|Preparing for a Fascist America||Lecture||Jason StanleyMarci Shore||
The ongoing coup against American democracy raises serious concerns for democracy worldwide. In this talk, Stanley argued that the history of the United States, as well as its present situation, justifies these concerns. More specifically, Stanley argued that the anti-democratic form that is emerging in the United States is a kind of racial fascism. Europe should prepare for the possibility of a fascist United States.
|ERC Mentoring Initiative Workshop July 2022||Conferences and Workshops||Ylva Huber||
Speakers: Ylva Huber
Series: Conferences and Workshops
In continuation of the ERC Mentoring Initiative, a workshop will be held on July 8-9.
The Institute for Human Sciences, in cooperation with the Polish Academy of Sciences (and generously supported by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science), has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council Starting and Consolidator Grants in the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen and further internationalize the humanities and social sciences in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe by increasing their inclusion in ERC funding schemes.
|Ukrainian War, Refugees, and Human Rights in a Global Context||Panels and Discussions||Ayşe ÇağlarRanabir SamaddarAlex Aleinikoff, Randall Hansen, Grażyna Baranowska, Olena Fedyuk||
Speakers: Ayşe ÇağlarRanabir SamaddarAlex Aleinikoff, Randall Hansen, Grażyna Baranowska, Olena Fedyuk
Series: Panels and Discussions
The Ukrainian war unleashed unprecedented displacements in Europe, unseen since WWII. Most of the borders in Europe and throughout the world were opened to Ukrainians - in contrast to the restrictive border regimes many recent refugee movements to Europe, such as the Syrian or Afghani refugees fleeing war, were subject to. A series of schemes were developed to welcome Ukrainian refugees and emplace them into the labor markets and educational systems of their host countries. Instead of approaching the current Ukrainian refugee movement as unique and singular, this panel aimed to situate its dynamics within a broader context of refugee movements in Europe and beyond. It further placed it in conversation with the historical, political, and social contexts that cause such movements in the first place and seeks to explore it in relation to and together with other refugee movements globally.
|How left-wing parties deal with immigration: Notes from France||Seminars and Colloquia||Ludger HagedornMadeleine Schwartz|
|The Last Forty Years and the Next Forty: Eastern Europe, Europe, the World||Panels and Discussions||Ivan KrastevTimothy SnyderYuval Harari|
|Feminism, Modernism and Resistance to Empire in Ukraine||Panels and Discussions||Katherine YoungerUilleam BlackerTamara Hundorova||
Tamara Hundorova and Uilleam Blacker discussed the work of Lesia Ukrainka (Larysa Kosach, 1871-1913), a Ukrainian modernist, feminist and anti-colonial thinker, in the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the move towards decolonizing the study of Russia and Eastern Europe. Lesia Ukrainka is a canonical figure in Ukraine, known for her fiery poems opposing Russian colonial rule in Ukraine and praising freedom. Her most accomplished works were her dramas, however, which transform stories and myths drawn from European and world culture into feminist and anti-imperial allegories: these with their focus on imperial violence, the importance of freedom and the twisting of truth, have much to teach us today.
|Rule by Law and the Making of Ethno-Democracies||Seminars and Colloquia||Clemena AntonovaRajshree ChandraDimitry Kochenov||
The paper accompanying this colloquium seeks to understand a mutation in the Rule of law project, where an increasing gap between the Rule of Law and “rule by law” becomes a factor in the fashioning of modern ethno and/or authoritarian democracies. It seeks to use India as a case study to examine the conduct of law in its various modes – constitutional, exceptional and extra-legal.
|Sprache Macht Politik||Panels and Discussions||Ludger HagedornNelia VakhovskaThomas Weiler, Iryna Herasimovich, Sława Lisiecka, Lyuba Yakimchuk, Ursula Ebel, Manfred Müller||
Speakers: Ludger HagedornNelia VakhovskaThomas Weiler, Iryna Herasimovich, Sława Lisiecka, Lyuba Yakimchuk, Ursula Ebel, Manfred Müller
Series: Panels and Discussions
Die Zusammenhänge von Sprache, Macht und Politik sind wieder allgegenwärtig. Vor dem Hintergrund des Krieges in der Ukraine gewinnen Lüge und/oder Authentizität der Sprache eine lang vergessene Dringlichkeit. Dieser Jubiläums-Abend der ÖGfL und des IWM widmete sich den Zusammenhängen von Sprache und Krieg, Übersetzung und politischer Einflussnahme und erläuterte, welch herausragende Bedeutung in Zeiten von Krieg und Propaganda gerade die Übersetzer*innen haben.
|Behind the Shields of Fantasy: The Populist Aesthetics of Status Loss||Seminars and Colloquia||Adam SitzeJohannes VölzLudger Hagedorn||
The talk explored the potentials of relational sociology for the study of populism and, particularly its aesthetic dimension. In complementary ways, the works of Norbert Elias and Pierre Bourdieu offer a theoretical foundation to further develop existing approaches to populism that focus on aesthetics and performativity.
|Decolonial Desires: Thinking through Discipline and Difference||Seminars and Colloquia||Clemena AntonovaSaurabh DubeJulian Strube|