DPI Newsletter 2: Recent developments

Ruth Wodak ruth.wodak at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Mon Jun 2 07:40:15 UTC 2003

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

This is just a short note to inform you of the most recent developments of
DPI since March 2003.

At the end of March 2003 we moved into the Department of Linguistics,
University of
Vienna, Berggasse 11/1/8, 1090 Vienna (Tel: xx43 1 4277 41721; Fax: xx43 1
4277 4791).

We decided to finally do this because the rooms, which we were supposed to
receive from the University of Vienna, would have had to be rented at a huge
price. We now share rooms with our colleagues at the department, and have
our Wittgenstein library and also all our tapes, videos etc to the
department which - of course - are also available to other interested
students, scholars, etc.. We are very grateful to our colleagues at the
department for sharing their (little) space with all of us!

The rector of the University of Vienna (Prof. Georg Winckler) provided us
with some funds to be able to bridge over the gap until the end of the year
and until - as we hope - some of our project applications might get lucky
(we received about 13.000 EUR (thirteen thousand) for 8 months, which can –
of course – only fund a few small contracts for specific agendas). The
following team members can be reached in Berggasse:

Brigitta Busch (Brigitta.Busch at uni-klu.ac.at); Usama Suleiman and our
Journal of Language and Politics  (usama at aon.at); Alexander Pollak
(apollak_2000 at yahoo.de); Michal Krzyzanowski
(michal.krzyzanowski at univie.ac.at); Fleur Ulsamer
(fleur.ulsamer at univie.ac.at); Florian Oberhuber (oberhuber at gmx.at); Andrea
Zwölfer (a.zwoelfer at gmx.at); Martin Reisigl (martin.reisigl at univie.ac.at);
Christoph Bärenreuter (ch_baerenreuter at hotmail.com).

Work in Progress:

"Changing City Spaces" (EU Project) (Brigitta and Usama)

"Political Dilemmas" (EU Project) (Fleur and Michal)

"Discursive Construction of European Identities" (pilot study) (Florian and

The Journal of Language and Politics (editors Ruth Wodak and Paul Chilton;
Usama is the co-ordinator)

Proceedings of the International Conference "The Costs of Multilingualism"
(June 2001) (editors Rudolf de Cillia, Hans-Jürgen Krumm, Ruth Wodak)
(co-ordinator Rudolf de Cillia) (in print);

Proceedings of the Workshop "Text und Kontext" (November 2002) (editors
Oswald Panagl and Ruth Wodak) (co-ordinator Florian);

Proceedings of the International Symposium "New Agenda in CDA" (March 2003)
(editors Ruth Wodak and Paul Chilton) (co-ordinator Christoph);

Finishing our books: "Wie Geschichte gemacht wird". Diskursive Konstruktion
von Erinnerungen an die Wehrmacht. (Czernin 2003) (editors Hannes Heer,
Walter Manoschek, Alexander Pollak, Ruth Wodak) (co-ordinator Alexander) (in
"Re/Reading the Past" (Benjamins 2003) (editors Jim Martin and Ruth Wodak)
(in print).

Upcoming Events:

Presentation of the book: "NATO, Neutrality, National Identity. The case of
Austria and Hungary" (editors Andras Kovacs and Ruth Wodak) (Böhlau Vienna
2003), June 10, 2003 at the Diplomatic Academy.

Evaluation of six years of research 1997-2003 (since the awarding of the
Wittgenstein Prize to Ruth Wodak): June 12, 2003, at the Austrian National
Science Foundation by an
international jury (final report can be downloaded from our homepage).

Presentation of the book: "Europäische Identitäten: Konstruktionen und
Konflikte" (editors Rainer Bauböck, Monika Mokre, Gilbert Weiss) (Campus
2003) on June 13, 2003 at  "derStandard".

Verkauf-Verlon Prize for Anti-Fascist Literature to be awarded to Ruth
Wodak, June 23, 2003.

"Diskursforum" (DPI and IFK), starting in October 2003 with regular debates
on new interdisciplinary issues which concern discourse-studies

A new journal (Critical Discourse Studies) will start fall 2003 (editors
Phil Graham, Norman Fairclough, Jay Lemke, Ruth Wodak) (Routledge).

All these and other events will be posted on our homepage (still under
construction). Please go to our new address:

Other News:

Alexander and Florian have both graduated and finished their PhDs (summa cum

In the fall 2003, I will spend some time at the Collegium Budapest, where I
have been appointed as (half)permanent fellow since fall 2002. In December
2003, Gilbert (now working at the Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald) and I
will finish our book on "European Identities" at the Collegium (meanwhile,
I will also teach in Vienna).

In the spring term 2004, I will be on leave at the University of East
Anglia, UK,
with a Leverhulme Grant (I am very grateful to the University of Vienna, to
UEA and to the Leverhulme Trust for being able to shift my stay at UEA to
next year due to the illness and death of my mother, April 15, 2003).

For an update on the circumstances of our "move" from the Austrian Academy
of Sciences, see VERBAL Newsletter 1/2003 (www.verbal.at).

Finally, we would like to thank all our colleagues and friends for their
wonderful help and continuous support.

Ruth Wodak for the DPI-team

Ruth Wodak
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
University of Vienna
Berggasse 11
1090 Vienna
Tel: xx43 1 4277 41721
Fax: xx43 1 4277 9471
Research Center „Discourse, Politics, Identity"
University of Vienna
Berggasse 11/1/8
1090 Vienna

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