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ERC-bevillinger til at studere klassikkens indflydelse på irsk kultur og hvordan mennesket tilpassede sig den sidste istid

Isabelle Torrance og Felix Riede har begge modtaget en “Consolidator”-bevilling fra Det Europæiske Forskningsråd (ERC) til at forske i henholdsvis, hvilken rolle klassikken har spillet i at forme irsk kultur, og hvilke modsvar mennesket fandt mod hurtigt skiftende klimaer og miljøer under den seneste istid. Begge projekter vil have til huse på Faculty of Arts.

Isabelle Torrance (Foto: Lars Kruse, AU Foto)
Felix Riede (Foto: Tariq Mikkel Khan, Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond)

Det Europæiske Forskningsråd (ERC) har til opgave at fremme forskning på højest niveau i Europa gennem konkurrenceudsatte bevillinger. For først gang skal Arts huse projekter, der har fået et ERC ”Consolidator Grant.” Bevillingen er blevet givet til to projekter:

Classical Influences and Irish Culture (CLIC)
Ireland’s complex (post)colonial history has been highly visible recently, owing to the difficulties regarding the Irish border that have arisen in connection with Brexit, even as the Republic of Ireland commemorates 100 years since its struggle for independence. This project will analyse Irish political history through a new lens, demonstrating how models from Greece and Rome have repeatedly served as a conduit for political expression in Irish culture. Ireland’s vibrant tradition of classical learning dates back to its earliest recorded literature, and is unique among postcolonial nations. This project will shed new light on the role of classical influences in shaping Irish discourses of language politics, of warfare, of migration, of political satire, of non-sectarian philosophy, of gender, and of material culture, with case studies ranging from the medieval period to the present day. Moreover, the global impact of Irish classicism on postcolonial literature from Latin America, the Middle East and the Maghreb will highlight the broader international relevance of classical reception in Ireland.

Bevilling: 1.888.592,- EUR

Isabelle Torrance
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)
(Projektet forventes at blive huset ved Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur, Aarhus Universitet)
Email: itorrance@aias.au.dk

CLIOdynamic ARCHaeology: Computational approaches to Final Palaeolithic/earliest Mesolithic archaeology and climate change
Europe at the end of the last ice age is the ideal laboratory for investigating human responses to rapidly changing climates and environments, migration and adaptation. Through novel computational approaches, ClioArch will investigate this period using interdisciplinary cultural evolutionary, quantitative ecological and field archaeological methods beyond the state-of-the-art, with a view to capturing such adaptations more effectively. The project will pioneer a fully transparent and replicable – and eminently transferable – Open Science methodology for the study of the impacts of climate change and extreme environmental events in deep history. Such a quantitative understanding of past adaptive dynamics will position archaeology more centrally in contemporary debates about environmental change and its societal consequences.

Bevilling: 1.907.638,- EUR

Felix Riede
Institut for Kultur og Samfund
Mail: f.riede@cas.au.dk
Twitter: @ARCHAEOfelix


Det Europæiske Forskningsråds Consolidator Grants kan være på op til to million EUR for en periode på fem år. Bevillingen uddeles til fremragende forskere, der har 7 til 12 års forskningserfaring efter deres ph.d.