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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.  We engage with a broader public audience through digital programming, including videos, podcasts and blog posts.

LATEST NEWS

Transatlantic Migration & Ethnic Identity

New Blog! Woodrow Wilson’s Emancipatory Perspective: The Ottoman and Habsburg Empires

by Larry Wolff

Historian Larry Wolff chronicles the evolution of US President Woodrow Wilson’s anti-imperial ideology towards the Habsburg Empire in this article. Though Wilson  called for the autonomy of the Habsburg peoples in Point Ten of his Fourteen Points speech in January of 1918, he did not arrive at a fully frank opposition to the empire’s existence until that October–a year and a half after America entered World War I. Wilson’s thinking about the Habsburg monarchy was shaped by his perspective on the Ottoman empire, his youthful admiration for British Liberal leader William Gladstone, and his sense of Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of emancipation.

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Vienna in Hollywood: The Influence and Impact of Austrians on the Hollywood Film Industry, 1920s-2020s 

December 10 – 11, 2021
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures &
University of Southern California Libraries

This long-awaited symposium is dedicated to the large and underappreciated presence of Austrian film professionals who have shaped and continue to influence American and global filmmaking today.

Organized by The Academy Museum, USC Libraries, USC Max Kade Institute, with support from the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles, BIAAS is pleased to provide funding for this event.

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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 organizes and supports conferences, lectures, and events in the United States and Europe 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.

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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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