|„Verführtes Denken“: Literarische Kritik der Ideologie||Lecture||Ludger HagedornMarci ShoreOlga ShparagaKrzysztof Czyżewski, Ewa Kasp, Liliana Niesielska||Zur Anmeldung||
Dieser Abend war angelegt als Würdigung eines Werkes, das den späteren Nobelpreisträger für Literatur Czesław Miłosz weltweit bekannt machte, inkl. Lesung ausgewählter Passagen, zog im Gespräch aber genauso seine weitreichenden politischen Implikationen in Betracht, die deutlich bis in die Gegenwart reichen.
|Das Leben Passiert Nicht Außerhalb der Geschichte||Seminars and Colloquia||Radka DenemarkováLudger Hagedorn||
Im Fellows Colloquium präsentierte Radka Denemarková ihre literarische Auseinandersetzung mit dem intellektuellen Vermächtnis Václav Havels und Jan Patočkas. Im Hintergrund spielen jedoch die mitteleuropäischen Erfahrungen des 20. Jahrhunderts und insbesondere die tschechoslowakische Dissidenz eine wichtige Rolle.
|Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference Winter 2022||Conferences and Workshops||
Series: Conferences and Workshops
The Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference is an annual event at the Institute for Human Sciences that gives the Junior Fellows the opportunity to present their work and research in a day-long conference. A traditional semester-closing celebration of the talented young researchers that is as old as the Institute itself, it is always organized by the Junior Fellows themselves and usually includes Senior Fellows, Staff members and Alumni among others as commentators and discussants.
|Idealism and Capitalism: Two Sides of the Beginnings of Private Higher Education in the Czech Republic||Seminars and Colloquia||Ludger HagedornMilada Polišenská||
The lecture will focus on the origins and early years of private colleges in the Czech Republic. Polišenská’s earlier research on this topic will be supplemented by the findings in the framework of her Fellowship investigating the impact of underground universities on the post-communist transformation of tertiary education in Czechia. The private higher education in Czechia, preconditioned by the collapse of Communism, was part of the post-communist transformation and was impacted by the dynamic international changes in higher education in the late 1990s and by the accession of the Czech Republic to the EU in 2004.
|Slavic Bazaar: Performances and Instrumentalizations of the Slavic discourse 1791 - 2017||Seminars and Colloquia||Katherine YoungerLudger HagedornTomáš Glanc||
The ideology of Slavic unity and reciprocity has been a crucial pattern of European thought and culture since the beginning of the 19th century, and it is still relevant today.
In his presentation, Tomáš Glanc will discuss the development, the teleology, and the typologies of this heterogeneous discourse. The talk will outline performative practices of “Slaventum” rich in contradictions, geopolitical phantasms and geopoetic fictions. Glanc will use examples from different disciplines such as literature, art, linguistics, but also referring to political essays, institutional history, and the history of gymnastics.
|Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference Summer 2021||Conferences and Workshops||Ayşe ÇağlarEzgican ÖzdemirIryna SklokinaJan VanaJul TirlerKatherine YoungerLudger HagedornMarci ShoreMariia HupaloMykhailo MartynenkoGabriela VicanovaKrystof DolezalRosario Forlenza, Dagmar Fink, Oley Kindiy, Costas Constantinou, Sina Farzin||
Speakers: Ayşe ÇağlarEzgican ÖzdemirIryna SklokinaJan VanaJul TirlerKatherine YoungerLudger HagedornMarci ShoreMariia HupaloMykhailo MartynenkoGabriela VicanovaKrystof DolezalRosario Forlenza, Dagmar Fink, Oley Kindiy, Costas Constantinou, Sina Farzin
Series: Conferences and Workshops
The Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference is a bi-annual event at the Institute for Human Sciences that gives the Junior Fellows to present their work and research in a day-long conference. A traditional, semester-closing, celebration of the talented young researchers that is as old as the Institute itself, is always organized by the Junior Fellows themselves and usually includes Senior Fellows, Staff members and Alumni among others as commentators and discussants.
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|The Sociological Truth of Fiction||Seminars and Colloquia||Jan VanaKapka KassabovaLudger Hagedorn||
Social scientists often refer to literary fiction as a source of inspiration, social understanding, and deep insights into the “Zeitgeist” or “episteme”. In passing, they often subsume literature into conceptual frameworks, approaching it as “fictional” data to be translated or converted into “factual” scholarly discourse. This presentation tried to develop an epistemological-theoretical model which treats novels as allies endowed with their own agency – not passive objects to be gutted by sociological theory.
|Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference Winter 2020||Conferences and Workshops|
|A New World (Dis-)Order||Panels and Discussions||Timothy SnyderLubomir Zaoralek, Dagmar Rychnovská||
Speakers: Timothy SnyderLubomir Zaoralek, Dagmar Rychnovská
Series: Panels and Discussions
The Czech Embassy in Vienna, in cooperation with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) generously supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, invited for an evening discussion at the Czech Embassy in Vienna. The debate addressed the growing geopolitical insecurity and the new challenges posed by the global pandemic.