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Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (Reception), 6:30 p.m. (Program) - Bearing Witness 70 Years After the Liberation of Auschwitz: Featuring Artist Felix de la Concha's "Portraits and Conversations with Survivors of the Shoah" A multi-media art project that delves into the act of bearing witness. Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, - Riverview Gallery, Weisman Art Museum

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 4:00 pm - The Bakken Trio and Friends. A performance of Arnold Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), introduced by Prof. Michael Cherlin, UMN School of Music.  Discussion to follow led by Michael Cherlin. Cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study - Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Auditorium 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - Christian Karner, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. "Signs of the Nation: Resisting Globalization?" - 710 Social Sciences, West Bank

Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30pm - Schubertiade featuring music of Franz Schubert, Johann Albrechtsberger and Johannes Brahms by members of The Schubert Trio and Friends: Daria Adams (violin), Johanna Torbenson (viola), Thomas Rosenberg (cello), and Daniel Rieppel (piano and host). Art Gallery of the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 pm - Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, Univ. of Texas, Austin: "Emperor Rudolf II and the Mysterious Obsession of Collecting" - 1210 Heller Hall, West Bank

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 pm - John-Paul Himka, Professor of History and Classics, University of Alterta: "Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The reception of the Holocaust in post-communist Europe" - Best Buy Theater, Northrop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30 pm - Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History, Univ. of Pennsylvania:"Maximilian I, Charles V, and the Formation of the Habsburg Monarchy"-1210 Heller Hall, West Bank

Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:15 pm - Jessica Keating, Assistant Professor of Art History, Carleton College: "Collecting Exotica at Early Modern Habsburg Courts" (Co-sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History, and Dept. of Art History) -1210 Heller Hall, West Bank

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 pm - Eike D. Schmidt, James Ford BellCurator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts: "Empire & Enlightenment: Sculpture and Decorative Arts in 18th-Century Vienna" - 1210 Heller Hall, West Bank

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm - Yehudit Shendar, Retired Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yahad Vashem: "The Insatiable Pursuit of Art: Nazi Art Looting - Perpetrators, Victims, Provenance Researchers" - Weisman Art Museum (co-sponsored)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 pm - Irmgard Wetzstein, Journalism, University of Vienna: "Debating Alternative Gender Identitites in Austria: the Case of the Viennese Life Ball 2014" - 710 Social Sciences, West Bank

Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:15 pm - Thomas Wallnig, History, University of Vienna, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University: "Critical Monks: The German Benedictines, 1680-1740" (Co-sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History) - 1210 Heller Hall, West Bank

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Teacher Workshop on World War I in the Classroom and the Armenian Genocide. Held jointly by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - 1210 and 1229 Heller Hall, West Bank

Thursday, April 30th, 4:00 pm – Carl Neumayr, BMWF Fellow: "Professor as Profession: A Review of Faculty Surveys, 1960s-Present" - 710 Social Sciences, West Bank

Friday-Sunday, May 15th-17th - Symposium "Gender and Global Warfare in the 20th Century" (co-sponsored)