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Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State Cultural Responses in the Austrian Context

Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
31/08/2017 (13:00) - 02/09/2017 (22:00)

Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State

Cultural Responses in the Austrian Context

The international workshop ‘Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State’ will be held at King’s College London from Thursday 31 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. The workshop examines cultural responses to issues of transit and the place of the nation state in an era of mass international displacement. Its contributions will focus on responses to the current refugee crisis, as well as those which offer a historical or comparative perspective on questions of human displacement and mass migration in the Austrian context. Selected papers will be published in the twenty-sixth issue of the journal Austrian Studies. Austrian Studies is a peer-reviewed yearbook published in English under the auspices of the Modern Humanities Research Association. An extensive public programme of film screenings and discussions has been planned alongside the academic sessions. We will be joined by the prizewinning filmmakers Jakob Brossmann (Lampedusa in Winter 2014) and Nina Kusturica (Little Alien 2009), as well as the acclaimed composer Thomas Larcher, for public events at King’s and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. There will be a further ‘sneak preview’ film screening for conference participants on the final evening.

Full programme details can be downloaded as a PDF.

To register for the workshop, please email:

Please contact the organisers with any questions:;

Maps of the Strand Campus can be found here.

The original Call for Papers, which sets out some of the research rationale behind the conference, can be downloaded here.

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