Do not Ask Who We Are but how We Act – Conceptualising Collectivity with Les Groupes Medvedkine, Scuola senza Fine and Precarias a la Deriva
The research project examines notions of collectivity, based on three cinematic-political practices: In 1967 filmmakers and striking factory workers meet in Besançon, France, and founded Les Groupes Medvedkine - collectively making films until 19
Moral Values and Civil Society: Philosophical and Political Views of Krzysztof Michalski and Marek Siemek
The aim of the project is to conduct a critical comparative analysis of Krzysztof Michalski’s and Marek Siemek’s philosophical and political views in the context of Polish transformation and Poland’s path to the European Union.
Nadifa Mohamed: The Fortune Men (English to German)
British-Somali author Nadifa Mohamed writes about the effects of war, colonialism and post-colonialism on the individual. In her third novel, she tells the story of the last man to be hanged at Cardiff Prison (1952), a case of prejudice leading to a fatal miscarriage of justice.
Soviet Politics of Memory about the Holocaust in Lviv (1944-1967)
This project focuses on controversial Soviet policy. On the one hand, after the Nazi occupation Soviet authorities investigated the crimes committed by Nazis in Lviv. Soviet writers created literature describing the tragic fate of Jews in Lviv during the Nazi occupation.
Rektorin Shalini Randeria fragt “Wer ist das Volk?” in der Zeit Online
IWM Rektorin Shalini Randeria hat einen Artikel in der Zeitung "Die Zeit" veröffentlicht, in welchem sie den Begriff und die Entwicklung des “sanften” Autoritarismus anhand konkreter Beispiele betroffener Staaten näher erklärt und was Identitätspolitik der Mehrheit und deren Angst vor einem „…
While we are currently recording the second season of our Democracy in Question podcast, the Research Group on Soft Authoritarianisms, our partner at Bremen University, initiated a blog series with commentaries on podcast episodes, that contribute to the debate on growing authoritarian tendencies…
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