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Moishe Postone (1942-2018)

Moishe Postone (1942-2018)

27.03.2018
The IWM deeply mourns the passing away of its Visiting Fellow, Moishe Postone, after a valiant battle against cancer. A renowned Marxist historian, critical theorist and political philosopher, he was the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Modern…
Video Installation: Zsófia Meller

Video Installation: Zsófia Meller

20.03.2018
The primary theme of this work ist a personal interview with the leftist philosopher Ágnes Heller. The origninal intent of the artist was to focus on the roles of exceptional women through their family stories. The Zsófia Meller Movie brings the…
Shalini Randeria wearing a brown shawl sits at a table smiling

From Delhi to Vienna: Globalizing the IWM

22.11.2017
Born in Washington D.C., Shalini Randeria studied psychology, sociology and social anthropology at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Heidelberg. Her research and teaching took her to Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Paris and Budapest before she came to…
Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Film Posters of the 1920s

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Film Posters of the 1920s

21.11.2017
In contrast to late-1920s Russian graphic design, Ukrainian film posters remain practically unknown to the broader public, both in Ukraine and internationally. Only in the last five years have publications on Ukrainian poster design of the 1920s –…
Was bleibt von 1989? Jubiläumsausgabe von Transit zieht Bilanz

Was bleibt von 1989? Jubiläumsausgabe von Transit zieht Bilanz

20.11.2017
Das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) feiert in diesem Jahr sein 35-jähriges Bestehen. Pünktlich zum Jubiläum ist nun die 50. und letzte Ausgabe der renommierten Zeitschrift Transit – Europäische Revue erschienen. Herausgegeben von…
35 Jahre IWM: Jubiläumsfeierlichkeiten in der Hofburg

35 Jahre IWM: Jubiläumsfeierlichkeiten in der Hofburg

07.11.2017
Das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM), 1982 als eine geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungseinrichtung in Wien gegründet, feiert im November sein 35.-jähriges Bestehen. Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen hat…
Ivan Krastev wins Elemér Hantos Prize 2017

Ivan Krastev wins Elemér Hantos Prize 2017

18.10.2017
The Bulgarian political scientist and bestselling author Ivan Krastev from the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna has been awarded the Elemér Hantos Prize 2017. The Elemér Hantos Prize, named after the Hungarian economist and politician…
From Delhi to Vienna: Globalizing the IWM

From Delhi to Vienna: Globalizing the IWM

14.09.2017
Born in Washington D.C., Shalini Randeria studied psychology, sociology and social anthropology at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Heidelberg. Her research and teaching took her to Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Paris and Budapest before she came to…
The IWM Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary!

The IWM Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary!

23.08.2017
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Österreich und Tschechien intensivieren wissenschaftliche Kooperation

Österreich und Tschechien intensivieren wissenschaftliche Kooperation

21.07.2017
Österreichischer Bundespräsident a.D. Heinz Fischer und tschechischer Außenminister Lubomír Zaorálek unterzeichnen eine Finanzierungsvereinbarung für das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM).
Peter L. Berger (1929 – 2017)

Peter L. Berger (1929 – 2017)

04.07.2017
The IWM mourns the death of the renowned sociologist Peter L. Berger who died at the age of 88.

15 Voices on Patočka for the 21st Century

16.01.2017
The year 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Charter 77, the Czechoslovak declaration of human rights that played a pivotal role in inspiring opposition movements in Eastern Europe, ultimately leading to the fall of communism. Nineteen seventy-seven…