Studies in Art

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Vienna, in its golden age and as imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was a cosmopolitan city whose diversity gave rise to immense cultural and intellectual productivity with figures such as Arnold Schoenberg, Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt and Sigmund Freud. However, at the same time, this diversity gave rise to political and social tensions creating instability within the Empire whose power was in decline.

This course will look at the rich history, politics and culture of Vienna, its architecture, art movements and music.


Tuesday 19 November 2013

10.30am
The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Monarchy: Looking Back from 1914
Alan Sked, Professor in International History, London School of Economics

12.00noon
Musical Classicism: Music in Vienna from Mozart to Brahms
Dr Benedict Taylor, Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh

1.00pm
Lunch

1.50pm
Franz Joseph and the Building of the Ringstrasse
Alan Sked, Professor in International History, London School of Economics

2.50pm
Musical Modernism: Mahler and the Second Viennese School
Dr Benedict Taylor, Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh


Tuesday 26 November 2013

10.30am
The Coffeehouse and Viennese Design around 1900
Dr Charlotte Ashby, Birkbeck, University of London

12.00noon
Women with Qualities. Emancipation and Education Reform in Fin de Siècle Vienna
Dr Deborah Holmes, Head of German, University of Kent 

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Sigmund Freud and the Emergence of Psychoanalysis
Stefan Marianski, Independent Researcher, Education and Research Team, Freud Museum


Tuesday 3 December 2013

10.30am
The Vienna Secession and the Beethoven Exhibition
Dr Diane Silverthorne, Birkbeck, University of London

12.00noon
Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900
Dr Gemma Blackshaw, Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Plymouth and co-curator of the National Gallery exhibition

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition “Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900” at the National Gallery


Lecture venue
The Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1

Course Organiser
Sarah Bowles