Conferences and Symposia
Since 1978, the Center for Austrian Studies has organized symposia featuring prominent scholars from around the globe. Comparative and interdisciplinary in nature, their consistent level of excellence has resulted in strong attendance by scholars and students and a series of outstanding edited volumes published by leading houses on both sides of the Atlantic.
Recent symposia include:
2016: Religious Culture and Social Change in Central Europe ca. 1400-1600 a workshop/symposium. This seminar brought together European and North American graduate students from several disciplines who are working on dissertations related to this general theme.
2013: Representing Genocide: Media, Law, and Scholarship. Co-organized with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
2012: Islam and Muslim Communities in Central Europe. Co-sponsored by the European Studies Consortium and the Institute for Global Studies†
2011: Migration, Integration, and Discourse in Europe. One conference held at the University of Minnesota, a second at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Co-sponsored by the Immigration History Research Center, the European Studies Consortium, the Institute for Global Studies, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University.*
2010: Science and Scientists: Scholarship and Scholars in Central Europe, 1870-1960. Graduate Student Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the European Studies Consortium, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWFW)
2008: Social Policy in the New Europe: The Experience of Austria and the Smaller EU Members. Co-sponsored with the European Studies Consortium*
2008: Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture & Bioresources. Co-sponsored with the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation**
* A volume based on this conference has been published.
† A volume based on this conference is in preparation.
** A half-hour documentary, "Food, Fuel, and Climate Change" was created by Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) based on this conference. It continues to be broadcast and can also be viewed on streaming video at tpt's Minnesota Video Vault.