We are pleased to inform you that CHANSE – Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe and HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area announce a call for international research projects on Crisis – Perspectives from the Humanities.

The Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network in collaboration with CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) is launching a new call for proposals: “Crisis – Perspectives from the Humanities”. We wish to invite transnational consortia to submit proposals for humanities-led research under this theme. Proposed research may draw upon insights and methodologies from a wide spectrum of arts and humanities disciplines. Although humanities-driven, consortia can involve contributions from other research domains where appropriate.

By launching the Call, the national funding organisations involved want to create opportunities for humanities-led, collaborative, transnational research that will result in new academic insights relevant to major social, cultural, and political challenges facing Europe and the world.

The aim of the programme is fourfold. It will:

  • Provide, from a humanities perspective, new knowledge and understanding of the origins, sources and causes of the major philosophical, cultural, social, economic, religious, political and environmental crises that Europe and the world faced in the past and are facing today.
  • Highlight the complex role of cultural and social practices in shaping responses to crises but also, sometimes, in creating these, be it today or in the past, and will help us to understand whether and, if so, how cultural traditions problematize the notion of crisis as a fundamental and critical moment for society and for communities.
  • Explore the impact of culture in shaping resilience in the face of crises. Culture helps not only to react to present crises, but also to prepare societies for the threats and opportunities involved in future ones.
  • Emphasize how the humanities may contribute to the escalation or, equally, to the de-escalation and resolving of crises.

The beneficiaries of this Call are eligible researchers located in the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality.

The Call is funded by funding organisations in 22 participating countries, with the total budget amounting up to 15,5 M€. NCN (Poland), AEI (Spain) and ETAG (Estonia) will act as the Call Secretariat managing the call and selection process on behalf of the funding partners. The organisation of the Call is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004509.

For more information, please visit the website of HERA.