12 Dec

Rebuilding the Hungarian Right through Civil Organization and Contention

Starting in 2010, the Fidesz party achieved in a row six (partly landslide) victories at municipal, national, and European Parliament elections. Not questioning other explanations, my ongoing research traces the remarkable resilience of the ruling party above all to earlier “tectonic” shifts in civil society, which helped the Right accumulate ample social capital well before …
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29 Jun

Cancelled!" rel="bookmark"> A Future for Europe? – Cancelled!

The Monthly Lecture has had to be cancelled! We appreciate your understanding! We are living in times of individual, political, economic and societal uncertainty. Europe is confronted with an unprecedented crisis, an internal self-questioning of the project itself manifested by the rise of nationalism and populism, coupled with external challenges of the wave refugees, the …
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28 Jun

Junior Fellows’ Workshop

Gender, Class, and National Identities 10.00-10.40 Ekaterina Borozdina All Shades of ‘Natural’: Defining Natural Childbirth and Midwifery Profession in Russia Discussant: Reka Kinga Papp 10.40-11.20 Chiara Bonfiglioli The ‘Working Mother’ Gender Contract in Socialist Yugoslavia and Its Ambivalences Discussant: Goran Musić *** Coffee break 11.20- 11.40 *** 11.40-12.20 Wiktor Marzec Performing and Remembering Nationalist Workers’ …
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22 Jun

Truth in Times of War—and the New War on Truth

  It has become a commonplace that we live in a “post-truth” era. Is “post-truth” just another chapter in the long history of propaganda, or does it represent a new phenomenon? What we currently observe in public discourse is indeed a tendency to dismiss the very difference between true and false, fact and fiction – …
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21 Jun

The Socialist University

In Eastern Europe postwar changes paved the way for the building of a socialistic university, something seen as one of many possible solutions to a rising need for university reform and education for the working classes. My research does not only address how we think about a particular university, or even universities in general in …
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21 Jun

Researching Labour History in Post-Socialist Contexts

After years of neglect and scepticism towards labour as a subject of study in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the topic is making a slow but significant comeback among scholars working the region. In the post-socialist space, a new generation of scholars is tackling the experience of work in the socialist and post-socialist era from …
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20 Jun

Academic Freedom in the „Other Europe“

Universities are under threat in a number of countries both in and outside of the European Union. Panel participants will discuss the ways in which illiberal regimes in three countries (Hungary, Russia and Turkey) seek to cope with the fact that they are facing academic institutions that emerged under more permissive conditions and that insist on their …
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13 Jun

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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07 Jun

The Olympic Games in Personalistic Authoritarian Regimes

In this seminar,  Elena Trubina problematizes the attempts of international sports bodies like the IOC and FIFA to prompt emerging economies to compete for hosting global sporting events. Her intervention in the debates on mega-events in non-Western countries, which to date have focused primarily on events held in South America, highlights the lack of theoretical …
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24 May

Reproductive Autonomy

The dimensions, scope and limits of reproductive autonomy remain largely uncharted. Nevertheless, besides the traditional rights of freedom from state intervention in human reproduction and of access to contraception and pregnancy termination, the debate on international and constitutional law in this area suggests that there is also a right to fulfil the wish for a …
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