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Spielarten des „sanften“ Autoritarismus: Wie Demokratien demokratisch ausgehöhlt werden

08.03.2021
Unsere Rektorin, Shalini Randeria, hat die diesjährige Christoph Probst Lecture an der Universität Innsbruck gehalten. Mit der 2020 etablierten Lecture will die Universität Innsbruck alljährlich an ihren kurzzeitigen Medizin-Studenten Christoph…
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Die Impfung – ein knappes Gut?

07.03.2021
„Niemand ist sicher, bevor wir alle sicher sind“, warnen internationale Organisationen vor dem allerorts aufgekommenen Impfnationalismus. Denn mit den nun verfügbaren Covid-Impfstoffen stellen sich neue drängende Fragen:
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New event in our Seminar Series on Forced Migration

02.03.2021
The latest event in the series, “We Are All Refugees”: Informal Settlements and Camps as Converging Spaces of Global Displacements, will take place on Wednesday March 17, 2021.
An aerial view of a red table, fellows are sitting around it with notebooks and books on top of the table, deep in discussion.

Meet Our New March Fellows

01.03.2021
Our fellows and guests who are joining us for March have arrived in Vienna. We wanted to take the opportunity to introduce them, their projects, and affiliations.
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Jan Sokol in memoriam

01.03.2021
Am 16. Februar 2021 starb Jan Sokol. Die Nachricht vom Tod des tschechischen Philosophen, Bürgerrechtlers und Politikers erfüllt uns mit großer Trauer. Er war dem Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen seit den Anfangsjahren verbunden. The…
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Democratic Vistas, Autocratic Specters: Must We Reinvent Democracy?

19.02.2021
In this panel discussion, now available to watch online, our Rector, Shalini Randeria, together with Masha Gessen, Sławomir Sierakowski and Johannes Voelz share their thoughts on “Democratic Vistas, Autocratic Specters: Must We Reinvent Democracy?”.
Shalini Randeria standing at a lecture in the IWM library

Imperial Entanglements: Rethinking Modernity with and beyond Zygmunt Bauman

18.02.2021
This online lecture series was 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) and invites a…
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CEU JVF, Pedro Perfeito Da Silva, Wins Advanced Doctoral Studies Award

18.02.2021
Current  IWM Junior Visiting Fellow Pedro Perfeito Da Silva has won an Advanced Doctoral Studies Award in political economy from the Central European University. This award is given to students that completed a significant portion of the doctoral…
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New edition of “Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration“ published

04.02.2021
This publication is brought out with the support of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna. It is a part of a research program of Calcutta Research Group and IWM on migration and forced migration studies. Its Editor is Paula Banerjee, a…

The IWM Revokes Olena Semenyaka’s Fellowship with Immediate Effect

21.01.2021
The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) strongly condemns and distances itself from the far-right statements and actions of Olena Semenyaka, who was due to start her Fellowship at IWM in January 2021 as part of the Ukraine in European Dialogue…
Ruth Wodak

Ruth Wodak receives the Bruno Kreisky Prize

07.01.2021
The IWM warmly congratulates Ruth Wodak, an exceptional scholar of political discourse and the radical right, who will receive the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Prize for for her lifetime achievements (publications and research [publizistisches…
Jubiläum: 30 Jahre Transit – Europäische Revue im Zeitraffer

Jubiläum: 30 Jahre Transit – Europäische Revue im Zeitraffer

07.12.2020
Vor 30 Jahren erschien die erste Nummer der Zeitschrift Transit – Europäische Revue. Anlässlich dieses Jubiläums hat das IWM  eine illustrierte Chronik der ersten zehn Jahre gestaltet.