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Simon Wiesenthal Lectures

 

The series of Simon Wiesenthal Lectures have been held in collaboration with the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW) and the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna since 2007, when the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies was yet being established. As an important strand of the task of education on recent academic insights in the fields of Holocaust research or Holocaust and genocide studies, they have developed into the VWI's education flagship.

The lectures take place regularly every six to eight weeks. The lectures are held in order to present the most recent research insights on the Holocaust with the help of renowned scholars to a professional audience as well as a broader public, providing for the impressive spectrum of this discipline, its numerous questions and issues ranging from empirical-analytical historiography to topics of cultural science, and including young scholars as well as established academics.

Our cooperation partner The Austrian State Archive has since June 2010 provided us with the perfect location of our lectures: the rooftop foyer of the „Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv“ at Minoritenplatz in Vienna. This location at the rear facade of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria can tell a symbolic tale of a small part of the history of the reappraisal of the Holocaust in Austria: After all, it had been marginalised for decades, just like its immediate historical antecedent, Austrian antisemitism, was: cut out of its own history and with its reappraisal shoved aside for victims and their descendants to deal with. This has only changed in recent times. The Shoah has at the same time been moved closer and closer to the centre of Austrian historical awareness. It has slowly emerged from the repressed periphery and out of the realm of taboo and silence into the focus of understanding of Austria's most recent history. Thus, the Simon Wiesenthal lectures are held at a place that represents the symbolic and real centre of the Republic and is at the same time also an instance of this turn in the Austrian perception of its own history.

 

 

Simon Wiesenthal Lecture
14. November 2017
23. March 2017
23. February 2017
19. January 2017
17. November 2016
20. October 2016
23. June 2016
19. May 2016
10. March 2016
18. February 2016
14. January 2016
11. January 2016
26. November 2015
22. October 2015
11. June 2015
23. April 2015
19. March 2015
19. February 2015
11. December 2014
20. November 2014
23. October 2014
12. June 2014
08. May 2014
13. March 2014
23. January 2014
12. December 2013
07. November 2013
03. October 2013
13. June 2013
04. April 2013
14. March 2013
14. February 2013
07. February 2013
13. December 2012
15. November 2012
18. October 2012
14. June 2012
24. May 2012
22. March 2012
16. February 2012
15. December 2011
24. November 2011
13. October 2011
22. September 2011
16. June 2011
19. May 2011
07. April 2011
16. December 2010
04. November 2010
28. September 2010
10. June 2010
26. May 2009
18. December 2008
13. May 2008
08. March 2007



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