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Death here and now: Intimacy and politics in an ethnobiographical and photographic film

Thanatic Ethics Winter Webinar Series – Talk 2

Date: 4 February 2022 (Friday)

Time: 10 -11 AM CET (5 -6 PM HKT)

Title: Death here and now: Intimacy and politics in an ethnobiographical and photographic film  (in French and English)

Includes film clips from ‘Quel côté de l’absence?’ (with subtitles in English)

Speakers:

Valérie Cuzol (Max Weber Centre, France)

Frédéric Lecloux (Photographer and documentary maker)

 

To see the full abstract and bio of the speaker, please visit Thanatic Ethics’s website.

We are delighted to announce the “Thanatic Ethics” Webinar Series which will run from January to March 2022. Please note that all times refer to Central European Time since our speakers will be presenting from Europe. The details of the talks are as follows:

Winter Webinar series

Date and Time: 14 Jan 2022, 10am CET
Speaker: Alessandro Corso (Department of International Development, University of Oxford)
Title: The Art of Confession: ethnographic reflections on responsibility and doubt at the borderland of Lampedusa.
Date and Time: 4 Feb 2022, 10am CET
Speakers: Valérie Cuzol (Max Weber Centre, France)

Frédéric Lecloux (Photographer and documentary maker)

Title: Faire présence dans la mort. Saisir les questions intimes et les signifiants politiques dans un film ethnobiographique et photographique (in French and English) and

Discussion of the film  ‘Quel côté de l’absence?’ (with subtitles in English)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/292694642

Date and Time: 4 Mar 2022, 10am CET
Speaker: Professor Mita Banerjee (Chair of American Studies, Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)
Title: Migration, Life Writing, and the Spectacle of the Body in Pain

Eventbrite details will be announced in due course for all webinars.

The webinars are convened by Bidisha Banerjee (CPCH, The Education University of Hong Kong), Judith Misrahi-Barak (EMMA, University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Thomas Lacroix (CERI – Sciences Po, Paris/ MFO).

線上講座 – 第二媒介時代的動漫文化:從二次元戀愛談起

題目:第二媒介時代的動漫文化:從二次元戀愛談起

講者:張歷君教授

日期:2021年12月9日  (星期四)

時間:下午15:30 – 17:00

語言:廣東話

形式:Zoom線上會議

會議連結:https://eduhk.zoom.us/j/98853601518

會議ID:988 5360 1518

 

講座簡介:

二次元戀愛和萌系女佛為何會與「社會的遊戲化」扯上關係?初音未來何以會是一種「生產性消費」(prosumption)的產物?社交媒體和網誌文化又如何影響香港漫畫家智海和江康泉的動漫創作?本講座將以波斯特(Mark Poster)的信息方式和第二媒介時代理論入手,探討2000年代以來東亞動漫文化與媒介環境之間複雜微妙的互動關係。

 

講者簡介:

張歷君,香港中文大學文化研究哲學博士。現為香港中文大學中國語言及文學系客座助理教授,亦為香港中文大學圖書館香港文學特藏顧問委員、《現代中文學刊》通訊編委、《方圓:文學及文化專刊》學術編輯、《字花》雜誌編委以及蘇州大學海外漢學(中國文學)研究中心的成員。研究專著《瞿秋白與跨文化現代性》於2020年由香港中文大學出版社出版。

 

Thanatic Ethics Fieldwork Travel Grant: Call for applications

Thanatic Ethics Fieldwork Travel Grant: Call for applications

The Thanatic Ethics project, an international collaboration between Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (CPCH) at the Education University of Hong Kong, Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone (EMMA) at the Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3, and Centre for International Studies (CERI) Sciences Po, Paris, invites applications from PhD students working on projects related to the aims and scope of Thanatic Ethics. Three grants of 1500 Euros/1700USD each (funded by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at the Education University of Hong Kong) will be awarded.

The travel grants will support students based at institutions anywhere in the world to conduct fieldwork in another country for their doctoral project. The award will cover international economy airline tickets, accommodation and any other reasonable research expenses incurred in the country where research is conducted.

 

Eligibility criteria (candidates must satisfy all of the following)

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme.
  • Applicants must have a research project that aligns with the aims and scope of the Thanatic Ethics
  • Applicants must not be currently receiving another scholarship or grant that supports fieldwork.

 

Grant awardees agree to

  • Submit a short report of their fieldwork (1500 words, within 3 months of the completion of the fieldwork) to be published on the Thanatic Ethics website;
  • Submit a financial report including a detailed breakdown of expenses and receipts where applicable (1-2 pages, within 3 months of the completion of the fieldwork);
  • Present their research at a Thanatic Ethics Webinar;
  • Submit at least one article that arises from the fieldwork to an international, peer reviewed journal; and
  • Credit Thanatic Ethics and CPCH, EdUHK in all related presentations and publications.

 

Application Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted in English and should include the following:
  • A brief resume of the candidate (maximum 2 pages) including date of admission to a doctoral programme and current enrollment status
  • A research proposal of the candidate’s project – aims, scope, methodology, research questions, theoretical framework, a description of the proposed fieldwork and a timeframe. The importance of the fieldwork to the doctoral project should be underscored (maximum 1500 words plus references)
  • A description (maximum 1 page) of how the proposed research/fieldwork aligns with the aims and scope of Thanatic Ethics
  • A detailed breakdown of the anticipated research costs including travel, accommodation and subsistence (maximum 1 page)
  • A letter of support from the PhD supervisor
  • Completed applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (1.5 line spacing) to thanaticethics@gmail.com with the subject “Travel Grant application submission”.

 

Selection criteria

  • Relevance of the project and fieldwork to the aims and scope of the Thanatic Ethics project
  • Anticipated contribution to the field
  • Scholarly rigour and originality
  • Reasonable and realistic funding requirements

 

Deadline

The deadline for grant applications is February 15, 2022.

 

Enquiries

Enquiries about the grant should be sent to thanaticethics@gmail.com with the subject “Travel Grant application enquiry”.

Information on the Thanatic Ethics project can be found at: www.thanaticethics.com

Webinar – Dear Hong Kong: Celebrating Diversity in Asia’s World City

Speakers: Oskar Valles, Aggie Lam and guests

Date: 10 December 2021 (Friday)

Time: 15:30 – 16:30

Zoom Link: https://eduhk.zoom.us/j/99541260267

Zoom Meeting ID: 995 4126 0267

This webinar is part of the event series Otherness and Belonging in Hong Kong.

 

Abstract:

Dear Hong Kong, is a photo book of 200 pages featuring inspiring people from different countries, all living in Hong Kong, and their contribution to our city. The final goal of the project is to show the cultural diversity of the city through personal stories that inspire, promote inclusivity, break existing stereotypes and widen horizons.

About the speakers:

Oskar Valles

After 9 years in Hong Kong Oskar wants to give back to the city doing a project to increase social awareness in diversity and inclusion. He deeply believes in the unity of all humans, regardless of race, occupation, religion, or any other excuses people sometimes use to separate themselves from others.

Aggie Lam

Aggie’s life mission is to collect and discover as many inspiring stories as possible. She’s driven to slowly influence people around her to be more compassionate in order to achieve mutual understanding and respect among people across different backgrounds. She currently works in a social enterprise focusing on cultural education.