Few cities in the world have fascinated the Russian political imagination more than Constantinople. For centuries, the Russians called it “The City of the Tsar” (Tsargrad) and dreamed of reclaiming it from Muslim Ottoman rule for Eastern Christianity.
Phenomenological Encounters: Scenes from Central Europe
This projects explores the role of phenomenology—and later, beginning in the 1920s, of the existentialism that grows out of phenomenology—in East-Central Europe through World War II and the Stalinist years; the attempts in the late 1950s and 1960s to create a revisionist Marxism; and later, after
Soviet Politics of Memory about the Holocaust in Lviv (1944-1967)
This project focuses on controversial Soviet policy. On the one hand, after the Nazi occupation Soviet authorities investigated the crimes committed by Nazis in Lviv. Soviet writers created literature describing the tragic fate of Jews in Lviv during the Nazi occupation.
The Corona crisis has made clear the extent to which the digitalization project already determines daily life and survival. The research project examines - in continuation of Martin Burckhardt's "Philosophy of the Machine" - its theo-, socio- and psychoplastic dimensions.
Rektorin Shalini Randeria fragt “Wer ist das Volk?” in der Zeit Online
IWM Rektorin Shalini Randeria hat einen Artikel in der Zeitung "Die Zeit" veröffentlicht, in welchem sie den Begriff und die Entwicklung des “sanften” Autoritarismus anhand konkreter Beispiele betroffener Staaten näher erklärt und was Identitätspolitik der Mehrheit und deren Angst vor einem „…
While we are currently recording the second season of our Democracy in Question podcast, the Research Group on Soft Authoritarianisms, our partner at Bremen University, initiated a blog series with commentaries on podcast episodes, that contribute to the debate on growing authoritarian tendencies…
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