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.
“Dispute about Hope” in Selected Writings of Post-Kantian and Existentialist Philosophers
The aim of my project is to analyse the phenomenon of hope in specific texts of post-Kantian and existentialist authors, in an attempt to illustrate a contrast between them: on one side, we see an attempt to accept the absurdity of life without hope; on the other side, we see a view of hope as a
Analysis of Construction of Dis/Continuity Between the Pre- and Post-1989 Regimes in Czechoslovakia Through Czech Literature
I research cultural memory of the late normalization era and the 1989 transformation in post-communist Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic through the synthesis of two fields: cultural sociology and sociology of literature.
The Festival Age (1988 – 1993). Was There a Phenomenon? Toward the 30th Anniversary of Ukrainian New Independent Culture
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian state independence. What are the most significant events in contemporary Ukrainian art and culture that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s? How do they reflect the Zeitgeist of Eastern Europe during that time?
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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