How to Magically Edify a Nation? Occultism and Nationalism in Central Europe, 1890-1939
Since the mid nineteenth-century, nationalism and occultism emerged and spread throughout Europe. On the one hand, occultism embodied a peculiar transitional network, while, on the other hand, it was also utilized for cementing nationalist agendas.
Weaponizing Society vs. Building Collective Resilience
This project deals with the conflicts at the core of our societies: How do populists, nationalists and radicals of all sorts compete for an electorate lost by mainstream pro-European parties? Can new liberal political forces or grassroots citizen movements win it back, in an age of dist
The Entanglements Between Wars and Economic Relations in Late Capitalism in the Context of the Semi-Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan
During his fellowship period at the IWM, Umut Kuruüzüm will be working on an academic paper focusing on the recent expansion of mini steel mills which produce steel from recycling war scrap in Iraqi Kurdistan under wider conditions of the war economy in Iraq. The paper is a pa
Moral Values and Civil Society: Philosophical and Political Views of Krzysztof Michalski and Marek Siemek
The aim of the project is to conduct a critical comparative analysis of Krzysztof Michalski's and Marek Siemek's philosophical and political views in the context of Polish transformation and Poland's path to the European Union.
Panel Event: The German Elections and Europe's Future
This public panel discussion will address the results of the elections from three regions of Europe by researchers who are this year’s Europe’s Futures Fellows, moderated by the IWM Acting Rector and Permanent Fellow,…
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