Sunday, September 13. Community event. Lisa Peschel, theatre history, University of York, England. “Translating Terezín,” about the challenges involved in translating the humor of Jewish Ghetto prisoners into English. Q & A to follow 2:00 p.m. matinee performance of Why We Laugh, Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 East 24th St., Minneapolis, 612-874-6338. Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies.
Wednesday, September 16. Lecture. Benjamin Frommer, history, Northwestern University. “The Last Jews: Intermarried Families in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.” 4:00 p.m., 710 Social Sciences. Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies.
Thursday, September 24. Film screening and discussion. If That’s True, Then I’m a Murderer! Adolf Storms and the Massacre of Hungarian Jews in Deutsch Schuetzen (2012). Postscreening discussion led by filmmaker Walter Manoschek, University of Vienna. 4:00 p.m.,1210 Heller Hall. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.
Monday, September 28. Lecture. Peter Krečič, architectural history, University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia). “Jože Plečnik, Slovenian Seccesionist Architect.” 6:00 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota. Presented by the College of Design, University of St. Thomas’ Art History Department, and The Twin Cities Slovenians; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.
Tuesday, October 13. Artist talk and scholarly roundtable discussion. Daniel Blaufuks, Lisbon-based German Jewish media artist. Featuring UMN faculty members Gary Cohen (History, former CAS Director), Paula Rabinowitz (English), Alice Lovejoy (Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature), and Leslie Morris (German, Scandinavian and Dutch); and David Harris (RIMON: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council). 5:30 p.m., Weisman Art Museum. Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and others.
Thursday, October 15. Film installation. Als Ob / As if (2015), about the Czech city of Terezín / WWII Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt. 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Weisman Art Museum. Coffee with the director Daniel Blaufuks, 10:00–11:30 a.m., Weisman Art Museum. Additional support provided by the College of Liberal Arts.
Thursday, November 5. Kann Memorial Lecture. Patrick Geary, history, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. “Austria, the Writing of History, and the Search for European Identity.” 4:00–5:30 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall.
Thursday, November 19. Lecture. Judith Eiblmayr, architecture, University of Vienna, Fulbright Visiting Professor, geography University of Minnesota. “Is There the “Perfect” Town? The Rational Grid and the Medieval Maze—Two Systems of Urbanization.” 4:00 p.m., 710 Social Sciences.
Thursday, December 3. Lecture. Monica Brinzei, history, University of Vienna. “Professors and Scholars: Networks and Knowledge at the University of Vienna, 1365-1450.” 4:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies; cosponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the Center for Modern Greek Studies.