Research To Strengthen 'Culture of Knowledge' - First Edition
This capacity-building project seeks to provide an opportunity for ten young researchers for Syrians and Palestinians - Syrians to undertake full-time research in the field of cultural study, In cooperation with the Syrian Society for Culture and Knowledge. It seeks to enhance the researchers’ skills, giving them the guidance and providing the means to complete a research project (often their first outwith their academic studies), under the direct supervision of veteran researchers specialised in cultural studies, who will form the Scientific Committee of the project.
The project’s annual course lasts for 6 months and consists of three key phases
1) Selection of young researchers & preparation of the training curriculum “6 Weeks”
2) Training and skill enhancement “1 Month”
3) Completion of research with the guidance of supervisors “4 Months”
The project focuses on topics of cultural research which are closely aligned to the situation currently prevailing in Syria, to the apparent change in cultural activists’ and Syrian artists’ perspectives of society, and the transformations Syrian society is witnessing. This can eventually be expected to result in a change in the role of culture and arts in the forthcoming period in Syria.
At the end of the project, an arbitration committee of experts and researchers will be formed to evaluate the research, writing a precise report that will provide guidance and advice to the authors of the projects about their work. In accordance with their assessment, Ettijahat- Independent Culture will first publish a selection of the research electronically, followed by the publishing of a book in affiliation with a Syrian or Lebanese publishing house. This activity will be completely dependent on the scientific committees' assessment of the level of the completed research.
Participants in the program researchers names
Aliaa Al-Mustafa: The reality of Syrian woman in the current crisis.
Ayham Abu Shaqra: Revolutionary Newspaper Vision for Syria in the Future.
Ghyiath Mhethawi: Sarcasm in time of revolution.
Iyas Yousef Shahin: Cultural map for the village of Ain Feit (a model of one of the villages in occupied Golan).
Jassmin Abo.Fakher: Culture of voluntary and humanitarian work in Syria Before and during the crisis.
Jasmin Ayoud: Cultural influences on Syrian children (field study in cultural diversity).
Mohanad Masaad Asaad: The marginalized in the independent Syrian documentaries.
Saleh Awety: The problem of culture media in Syria.
Samar Ramadan: Local proverbs related to seasons, months, winter seasons and agricultural knowledge in the region of Safita, and their standings in popular memory.
Tarek Azizeh: Syria & democratic challenge.
Wesam Asali: Rural housing is Syria: the culture of traditional architecture and its role in the reconstruction phase.
To read and download the booklet, which contains the researches summaries of the first edition of the programme, please click on the file below: