News

a screenshot of the four discussants on zoom

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…
A black and white headshot of Pedro Perfeito Da Silva who has a beard and glasses

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…
Yellow Cover of publication refugee watch edition 56

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.
Institutes for Advanced Study and the Current Pandemic – Potentials and Capacities for the European Research Area

Institutes for Advanced Study and the Current Pandemic – Potentials and Capacities for the European Research Area

18.11.2020
Like many institutions in the cultural and academic space, the European Institutes of Advanced Study are currently facing enormous challenges. At the IWM, as well as at our partner institutes, we have actively accepted these challenges and have been…

Institutes for Advanced Study and the Current Pandemic – Potentials and Capacities for the European Research Area

18.11.2020
Like many institutions in the cultural and academic space, the European Institutes of Advanced Study are currently facing enormous challenges. At the IWM, as well as at our partner institutes, we have actively accepted these challenges and have been…
ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

17.11.2020
The IWM, an independent institute of advanced study in the humanities and social sciences, has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants in the humanities and social…
The Other Europe. Interviews Behind the Iron Curtain

The Other Europe. Interviews Behind the Iron Curtain

30.10.2020
The Other Europe is the name of a six-part series, shot in 1987–1988 in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, especially Czechoslovakia, Hungary, East Germany, Poland and Romania.
IWM Fellow Tomasz Rakowski nominated for Jan Długosz Contest

IWM Fellow Tomasz Rakowski nominated for Jan Długosz Contest

22.10.2020
The IWM is happy to announce that Prof. Tomasz Rakowski, currently Tischner Visiting Fellow at the Institute, is one of the nominees for this year’s Jan Długosz Contest.