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How can a Library Be Closed, but Active?

How can a Library Be Closed, but Active?

21.04.2020
But what happens when the doors to a library have to shut? The (beautiful) physical space might be taken away, but the work continues. The work of an institutional library goes beyond the physical book and access to large publishing houses and…
IWM closed until further notice

IWM closed until further notice

14.04.2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, both nationally and globally. In accordance with the most recent recommendations from government and health officials, and in the best interests of our visiting fellows, staff and guests, the…
Witness: Ukraine in the Photographs of Aleksandr Chekmenev

Witness: Ukraine in the Photographs of Aleksandr Chekmenev

26.02.2020
The exhibition includes photo series produced by the photographer over the past 17 years. Curated by Konstantin Akinsha and Alisa Lozhkina
ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

24.10.2019
Together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and generously supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the IWM has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator…
IWM Permanent Fellow Charles Taylor wins Ratzinger Prize 2019

IWM Permanent Fellow Charles Taylor wins Ratzinger Prize 2019

02.10.2019
Philosopher Charles Taylor is one of the laureates of the 9th edition of the “Ratzinger Prize.”
In Memoriam Agnes Heller (1929-2019)

In Memoriam Agnes Heller (1929-2019)

25.07.2019
Von Ludger Hagedorn Am 19. Juli starb die große ungarische Philosophin Ágnes Heller im Ferienort Balatonalmádi am Plattensee. Sie starb, wie sie lebte – unbeirrt und mutig: Sie sei, so berichten Augenzeugen, weit hinausgeschwommen in den See, so wie…
Between Kyiv and Vienna: Histories of People, Ideas, and Objects in Circulation and Motion

Between Kyiv and Vienna: Histories of People, Ideas, and Objects in Circulation and Motion

14.06.2019
The Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), Center for Urban History of East-Central Europe (Lviv), and Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv) invite paper proposals for a conference to be held in Vienna on 4-7 December 2019. The conference is organized in…
Ausstellung von Svätopluk Mikyta: Die Monochrome. Überdenken der Vergangenheit, Interpretation der Gegenwart

Ausstellung von Svätopluk Mikyta: Die Monochrome. Überdenken der Vergangenheit, Interpretation der Gegenwart

13.06.2019
In Kooperation mit dem Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen zeigt die Knoll Galerie Wien in den IWM Räumlichkeiten eine Werkauswahl des slowakischen Künstlers Svätopluk Mikyta, aus seiner Serie „Die Monochrome“. Eröffnung: 12. Februar 2019 […
ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

07.05.2019
Together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the IWM has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants in…
Ayse Caglar Becomes a New Permanent Fellow

Ayşe Çağlar Becomes a New Permanent Fellow

06.05.2019
The IWM is pleased to announce that Ayşe Çağlar, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Deputy Head of Department at the University of Vienna, joined the IWM as Permanent Fellow in October 2018. She is a Professor at the Department of…
IWM Visiting Fellow Ruth Wodak receives the ‘Lebenswerk Preis’

IWM Visiting Fellow Ruth Wodak receives the ‘Lebenswerk Preis’

29.04.2019
The IWM warmly congratulates Ruth Wodak, an exceptional scholar of political discourse and the radical right, who will receive the prestigious Lebenswerk-Preis.
Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde (1930-2019)

Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde (1930-2019)

26.02.2019
His deep commitment to IWM and the afterlife of his dictum A very few are privileged to have their name associated with a sentence that shapes the political sensibilities of a republic/nation. Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde will always be remembered for…