Challenging Continental Philosophy of Religion24 Apr 09:00, IWM library
The topic of the gift has received considerable attention over the last three decades in phenomenology, theology, and the philosophy of religion. The question “can a gift be given?” is not simply abstract or theoretical, ...
The Czech philosopher Jan Patočka (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, he applied phenomenological thought ...
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, ...
28 Apr 18:00, IWM library Love: A Question for Feminism?
Monday, April 28, 6pm
Venue: IWM, Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien
The panel discussion will focus on the collected volume Love: A Question for Feminism in Twenty-First Century (Routlege, 2013) edited by Anna ...
The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and the IWM are jointly awarding fellowships to young researchers in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in a doctoral program at the CEU. Deadline: April 30, 2014 Read more
The program, named after the eminent Bulgarian intellectual, writer and literary historian Tsvetan Stoyanov (1930–1971), awards fellowships to young Bulgarian researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Read more
To commemorate the Polish scholar, intellectual and politician Bronisław Geremek the IWM awards fellowships to Polish researchers studying Polish national heritage in the context of the European tradition. Read more
This program addresses junior and senior researchers in the humanities or social sciences, who are affiliated with a research institution in the region and pursue research on South-Eastern Europe. Read more
The Paul Celan Fellowships support East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies. Read more
This program offers experienced journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice, which addresses issues of European relevance. Read more
The West is now living in Putin’s world. It is there not because Putin is right, or even because he is stronger, but because he is taking the initiative. Putin is “wild” while the West is “wary.” While European and American leaders recognize that the world order is undergoing a dramatic change, they cannot quite grasp it. They remain overwhelmed by Putin’s transformation from CEO of Russia, Inc., into an ideology-fueled national leader who will stop at nothing to restore his country’s influence. Read more
As the Ukrainian presidential election scheduled on May 25 gets closer, Kremlin's window of opportunity for invading the country and derailing its European course is gradually narrowing. The rhetoric of Russian President Vladimir Putin justifying the Anschluss of Crimea and unscrupulous meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs has been based on the premises that there is no legitimate government in Kiev, that it is being run by a gang of Nazis and anti-Semites who took power by coup d'etat and terrorised Russians and Russophones all over the country. Read more
Hungary's parliamentary elections in April saw a 61% turnout, the lowest since 1998. The high abstention rate was a sign of disaffection with Hungarian politics: four-tenths of the electorate believed it was left without a ...
Wir leben in einer Wissensgesellschaft. Mehr Menschen als jemals zuvor haben Zugang zu Wissen und Bildung. Doch wie verändert sich das, was wir unter Wissen verstehen, durch die digitale Revolution?
Neue digitale Formate und eine Unzahl ...
by Maria Leao
Krzysztof was an inspiring teacher and mentor. He was also a very special friend.
After the unexpected news of his death last February, it took me a long while to accept that his departure ...
Translated into Ukrainian by Artem Chapeye
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 11, 2001, ...
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 ...
Unfinished Utopia is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula River ...
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”. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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... Read more
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