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…
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Digital Humanism Summit 2023: Read the Final Statement

Statement of the Digital Humanism Initiative on Generative AI and Democratic Sustainability

New Fellows at the IWM During the Summer Months

We are happy to introduce our fellows who will be staying at the IWM during the summer months. You can learn more about their individual fellowships and research projects by clicking on their names. For interview requests and other…
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In Memoriam Victoria Amelina (1986-2023)

We are profoundly saddened by the death of Ukrainian writer and human rights activist Victoria Amelina on 1 July 2023. She died of injuries sustained in a Russian missile attack on Ria Lounge, a restaurant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk…
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New Podcast Episode on New Approaches to EU Enlargement

In this week's episode, Ivan Vejvoda sits down with Kristof Bender, 2022/23 Europe's Futures Fellow of the IWM and ERSTE Foundation, to discuss a policy that many point to as among the most successful peace projects in the history of the world…
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Vienna Humanities Festival 2023: Program Now Online

From 25 September to 1 October, the Institute for Human Sciences once again invites renowned thinkers to come together in Vienna and reflect on the fears, hopes, and big questions of our time. Admission is free.
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Art Installation by Digital Humanism Junior Visiting Fellow Marika Grasso

Between 26 and 28 June, parts of the IWM library were turned into a venue for an art installation curated by IWM Visiting Fellow Marika Grasso. The installation is a response to the Junior Visiting Fellows Conference 2023 and the discourses and…