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Welcome Howard Louthan! Louthan

Howard Louthan, incoming Director of the Center for Austrian Studies, arrived in August and is quickly learning about the university and about Minnesota. (He has not yet experienced our legendary cold weather.) The fall slate of events has been a dynamic one, and Howard is hard at work planning 2016 events—in the spring semester and beyond.

Fall 2015 Events

CAS still has a few more exciting exciting events on the calendar for Fall semester. Check out our Calendar for full Fall events.

Fall 2015 Austrian Studies Newsmagazine is here!

The latest ASN was printed early last week. It may already be in your mailbox . . . if you live in Minnesota. Those who live a little father away can peruse a PDF version online on our website. We've even posted it with a color version of the black and white cover you'll get on the front of your paper copy.

December 3: Professors and Scholars: Networks and Knowledge at the University of Vienna, 1365-1450

Monica Brinzei

Thursday, December 3
1210 Heller Hall
Monica Brinzei,
Institut d'Histoire et Recherche des Textes, Paris
"Professors and Scholars: Networks and Knowledge at the University of Vienna, 1365-1450"

2015 marks the 650th anniversary of the founding of the University of Vienna. Historian Monica Brinzei will present Nicholas of Dinkelsbühl, one of the main figures of the first generation of professors from this university, as a guide to this new academic milieu. She will demonstrate how the main philosophical genre of the medieval university, commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, can help us better understand the production of knowledge inside of the University of Vienna. As she compares Viennese commentaries with the scholarly tradition of the University of Paris, the audience will see what was actually new at the new University of Vienna.