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.

2021-09-17T14:44:17+00:00

Rachel E. Scott

2021
Topics: History, Music
Products: Article

Rachel E. Scott received a BIAAS grant to conduct research on Austrian music festivals held under American occupation. The project will explore the tensions between American and Austrian identity that were performed on musical stages during this period and provide insight into the relationship between Austria and the United States as both countries made strategic use of music festivals to achieve mutually beneficial goals. The grant will enable archival research at the National Archives in [...]

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 [...]

2021-03-25T21:52:59+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 [...]

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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