Events Archive

Past events are recorded here from 2003 until 2010 inclusive.  All events that have taken place since this time can be found in our events calendar under the heading Events.

March 2011

9 March 2011

LECTURE: "Rage, Grief, and Moral Claims: Enacting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among War Veterans in Bosnia” by Jaroslav Klepal, Czech Research Associate

December 2010

12 December 2010
CONCERT: “Silent Night” the Wirth Institute’s annual Christmas concert - Celebrating 10 years! Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, 3:00 PM

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November 2010

26 November 2010
LECTURE: “Austria and the creation of Albania in 1913” by Robert Austin, University of Toronto, Senate Chamber, Arts Building

19 November 2010
LECTURE: “Raoul Heinrich Francé and Early 20th Century Central European Biocentrism” by Oliver Botar, University of Manitoba. The annual Central European Art History Lecture mounted in cooperation with the Department of Art and Design

14 November 2010
CONCERT: “Chopin for Three” with Magdalena Adamek, piano, Tanya Prochazka, cello and Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, violin. Muttart Hall, Alberta College (Grant MacEwan) 10050 MacDonald Dr. Presented in conjunction with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton (part of the Institute’s “Year of Chopin” celebration

9 November 2010
CEREMONY: Agreement signing and flag presentation ceremony marking the adhesion of the Republic of Croatia to the family of countries supporting the Wirth Institute, with Croatian and Provincial Dignitaries in attendance. 3:00PM
For more information contact the Wirth Institute.

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October 2010

27 October 2010
RECITAL: “Chopin in Bohemia” Martin Kasik, piano . Convocation Hall, University of Alberta. Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU)

24 October 2010
CONCERT: annual Alberta Baroque concert of Central European composers.
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 3:00 PM - 10209 123 Street
Presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble

21 October 2010
LECTURE: “Antisemitism and the Holocaust,” by Doris Bergen, University of Toronto. The annual Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture - 5:30PM - CCIS 1-440 (see map)

15-16 October 2010
CONFERENCE: “Austrian Views on Experts and Epistemic Monopolies” the Wirth Institute’s biennial Austrian School of Economics Conference, Harbour Centre Campus of Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) PROGRAMME

1-2 October 2010
CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP: “Transcending Fratricide in the Balkans” workshop, Senate Chamber, Arts Building. Presented in conjunction with the Balkan Monthly Interdisciplinary Series

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September 2010

30 September 2010
CEREMONY: Agreement signing and flag presentation ceremony marking the adhesion of the Republic of Croatia to the family of countries supporting the Wirth Institute.
POSTPONED

24 September 2010
MASTER CLASS: with Deen Larsen, Director, Franz Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria, Lecture topic and times TBA
1-29 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 9:30 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

23 September 2010
LECTURE: "Colour of Voicing and Performing Lieder" by Deen Larsen, Director, Franz Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria,
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 9:30 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

22 September 2010
LECTURE: "Spells and Visitations in Lieder" by Deen Larsen, Director, Franz Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria,
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 11:30 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

17-18 September 2010
Austrian Science Talk 2010: “Die Globalisierung von Wissenschaft und Technologie: Chancen und Herausforderungen in Österreich,” (PanPacific Hotel, Vancouver)
Click HERE for more information

12 September 2010
RECITAL: “From Zelazowa Wola to Paris.” A Chopin piano recital and multimedia performance with Zuzana Simurdova and Mikolaj Warszynski, piano.
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, 7:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with Mazurka Music (part of the Institute’s “Year of Chopin” celebration)

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April 2010

16 April 2010
LECTURE: “Let Me Tell You a Story: Of Maps and Places in North American Fiction”,
by Katrin Fennesz, Austrian Doctoral Research Fellow from the University of Vienna
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00 PM

11 April 2010
LECTURE: “Genocide in a Multiethnic Town: Event, Origins, Aftermath.” The annual ‘Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture’ by Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Professor of History and Professor of German Studies at Brown University. Tory Lecture Theatre 11 - 6:00 PM

07 April 2010
LECTURE: "The shadow of a father - The Esterházy saga as cultural memory of Central Europe and the postcommunist reality", by Fülöp Éva, Hungarian Doctoral Research Fellow. Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00 PM

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March 2010

30 March 2010
LECTURE: "European Identities in Central Europe: Hopes and disappointments", by Pál Tamás, Director of the Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 2:00 PM

29 March 2010
LECTURE: "Ideology in Central Europe: The Case of the Czech Republic", by Josef Švéda - Czech Doctoral Research Fellow from the Charles University, Prague.
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00 PM

28 March 2010
CONCERT: “The Art Song of Central Europe,” with Elizabeth Turnbull, John Tessier and Michael McMahon. Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Wolf, Beethoven, Mahler, Bartok, Kodaly, and Lehár. Convocation Hall, Arts Building - 2:00 PM

14 March - 11 April 2010
FILM FESTIVAL: Classics of the Austrian-born director, Joseph von Sternberg
March 14: Morocco
March 21: Shanghai Express
March 28: Scarlet Empress
April 11: Devil is a Woman
Metro Cinema, Edmonton
Presented in conjunction with Metro Cinema and the Department of English and Film Studies

14 March 2010
LECTURE: “Assimilation or Jewish Identity: The Dilemmas of Jews in Habsburg Austria.” The annual ‘Tova Yedlin Lecture’ by Marsha L. Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Maryland. Tory Lecture Theatre 11 - 6:00 PM

9 March 2010
LECTURE: “From Joseph II to the Jacobin Trails in the Austrian Empire” Ernst Wangermann, University of Salzburg. Tory 1-96; 9:30 AM

9 March 2010
COLLOQUIUM: "Public Opinion and Bourgeois Culture in the Habsburg Monarchy on the Eve of the French Revolution" with Prof. Ernst Wangermann, University of Salzburg. Tory 2-58 - 4:30 PM The reading for this colloquium is being circulated electronically. For further information contact Professor J. Caradonna: <caradonn@ualberta.ca>
Presented in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics

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February 2010

11 February 2010
LECTURE: “The Formation of a ‘Serbian’ Public Sphere in the 19th Century Habsburg Monarchy: A Transnational Perspective,” by Wladimir Fischer, University of Vienna. Senate Chamber, Arts Building, (POSTPONED, date TBA)
Presented in conjunction with the Balkan Monthly Interdisciplinary Series

8 February- February 26 2010
EXHIBITION: “Czech Students at the Turning Point, 1968 and 1989,” an exhibition of photographs by Premysl Hnevkovský, Rutherford Library South, during normal library hours (formal exhibition opening on 10 February, 5:30 PM).

6 February 2010
The Faculty of Arts JOHANN STRAUSS BALL. Crowne Plaza (Chateau Lacombe) 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton. Champagne Reception: 5:30 p.m., Dinner Seating: 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $225 each ($100 charitable receipt). Students: $100 each.
Register online at: www.arts.ualberta.ca/ball
Proceeds go to scholarships for Alberta music students to study in Austria

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November 2009

15 November 2009
CONCERT: CONCERT: The Lafayette String Quartet performs an all-Haydn programme . Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, 2:00 PM. (part of the Institute's "Year of Haydn" celebration)

5 November 2009
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's "Creation" with the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra, choir and soloist conducted by Leonard Ratzlaff (part of the Institute's "Year of Haydn" celebration). Winspear Centre for Music, 7:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

2 November 2009
LECTURE: “The Viennese Coffee-House and Fin-de-siècle Culture,” by Tag Gronberg, University of London, Presented in conjunction with the Department of Art and Design

1 November 2009
CONCERT: “Felix Slovacek in Concert” with Felix Slovacek, saxaphone & clarinet, and Boris Krajný, piano. Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, 3:00 PM.
Presented in conjunction with Czech and Slovak Society for the Arts and Sciences (SVU) and the Department of Music

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October 2009

29 October 2009
LECTURE: “Schubert and Goethe in the Vocal Literature” by Deen Larsen, Director of the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Time TBA, Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

28-29 October 2009
MASTER CLASSES: Deen Larsen, Director of the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, presents a series of master classes on the German art song.
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Times TBA
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

25 October 2009
CONCERT: “The Genius of Haydn” with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. Robertson-Wesley United Church, 3:00 PM - 10209 123 Street - Presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble (part of the Institute's "Year of Haydn" celebration).
10 October 2009
CONCERT: "Chopin Piano Concertos with String Quintet", performed for the first time in Edmonton in the string quintet version.
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 - Convocation Hall, Arts Building - 8:00 P.M.
2-3 October 2009
CONFERENCE: "Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519): Perceptions, Transfers, Comparisons" click here for the PROGRAMME

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September 2009

13 September 2009
LECTURE: “The Failure of Jewish Assimilation in the Polish Lands in the Nineteenth Century and its Consequences,” with Antony Polonsky, Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University, and Ina Levine Scholar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Tory Lecture Theatre 11 - 6:00 PM - This presentation launches the new “Tova Yedlin Lecture Series” on the history of Central and East European Jewry prior to the Holocaust.

12 September 2009
CONCERT: “Praise the Lord from the Heavens,” A Concert of Liturgical Music with St. George the Victorious Choir, under the direction of Irena Tarnawsky (St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 11305-95 A St., Edmonton), 8:00 PM.

11-12 September 2009
CONFERENCE: "Eastern Christians in the Habsburg Monarchy" click here for the PROGRAMME

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August 2009

6-8 August 2009
CONFERENCE: “Celebrating Haydn: His Times and Legacy,” mounted in co-operation with York University and held in Toronto at York University (part of the Institute's "Year of Haydn" celebration).

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June 2009

12-13 June 2009
CONFERENCE: “Sex in the Cities: Prostitution, White Slaving, and Sexual Minorities in Eastern and Central Europe" - Held at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in L’viv, Ukraine
Programme TBA
Presented in conjunction with the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, L’viv, Ukraine

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March 2009

27 March 2009
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit of His Excellency, His Excellency, Tomaž Kunstelj, Slovenian Ambassador to Canada. For information contact the Wirth Institute.
12-26 March 2009
FILM FESTIVAL: A Retrospective on the films of Michael Haneke
March 12: Seventh Continent
March 13: Benny’s Video
March 14: 71 Fragments, Funny Games
March 15: The Castle, Code Unknown, Piano Teacher
March 16: Time of the Wolf
March 17: Funny Games
March 18: Code Unknown
March 19: Benny’s Video, Funny Games
March 22: Seventh Continent, Time of the Wolf
March 23: 71 Fragments, The Castle
March 24: 24 Realities per Second
March 25: Piano Teacher
March 26: Caché, Funny Games
Metro Cinema, Edmonton
Presented in conjunction with Metro Cinema and the Department of English and Film Studies

13 March 2009
PANEL DISCUSSION: "Ethics and Politics in the Cinema of Michael Haneke," with William Beard (English and Film Studies),Craig Campbell (Sociology), Adam Morton (Philosophy) and Garry Watson (English and Film Studies).
Metro Cinema, Edmonton
Presented in conjunction with Metro Cinema and the Department of English and Film Studies

11 March 2009
PANEL DISCUSSION: "Anger and Provocation in the Cinema of Michael Haneke," with Charles Barbour (Department of Sociology), William Beard (Department of English and Film Studies), Anna Gural-Migdal (MLCS) and Romain Chareyron (MLCS). Moderator: Liz Czach (Department of English and Film Studies).
Humanities Centre L-3 – 3:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Dimic Institute for Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies

10 March 2009
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Austria, the European Union and Current International Challenges", by His Excellency, Werner Brandstetter, Austrian Ambassador to Canada
Tory 2-56, University of Alberta ¬ 2:00 PM

1 March 2009
CONCERT: “The Austrian Connection,” featuring works by Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albrechtsberger and Stamitz with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street – 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. Tickets available at the Gramophone, Tix on the Square, at the door or by phone - 467-6531.

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February 2009

25 February 2009
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Old Europe, New Poland, Changing Times: What do these mean for Canada and Poland?” by His Excellency, David Preston, Canadian Ambassador to Poland. Senate Chamber, University of Alberta – 2:00 PM
15 February 2009
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Canada and Hungary: Do relations between our countries matter?” by His Excellency, Pierre Guimond, Canadian Ambassador to Hungary.
Senate Chamber, University of Alberta – 11:00 AM

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January 2009

25 January 2009
RECITAL : A musical recital by the winners of last year’s Johann Strauss Foundation scholarships and announcement of the 2009 winners.?
University of Alberta, Convocation Hall - 6:00 PM

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December 2008

7 December 2008
CONCERT: "Silent Night" The Wirth Institute's annual Christmas concert featuring Central European community choirs from Edmonton and Calgary. - Admission is free. University of Alberta, Convocation Hall - 3:00 PM

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November 2008

25 November 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Tyrolean Counter-Reformation: A Catholic Version of the Princely Reformation?", by Michael Chisholm, Assistant Director, Wirth Institute-
2-44 Tory Building - 16:00PM

19 November 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Word Magic in the Romantic Lied,” by Reed Larsen, Director of the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria.?
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta – 11:30 AM

18-20 November 2008
MASTER CLASSES: Reed Larsen, Director of the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, presents a series of master classes on the German art song.
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Times TBA
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

9 November 2008
CONCERT: The Panocha String Quartet - The renowned Prague-based ensemble plays works by Ryba, Fibich and Dvorák. Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) and the Department of Music

6 November 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Slovenian Presidency of the EU,” by His Excellency, Tomaž Kunstelj, Slovenian Ambassador to Canada
Dentistry- Pharmacy 2023 – 9:30 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Political Science

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October 2008

28 October 2008
PLAY: The Wirth Institute in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for the Arts and Sciences (SVU) salutes Czech National Day with a gala reception and a special dress rehearsal performance of Vaclav Havel's play "Largo Desoltao".
Timms Centre, University of Alberta, 6:00 PM For more information contact the Wirth Institute.

26 October 2008
LECTURE: "Kristallnacht November 1938: As Experienced Then and as Seen Now," with Gerhard Weinberg - The Wirth Institute’s annual Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture. Tory Turtle (TL-11), University of Alberta, 6:00 PM

22 October 2008
CONCERT: A recital by the blind Hungarian pianist, Tamás Érdi, in a programme of works by Chopin, Liszt, Bartók and Kodály - Convocation Hall - 7:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Consulate of the Republic of Hungary in Edmonton

17-18 October 2008
CONFERENCE: “What is so Austrian about Austrian Economics” (The Wirth Institute’s 2nd Biennial Workshop-conference on the Austrian School of Economics)
Glenerin Inn, Mississauga, Ontario
PROGRAMME

2-4 October 2008
CONFERENCE: "Czechoslovakia: Decades of Decision and Dissent,"
held in conjunction with the Munk Centre, University of Toronto (at the University of Toronto) PROGRAMME

1 October 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Mozart and His Czech Friends,” by Franz A.J. Szabo, Director of the Wirth Institute - Presented to the Mozart Society of Toronto 7:30 PM First Unitarian Congregation 175 St.Clair Avenue West, Toronto

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September 2008

28 September 2008
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's “”Harmoniemesse” 'Pro Coro Canada' and orchestra conducted by Richard Sparks? - Winspear Centre for Music, 2:00 PM.
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada. This concert is the last in a series jointly organized by the Wirth Institute and Pro Coro Canada devoted to the masses of Haydn.

25-27 September 2008
CONFERENCE: “The Maturing European Union” (7th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association – Canada)
Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton
DETAILS

19-21 September 2008
CONFERENCE: “Bartók’s String Quartets: Tradition and Legacy,” presented in conjunction with the School of Music, University of Victoria (at the University of Victoria)
PROGRAMME

16 September 2008
SYMPOSIUM: “Intercultural Canadian Studies: Social and Cultural Interaction and Literary Landscapes in the Canadian West”
University of Vienna study tour, with presentations on Western Canadian history and culture. Senate Chamber, University of Alberta
PROGRAMME

15 September 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Zum Problem einer österreichischen Literaturgeschichte,” by Prof. Wynfrid Kriegleder, University of Vienna, (Lecture held in German)
7:00 PM, Senate Chamber, Arts Building

12 September 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Between Hitler, Beneš, and Tito: Occupation policy, resistance, and revenge in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in World War II" by Prof. Arnold Suppan, Head of the Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, University of Vienna.
2:00 PM, Location TBA

7-8 September 2008
CONFERENCE: The Annual meeting of the Austrian Centres (Edmonton, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Jerusalem, Budapest and Vienna) with presentations by their Ph.D. students. Senate Chamber, University of Alberta
PROGRAMME (TBA)

5 September –12 December 2008
EXHIBITION: “Legacy of Empire: Treasures of the University of Alberta’s Central European Library Collection”
Bruce Peel Special Collections library - During normal library hours

5 September – 3 October 2008
EXHIBITION: “Masterpieces of Graphic Art from Slovakia”
In the Foyer of Rutherford Library, south and in the exhibition cases of the Fine Arts Building (second and third floors).
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovakia

5 September 2008
The Wirth Institute’s 10th anniversary celebration with dignitaries from the six supporting countries and musical interludes by students and faculty of the Department of Music. ALL WELCOME - Convocation Hall, 2:00-4:00 PM
The event will be followed by a reception hosted by the Faculty of Arts

5 September 2008
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: "Implementing a Society of Knowledge in an era of Social Transformation." With Dr. Katalin Bogyay, Hungarian Secretary of State for Education, Dr. Vlastimil Ružicka, Czech Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Carl Amrhein, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Alberta - 10:00 AM – Stollery Executive Development Centre, School of Business, 5th Floor

4 September 2008
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: "Social Transformation in Poland and the implementation of the elements of a Society of Knowledge." With Dr. Barbara Kudrycka, Polish Minister of Science, Dr. Ryszard Szepf, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Bronislaw Misztal, Head of the Political Cabinet of the Polish Foreign Ministry and Dr. Pawel Gieorgica, Consultant to Polish Foreign and Higher Education Ministries, Dr. Carl Amrhein, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Alberta
CANCELLED

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May 2008

16-18 May 2008
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy,”
University of Ottawa, Location TBA
Detailed programme

9-10 May 2008
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Sites of Indifference to Nation in Habsburg Central Europe,” Presented in conjunction with the Herder Institute, Marburg, Germany
University of Alberta, Senate Chamber, Arts Building
Detailed programme
1-4 May 2008
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: The Wirth Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the "XVI Balkan and South Slavic Conference" - Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta
(click here for more information)

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April 2008

4-5 April 2008
CONCERT: "Requiem" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Wirth Institute is proud to sponsor three of Alberta's leading arts organizations, who join forces for a unique musical event. Edmonton Opera, Alberta Ballet and The Richard Eaton Singers come together to present one of music's great masterpieces.
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - 8:00 PM

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March 2008

5 March 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Central Europe and the European Union - Dreaming and Reality" by Eleonora Szanyi-F., Hungarian Doctoral Research Fellow from the Corvinus University of Budapest. Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00PM

3 March 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Poetry and Performance of the German Lied: III. Schubert's setting of Muller's ŒDie Winterreise." By Deen Larsen, Head, Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria. Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 11:00 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

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February 2008

29 February 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Poetry and Performance of the German Lied: II. Schumann's settings of lyrics by Eichendorff and Heine." By Deen Larsen, Head, Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria.
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 11:00 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

28 February 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Re-Envisioning Frameworks of Modernity, Tradition, and Visual Culture: The Case of Fin de Siècle Budapest." By Prof. Dorothy Barenscott, University of Lethbridge. FAB 2-20 - 5:10 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Art and Design.

27 February 2008
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Poetry and Performance of the German Lied: I. Schubert's settings of Goethe lyrics." By Deen Larsen, Head, Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria.
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, 11:00 AM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

15 February 2008
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit of Mr. Peter Storer, Minister Counsillor, First Secretary and Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria.

8 February 2008
RECITAL: Violin Sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (KVs 296, 304, 377 and
454) with Nai-Yuan Hu, violin, and Jacques C. Després, piano.
Studio 2-7 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta - 7:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

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January 2008

29 January 2008
CONCERT: "Carpathian Echoes" – The Burdon Folk Band of Lviv, Ukraine, presents traditional music incorporating modern influences from the Carpathian region of central Europe (Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania).
University of Alberta, Convocation Hall – 7:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
Tickets available at the door.

13 January 2008
RECITAL : A musical recital by the winners of last year’s Johann Strauss Foundation scholarships and announcement of the 2008 winners.
University of Alberta, Convocation Hall - 6:00 PM

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December 2007

9 December 2007
CONCERT: "Silent Night" - The Institute’s annual Christmas concert, featuring Central European community choirs from Edmonton and Calgary. - Admission is free. University of Alberta, Convocation Hall - 3:00 PM

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November 2007

9 November 2007
Public Lecture: "Cracow as Capital of Poland" - Prof. Andrzej Kaminski, Georgetown University. Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 2:00PM
Part of the Wirth Institute¹s celebration of the 750th anniversary of the City of Cracow.

5 November 2007
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit with His Excellency, Dr. Pál Vastagh, Hungarian Ambassador to Canada. For information contact the Wirth Institute.

5 November 2007
Public Lecture: “Hungary and the EU since the Accession: An Assessment” – Dr. Pál Vastagh, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Canada.
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 2:00PM

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October 2007

31 October 2007
SYMPOSIUM: "Exile and the Dispersion of a Culture: The Austrian Experience"
Austrian Embassy Residence, 10 Crescent Rd., Ottawa
Detailed programme.

28 October 2007
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Echoes of the Holocaust: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz.” The annual “Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture,” featuring Jan Gross, Princeton University. TL (Turtle) -11 - University of Alberta - 6:00 PM
(click here for location)

21 October 2007
CONCERT: “Early Music from Central Europe,” featuring works by Mozart, Richter, Wagenseil and Michael Haydn with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street – 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. Tickets available at the Gramophone, Tix on the Square, at the door or by phone - 467-6531.

11 October 2007
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Ein gestörtes Verhältniss: Die Österreicher und die Habsburgermonarchie,” by Franz A.J. Szabo, Director of the Wirth Institute.
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna - 4:00 PM

7 October 2007
CONCERT: "ARMTA Composers Celebration 2007" Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet and other chamber works by the composer.
All Saints Cathedral - 3:00 PM
Presented in conjunction Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association.

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September 2007

30 September 2007
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's “Creation” Mass and Part Songs by Franz Schubert, 'Pro Coro Canada' and orchestra conducted by Richard Sparks
Winspear Centre for Music, 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada. This concert is the fourth in a series jointly organized by the Wirth Institute and Pro Coro Canada devoted to the masses of Haydn.

29 September 2007
CONCERT: The Takacs Quartet. The renowned Hungarian quartet presents works by Haydn, Brahms and Dvorák.
University of Alberta, Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.

25 September 2007
PUBLIC LECTURE: "History as Social Value: Researching Identities in the 'Conflict Community' of Central Europe” by Walter Schmitz, Director of the MitteleuropaZentrum für Staats-, Wirtschafts- und Kulturwissenschaften at the Technical University of Dresden. Senate Chamber, Arts Building – 4:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

24 September 2007
SYMPOSIUM: "Intercultural Literacies and German in the Classroom: Symposium in Honour of Manfred Prokop" - Senate Chamber, Arts Building
Detailed programme
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

23 September 2007
CONCERT: "ARMTA Composers Celebration 2007" – violin works by Beethoven, Schubert and Szymanowski – Frank Ho - violin, Magdalena Adamek - piano.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - 3:00 PM
Presented in conjunction Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association.

20- 27 September 2007
EXHIBITION: “Joseph Conrad – Twixt Land and Sea” An exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Conrad.
Lobby of Rutherford South, during normal library hours.
(co-sponsored with the Embassy of the Poland)

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June 2007

17 June 2007
CONCERT: "ARMTA Composers Celebration 2007" - works by Beethoven, Schubert and others - Piano Duo Recital - Janet Scott-Hoyt and Magdalena Adamek-Kurgan-piano. 2:00PM - All Saints' Anglical Cathedral, 10035-103 Street

8 June 2007
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit with Dr. Karl Schmidt, Austrian Consul and Trade Commissioner, The Austrian Trade Commission in Toronto
For information contact the Wirth Institute

6 June 2007
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit with His Excellency, Dr. Piotr Ogrodzinski, Polish Ambassador to Canada.
For information contact the Wirth Institute

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April 2007

12 -15 April 2007
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: The annual meeting of the North American “Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association.” The Conference Theme this year is “Eroticism, Sexuality and Gender in Austrian Literature and Culture.” (PROGRAMME)

13 April 2007
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to the Institute of Mr. Siegurd Pacher, Minister Counsillor, First Secretary and Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria.
For information contact the Wirth Institute

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March 2007

25 March 2007
Public Lecture: “Auschwitz and the Holocaust.” - the annual Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture, featuring Professor Debórah Dwork of Clark University, Massachusetts. Telus Centre - 7:00 PM (click here for location)

18 March 2007
CONCERT: A Mozart/Haydn concert presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, featuring early Haydn symphonies and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.2. - 3:00 PM - Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street
Tickets available at the Gramophone, Tix on the Square, at the door or by phone - 467-6531.

15 March 2007
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to Campus of His Excellency, Dr. Otto Ditz, Austrian Ambassador to Canada.
For information contact the Wirth Institute

11 March 2007
CONCERT: "ARMTA Composers Celebration 2007" - works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Szymanowski - Magdalena Adamek - piano. Convocation Hall - 7:00 PM
Presented in conjunction Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association.

3 March 2007
CONCERT: The Vienna Piano Trio - The renowned Austrian ensemble presents works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schönberg. Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.

1 March 2007
Public Lecture: "Religion and Nationality in Transylvania - Romania: An Anthropological Case Study" by Kinga Jankus, University of Pécs (Hungary) - 2006/2007 Hungarian Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute
ARTS BUILDING, SENATE CHAMBER 2:30 PM

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February 2007

17 February 2007
CONCERT: Music for Strings - A concert devoted to famous Central European Divertimenti and Serenades, featuring works by Mozart, Bartok and Dvorak.
Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Eclectica Ensemble of Edmonton.

15 February 2007
Public Lecture: "SOVEREIGNTY ABANDONED? How the Supremacy of EU Law Diminishes Czech Law" by Premysl Špicar, Masaryk University (Czech Republic) - 2006/2007 Czech Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute
ARTS BUILDING, SENATE CHAMBER 2:30 PM

8 February 2007
Public Lecture: "Cross-Cultural Communication In Central Europe" by Iwona Szlanszok Opole University (Poland) - 2006/2007 Polish Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute - ARTS BUILDING, SENATE CHAMBER 2:30 PM

1 February 2007
Public Lecture: "Reality and Advertising: How Reality is Staged in Advertising" by Matthias Forenbacher Alpen-Adria Klagenfurt University (Austria) - 2006/2007 Austrian Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute
ARTS BUILDING, SENATE CHAMBER 2:30 PM

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January 2007

21 January 2007
RECITAL: A musical recital by the winners of last year’s Johann Strauss Foundation scholarships. Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta - 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the Johann Strauss Foundation of Edmonton

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December 2006

9 December 2006
CONCERT: "Silent Night" - The Institute’s annual Christmas concert, featuring Central European community choirs from Edmonton and Calgary. - Admission is free.
3:00 P.M. - Convocation Hall.

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November 2006

14 November 2006
CONCERT: Boni Pueri Czech Boys' Choir - ranked among the best boys choirs in the world. Winspear Centre for Music - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) and the University of Alberta Music Department.

10 November 2006
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to Campus of His Excellency, Mr. Pavel Vošalík, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada.
For further information contact the Wirth Institute

10 November 2006
Public Lecture: “The Bohemian Crown and the Habsburg Monarchy: Models of Central European Integration at the Onset of the Modern Age” - Prof. Jaroslav Pánek , Vice-President of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 2:00PM

4, 7 and 9 November 2006
OPERA: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” performed in conjunction with Edmonton Opera – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Saturday 8:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 PM
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

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October 2006

28 October 2006
CONCERT: The Panocha String Quartet - The renowned Prague-based ensemble salutes the National Day of the Czech Republic with a performance of works by Janácek and Dvorák. Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) and the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.

18 October 2006
GALA CONCERT: In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Featuring Artists: Livia Galambos, Andras Kaldi Kiss, Pal Farkas, Gyula Gabora. Convocation Hall - 7:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Canadian Hungarian Cultural Society.

8 October 2006
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's "Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida"
(‘Heiligmesse’), 'Pro Coro Canada' and orchestra conducted by Richard Sparks
Winspear Centre for Music, 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada. This concert is the third in a series jointly organized by the Wirth Institute and Pro Coro Canada devoted to the masses of Haydn.

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September 2006

15-16 September 2006
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Religion and Authority in Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.” Part II: “Intellectual and Theological Developments”
Held in conjunction with the Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota.
Stollery Executive Development Centre, University of Alberta
Detailed programme

13 September 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: " Mozart, Freemasonry, Enlightenment: Relationships and Aspirations" Ernst Wangermann, Professor Emeritus, University of Salzburg
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00PM
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration.

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May 2006

7-19 May 2006
EXHIBITION: “Madzik” An exhibition of photographs by Leszek Madzik, the world-renowned theatre director and photographer – Saddlery Gallery (10137-104 Street), 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(co-sponsored with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton)

11-13 May 2006
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Meaningful Marginalities: Religious Influences and Cultural Constructions” A collaborative analysis of Medieval and Modern Central European and North American contexts.
Education North 165 and 4-110, University of Alberta.
Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM. – 4:00 PM; Saturday 8:30 – noon.
Detailed Programme

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April 2006

21-23 April 2006
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Religion and Authority in Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.” Part I: “Political and Social Developments”
Held in conjunction with the Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota. Radisson Hotel Metrodome, 615 Washington Ave SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Detailed Programme and Registration through Center for Austrian Studies

19 April 2006
CONCERT: “Mozart for Winds” featuring the newly formed Eclectica Ensemble of Edmonton - Convocation Hall - 8:00PM
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration.

7 April 2006
CD LAUNCH: The Wirth Institute in cooperation with the Department of Music formally launches its newest compact disc of music by Antonín Dvorák.
University of Alberta Faculty Club – Upper Lounge - 4:30 PM

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March 2006

29 March 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Czech and German language in the Czech Lands: Peaceful Coexistence or Militant Competition?", by Lucie Bartosova, Czech Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute. Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 2:00PM

10 March 2006
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to Campus of His Excellency, Mr. Dénes Tomaj, Hungarian Ambassador to Canada.
For further information contact the Wirth Institute

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February 2006

19 & 22 February 2006
CONCERT: The first two of four piano recitals by Antonín Kubalek, featuring the complete piano sonatas of Mozart. - Convocation Hall - 7:30PM
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

10 February 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Mother-Infant Interaction in Families with Pre-term vs.
Full-term Babies", by Lilla Sipos, Hungarian Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute. P-319N - Biological Sciences Room - 12:00 noon.

9 February 2006
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: "Is the EU in crisis?" – with Mr. Chris Kendall, Political & Public Affairs Officer of the Delegation of the EU Commission in Ottawa.
Telus Centre - Videoconference Boardroom 145 - 3:30 PM

5 February 2006
CONCERT: “Classical Vienna” featuring works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Winspear Centre for Music - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Richard Eaton Singers
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

1- 4 February 2006
OPERA: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” performed by students in the Opera Workshop programme of the Department of Music. Directed by Alan Ord and conducted by Michael Massey - Convocation Hall - 7:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

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January 2006

25 January 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: "As Time Goes By - Flann O'Brien, Eternity and Whiskey", by Alicja Ossolinska, Polish Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute.
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00PM

22 January 2006
CONCERT: A Mozart Birthday celebration concert in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada, featuring Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass.
Winspear Centre for Music - 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

22 January 2006
CONCERT: “A Taste of Mozart,”
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209-123 Street - 3:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

19 January 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Mozart and his Czech Friends,” Franz A.J. Szabo, Professor of History and Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
University of Alberta Faculty Club - Papaschase Room - 7:30 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta SVU
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

18 January 2006
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Suffering and Politics” by Kamila Stullerova, Kuchar Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Director of the Wirth Institute.
Senate Chamber, Arts Building - 3:00PM

15 January 2006
CONCERT: “The University Mozart Celebration” with The University Symphony Orchestra. Winspear Centre for Music - 3:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music
Part of the Institute’s “Year of Mozart 2006” celebration

15 January 2006
RECITAL: A musical recital by the winners of last year’s Johann Strauss Foundation scholarships. Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta - 6:00 PM
For further information contact the Institute. (Co-sponsored with the Johann Strauss Foundation of Edmonton)

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December 2005

11 December 2005
CONCERT: "Silent Night" - The Institute’s annual Christmas concert, featuring Central European community choirs. - Admission is free.
3:00 P.M. - Convocation Hall.

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November 2005

25 November 2005
LECTURE: “The Politics of History in Post-Communist Hungary” Attila Pók, Executive Secretary for Research and Administration, Historical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, currently Visiting Professor, Columbia University. Tory 1.100 - 3:00 PM
(co-sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Arts and the Department of History and Classics)

14- 25 November 2005
EXHIBITION: “August 1968 in Slovakia” An exhibition of photographs by Ladislav Bielik focusing on the Soviet crackdown in Slovakia during the era of the Prague Spring. - Lobby of Rutherford South

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October 2005

30 October 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: The annual Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture: “The Vatican and Post-War Jewish Orphans.” by Michael Marrus, University of Toronto - 6:00pm -TL (Turtle) -11

27 October 2005
RECITAL: A recital of piano works by the renowned Czech pianist, Boris Krajný, on the occasion of the Czech National Day. Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music and the Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU)

12 October 2005
RECITAL: A recital of works for piano and violin by the renowned Czech violinist, Ivan Zenatý, and his spouse, Katarína Zenatá. Convocation Hall - 8:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music and the Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) - CANCELLED -

8 October 2005
FOLK FESTIVAL: This year our Institute is proud to co-sponsor the Gala Performance of the annual Western-Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival. Myer Horowitz Theatre, University of Alberta – 7:30 PM

7-8 October 2005
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “The Austrian School of Economics”
- Detailed Programme

2 October 2005
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's "Maria Theresa Mass", 'Pro Coro Canada' and orchestra conducted by Richard Sparks - Winspear Centre for Music, 2:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada. This concert is the second in a series jointly organized by the Wirth Institute and Pro Coro Canada devoted to the masses of Haydn.

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September 2005

21-23 September 2005
AUSTRIAN FILM WEEK: Towards an Austrian Film History: From the Beginnings to the Present with Thomas Ballhausen Head of the Studies Department at the Austrian Film Archive. Presented in conjunction with the Department of Film Studies of the University of Western Ontario at: University College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON For further information click here.

18-25 September 2005
POLISH WEEK - Detailed Programme (TBA)

13-15 September 2005
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE: "Business in the Heart of Europe:
Investing and Trading in CEE-States" Tuesday, September 13: Park Hyatt Hotel 4 Avenue Road, Toronto Thursday, September 15: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1228 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM - Detailed Programme

02 September 2005
CONCERT: Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Dvorák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” - Anton Kuerti and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Part of the ESO’s “Symphony under the Sky” series Hawrelak Park, 7:00 PM

May 2005

24 May 2005
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: "An Austrian Celebration, 2005" Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Austrian diplomatic presence in Canada, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Second Austrian Republic, the 50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty and the 10th anniversary of Austria’s accession to the EU. Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa – 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
(Co-sponsored with the Austrian Canadian Council, The Friends of Austria, Ottawa, The Austrian Society of Ottawa and the Austrian Embassy)

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April 2005

21 April 2005
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: "THE CINEMA OF CENTRAL EUROPE" - Senate Chamber - Arts Building. Click here for details.
Presented in conjunction with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton

13 April 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Other France: Canada through the Eyes of French Travellers" Lecture by Krisztina Kádár, Hungarain Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wirth Institute. 3:00 P.M. - Senate Chamber, Arts Building

8 April 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Divided or Connected? Cultural Transfer and Its Negation in Central Europe" Lecture by Gregor Kokorz, Austrian Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wirth Institute. 3:00 P.M. - Senate Chamber, Arts Building

4-5 April 2005
Film Festival: 6th Central European Film Festival. Horowitz Theatre - University of Alberta.

1-3 April 2005
THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: "What Happemed after NORA left her Husband" by the Austrian 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, Elfriede Jelinek. Performed by students of the University of Alberta’s Department of Drama. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM, Timms Centre, Second Playing Space. Call # 3-146 FAB

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March 2005

17 March 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: “Pre-World War I Vienna: Visual Constructions of the Modern
European Subject and Subjectivities” Lecture by Dr. Catherine M. Soussloff, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California. 7:00 P.M - Edmonton Art Gallery Auditorium. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design and the Edmonton Art Gallery

13 March 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Explaining Holocaust Perpetrators" Lecture by Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7:30 P.M. - Telus Centre Auditorium, University of Alberta.
This lecture is part of the Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture Series.

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February 2005

15 February 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Through Banking Socialism to Market Economy: The Czech Republic and Its Economic (Post)transition" Lecture by Eva Kreuzbergova, Czech Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wirth Institute.
7:30 P.M. - ETLC 1-017 (click here for location)

14 February 2005
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to the Institute of Mr. Siegurd Pacher, Minister Counsillor and First Secretary, Embassy of Austria.

11 February 2005
SYMPHONY TALKS: Piano Recital by Magdalena Adamek and lecture by Leonard Ratzlaff, Chair, Department of Music.
Presented in conjunction with the University of Alberta Faculty Club.

6 February 2005
RECITAL: Piano Recital by Magdalena Adamek to celebrate her recently recorded piano preformance of Central European music. 7:00 P.M. Convocation Hall
- Admission is free. Presented in conjunction with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton

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January 2005

31 January 2005
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to the Institute of His Excellency, Dr. Pavel Vosalík, the new Czech Ambassador to Canada
For information contact the Wirth Institute

23 January 2005
CONCERT: "The Austrian Connection" Music by Joseph and Michael Haydn
Martin Riseley, violin, and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble
3:00 P.M. Robertson Wesley United Church 10209 - 123 Street, Edmonton.

18 January 2005
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Bertolt Brecht between reality and theatricality" Lecture by Dr. Kristof Jacek Kozak, Assistant Director of the Wirth Institue for Austrian and Central European Studies.
12:00 P.M. Seminar Room, Timms Centre for the Arts.

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December 2004

18 December 2004
CONCERT: "Silent Night" A Central European Christmas Celebration, Christmas
Music and Carols from Central Europe - The Institute's annual Christmas Concert
co-sponsored by the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton. - Admission is free.
3:00 P.M. - Convoation Hall.

10 December 2004
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: "Who's afraid of Elfriede Jelinek?" - On the occasion of the award of the Nobel Prize Winner for Literature 2004. Keynote speaker: Dr. Margarete Lamb-Feffelberger. Senate Chamber - 2:00pm - 3:30 P.M.. Reception and screening of "The Piano Teacher" to follow.

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November 2004

27 November 2004
CONCERT: Chamber Music by Dvorák with the Kapralova Quartet and the pianist Jaromír Klepac. 8:00pm - Convocation Hall.
Presented in conjunction with the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.

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October 2004

29 October 2004
PUBLIC LECTURE: Slovakia's Way to Democracy: Failures and Successes, Grigorij Meseznikov, Political Analyst and President of the Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava. Senate Chamber. 326 Arts Building - 12:00 noon.

28 October 2004
CONCERT: An all-Dvorák Concert with Tanya Prochazka, cello, and the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Ratzlaf. Convocation Hall.

3 October 2004
CONCERT: Duvo Folk Music Band plays Hungarian folk music at the John L. Haar Theatre, Grant MacEwan Centre for the Arts, 10045 - 156 Street.

3 October 2004
CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn's "Mass in Time of War", 'Pro Coro Canada' and orchestra conducted by Richard Sparks - Winspear Centre for Music, 2:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with Pro Coro Canada. This concert is the first in a series jointly organized by the Wirth Institute and Pro Coro Canada devoted to the masses of Haydn.

3 October 2004
CONCERT: Dvorak's Slavonic Dances with the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tanya Prochazka. Convocation Hall.

September 2004

29 September 2004
CONCERT: The Salzburg Chamber Soloists afternoon open rehearsal and evening concert in Convocation Hall.

19-25 September 2004
POLISH WEEK

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June 2004

11 June 2004
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to the Institute of Mr. Štefan Rozkopál, Chargé d'Affaires and First Secretary, Embassy of the Slovak Republic.

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May 2004

28 May 2004
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to the Institute of the Delegation of the Commission for Relations with Slovenes in Neighbouring and Other Countries of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, lead by its Chair, the Hon. Franc Pukšic.

11 May 2004
SYMPOSIUM: The European "Big Bang." Presented by Kristof Jacek Kozak at the symposium Trade and Investment Opportunities Between Alberta and Poland.
Chateau Louis Conference Centre. 2:00 P.M.
A symposium hosted by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland.

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April 2004

11 April 2004
CONCERT: A Recital of Czech Piano Music with the renowned Czech-Canadian pianist, Antonín Kubalek, Convocation Hall, Arts Building. 8:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta SVU

10 April 2004
FILM: A special screening of the documentary film "Kubalek: Concert in Prague."
Production co-sponsored by the Wirth Institute
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta SVU
Details TBA

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March 2004

25 March 2004
CONFERENCE: The Changing Face of Europe: Opportunities for Canada,
A Conference mounted to celebrate the upcoming enlargement of the European Union, Stollery Centre, School of Business, University of Alberta
For information and registration please visit Conference Webpage

25-26 March 2004
DIGNITARY VISIT: Slovenian Ambassador, Hungarian Ambassador,
Czech Ambassador, Polish Ambassador, Austrian Ambassador
Details TBA

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February 2004

28 February 2004
RECEPTION: Reception for His Excellency, Dr. Otto Ditz, the new Austrian Ambassador to Canada.
Rutherford House (11153 Saskatchewan Dr.), 7:30-9:30 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with Club Austria and the Johann Strauss Foundation of Edmonton

27-28 February 2004
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: INTER / NATIONALISM: The Austrian Playwright Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872) Senate Chamber, 326 Old Arts Building, University of Alberta
Detailed Programme

27 February 2004
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to Campus of His Excellency, Dr. Otto Ditz, the new Austrian Ambassador to Canada
For information contact the Wirth Institute

27 February 2004
CONCERT: A Central European Piano Recital with the renowned Czech pianist
Boris Krajny, Convocation Hall 8:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta SVU

13 February 2004
PUBLIC LECTURE: Peter Handke's Publikumsbeschimpfung: A Short History of Production and Reception (1966-2001). Professor Piet Defraeye, Department of Drama, University of Alberta. The talk will be illustrated with film footage from the original production in Frankfurt
Senate Chamber, 326 Old Arts Building, University of Alberta, 3:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

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January 2004

28 January 2004
PUBLIC LECTURE: Czech Patriots and Habsburg Empire Loyalists: Bohemian Composers from Enlightenment to late Romanticism, Franz A.J. Szabo, Professor of History and Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
University of Alberta Faculty Club - Papaschase Room 7:30 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Sciences of Alberta SVU

24 January 2004
CONCERT: Central European Chamber Music with The Gryphon Trio
Jamie Parker, piano, Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, Roman Borys, cello
Convocation Hall 8:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Chamber Music Society of Edmonton

4 January 2004
CONCERT: "Silent Night" A Central European Christmas Celebration, Christmas
Music and Carols from Central Europe - The Centre's annual Christmas Concert
co-sponsored by the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton, with:
The Polonia Choir of Edmonton
The Austrian "Heimatecho" Choir of Calgary
The Hungarian Christmas Singers of Edmonton
The Slovak and Czech Folk Singers of Edmonton
The Slovenian Canadian Association Choir of Edmonton
Convocation Hall 3:30 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton

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November 2003

24-26 November 2003
MUSIC FESTIVAL and INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Hugo Woolf Recitals and Conference on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death,
National Arts Centre and Rideau Hall Ottawa
Presented in conjunction with Carleton University and the University of Ottawa

23 November 2003
RECITAL: "Moerike Lieder by Hugo Wolf"
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone, Imogen Cooper, piano
Convocation Hall, Arts Building 3:00 P.M.

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October 2003

27-30 October 2003
DIGNITARY VISIT: Visit to Campus of the Austrian Liaison Group Delegation
For further information contact the Wirth Institute

29 October 2003
RENAMING CEREMONY: In honour of Mr. Alfred G. Wirth's transformational gift to the Canadian Centre for Austrian and Central European Studies the University of Alberta is proud to announce the re-launching and re-naming of the Centre as THE WIRTH INSTITUTE FOR AUSTRIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDIES
Faculty Club, University of Alberta, 3:00 P.M.

27 October 2003
PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Role of the German Medical Profession in Auschwitz:
An Eyewitness Account ", Dr. Rudolf Vrba, University of British Columbia

2-27 Medical Sciences Bldg. 5:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine

26 October 2003
PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Role of the Holocaust in German Military Strategy:
An Eyewitness Account", Dr. Rudolf Vrba, University of British Columbia
Tory Lecture TL 1.2, University of Alberta, 7:30 P.M.

17 October 2003
PUBLIC LECTURE: "K. und K." postcolonial? "New" approaches to the Habsburg period in Austrian and Central European Studies, Dr. Clemens Ruthner, Visiting Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Senate Chamber, 326 Old Arts Building 3:00 P.M.
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

17 October 2003
PUBLIC LECTURE: Mozart the Cynic - Who Wants That?
Dr. Tilman Seebass, Professor of Music, University of Innsbruck
4:00 P.M. Senate Chamber (326 Old Arts Building) University of Alberta
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Music

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September 2003

28-29 September 2003
CONFERENCE: The World According to Lem - Science Fiction and Futurology
An International Conference devoted to the works of the famed Polish science fiction writer, Stanislaw Lem
Telus Centre and Papaschase Room, Faculty Club, University of Alberta
Detailed Programme

22-27 September 2003
POLISH WEEK

22 September 2003
PUBLIC LECTURE: "Milosz and Gombrowicz: Extreme Poles of Literary Experience?"
Professor Pawel Markowski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow,
Senate Chamber, 326 Old Arts Building
Presented in conjunction with the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton

18-20 September 2003
CONFERENCE: Embodiments of Power: Building Baroque Cities in Austria and Europe. Held in conjunction with the Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. University of Minnesota
Registration through Center for Austrian Studies www.cas.umn.edu

12-15 September 2003
COLLOQUIUM: Scholar’s Dialogue on Former Yugoslavia. Senate Chamber (Old Arts Building, Room 326) 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Detailed Programme