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.
Blog: Emigration Routes from Austria-Hungary: Germany – Part I
In this blog by Allison Schmidt we explore the early stages of the migration journey for many Austro-Hungarian emigrants who chose travelling through Saxony as their route to the Americas (ca. 1880-1924).
Excerpt: On November 26, 1908, police in Tetschen (“Děčín” in today’s Czechia) stopped a young man about to cross the border from Habsburg territory into Imperial Germany.
Now Presenting Christiane Tewinkel and Joseph Malherek
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) and the Central European University established the Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU) to support scholarly work situated in the historical, political, economic, or cultural relationship between the United States and Austria, including countries of the former Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires.
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.
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 BIAAS and published by Penn State University Press.
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