Director: Gabriel Rockhill <email@example.com>
Dates: July 2015 (precise dates TBA)
Schedule: Meetings take place at least 3 times a week (usually MWF in the late morning)
Location: Sorbonne, 1 rue Victor Cousin, Paris, France
Accommodations: Participants are welcome to make their own arrangements or reserve a room at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (approximately $900)
Eligibility: The program is open to anyone with the requisite background, including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, autodidacts and faculty
Languages: English and French (the program is organized for Anglophones, but at least minimal French will allow participants to engage more profoundly with the material)
Program Fee: $450 for tenure-track and tenured faculty / $300 for applicants who are not tenure-track or tenured faculty (partial tuition remission is available in certain cases)
Application Deadline: The application, which can be found here, is due on February 15
The Workshop will consist of three independent but mutually reinforcing components:
Research Forum: Revolutions Past, Present, Future
The Research Forum is a platform for exploring and discussing contemporary work on a specific topic. The theme for 2015 is “Revolutions Past, Present, Future.” The forum will include research presentations in English by Gabriel Rockhill of his current book project, as well as two round tables in French with English translations: “Qu’est-ce que la socio-philosophie?” (Alice Canabate, Pierre-Antoine Chardel and Gabriel Rockhill) and “Crise et critique aujourd’hui” (Marie Goupy and Gabriel Rockhill).
Rencontres, or Encounters with Contemporary Thinkers
The Rencontres, or Encounters series will provide an opportunity to publicly interview contemporary intellectuals on their work (which does not necessarily correspond to the theme of the Research Forum). As preparation, we will read select essays by the authors in question and collectively generate a series of questions for public discussion and debate. Invited guests will generally fall into at least one of the following categories: prominent living philosophers, well-known specialists of contemporary Francophone thought, or important thinkers whose work has not yet been widely translated into English. The Rencontres with Francophones will take place in French with English summary translations, and the other Encounters will be in English. The invited guests for 2015 include Seloua Luste Boulbina, Geneviève Fraisse, Pierre Macherey, and Judith Revel.
Each participant will work on an independent research project during the month, which can be an article, a chapter, a lecture, a dissertation proposal, an artistic work or any other creative or intellectual project. Participants will then present their work and provide feedback on other projects in working groups. The overall goal will thus be to develop and potentially finalize an autonomous research project, which does not need to be related to the theme of the Research Forum. A conference will be organized at the end of the Workshop, and participants will have the opportunity to present their findings.
In addition to these three core components, optional outings will be organized with art theorists and historians to local museums, galleries and historical sites.
The informational flyer for CTW 2015 is available for download here