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.

2021-03-25T21:47:57+00:00

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 [...]

2021-03-25T21:50:02+00:00

Samuel Albert

2020
Topics: Art, Culture, History, Painting
Products: Article, Book, Digital Project

Dr. Samuel David Albert received a $11,432 BIAAS grant for his project, "Bound but Unjoined: Austrian, Hungarian, and Austro-Hungarian Art Exhibits."  Dr. Albert’s project is a documentation and investigation of Austro-Hungarian, Austrian, and Hungarian international art exhibitions in the first four decades of the 20th century, which will explore the interrelationship between nationalism and artistic modernity as reflecting a strategy of national (and nationalist) representation. The grant will enable archival research in Vienna and Budapest, [...]

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 [...]

2021-03-25T21:52:59+00:00

David H. Miller

2020
Topics: Culture, History, Music
Products: Book

David H. Miller received a $2,250 BIAAS grant to conduct research in the state of Washington for his monograph project “Musical Modernisms, Manuscripts, and Mountains, from the Austrian Alps to the North Cascades.” This project is centered around Hans and Rosaleen Moldenhauer, musicologists and music manuscript collectors from Spokane, WA who played key roles in shaping the circulation of music by Austrian modernist composers such as Anton Webern and Ernst Krenek during the second half [...]

2021-03-25T21:53:39+00:00

James Morrow

2020
Topics: Art, Culture, History, Photography
Products: Article, Book, Exhibit, Journal/Magazine

Jim Morrow received a $5,000 BIAAS grant for the project “Designing the American Salzburg: Habsburg Austrian Culture in Colorado Mountain Communities,” which will examine how Habsburg Austrians who settled in Colorado used architecture and design to create a sense of togetherness. The proposed research has two objectives. The first will document how Habsburg Austrian emigres in two Colorado towns, Crested Butte and Aspen, influenced the development of American alpine culture. The second will give detail [...]

2020-07-28T15:07:32+00:00

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies

2020
Topics: Art, Culture, Film, History, Political Science
Products: Exhibit, Workshop

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies received a BIAAS grant for a 2.5-day workshop dedicated to creating a “moral biography” of the 1921 US-Austria Peace Treaty. On August 24, 1921, the United States and Austria signed a Peace Treaty in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War. This step was necessary for peace building purposes since the US Senate refused to consent to the ratification of the multilateral Treaty of Saint Germain in [...]

2021-03-25T22:12:53+00:00

Oliver Sukrow – Alternative Spaces of Innovation. A Comparative Study of 19th-Century Spa Towns as Regional Innovation Clusters

2020
Topics: Architecture, Art, Culture, History, Science
Products: Article, Book, Conference Presentation

  Dr. Oliver Sukrow received a $21,118 BIAAS grant for his research project “Alternative Spaces of Innovation. A Comparative Study of 19th-Century Spa Towns as Regional Innovation Clusters.” His interdisciplinary project aims from a historical-comparative perspective at exploring how 19th-century spa towns in Austria and California became regional innovation clusters. This project argues that innovation in 19th-century Austria and California also occurred in ‘alternative’ spaces such as spa towns. He is particularly interested in exploring [...]

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.” […]

2019-08-21T19:42:47+00:00

Leon Botstein and The Bard Music Festival

2019
Topics: Culture, Film, History, Music
Products: Conference, Festival, Film, Lecture Series, Music Festival, Presentation, Workshop

Leon Botstein and The Bard Music Festival received a BIAAS grant for its exploration of the life, work, and legacy of Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Korngold and His World: Bard Music Festival 2019 took take place at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, in August 2019. […]

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