Olivier Remaud receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to strengthen ties with the University of Potsdam

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for joint research on cosmopolitanism

Olivier Remaud (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS, Paris)

Olivier Remaud (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS, Paris)

Nominated on behalf of Ottmar Ette (Professor of Comparative and Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam), the French philosopher Olivier Remaud (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris) receives the prestigious research award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Award carries a value of 45.000 Euro and is meant to further develop the academic ties between the EHESS and the University of Potsdam.

The French laureate is internationally renowned for his research on social philosophy and political science, focusing especially on cosmopolitanism and cultural theory. To initiate the academic exchange, Remaud will come to Potsdam as a visiting professor starting in April 2013. The same year, a conference will be organized on the main topic of the cooperation: “cosmopolitanism”.

What is the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award?

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards annually.

Scientists and scholars, internationally renowned in their field, who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work, are eligible to be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.

Award winners are honoured for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany. Nominations may also be initiated by award winners of the Humboldt Foundation working abroad, provided that the nomination is made jointly with a colleague working in Germany. Direct applications are not accepted. For further information see the pages of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

For further information on this project contact:

Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette (Institut for Romance Studies, University of Potsdam)
phone +49 (0)331/977-4191, Homepage

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