Timothy Snyder Opens 3rd Vienna Humanities Festival "Power & Powerlessness"

More+Events ♦ Published: September 14, 2018; 11:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

From 27 to 30 September, the third Vienna Humanities Festival will once again bring together leading figures from science, art and culture in an "urban salon" lasting several days. Around 40 events will be held themed "Power & Powerlessness" to discuss the major issues of our time.

The 3rd Vienna Humanities Festival "Power & Powerlessness" takes place in Vienna from 27 to 30 September 2018 / Picture: © Museen der Stadt Wien (Wien Museum) / Grafik: Olaf Osten

The focus will be on the crisis of democracy, the strengthening of fundamentalist forces and the joint search for solutions.

The festival will be opened by the renowned US historian Timothy Snyder, who will present his new book "The Road to Unfreedom. Russia, Europe, America" as part of a lecture in the Ceremonial Hall of the Vienna City Hall.

Snyder, who works at the…