Der Holocaust und warum er sich wiederholen kann21 Oct 18:30, Wien Museum Atrium Mit seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller Bloodlands hat Timothy Snyder die Topographie der Massenmorde in Europa neu vermessen. Jetzt stellt der brillante junge Historiker eine Frage, die längst beantwortet schien: Warum kam es zum Holocaust? Seine ...
Ilija Trojanow im Gespräch mit Philipp Blom16 Nov 18:30, Wien Museum Atrium "Ilija Trojanow hat sein Lebensbuch geschrieben: Ein schwindelerregender Blick in den Abgrund zwischen Macht und Widerstand.
Konstantin ist Widerstandskämpfer, einer, der schon in der Schulzeit der bulgarischen Staatssicherheit auffällt und ihrem Griff nicht mehr entkommt. Metodi ...
Mit großer Bestürzung nimmt das IWM Abschied von Aleš Havlíček, der am 22. Juli 2015 plötzlich und unerwartet im Alter von 59 Jahren in Prag verstorben ist.
Aleš Havlíček lebte in der Philosophie und für die ...
Ein interdisziplinäres Ideen- & Innovationslabor07 Oct 18:00, IWM library Am 20. Oktober 2014 hat die Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien das ANGEWANDTE INNOVATION LABORATORY (AIL), ein interdisziplinärer Arbeits- und Kommunikationsraum für Gedankenexperimente, in dem intellektuelle Synapsen zwischen den Feldern der Künste und der Wissenschaften ...
Legal Harmonization or Change in Regimes?29 Oct 18:00, IWM library Based on his book 'Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture' ( University of Chicago Press, 2014) Gregoire Mallard will discuss how Western states solved the tensions that existed between contradictory commitments contracted ...
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
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. Read more
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. Read more
The joint fellowship programme of the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the IWM supports PhD students and young doctoral graduates who would like to pursue research as Junior Visiting Fellows at the IWM. Deadline: October 31, 2015 Read more
This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster research inspired by Jan Patočka’s thought and committed to his legacy. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice.
This program supports research on the intellectual, cultural, social and political legacies of Europe in the history of Ukraine. Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Ukraine are eligible to apply. Read more
In memory and honor of its founding Rector, Krzysztof Michalski, the IWM has established a new fellowship program consisting of one senior and two junior positions in the fields of continental philosophy or religion. Read more
Each year several PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have been selected by the DOC, DOC-team and APART programs of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) are offered research residencies at the IWM. 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
Scholars and publicists from Russia are invited to spend some months at the IWM in order to engage in a dialogue with the Institute's community and the broader publich as well as to develop or intensify their media presence in the West. Read more
This junior fellowship program aims to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed doctoral studies in a Ukrainian institution of higher education. Deadline: September 28, 2015 Read more
The surprise defeat of the Polish president Bronisław Komorowski by the Law and Justice candidate Andrzej Duda suggests a return of the reactionary and parochial politics of the Kaczynski era. Social scientist Magdalena Nowicka discusses where Komorowski and the Civic Platform went wrong, and whether this is a taste of things to come in the Polish parliamentary elections in October. Read more
For all the worries over the current crisis in Skopje, there is reason for optimism. What everyone should hope for is not a revolution, but a reasonable compromise — one that will be acceptable not only to political leaders but also to the citizens who mistrust these same leaders. The elevator should move again, and best if it moves in the direction of Brussels. Read more
The situation for women in societies caught up in the post-'89 transition is complicated, notes Slavenka Drakulic. On the one hand, they now stand to lose rights that were, at least formally, established during the communist regime. On the other hand, women's position in society has been undermined everywhere in Europe – in East and West alike. The financial crisis has struck hard, and – as so often – women have been struck harder. Read more
Despite the many obvious differences, the current turmoil in the Middle East and the Ukrainian crisis have something in common: both reflect the problematic legacies left behind when centuries-old empires collapse and the successor states appear less stable and viable than originally imagined. Read more
The situation for women in societies caught up in the post-'89 transition is complicated, notes Slavenka Drakulic. On the one hand, they now stand to lose rights that were, at least formally, established during the ...
In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new ...
Student Politics in Communist Poland tackles the topic of student political activity under a communist regime during the Cold War. It discusses both the communist student organizations as well as oppositional, independent, and apolitical student ...
Poczucie kryzysu demokracji wydaje się dziś powszechne – kłopoty integracji Unii Europejskiej, oligarchizacja polityki w USA, efektywność gospodarcza reżimów autorytarnych i rosnąca niechęć do tradycyjnych partii, liderów politycznych i samych państw sprzyjają wizjom schyłku świata ...
Translated into Czech by Jan Frei
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014
Výbor z pozdních textů, v nichž se Voegelin silněji než ve svých dřívějších pracích soustředí na individuální zkušenost transcendence a její symbolizaci. Ústředním tématem jsou tedy na jedné straně ...
Lectures and Debates
Entrechtung & Verrechtlichung: Entpolitisierung der Demokratie? / von Shalini Randeria
IWM Lectures in Human Sciences / Report by Magdalena Nowicka
Jan Patočka Memorial Lecture / Tischner Debate
Change of the Guard
Three Photos / by János Mátyás ...
Translated into Makedonian by Katerina Josifoska
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2012
The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial ...
Translated into Polish by Michał Filipczuk
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014
Judith Butler follows Edward Said's late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged ...
Gastherausgeberin: Tatiana Zhurzhenko
Nach dem Scheitern der Orangen Revolution von 2004 schien die Ukraine abgeschrieben – bei den eigenen Bürgern und in der Welt. Doch von Ende 2013 bis ins Frühjahr 2014 protestierten Hunderttausende Ukrainer auf ...
Modernization and globalization have aggravated existing social inequalities and produced new forms of inequality which, together with their underlying causes, lie at the core of this research focus. Read more
This focus explores the ways in which globalization impacts the relationship between religion and secularism, thus intertwining the perspectives of different cultures, religions and theoretical backgrounds. Read more
What are the causes of the current disappointment with democracy, and how will they affect the capacity of democratic societies to remain self-correcting? This focus offers a platform to discuss these fundamental questions. Read more