Database of Funded Projects

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies has generously funded academic research and public history projects that promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria. The following search tools make it possible to explore these projects and to learn more about the scholars and organizations who have received BIAAS grants and fellowships.

2021-09-17T14:48:17+00:00

Max Ehrenfreund

2021
Topics: History
Products: Article, Book, Dissertation

Ehrenfreund's dissertation is a study of the socialist calculation debate, an intellectual exchange among interwar economists, journalists, and politicians who sought an economic theory for a socialist society. Using archival sources, Ehrenfreund presents a new interpretation of this debate in the context of contemporary shifts in the cultural meanings of calculation and the political valences of mathematics in Austria and the United States. With the Botstiber Institute's support, Ehrenfreund will travel to archives in Michigan [...]

2021-03-25T21:52:09+00:00

Oskar Czendze

2020
Topics: Culture, History
Products: Dissertation

Oskar Czendze received a $3,500 BIAAS grant for his project, “From Loss to Invention: Galician Jews Between New York and East Central Europe, 1890-1938.” His project investigates the daily life experiences of Jewish immigrants from Austrian Galicia in New York’s Lower East Side. With the help of the Botstiber Research Grant, Czendze will collect autobiographical, Jewish communal and institutional records in archives in Austria, Poland, and Ukraine which will highlight the transnational nature of the [...]

2019-09-30T14:51:49+00:00

Sang Pil Lee – Hans Hollein’s Expanded Environments: Austrian and American Architectural Exchange in the First Electronic Age, 1956–1976

2019
Topics: Architecture, Art, Culture
Products: Conference Presentation, Dissertation, Workshop

Sang Pil Lee received a 2019 Botstiber grant to pursue research in Vienna for his project “Hans Hollein’s Expanded Environments: Austrian and American Architectural Exchange in the First Electronic Age, 1956–1976.” […]

2019-08-21T17:12:59+00:00

Ohad Reiss-Sorokin – The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the “Geistkreis” from Vienna to the New World

2019
Topics: Art, History, Psychology
Products: Dissertation, Research

Ohad Reiss-Sorokin’s Ph.D. dissertation “The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the ‘Geistkreis’ from Vienna to the New world”, follows the story of the ‘Geistkreis,’ an interdisciplinary intellectual circle that took place in Vienna in the Interwar period. […]

2021-03-25T22:20:30+00:00

Lauren Wolfe – Figuring “Austria” Through Translation

2019
Topics: History, Translation
Products: Article, Dissertation

Lauren K. Wolfe received a BIAAS grant in the amount of $12,584 to support her project “Figuring ‘Austria’ Through Translation.” This research project, which will be carried out at various literary archives in Klagenfurt and Vienna, focuses on the experimental and politically charged literary projects of two 20th century Austria writers, Karl Kraus and Werner Kofler, both of whom utilized collage as a mode of composition. […]

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