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.

Special Spring 2019 Opportunity: Climate in Motion Reading Group
The Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) and Center for Early Modern History (CEMH) are pleased to cosponsor a reading group in Spring semester to discuss Deborah Coen’s 2018 book Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale (University of Chicago Press). Over the course of the semester, the reading group will meet to discuss Cohen’s fascinating look into how Habsburg empire politics helped shape modern climate science. To join, email the group coordinator, CEMH Research Affiliate, Travis Wilds at tbwilds@umn.edu

Spring 2019 Schedule

Thursday, February 14. Lecture. Barbara Falk, political science, Canadian Forces College. 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Thursday, February 21. Lecture. Marcela Perett, history, philosophy, and religious studies, North Dakota State University. “Late Medieval Populism: Toward a New Understanding of Lollard and Hussite Movements." 4:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Center for Medieval Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Wednesday, March 13. Lecture. Gary Cohen, history, University of Minnesota. “Thinking about the Afterlife of the Habsburg Monarchy.” 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Tuesday, March 26. Lecture. Joshua Teplitsky, history, Stony Brook University. "How One Collector Built History's Most Remarkable Jewish Library: David Oppenheim (1664-1736), Chief Rabbi of Prague and Prince of the Press." 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Thursday, April 4. Community Event. Literaturlenz book tour from the Goethe-Institut Chicago with German-language authors. 6:00pm, Location TBD. Presented by the Center for German and European Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch.

Tuesday, April 9. Lecture. Philipp Ther, Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna, and Visiting Fellow visiting fellow at the Remarque Institute at New York University. “The History of Refugees in an Enlarged Europe.” 4:30pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Department of History, Immigration History Research Center, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for German and European Studies, and Institute for Global Studies.

Friday, April 26. Keynote lecture. Max Bergholz, Associate Professor of History, Concordia University (Montreal). “Histories of Violence Without Borders." 12:15pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Mediterranean Collaborative and the Center for Early Modern History, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.