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Apply now: Performativity and Creativity in Modern Cultures

300 word abstracts of individual papers (including keywords and a bio-note of 100 words) or panel proposals (including 300 word description of the panel, keywords, bio-note(s) of the convenors, paper topics and university affiliations of all speakers) addressing one or more above issues should be submitted by 1 March 2019 to the following e-mail address: The notices of paper or panel acceptance will be e-mailed and further information about the venue, registration, accommodation and logistics will be publicized by 1 June 2019.
The Translated Jew. German Jewish Culture outside the Margins

The Translated Jew. German Jewish Culture outside the Margins

The Translated Jew brings together an eclectic set of literary and visual texts to reimagine the transnational potential for German Jewish culture in the twenty-first century. Departing from scholarship that has located the German Jewish text as an object that can be defined geographically and historically, Leslie Morris challenges national literary historiography and redraws the maps by which transnational Jewish culture and identity must be read.

Now Accepting Applications for the CAS Dissertation Prize

The Center for Austrian Studies will hold a competition for the 2019 Center for Austrian Studies Dissertation Prize. The purpose of this competition is to encourage North American scholars in the full range of academic disciplines to do research in the field of Austrian, Habsburg, and post-Habsburg studies. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019. The winners will be announced at the GSA meeting in September 2019.
2018 summer grants announcement

2018 Summer Research Grants in Austrian/Central European Studies for UMN graduate...

The Center for Austrian Studies is able to offer a limited number of Summer 2018 Research Grants of $4,000. The grants are intended to provide financial support to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate students in order to further their progress towards the degree. Applications are welcome from all disciplines with a connection to Austrian/Central European Studies.
Hakoah swimmer sitting on the grass

Jewish Sport in Vienna 1918–1945: The Case of the Hakoah Sports Club

Founded in Vienna in 1909, the “Hakoah Sports Club” (Hakoah in Hebrew means strength) was the largest and best-known Jewish all-round sports club of the interwar period. Its foundation signalled the rise of a growing national Jewish assertiveness, a Zionist politicization of sporting activities, and a reaction to the socially accepted antisemitism of the early 20th century. In its heyday after the First World War, Hakoah had several thousand members and the original range of sports—the founding statutes initially mentioned the “physical elevation of the Jewish people [...] through the pursuit of football, track and field as well as heavy athletics, and winter and water sports”—was broadened significantly during that period; tourism, skiing, handball, chess, a Hakoah orchestra, and a dancing section were added.