Past Conferences and Symposia
This list of our scholarly conferences shows the extent of the Center's intellectual reach, and demonstrates the contribution of our conferences to published scholarship.
2018: Early Modern War and the Formation of Europe. Co-organized by the Center for German and European Studies and the Center for Early Modern History. This event was made possible by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
2018: Authority and Power: Religion, Society and Politics in Central Europe.
2017: History & Culture in Central Europe During the Long 18th Century.
2016: Religious Culture and Social Change in Central Europe ca. 1400-1600.
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**
2006: Religion and Authority in Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Part II: Intellectual and Theological Developments. Held at the University of Alberta; cosponsored with the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta.*
2006: Religion and Authority in Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Part I: Political and Social Developments. Cosponsored with the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta.*
2003: Embodiments of Power: Building Baroque Cities in Austria and Europe. Cosponsored with the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta.*
2002: The Environment and Sustainable Development in the New Central Europe: Austria and Its Neighbors*
2001: Nationalist Myths and Pluralist Realities in Central Europe. Held at the University of Alberta; cosponsored with the Canadian Centre for Austrian and Central European Studies.
2000: Dilemmas of East Central Europe: Nationalism, Dictatorship, and the Search for Identity. A symposium honoring István Deák. Held at Columbia University; cosponsored with the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Department of History.*
1999: Creating the Other: The Causes and Dynamics of Nationalism, Ethnic Enmity and Racism in Central and Eastern Europe*
1997: The Great Tradition: Dramatic and Musical Arts in Austrian and Central European Society*
1996: Austria and the New Europe
1995: Beyond Vienna 1900: Rethinking Culture in Central Europe, 1867-1939*
1994: A Small State in the Shadow of a Superpower: Austria and the United States Since 1945*
1993: The End of the Cold War and Small European States: European Reintegration and Institution-Building in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, and Hungary. Cosponsored with the Center for European Studies and the Institute of International Studies at the University of Minnesota.*
1992: The End of the Cold War and Four Small European Democracies: Security Policy in Austria, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Cosponsored with the Institute of International Studies and the Center for European Studies at the University of Minnesota.
1992: The Economic Future of Central Europe: Lessons and Legacies from the Past*
1991: Colloquium: The State and Society in Early Modern Austria*
1991: Women in Austria*
1990: Great Power Ethnic Politics: The Habsburg Empire and the Soviet Union*
1989: The European Peasant Family and Economy. Cosponsored with the University of Minnesota Department of History.*
1989: Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1790-1815*
1988: Austria, 1938-1988: Anschluß and Fifty Years*
1987: Tenth Anniversary Celebration
1986: Jews in Austria
1985: Science and Technology: Austria and the United States
1984: Austrian Social Democracy, 1918-1934. Held at Harvard University; cosponsored by the Harvard Department of History.
1984: 300th Anniversary of the Siege of Vienna by the Turks. Held at Indiana University; cosponsored by the Indiana Department of History.
1984: Austria, the United States, and Global Communications
1983: Regions and Regionalism in Austria
1982: Austria Since 1955
1981: Austria: Time of Troubles, 1938-45
1980: Revolution in Austria: 1848
1979: Austria Between the Wars
1978: Austria Since 1945*
* 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.