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.


Philip Henry

Topics: History, Psychology
Products: Monograph

Phillip Henry received a 2021 Botstiber Grant to complete the research towards an intellectual history of interwar Freudian psychoanalysis. Titled States of Exception: The Interwar Crisis and the Remaking of Psychoanalysis, this monograph study focuses on the entwined practical and theoretical revisions of Freudianism over the 1920s and 1930s. Focusing on a group of pioneering analysts working mainly in Vienna but also in Budapest, Berlin, and London, this project explores how the social and political turmoil of the times led to a rethinking of the Freudian theory of the self, of the technique of analytic therapy, and indeed, of the very politics of psychoanalysis.


The Center at Camden County College

Topics: Psychology
Products: Lecture, Lecture Series

The Center at Camden County College will be offering a five-part speaker series focusing on the influential Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud.  The series will span from his prolific activities in Austria during the last century to his enormous impact on current culture, science, and the field of psychology in the United States.  Audiences will gain an understanding of Austrian and US culture and life during the earlier part of the 20th century; and they will [...]


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

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. […]


Katherine Sorrels

Topics: History, Migration, Psychology, Science
Products: Research

Katherine Sorrels received a BIAAS grant to research Jewish physicians and therapists who fled Nazi Vienna for Scotland, where they founded what would become a global network on intentional communities that cared for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. […]