Since 2014 CCS Directors Ron Eyerman and Jeffrey Alexander have been partnered with scholars from nine international universities to engage in the Social Performance, Cultural Trauma and the Reestablishing of Solid Sovereignties (or SPECTRESS) project. This project has been funded by the European Commission to undertake a four year programme of scholarly exchanges focussed on the concept of ‘cultural trauma’ and national identities. More information can be found on the project website.
In May/June 2016 Ron Eyerman gave a keynote lecture, “Cultural Trauma and Collective Memory” at the SpeCTReSS Summer Institute on Cultural Trauma, Double face of Cultural Trauma: Victim’s and Perpetrator’s side, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, hosted by CCS Faculty Fellow Nebojša Blanuša, University of Zagreb.
The Center for Cultural Sociology has welcomed the following visitors doing their secondments at Yale:
Nebojša Blanuša, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Visiting Professor, Fall 2015)
Joana Seiffert, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (Visiting Graduate Student, Spring 2016)
Nicholas Johnson, Trinity College Dublin (Visiting Professor, Spring/Summer 2016)
Laura Cleaver, University College Dublin (Visiting Professor, Spring 2017)
Rebecca Carr, Trinity College Dublin (Visiting Graduate Student, Spring 2017)
Tomasz Bilczewski, Jagiellonian University, Poland (Visiting Professor, Summer/Fall 2017)
Alrun Berger, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (Visiting Graduate Student, Fall 2017)