Weekly Focus curated by Katherine Younger, IWM Research Director, Ukraine in European Dialogue
Religion “is woven into the fabric of our life,” IWM founding rector Krzysztof Michalski told an interviewer in 2012. Since the IWM’s inception, making sense ...
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 workshop will be organised by the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna and several other universities and institutions in India. It will address issues of global protection of refugees and migrants; ethics of care and protection; gender, race, religion, resources and other faultlines in the protection regime; neoliberalism and refugee and migrant labour; statelessness; climate change, environment and displacement. 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
Scholars and publicists from the Eurasia region are invited to spend some months at the IWM in order to engage in a dialogue with the Institute's community and the broader public as well as to develop or intensify their media presence in the West. 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. Read more
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
The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award a six-month Visiting Fellowship to a PhD candidate or a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more
This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster groundbreaking research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice. 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. Deadline: May 9, 2020 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
“Die Politik sollte ständig das Ziel vor Augen haben, den „notwendigen“ Arbeitsaufwand zu reduzieren. Dies war das Hauptversprechen der Mechanisierung, nicht ein unbegrenztes Konsumwachstum. (…) Wir haben das Wachstum des Bruttoinlandprodukts zum Selbstzweck gemacht – ...
The Future of Democracy
Die Wiedererfindung der Nation / von Aleida Assmann
Unheil und Hoffnung / Vienna Humanities Festival
Brexit – Farce und Tragödie / von Ivan Vejvoda
Kontrolle vs. Kooperation: Das Brexit-Mantra und seine ...
So wie ein lädierter Apfel Fliegen anlockt, zieht menschlicher Leichtsinn Algorithmen an. Digitale Wesen nutzen unsere Selbstüberschätzung aus, bestärken unsere falschen Überzeugungen, instrumentalisieren unsere sexuellen Ängste, reduzieren uns auf isolierte Tiere und veranlassen uns schließlich ...
Brave New Hungaryfocuses on the rise of a “brave new” anti-liberal regime led by Viktor Orbán who made a decisive contribution to the transformation of a poorly managed liberal democracy to a well-organized authoritarian rule ...
Mikhail Bakhtin: Selection of works: Discourse in the Novel, Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Novel, The Novel as a Literary Genre, From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse, The Bildungsroman and Its Significance ...
Kämpfe für eine gerechte Gesellschaft werden heute von einem sehr heterogenen Spektrum von durch neoliberale Austeritätspolitiken betroffenen Akteurinnen und Akteuren getragen. Zu ihnen gehören MigrantInnen, undokumentierte ArbeiterInnen, Arbeitslose und Obdachlose sowie Teile der Mittelschicht, deren ...
This book considers a movement within Russian religious philosophy known as "full unity" (vseedinstvo), with a focus on one of its main representatives, Pavel Florensky (1882–1937). Often referred to as "the Russian Leonardo," Florensky was ...
Der Brexit stellt einen Versuch dar, eine Insellage in einer globalisierten Welt wiederherzustellen, einen Anspruch, sich die Globalisierung selektiv anzueignen. Ist dieses risikoreiche Unterfangen der Leichtfertigkeit der britischen Politik geschuldet, oder machen sich daran wiederkehrende ...
Modernization and globalization have not only aggravated existing inequalities but have also produced new forms of inequality. This research focus maps not only the realities of injustice under conditions of multi-scalar governance and legal pluralism but also the potential of creating justice. Read more
Globalisation, combined with new opportunities opened up by the digital revolution, have led to a radical questioning of democratic institutions, and sharpened tensions between national democracies and the global market. What then is the future of democracy? Read more
The successful story of overcoming war, the divisions between East and West and the transformation from dictatorship to democracy paved the way for a reunited Europe. However, history also seems to have placed a limit upon solidarity in the EU of the 21st century. Read more
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