Fellowships

Open Calls

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The majority of IWM fellowships are awarded in open competition, involving calls for application and evaluation by expert juries. Upcoming calls will be announced in due time.

Publications

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Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953
1 BooksRay Brandon, Timothy Snyder

Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

The Soviet Union was the largest state in the twentieth-century world, but its repressive power and terrible ambition were most clearly on display in Europe. Under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union transformed ...

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Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest
1 BooksIvan Krastev

Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, political protests have spread around the world like chain lightning, from the "Occupy" movements of the United States, Great Britain, and Spain to more destabilizing forms of unrest in ...

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The Time of the Gypsies
4 Paul Celan Translation ProgramMichael Stewart

The Time of the Gypsies

Translated into Romanian by Miruna Voiculescu Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2013 Published sixteen years ago as the first anthropology work on the Eastern European Roma, The Time of the Gypsies has become in the meantime a classic ...

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Humanism and Democratic Criticism
4 Paul Celan Translation ProgramEdward W. Said

Humanism and Democratic Criticism

Translated into Ukrainian by Artem Chapeye (Anton Vodianyi) Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2013 In the radically changed and highly charged political atmosphere that has overtaken the United States—and to varying degrees the rest of the world—since September ...

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Boundaries of Toleration
1 BooksAlfred Stepan, Charles Taylor

Boundaries of Toleration

Religion, Culture, and Public Life, edited by Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor How can people of diverse religious, ethnic, and linguistic allegiances and identities live together without committing violence, inflicting suffering, or oppressing each other? In ...

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Research

  • Focus I Sources of Inequality

    Modernization and globalization have not only aggravated existing social inequalities but have also produced new forms of inequality. The latter as well as their underlying causes lie at the core of the research area “Sources of Inequality”.
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  • Focus II Religion and Secularism

    There are different meanings in which we speak of the present age as “secular”. We sometimes refer to the fact that god or religion is no longer present in public life, or else we refer to the decline of belief and practice in our time.
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  • Focus III Democracy in Question

    The recent collapse of Arab authoritarianism has demonstrated again democracy’s universal appeal. However, the central political paradox of our times is that while the democratic ideal reigns unchallenged, democracies face vigorous criticism almost everywhere.
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  • Focus IV United Europe – Divided History

    In the European Union of the twentyfirst century, history has placed a limit upon solidarity. Even as European integration has progressed in commercial, financial, and political terms, the member states of the European Union continue to educate their citizens in the spirit of the national narratives of the nineteenth century.
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  • Focus V Cultures and Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe

    In the wake of the 1989 revolutions, not only Eastern European but also Western societies have undergone profound institutional change. That change has been intertwined with simultaneous shifts caused by globalization and European integration.
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  • Focus VI The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

    The Czech philosopher Jan Patocka (1907–1977) is considered one of the most important Central European thinkers of the twentieth century. Having studied with Husserl and Heidegger in Freiburg in the 1930s...
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