Discussion “The University—a Combat Zone” Panel IV – Open since and for how long?
In its exhibition “The University—a Combat Zone” from fall 2015, the Jewish Museum Vienna will look for the first time at the relationship between Jews and universities. In a four-part discussion, academics and eye witnesses will provide a foretaste of the subject matter.
The concept of an “open university” has been the subject of the discussion of education in Austria for decades. But how open can a university be? And what does the concept mean today in contrast to the interwar years, during which fascist thugs were tolerated and even supported by rectors? A discussion about the present and the past, about the USA and Europe, by Leon Botstein, president of Bard College in New York and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Barbara Blaha, former chair of the Austrian Students’ Union and founder of the MOMENTUM Congress, Linda Erker, modern historian specializing in universities in Vienna and Madrid between the wars, and Christian Fleck, professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, who specializes in expelled academics and the history of sociology in Austria.
Discussion in German
Free admission from 6.45 pm
Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +43 1 535 04 31 110
Photo: Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, 1925: Die schlagende jüdische Studentenverbindung Emunah, Wien 9, Servittengasse 4