of the project.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 01 March 2022. In order to apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Christian Vogel
For further queries please contact Dr. Christian Vogel.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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