16 Mar 11:00, Burgtheater Das Verhältnis zwischen Europa und den USA ist nicht mehr so eng, wie es in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten war: US-Präsident Barack Obama richtet seine Aufmerksamkeit verstärkt auf den pazifischen Raum. Die Europäer wiederum sind über ...
Ästhetik als Theorie der Moderne18 Mar 18:00, IWM library Welchen Stellenwert nimmt Kunst in Staat und Gesellschaft ein? Wie haben sich die Ausdrucksformen künstlerischer Kritik an bestehenden Verhältnissen im Laufe der Zeit verändert? Mit diesen Fragen setzen sich die beiden jüngsten Bände der renommierten ...
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
This program, a joint initiative of 14 European Institutes for Advanced Study, offers fellowships to both early-career and experienced researchers, mainly from the humanities and social sciences. Read more
In the course of the recent dramatic events in Ukraine, great emphasis has been put on the language question. In this essay, I intend to clarify some crucial issues: I will demonstrate that Vladimir Putin’s allegations regarding the suppression of Russian speakers in Ukraine are part of a complex network of continuing propaganda, and I will confirm that Putin’s recent political moves are the result of an ideology that is dangerously close to that of Nazi Germany. Read more
On 20 February, the young Ukrainian activist Aleksandra Kovaleva posted an open letter to European politicians on Facebook. "Yanukovych fucks you all this time, he fucks us also, but we at least trying to resist," she wrote. "You’re too old, you’re blind to see what is happening, you are deaf and can not hear the screams." The letter was a cri de coeur, evoking the anger, hurt, and disappointment of thousands on the Maidan. Read more
In the cafés, in the shops, on the streets of Kiev everyone is asking the one question that matters in one particular way: Will there be war? No one can quite finish the question: Will there be war with Russia? That such a thing could even be: a war between Ukraine and Russia. Read more
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 ...
Wiener Reihe. Themen der Philosophie, hg. von Herta Nagl-Docekal, Cornelia Klinger, Ludwig Nagl und Alexander Somek, Bd. 17.
Es ist eine häufig übersehene These der Hegelschen Ästhetik, dass die künstlerische Arbeit ein Ort der Selbstverständigung einer ...
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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