An introduction to the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna, one of the birthplaces of Modernism. The work of writers, artists and architects, composers, and thinkers in various fields will be studied against the background of the political and social history of the last years of the Habsburg Monarchy.
The history and culture of Vienna may be perceived as emblems of the history and culture of European civilization. One might even see Vienna as that civilization writ small and therefore intensified, its positive and negative characteristics somehow magnified because of that condensation. The center of the western civilized world from the baroque era on, it became the home of some of the greatest movements in music, architecture, art, literature and social and political upheaval as well as the center of the largest European empire in history.
Exhibition: Berg, Wittgenstein, Zuckerkandl: Central Figures of Viennese Modernism
Vienna, Literaturmuseum, Grillparzerhaus, Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Vienna
22 March 2018—17 February 2019
David Brodbeck. Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 365 pp. £34.49 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-199-36270-7.
Workshop - Report
Vienna 1900: Current Discourses on Fin-de-siècle Vienna
International Center, University of New Orleans (UNO)
October 24-25, 2016
Author: Rapporteur Tobias Auböck (New Orleans, 2. Nov. 2016)
- Center Austria: The Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies, UNO
- Haus der Geschichte, Vienna