2020

13 Feb

Award Ceremony for the Inaugural Emma Goldman Awards

The IWM is pleased to announce a collaboration with the FLAX Foundation, a newly founded independent foundation. Starting in 2020, the FLAX Foundation will issue awards to talented and engaged scholars of feminist and inequality issues in Europe, to support their research and development. The IWM will host two Emma Goldman Fellows each year, beginning …
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27 Jan

Facing Post-Truth in Central-Eastern Europe

The main challenge that post-truth poses, as the concept itself suggests, is the alleged end of centrality of the idea of truth in politics. Central and Eastern Europe finds itself in a political culture where claims, ideas and utterances must no longer necessarily be grounded in proven empirical facts, in order to be held true …
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23 Jan

Religion and Revolution

While the “Russian religious renaissance” at the beginning of the 20th century and the political fervour, which culminated in the October Revolution of 1917, took place at the same period, these two developments are rarely studied alongside each other. In their joint book presentations, the two speakers are going to consider a tradition of religious …
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20 Jan

Debating Citizenship and Emancipation during the Long 19th Century

Holly Case has called the period spanning the late-18th to the second half of the 20th century “The Age of Questions,” which included the Eastern question, Jewish question, social question, and countless others. In his recent book Liberalism, Constitutional Nationalism, and Minorities: The Making of Romanian Citizenship, c. 1750–1918 (2019), Constantin Iordachi shows how the …
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13 Jan

The Anthropologists’ Problem with Barter

The standard story of economists about the origins of money is that it came from barter. For most modern anthropologists this story is about as reasonable as the story that babies are brought by the storks. It has become such a big problem that many prominent anthropologists have recently turned against economics as a discipline …
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2019

17 Dec

Junior Fellows’ Conference

Program: 10:00–10:30 A Nation of Bureaucrats or a Nation of Tradesmen? Welfare Benefits as Nation-building Modernization Tools in Interwar Romania Sergiu Delcea PhD candidate, Doctoral School of Political Science, Central European University Discussant: Susan Zimmermann (CEU) 10:30–11:00 Russia’s new Middle Classes: the Politics of (self)-Autonomization and its Consequences Volha Biziukova PhD candidate in Cultural and …
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16 Dec

Fortschrittskepsis in der klassischen deutschen Geschichtsphilosophie am Beispiel Schillers

Tamás Miklós ist Dozent an der Eötvös Lorand Universität und Leiter des Atlantisz Verlages in Budapest. Derzeit ist er Visiting Fellow am IWM. Print
12 Dec

Antisemitism Resisted and Denied

The talk examines three moments in the history of twentieth-century antisemitism in which it faced organized opposition on a transnational scale. The first case concerns the discriminatory policies of the late tsarist empire and the role of antisemitism as a mobilizing factor in the civil war that followed the revolution. The second revolves around the …
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11 Dec

Any Future for Welfare Capitalism and a European Social Model – or even Post-Capitalism?

30 years after the collapse of „Communism“ or European State Socialism, Capitalism isn’t triumphant towards a neo-liberal „End of History“ any longer but crisis-shaken and riven between most dynamic creative disruption and unpredictable self-destructive but also transformative tendencies. This crisis differs significantly across the globe, and also within Europe, between North-Western, Latin, Continental, Central and …
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09 Dec

30 Jahre nach dem Staatssozialismus: Zehn aktive Baustellen

Eine Generation nach dem Ende des europäischen Staatssozialismus – von vielen erhofft, von wenigen vorausgesagt – ist eine Zwischenbilanz an der Zeit. Die anfangs gehegte Erwartung, dass sich in Mittel- und Osteuropa die vermeintliche Normalität des demokratischen Kapitalismus nach westlichem Muster etablieren würde, war von Anfang an naiv. Worin bestehen die aktuellen Probleme von Gesellschaften, …
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