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Fall 2015 Events

In addition to welcoming new CAS Director, Howard Louthan, we have some exciting programming on the calendar for Fall semester:

  • Sunday, September 13. Community Event. LISA PESCHEL, theatre history, University of York."Translating Terezín," a talk about the challenges of translating Jewish humor in the Terezín Ghetto for modern audiences. To follow 2:00 p.m. matinee performance of WHY WE LAUGH at Open Eye Theatre, Minneapolis.
  • 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.
  • Thursday, September 24. Film screening and discussion. WALTER MANOSCHEK, filmmaker, University of Vienna. If that's true then I'm a murderer! (2012) 4:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall.
  • Monday, September 28. Lecture. PETER KREČIČ on Slovenian Architect Jože Plečnik. 6:00 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall.
  • Tuesday, October 13. Artist talk and scholarly roundtable discussion. DANIEL BLAUFUKS, Lisbon-based German-Jewish media artist. "Als Ob / As If" Featuring UMN faculty members Gary Cohen (History, former CAS Director), Paula Rabinowitz (English), Alice Lovejoy (Cultural Studied and Comparative Literature), and Leslie Morris (German, Scandinavian and Dutch). 5:30 p.m., Weisman Art Museum.
  • Thursday, November 5. Kann Memorial Lecture. PATRICK GEARY, 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, December 3. Lecture. MONICA BRIZEI, history, University of Vienna.
    "Professors and Scholars: Networks and Knowledge at the University of Vienna, 1365-1450." 4:00 p.m. 1210 Heller Hall.