Imagining Futures Call for Phase 1 Project Proposals for Funding – Now Open

Imagining Futures is delighted to launch Phase 1 Open Call for funding, to join their team for Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts (AHRC GCRF Network+ funded by the UKRI).

They expect to award 10 grants up to £5,000 each and 5 larger grants of up to £15,000 each.

Applications are invited from individuals, groups and organisation within academia and beyond to join their team in working towards reducing barriers to capacity sharing, helping to prevent conflict and enhancing possibilities for sustainable peace, through activating archives as sites of engagement and co-creating tools for egalitarian archival practices.

The awards are intended to support activities that address any one of the following areas in relation to the Aims of Imagining Futures:

• Work with Archives under threat, due conflicts, disasters and other factors, that need urgent attention and address aims of Imagining Futures

• Initiatives relevant to South-Eastern Africa,  broadly defined

• Development of Previously worked on initiatives already supported by Imagining Futures

The duration of funded projects is anticipated to be up to 12 months

Application Deadline: 17 March 2021

Main Aims

  1. To capture and articulate modes of archival practice that allow for co-existence and recognition of multiple experiences of the past through dialogues across generations, gender, class and stakeholders.
  2. To stretch the meaning of archive by incorporating a range of tangible and intangible materials and practices.
  3. To explore how archival practices can create imaginaries and expose shared pasts as well as diversity, across deep and present time.
  4. To articulate the potential power of archival practice, its impact, and modes of egalitarian practice that can feed into shaping policies and actions. 

Desirable Outcomes:

  1. To address legacies from difficult pasts and their transmission (for example by amplifying divergent viewpoints; using dissensus methodologies), incorporating archival practices of people who have been displaced and marginalised.
  2. To enhance understanding and empathy, contribute to reducing inter- and intra-community conflict among diverse social, political, religious, economic, and regional groups, and thus enhance the potential for sustainable peace.
  3. To situate mobilities over time and space as central to place-making.
  4. To address policies of conservation and reconstruction.

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