Following its establishment in 1992, this non-profit association managed the IFK International Research Center from its inception in 1993 until its integration into the University of Arts and Design Linz in early 2015.
In the course of 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 establishment of the cultural studies in the Austrian research and scientific knowledge landscapes, the promotion of the internationalization of science, and the advancement of young scientists.
Projects supported by the association:
Publication series Schauplätze der Evidenz (Scenes of Evidence) (Overview on the website of the campus editorial)
Issue 1: Schwarz/Weiß als Evidenz (Black and White as Evidence), 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)
Relaunch of the IFK_Website 2017
ZVR no.: 519811694
Purpose of the Association as per 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.”
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
Mag. Dr. Roman Gröger
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Lorenz Mikoletzky
Mag.a Viola Eichberger