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
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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