Past Scholarly Events

We are proud of the robust and diverse set of scholarly programs the Center for Austrian Studies has facilitated at the University over the years.

2015-16

September 16, 2015. Lecture. Benjamin Frommer, history, Northwestern University. “The Last Jews: Intermarried Families in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.” Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies.

September 28, 2015. Lecture. Peter Krečič, architectural history, University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia). “Jože Plečnik, Slovenian Seccesionist Architect.” Presented by the College of Design, University of St. Thomas’ Art History Department, and The Twin Cities Slovenians; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

October 13, 2015. Artist talk and scholarly panel. Daniel Blaufuks, Portugese-Jewish media artist/photographer. Featuring Minnesota faculty members Gary Cohen, history; Paula Rabinowitz, English; Alice Lovejoy, film studies; and Leslie Morris, German-Jewish literature. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

October 23, 2015. Lecture. Dean N. Krouk, Scandinavian studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison. "Sex and Patriarchy in Sigurd Hoel's Psychoanalytic Anti-Fascism." Presented by the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

November 5, 2015. Kann Memorial Lecture. Patrick Geary, history, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. “Austria, the Writing of History, and the Search for European Identity.” Cosponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies.

November 19, 2015. Lecture. Judith Eiblmayr, architecture, Vienna University of Technology, Fulbright Visiting Professor, geography University of Minnesota. “Is There the “Perfect” Town? The Rational Grid and the Medieval Maze—Two Systems of Urbanization.” Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; Cosponsored by the Departments of Geography and History, the Urban Studies Program, and the School of Architecture.

December 3, 2015. Lecture. Monica Brinzei, history, Institut d'Histoire et Recherche des Textes, Paris. “Professors and Scholars: Networks and Knowledge at the University of Vienna, 1365-1450.” Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the Center for Modern Greek Studies.

2014-15

September 16, 2014. Lecture. Arnold Suppan, history, University of Vienna and Austrian Academy of Sciences. “Hitler, Beneš, and Tito: Conflict, War, and Genocide in East-Central and Southeastern Europe.” Cosponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy.

October 8, 2014. Lecture. John Deak, history, Notre Dame. “The Unraveling of the Habsburg Empire: New Perspectives on Austria-Hungary’s Internal War in 1914.”

October 28, 2014. Lecture. Kimberly Zarecor, architecture and architectural history, Iowa State University. “Why Ostrava Is Not Detroit: Communist Legacies in a Post-Communist Industrial City.” Cosponsored by the Department of Geography, The University of Pittsburgh Press, and the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation.

November 19, 2014. The 30th Annual Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture. James Tracy, history, University of Minnesota. “Habsburg-Ottoman Wars, 1526-1606: A Clash of Civilizations.” 

February 11, 2015. Lecture. Christian Karner, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. "Signs of the Nation: Resisting Globalization?"

February 25, 2015. Lecture. Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, Univ. of Texas, Austin. "Emperor Rudolf II and the Mysterious Obsession of Collecting." Cosponsored by the Department of Art History

March 11, 2015. Lecture. Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History, Univ. of Pennsylvania. "Maximilian I, Charles V, and the Formation of the Habsburg Monarchy." Cosponsored by the Department of Art History 

March 13, 2015. Lecture. Jessica Keating, Assistant Professor of Art History, Carleton College. "Collecting Exotica at Early Modern Habsburg Courts." Cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History

April 1, 2015. Lecture. Eike D. Schmidt, James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Empire & Enlightenment: Sculpture and Decorative Arts in 18th-Century Vienna." Cosponsored by the Department of Art History 

April 14th, 2015. Lecture. Yehudit Shendar, Retired Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yahad Vashem. "The Insatiable Pursuit of Art: Nazi Art Looting - Perpetrators, Victims, Provenance Researchers." Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

April 22, 2015. Lecture. Irmgard Wetzstein, Journalism, University of Vienna. "Debating Alternative Gender Identitites in Austria: the Case of the Viennese Life Ball 2014."

April 24, 2015. Lecture. Thomas Wallnig, History, University of Vienna, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University: "Critical Monks: The German Benedictines, 1680-1740" (Co-sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History)

April 30, 2015. Lecture. Carl Neumayr, BMWFW Fellow: "Professor as Profession: A Review of Faculty Surveys, 1960s-Present."

May 15-17, 2015. Symposium. "Gender and Global Warfare in the 20th Century." Organized by the journal Gender & HistoryCosponsored by the Departments of History, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Center for Austrian Studies, and others. 

2013-14

October 9, 2013. The 2013 Kann Memorial LectureGary B. Cohen, history, University of Minnesota. “Cultural Crossings in Prague, 1900: Scenes from Late Imperial Austria.”

October 17, 2013. The 2013 Ohanessian Chair Lecture. Vahram Shemmassian, director, Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Northridge. “The Musa Dagh Resistance to the Armenian Genocide and Its Impact through Franz Werfel’s Historical Novel The Forty Days of Musa Dagh.Cosponsored; event organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

October 18, 2013. Lecture. Hans Peter Manz, Austrian Ambassador to the United States. “The Development of Transatlantic Relations: An Austrian Perspective.”

October 31, 2013. Lecture. Rainer Köppl, Institute for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies, University of Vienna; Visiting Fulbright Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota. “Vampires in Austria: The TRUE STORY behind the Austrian Vampire Princess.”

December 5, 2013. Panel discussion. “Antisemitism: Then and Now.”

February 20, 2014. Lecture. Kalani Michell, German studies, University of Minnesota. “Expanded Cinema at VALIE EXPORT Archive.”

March 6, 2014. Lecture. Laura Lisy-Wagner, history, San Francisco State University. “From Istanbul to Vienna: Islam and Central Europe in the Early Modern Period.”

March 10, 2014. Lecture. João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the US. “Transitions in Europe and America and the Future of EU-US Relations.”

March 13, 2014. Lecture. Verena Stern, political science, University of Vienna, 2013-14 CAS-BMWF Fellow. “Migration of Somali Refugees in the European Union: An Austrian Case Study.”

March 25, 2014. Lecture. Thomas Schmidinger, political science, University of Vienna, University for Applied Science in Vorarlberg. “Rojava: The Second Kurdish Para-State in the Shadow of Syria’s Civil War.”

March 28-March 30, 2014. Colloquium. “Theorizing Crisis: The Conceptions of Economy of the Frankfurt School (1924-1969).” Organized by theDepartment of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch. Cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

April 3, 2014. Lecture & performance. Lisa Peschel, theatre history, University of York, UK; Ryan Lindberg & Emily Zimmer, actor/singers; Peter Vitale, piano/accordion. “Laughter in the Dark: Newly Discovered Songs and Sketches from the Terezín/ Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1941-44.” Cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies.

April 24, 2014. Lecture. Leila Hadj-Abdou, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. “The FPÖ and Religion.”

2012-13

October 17, 2012. Lecture. Thomáš Klvaňa, journalism, political science, Czech Republic. “Czech Republic: Still in Transition? From Communism to EU Accesssion to Today.”

October 31, 2012. Lecture. Thomas Schnöll, Austrian Consul General, Chicago. “The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads.”

November 8, 2012. 28th Annual Kann Memorial LectureNora Berend, history, Cambridge University. “Violence as Identity: Christians and Muslims in Hungary in the Medieval and Early Modern Period.”

November 15, 2012. Lecture. Matthias Falter, political science, University of Vienna; 2012 BMWF Fellow. “Parliamentary Discourse on Right-Wing Extremism in Austria since 1999.”

February 26, 2013. Lecture. Farid Hafez, political science, philosophy of law, University of Vienna. “From Harlem to Hoamatlond/the Alps: Hip Hop, Malcolm X and Islamic Activism in Austria.”

March 11, 2013. Lecture. John Swanson, history, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. “Nostalgic Identities: German Refugees from Hungary on Film.”

March 29, 2013. Lecture. Alice Lovejoy, cultural studies and comparative literature, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. “‘A Young Workshop’: Crafting a Film Culture in the Czechoslovak Army.”

April 5-6, 2013. Symposium. “Representing Genocide: Media, Law and Scholarship.” 

April 11, 2013. Berthold Molden, history, Marshall Plan Chair, University of New Orleans. “Resistant Pasts: The Intellectual History of Global Anticolonialism.”

May 9, 2013. Symposium. Lary May, American studies and history, public lecture to open the symposium “Politics and Popular Culture.”

May 10, 2013. Symposium. “Politics and Popular Culture.” All-day program begins in the morning with a keynote speech by Reinhold Wagnleitner, history and American studies, “Jazz: The Classical Music of Globalization.”

2011-12

September 15, 2011. Sonja Puntscher- Riekmann, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Communications, University of Salzburg. “European Brinkmanship: How Governments Try to Turn Back the Clock and Harm the Union.”

September 22, 2011. Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer and Ambassador Martin Eichtinger, Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs. Ettmayer’s talk is “The Diplomatic Revolution in Europe: Power Politics and Welfare Thinking in International Relations.” Eichtinger presents “New Dynamics in the Danube and Black Sea Region—an Austrian Perspective.”

October 5, 2011. Shri Ramaswamy, Professor and Head, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, U of MN. “Renewable Energy, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency in Austria: Lessons from the US Marshall Program Visit.”

October 20-23, 2011. Conference. “Mozart in Our Past and in Our Present.” Fifth Biennial Conference of the Mozart Society of America.

October 21, 2011. 27th Annual Kann Memorial LectureThomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. “Representation, Replication, Reproduction: The Legacy of Charles V in Rulers’ Portraits in the Holy Roman Empire.”

December 5, 2011. Gundula Ludwig, political science, gender studies, queer theory, Univ. of Marburg, Germany; Visiting Fulbright Professor, Dept. of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS), U of MN. “Thinking Sex and the State: How Turning to State Theory Can Stimulate New Directions for Queer Theory and Vice Versa.”

January 12, 2012. Panel discussion. “What is the Future of Renewable Energy in the US and Europe in the Next Decade?” Shri Ramaswamy and Jason Hill, Univ. of MN Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; Hans C. Kordik, Counselor for Agriculture and Environment, Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC; Marcel Frei, Bachmann Electronic Corp.; David Kolsrud, president, DAK Renewable Energy.

April 10, 2012. Thomas Hörzer, history of medicine, University of Graz, 2012 BMWF Fellow, CAS. Topic: The influenza epidemic of 1919 in Austria and America.

April 19, 2012. Konstantinos Raptis, history, University of Athens. “Nobility in Central Europe during the Late 19th and the First Decades of the 20th Century: The Counts Harrach, 1886-1945.”

April 26-28, 2012. Symposium. “European Muslims: Islam and Muslim Communities in Central Europe a Centenary after the Habsburgs Islamgesetz.”

2010-11

September 13, 2010: Robert A. Kann Memorial LectureArnold Suppan, Professor of East European History at the University of Vienna, Secretary General of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: "The Nazi Occupation Policies in Bohemia and Serbia: A Comparison."

November 9, 2010. Performance. Oxchil Schütz: "Poetry Slam, Slam Poetry and the Life of a Poet in Germany." Presented in partnership with the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

November 17, 2010. Lecture. Brigitte Spreitzer, Karl Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria and Visiting Professor in German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. "Österreichische Autorinnen und die Psychoanalyse in der Wiener Moderne."

November 18, 2010. Lecture. Nick Karasch, National Park Service. "Minnesota and the Mississippi: Shared History, Shared Future."

February 8, 2011. Lecture. Thomas Schmidinger, Political Science, University of Vienna, BMWK Fellow, Center for Austrian Studies. "Asylum Policy in Austria and its Social Consequences." Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, the European Studies Consortium, and Global REM.

March 3, 2011. Lecture. James Oberly, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; Annemarie Steidl, University of Vienna: "Understanding the Transatlantic Migration Experience: Austria and Hungary." Co-sponsored by the Immigration History Research Center and the Minnesota Population Center.

March 21, 2011. Lecture. Markus Kornprobst, Vienna School of International Studies. "A Balance of Power: The EU, the Balance of Power, and World Politics." Co-sponsored with the Center for German and European Studies, European Studies Consortium, and Department of Political Science.

March 31, 2011. Lecture. Bernhard Freyer, 2010-2011 School of Agriculture Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems, CFANS. "As Time Goes By: The Role of Time in the Organic Agro-Food Chain." Co-sponsored with Agronomy and Plant Genetics, CFANS, and Institute for Global Studies.

April 8, 2011. Lecture. Max Preglau, Austrian Visiting Chair Professor 2011, Stanford. "Austria: An Immigration Country Against Her Will." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Global Studies.

April 14, 2011. Lecture. Wolfgang Müller-Funk, University of Vienna. "The Image of America in Kafka's Romanfragment." Co-sponsored with the German, Scandinavian, and Dutch and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.

May 6, 2011. International Symposium. "Migration, Integration, and Discourse in Europe: An International Symposium." Co-sponsored by Institute for Global Studies, European Studies Consortium, and Immigration History Research Center.

2009-10

September 30, 2009. Lecture. Klaus Hödl, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Graz, Austria. “Jews in Viennese Popular Culture Around 1900.” Cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies

October 29, 2009. 25th Annual Kann Memorial Lecture. David S. Luft, history, Horning Endowed Chair in Humanities, Oregon State University. "Austrian Intellectual History before the Liberal Era: Grillparzer, Stiftler, and Bolzano." 

November 6, 2009. Lecture. Herbert Blau, Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor of the Humanities, University of Washington. “Cultural Performances in Modern Austria: From the Dreamwork of Secession to Orgies Mystery Theatre.”

November 10, 2009. Lecture. Franz Kernic, Visiting Austrian Fulbright Professor in Political Science (University of Minnesota); Institute for Political Science, University of Innsbruck; Institute for Strategy and Security Policy, Vienna. “The Rise of Europe Public Opinion and European Foreign and Security Policy.”

November 19, 2009. Lecture. Harald Rohracher, Inter-University Research Center for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ), Graz; Assistant Professor, University of Klagenfurt; 2009-10 Schumpeter Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Center, Harvard University. “Social Science Research for Green Technology Development: Experience from Austrian research programs.”

January 26, 2010. Lecture. Tara Zahra, University of Chicago. “Prisoners of the Postwar: Refugees, Expelees and Citizenship in Postwar Austria.”

February 23, 2010. Lecture. Erhard Busek, Former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, and Rector and Jean Monnet Professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. “Twenty Years After the Fall of Communism in Europe.” Cosponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum, New York and Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota. Watch the Lecture

March 24, 2010. Lecture. Friedrich Stadler, Institute for Contemporary History / Institute for Philosophy, University of Vienna. “From ‘Methodenstreit’ to the ‘Science Wars’ – Lessons from Methodological and Foundational Debates in the History and Philosophy of Science.” Cosponsored by the Center for Philosophy of Science

March 25, 2010. Lecture. Mitchell Ash, Institute for History, University of Vienna. “The Emergence of modern Scientific Infrastructure during the late Habsburg Era 1848-1919.”

March 25, 2010. Lecture. Christian Fleck, Institute for Sociology, University of Graz. “Language, Nation State and Diversity: The Case of Sociology in Europe.” Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology

April 19, 2010. Roundtable talk. Annemarie Steidl, University of Vienna; Wladimir Fischer, University of Vienna; James Oberly, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. “Understanding the Migration Experience: The Austrian-American Connection, 1870-1914 – an Interim Project Report.” Cosponsored by the Minnesota Population Center

2008-09

October 2, 2008. Lecture. Gerald Stourzh, history (Emeritus), University of Vienna. “An Apogee of Conversions: Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, and Fin de Siècle Vienna.”

October 12, 2008. Sunday Series. A concert by the Voices of Vienna. Germanic-American Institute, St. Paul.

October 17, 2008. Lecture. Laura Stokes, Department of History, Stanford University: “Hagel und Hexen: The Meaning of Weather Magic in the Formation of the Alpine Witch Stereotype.” Cosponsored with the Center for Early Modern History

October 20, 2008. Reading and Presentation. Sissi Tax, author, translator, literary editor. “How (Not) to Translate Wittgenstein's Mistress into German.” Cosponsored with the Departments of English and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch

November 6, 2008. 24th Annual Kann Memorial Lecture. Siegfied Beer, history, University of Graz.  "A Second Chance: Allied Attitudes and Reconstruction Policies in Post-World War II Austria."

November 10, 2008. Lecture. Anton Pelinka, Director of the Nationalism Studies Program and Professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest. “Austria, Europe, and the US: A New Honeymoon after the Presidential Elections?”

February 1, 2009. Sunday Series. Marjorie Bingham, educator and consultant. “Women and the Warsaw Ghetto: A Moment to Decide.”

February 18, 2009. Lecture. Anselm Wagner, art history, Technical University of Graz; Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota. “Vienna 1900 and the Rise of the ‘Sanitary Style’ in Architecture: Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, and Josef Hoffmann.”

Feburary 24, 2009. Lecture. Daniel Gilfillan, German studies, Arizona State University. “Sounding Out Austrian Radio Space: Tactical Media, Experimental Artistic Practice & the ÖRF Kunstradio Project.” Cosponsored with the Dept of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch

March 13, 2009. Panel discussion. Ruth Wodak, Linguistics, University of Lancaster, and Michele Lamont, Sociology, Harvard University. “Racism vs. Xenophobia: Transatlantic Perspectives.” Cosponsored by European Studies Consortium Title VI Grant

April 5, 2009. Sunday Series. Gloria Kaiser, author, Graz, Austria. “Dona Leopoldina's 1817 Expedition from Austria to Brazil as Portrayed in the Art of Thomas Ender.”

April 15, 2009. Lecture. Andrej Rahten, University of Maribor, Slovenia. “Archduke Francis Ferdinand and the South Slav Question.”

April 16, 2009. Lecture. Andrej Rahten. “From the Habsburg Monarchy to the European Union: Evolution of National, Regional, and European Loyalties among the Slovenes in the 20th Century.”

April 27, 2009. Lecture. Hanspeter Neuhold, law, University of Vienna. “The Balkans as a Security Laboratory after the Cold War.” Cosponsored with the School of Law

April 28, 2009. Lecture. Monika Öbelsberger, Thomas Nussbaumer, Mozarteum University, Salzburg. “Perspectives on Wind Music in Austria.” Cosponsored by the School of Music.

2007-08

September 20, 2007. 23rd Annual Kann Memorial Lecture. Mary Gluck, history and comparative literature, Brown University. "Jewish Humor and Popular Culture in Fin-de-siècle Budapest." Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for German and European Studies, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. 

October 16, 2007. Lecture. Maria-Regina Kecht, German Studies, Rice University. “Austrian Women Writers and National Socialism: Creating Literary Space for Forgotten Jews.” Cosponsored with the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, and the Center for Jewish Studies

November 15, 2007. Lecture. Kurt Remele, University of Graz; visiting professor, University of Minnesota. “Is Faith-Based Morality in Need of Psychotherapy? Religion, Ethics, and the Human Psyche.”

November 29, 2007. Lecture. Michael Cherlin, University of Minnesota, School of Music. “'Mondestrunken': Schoenberg's Intoxicating Moonlight.”

January 25, 2008. Lecture. Allan T. Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art & Design. “The Jugendstil and the Wiener Werkstätte Movement.”

February 7, 2008. Lecture. Josef Melchior, University of Vienna; Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Governing the European Union: Leadership without Leaders?”

February 28, 2008. Lecture. Christian Fleck, University of Graz; Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota. “Towards a Theory of the Talking Class.”

March 6, 2008. Lecture. David Walsh, University of Minnesota, School of Music. “Staging Opera in a Eurotrash Culture.”

March 10, 2008. Lecture. Oliver Rathkolb, University of Vienna. “Reflections on the Anschluss of Austria with Nazi Germany.”

March 11, 2008. Lecture. David Brodbeck, University of California, Irvine. “From Prague to Vienna: Hanslick and the Music of Smetana”

March 11, 2008. Discussion. “Cosmopolitanism and Jewish Musical Identity in the Habsburg Empire.” A dialogue between Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago, and David Brodbeck, University of California, Irvine. Cosponsored with the Center for Jewish Studies, CGES, CHGS, CLA, IAS, School of Music, and others.

April 3, 2008. Lecture. Gloria Kaiser, author, Graz (Austria): “Mozart: Perspectives from his Correspondence.”

April 15, 2008. Lecture. Andreas Pribersky, University of Vienna: “European Memory Politics after 1989.”

April 23, 2008. Lecture. Max Haller, University of Graz: “European Unification as an Elite Process.”

2006-07

September 14, 2006. Lecture. Carola Sachse, history, University of Vienna. “On Men and the Animals: The Vivisection Debate in late 19th Century Germany.” Cosponsored with the Program in the History of Science and Technology, the Center for German and European Studies, and the Department of History.

October 9, 2006. 22nd Annual Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture. Herwig Wolfram, history, University of Vienna. “Austria before Austria: The Medieval Past of Polities to Come.” Cosponsored with the Center for Medieval Studies.

October 17, 2006. Lecture. Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the US. “Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance: The Growing Role of Multilateral Cooperation.” Cosponsored with the Departments of Political Science and Sociology and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute.

October 25, 2006. Lecture. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Ulster (Belfast). “The European Legal System Responds to Terrorism: Balancing Human Rights and Security."

November 8, 2006. Roundtable. "The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: Assessments and Testimony.” Charles Gati, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Robert Fisch, University of Minnesota Medical School; Laszlo Fülop, Minnesota Hungarians. Cosponsored with the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Hungarians. Minnesota History Center, St. Paul.

January 25, 2007. Lecture. Max Preglau, University of Graz; Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “The Rise and Transformation of the European Welfare State.”

February 1, 2007. Lecture. Steven Beller, independent scholar. “‘To Be or Not to Be’: The Ironies and Anomalies of Austrian History.”

February 7, 2007. Lecture. Gary B. Cohen, director, Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota: “Centuries in the Heart of Europe. Jews in Golden Prague.” Cosponsored with the Center for Jewish Studies.

February 12, 2007. Roundtable. “Supporting the Arts where the Government Won't: Austria and the U.S. in the 21st Century.” Florian Kitt and Rita Medjimorec, Arts University of Graz; Roy Close, Artspace Inc.; Ann Markusen, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota; Sheila Smith, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Cosponsored by the School of Music.

March 23, 2007. Forum. “New Trade and Investment Opportunities in Southeastern Europe: Strategies based on the Austrian Experience.” Dr. Robert Zischg, Austrian Consul-General, Chicago; Franz Roessler, AustrianTrade Commissioner, Chicago; Gisbert T. Mayr, director, Austrian Business Agency, NY. Cosponsored with the Carlson School of Management International Programs and the Austrian Consulate and Trade Commission, Chicago.

April 12, 2007. Roundtable. “The Art of Vienna and its Timeless Appeal.” Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, director, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Lyndel King, director, Weisman Art Museum; David Ryan, curator of design, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Cosponsored with the Weisman Art Museum.

April 16, 2007. Monika Öbelsberger, Mozarteum University Salzburg; Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minneapolis, School of Music. “Girls Sing, Boys Beat the Drums: Gender Issues in Music Education.” Cosponsored with the School of Music.

2005-06

September 13, 2005. Lecture. Eva Faber, history, Karl-Franzens University, Graz: "Austria's Southeastern Frontier in the Eighteenth Century: Confronting the Peoples and Cultures of the Adriatic.”

September 19, 2005. Lecture. Franz A. J. Szabo, history, University of Alberta, Edmonton: "The State As Agent of Change: Austria and Prussia in the Eighteenth Century.” Co-sponsored with the Center for Early Modern History.

September 20, 2005. 21st Annual Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture. John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta, Edmonton: "A Central European Diaspora under the Shadow of World War II: The Galician Ukrainians in North America.”

October 5, 2005. Lecture. Sven Rossel, Scandinavian literature, University of Vienna: "'To Travel Is to Live': Hans Christian Andersen's Visits to Austria.”

October 18, 2005. Lecture. Nicole Phelps, history, University of Minnesota: "Contested Citizizenship and Wartime Experience: Impressment and Internment in Austria-Hungary and the U.S. during World War I.”

November 2, 2005. Lecture. Mitchell Ash, history, University of Vienna: "The Sciences in Germany and Austria during the Nazi Era: Can There Be "Good" Science in an Evil Regime?" Cosponsored with the Program in the History of Science and Technology.

November 17, 2005. Lecture. Gilg Seeber, University of Innsbruck and Austrian Fulbright Visiting Professor in Political Science, University of Minnesota: "Who Participates? Voter Turnout in Austria and the European Union.” Cosponsored with the Department of Political Science.

December 8, 2005. Lecture. Peter Gerlich, political science, University of Vienna: "Can Europe Learn from America? The US and the EU in a Comparative Perspective.”

February 8, 2006. Lecture. John A. Rice, musicology, Rochester, MN. “Mozart in the Theatre.” Cosponsored with the School of Music.

February 17, 2006. Lecture. Michael Lorenz, musicology, University of Vienna. “Mozart: New Possibilities for Source Studies.” Cosponsored with the School of Music.

February 22, 2006. Lecture. Poul Houe, German, University of Minnesota. “Arthur Schnitzler and Georg Brandes: A Literary Correspondence.” Cosponsored with the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

March 27, 2006. Lecture. Manfred Frühwirth, economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business; Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Real Options in Business Valuation.” Cosponsored with the Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, and the Department of Applied Economics.

March 30, 2006. Lecture. Eagle Glassheim, history, University of British Columbia. “Most, the Town that Moved: Coal, Communism, and Modernity in Post-War Czechoslovakia.”

2004-05

September 14, 2004. 20th Annual Robert Kann Memorial Lecture. Prof. Ernst Bruckmüller, University of Vienna. “Late Nineteenth-Century Habsburg Society: Was there One?"

September 20, 2004. Lecture. Brigitte Bailer-Galanda, history, University of Vienna and Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance. “Compensation for Victims of Nazism in and from Austria: A Never Ending Story.” Cosponsored with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

October 14, 2004. Discussion. "Music and the Arts in Post-Communist Croatia and Slovenia: A Conversation with the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet.” Co-sponsored with the School of Music, the Weisman Museum of Art, and the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Events Fund.

October 22, 2004. Lecture. Tomáš Klvaňa, visiting fellow, Remarque Center, New York University. “Media and the Failure of Civil Society in the Czech Republic.” Co-sponsored with the European Studies Consortium [Title VI Grant], the Department of Communication Studies, and the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota.

November 3, 2004. Lecture. Walter Matznetter, geography, University of Vienna and Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota. “200 Years of Urban Planning in Vienna: Imagination and Reality.” Co-sponsored with the Department of Geography.

November 11, 2004. Lecture. Martin Zagler, economics, Wirtschafts Universität Wien and Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Public Finance in the European Union: What the Stability and Growth Pact does to National Budget Policy.”

November 18, 2004. Lecture. Gerald Angermann-Mozetic, sociology, Karl-Franzens University, Graz. “The Concept of 'Nation' and Nationalities in Early Austrian Sociology.”

January 27, 2005. Lecture. Steven Meyer, Pragmatic C Software Corporation. “The Vienna Circle's Successors in Minnesota and America: The Lakatos-Feyerabend-Kuhn Program.”

February 14, 2005. Lecture. Ulrike Peters Nichols, German, University of Michigan. “Looking Back in Pain: Melancholia in Strindberg and Hofmannsthal.” Cosponsored with the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.

February 21, 2005. Lecture. Anneliese Rohrer, Die Presse, Vienna, Austria. "The U.S., Europe, and the Trans-Atlantic Political Rift.” Cosponsored with the Department of Political Science.

March 10, 2005. Lecture. Elizabeth Cronin, art history, University of Minnesota. "Gabriel Lippmann's Photography: The Pursuit of Color in the 19th Century.”

March 22-24, 2005. Film festival. "The Essential Cinema of Peter Kubelka: A festival of the work of Austrian film maker Peter Kubelka, including screenings and discussions with the film maker.” Cosponsored with the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.

April 5, 2005. Lecture. Joan M. Mohr, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. "Caught in the Bolshevik Revolution: The Czech and Slovak Legion in Russia and Siberia, 1916-1921." Cosponsored with the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota; Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota; German Section, Modern Languages, Hamline University; Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota; Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

April 14, 2005. Lecture. Nikki Carlson, landscape architecture, University of Minnesota. "The Central European 'Black Triangle': Landscape in Transition.” Cosponsored with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Center For Nations in Transition.

April 25, 2005. Roundtable discussion. Ambassador Eva Nowotny, Embassy of Austria, Washington D.C.; Professor Guenter Bischof, Center Austria, University of New Orleans; Katharina Wegan, Demokratiezentrum Wien, Austria: "An Early Thaw in the Cold War? The Austrian State Treaty of 1955.”

April 26, 2005. Lecture. Thomas Nowotny, political science, University of Vienna and Austrian Wirtschaftsservice, Washington D.C. "Constructing the 21st Century: The US, Europe, and the Task of Global Governance.” Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science.

April 30, 2005. Symposium. "In Search of Don Giovanni: The Origins, Interpretations, and Legacy of Mozart and Da Ponte's Anti-Hero.” Kristi Brown-Montesano, musicology, Los Angeles; Michael Lupu, dramaturg, Guthrie Theatre; James Mandrell, Spanish, Brandeis University; Gretchen Wheelock, music history, Eastman School of Music, Rochester. Copresented with the School of Music Opera Theatre; cosponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and the Department of Spanish and Portugese.

2003-04

September 17, 2003. Lecture. Christopher Friedrichs, history, University of British Columbia. “Towards a Global View of Urban Political Cultures: Thinking about Cities in Early Modern Europe and Asia.” Cosponsored with the Center for Early Modern History.

September 18, 2003. 19th Annual Robert Kann Memorial Lecture. Robert R. J. W. Evans. "Language and State Building: The Case of the Habsburg Monarchy."

October 8, 2003. Lecture. Elisabeth Kehrer, Consul-General of Austria in Chicago. “A Union of Europe? European Integration from an Austrian Perspective.”

October 29, 2003. Lecture. Patrizia McBride, German, Scandinavian, & Dutch, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. “'In Praise of the Present': Adolf Loos' Modernity.”

November 13, 2003. Lecture. Benjamin Frommer, history, Northwestern University. “Confronting the Legacy of Nazism: The Extraordinary Trial of Two Ordinary Women, Prague 1947.”

February 4, 2004. Lecture. Alan Gross, rhetoric, University of Minnesota. “Misremembering Austrian Jewry: The Rathaus Exhibit, Vienna 1938.”

February 20, 2004. Lecture. Pieter M. Judson, history, Swarthmore College: "Stones or Pebbles? Rethinking the Meanings of Rural Nationalist Violence in Late Imperial Austria.” Co-sponsored with the Center for German and European Studies.

February 26, 2004. Lecture. Kenneth Calhoon, comparative literature and German, University of Oregon. “Sublimation and Civilized Value: Dracula's Legacy.” Co-sponsored with the Humanities Institute and the Department of German-Scandinavian-Dutch.

March 1, 2004. Lecture. Eduard Mühle, history, Herder Institute, University of Marburg. “Ordering the East: German Historians' Rationales for German Eastward Expansion in the 1930s and 1940s.” Co-sponsored with the Center for German and European Studies.

March 11, 2004. Lecture. Sieglinde Rosenberger, political science, University of Vienna, and Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “More Female Politicians, but Less Equality: Shifts in Austrian Women's Politics since the 1990s.”

April 15, 2004. Lecture. Annemarie Steidl, history, University of Salzburg, and visiting postdoctoral fellow, Minnesota Population Center. “Relationships between Continental and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Monarchy.”

April 22, 2004. Lecture. Manuela Steinberger, art and architecture, University of Graz. “A Visual Nation? Political Ideas in Industrial Design in Germany and Austria in the 1930s.” Co-sponsored with the Center for German and European Studies.

May 6, 2004. Lecture. Gabriele Mras, philosophy, University of Economics, Vienna, and Austrian Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota. 'The Rise of Analytic Philosophy—The 'Vienna Circle' and its Critique of Metaphysics.”

2002-03

September 12, 2002. Lecture. Edmund M. Kern, history, Lawrence University. “Quotidian Distinctions: Magic, Gender, and Village Discourse in Styria, 1546-1746.”

October 10, 2002. Lecture. Fred Stambrook, history, University of Manitoba. “The Golden Age of the Jews of Bukovina, 1880-1914.”

October 24, 2002. Lecture. Lilian Faschinger, Austrian novelist and translator - "Of Sevenfold Mankillers, Gagged Priests, Scheming Mothers and Other Austrian Phenomena: Lilian Faschinger's Novel Magdalena the Sinner.”

November 7, 2002. Lecture. Gundolf Graml, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. “Denn die Fremden sind ja fremd hier: Tourism and Governmentality in 1950s Austria.”

November 21, 2002. Lecture. Hubert Lengauer, German, University of Klagenfurt and Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, University of Minnesota. “Is this a Good Land? Self-Image and Self-Critique in Austrian Culture after the State Treaty.”

December 5, 2002. Lecture. Tim Malchow, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. “Thomas Bernhard's Early Prose and the Specter of Adalbert Stifter: Politics, National Identity, and the Canon of the Young Austrian Second Republic.”

January 30, 2003. Lecture. Harald Stelzer, philosophy, University of Graz. “The Role of Democracy in Karl Popper's Social Philosophy"

February 13, 2003. Lecture. Michel Janssen, physics and history of science, University of Minnesota. “Boltzmann, Loschmidt, and Ehrenfest: Three Viennese Physicists on Entropy and Statistics.”

February 27, 2003. Lecture. William D. Bowman, history, Gettysburg College - "Suicide in Freud's Vienna.”

February 28, 2003. Lecture. Paul Robert Magocsi, professor of history and holder of the Chair in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. “On the Writing of the History of States and Peoples.”

March 13, 2003. Lecture. Matti Bunzl, anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “From Austrian Victims to European Victors: Viennese Jews at the Turn of the Millennium.”

March 25, 2003. Lecture. Marsha L. Rozenblit, history, University of Maryland, College Park. “Jews as Germans? The Dilemmas of Jews in Habsburg Austria.”

March 27, 2003. Lecture. Maria E. Reicher, philosophy, Karl-Franzens Universität Graz. “A Pathbreaker in Modern Austrian Philosophy: Value and the Emotions in the Philosophy of Alexius Meinong.”

April 10, 2003. Lecture. Alison Frank, history, University of Wisconsin, Madison. “Galician California or Galician Hell? The Austrian Oil Industry at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”

April 24, 2003. Lecture. Derek Katz, music, Lawrence University. “Leoš Janáček and the Perils of Musical Patriotism.”

May 1, 2003. Lecture. Wolfgang Müller, political science, University of Vienna, Schumpeter Fellow at Harvard University. “Coalition Theory and the Life, Death and Resurrection of the Austrian Center-Right Coalition.”

2001-02

October 1, 2001. Lecture. Hans Winkler, J.D., Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “A Search for Justice: Austria, the Holocaust, and the Issues of Assets Recovery and Forced Labor Compensation.”

October 10, 2001. Lecture. Peter Moser, Austrian Ambassador to the U.S. “The EU, Austria and the Impact of the EU on the United States.”

November 1, 2001. Lecture. Michael Cherlin, music, University of Minnesota. “Gurrelieder: Arnold Schoenberg's Reluctant Farewell to the 19th Century.”

November 8, 2001. Lecture. Patrizia McBride, German, University of Minnesota. “Who Needs Politics? Jörg Haider's Freedom Party and the Concept of the Political.”

November 29, 2001. Lecture. Matthew P. Berg, history, John Carroll University. “Surviving Liberation in Post-Nazi Austria: Patronage and Everyday Life in the Social Democratic Milieu.”

February 14, 2002. Lecture. Louis Rose, history, Otterbein College. “From Art History to Propaganda Studies: Two Exiled Scholars.”

February 21, 2002. Lecture. Stephan Hametner, ethnomusicology, Institute of European Folk Music Research, University of Vienna. “An Introduction to Austrian Folk Music and the Truth about Yodeling.”

February 28, 2002. Lecture. Leslie C. Morris, German, Scandinavian Studies, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. “Translating Czernowitz: City, Text, Ruin.”

March 7, 2002. Lecture. Hansjörg Klausinger, economics, University of Vienna. “The Austrian School of Economics and the Gold Standard Mentality in the 1930s.”

March 28, 2002. Lecture. Evelyn Kain, art history, Ripon College. “Stephanie Hollenstein (1886-1944): Expressionist Painter, Fascist Patriot.”

April 4, 2002. Lecture. Karl Bahm, history, University of Wisconsin. “Imagined Wombs: Germans, Czechs, and the Gendering of National and Class Identities in 19th-century Bohemia.”

April 25, 2002. Lecture. Eve Blau, architectural history, Harvard University. “Encoding Identity and DIfference: Otto Wagner's Grossstadt as Form and Idea.”

2000-01

September 26, 2000. Lecture. Judith Martin, geography, director, Program in Urban Studies, University of Minnesota.”The Entrepreneurial City: Thoughts from the Salzburg Seminar.”

October 24, 2000. Lecture. Nicole Slupetzky, history, University of Salzburg, Kommission für die neuere Geschichte Österreichs; Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Fall 2000. “Forced Labor in the Province of Salzburg During the Nazi Regime.”

November 2, 2000. Lecture. Heinz Slupetzky, geography, University of Salzburg. “The Austrian Alps Without Glaciers? Natural Climatic Changes vs Global Warming.”

November 15, 2000. Lecture. Helmut Konrad, history, University of Graz. “Austria and Germany: A Complex Neighborly Relationship.”

December 7, 2000. Lecture. Heinz Slupetzky, geography, University of Salzburg. “The Splendor of Snow, Glaciers, and Mountains: Photographic Highlights by a Passionate Photographer from Austria.”

February 8, 2001. Lecture. Richard McCormick, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. “From Europe to Hollywood and Back: Austrian-born Filmmakers Before, During, and After Exile.”

February 15, 2001. Lecture. Leo Riegert, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota. “Assimilated Jewish Identity in Turn-of-the-Century Austria: The Case of Karl Emil Franzos.”

March 8, 2001. Lecture. Eric Hollas, director, Hill Monastic Library, St. John's University. “Austrian Monasteries and the Hill Monastic Manuscripts Library.”

March 15, 2001. Lecture. Rosemarie Lester, German studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “An Austrian in Wisconsin, 1856-1860: The Impressions of Franz Hölzhuber.”

April 17, 2001. Lecture. Reinhard Neck, economics, University of Klagenfurt; Visiting Professor, Stanford University. “The Growth of the Public Sector in Austria.”

1999-2000

September 27, 1999. Lecture. Raul F. Kneucker, Director General, Scientific Research and International Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Transport. “European Integration: Science and Technology and More Incredible Stories.”

October 13, 1999. Lecture. Sarah Kent, history, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “Franz Joseph in Zagreb in 1895: The Failure of Official Nationality.”

October 27, 1999. Lecture. Jürgen Koppensteiner, German studies, University of Northern Iowa and Austrian American Council. “Images of America in Austrian Literature.”

December 9, 1999. Lecture. Thomas Emmert, history, Gustavus Adolphus College. “Broken Dreams: Serbia at the End of the Century.” Cosponsored by Institute for Global Studies.

February 3, 2000. Lecture. Matthew Lungerhausen, history, University of Minnesota. “Photography in the fin-de-siécle Austrian-Hungarian-Monarchy: The Case of Hungary.”

February 16, 2000. Roundtable discussion. David F. Good, history; Eric Weitz, history; Thomas Wolfe, history; W. Phillips Shiveley, political science; and Helga Leitner, geography; all University of Minnesota. “Austria and the Haider Phenomenon: Democracy, National Identity, and the European Union.” Cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.

February 17, 2000. Lecture. David Buch, music history, University of Northern Iowa. “New Mozart Attributions in the Fairy-tale Singspiel 'Der Stein der Weisen' (Vienna, 1790).”

March 17, 2000. Lecture. Gerhard Orosel, economics, University of Vienna, and Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Corporate Vote Trading as an Instrument of Corporate Governance.”

April 17, 2000. Reading. Anna Mitgutsch, Austrian author. Reading from her latest novel, Haus der Kindheit (in German). Cosponsored by the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch and the Austrian Cultural Institute, New York.

April 27, 2000. Lecture and reading. Wolff A. Greinert, author and critic, "Der Zeit am Wort den Puls zu fühlen: Der Kritiker Piero Rismondo als Zeitzeuge des österreichischen Theaters im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert.” Cosponsored by the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch and The Austrian Cultural Institute, New York.

May 3, 2000. Lecture. Stefan Schmitz, economics, Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Rudolf Sallinger Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Department of Economics. “The Global Information Society and the Transformation of Statism: The Case of Austria.”

1998-99

September 27, 1998. Lecture. Paul Polansky, Czech Historical Research Center, Prague and Spillville, Iowa. “Excavating the Roman Holocaust. New Research from the Czech Republic on the Destruction of the Gypsies.” Cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

November 11, 1998. Lecture. His Excellency Helmut Türk, Austrian Ambassador to the United States. “Austria in the New Europe.” Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science and The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute's Freeman Center for International Economic Policy and Stassen Center for International Affairs.

November 23, 1998. Lecture. Friedrich Stadler, philosophy, Center for International and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Vienna; Vienna Circle Institute; and Visiting Fellow at the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science. “The Case of the Vienna Circle.” Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

January 29, 1999. Lecture. Sonja Kuftinec, theatre, University of Minnesota. "Bosnia: Border Crossings: Creating Theater With Youth in Former Yugoslavia.” Cosponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

February 18, 1999. Lecture. Patrizia McBride, German, University of Minnesota. “Our Problems Are Not Modern: Robert Musil on National Socialism.” Cosponsored by the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

March 4, 1999. Lecture. Winifred M. Griffin, German, University of Minnesota. “Elfriede Jelinek: National Identification and Ideology Critique.” Cosponsored by the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

April 8, 1999. Lecture. Stefan Güldenberg, management, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Building a Learning Organization in the Knowledge Age.” Cosponsored by the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management.

April 28, 1999. Lecture. Reinhold Wagnleitner, history, University of Salzburg. “The Empire of Fun or Talking Soviet Union Blues: The Sound of Freedom and American Cultural Hegemony in Europe During the Cold War.” Cosponsored by the Program in American Studies and the Department of History.

May 11, 1999. Lecture. Franz Szabo,history; director of the Canadian Center for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta, Canada.”New Perspectives on Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze.”

1997-98

September 2, 1997. Reading. Christine Haidegger, author and poet, reading from her novel Amerikanische Verwunderung. Cosponsored by the CAS, presented by the Department of German,Scandinavian, and Dutch.

October 9, 1997. Lecture. Zoltan Kovac, history, Central European University, Budapest; Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. “'Mercenary Bloodsucker' or Natural Ally? British Foreign Policy Towards the Habsburg Monarchy in the Eighteenth Century.” Cosponsored by the Department of History and the Center for Early Modern History.

October 13, 1997. Lecture. Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider and Winfried R. Garscha, history, Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes. “Justice and Nazi War Crimes in Austria: The Second Austrian Republic and the Sequels of the Nazi Dictatorship.” Cosponsored by the ACI.

November 13, 1997. Lecture. András Gerö, history, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Professor of History at the Central European University, Budapest. “Contradictions of the Newborn Democracies in Central Europe: The Heritage of the Past.” Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science.

November 17, 1997. Lecture. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, English and American studies, University of Vienna. “American Views of Austria from the Biedermeier Era to the 1930s.”

December 4, 1997. Lecture. Kurt R. Fischer, philosophy, University of Vienna. “Philosophy in Austria (and the United States) since 1945.” Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

January 29, 1998. Lecture. Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann, history, Johannes Kepler University-Linz. “Business Women in the Late Habsburg Monarchy.”

February 26, 1998. Lecture. T. Mills Kelly, history, Grinnell College. “Without Remorse: Czech National Socialism and the Habsburg State.”

April 21, 1998. Lecture. Prof. Adi Wimmer, English, University of Graz. “The Lesser Traumatized: Strangers at Home and Abroad. Memories and Oral Testimonies of Exiled Austrian Jews.” Cosponsored by ACI, the Department of English, and the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

April 27, 1998. Lecture. Gerda Neyer, Institute For demography, University of Vienna, and Austrian Visiting Professor at Stanford. “Gender and the Austrian Welfare State: A Case Study.” Cosponsored by the ACI.

April 30, 1998. Lecture. Monika Albrecht, editor of Ingeborg Bachmann's Critical Edition "Todesarten"-Projekt, Münster, Germany. “It is yet to be written": Colonization and Magical World View in Ingeborg Bachmann's Fragment of a Novel "Das Buch Franza.” Cosponsored by the ACI and the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

May 14, 1998. Lecture. Michael Landesmann, economics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, and Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “The Shape of the 'New Europe': Perspectives on East-West European Integration.” Cosponsored by the ACI and the Department of Political Science.

1996-97

November 18, 1996. Lecture. Gitta Honegger, theatre history, Catholic University of Washington DC. “Modern Austrian Theater: Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek.” Cosponsored with the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

February 20, 1997. Lecture. Christopher Long, architectural history, University of Texas, Austin. “Continuity, Compromise, Concession: Modern Architecture in Vienna Between the Wars.”

April 3, 1997. Lecture. Siegfried Beer, history, University of Graz, and Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University. “Target Central Europe: Anglo-American Intelligence Efforts Regarding Nazi and Early Postwar Austria.” Cosponsored by the ACI.

May 1, 1997. Lecture. Erna M. Appelt, political science, University of Innsbruck, and Visiting Professor, University of New Orleans. “Women in the Changing European Welfare States.” Cosponsored by the ACI and the Dept. of Political Science.

May 8, 1997. Lecture. Helga Embacher, history, University of Salzburg, and Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Minnesota. “Jews in Austria after World War II.”

May 15, 1997. Lecture. Anton Pelinka, political science, University of Innsbruck, Visiting Professor, Stanford University. “The De-Austrification of Austria: Changes in Austria's Political Culture.” Cosponsored by the ACI and the Dept. of Political Science.

May 22, 1997. Lecture. Barbara Boomgaarden, history, Kommission für neure Geschichte Österreichs, University of Salzburg. “Sixty Years of Austrian Cultural Influence in the United States: A Survey.”