Dr hab. Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska received National Science Centre’s SONATA BIS 10 grant

We are happy to announce that dr hab. Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska, prof. ISS PAS obtained funding under the SONATA BIS 10 competition for the implementation of the project “Linguistic diversity in Poland: collateral languages, language-oriented activities and conceptualization of collective identity”.

427 applications were submitted in the SONATA BIS 10 call, 76 of them will receive funding with a total of almost PLN 179 million. In the HS panel – Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts, 12 research projects out of 88 submitted were qualified for funding. It is worth noting that the project of dr hab. Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska was at the forefront of the ranking list, in third place.

SONATA BIS is a competition for research projects in which the principal investigator must be a researcher with a PhD degree conferred within 5 to 12 years before the proposal submission year. The aim of the research project is to create a new research team to conduct basic research.

More information on webpage:

https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2021-02-15-wyniki-konkursow-maestro-12-sonata-bis-10

International Conference: Conventional and unconventional ways of transmitting and revitalizing minoritized languages in European context and beyond, 8–9 September 2021, Warsaw

Over the last few decades, we can observe a great interest in sustaining the linguistic diversity of the world. Not only are there a growing number of language activists and activities aimed at protecting minority languages at the legal level so that they are recognized by states and dominant communities, but also to maintain them in use and to reinstate their lost domains of usage. Scholars researching language shift and loss, language revival and revitalization underline that the chosen strategy and its effectiveness depend on multiple factors, such as the ethnolinguistic vitality of a speech community, the level of language loss, language attitudes and language trauma. All these factors influence (potential) speakers’ opportunities, capacity and motivation to use and to transmit the language which always has a lower position on the linguistic market than the dominant languages.

Read moreInternational Conference: Conventional and unconventional ways of transmitting and revitalizing minoritized languages in European context and beyond, 8–9 September 2021, Warsaw

Robert David Borges, PhD, received National Science Centre’s POLS grant

POLS is a scheme designed to support researcher mobility, implemented in the form of small grants awarded to international researchers who wish to conduct their research in Poland. From 2021, Robert David Borges, PhD, will implement his two-year project entitled ‘New speakers of minority languages: proficiency, variation, and change’ at the ISS PAS.

The call attracted 99 proposals totalling more than 74 million PLN, 39 of which were recommended for funding, including 10 in arts, humanities and social sciences (HS).

POLS is one of three calls funded under the third edition of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 within the framework of the “Research” programme, in which the NCN serves as the operator responsible for basic research.

Details can be found on the National Science Centre’s website: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2020-12-16-wyniki-konkursu-pols?language=en

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Dr Agnieszka Aysen Kaim, laureate of the OPUS 19 call of the National Science Center

Dr Agnieszka Aysen Kaim, laureate of the OPUS 19 call of the National Science Center

We are happy to inform that the project „From a partitioned Poland to the Ottoman Empire – Go-betweens throughout the nineteenth century as transcultural agents in the exchange of ideas between Europe and the Ottoman Empire” – Project Investigator – dr Agnieszka Aysen Kaim, received funding under the OPUS 19 competition of the National Science Center.

In the OPUS 19 competition, 2424 applications were submitted, 352 were selected for funding. In the „The study of the human past” (HS3) panel 23 projects were selected for funding.

Details can be found on the National Science Center website: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2020-11-20-wyniki-konkursow-opus-19-preludium-19

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Piotr Szatkowski, laureate of the Preludium 19 call of the National Science Center

We are happy to inform that the project „Masurians – the disappearing testimony of the linguistic past of the Polish-German borderland. The contemporary language practices of descendants of the native population of Masuria” received funding under the Preludium 19 competition of the National Science Center. Project Investigator – Piotr Szatkowski, prepared the project as a doctoral student of ISS PAS “Borderlands, Minorities, Migrations in a Sociolinguistic Perspective”.

PRELUDIUM is a funding opportunity intended for pre-doctoral researchers about to embark on their scientific career.

Details can be found on the National Science Center website: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2020-11-20-wyniki-konkursow-opus-19-preludium-19

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Е. Джевиецка, “Юбилейно и модерно. Кирило-методиевският разказ през социализма в България”, София: Кирило-методиевски научен център, БАН, 2020

We are happy to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Ewelina Drzewiecka: Юбилейно и модерно. Кирило-методиевският разказ през социализма в България. The monograph is an attempt to answer various questions, among others: about the relationship between the scientific and the party discourses on the narrative of the oeuvre of Saints Cyril and Methodius, which is crucial for Bulgarian cultural memory; about the (non)religious nature of their modern cult, as well as its role in the perspective of the so-called communist nationalism.

Read moreЕ. Джевиецка, “Юбилейно и модерно. Кирило-методиевският разказ през социализма в България”, София: Кирило-методиевски научен център, БАН, 2020

Job offer – an open competition for the position of PhD student in the project “The topos of the «immured woman» in the cultures of Southeast Europe and Hungary”

The Anthropos Doctoral School of the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite you to participate in the recruitment for the position of a PhD student under the National Science Centre (NCN) OPUS-19 grant “The topos of the «immured woman» in the cultures of Southeast Europe and Hungary” (no. 2020/37/B/HS2/00152, project manager: DSc Grażyna Szwat-Gyłybow). Details: Job offers page.

The results of the competition for the position of the scholarship holder in the project “The nation’s body and soul. Volkist motifs in Polish early national-democratic thought (1895–1918)”

We would like to inform that under the Opus project of the National Science Centre “The nation’s body and soul. Volkist motifs in Polish early national-democratic thought (1895–1918)”, no. 2018/31/B/HS3/00915, implemented at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, there was a competition for the position of a scholarship holder. Based on the evaluation of the submitted documents and an interview, the recruitment committee decided to award the NCN scholarship to Michalina Augusiak.

Sara Mičkec, laureate of the Preludium 19 call of the National Science Center

We are happy to inform that the project “Strategies of minority language maintenance and transmission in linguistically mixed Upper Sorbian-German families in Upper Lusatia, Germany” received funding under the Preludium 19 competition of the National Science Center. Project Investigator prepared the project as a doctoral student of ISS PAS “Borderlands, Minorities, Migrations in a Sociolinguistic Perspective”.

PRELUDIUM is a funding opportunity intended for pre-doctoral researchers about to embark on their scientific career. In the Preludium 19 competition, 109 applications were submitted in the “Culture and cultural production” (HS2) panel, 15 were selected for funding.

Details can be found on the National Science Center website: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2020-11-20-wyniki-konkursow-opus-19-preludium-19

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