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Workshops & Conventions


The research plans and projects of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) require continuous discussion and in-depth academic consideration and fine-tuning.


The VWI workshops provide a forum for the in-depth discussion of the core research areas of the institute. These are determined by the International Academic Advisory Board in its position paper and in its recommendations, while the VWI also independently elaborates, formulates, and executes themes, ideas, and concepts. Externals experts are also frequently involved in the conceptualisation of workshops, with their academic institutions then moreover serving as partner organisations in the concrete event.


The format employed since 2011 – the date of the first VWI workshop – of employing a range of presentations partly solicited through a Call for Papers and partly through invitations extended to renowned experts for individual panels or as keynotes has proven most productive.


Beyond this, the VWI also involves itself financially or in content and organisation with various conferences which correlate with the profile of the institute.



Collective Violence, Antisemitism and Social Conflict in Modern Eastern Europe

Monday, 22. January 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) 1010 Wien, Rabensteig 3, Research Lounge


Collective Violence, Antisemitism and Modernity

Pavel Kolář (European University Institute, Florence), State Violence in Peaceful Times
Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York), In the Aftermath: Anti-Jewish Violence in Eastern Galicia in the Summer and Spring of 1944
Michal Frankl (Masaryk Institute, Prague), Performing Citizenship of a Nation State? Anti-Jewish Riots in Prague, 1918-1919
Vassili Schedrin (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario), Theatre as Politics in Stalin’s USSR. Case of Solomon Mikhoels (1890-1948)

Discussion and debate

Post-1945 Antisemitism (Research Reports from Participants of the Collective Project)

Valentin Sandulescu (University of Bucharest), Romania
Péter Apor (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), Hungary
Ivica Búmová (Comenius University, Bratislava) and Michala Lončiková (Comenius University, Bratislava), Slovakia
Tamás Kende (Budapest/Kisoroszi), The USSR

Discussant: Jan C. Behrends (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam)

Organised by the project group “Post-WWII Antisemitic Pogroms in East and East Central Europe: Collective Violence and Popular Culture”

Funded by:

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