Each year BIAAS organizes and supports conferences, lectures, and events in the United States and Europe that support scholarship on the historic relationship between Austria and the United States.
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2019 Botstiber Public Lecture with Dr. Anton Pelinka
May 9, 2019
On May 9th, 2019 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anton Pelinka, professor of political science and nationalism studies, delivered a public lecture entitled “Good Uncle Sam, Bad Uncle Sam: The Perception of the United States in Post-Habsburg Austria.”
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies is pleased to announce our new website at Botstiberbiaas.org. The website includes innovative Austrian-American Studies content in blogs, videos and podcasts, and features a directory of 14 leading Austrian-American organizations.
Call for Papers: The Austrian Academy of Sciences, the American Austrian Foundation, and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Posted April 25, 2019
Call for Papers: The Austrian Academy of Sciences, the American Austrian Foundation, and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation are accepting submissions on topics related to relief organizations and efforts after World War I in Austria and in comparison to other countries.
Join BIAAS for a Public Lecture by Dr. Anton Pelinka
Posted April 10, 2019
Join BIAAS for a Public Lecture by Dr. Anton Pelinka on May 9th, 2019 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. To learn more and register for this FREE event sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, visit EventBrite.
A summit of diplomatic, scholarly and advocacy organizations focused on cultural and academic exchanges between the U.S. and Austria convened in New Orleans Nov. 12-13 to explore opportunities for joining forces in areas of mutual interest and benefit.
Join us at the 2018 GSA to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies! Check back to find out more details about our BIAAS anniversary reception on Saturday, September 29th. The 10th Anniversary Reception will be open to all conference attendees.
BIAAS will also sponsor a panel focusing on "Americans in Europe: Exploring Moments in Transatlantic Culture Exchange." The session will feature talks by Nadine Zimmerli, Alison Orton, Emily Gioelli, and Andrew Behrendt.
2019 Cultural Politics and Propaganda Conference in Vienna, Austria
March 28-30, 2019
"Cultural Politics and Propaganda: Mediated Narratives and Images in Austrian-American Relations (1900-2000)" Conference took place from March 28 - 30, 2019 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria. "Culture Politics and Propaganda" was hosted by the North Atlantic Triangle Commission and sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.
Dr. Leon Botstein presented the 2018 Botstiber Lecture at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of Johns Hopkins University, located in Washington, D.C. Dr. Botstein is President of Bard College and Chairman of the Board of Central European University. His lecture, “The Cunning of History: The Politics of Today and the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the Past,” examined the political history of Eastern and Central Europe since the end of the First World War.
BIAAS co-organized this conference with Central European University's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Presenters at the conference included former recipients of BIAAS grants and fellowships as well as former Botstiber/IAS Fellows, who have received the Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships. Selected papers from this conference will comprise volume 2, issue 1 of the Journal of Austrian-American History. Click below to watch the keynote lecture presented by Dr. William O'Reilly of Cambridge University.
Scholars from across the United States and Europe participated in panel sessions focused on new approaches to collecting, preserving, and disseminating letters of migrants and immigrants. The conference was hosted by Florida State University's Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and Department of History. BIAAS provided partial funding for this conference. Selected papers from "Letters in Troubled Times" will comprise volume 2, issue 2 of the Journal of Austrian-American History.
Former President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer presented the 2017 Botstiber Lecture at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Click below to hear Dr. Fischer's talk titled, “Austria 1918-2018,” and learn about the political history of Austrian throughout the 20th century.
The 2016 Botstiber Lecture featured a panel discussion on "The Politics of Migration in America and Austria." Hosted at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the panel featured presentations by Farid Hafez of the University of Salzburg and James "Jim" Hollifield of Southern Methodist University. Tara Zahra, Professor of East European History at the University of Chicago, moderated the discussion. Click below to listen to an audio recording of the panel discussion.