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Renowned historian Carl E. Schorske, author of the groundbreaking book Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1981) passed away on September 13, 2015, at the age of 100. The fall 2015 Austrian Studies Newsmagazine will carry an appreciation of his life and work. We offer condolences to his family and many friends.
Howard Louthan, incoming Director of the Center for Austrian Studies, has arrived and is settling in here in Minnesota. We are looking forward to a dynamic season with him at the helm, and many seasons to follow.
In addition to welcoming new CAS Director, Howard Louthan, we have some exciting programming on the calendar for Fall semester. Check out our Calendar for full Fall events.
Daniel Blaufuks is an acclaimed artist working in Lisbon and exhibiting internationally. His exhibition, "All the Memoryof the World, Part One," has as its theme the creation of memory through media. In other words: the use of film and photography to create memories, even memories that are actually fictional. Please read more about this exhibition here.
At the center of the exhibition is "Als Ob / As If," a monumental 4-hour film installation. In Als Ob, Blaufuks combines footage he shot in 2014 in the Czech city of Terezín, which was formerly the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt, with footage from Nazi propaganda films and Hollywood drama.
Tuesday, October 13
5:30 - 7:30 PM, Weisman Art Museum
Artist talk and scholarly roundtable discussion on the role of photography, film and art in the preservation and creation of new forms of Holocaust memory
Panel to include University of Minnesota faculty Gary Cohen (History), Paula Rabinowitz (English), Alice Lovejoy (CulturalStudies and Comparative Literature), and Leslie Morris (German, Scandinavian and Dutch); and DavidHarris, Executive Director of RIMON: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis JewishFederation
Thursday, October 15
10:00 - 11:30 AM , Weisman Art Museum
Coffee with the Artist
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Weisman Art Museum
Als Ob / As If Film installation on the Czech city of Terezín / WWII Jewish camp-ghetto of Theresienstadt
Events organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with co-sponsorship by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.