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Center for Jewish Studies Presents

Klaus Hödl Presents: "Similarities and Differences: Jews and non-Jews in Vienna around 1900"

11/7/17, 11:45 AM

About this event

Current narratives regarding the Jewish past, as with any other ethnic-cultural group, are predominantly narratives of particularity. This emphasis on particularity often leads to a one-sided, somewhat distorted historical account. It may be revised and modified by assembling an “integrative” narrative.

I propose to actuate this undertaking through the use of the analytical concept of similarity as well as the application of a spatial approach. The central questions posed in the talk refer to the complex network of relationships that have connected Jews and non-Jews in Vienna around 1900, taking into account not only their cultural similarities but also their differences.

Klaus Hödl works at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz/Austria. He is the author of various books and articles in the fields on Jews in eastern Europe, Vienna, and New York, of the Jewish body, Jewish historiography, and Jewish/non-Jewish relations.

Cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Event Location
  • 135 Nicholson Hall, UMN East Bank
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA