Invited Speakers


“Seeing and Selling: Austrian Economic Visions in the ‘Orient’ in the Early Twentieth Century”

Maureen Healy
Associate Professor of History and Director of Exploration & Discovery, Lewis & Clark College

Thursday, May 31 at 4:30 PM

Frank Livak Ballroom (Davis Center)

Professor Healy’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, the Czechlands, Poland) with special emphasis on World War I, nations and nationalism, gender and everyday life. Her book, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge University Press, 2004) was awarded the 2005 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association and the 2005 Barbara Jelavich Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

Her current research project, entitled “At the Gates of Western Civilization: Islam and the Turks in Central European Historical Memory,” examines how the siege of Vienna in 1683 has been re-told and re-written in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Central European patriots and nationalists. Recently, references to the siege have surfaced in debates about the identity of Europe and Turkey’s desire to join the EU. The study sheds light on the geographical imaginations of historical actors, and shows how and to what ends they have used defeat of “the Turks” to delineate the boundaries of “Europe.”



“Hilberg and Vienna”

Elizabeth Anthony
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Friday, June 1 at 12:00 noon

Sugar Maple Ballroom (Davis Center

Elizabeth Anthony holds a PhD degree in history from Clark University, Massachusetts, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland. As Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (2010-2011), Dr. Anthony researched the experiences of Austrian Holocaust survivors who returned to and made permanent homes in Vienna after World War II. With Dirk Rupnow, Dr. Anthony co-authored “DPs in Wien: Das jüdische Altersheim in der Seegasse.” She also published “Sie bringen den Überlebenden Frieden” and the foreword in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Echoes of Memory Volume 1 (2003) and Volume 2 (2004). She has presented her work at conferences throughout the United States, in Canada, Israel, and Europe. Dr. Anthony is the recipient of a 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship, a Claims Conference Graduate Studies Fellowship, a Fromson Graduate Fellowship from Clark University, and a Holocaust Educational Foundation Research Fellowship. She participated in the Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research program, co-organized by Indiana University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Currently, Dr. Anthony directs the Museum’s academic programs utilizing the International Tracing Services Archives.

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