30.01.2020 Deadline Extentions / Proroga Bando / Prolongation de la Date Limite: 22.02.2020
International Studies for Sicily (SIS) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary institute dedicated to writing in all its forms and to philosophical, social and political research. The aim of the International Studies for Sicily writing and research residency is to offer independent researchers, academics, philosophers, screenwriters, playwrights and other thinkers a space where they can devote themselves to academic, political or philosophical literary production and to intellectual research. The International Studies for Sicily’s (SIS) fundamental role is to facilitate the individual research of each resident in relation to the region and the residents’ participation in a transdisciplinary and transnational program. Each year, SIS organizes several Independent Residencies and Thematic Residencies, during which writers from every field and origin engage in the production of their own individual research based on a common theme, creating exchange and extending dialogue with other residents, with the region of Palermo and with their respective intellectual networks. SIS is an independent research institute, with an annual research program developed with the aim of collaborating with public and private institutions in Palermo and local and international research centres. Intellectual and human connections developed during the residency will help broaden existing intellectual networks and build new ties, both on a local and a transnational level. The program provides access to basic technical support for the organization of events such as symposia, debates, seminars and other forms of public presentations, as well as the publication of the Quaderni degli Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia - SIS Field Notes. SIS is at once a physical place and a virtual research network, through which to engage in the present armed with critical thoughtand political imagination.