Foreign Aid and State Building in Interwar Romania: In Quest of an Ideal
Thursday, 23 May, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

The decades following the First World War were a period of political, social, and economic transformation for Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar looks at the role of foreign aid in Romania between 1918 and 1940, as it explores the interrelation between state building and non-governmental humanitarianism in the interwar period.

RECET History and Social Sciences Festival "Green Transformations"
Tuesday, 04 June, 2024 14:30 - 06 Jun, 20:00 CEST

In this third history and social sciences festival, high-ranking voices from science, politics, civil society, art and culture will examine these various dimensions of and debates on "green transformations". These lectures, debates and panel discussions will be accompanied by an attractive cultural program.

Sustaining the Desire for the Social: Challenging Environmental Violence through Art-Activist Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tuesday, 04 June, 2024 15:00 - 16:45 CEST

As a counter-narrative to the dominant environmental violence, this keynote draws on recent art-activist production in Bosnia and Herzegovina and discusses and analyzes the extent to which it intervenes in the socio-environmental dynamics of ethnic authoritarian governance.

Cities & Climate: Rethink, Revolutionize, Survive
Tuesday, 04 June, 2024 17:00 - 18:45 CEST

It is in cities that our future can be decided. This panel joins scholars with practitioners of urban planning and climate transformation to discuss local perspectives and solutions for a global problem.

Protect, Transform, Question? Feminist Political Thought and Environmentalism in Long-Term Perspective
Wednesday, 05 June, 2024 13:00 - 14:45 CEST

The panel brings together scholars working on ecology and environmental activism in history, anthropology, international relations and cultural studies, from a feminist perspective. How are the labors of “green transformation(s)” gendered? And what kind of gendered political demands, tensions and cooperations might such transformations bring in a global…

Nuclear Energy: From Dark Past to Green Future?
Wednesday, 05 June, 2024 15:00 - 16:45 CEST

What role can nuclear energy play in green transformation, if any? In this roundtable discussion, the panelists analyze the paradoxes that emerged from the roll-out of nuclear energy production on the one hand, and its governance on the other.

From the Cold War to a Warm(ing) War? East/West divides in climate policies and popular attitudes
Wednesday, 05 June, 2024 17:00 - 18:45 CEST

Climate change and environmental degradation are problems that affect all of Europe, yet the continent seems divided over the nature of the issue and the necessary instruments to mitigate and adapt. This panel brings together experts from the social sciences, from policymaking, and from civil society, to discuss this question and its implications for the…

Nachhaltigkeit unternehmen. Entrepreneurship im Zeichen grüner Transformation
Wednesday, 05 June, 2024 19:00 - 20:45 CEST

Vom burgenländischen Neusiedler See bis in die Hochtäler der Tiroler Alpen: Längst machen zunehmende Wetteranomalien deutlich, dass die globale Erwärmung Österreichs vielfältige Lebensräume gravierend verändert und damit auch seine Wirtschaft maßgeblich beeinflusst – von der Industrie bis zum Gastgewerbe.

Utopian Thinking and the Transformation of Environment
Thursday, 06 June, 2024 13:00 - 14:15 CEST

In this panel we look at past and future utopias, the solutions for regeneration that they promise, the challenges that they envision and ask if the time of the grand utopia is over. Shall we reconsider the very premises of utopian thinking and find new ways to deal with the unruliness of nature? 

Climate Activism Left and Right
Thursday, 06 June, 2024 15:00 - 16:45 CEST

Can there be “too much” activism? Will climate activists start their “long march through the institutions”? This panel brings together scholars, activists and journalists to discuss these and other issues.

Wie wir uns die Zukunft zurückholen
Thursday, 06 June, 2024 17:00 - 18:45 CEST

In seinem Buch Wie wir uns die Zukunft zurückholen (Brandstätter Verlag, 2024) entwirft Rudi Anschober eine optimistische Vision der nahen Zukunft: Der Autor wird in diesem Vortrag die Thesen seines Buches präsentieren und diskutieren. 

Tracing European Freedom of Movement in National Labor Markets
Thursday, 13 June, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

This seminar will examine how governments, social actors, multilateral institutions, and NGOs worked to bridge the goals of broad regional mobility and deep social protection as free movement was implemented in the 1960s.