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Reflections on Research: CLAIS & ESC Photo and Essay Prize

Event time: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

As we all adjust to life in a pandemic and its aftermath, we grow more aware of what gives our research meaning. The larger questions we ask in our work—questions about languages, cultures, and different socio-political systems—seem more urgent as we try to make sense of what unites and divides us in this unprecedented time. Yet, with library closures and restrictions on travel, many of us are facing additional barriers to our normal practices as scholars. Without access to the sites, archives and communities that fuel our work, how can we continue to make contributions with our projects?
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and the European Studies Council (ESC) invite submissions for a new photo and essay contest on the theme, “Reflections on Research.” How have you, as young scholars, continued with your research? How have you adapted your working practices to this situation? Have you found a new intellectual community via remote channels? Have you drawn from material collected abroad at a previous time, and reworked it to fit into your project? Have you had any unexpected realizations about your research topic that have reenergized your dissertation? It is an undeniable challenge to study foreign cultures while in lockdown—have you struggled, thrived, or both? These questions are intended to serve as a launch pad, and other topics related to the theme “Reflections on Research” are welcome. To submit an entry for the CLAIS/ESC Photo and Essay Prize, visit:
First Place: $400
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
All prizes are considered taxable income and are subject to tax withholding.
The exhibit will be launched virtually on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Submissions are due before October 5, 2020.