Revolution! Vienna Humanities Festival 2017

From the 22nd-24th September 2017, the Vienna Humanities Festival will return for a weekend of discussion and debate around the theme of revolution.


About the festival:

Now in its second year, the Vienna Humanities Festival will again bring together leading lights from the fields of academia, art and culture for an exchange of thoughts which will be as inspiring as it will be focused.

Around 40 lectures and discussions will turn Vienna’s Karlsplatz into a wide-ranging salon over the course of two days, as the festival’s participants address the theme of revolution.

The topics of these discussions will range from Russia in 1917, through the protests of 1968 and the monumental changes of 1989 to more recent events, such as the Ukranian Euromaidan and the Arab Spring.

However, the festival also looks at other types of revolution and includes conversations around the Industrial Revolution, the aesthetic revolution of The Modern and the Digital Revolution and its consequences for the societies we live in.

Full programme of events: (all times in CET)

Visitor information:

There is no seat reservation at the festival and all attendance proceeds on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we encourage all guests to arrive at their desired events in good time.

All events will be free to attend, bar the concert on Saturday evening, for which tickets will cost €22.

Live streaming & recordings:

For those unable to be in Vienna from the 22nd-24th, will feature a live stream of Heidi Schmidt’s discussion with Dessislava Gavrilova from 12:00-13:00 on Sunday the 24th September.

In addition to the live stream, we will also produce video highlights of a selection of the festival’s discussions, which will be made available on following the festival.

To remain informed about the live stream and/or the upcoming video highlights, you can follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, where we regularly publish updates about the availability of new material.


Wien Museum

TU Wien

Evangelische Volksschule


Venue 1 = Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Wien

Venue 2 = Festsaal der TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

Venue 3 = Evangelische Volksschule, Karlsplatz 14, 1040 Wien

Venue 4 = Radiokulturhaus, Argentinierstraße 30a, 1040 Wien









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