Conditions for application and residency

The “Mediterranean” program focuses on all issues related to the development of the concept of the Mediterranean from antiquity to the present day, in research and university teaching. The projects of Iméra residents collaborating in this program can encompass all disciplines. Priority will be given to researchers who have produced innovative results in their field of expertise while developing a reflection on the notion of the Mediterranean(s) across time and/or space with a cross-cutting dimension.

The following disciplines will be favored, without excluding others: social sciences (history, sociology, anthropology, architecture…); humanities (literature, arts, philosophy, archaeology…) & digital humanities; environmental sciences (underwater archaeology, bioclimatic architecture)

Projects that can be integrated into the following research axes will be favored:

  • Narratives of migration and mobility across and around the Mediterranean, from Antiquity to the present day.
  • The complexity of colonial and post-independence legacies at the origin of contemporary identity reconfigurations around a shared sea.
  • The question of religion in the Mediterranean, particularly Mediterranean Islam.
  • The Mediterranean in the era of the Anthropocene and the issues related to climate change, water management, and the heritage of Mediterranean spaces.
  • Archives of ways of life in Mediterranean societies and cities, including in digital form and forms processed by artificial intelligence.
  • The invention of the Mediterranean: problematizing the field of Mediterranean studies.

Five residencies are associated with this program:

Title of the residencyDurationTypes of applicationNumber of spotsIméra-affiliated programsKeywords
Carte blanche of the Mediterranean programme5 monthsacademic1MediterraneanMigration and mobility narratives; complexity of colonial and post-independence legacies; religious phenomena in the Mediterranean; the Mediterranean in the Anthropocene era; archives of ways of life in Mediterranean societies and cities; the invention of the Mediterranean.
Albert Hirschman: Identity passions between Europe and the Mediterranean – Sciences Po Aix / Iméra Chair5 monthsacademic1MediterraneanIdentity passions; national and identity movements; social and political behaviors; protest mobilizations; mobilities, migrations, and their societal impacts; politico-religious movements; political forms; democratic fragilities.
Averroes – Mediterranean Islam – Iméra Chair5 monthsacademic1MediterraneanMediterranean Islam; islamic studies; philosophy; history; anthropology; sociology; study of texts and their translations, including retranslations; practices of Islam in the Mediterranean in relation to other religions of the Mediterranean region; diversity of historical legacies; Islam and migratory trajectories.
Germaine Tillion – Tomorrow, the Mediterranean – Région Sud / Iméra Chair10 monthsacademic1MediterraneanAnthropocene; transformation of ways of life; urban change and territorial policies; political, identity and religious dynamics; social and democratic movements; new generations in the Mediterranean.
Migration studies – Fulbright / Iméra Chair

This call is subject to a separate application with a specific timeline – open call until September 15, so you should apply directly through this page
5 or 10 months (10 mois highly preferred)    academic2MediterraneanAny discipline related to migration studies