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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: Edith Sampson in Austria: The Promise and Limits of Person-to-Person Diplomacy in the Early Cold War

Athan Biss, writes a blog entitled  ‘Edith Sampson in Austria: The Promise and Limits of Person-to-Person Diplomacy in the Early Cold War

Excerpt: In the first week of June 1951, Edith Spurlock Sampson, a fifty-year-old African American attorney from Chicago’s South Side, arrived in Vienna as a goodwill ambassador under the auspices of the United States Information Service (USIS).

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Transatlantic Migration & Ethnic Identity

Vic Huber: A Life Promoting Music, Arts, and Cultural Ties

Vic Huber is an American Honorary Consul in Vienna and the Programme Director of the Austro-American Society in Vienna. He shares his own personal story about growing up in post-war Vienna and his lifelong journey with American culture with Jonathan Singerton.

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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.

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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