02 Apr 11:00, Burgtheater Nicht nur in den meisten europäischen Staaten, sondern weltweit befinden sich Populisten und populistische Parteien auf dem Vormarsch, wie auch der Wahlsieg von Donald Trump in den USA zeigt. Diese Entwicklungen werfen Fragen auf: Wann ...
A Cultural History of Climate Control24 Apr 18:00, IWM library Air conditioning—the possibility of “fixing” the air’s temperature at will—is one of the oldest dreams of mankind. It means creating a world without heat or cold, rain or snow, without suffocating humidity or dusty winds. ...
04 May 18:00, Wien Museum Atrium In this year’s Patočka Memorial Lecture, political theorist Chantal Mouffe examines the crucial role played in politics by what she calls 'passions' to refer to the common affects that are at stake in the construction ...
The Gay Science and the Death of God08 May 16:00, IWM library Heinrich Heine’s pantheism brought together identification with sensual antiquity, irreverence toward institutional religion, an original outlook on German philosophy, and a radically modern literary sensibility. In the wake of the “pantheism controversy” of 1785-9, like ...
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.
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: April 15, 2017 Read more
The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award a six-month Junior Visiting Fellowship to PhD candidates in the humanities or social sciences. Deadline: April 27, 2017 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. 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
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
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 public 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: April 28, 2017 Read more
Fareed Zakaria’s “post-American world” may not be as benign as the author envisaged back in 2008. Other centers of power may follow Russia’s lead and start exploiting the cracks in the international order rather than engage in helping to patch them up. Read more
In the face of the migration crisis and populist shift within the EU, the outmoded and stale division between New and Old Europe is coming back into favor in European public debate. The concept of ‘New Europe’ can easily serve to explain and at the same time to normalize, in a politically correct way, a qualitative difference between Western Europe and its Eastern neighbors. From a Central and Eastern European perspective, however, the term ‘New Europe’ seems essentially contradictory, since being a part of Europe in its cultural and political dimensions always was and still is an undebatable assumption. Read more
Relatively little is known in the West about the “White Guard” type of anticommunism, which was prevalent on the European continent in the interwar period, and which is now triumphantly reborn in contemporary Eastern and Central Europe, including Hungary. The latter has tended to see socialism and communism as the uprising of the Untermensch, the biologically and spiritually inferior members of society. For these anticommunists, communism does not mean too little, but too much freedom, and the idea of equality is a sin against nature. And however one feels about putting up graven images of controversial thinkers for the pigeons in the park, one must understand: it is these anticommunists who will destroy Lukács’s statue. Read more
In 1967, an armed rebellion by peasants in Naxalbari, a hitherto unknown village in northern Bengal, broke out that was to leave its imprint not just on the politics of the time but on the course of radical movements all the way down to the present. Read more
In this panel discussion James Kirchick (Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative, Washington; correspondent, Daily Beast) discusses his latest publication "The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age" with Ivan Vejvoda (Permanent Fellow, IWM).
Translated into Romanian by Alexandru Polgár
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2016
What makes a city successful today? Over the past few decades, artists – and more broadly, clusters of creative people – have become central to ...
[Vargas dėl lyties. Feminizmas ir tapatybės apvertimas]
Translated into Lithuanian by Rima Bertašavičiūtė
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2016
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex ...
From the Fellows
The Shipwrecked Mind / by Mark Lilla
A Majority of ‘Deplorables’? / by Jan-Werner Müller
China is Ready to Build Putin’s Firewall / by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov
International Law and Multinormativity
Anlässlich seines 85. Geburtstags präsentiert das Heft eine Topographie des Oeuvres von Charles Taylor in Gestalt von Gastbeiträgen, in denen seine Wegbegleiter das philosophische Werk und bürgerschaftliche Engagement des großen Denkers aus ihrer persönlichen ...
[Знищення міста на ім’я Станиславів]
Translated into Polish by Halyna Petrosanyak
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014
75 Jahre Massenmord am jüdischen Friedhof von Stanislau – das Massaker vom 12.10.1941 gilt heute als Beginn der „Endlösung“ im „Generalgouvernement“ –, ...
'Peace' is often simplistically assumed to be war's opposite, and as such is not examined closely or critically idealized in the literature of peace studies, its crucial role in the justification of war is often ...
This Research focus addresses the ambivalences of juridification, which parallel a judicialisation of politics at various scales along with growing legal activism and a judicialisation of politics from the local to the global scale. 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
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
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