The BRLSI is delighted to offer our second Vienna Symposium following the great success of our first event in 2019.
We have a full programme with outstanding speakers who will throw light on a turbulent and exciting period in European culture that had an influence we still feel today.
Stefan Zweig’s connection to Bath; music in secessionist Vienna; Freud and the genesis of psychoanalysis; the ground-breaking work of Wittgenstein; the influence of the Vienna Circle; modernist women writers on Vienna; the art of Oskar Kokoschka and how a new direction for architecture took root in the city all feature in a richly varied programme.
A New Worldview: Vienna's Contribution to European Culture 1890-1935
Friday March 19th 7.30pm (UK)
The Vienna of Yesterday – Stefan Zweig is not ‘at home’
Dr. Richard Stamp, Bath Spa University.
Saturday March 20th 10.30am (UK)
Vienna’s Second Spring: Architecture and Urbanism 1919- 1935
Dr. Ruth Hanisch teaches architectural history at the ETH Zurich.
Saturday March 20th 12.00pm (UK)
Oskar Kokoschka. Bad Boy of Viennese Modernism
Bernadette Reinhold, Director, Oskar Kokoschka Centre, University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Saturday March 20th 5.00pm (UK)
‘Marionettes gesticulating on a badly-lit stage’: modernist women write Vienna
Dr. Faith Binckes, Bath Spa University.
Saturday March 20th 7.00pm (UK)
Music in Secessionist Vienna: reconciling the high and the low
Dr. Charles Wiffen, Bath Spa University.
Sunday March 21st 12.00pm (UK)
Vienna and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Dr. Arif Ahmed, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
Sunday March 21st 2.00pm (UK)
Freud and the Genesis of Psychoanalysis
Prof. Stephen Frosh, Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.
Sunday March 21st 5.00pm (UK)
The Vienna Circle and its Significance
David Edmonds, author and broadcaster.
To receive a 30% discount on David's book, please visit https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691164908/the-murder-of-professor-schlick and quote EDM21
Sunday March 21st 6.00pm (UK)
Chaired by Dr. Richard Stamp.