Author Archives: Marion Gollner

Hungary’s Real Indians

Native Americans have long been beloved in Hungary, where ‘Indians’ stand for what is real, endangered and exceptional. Viktor Orbán has used the trope to channel demographic anxiety and bolster his anti-migrant rhetoric, but it could also spell trouble for his politics of fear.
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Moishe Postone (1942-2018)

The IWM deeply mourns the passing away of its Visiting Fellow, Moishe Postone, after a valiant battle against cancer. A renowned Marxist historian, critical theorist and political philosopher, he was the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Modern History at the University and the College, as well as the Center of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago.
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ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

Together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the IWM has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants in the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. This mentoring initiative is addressed in particular to researchers in the areas of history, anthropology, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, as well as cultural and literary studies aiming to submit in 2018 – 2020.
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The Ukrainian Night. An Intimate History of Revolution

A vivid and intimate account of the Ukrainian Revolution, the rare moment when the political became the existential What is worth dying for? While the world watched the uprising on the Maidan as an episode in geopolitics, those in Ukraine during the extraordinary winter of 2013–14 lived the revolution as an existential transformation: the blurring …
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War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

This edited collection contributes to the current vivid multidisciplinary debate on East European memory politics and the post-communist instrumentalization and re-mythologization of World War II memories. The book focuses on the three Slavic countries of post-Soviet Eastern Europe – Russia, Ukraine and Belarus – the epicentre of Soviet war suffering, and the heartland of the …
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Can It Happen Here? Our Central European Future

Austria may come to play an ominous role in the deepening conflict between East and West, writes Carl Henrik Fredriksson. The future of the EU will be decided in Central Europe.
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Galina Dondukova

Senior research assistant in Cultural studies, East Siberia State University of Technology and Management, Ulan-Ude

Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2018)
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Elena Chepel

Research Fellow, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Lecturer, School of Advanced Studies for the Humanities, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

Alexander Herzen Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2018)
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Europe’s Futures

Led by Ivan Vejvoda, Europe’s Futures sets out to research some of the key risks and problems Europe and its liberal democratic order are facing.
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Suspekte Solidarität. Gesellschaftlicher Protest in Polen nach 1989

Solidarität als Prinzip und Bewegung gehört zum Gründungsmythos des postkommunistischen Polen. Dass Vertreter unterschiedlichster Gruppen der Gesellschaft zusammenarbeiteten und gemeinsam Widerstand leisteten, wird oft als Hauptmerkmal des polnischen Wegs aus dem Kommunismus betrachtet. Angesichts dieses Erbes ist es umso merkwürdiger, dass sich in den polnischen öffentlichen Debatten der 1990er Jahre ein Stereotyp herausbildete, demzufolge die Mehrzahl der sozialen Proteste in Polen von gesellschaftlich, politisch oder ökonomisch Ausgeschlossenen ausgeht.
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