April 2021


The Ratline

To mark the publication of the German language version of The Ratline, which follows his prize-winning book East West Street, Philippe Sands explores the ideas that underpin his new work, an account of the lives of Otto Wächter, an Austrian SS Gruppenführer indicted for mass murder, his wife Charlotte, from the moment they met Vienna …
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February 2021


A Short History of Prison Noise: The 1902 Brygidki Unrest and the Agency of Criminal Prisoners in Habsburg Lemberg

Noise can be understood as sonic violence and analysed as a central means of communication during the recurring prison riots in the early 20th-century Habsburg Empire. For both prison administrators and state-appointed public prosecutors, silence was synonymous with discipline and order. This definition gave criminal prisoners an opportunity to bargain silence in exchange for legally …
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January 2021


Imperial Entanglements: Rethinking Modernity with and beyond Zygmunt Bauman

University of Leeds, 21/22 and 28/29 January, 2021, 4pm (GMT)   An open-to-the-public online lecture series co-hosted by the Bauman Institute and the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (University of Leeds), together with the Postcolonial Intellectuals and their European Publics Network (PIN)  One of the most prominent and influential intellectuals of our times, Zygmunt Bauman …
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Putin’s Memory War. Russia’s Battles over the History of World War II

In the past decade, memory politics has become greatly contested. Russia under Putin launched a major propaganda offensive ahead of the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II (8 May in the rest of the world, 9 May in Russia), aiming to fight the “falsifications” of war history by the West, and to deny …
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