#ClosedButActive

As an academic institution, which fosters intellectual exchange across disciplinary boundaries and national borders, we at the IWM are experimenting with new formats to keep in touch with you during these difficult times.

We have closed our doors until it is possible to safely reopen the Institute to welcome you back in person.

Starting in March 2020 we launched a new blog on our website with contributions from current and former fellows not only sharing an account of life under the current conditions of curfew in various corners of the world where they live or research on, but also reflecting on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for democracy, sociality, solidarity, social justice, surveillance and the economy.

Furthermore, we are presenting a thematic focus each week by using our wealth of recorded audio-visual material along with articles from IWMpost and Transit. For those of you, who missed an event or publication this presents a chance to catch up. Some of you may wish to revisit a talk or a debate, or re-read a piece.

We hope to be back with an exciting events calendar soon. Until then please bear with us as we do our best to preserve the academic community built up over several decades.

Shalini Randeria, IWM Rector

  • 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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  • Weekly Focus

    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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  • News

    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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Publications

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Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel. Empirische Untersuchungen zu ihrer diskursiven Konstruktion, 1995-2015
3 BooksMarkus Rheindorf, Rudolf de Cillia, Ruth Wodak, Sabine Lehner

Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel. Empirische Untersuchungen zu ihrer diskursiven Konstruktion, 1995-2015

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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IWMpost 125
IWMpost Archive

IWMpost 125

Contents Lessons from the Coronavirus Is It Tomorrow, Yet? Learning to Live with the Unthinkable / by Ivan Krastev Lessons from an Unfolding Emergency / by Jiří Přibáň In the Wake of the Pandemic: The Ethics and ...

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Automatisierung der Arbeit: Segen oder Fluch?
Passagen VerlagRobert Skidelsky

Automatisierung der Arbeit: Segen oder Fluch?

“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 – ...

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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

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 ...

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Brave New Hungary. Mapping the “System of National Cooperation”
3 BooksBalázs Trencsényi, János Mátyás Kovács

Brave New Hungary. Mapping the “System of National Cooperation”

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 ...

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Teorija romana
5 Paul Celan Translation ProgramMikhail Bakhtin

Teorija romana

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 ...

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Urbaner Protest: Revolte in der neoliberalen Stadt
Passagen VerlagAyşe Çağlar

Urbaner Protest: Revolte in der neoliberalen Stadt

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 ...

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