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DAY ONE - British School at Athens, Souidias 52, Athens
PLEASE NOTE: As catering is provided at this event, please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you have registered and subsequently cannot attend, please de-register and/or let us know (Email: admin@isrf.org). Please also notify us if you will only be able to attend in part.
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DAY TWO & THREE - Athens School of Fine Arts, Ag. Ioannis Rentis 182 33, Athens
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PLEASE NOTE: As catering is provided at this event, please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you have registered and subsequently cannot attend, please de-register and/or let us know (Email: admin@isrf.org)

The ISRF Annual Workshop is the main occasion when we ask those we fund to tell us about the project they intend to do and, at a subsequent Workshop, to tell us what they in fact did. 

The title of the 2020 Workshop is: ‘Culture & Memory’; this is intended (as always with the ISRF Workshop titles) to suggest lines of reflection that might find some unexpected application to the research being presented. It is not intended as a theme on which to organise the presentation of research but to raise a very general set of preoccupations around the intersection of the question of what memory is in both its social and individual aspects, and what its relation to culture might be – hence too, ways that we might understand culture itself.

The ISRF’s commitment is to support research which is interdisciplinary and reflexively critical, and seeks new theories and methods for understanding the conditions of life as it is lived by human beings now. In the exploring the idea of memory in relation to culture, and vice versa, we hope at the same time for a wide-ranging exploration of how a sensibility to the humanities might inspire thinking in social science. With a format of short research presentations, thematic panels, dialogues between scholars of different disciplines, and creative participatory responses, the ISRF will engage with scholars at the Athens Research Centre for the Humanities and the British School at Athens over what, together, the humanities and social sciences might make of the domain of memory and culture. The absence of any requirement for a specific response is intended to open up the space for discovering connections through and across the range of empirical and theoretical work being presented.

DAY ONE - British School at Athens, Souidias 52, Athens

DAY TWO & THREE - Athens School of Fine Arts, Ag. Ioannis Rentis 182 33, Athens

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WHO ARE WE?

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) is a public benefit foundation funded by a group of private philanthropists with interests in academia and social science, founded in 2008. It is dedicated to advancing the social sciences through the promotion of new modes of inquiry and the development of interdisciplinary expertise and methods, and through better understanding of social entities and processes.

To achieve this objective it intends to provide a series of research grants, enter into partnerships with academic institutions and support research activities that promote development in its field.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES

There is an increasing recognition — both within and outside academic organisations — that the most pressing social and research challenges are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research.  There is evidence of this in universities, key funding bodies and the users of social science research.

This is particularly true of fundamental questions in the social sciences:  How do societies evolve?  Why does hunger persist?  How do people make decisions?  What are the causes of war? These questions are inherently complex and call for diverse insights.  A particular challenge created by this complexity is the need to understand the implicit content of the models employed in social science and to ensure that it is appropriate for social analysis.

The ISRF believes that interdisciplinary research — understood here as not just the simple combination of traditional approaches, but the conversation between established disciplines and the introduction of new modes of inquiry  — is critical for the advancement of new knowledge and for solving contemporary theoretical and practical problems.

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