IWM Pop-Up in Wien Brigittenau06 Jun 19:00, Kabarett Vindobona For his book No Laughing Matter, British sociologist Steven Lukes collected over 600 political jokes from all over the world. He will try out the best of these on a Viennese audience on 6 June ...
Wiener Festwochen31 May 21:00, Burgtheater Freedom of expression is under siege all over the world today. New democracies in eastern and central Europe, which only three decades ago waged a struggle against the totalitarian policing of thought are today attacking ...
Societal changes have immediate and rapid effects on the cityscape. In the early 1990s, after decades of state socialism in Eastern Europe, apartments were privatized, companies founded and private shops opened. This new ownership status ...
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. Deadline: June 8, 2016, 12 pm
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. 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
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
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 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. Read more
Troubles with rights: LGBT politics in independent Ukraine
As in other Eastern European countries, the transformation of sexual policies in Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union was driven by processes of democratization. In 1991, ...
For most Europeans these days, traveling to America is like landing on Mars. Even the most sophisticated political analysts can’t make head or tail of what is happening in the country. They are offended by ...
Maidan happened in multiple spaces. Just as it unfolded in historically real urban space, it also took place in the media space, including on multiple screens. Today, the events of 2013-14 in Kyiv are already ...
One of the most enduring topoi of political philosophy is that particular interests and passions, combined with ignorance, are the major obstacles in the way of a rational ordering of public affairs. The whole idea ...
February 27, 2016. In front of the National Stadium in Warsaw a march begins under the slogan “We the people,” organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Pol. Komitet Obrony Demokracji, KOD). The ...
This interdisciplinary collection of essays by a constitutionalist and a political sociologist examines how fragmented societies can be held together by appropriate and effective constitutional arrangements providing for bonds of democratic citizenship.
Exploring the political order ...
The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, vol. XIV, A Special Issue Dedicated to the Philosophy of Jan Patocka, ed. by Ludger Hagedorn and James Dodd, London & New York: Routledge 2016.
Contributions by ...
The collection of papers in this special issue began at the conference “Violence and the Gift: Challenging Continental Philosophy of Religion,” which took place on April 25-26 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was organized ...
Translated into Slovenia by Vesna Velkovrh Bukilica
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2015
This seminal book, one of the most influential works on political economy in recent history, aims to enable a more democratic and better informed public ...
Books in Perspective
Sovereignity and Survival: Lessons of the Holocaust / by Timothy Snyder
Budapest and Brussels: A Troubled Relationship / by János Mátyás Kovács and Balázs Trencsényi
Comments by Kinga Göncz, Ulrike Lunacek and Jan-Werner Mueller
Von der Postdemokratie zur Postsolidarität ...
Themen in diesem Heft sind unter anderem Museums- und Seelenlandschaften des heutigen Russland, das Ende Europas, Philosophie im Ersten Weltkrieg, das Verhältnis von Vernunft und Religion sowie von Christentum und Gewalt. Ein kleiner Schwerpunkt ...
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