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.

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Michael Haas

2020
Topics: Culture, History, Music
Products: Film

Dr. Michael Hass received a $15,000 BIAAS grant for “Discovering Karol Rathaus,” a film about a Jewish composer of classical music posed to become one of the most influential composers of his generation. With the rise of the Nazis he escaped Germany but failed to reestablish himself in the hostile cultural and political atmosphere of McCarthy America. Hiding behind the facade of ‘happiness’, Rathaus became one of the many unacknowledged casualties of the Holocaust.  The [...]

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Mark S. Weiner

2020
Topics: Political Science
Products: Article, Book, Film, other

Mark S. Weiner received an $18,000 BIAAS grant for his project, “A Social Theory of Emergency Medical Services: Mountain Rescue in Austria and the United States.” What lessons can be learned from the everyday work and cultural role of the Austrian mountain rescue service for democratic social and political theory? This project explores that seemingly unusual question by placing the Bergrettung in comparative context alongside the history of mountain rescue services in the United States. [...]