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Austria’s Next Top Philosophers

The Austrian finals of the Philosophy Olympiad 2014 took place from 6th to 9th of April at the Bildungshaus Mariatrost. Each province sent one to four finalists (the winners of the Landeswettbewerbe), including Southern Tyrol. It turned out to be a fun and colorful mix of 26people plus a committee of university students of Vienna. The event started on Sunday evening with a few games to get to know each other. On Monday the official essay competition took place at the Akademische Gymnasium. We had to write essays on one out of four quotes by famous philosophers.Philosophieolympiade2014-1 We had exactly four hours to write down our philosophical thoughts and no one was allowed to talk. The atmosphere was like in an important test. However, the rest of the time was filled with fun and a relaxing program including philosophical workshops, cinema and improvisation theater.
The presentation ceremony was the last item on the agenda and after exchanging phone numbers we eventually had to say goodbye.

The assessment of the essays was done in two rounds; the first one without fixed places and the second one with a ranking of the best twelve of which the first two will have the honor to go to the International Philosophy Olympiad in Vilnius. I, personally, was very happy to come 9th, which I hadn’t really expected.

Roman gladiator school

by Mark_Sist

Archaeologists discover remains of a Roman gladiator school in Austria
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:36 PM on 5th September 2011
British archaeologists were among a team who have discovered the ruins of a Roman gladiator school on the outskirts of the Austrian capital Vienna.
The find, which has been described as 'one in a million' and 'sensational', is one of 100 hundred such schools the Romans built to train the fighters before they were pitted against each other in brutal combat.
The Brits were among an international team of historians, geologists and archaeologists from the Ludwig Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna

Hans Hollein dies, aged 80  — Vienna Times
.. are then eager to place within their walls works of art from his hand, whether in the form of drawings, collages, or sculpture".

İstanbul Baroque Festival marks 20th year in May  — Today's Zaman
The İstanbul Baroque Ensemble and soloists of the Austrian Baroque Consort will be on stage again for the third and the last performance of the festival on May 8 at the Austrian Culture Office in Yeniköy.

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