Since its inception, the Center for Austrian Studies has offered a regular series of presentations by scholars in a wide variety of disciplines: the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, business, and medicine. CAS seminars range from descriptions of academic works-in-progress to presentations about more general subjects including reports of current events in Austria and Central Europe. The lectures are free; students, staff, and the public are cordially invited to attend.
Fall 2016 Schedule
Friday, September 9. Community event. "Herbstfest Heuriger." 6:00-9:00 pm, wine garden of the Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Organized by the Germanic-American Institute; music cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.
Thursday, September 29. 2016 Kann Memorial Lecture. Pieter Judson, history, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. "Where Our Commonality Is Necessary: Rethinking the End of the Habsburg Monarchy." 4:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.
Thursday-Friday, September 29-30. Symposium. "State and Society in Late Imperial Austria: A Symposium in Honor of Gary Cohen." Participating historians: John Boyer, University of Chicago; John Deak, University of Notre Dame; Maura Hametz, Old Dominion University; Ke-Chin Hsia, Indiana University-Bloomington; Jeremy King, Mount Holyoke College; Marsha Rozenblit, University of Maryland at College Park; Daniel Unowsky, University of Memphis; Tara Zahra, University of Chicago. Thursday 9:00-6:00 pm, Friday 9:30-1:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, the Center Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for German and European Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of History, and the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.
Tuesday, October 4. 2016 Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture. Elizabeth Ross, art history, University of Florida. "Mapping Muslim Jerusalem in Late Medieval German Pilgrimage."7:00 pm, 120 Andersen Library. Organized by the Center for Medieval Studies. Cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World.
Wednesday, October 12. Lecture. Thomas Rassieur, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Minneapolis Institute of Art. "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation." 7:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Cosponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, the Center for Early Modern History, the Center for German and European Studies, the Religious Studies Program, and Anselm House.
Monday, November 7. Lecture. Andrew Pettegree, history, University of St Andrews, Scotland. "Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Making of a Media Phenomenon." 7:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Cosponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, Anselm House, the Center for Early Modern History, the Center for German and European Studies, the Religious Studies Program, and the Germanic-American Institute.
Thursday, November 14. Lecture. Johanna Muckenhuber, sociology, University of Graz, and Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. "Working Conditions and Health: An International Comparison Between 34 European Countries." 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Organized by the Minnesota Population Center.
Thursday, December 1. Film and discussion. Minneapolis premiere of Listopad (November): A Memory of the Velvet Revolution (dir. Gary Griffin, Czech Republic/U.S., 2015), a feature film about 1989 and the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia followed by a panel discussion with producer Jeffrey Brown, Professor James Krapfl (McGill University) and Professors Gary Cohen and Alice Lovejoy (University of Minnesota). 4:00pm, 275 Nicholson Hall.
Monday, December 5. Lecture. Jeroen Duindam, history, Leiden University, Netherlands. "Writing a Global History of Dynasty: Choices, Challenges, Chances." 4:30 pm, 710 Social Sciences. Cosponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World and the Center for Early Modern History.