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Poster for January 28 public lecture on the History of Hockey

It’s been called the greatest moment in sports history. In the forty years since the US Olympic team defeated the Soviets at the 1980 Winter Olympics, the “Miracle on Ice” has had lasting––and surprising––legacies on global sports culture. Historian Bruce Berglund takes an in-depth look at the game’s impact on hockey in Central Europe, on sports culture in the United States, and on the business of media and sports around the world.
Photo of Tess Campion and Willa Campion (winners of the topical prize from the Center for Austrian Studies at the 2019 State History Day)

Center for Austrian Studies Congratulates the 2019 State History Day Winners!

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.

Central European Films coming to the 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film...

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.

CFP: Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central...

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.