IFK_Friends

Association of Friends of the IFK International Research Centre for Cultural Studies

Following its establishment in 1992, the non-profit Association of the IFK International Research Center managed the IFK from its inception the following year until the Research Center’s integration into the University of Arts and Design Linz in early 2015.

During this integration, the organization was transformed into a “friends’ association”; its name was changed accordingly, and its function shifted from managing the Research Center to supporting its activities.

The main goals of this Association are the enrichment of cultural studies within the Austrian academic landscape, the promotion of research across national borders, and the support of young scholars.

 

Projects supported by the association:

 

Publication series Schauplätze der Evidenz (Scenes of Evidence) (Overview on the website of the campus publishing house)

Issue 1: Schwarz/Weiß als Evidenz (Black and White as Evidence), “With black and White you can keep more of a distance, by Monika Wagner, Helmut Lethen, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2015

Issue 2: Auf die Wirklichkeit zeigen. Zum Problem der Evidenz in den Kulturwissenschaften. (Pointing out Reality. About the Problem of Evidence in Cultural Studies.), by Helmut Lethen, Ludwig Jäger, Albrecht Koschorke, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2015

Issue 3: Agon und Ares. Der Krieg und die Spiele (Agon and Ares. War and Games.), by Ernst Strouhal, Frankfurt/Main, Germany 2016

Issue 4: Auf Tuchfühlung. Eine Wissensgeschichte des Tastsinns. (Close Contact. A History of Knowledge of Tactile Perception), by Karin Harrasser, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2017

 

International research network BTWH (Berkeley/Tübingen/Vienna/Harvard)

 

2019

 Projects with the kind support of MA 7 / City of Vienna:

Conferences:

- Gegen das Leben, gegen die Welt, gegen mich selbst. Figuren der Negativität

- Huizinga heute. Hundert Jahre Herbst des Mittelalters

- Athen - Tokio. Das Japan der Philosophen

- Canettis Wien. Zum 25.Todesjahr

 

City of Vienna/IFK_Urban Fellow:

Mohammed Bamyeh

2018

 

Projects with the kind support of MA 7 / City of Vienna:

 Conferences:

         - Notation: Imagination und Übersetzung (Notation: Imagination and Translation)

         - Essen und Migration (Food and Migration)

         - Translation in Medicine

         - Edgar Zilsel: Geniereligion (Edgar Zilsel: Religion of the Genius)

 

City of Vienna / IFK_Urban Fellows:

         - Sybille Krämer

         - Paul Weindling

 

 

2017

 

Relaunch of the IFK_Website

 

International Research Network BTWH (Berkeley / Tübingen / Vienna / Harvard)

 

Projects with the kind support of MA 7 / City of Vienna:

 

Conferences:

- Utopische Visionen und visionäre Kunst: Beethovens "geistiges Reich" revisited (Utopian Visions and Visionary Art: Beethoven's "Spiritual Empire" Revisited)

- Unsichtbare Dritte? Übersetzungspraktiken in Psychotherapie und Psychoana (Invisible Third Parties? Translation Practices in Psychotherapy and Psychoana)

- Augenblicksaufzeichnung—Momentaufnahme: Kleinste Zeiteinheit, Denkfigur, mediale Praxis (Instantaneous Recording Snapshot: Smallest Unit of Time, Figure of Thought, Medial Practice)

        - Apokalypse und Politik. Zur Aktualität von Jacob Taubes (Apocalypse and                Politics. On the Timliness of Jacob Taubes

- Die Wahrheit erlügen—Biographie an der Schwelle von Dichtung und Wahrheit (Surrendering the truth—Biography on the Threshold of Poetry and Truth

 

City of Vienna / IFK_Urban Fellows:

- Eve Blue

- Birgit Mersmann

 

2016

 

International Research Network BTWH (Berkeley / Tübingen / Vienna / Harvard)

 

Projects with the kind support of MA 7 / City of Vienna:

Conference:

- Red Vienna

 

City of Vienna / IFK_Urban Fellows:

- Aleida Assmann

- Moishe Postone

 

2015

 

International Research Network BTWH (Berkeley / Tübingen / Vienna / Harvard)

 

Projects with the kind support of MA 7 / City of Vienna:

Conferences:

         - Liberation Footage

         - Empire, Socialism and Jews

         - Agon und Ares (Agon and Ares)

         - Das brilliante Quartett des preussischen Staatsrates (The brilliant Quartet of

the Prussian State Council)

 

City of Vienna / IFK_Urban Fellow:

- Karl Schlögel

 

ZVR no.: 519811694

 

Purpose of the Association as per its statutes: 

“This Association, which acts as a non-profit organization, aims to promote interdisciplinary research as well as the training of young researchers in the area of cultural studies and for this purpose, supports a research center.”

 

 

Board members:

Chairperson: Dipl.-Kfm. Wilhelmine Goldmann

Deputy Chairperson: Dr. Ingo Zechner

Treasurer: Dr. Manfred Pittioni

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Moritz Csáky

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Gabriella Hauch

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arnold Schmidt

 

Accountants:

Mag. Dr. Roman Gröger

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Lorenz Mikoletzky

 

Director:

Mag.a Viola Eichberger

 

Email:

friends@ifk.ac.at