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New Season of the Vienna Coffee House Conversations

The new season of the Vienna Coffee House Conversations opens with Ivan Vejvoda speaking with Hanna Shelest, foreign affairs and security policy expert from Ukraine, for an inside perspective on the Russo-Ukrainian war. 

Vienna Humanities Festival 2023 ist Eröffnet

Der feierliche Auftakt zum diesjährigen Festival fand am Montagabend vor rund 500 Gästen im Wiener Rathaus statt. Janina Loh von der Stabsstelle Ethik bei der Stiftung Liebenau warf im Eröffnungsvortrag ein kritisches Schlaglicht auf das Verhältnis…

Meet the 2023 Emma Goldman Awardees

On 8 September, the IWM hosted the 4th Emma Goldman Awards, awarded by the FLAX Foundation to support innovative research on feminist and inequality issues.

Revamped Europe’s Futures Website Launched

The branding of Europe's Futures' program, launched in 2018 as part of IWM's strategic partnership with ERSTE Foundation, has been revamped. Regular updates will provide insights into the program's activities and highlight the work of its many…

50 Jahre nach dem Putsch in Chile: „Das verschwundene Meer“ in deutscher Übersetzung

In dieser Woche, am 11. September, jährte sich zum 50. Mal der Militärputsch gegen die Regierung von Salvador Allende. Es ist ein einschneidender historischer Moment, tief eingegraben nicht nur in das Bewusstsein Lateinamerikas. Der Roman „Das…

New Fellows Starting in September

We are happy to introduce our fellows who will be starting their fellowship in September. You can learn more about their individual fellowships and research projects by clicking on their names. For interview requests and other media-…

Lesia Ukrainka - Restoring a Ukrainian Icon

Sasha Dovzhyk hails a Ukrainian writer whose powerful resistance to Russia more than a century ago has even more relevance today
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Documenting Ukraine Grants: Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications for Documenting Ukraine grants. These one-time grants of 5000 EUR enable Ukrainian intellectuals and creative professionals to work on documentation projects that establish and preserve a factual record—whether…

Janina Loh, Peter Trawny und Michael Sandel Halten Keynotes des VHF 2023

Am 25. September 2023 beginnt die sechste Ausgabe des Vienna Humanities Festivals unter dem Titel „Promise & Temptations - Verführtes Denken”. Mit Janina Loh, Peter Trawny und Michael Sandel konnte das IWM erneut drei hochkarätige Vortragende…

Ukraine's Altered Landscapes: Losing and Recovering Alterity in the Face of War - Call for Applications

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the Ukraine in European Dialogue program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) will be held at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna on 8-10 November 2023.  

Sérgio Barbosa: The Rise of WhatsAppers From the Global South

Chat apps seemingly oscillate between two poles. On the one hand, they serve to quickly send videos of clumsy animals to relatives and friends. On a societal level, many messenger apps have gained a questionable reputation as flywheels of…

ERC Mentoring Initiative - Call for Applications

The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and generously supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council…