|Sex/Gender in the Brain: Critical Notes on fMRI-Studies||Seminars and Colloquia||Anelis Kaiser TrujilloClemena Antonova||
In this talk, Anelis Kaiser Trujillo aimed to present and discuss how sex/gender is categorized, treated, measured and discovered in (f)MRI studies, i.e., in studies that look at how women and men differ in structure and function of the brain. Central to her research is a transdisciplinary background in neuroscience and gender studies. While in neuroscience gender is a hard variable, in gender studies it is a social phenomenon, a result and a facet of human action and social structures––in short: a social construct. Kaiser Trujillo’s aim is to bridge the divide between these two epistemologically different approaches.
|The EU, the Ukraine War and the Meaning of Resilience||Lecture||Ivan VejvodaNathalie Tocci||
Resilience can both mean the readiness to withstand pain and the ability to bounce back and transform. Against the backdrop of the Ukraine war, Vladimir Putin banks on the EU’s low threshold of pain endurance, be it in terms of bearing the energy and economic costs of the war, its defense implications or the long-term societal acceptance of refugees. The EU instead relies on its inherent DNA to transform crises into opportunities for the integration project. As the Ukraine war grinds on, which interpretation of resilience is more likely to win the day?
|Emma Goldman Awards 2022||Other||Misha Glenny Sara Garbagnoli, Asli Vatansever||
Speakers: Misha Glenny Sara Garbagnoli, Asli Vatansever
The IWM is proud to have hosted the 2022 Emma Goldman Awards ceremony, awarded since 2020 by the FLAX Foundation. These awards are given to talented and engaged scholars working on feminist and inequality issues in Europe, to support their research and development. The FLAX Foundation issues two types of awards: the Emma Goldman Awards and the Emma Goldman Snowball Awards for earlier-career researchers, nominated by the Emma Goldman awardees.
|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.