|Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference Winter 2021||Conferences and Workshops||Ayşe ÇağlarKatherine YoungerOksana KlymenkoRuzha SmilovaSebastian HaugFilip MilačićStefan Segi, Julian Strube||
Speakers: Ayşe ÇağlarKatherine YoungerOksana KlymenkoRuzha SmilovaSebastian HaugFilip MilačićStefan Segi, Julian Strube
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.
|The Death and Rebirth of Democratic Internationalism: Controversies and Possibilities||Lecture||Claus OffeLudger HagedornMicheline Ishay||
The current nationalist wave has dampened hopes of managing an array of global challenges: economic, social, environmental, and public health emergencies, along with planning for the long-term impacts of technological innovations in fields like artificial intelligence and bioengineering.
This paper addresses how a new internationalism could reinvigorate policies promoting global governance based on universal human rights. It addresses three questions: what can we learn from past internationalist movements toward a liberal global order? How did the neoliberal order, established after the Cold War, lead to today’s chronic crises? What are possibilities for a future and robust internationalism encompassing three levels: civil society, the state, and global governance?
|The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict||Panels and Discussions||Ivan KrastevMark Leonard||
In today’s world, many of the forces that were supposed to bring the world together have ended up driving us apart. Trade, technology, the internet and travel promised to create a global village, but they are also giving countries a reason to fight one another, the opportunity to struggle and an arsenal of new weapons, from cyber-attacks and sanctions to fake news and weaponised vaccines.
Building on the argument from his new book, The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict, Mark Leonard, unveils how connectivity has fragmented our societies, politics and made people focus more on what divided them rather than what they hold in common and why this interdependence makes conflict cheaper and more likely in international relations. As the contemporary five big forces driving interdependence – the economy, infrastructure, technology, migration, and international institutions – are being turned into a weapon and change how the topography of power looks like, can we take steps to disarm connectivity and avoid catastrophe?
|Symposium: Belarus in Contemporary Europe||Conferences and Workshops||Andriej MoskwinClemena AntonovaPavel BarkouskiHenadz Korshunou, Anton Saifullayeu, Olga Shparaga, Aleksandr Raspopov||
Speakers: Andriej MoskwinClemena AntonovaPavel BarkouskiHenadz Korshunou, Anton Saifullayeu, Olga Shparaga, Aleksandr Raspopov
Series: Conferences and Workshops
For many years, Belarus was confined to the sidelines of European history. It was only with the presidential election of 2020 and the huge accompanying wave of social protests that the country became a widespread topic of discussion. The symposium “Belarus in Contemporary Europe: Saving an Identity” aims to initiate a more in-depth debate on the current situation in Belarus and to consider how it might develop. Particular emphasis will be placed on the notion that Belarus is a country with a rich history and culture that has been a part of Europe and has maintained close relations with the rest of the continent for many centuries.
|Belarus: A Land that Rests on Three “Whales”||Seminars and Colloquia||Andriej MoskwinClemena AntonovaDessy Gavrilova||
In Poland, as in many European countries, Belarus is a country with a rather low profile. It was only the events of 2020 that demonstrated that there is a significant, strong civic community in Belarus demanding reform. In this context, research on various aspects of Belarusian literary life, culture and art is vital: it will serve not only to demonstrate Belarus’s rich literary and artistic output, but also the achievements of the process of Europeanization, which is crucial for the future of the country. Such activities are especially important now, as Belarusian culture is being repressed by the authorities and its representatives are either unable to work or are forced to emigrate.
|Identität, Diversität, Postkolonialismus: Neue Herausforderungen für das Übersetzen von Literatur||Lecture||Ludger HagedornLutz KlicheMichael KeglerSusann Urban||
Über viele Jahre ist das Übersetzen im Literaturbetrieb – bei Verlagen, im Feuilleton, bei Autor*innen und Leser*innen – nicht seiner Bedeutung entsprechend gewürdigt worden. Während dieses Defizit glücklicherweise langsam korrigiert und die zentrale Rolle wahrgenommen wird, die das Übersetzen für die Entstehung internationaler Literatur spielt, sehen sich die Übersetzenden mit neuen Herausforderungen konfrontiert: Aktuelle Debatten um Identität, Diversität und das viel zitierte „Gendern“, die Ausdruck allgemeiner sprachlicher Verunsicherung sind, betreffen gerade auch die Arbeit der Literaturübersetzenden.
Nicht erst seit der teilweise schrill geführten Debatte um Amanda Gormans „The Hill We Climb“ sehen sich Übersetzende mit einer Fülle neuer Fragen konfrontiert. Gefordert ist eine erhöhte Sensibilität für die Übersetzung von Texten anderer Kulturen und für postkoloniale Zusammenhänge. Nicht selten stellt sich dabei die Frage, ob Entscheidungen zugunsten von Texttreue oder im Sinne politischer Korrektheit zu treffen sind.
Die Diskutanten, „Visiting Fellows“ des IWM im Jahr 2021, übersetzen seit vielen Jahren die Literaturen außereuropäischer Kulturen. In kurzen Statements skizzierten sie ihre Erfahrungen mit den aktuellen Herausforderungen des Übersetzens und diskutieren sie im Gespräch mit Ludger Hagedorn.
|Ukraine and the Borders of Europe||Seminars and Colloquia||Katherine YoungerLudger HagedornVolodymyr Yermolenko||
Volodymyr Yermolenko will explore how evolving ideas and imagination of Europe in the 18th-20th centuries shaped evolving ideas and imagination of Ukraine, in particular the image of Ukraine as the “big frontier”. Moving beyond the geographical sense of border/frontier inherent in Ukraine’s name, the focus here is on the mental and geo-philosophical aspect: the evolution of the mental borders of Europe and the concepts, metaphors, and imagination of Europe that shaped and reshaped how Ukraine and the Ukrainian lands have been seen in intellectual history, both from within and from without.
|Healing the World? – German Foreign Policy between High Aspirations and Competing Imperatives||Panels and Discussions||Ivan KrastevThomas Bagger||
Speakers: Ivan KrastevThomas Bagger
Series: Panels and Discussions
German foreign policy is strongly informed by a historically grounded optimism in global convergence. But the self-confidence of finally being on the right side of history is shattered by recent crises and the re-emergence of geopolitical conflict. Calls for a more decisive German leadership role in Europe tend to overlook the competing imperatives at the core of Germany’s interests and ambitions.
|Doomed to Sacrifice?||-||Conferences and Workshops||Katerina KociLudger Hagedorn||
Sacrifice is a popular theme in philosophical and theological discussions. The concept remains ambiguous, however, and the field is contested across anthropological, ethnological, sociological and ethical perspectives. The objective of this workshop was to discuss gendered aspects of sacrifice from the perspectives of phenomenology and existentialism – disciplines that view sacrifice through the lens of the sacrificial experience.
|Hybrider Thementag der Kommission für One Person Libraries||Conferences and Workshops||Katharina Gratz, Lisa Weinberger, Rainer Stowasser||
Speakers: Katharina Gratz, Lisa Weinberger, Rainer Stowasser
Series: Conferences and Workshops