Conference 1918–1938–2018: Dawn of an Authoritarian Century? 


The year 2018 sees the commemoration of several important historical events in Austria and Germany that continue to have an influence on our society.  


The Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn and the University of Vienna will therefore hold a conference at Schloss Eckartsau from Wednesday, 5 September 2018, to Friday, 7 September 2018, that focuses on the events of 1918 and 1938 as well as their extensive effects and possible influence on the course of future events. The location of the conference is also a part of this history; Schloss Eckartsau was once a hunting lodge of the Habsburg family and where Emperor Karl signed the declaration relinquishing his claim to the Hungarian part of the empire on 13 November 1918.    


The programme of the conference “1918-1938-2018: Dawn of an Authoritarian Century?“ is now released on the homepage.    


Among the many highlights of the programme, we want to specially point out the fireside chat on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 in the afternoon.  


Heinz Fischer (Former President of the Republic of Austria), Elisabeth Holzleithner (University of Vienna), Irina Scherbakowa (Memorial, Moscow), and Ivan Vejvoda (Institute for Human Sciences IWM, Vienna) will discuss the “The Historical Burden of 1918 for Europe Today: Are We at the Dawn of an Authoritarian 21st Century?”, chaired by Eva Nowotny (University of Vienna).    

Online-registration for the conference is open now. 


Please note that there is only a limited number of tickets available. The registration fee is € 30,00 (for all 3 days and the meals during the conference, including the dinners on Wednesday and Thursday evening). Please note that no transportation to and from Schloss Eckartsau will be provided by the conference administration. For travel information, please visit the homepage

Unfortunately, the conference location is not fully accessible for people with special mobility needs. For more information, please contact directly via e-mail.    


Members of the press: Please register directly via e-mail.    


If you have any further question, please contact:  


Mag.a Linda Erker / Mag. Johann Kirchknopf 

Mail: eckartsau2018.zeitgeschichtecНы@YЩџe~Њunivie.ac.at



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