Conference: Images of the Marshall Plan

Images of the Marshall Plan: Film, Photographs, Exhibits, Posters

When: May 19 - 20, 2008
Where: AWS Vienna, Ungergasse 

Conference Conveners: 

Günter Bischof, CenterAustria, Unviersity of New Orleans
Dieter Stiefel, Institute of Social and Economic History,  University of Vienna

Conference Sponsor: 

Austrian Marshall Plan Anniversary Foundation, Vienna (Wolfgang Stoiber & Eugen Stark, Executive Directors)

On the Occasion of

the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan and 10th Anniversary of CenterAustria, University of New Orleans

 

PROGRAM:

MONDAY, MAY 19

  • 9 – 9:30
    Welcomes

Ferdinand Lacina, Minister a.D., Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Scott F. Kilner, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Vienna
Günter Bischof, Center for Austrian Culture and Commerce, University of New Orleans
Dieter Stiefel, Institute of Social and Economic History, University of Vienna

  • 9:30 – 10:30
    Keynote Address 

Chair: Siegfried Beer, University of Graz

Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University): The Marshall Plan and American Consumer Democracy

  • 11 – 13:00
    Session I: The Marshall Plan in Film

Chair: Dieter Stiefel, University of Vienna

David Elwood (Bologna)
Film and the Marshall Plan

Christoph Höllriegl (Vienna)
Visualizations of the Marshall Plan in Austrian USIS Films

Hans-Jürgen Schröder (Giessen)
The Marshall Plan in Film and Posters in the Federal Republic of Germany

 

  • 13:30-14:30
    Lunch
     
  • 14:30 – 16:30
    Session II: Media Representations of the Marshall Plan in a Comparative European Context

Chair: Günter Bischof, University of New Orleans

Helge Pharo/Helge Danielson, University of Oslo
Media Representations of the Marshall Plan in Norway

Stelios Zachariou, Hellenic Foreign Ministry and University of Athens
Media Representations of the Marshall Plan in Greece

Ramón Reichert, Kunstuniversität Linz
Narrative Techniques in the Austrian Marshall Plan Movies:  A Methodological Approach

 

  • 18:30-20:00
    Special Film Presentation:

Chair: Reinhold Wagnleitner, University of Salzburg

Linda and Eric Christenson, Independent Scholars, Washington, D.C.
The Marshall Plan – The Making of a Documentary

  • 20:00
    Reception

Celebrating Ten Years CenterAustria, University of New Orleans

 

TUESDAY, May 20

  • 9:30-12:00
    Session III: The Marshall Plan in Austria: Myth, Moloch, and Memory

Chair: Peter Berger, Wirtschaftsunviersität Vienna

Wolfgang Kos, Vienna Museum
The Marshall Plan, Tourism and the Modernization of the Austrian Landscape

Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Ludwig-Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung, Graz
Marshall Plan Dead Ends and “Anti-USIA” Campaigns: The Soviet Economic Propaganda Campaign in Austria

Dieter Stiefel/Günter Bischof, University of Vienna/University of New Orleans
Memories of the Marshall Plan in Austria

  • 12:00-13:30
    Lunch
     
  • 13:30-16:30
    Session IV: The Marshall Plan in Austria in Photography and Film

Chair: Oliver Rathkolb, University of Vienna

Hans Petschar, Picture Archives, Austrian National Library, Vienna
USIS Photographers and the Marshall Plan in Rural Austria

Michaela Pfunder, Picture Archives, Austrian National Library, Vienna
The Marshall Plan in USIS Photography

  • 18:30
    isit Vienna Heurigen