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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Friday, September 20Lecture. "Reimagining the History of Climate Science." Deborah Coen, history, Yale University. 3:35pm, 101 Tate HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies and the History of Science and Technology Program, cosponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World.

Tuesday, October 1Workshop. “Habsburg Urbanisms: Eastern European Architectural History” with architectural historians Kimberly Zarecor and Vladimir Kulic from Iowa State University, Bruce Berglund, Gustavus Adolphus, and Eva Špacková, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. 1:30pm, 435 Blegen Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Monday, October 14Lecture. “Shame, Sympathy, and the History of Illegitimacy in Vienna, 1880-1930.” Britta McEwen, history, Creighton University. 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Thursday, October 24Lecture. "Incremental Love: Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012)." Eugenie Brinkema, contemporary literature and media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 3:30pm, Crosby Seminar Room, 240 NorthropPresented by the Institute for Advanced Study, the Moving Image & Media Studies Graduate Group, and the Center for German and European Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Friday, November 1Lecture. “Ottoman Vienna: An Urban History of the 18th-century Habsburg Monarchy.” David Do Paço, history, Sciences Po University, Paris. 12:15pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Early Modern History, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Tuesday, November 535th Annual Kann Memorial Lecture. "Maria Theresa and the Love of her Subjects." Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Professor of History and Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. 4:00pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies, with the support of individual donors to the Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture fund, cosponsored by the Department of History.

Wednesday, November 20Lecture. “Negotiating Faith, Religious Consent and Peacemaking in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe.” Christina Traxler, history, University of Vienna and UMN Fulbright Visiting Scholar (Fall 2019). 12:20pm, 155 Blegen Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Wednesday, December 4Brown Bag Lecture. “Studying World War I through Emperors, Peasants, and Immigrants.” Kenneth Janda, Emeritus Professor, political science, Northwestern University. 11:15am, 120 Blegen Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.