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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Winter Term 2020/21

Kulturwissenschaftliches Europa-Kolloquium (IFES Research Seminar)

The IFES research seminar on next winter term will combine a series of lectures by guest scholars with the presentation of publications of our institute members appeared in 2020. We are glad to count on a disciplinary and empirical variety of approaches towards European Studies this semester and welcome interested participants to the meetings.

The meetings take place every 14 days on Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. We will announce in good time on our homepage whether an event will take place online, in presence or hybrid.

Please register for every session at For sessions that take place in presence or hybrid, we would also like to kindly ask you to arrive ten minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting to allow us to allocate your place to someone else if you are unable to attend.

Upcoming dates

3 November 2020
(Update: The lecture will only take place online. Please register at, we will send out the link via email just before the event.)

Oksana Mikheieva
Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv/DAAD

Ordinary people under extreme conditions: War and displacement in contemporary Ukraine 

17 November 2020
(Please note: This meeting takes place online at 6 p.m. The panel discussion will be held in German)

German-Polish project kick-off:
Public History and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy - Regional Perspectives #1: (NS) memorials as arenas of memorial-political interests

Panel discussion (in German) with  

Krzysztof Ruchniewicz, Willy-Brandt Center Wroclaw
Jörg Hackmann, University of Szczecin
Andrea Genest, KZ-memorial Ravensbrück
Axel Drecoll, director of the foundation Brandenburg Memorials
Academic project management and moderation: Anja Hennig (EUV/IFES)

1 December 2020

Book presentation (in German)

The editors Timm BeicheltClara FrysztackaClaudia Weber and Susann Worschech (EUV/IFES) are presenting their publication
Ambivalenzen der Europäisierung (Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2020). The book presentation will be held in German. 

15 December 2020

Book presentation 

Together with Vivien Schmidt (Boston University) and other guests, Amelie Kutter (EUV/IFES) is presenting her publication A Legitimation in the European Union. A Discourse- and Field-Theoretical View (Palgrave 2020). 

12 January 2021

Randall Halle
University of Pittsburgh/guest researcher IFES

Promoting Europe: From Films and Newsreels to Streaming Media 1945-2020

26 January 2021

Antonio Carbone
Deutsches Historisches Institut Rom/guest researcher IFES

Visionen vom europäischen Süden: die Selbstverortung Italiens in der Nachkriegszeit.
The lecture will be held in German. 

10 February 2021
(Please note: This meeting takes place in the Senatssaal on Wednesday, 10 February 2021, at 4:15 p.m. The lecture will be held in German)

Bernd Kasparek
University of Göttingen/Netzwerk Kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung (KritNet) 

Europäische Grenze oder Grenze der Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union? Zur Europäisierung des Grenzschutzes durch die Agentur Frontex

In cooperation with the Research Factory of the Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion.