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 2020 Program Calendar

Tuesday, January 28. Public lecture. "What the Miracle Means: Olympic Hockey and the Transformation of Sports in America and Central Europe." Bruce Berglund, historian, Gustavus Adolphus. 4:00pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Department of History.

Friday, February 21. Campus workshop. "Black Labor and Aid: Viennese Naturalists’ Reliance on Enslaved and Free Black Populations in Colonial Settings." Professor Heather Morrison, history, State University of New York at New Paltz.  2:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Space is limited; RSVP required for precirculated paper, with preference given to UMN registrants. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies in conjunction with the Atlantic Workshop Seminar.

Tuesday, February 25. Public lecture. "From Paris to Budapest (and back): French-Hungarian Cultural Transfers from the Nineteenth-Century to the Interwar Period." Professor Alexander Vari, history, Marywood University. 5:00pm, 28 Folwell HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies in conjunction with FREN 5350: Social Space and Everyday Life, cosponsored by the Department of French and Italian.

**CANCELED**
Wednesday, March 18
Gallery talk and reception. “Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture” exhibit organized by the Goldstein Museum of Design. Remarks by author Jane King Hession, historian and emeritus professor Gary Cohen, and Roy Close, son of Lisl and Win Close. 4:00pm, 225 Rapson HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Goldstein Museum of Design, cosponsored by the Department of History.

**MOVED TO ONLINE FORMAT**
Friday, April 3
Public lecture. "Alchemy, knowledge, and the digital humanities: Reimagining a seventeenth-century alchemical masterpiece." Professor Tara Nummedal, history, Brown University. 12:00pm, 1210 Heller HallRESCHEDULED from a later date. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Early Modern History, and Center for Medieval Studies, cosponsored by the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch.

**POSTPONED**
Friday, April 10
. Public lecture. "Perspectives for a Global Intellectual History." Professor Martin Mulsow, German, University of Erfurt.  12:00pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Early Modern History, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

**MOVED TO ONLINE FORMAT**
Monday, April 13
. Public lecture. "The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas.” Professor Janek Wasserman, history, University of Alabama. 6:00pm reception, 6:20pm lecture, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies in conjunction with HIST 3419: History of Capitalism, cosponsored by the Department of History.

**CANCELED**
Friday, April 24
Public lecture. "Dissemination and the Uses of the Jewish Past: The Role of The Present in the Production of History." Professor Magda Teter, history, Fordham University. 12:15pm.  Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

**CANCELED**
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3
Conference. "The YMCA and Relief for War Victims during WWI." 120 Andersen LibraryOrganized by PhD graduate student Dylan Mohr (cultural studies and comparative literature) together with Lena Radauer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), in conjunction with the exhibition running March 23 - June 12 at Andersen Library, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.