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WHO WE ARE

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the former Habsburg empire, by awarding grants and fellowships, organizing lectures and conferences, and publishing the Journal of Austrian-American History.

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Transatlantic Migration & Ethnic Identity

Blog: “A Habsburg Archduke in Hollywood!”

Former BIAAS grant recipient, Jacqueline Vansant, writes a blog entitled “A Habsburg Archduke in Hollywood!” Excerpt: If I were to ask you which Hollywood film you associate most with Austria, you’d probably say The Sound of Music without much hesitation. Yet, it is only one of over fifty films made in Hollywood that were set in Austria.

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Transatlantic Migration & Ethnic Identity

Series of 3 Podcasts about Mass Migration

BIAAS presents a series of three podcasts dedicated to exploring the history of the mass migration from Austria-Hungary to the United States. Former BIAAS grant recipient, Jonathan Singerton, talks to Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier, James Oberly and Annemarie Steidl, three historians who co-authored a landmark book on migration, entitled From a Multiethnic Empire to a Nation of Nations: Austro-Hungarian Migrants in the US, 1870 to 1940.

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OSS Operation Greenup. 2017 Grant Recipient Peter Pirker’s subject in Codename Brooklyn From left, Franz Weber, Hans Wynberg, Fred Mayer.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

BIAAS supports grant and fellowship proposals for projects that promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history.

2017 BIAAS Conference

EVENTS

Each year BIAAS staff members travel throughout the United States and around the globe to attend conferences, lectures, and events that support scholarship on the historic relationship between Austria and the United States.

The Journal of Austrian-American History is an open-access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies and published by Penn State University Press.

PUBLICATIONS

The Journal of Austrian-American History is an open-access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal sponsored by BIAAS and published by Penn State University Press.

Mrs. Joan Fertig, Hungarian-born librarian in Pittsburgh, PA, 1943

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