Visegrad Call – 2021 Fall edition -Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives



Research theme within the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA in 2021/22
Possibilities of knowing: Truth-seeking in a polarized world and [in] its aftermath

We are happy to announce the call for the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA in 2021/22!
Submission deadline: November 15, 2021

Who can apply?

We invite applicants from the fields of history, the arts, philosophy, and sociology, to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. Scholars, artists, journalists, and filmmakers are invited to analyze the documentary practices of different agencies and persons on both sides of the Iron Curtain and assess the truth value of related documents/artifacts. The call wishes to promote exchanges among people with backgrounds in arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Visegrad Scholarship at OSA

For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers research fellowship grants at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest, on a competitive basis, to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of the Blinken OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and the Archives.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA, we are organizing a workshop titled Methodologies of Working in Cold War Archives. Facts, Values and Archival Ecologies. The workshop will be in a hybrid format, both on-site and online.

The workshop will be organized at the Central European University in Budapest, on October 14–16, 2021.

For detailed information on the call, recommended research questions, and topics, please check the official scholarship webpage.