Publications by Julia Secklehner

Book Chapters

The Birth of Painting from the Spirit of the Gingerbread: Anna Lesznai’s Hungarian Exotic in 1920s Vienna,’ in Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design, eds Megan Brandow-Faller and Laura Morowitz (New York: Routledge, 2022)

Beyond the Provincial: Entanglements of Regional Modernism in Interwar Central Europe,’ in Periodization in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe, eds Shona Kallestrup, Magdalena Kunińska, Mihnea Alexandru Mihail, Anna Adashinskaya and Cosmin Minea (New York: Routledge, 2022)

Crossing Borders and Period Boundaries in Central European Art: The Work of Anna Lesznai (ca. 1910–1930),’ in Rethinking Period Boundaries: New Approaches to Continuity and Discontinuity in Modern European History and Culture, eds Lucian George and Jade McGlynn (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022) pp. 121–148.

‘Simple Entertainment? Die Muskete and ‘Weak’ Antisemitism in Interwar Vienna’, in Visual Antisemitism in Central Europe, eds Eva Janáčová and Jakub Hauser (Oldenbourg: DeGruyter, 2021) pp. 123–144. DOI:

In Czech:  ‘Pouhá zábava? Die Muskete a „umírněný“ antisemitismus v meziválečné Vídni‘, in Obrazy nenávisti. Vizuální projevy antisemitismu ve střední Evropě, eds Eva Janáčová and Jakub Hauser (Prague: Artefactum, 2021) pp. 117–136.

‘”A School for Becoming Human”: The Socialist Humanism of Irena Blühová’s Bauhaus Photographs’, in Bauhaus Bodies, eds Elizabeth Otto und Patrick Rössler (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) pp. 287–310.


Eine andere Moderne? Neue Frauen am Land in the 1930er Jahren,’ zeitgeschichte 50.1 (2023) pp. 43–70. DOI:

‘A New Austrian Regionalism: Alfons Walde and Austrian Identity in Painting after 1918′, Austrian History Yearbook 52 (2021) pp. 201–226.

‘Bolshevik Jews, Aryan Vienna? Popular Antisemitism in Der Kikeriki, 1918-1933’, The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book, August 2018, pp. 157–178.

‘Gender(ed) Revolution? Masculinities and Femininities in Irena Blühová’s work’, immediations 3:4 (2015).


‘Moving times, moving spaces: Conference report on “Questions of Periodisation in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe”, 30 November – 1 December 2019, New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest’, Journal of Art Historiography 22 (2020)

Peter Becher / Anne Knechtel (eds.): Hörfunk und Hörfunkpolitik in der Tschechoslowakei und im Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren (reviewed by Julia Secklehner), Bohemia 58.1 (2018) pp. 178–180.

Milena Bartlová, Unsere ‘nationale’ Kunst. Studien zur Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte, Stuttgart: Thorbecke 2016, in: sehepunkte 18:6 (2018)

General Interest

Bauhaus Ireny Blühové”, Art + Antiques, September 2019, pp. 44–51.

“Irena Blühová”, in Elizabeth Otto and Patrick Rössler, Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective (London: Palazzo Publishing, 2019) pp. 172–177.

“Judit Kárász”, in Elizabeth Otto and Patrick Rössler, Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective(London: Palazzo Publishing, 2019) pp. 178–179.



Scene from the play The Bride, stage design by Adolf Hoffmeister – image: Wikimedia Commons