Events

FEATURING Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie, Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com. The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking picture, he plays a Jewish barber and his double, the dictator Adenoid Hynkel. As Hynkel and his henchmen engineer the persecution of Jews and the invasion of a neighboring nation, the amnesiac barber may be […]

After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a “spearhead” of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons to the Arab states at war with Israel and to the Palestine Liberation Organization and its affiliates engaged in terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians. In West Germany, the Red Army Faction and the Revolutionary Cells organization also collaborated with […]

Migration is the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European Union today. It is closely linked to questions of (national) identity, social pluralism, and diversity. The talk focuses on Austria as an example and puts the current so-called „refugee crisis“ in the context of the broader history of the postwar Austrian Republic. It discusses the status of migration in the hegemonic collective memory and the challenges it poses for historiography.

Gisela Striker will present the Howison lecture on April 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm. Her lecture is titled "Cicero’s De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. (Please note start time.) About the Lecture Professor Striker will show how the Stoic philosopher Panaetius, on whose work Cicero based his own treatise, actually presented what might be seen as a complete version of Stoic ethics without the theological and cosmological elements for which Cicero and other Stoics are sometimes criticized. About Gisela Striker Gisela Striker […]

Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz. During his student years, he was active as a flautist in numerous ensembles and orchestras (including with Klangforum Wien from 1989-92). In 1990, he and Florian E. Müller co-founded the ensemble neue musik – wien, which performs a wide variety of new works, […]