Gregory Weeks

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Gregory Weeks (born 1970) is a lecturer at the International Relations Department at Webster University in Vienna, Austria.[1] He was the Head of the International Relations Department from 2005 until 2011. Weeks teaches and researches civil-military relations, genocide prevention, and twentieth century Austrian and German diplomatic and military history.[2][3]

Education and research[edit]

He received his doctorate in Contemporary History from the Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz, Austria, and earned his M.A. in European History from Purdue University.[1] As a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004–2005,[1] he conducted research on “The Role of the Vienna Municipal Police in the Forced Emigration and Murder of Jews, 1938–1944.[verification needed] In 2006, he was the Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Chair for the Study of Racism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem,[1] where he researched anti-Semitic and racist attitudes within the police force in Vienna from 1918 to 1945.[verification needed] Most recently in the Fall of 2008, he was a Corrie ten Boom Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive in Los Angeles.[1]

Publications and literature[edit]

Weeks has co-authored Vienna’s Conscience: Close-Ups and Conversations after Hitler (2007), which focuses on the fiftieth anniversary of the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938 and Austrian efforts to confront the country’s World War II past.[2][3] In addition, he has authored over two dozen scholarly articles, among others on the German colonial wars, Leni Riefenstahl, and the Weimar Republic.[verification needed] Together with the War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice, he conducted archival research to aid in the post-war trials of Austrian National Socialists. Weeks has received distinguished fellowships and awards from several institutions and foundations including the United States Military Academy, the Leucorea Foundation, and the Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural Studies. With a Holocaust Educational Foundation Fellowship, Professor Weeks spent a summer studying the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization with prominent scholars from across the globe in 1998.[2][3]

Books and book chapters[edit]

  • Weeks, Gregory (2008). Military history of germany, 1815 to the present. Westport: Praeger Security Intl. ISBN 978-0-275-98534-9. OCLC 269437279.
  • Weeks, Gregory (2008). "Austria Regains Its Independence (Austrian State Treaty)". In Gorman, Robert F. (ed.). Great events from history. The 20th century, 1941–1970. 3. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. ISBN 978-1-58765-333-9. OCLC 171152145. LCC D421 .G6295 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  • Weeks, Gregory (2008). "Die erste Republik aus US-amerikanischer Sicht" [The First Republic from an American Perspective]. In Karner, Stefan; Mikoletzky, Lorenz; Zollinger, Manfred (eds.). Österreich. 90 Jahre Republik : Beitragsband der Ausstellung im Parlament [Of Austria. 90 years of Republic: review of the issues in Parliament] (in German). Innsbruck: Studien Verlag. pp. 565–570. ISBN 978-3-7065-4664-5. OCLC 277195118.
  • Popovic, Petar; Weeks, Gregory (2007). "The EU and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century: The Trauma of War and Hopes for Stability in the Region". In Sergi, Bruno S; Bagatelas, William T. (eds.). Economic and political development ethics: Europe and beyond. Bratislava: Iura Edition. ISBN 978-80-8078-167-5. OCLC 182530333.
  • Winter, Richard; Balk, Susan Winter; Weeks, Gregory (2007). Vienna's conscience : close-ups and conversations after Hitler. St. Louis, MO: Reedy Press. ISBN 978-1-933370-08-8. OCLC 213866939.
  • Weeks, Gregory (2005). "The Legacy of the Habsburg Empire for the EU". In Sergi, Bruno S.; Bagatelas, William T. (eds.). Ethical Implications of Post-Communist Transition Economics and Politics in Europe. Bratislava: Iura Edition. ISBN 978-80-8078-045-6. OCLC 60455929.
  • Weeks, Gregory (2004). "The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, 1950–2004: Lessons from the Past for the Future?". In Sergi, Bruno S.; Bagatelas, William T. (eds.). Economics and politics : has 9/11 changed anything?. Bratislava: Iura Edition. ISBN 978-80-8078-007-4. OCLC 56565086.
  • Weeks, Gregory (2000). "Fifty Years of Pain: A History of Austrian Disabled Veterans after 1945". In Gerber, David A. (ed.). Disabled veterans in history. Corporealities. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. pp. 229–250. ISBN 978-0-472-11033-9. OCLC 247524557. LCC UB360 .D57 2000.
  • Weeks, Gregory (1999–2002). "Leontine Sagan". In Commire, Anne; Klezmer, Deborah (eds.). Women in world history : a biographical encyclopedia. 13. Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications. ISBN 978-0-7876-4071-2. OCLC 41108563.

Journal articles[edit]

Museum exhibit projects[edit]

  • Consultant and Organizing Committee Member for “The New Austria” Exhibit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2005
  • Consultant to “Austria is Free” Exhibit in the Schallaburg, Lower Austria, 2005
  • Consultant to “Austria: 90 Years of the Republic,” 2008–2009 in the Austrian Parliament


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dr. Gregory Weeks – Webster University Vienna". Vienna, Austria: Webster University. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Contributors: Dr. Gregory Weeks". Vienna: Human Security Initiative. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Human Security Initiative: Founder". Vienna: Human Security Initiative. July 10, 2010. Retrieved March 26, 2011.

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