Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies


The USC Max Kade Institute is a research center devoted to German and European studies.  Located several blocks north of the USC campus, the institute hosts lectures, conferences, and performances for students, faculty and the general public.  Institute programs cover German and European studies broadly defined, but its main areas of emphasis include: exile studies, Cold War studies; German history, film, and aesthetics; and contemporary German and European affairs.

"Feuchtwanger and Judaism"

The Max Kade Institute is co-sponsoring the 7th Conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society on the topic of "Feuchtwanger and Judaism" to be held at USC, September 15-17, 2015.  Call for Papers and More information here: Intl_Feuchtwanger_Society_CFP_2015.pdf

VW/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

German Postdoctoral Scholars can apply for this Fellowship to spend a year at the Max Kade Institute.  Click for details:MB_96_e-1.pdf

Locating Expressionism, 6-7 September @LACMA

June 28, 2014: "Woyzeck von Sarajevo" by Kaca Celan

A multimedia reading in collaboration with the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at USC. Read More

February 21, 2014: Cornelius Schnauber, founder of the Max Kade Institute, 1939-2014

Dear Max Kade Institute Community, With great sadness, I am writing to inform you that Cornelius Schnauber passed away on Friday 21 February 2014 around 8:40 PM. Read More

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  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0351