Austrian Studies 25: Celebrations. Festkultur in Austria

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Austrian Studies 25: Celebrations. Festkultur in Austria

  • Thu 9 Jun 2016
  • 7:00PM
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To mark the 25th issue of the journal Austrian Studies, the ACF London invites you to a celebratory reception. Guest speakers examine the cultural practices surrounding anniversaries and festivals in Austria and the UK.

Gudrun Swoboda (Curator and researcher, Art History Museum KHM, Vienna): Feste feiern! Celebrating 125 years of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna How does and how should a major Austrian cultural institution celebrate its own jubilee? A presentation of some of the stunning festive objects and images currently on display at this anniversary exhibition. 

Mark Evans (Senior Curator of Paintings, V&A): Some British jubilees 1769-2016 Why and how do we celebrate national anniversaries? Commemorative artefacts and depictions of jubilees, presented in the context of British history.

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Conference: Celebrations. Festkultur in Austria

Thursday 9 June – Friday 10 June

Austrian Festkultur – from Habsburg court ritual to the media spectacles of the present day, from Volksfeste to festivals of high culture and classical music – offers a broad field of enquiry. This conference, organised by the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, London, in conjunction with the University of Kent and the MHRA, marks the publication of the 25th anniversary issue of Austrian Studies.

Organisers: Deborah Holmes (Salzburg), Florian Krobb (Maynooth) and Heide Kunzelmann (Kent/IMLR, London)

Speakers include: Andrew Barker (Edinburgh), Judith Beniston (London), Allyson Fiddler (Lancaster), Robert Knight (Loughborough), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Sigurd Paul Scheichl (Innsbruck), W.E. Yates (Exeter)

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Advance registration required (closing date: 31 May 2016)