Scholarly Events

Since its inception, the Center for Austrian Studies has offered a regular series of presentations by scholars in a wide variety of disciplines: the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, business, and medicine. CAS seminars range from descriptions of academic works-in-progress to presentations about more general subjects including reports of current events in Austria and Central Europe. The lectures are free; students, staff, and the public are cordially invited to attend.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Friday, February 2. Workshop. Howard Louthan, Director of the Center for Austrian Studies and Professor of History, University of Minnesota. "Baroque Culture in the Habsburg Lands." 12:15pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Premodern Workshop and the Center for Early Modern History, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies. 

Friday, February 9. Workshop. Jim Oberly, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. "From Budapest to Shreveport: The Wartime Diaries of Dr. Madi Maria as Imagined Letter-Writing." 12:15pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented as part of the CAS Work-in-Progress series, cosponsored by the Immigration History Research Center Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Sunday, February 18. Community Event. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar” & Linda Tutas Haugen's "Anne Frank: A Living Voice" doctoral recital conducted by Ahmed Anzaldúa and Kira Winter, School of Music, University of Minnesota. 4:00pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall. Presented by the School of Music, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Monday, February 19. Lecture. Jennifer Evans, Professor of History, Carleton University (Ontario). "The Nazi Policy against Homosexuals: Policing Behavior in the People’s Community (Volksgemeinschaft)." 2:30pm, 370 Anderson HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by Metropolitan State University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).  

Monday, February 19. Lecture. Jennifer Evans, Professor of History, Carleton University (Ontario). "Pink Triangle Persecution: In History and Memory." 6:00pm, Founders Hall Auditorium, Metropolitan State University. Presented by Metropolitan State University, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). 

Friday, March 2. Lecture. Jonathan Green, Professor of German, University of North Dakota. "Prophets, Astrologers, and Radicals in Collision." 12:15pm, 710 Social Sciences.  Presented as part of the Remembering the Reformation series, made possible by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, in cosponsorship with the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Early Modern History, Religious Studies Program, Department of History, and Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

Tuesday, March 6. Lecture. Michael Rothberg, 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California - Los Angeles. "Inheritance Trouble: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance." 4:00 PM, 120 Andersen Library. Presented as part of the Seeking Refuge in a Changing World collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies, African Studies Initiative, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Immigration History Research Center.  

Thursday, March 8. Lecture. Susan Faludi, author. "The Darkroom of Identity." 12:00pm, Upson Room, Walter Library. Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Creative Writing Program and the Edelstein-Keller Endowment, Department of English, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Tuesday, March 20. Lecture. Vance Byrd, Professor of German, Grinnell College. "Panorama or Photography? Adalbert Stifter and Franz Stelzhamer’s Pictures from Everyday Life.” 4:00pm, Folwell 4Presented by the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for German and European Studies. 

Wednesday, March 21. Community Event. Literaturlenz book tour from the Goethe-Institut Chicago with German-language authors Robert Prosser (Austria), Ursula Fricker (Switzerland), Fatma Aydemir (Germany). 6:30pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Center for German and European Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

Friday, March 23. Lecture. Jonathan Lyon, Professor of History, University of Chicago. "The Place of Medieval History in Today's Academia." 12:00pm, 120 Andersen Library.  Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies as part of the 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies.
 
Friday, April 6. Lecture. David Price, Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University. “Why Did Judaism Survive in Early Modern Germany?” 12:15pm, 1210 Heller. Presented as part of the Remembering the Reformation series, made possible by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, in cosponsorship with the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Early Modern History, Religious Studies Program, Department of History, and Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.
 
Friday, April 13. Lecture. Karen Painter, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Minnesota. "Nazis Mourning and Music that Lies." 4:30pm, 235 Blegen Hall.  Presented by the Music and Sound Studies Graduate Student Group, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.
 

Thursday, April 19. Symposium. "Seeking Refuge in a Changing World" with keynote address by Maria Cristina Garcia, Professor of History, Cornell University. 9:00am-4:15pm, 120 Andersen Library.  Part of the Seeking Refuge in a Changing World collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies, African Studies Initiative, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Immigration History Research Center. 

 
Wednesday, April 25. Lecture. Sarah Oberbichler, PhD graduate student of History, University of Innsbruck and 2017-2018 BMWFW Austrian Graduate Fellow. "25 Years of Media Reporting on Immigration in Northern Italy (1990–2015)." 9:45am, Folwell 123. 
 
Monday, April 30. 2018 Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture. Fatma Müge Göçek, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan. "Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009." 7:00pm, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Presented by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Center for German and European Studies.