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Imaginarios. Procesos culturales en la contemporaneidad occidental

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
Alicia Fuentes Vega & Estrella de Diego Otero

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Geography and History
Historia del Arte
Research Area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Imaginarios. Procesos culturales en la contemporaneidad occidental
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
The UCM Research Group IMAGINARIOS, created in 2019, brings together a series of researchers working from transdisciplinary positions in the areas of Art History and visual culture.
Instead of a single subject or a specific chronological framework, we share a methodological interest on the idea of "imaginaries" as a conceptual tool that allows us to reflect upon the creation, circulation and transformation o cultural narratives. We are interested in exploring the social life of images, rather than their intrinsic characteristics. We also seek to integrate affectivity and materiality into visual culture and art history research. We would like to promote transdisciplinary exchange with areas such as anthropology and sociology, as well as comparative studies with a transnational perspective.
IMAGINARIOS includes the following researchers: Estrella de Diego Otero (UCM, codirector), Alicia Fuentes Vega (UCM, codirector), Pablo Allepuz García (CSIC-UCM, PhD student), Irene García Chacón (UV), Yuji Kawasima (CdE Reina Sofía Museum), Ana Romero de Pablos (CSIC), Eloy V. Palazón (UCM, PhD student).
Research lines / projects proposed
IMAGINARIOS current lines of work include:
- Visual imaginaries of tourism & travel
- Cultural narratives of heritage
- Gender & feminist studies
- Queer visual cultures & imaginaries
- Migration, memory & exile studies

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
- Curriculum vitae
- Motivation letter
- Initial draft of Project proposal
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