Symposion 2018: Program

Jura Soyfer: Public Projects
Events, exhibitions, recitals, comics, theatre, films, radio, Internet
Scientific analyses, artistic projects
Place: Jura Soyfer Centre, Vienna
Participation only with confirmed registration

Thursday, 8.11.2018

Jura Soyfer Society: Projects, Perspective
Participation only with confirmed registration

Friday, 9.11.2018

Cs.Dir.Dr. Herbert Arlt (Vienna)
Project proposals and financing
Jura Soyfer, the November Pogromes in 1938, 100 years Republic Austria – new possibilities and limits for street performances with songs, projects in simmering, opera performances, composition prize, radio, film, comics, exhibitions

Director Manfred Michalke (Vienna)
Opera and theatre projects

lunch break

13:30-14:00 Dilek Altinkaya Nergis (Izmir)
The translation project „Astoria“: Literary translation a priori

Univ.Prof.Dr. Aoussine Seddiki (Aïn Khedidja | Mers El Kebir) (Skype)
Soyfer Projects in Algeria

14:30-15:00 Rania Elwardy (Kairo) (Skype)
Soyfer Projekte in Arabia

Coffee break

Univ.Prof.Dr. András Balogh (Budapest/ Cluj Napoca | Klausenburg)
Jura Soyfer and Central Europe

Saturday, 10.11.2018

Reports of theatre projects in Dublin, Theatre Company Engerwitzdorf, Innsbruck, Cairo, Kharkiv, Waidhofen an der Thaya, Vienna
With: Olha Krivoshieva (Kharkiv) (Skype), Lukas Auberger (Engerwitzdorf), Katja Riegler (Dublin)(Skype) a.o.

Lunch break

Dr. Hartmut Cellbrot (Aachen) (Skype)
Jura Soyfer and the daily newspaper „Wiener Tag“

Univ.Prof.Dr. Knut Ove Arntzen (Bergen/ Norwegen) (virtuelle Beteiligung)
Jura Soyfer Symposion 2019

Summary and final discussion

Sunday, 11.11.2018

City walk
Jura Soyfer: sites of memory
The House of Austrian History

The work of Jura Soyfer is connected closely with the founding of the Republic in 1918, even though he was born in czaristic Russian Kharkov in 1912 and arrived 1920 in Vienna. But the founding of the Republic is essential in his plays, his poems, and in the novel „Thus died a party“. The founding is associated with democracy, with freedom. He applies first of all to defend it, then to fight the dictatorship from 1933-1938, for which he was arrested in 1937 and then released in February 1938 in the wake of a general amnesty. Soyfer also engaged for the independence of Austria. In the days of the occupation of Austria, he tries to get with his comrade Dr. Hugo Ebner on skis in the saving Switzerland. He is arrested by an Austrian patrol. He died on February 16, 1939 in  concentration camp Buchenwald.

Directly and indirectly a total 300 scientists, artists, translators from over 30 countries are participating in this Symposion. There were intensive discussions with Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Hartmut Krones (Vienna), Alessandra Schininà (Ragusa), Dr. Jürgen Stern (Vienna), Director Elke Hartmann (Landestheater Innsbruck) as well as a global exchange via email and Skype. The results of these preparations will be included in the Symposion.

It is important to understand that in addition to the historical dimension this scientific, artistic thinking about Jura Soyfer takes place in a context, in which the Jura Soyfer Society has provided pioneering in the field of digitization, Internet . Now the society is the one that provides basic information in the field of quantum technology.

The question is in this context what options have languages, literatures, arts, science, research, knowledge production. – They played a big role in 1918 and in 2018 artists ask for a democratic European Republic.

The results of the Symposion shall be documented 2019 in Jura Soyfer Open Access Online.

Förderungen | subsidies:
Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich | Austrian Federal Chancellery, Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich | National Fund of the Republic of Austria, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich | Future Fund of the Republic of Austria
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