Every year, National History Day holds a nationwide competition for historical projects by students in middle and high schools. In the state competition, the Center for Austrian Studies supports students’ efforts by annually awarding two $100 prizes (junior and senior divisions) to outstanding projects with an Austrian or Central European focus.
In Fall 2018, University of Minnesota graduate student, James Gresock, sat down with Mary Lindemann to discuss her work on "The Ecological and Environmental Consequences of the Thirty Years’ War," as outgoing president of GSA, and incoming president of AHA.
The 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is coming in just a couple weeks from April 4th through April 20th. MSPIFF is the largest spring arts event in our region, and one of the longest running international film festivals in the country. It premieres more than 250 of the best new international independent films from 70+ countries for our audience of some 50,000 invested attendees, bringing the world to your doorstep every April. The following are just a few of the many films featured in the lineup, and are some of the films of interest to Central Europe and Austria. The full schedule and lineup is currently available at MSP Film Society.
The following is an article written by University of Minnesota professor, Catherine Guisan analyzing Robert Menasse’s book, Die Hauptstadt, and will be featured in our Austrian Studies Newsmagazine coming out later this spring.
The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is proud to announce the inauguration of the Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students. In recognition of the longstanding commitment to graduate education of Konrad H. Jarausch, who is the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the History Department of the University of North Carolina, this prize will serve to celebrate and cultivate outstanding new talent in the field of Central European history.
Fall 2018 includes: Interviews with Michael Rothberg and Gordon Anderson; Eva Hudecova on the assassination of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová in Slovakia; Vicko Marelić on the Habsburg lighthouses on the Adriatic Sea; Kurt Bednar on the demise of Austria-Hungary; Young scholars features with Mary Kirchdorfer and Avraham Shaver; CAS third seminar fellows workshop; Barbara Lawatsch Melton on the 2018 Salzburg Festival; Updates from ACFNY; News from the Wirth Institute and Center Austria; Central Europe: Undergraduate Yearbook, an online journal dedicated to undergraduate research. Book Reviews: "The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria," and "The Economy of Ethnic Cleaning: The Transformation of the German-Czech Borderlands after World War II."