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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Winter Term 2018/19

Research Seminars

In the research seminar for European cultural and social studies, institute members and invited guests present and discuss their work and put it in dialogue with the IFES research questions.

Along the last terms, the research seminar has engaged primarily with the questions of what is ‘critique’ and of which notion of ‘critique’ and how can be fruitfully integrated into our research agenda.

Once per term the IFES also hosts closed research seminars for institute members and guests in order to discuss works in progress (PhD or habilitation thesis, research grant proposals, academic articles).

October 2018 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Semester Openning: Die Kritikkontroverse. Konsequenzen für die Europaforschung (German)
Georg Vobruba (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Leipzig)

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Zentren und Peripherien in der europäischen Forschungslandschaft: Eine geografische Untersuchung akademischer Publikationen. (German)

Denis Eckert (CNRS / Centre Marc Bloch)

November 2018

Thursday- Friday, 8-9 November 2018

Internal workshop to discuss ongoing researches

This session was canceled!!
Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Temporalität und semi-periphere Selbstverortung in der europäischen Moderne: Das Beispiel Polen 1880-1914.(German)

Clara Frysztacka (EUV)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Die Verantwortung Europas in der Netzwerkgesellschaft (German)

Jürgen Neyer (EUV)

December 2018

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

European governance as a dangerous trade-off: More discipline in exchange for more instability.

John Millios (Political Economy/History of Economic Thought National Technical University of Athens) 

Comments: Jens Lowitzsch (EUV / Kelso-Stiftungsprofessur)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Eurozentrismuskritik aus den Anden. Guaman Pomas Vorschläge für eine nachkoloniale Weltregierung (17 Jh.).

Kirsten Mahlke (Lehrstuhl für Kulturtheorie und kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden, Universität Konstanz)

January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Women’s mass mobilizations against the populist right in Poland: The implications for Europe and social movements theory.

Elzbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University, Stockholm)

Beata Kowalska (Jagiellonian University, Krakau)

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Aktuelle Herausforderungen europasoziologischer (Grenz-)Forschung. (German)

Monika Eigmüller (Interdisciplinary Center for European Studies, Universität Flensburg)

In Cooperation with Viadrina Centers B/ORDERS IN MOTION Research Factory.

February 2018

Wednesday, 06 February 2019, 3-6 pm

Über Grenzen regieren. Postkoloniale Perspektiven einer kritischen Europäisierungsforschung.

Regina Römhild (Institut für Europäische Ethnologie/Humboldt Universität Berlin)

In Cooperation with Viadrina Centers B/ORDERS IN MOTION Research Factory.


Tuesday, 06 December 2018

International Workshop
Secessions in Europe: Between Statehood Claims and Conflict Resolution

The workshop aims to examine contemporary secession movements, statehood claims and possibilities of conflict settlement in Europe from a comparative perspective. It will compare unrecognized states in post-Soviet Eastern Europe (such as Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transdniestria, and regimes in Donetsk und Luhansk) and cases of Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and Catalonia. 
The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Concept and organization: Prof. Dr. Mykhailo Minakov (DAAD Gastprofessor, European University Viadrina/University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) and Dr. Daria Isachenko (Institute for European Studies/Viadrina)

 07-08 February 2019, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin

Explorative Workshop
Social Disappearance: Explorations Around a Travelling Concept from Latin America to Eastern Europe

Across their diversity and geographical dispersion we observe a series of features that suggest an emerging pattern of social disappearances which stay in relation to new contemporary mobilities. We aim to explore this from a transregional perspective between Latin America and Europe – with a focus on Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe – both in terms of its empirical and research implications and on a conceptual-theoretical level.

Convener: Estela Schindel (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder) and Gabriel Gatti (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)

Further information can be found on the site of the Forum Transregionale Studien or in this interview with Estela Schindel and Gabriel Gatti.

Lunch Lectures

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1-2pm, GD HS03

Poland´s Liberal Cities: Poznań after Municipal Elections
A cooperation between the Viadrina Institute for European Studies and the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

Local elections in October and November saw the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party win nationally. At the same time, the opposition claims victory - particularly in the cities. Poznan, capital of Greater Poland district and 170 km east of Frankfurt/Oder is among the most progressive Polish cities. Biketrails, student clubs and a liberal re-elected major with chances to play a role for the forthcoming parliamentary elections next fall.

Our first IFES-Gegenwartsanalyse of winter term 2018/19 explores the political and cultural potential of our neighbouring city Poznan, locating it into the broader context of the Polish socio-political landscape. Discussants are:

Eliza Kania (Senior specialist for cooperation with academic and scientific environment, Department of Development and International Cooperation Administration of the City, Poznań)

Jarosław Jańczak (Political scientist, European University Viadrina und Adam Mickiewicz University) 

Concept and Moderation: Anja Hennig (Expert for Poland, State Chancellery of Brandenburg, Potsdam)

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You can find a video of the event here.

Wednesday, 23.01.2019, 13:00-14:00 (s.t.), Raum: HG 109

Italien und die EU: Ritorno al futuro? Südeuropäische Populisten im Konflikt mit Brüssel

Günter Verheugen (Honorarprofessor an der EUV) 

Paweł Tokarski (Forschungsgruppe EU/Europa der SWP in Berlin)

Moderation: Timm Beichelt (Professor für Europa-Studien, Europa-Universität Viadrina)

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