03.04.2023 Claire-Marie Brisson, Nathan Rabalais

This special issue aims to investigate the multiple peripheries and erasures in the Francophone world. The peripheral subject remains within the colonial power structure and the act of voicing what has existed on the margins of Francophone studies marks an effort to reclaim the history, identities, and cultures that emerge from the postcolonial frame.

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Rev. by Ulf Engel, Institut für Afrikastudien, Universität Leipzig

For more than a century, state-building in Ethiopia has been a highly contested and violent process. In the period since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April 2018 alone, the country has been rocked by a war between the federal government and the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) (November 2020 to November 2022), as well as numerous local violent conflicts – the most important of which is taking place in the Oromia region.

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Every Book an Adventure: The Walter Markov Prize Turns 30
Ed. by Katja Castryck-Naumann and Matthias Middell

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By Katharina Wiedlack, University of Vienna; Masha Godovannaya, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Ruthia Jenrbekova, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Iain Zabolotny, University of Vienna

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In this paper, we present our art-based research methodology called “The Dream Machine” that aims at analyzing and supporting queer lives in different post-Soviet locations by offering safer ways of creating and archiving evidence of various queer forms of existence. We argue that the development of a new research methodology that draws on art practices and approaches rather than on more conventional tools and methods of academic research became crucial during the last decade due to the increase in homo- and transphobic violence in post-Soviet regions and the surge in precariousness that LGBTIQAP+ visibility and transparency create.

We come from different post-Soviet and Western spaces, such as Kazakhstan, Russia and Austria, and various backgrounds, such as queer-feminist activism, research, performance and experimental film, and, thus, analyze the situation from different perspectives.

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Conference Reports
01.12.2022 - 03.12.2022 Peter Becker / Julia Bavouzet, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
By Daniel Gunz, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien

Bereits zum 15. Mal veranstaltete das Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung der Universität Wien seine Jahrestagung. Die Organisator:innen ermöglichten durch die Schwerpunkte empire, state und global einen breiten thematischen Zugang zur Imperienforschung der Habsburgermonarchie.

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