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CAS Spring 2017 Events Calendar

This semester we look forward to a diverse selection of events featuring scholars, authors, and artists from around the world: lectures, symposia, workshops, and community events.
January 19, 2017

Friday, February 3. Lecture. Paul Robert Magocsi, history, University of Toronto. "Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence." 10:10am, Blegen 155. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Saturday, February 4. Community Event. "Kultur in der Küche: Authentic Gulasch" cooking class. 6:00-9:00pm, Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Organized by the Germanic-American Institute; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Wednesday, February 8. Lecture. Claudia Rapp, Byzantine and Modern Greek studies, University of Vienna. "Byzantium as a Global Culture." 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Organized by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for Medieval Studies.

Thursday, February 9. Lecture. Ivana Horacek, art history, University of Minnesota. "The Materiality of Representation: Performing the Earthly and Divine at Karlštejn Castle." 4:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Organized by the Center for Medieval Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Friday, February 17. Lecture. Heidi Hausse, history, Princeton University. "Exploring the Material World of Mechanical Hands in Early Modern Europe."  3:35pm, 275 Nicholson Hall. Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for Early Modern History, and the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Thursday, February 23. Lecture. Carl Niekerk, German, comparative and world literature, and Jewish studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Zemlinsky contra Mahler: Aesthetic Modernism, the Jewish Body, and Alexander Zemlinsky’s Deconstructive Fairy Tales." 5:00pm, 113 Folwell HallOrganized by the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch; cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, and the Center for Austrian Studies.

Friday, February 24. Undergraduate event. "Accidental Hero" performance by Patrick Dewane about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. 7:00pm, Czech & Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, 383 Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. Presented by The Czech & Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota and Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota.

Monday, March 6. Lecture. Rachel Greenblatt, history, Wesleyan University. "Jews Reading Christians and Christians Reading Jews: Festival Books from Jewish Prague (1678-1716)." 10:00am, 230 Blegen Hall. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies.

Wednesday, March 8. Community Event. Literaturlenz book tour from the Goethe-Institut Chicago. 6:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall.Organized by the Center for German and European Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

Wednesday, March 22. Lecture. Darcy Buerkle, history, Smith College. "Zinnemann's Flights." 7:00pm, Weisman Art Museum. Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

Friday, March 24. Research workshop. Michael Streif, American studies, University of Salzburg, 2016-2017 BMWFW Fellow. "College Theatricals and Male-Male Relationships in the Age of the American Revolution." 10:00am, 1229 Heller Hall. Organized by the Early Modern Atlantic Workshop; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Wednesday, March 29. Lecture. Juliane Schicker, German, Carleton College. "Drawing Connections between Fin-de-siècle Vienna and the German Democratic Republic: Gustav Klimt and Sighard Gille." 1:00pm, Location TBD. 

Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1. Symposium. "Remapping European Media Cultures during the Cold War: Networks, Encounters, Exchanges." Nicholson 135. Sponsored by the Government of Finland / David and Nancy Speer fund; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Institute for Global Studies and others.

Thursday, April 6. Lecture. Timothy Snyder, history, Yale University. "The Politics of Mass Killing: Past and Present." 7:00pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Ohanessian Chair; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

Thursday, April 27. Lecture. Verena Stern, political science, University of Vienna. Topic will be on immigration; Title TBD. 11:15am, 10 Blegen Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, and the Institute for Global Studies.

Wednesday, May 3. Panel Event. "Conveying the Unspeakable: Art and the History Museum." Evening event (Time TBD), 120 Andersen Library. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.

Tuesday, May 9. Educator Workshop. "Teaching the Holocaust through Art." Evening event (time TBD), Location TBD. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.