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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

Podcast Series: Austrian Children and Youth Fleeing Nazi Austria

with Jacqueline Vansant

Only a limited number of Jewish children, accompanied or alone, immigrated to the United States during WWII, and research examining this subject has been largely overlooked. Austrian children and youth who fled Nazi-occupied Austria to land safely in the United States has been even more neglected in terms of academic research. Here, however, in this podcast series, guest host Jacqueline Vansant discusses different research perspectives examining Austrian-Jewish Child Migration during WWII with three expert and engaging guests.

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Event: Recharging Austrian-American Relations Conference

Taking place June 9th-10th at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the event brought together the world’s most prominent scholars and representatives of Austrian-American relations, with the purpose of strengthening the historic bond shared between the two countries. Among the many prolific speakers were BIAAS Board Chairman Dr. Siegfried Beer, and two-time BIAAS grant-recipient Matti Bunzl who serves as Director of the Wien Museum.

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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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