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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Winter Term 2019/20

Kulturwissenschaftliches Europa-Kolloquium (IFES Research Seminars)
Europe and Critique - Polish Perspectives

Tuesday, biweekly, 4-6 pm (c.t.), LH 101/102
Start: 15 October 2019

The IFES Colloquium on Cultural Studies is primarily devoted to the topic of "Europe and Critique". In this semester, critical positions in European research will be questioned, in particular using Poland as an example. Which research approaches in and about the neighbouring country can be made fruitful and how do they contribute to critical European research? To what extent does Poland, as a cultural and social space, offer an opportunity to develop and update alternative epistemic approaches to Europe?


October 2019

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, GD 102 (Attention! Diverging place and day of the week)

Semester opening: „The Borderline Project“
Polnische Grenzregionen und die "vergessenen Europas"

Vernissage with Karolina Golimowska (BORDERLINE-Team Szczecin) and Paweł Lewicki (EUV).
Followed by reception.

Joint event by IFES and the Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion.

Click here to read the article of the Viadrina Logbuch about the opening event of the exhibition (in German).


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The German Polish Interzone: Cultural Policy, Cultural Borders, Cultural Bridges

Randall Halle (University of Pittsburgh)


November 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

European Borderlands and Topographies of Transnational and Academic Feminism

Book presentation: Borderlands in European Gender Studies. Beyond the East–West Frontier

Teresa Kulawik (Södertörn University, Stockholm)


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Der Hitler-Stalin-Pakt und seine Auswirkungen auf Polen

Book presentatio: Der Pakt - Stalin, Hitler und die Geschichte einer mörderischen Allianz

In conversation with Krzysztof Ruchniewicz (University of Wrocław).

Claudia Weber (EUV)


December 2019

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 (Attention! Diverging weekly rotation)

Closing event: „The Borderline Project“
Polen heute: Grenzziehungen, Spannungen, Brüche

Film screening "Know Origins" by Antinea Radomska.
Followed by panel discussion with Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quask (ZIP/EUV) and Jarosław Jańczak (AMU/EUV).

Joint event by IFES and the Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion.


Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Katholische Frauenbewegung in Polen? Zum Wandel der Geschlechterverhältnisse in der katholischen Kirche in Polen nach 1989
Book presentation with Bożena Chołuj (EUV) und Anja Hennig (Staatskanzlei Brandenburg).

Joanna Staskiewicz


January 2020

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Poland and the EU: Insights from the engery and climate policy

With Andrzej Ancygier (Climate Analytics/NYU Berlin)

Concept and organization: Claire Gauthier (EUV) and Paweł Lewicki (EUV).

In cooperation with the Kelso Professorship.


Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The 'spectral turn'. Jewish Ghosts in the Polish Post-Holocaust Imaginaire.

Book presentation in conversation with Aleida Assmann (University of Constance) and Annette Werberger (EUV).

Zuzanna Dziuban (ÖAW, Vienna)


February 2020

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Zeit-Schriften der Moderne. Zeitkonstruktion und temporale Selbstverortung in der polnischen Presse (1880–1914)

Book presentation

Clara Frystacka (EUV)