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Spring 2016

Thursday, February 4. Lecture. Jeanne Grant, history, Metropolitan State Univesity. "The Many Lives of Jan Hus and Hussitism in Biographies and Appropriations." 4:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Center for Medieval Studies.

Monday, February 15. Lecture. Martin Baresch, economics, University of Linz, BMWFW visiting fellow, University of Minnesota. "Fighting Climate Change? Environmental Economics and the Green Paradox." 12:00 p.m., 113 Folwell Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.

Friday, March 4. Community event. Literaturlenz book tour from the Goethe-Institut Chicago featuring Vea Kaiser reading exceprts from her novel Oompah Pop, and Christopher Kloeble reading excerpts from his novel Almost Everything Very Fast. 4:30 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, and the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.

Sunday, March 20. Community event. Schubertiade featuring music of Franz Schubert, Johann Albrechtsberger and Johannes Brahms by members of The Schubert Trio and Friend. Evening event, Art Gallery of the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

Wednesday, March 23. Lecture. Christopher R. Friedrichs, history, University of British Columbia. "House-Destruction as a Ritual of Punishment: Central Europe and Beyond, 1520-1760." 11:45 a.m., (Location TBD). Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History.

Friday, April 1. Lecture. James V.H. Melton, history, Emory University. "The Salzburgers and 18th Century German Immigration to North America." 12:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History, and the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World.

Friday, April 15. Lecture. Aviva Rothman, social sciences, the University of Chicago. "Johannes Kepler and the Harmonic Ideal." 12:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center for Early Modern History, and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

Tuesday, April 19. Lecture. Edith Sheffer, history, Stanford University. "Origins of Autism in the Third Reich." 4:00 p.m., (Location TBD). Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Tuesday, April 26. Lecture. Friedrich Schneider, environmental economics, University of Linz. 4:00 p.m., (Location TBD).

Friday, May 6. Lecture. Dominique Reill, history, University of Miami, "An Adriatic Community: A Legacy or a Lie?" 1:30 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. Sponsored by Mediterranean Collaborative, Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, Center for Early Modern Studies, Center for Medieval Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, James Ford Bell Library, Department of History, Deinard Chair, and CLA.

Fall 2015

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.

Friday, October 23. Lecture. Dean N. Krouk, Scandinavian studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison. "Sex and Patriarchy in Sigurd Hoel's Psychoanalytic Anti-Fascism." 12:00 p.m., 113 Folwell Hall, Univesity of Minnesota. Presented by the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch; cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.

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, Vienna University of Technology, Fulbright Visiting Professor, geography University of Minnesota. “Is There a “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, Institut d'Histoire et Recherche des Textes, Paris. “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.