• Made in IWM

    The Institute aims to provide scholars, translators and journalists with an inspiring environment that affords them leisure to devote themselves to reading and writing free of other professional obligations. Not only numerous books by internationally renowned Senior Visiting Fellows but also many a first book by Junior Visiting Fellows have thus been written at the IWM.
    We would like to share with you this important aspect of the Institute's intellectual activities through a new section on our website. Books written by our Fellows during their stay at the Institute as well as books published by the IWM will be presented at regular intervals under the new heading "Made in IWM".

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  • Chronicle from Belarus

    In Belarus, massive protests against a rigged presidential election have continued despite violent reprisals from riot police loyal to President Aleksandr Lukashenko. On 9 August 2020, Belarusian authorities announced that Lukashenko, who has been in power for a quarter-century, had won a landslide victory with 80% of the vote. This is widely understood to be a false claim. Following the election, opposition presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, whose husband, Siarhei Tsikhanouski, has been a political prisoner since May 2020, was detained for several hours in Minsk. During that time she was filmed reading from a prepared text in which she asked her supporters to cease protests and accept the election results. She was clearly under duress. Shortly afterwards she left the country. The protests continue. There are very few foreign journalists in Belarus; those who are there are presently in danger. IWM will continue to publish a selection of reports from Belarus as they become available.
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  • Coronavirus: How Will It Affect Our Lives?

    What short and long-term effects will the corona pandemic have on our social, academic and political life? IWM Visiting and Permanent Fellows share their thoughts, concerns and hopes.
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    The IWM archive houses a rich collection of texts, audio and video files that are worth being rediscovered. Once a week, thematic foci, related to different research projects at the IWM, will be presented here.
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    To keep you informed about our ongoing activities, we will provide you here with information on current developments, open calls and news on our events and publications. Register for our weekly newsletter, get inspired and informed by our latest publications and subscribe to our magazine IWMpost.
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Minima philologic
5 Paul Celan Translation ProgramWerner Hamacher

Minima philologic

Werner Hamacher: Minima philologica. 95 tezisov o philologii za philologiiu, St. Petersburg: Ivan Limbakh Press, 2020. Translated from German to Russian to German by Anna Glazova Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2018 These two texts by Werner Hamacher, the ...

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Der andere Anfang
5 Paul Celan Translation ProgramVladimir Bibikhin

Der andere Anfang

Vladimir Bibikhin: Ein anderer Anfang, philosophische Aufsätze, Berlin: Matthes  Seitz, 2020. Translated from Russian to German by Vera Ammer Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2015 Vladimir Bibichin zählt zu den einflussreichsten russischen Philosophen des letzten Jahrhunderts. Seine Heidegger-Übersetzungen machten ihn ...

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Die amerikanische Krankheit. Vier Lektionen der Freiheit aus einem US-Hospital
3 BooksTimothy Snyder

Die amerikanische Krankheit. Vier Lektionen der Freiheit aus einem US-Hospital

"Es war schon viel zu leicht, in diesem Land zu sterben, bevor das Coronavirus in die Vereinigten Staaten gelangte. Unser stümperhafter Umgang mit der Pandemie ist das jüngste Symptom unserer Krankheit, einer Politik, die Schmerz ...

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The Postcolonial Age of Migration
3 BooksRanabir Samaddar

The Postcolonial Age of Migration

This book critically examines the question of migration that appears at the intersection of global neo-liberal transformation, postcolonial politics, and economy. It analyses the specific ways in which colonial relations are produced and reproduced in ...

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Tischner. Biografia
3 BooksWojciech Bonowicz

Tischner. Biografia

First complete biography of Joseph Tischner Written by Wojciech Bonowicz, Józef Tischner Visiting Fellow at the IWM in 2020 „Ktoś mi kiedyś powiedział, że jak Tischner wchodził do pokoju, to jakby się drzwi otwierały w człowieku. Drzwi ...

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Ist heute schon morgen? Wie die Pandemie Europa verändert
3 BooksIvan Krastev

Ist heute schon morgen? Wie die Pandemie Europa verändert

Ein Virus war nötig, um die Welt auf den Kopf zu stellen. Wie wird die Welt danach aussehen? Ivan Krastev, einer der wichtigsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart, gibt Orientierung in Zeiten der Ungewissheit. »Es gibt Momente, in denen ...

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Und wie elektrische Schafe träumen wir: Humanität, Sexualität, Digitalität
Passagen VerlagTimothy Snyder

Und wie elektrische Schafe träumen wir: Humanität, Sexualität, Digitalität

Rezension:Corinne Orlowski, Rezension von: Timothy Snyder (2020): “Und wie elektrische Schafe träumen wir”, Passagen Verlag, WDR 3 Buchkritik, 21.August 2020.So wie ein lädierter Apfel Fliegen anlockt, zieht menschlicher Leichtsinn Algorithmen an. Digitale Wesen nutzen unsere ...

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Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel.
3 BooksMarkus Rheindorf, Rudolf de Cillia, Ruth Wodak, Sabine Lehner

Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel.

Wie andere nationale Identitäten werden auch österreichische Identitäten über eine Vielzahl von Diskursen hergestellt und verhandelt, darunter Debatten über relevante, manchmal kontroversielle politische, historische, juristische Fragen. Diese Identitätsentwürfe erweisen sich als dynamisch und veränderlich. Fünf ...

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