Friday, September 27, 2013

UNO Center Austria Hosts Talk on "Patriotic Shopping"

The University of New Orleans Center Austria this week hosts a lecture on "patriotic shopping." Sound good? The lecture is more intellectual than fluffy, but without a doubt is designed to make consumers think.

Join us!

Center Austria hosts "Patriotic Shopping: A Comparative Perspective on the Call to 'Buy National' in the 20th Century" at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in the Liberal Arts Lounge, Room 197.

Founded in 1997, Center Austria is a research and discourse hub for Austrian and European Studies at UNO and in New Orleans Center Austria. The intellectual center advances understanding of Austrian and Central European culture through scholarly and artistic activities and academic partnerships. Director Guenther Bischof says that Center Austria strives to be the intellectual hub on the University campus.

The center hosts "Patriotic Shopping: A Comparative Perspective on the Call to 'Buy National' in the 20th Century," at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in the Liberal Arts Lounge, Room 197.

Oliver Kuhschlelm, a scholar and assistant professor of economic and social history at the University of Vienna will speak. His research interests lie in social and economic history in general and the history of consumption and advertising in particular, specifically national identities in product communication, as well as links between consumption and economic nationalism.

Kushchlelm is the author of many essays and edited volumes, among them Memoria Austriae III. Unternehmer, Firmen, Produkte, to which he contributed a number of chapters on Austrian businesses and entrepreneurs.