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Tuesday, May 23

Opening at VGA

10:00am  Welcome with Michaela Maier & Georg Spitaler (VGA)

10:15am-12:00pm  Panel I: “Socialism, Catholicism and Empire from Interwar to Postwar”

  • Chair: Michaela Maier
  • Alfred Pfoser (Vienna): “The Imperial Memory from Red Vienna to the Postwar Years”
  • Dieter A. Binder (Karl-Franzens-University Graz): “Pietas Austriaca? The Imperial Legacy in Postwar Austria”
  • Commentator: Martina Steer

12:00pm Light Lunch

1:00-3:30pm  Panel 2: “Survival Across the Iron Curtain? The Imperial Legacy in Postwar Eastern Europe”

  • Chair: Deirdre White (Duke University)
  • Charlotte Natmeßnig (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Andreas Weigl (Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna): “Economic Networks across the Iron Curtain”
  • Werner Michael Schwarz (Wien Museum): “Galician Traces in Postwar Poland”
  • Cristina Florea (Harvard University): “Empire as a Way of Life and its Aftermath in Bukovina”
  • Commentator: Peter Eigner (University of Vienna)

Location: Wien Museum

4:30pm  Greeting: Matti Bunzl (Wien Museum)

4:35-6:15pm  Panel 3: “Discovering Fin-de-siècle Vienna, Forgetting the Monarchy?”

  • Chair: Deborah Holmes (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg)
  • Anson Rabinbach (Princeton University): “Carl Schorske and the American Imagination of Vienna 1900”
  • Heidemarie Uhl (Austrian Academy of Sciences): “Traum und Wirklichkeit: The Austrian Invention of Vienna 1900”
  • Commentator: Sylvia Mattl-Wurm (Vienna City Library)

6:15pm  Break

6:30-7:00pm  Key Note: “Malachi Hacohen (Duke University): Empire, Socialism & Jews: Rewriting the Monarchy into Austrian History”

  • Chair: Wolfgang Maderthaner

7:00-8:00pm  Roundtable 1: “Empire, Socialism & Jews”

  • Moderator: Ingo Zechner (LBIGG)
  • Erhard Busek (Vienna), Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi (Vienna), Helmut Konrad (Karl-Franzens-University Graz), Doron Rabinovici (Vienna)
Wednesday, May 24

Location: IFK

10:15am  IFK Welcome: Thomas Macho (IFK)

10:30am-12:00pm  Roundtable 2: “Metropole Wien: The Socialist Fin-de-siècle”

  • Moderator: Georg Spitaler (VGA)
  • Lisa Fischer (Vienna), Gerhard Meißl (Vienna), Roman Horak (University of Applied Arts)

12.00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-3:00pm  Panel 4: “Bruno Kreisky: Der letzte Kaiser?”

  • Chair: Lisa Fischer (Vienna)
  • Andreas Weigl (Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna): “Kreisky’s Central Europe: Foreign Policy and Austrian Imperial Management”
  • Oliver Rathkolb (University of Vienna): “From Revolutionary Socialism to the Imperial Legacy: Kreisky as a Jewish Remigré”
  • Comment: Maria Mesner (Kreisky Archive)

3:00pm  Coffee Break

3:30-5:00pm  Roundtable 3: “The Imperial Legacy and Contemporary Europe”

  • Moderator: Malachi Hacohen (Duke University)
  • Jakub Beneš (University of Oxford)
  • Georg Spitaler (VGA)
  • Saskia Stachowitsch (University of Vienna)
  • Leslie Topp (Birbeck, University of London)

5:00-5:30pm  Concluding Comment and Discussion

  • Malachi Hacohen (Duke University) and Audience