Occidentalism and the Imagination of Self and Other in Turkish Literature
The concept of Occidentalism is connected to the notion of modernity and its effects on those contexts often labelled as “non-Western”. Turkey is in this regard a unique space, where Ottoman and European, post-imperial and post-colonial, narratives meet.
Historical Anthropography, or How People Perceive their Place in Time, Social and “Geocultural” Spaces
The project aims at development of Reinhart Koselleck's "Erfahrungsraum und Erwartungshorizont" (Frankfurt am Main, 1989), a theoretical concept on the historical basis of changes in self-perception within different strata of Polish society between the end of the 18th and the beginn
The Entanglements Between Wars and Economic Relations in Late Capitalism in the Context of the Semi-Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan
During his fellowship period at the IWM, Umut Kuruüzüm will be working on an academic paper focusing on the recent expansion of mini steel mills which produce steel from recycling war scrap in Iraqi Kurdistan under wider conditions of the war economy in Iraq. The paper is a pa
Security Institutions, State Transformation, and the "Insecurity Trap"
Despite long-term and general declines in most forms of lethal violence, some states and regions, in particular in the Global South, remain caught in an “insecurity trap.” Neither “declinist” scholars who present war and all forms of violence in long-term decline due to sh
The Science of the Russian Avant-Garde: Kazimir Malevich
What are the roots of abstraction in the arts? Scholars refer to philosophy, theology, theosophy, and science. In this project, Tatiana Levina will analyze Kazimir Malevich’s reception of scientific research of his time.
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