Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), Villa Vigoni promotes international scientific collaboration and the creation of new networks of researchers, experts and young people in the field of the humanities and social sciences. It has therefore developed and implemented two research programme formats with different characteristics - one bilateral (Italy-Germany) and one trilateral (Italy-Germany-France). The initiatives in these two formats take place in Villa Vigoni and are regulated by annual candidacies and competitions.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft & Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme & Villa Vigoni
The programme conceived in partnership with the DFG and the FMSH aims to bring together and educate networks of researchers from Italy, France and Germany, in order to support the use of German, French and Italian as languages of research. In fact, the humanities and social sciences are indissolubly linked to culture and language, which are both the object and medium at the same time. As a result, multilingualism represents the founding principle behind this programme.
Three researchers (Italy, Germany, France) are invited to put forward a concept for a cycle of three research conferences to be held over three consecutive years. These projects are open to all disciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences. The constant core of participants consists of a maximum of fifteen researchers.