New Volume: Empire and (Post-) Colonialism
A new special issue of the Journal of Austrian Studies has just been published, the first of two volumes dedicated to “New Directions in Austrian Studies” in which I served as the guest editor: Journal of Austrian Studies 56/2 (Summer 2023), Special Issue: Empire and (Post-)Colonialism in Austrian Studies, 146 pp.
School Visit: Gymnasium Zwettl
In May 2023, I visited the Gymnasium Zwettl to talk to Year 7 pupils in history and English about the experiences of Jewish Austrians who were forced to flee to America under National Socialism. The visit took place in my capacity as a Young Science Ambassador as part of the Trust in Science and Democracy programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. A report about my visit can be read here.
New Research Project: Antisemitism in Austria
As of March 2023, I am working as a research assoicate at the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on Vienna on a project dedicated to contemporary antisemitism in Austria and its impact on the Jewish population.
Until February 2024
Exhibition: Die Erinnerung wohnt in allen Dingen
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its founding, the Exilbibliothek in the Literaturhaus in Vienna is showing an exhibition (curated by Veronika Zwerger) of thirty selected objects from the library archives relating to Austrians forced into exile under National Socialism, entitled “Die Erinnerung wohnt in allen Dingen: 30 Jahre Österreichische Exilbibliothek” (Memory Lives in all Things: 30 Years of the Austrian Exile Library). I was invited to present one of these objects, a diary by then-teenager Kurt Weinberg (1924–1994), who fled over land to Palestine, fought in the British Army, and eventually moved to the United States, where he lived with his family in San Francisco. My segment is entitled “Glücklich ist wer vergisst, was nicht mehr zu ändern ist”: Kurt Weinbergs große Fahrt ins Ungewisse (“Happy is He who Forgets what Can No Longer be Changed”: Kurt Weinberg’s Great Voyage into Uncertainty). The exhibition can be viewed at the Literaturhaus Wien until 1 February 2024. Read more about it here.