The €2,000 fellowship is designed to provide access to the archives, cover travel to/from Budapest, modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter periods are pro-rated.
- Toolkits and media practices in ensuring objectivity;
- Conceptualizing, classifying, and practicing opposition (selection and support for what counts as a “movement”, “dissidence” or “non-conformism”);
- Techno-sciences of mass communication;
- Cold War wikipedia: documenting personalities and biographies (biographical card files, personal archives);
- Circuits of communication and (anti-)propaganda techniques: information gathering and classification, textual and visual dissemination (book programs, samizdat, TV monitoring, instructional and documentary movies);
- Assumptions and documentation of human rights abuses;
- Construction of political ‘facts’ amidst socio – economic issues (standards of living, urbanization, education, religion etc); Historical analysis of socialist welfare policy and poverty under communism;
- Documenting transnational phenomena in a time of polarized visions and imbalances between centers and peripheries;
- Consequences of Cold War conceptual schemes and treatment of information on current economic and socio-political issues.
Applicants are to enclose the following documents to the application:
- Application letter in English
- Research description/plan in English (about 800 words)
- Applicant’s CV
- Names of two referees with contact addresses
- Copy of English language exam