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honoris causa. Politics of Public History at (Art) Universities

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Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna
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Conference room

Not only at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, but at numerous other Austrian universities, students, teachers and scholars are engaged in critical reflection and reappraisal of the historical responsibility of educational institutions.

During the conference, selected projects of the University of Innsbruck, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will be presented and discussed. A review of projects and artistic works that have already been completed or have not yet been taken up will illustrate the interest in engaging with the topic. The program will be accompanied by guided tours in and around Schillerplatz, as well as into the archive and the Graphic Collection of the Academy.

9:30–9:45 h
Johan F. Hartle, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Welcome and introduction
9:45–10:45 h
Dirk Rupnow
Umstrittene Erinnerungen. Zum Umgang mit kontaminierten Geschichten im Innsbrucker Jubiläumsjahr 2019
Moderation: Elke Krasny
10:45–10:50 h
Coffee Break
10:50–11:30 h
Nicole-Melanie Goll, Ulrike Hirhager, Eva Schober
A… Ehrenmitglieder der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Moderation: Johan Hartle
11:30–11:50 h
Coffee Break
11:50–13 h
Bettina Buchendorfer, Sophie Geretsegger, Silvia Herkt, Bernadette Reinhold, Christina Wieder
„Sonderfall“ Angewandte – Erinnerungspolitische und geschichtskulturelle Dimensionen eines Forschungsprojektes
Moderation: Angelika Schnell
13–14 h
Lunch Break (Aula)
14–15:30 h
Guided Tours (The two tours will take place in parallel.)
Guided Tour I
Plattform Geschichtspolitik: Manifestationen von Geschichtspolitik rund um die Akademie
Sheri Avraham, Lisa Bolyos, Eduard Freudmann, Sophia Rohwetter
Meeting point: entrance of the Aula, ground floor
Guided Tour II
Archiv und Kupferstichkabinett der Akademie
Nicole-Melanie Goll, Ulrike Hirhager, Eva Schober, René Schober
Meeting point: Porter, main entrance, ground floor 
(please register in advance in the Sitzungssaal)
15:30–15:40 h
Coffee Break
15:40–15:45 h
Jakob Krameritsch
Introduction to the afternoon program
15:45–16:15 h
Judith Augustinović, Valerie Habsburg
TFR Archive – Eine Berichtigung in der Geschichtsschreibung
Moderation: Jakob Krameritsch
16:15–17 h
Institut für das künstlerische Lehramt an der Akademie
Moderation: Johannes Rips
Elke Krasny
Unheimliche Materialien. Gründungsmomente der Kunsterziehung
Małgorzata Oliwa
Vom Ehren und Vergessen – Fragen von Ikonografie und Ideologie in kritisch-forschender Kunstvermittlung
17–17:15 h
Coffee Break
17:15–17:45 h
Michael Lunardi and Uli Vonbank-Schedler in conversation with Lisa Bolyos
Im Reich der Kunst
17:45–18:15 h
Verena Pawlowsky
Die Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien im Nationalsozialismus
Moderation: Eduard Freudmann
18:15–18:30 h
Coffee Break
18:30–19:30 h
333 Jahre Akademie: Was dann?
Panel discussion and closing of the conference with Johan Hartle, Irene Nierhaus, Dirk Rupnow, and Christina Wieder
Moderation: Karin Schneider

Artistic documentation of the conference: Pia Plankensteiner & Simon Nagy
Concept and organization by 
Eduard Freudmann, Nicole-Melanie Goll, Ulrike Hirhager, Martina Huber, Jakob Krameritsch, Johannes Rips, Angelika Schnell, Eva Schober, Ruth Sonderegger 
Inquiries to Jakob Krameritsch, Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, or + 43 (1) 58816-8105
The conference is supported by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria

Event Location

The event takes place at the main location of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna. Arrival is possible by public transport (see accessibility at Wiener Linien). If you arrive by car, there are two marked disabled parking spaces available in the inner courtyard (access via entrance Markartgasse).

The main building of the Academy at Schillerplatz has two main entrances due to different physical disability needs.

Entrance Schillerplatz:

  • For persons with visual disabilities: a tactile guidance system leads from the sidewalk down the right side of the historic staircase to the porter's lodge (ground floor)
  • For persons with walking disabilities: the historic staircase is equipped with additional handrails.
  • For persons with limited mobility: a sign leads from Schillerplatz entrance to the barrier-free Makartgasse entrance.

Entrance Makartgasse:

  • For persons with limited mobility: via an intercom system (stele on the left) you reach the porter, who opens the automatic gate.
  • In the passage, a ramp on the left side reaches the large automatic entrance door, which can be opened with a button to the right of the door.
  • From there (Souterrain) you can reach the elevator for access to the other floors. The porter is located on the ground floor.
  • Opening hours entrance Makartgasse: from 8 to 20 h.

The "Sitzungssaal" (E 1) is located on the ground floor. When entering via the Schillerplatz entrance, the room in the building is accessible at ground level. If you enter via the Markartgasse entrance, use the elevator from the Souterrain to the ground floor. The elevator is equipped with wheelchair accessible controls. The building has a (tactile) guidance system.

Barrier-free toilets are located on the ground floor as on every other floor of the building. The restrooms are accessible without Eurokey.

In order to be able to take all rescue measures in the event of a fire, wheelchair users are requested to register with the porter (either via the intercom system at the Makartgasse entrance or directly with the porter's lodge at the Schillerplatz entrance).

We want to make it easy and enjoyable for as many people as possible to attend the event. Should individual assistance be required during the event with regard to barrier-free requirements, please contact us via e-mail or by telephone at +43 1 588 16 1001. Your contact person is Martina Huber.