At RECET, we take the year 1989 as a starting point to think about social, economic, and cultural transformations in the wake of deep historical caesuras on a European and global scale. Our research is interdisciplinary, combining historical and social science approaches with a longue-durée perspective.

RECET is based on the interdisciplinary cooperation between the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, the Vienna Institute for International Economics Studies (WIIW), and the Department for Non-Profit Organizations at Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Center is co-funded by the FWF through the Wittgenstein Award received to Philipp Ther, the Rectorate of the University of Vienna, and selected third parties.