Russia Against Modernity
Thursday, 07 December, 2023 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

Putin’s war is a “special operation” against modernity. The invasion has been directed against Ukraine, but the war has a broader target: the modern world of climate awareness, energy transition and digital labor. By trading oil and gas, promoting Trump and Brexit, spreading corruption, boosting inequality and homophobia, subsidizing far-right movements and…

The Relationship Between Europe's East and West: How Racist and How Colonial?
Tuesday, 12 December, 2023 16:00 - 17:30 CEST

Why call prejudice and discrimination against White Eastern Europeans racist? Would it not be better described just as xenophobia or regional intolerance? And what can be colonial about a region that belongs to the European Union, the historic heir of colonial privilege?

Combating Waste Colonialism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Thursday, 14 December, 2023 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

Examining hazardous waste as a symptom of the never-ending transition of socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina into a so-called capitalist liberal democracy repoliticises the process of ‘wasting’ environments and human lives, revealing it as part and parcel of such transition.

Knowledgeable Youth: Open Forum with Dr. Agata Zysiak
Monday, 18 December, 2023 15:30 - 17:00 CEST

Together with Eurozine and Radio Orange, RECET is realizing its very first youth project: reaching out to Ukrainian refugee youngsters living in Vienna and introducing them to the world of academic research.

Psychiatry of the ‘in-between’ world: Revolution and re-imagining the psyche in socialist Yugoslavia
Thursday, 18 January, 2024 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

This seminar explores the relationship between psychiatry and political ideology in the context of the Cold War and non-alignment. It focuses on the importance of revolution and ideas of radical reform for the development of socialist psychiatry in Yugoslavia.

Creolizing Transylvania. Between European Interimperiality and Global Coloniality
Thursday, 25 January, 2024 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

The talk counteracts the notion of Europe as a geographically, culturally, religiously, and racially coherent entity by focusing on one of Europe's subaltern formations, Transylvania. Its location on the European continent, yet in the rural periphery of several of Europe's imperial powers, renders it a unique candidate for the larger decolonial project of…

Book Presentation: Dynasty Divided. A Family History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism
Friday, 26 January, 2024 13:00 - 15:00 CEST

Fabian Baumann will present his book "Dynasty Divided. A Family History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism" published with Cornell University Press (2023).

CENTRAL Workshop: Contemporary Cultural History 2.0. Nurturing Talents of Central and Central Eastern Europe
Thursday, 16 May, 2024 09:30 - 17 May, 16:30 CEST

The workshop aims to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary cultural history by investigating both material and immaterial cultural practices, and exploring how meanings circulate in society.