Conference Reminder: Vienna Coffeehouse

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/09/24 18:59

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The Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal College of Art (London) reminds of the conference on The Viennese Café as an Urban Site of Cultural Exchange between 17 and 18 October 2008.

Place and time:

17th October - V & A Museum, Lecture Theatre, 10am - 6pm
18th October - Royal College of Art, Lecture Theatre 1, 10am - 6pm

Although the Viennese coffeehouse has long been recognised as a site of importance, there has as yet been no in-depth scholarly investigation of how it functioned in relation to the broader culture of the city at this time. The cultural significance of the café provides a central theme for scholars from the fields of visual, social, literary and cultural history to meet and explore the similarities, differences and shared points of interest in recent research into Vienna 1900. The programme examines the café from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of deepening our understanding of the nature of this urban space, and the cultural exchanges and performances that went on there.

Keynote speakers: Dr Steven Beller, independent scholar, Washington DC and Professor Edward Timms, University of Sussex.

For further details of the programme and registration please visit: or contact Angela Waplington.
The conference is organised to coincide with the Vienna Café Festival, running at the RCA and partner venues from the 7th-24th October.


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