Recent Events2019-06-21T10:51:11+00:00


Recent conferences, lectures, and events that support scholarship on the historic relationship between Austria and the United States.

Annual Public Lecture 2019

Recent Events

Now Presenting Christiane Tewinkel and Joseph Malherek

In 2016, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) and the Central European University established the Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU). The first scholars embarked in the fall of 2017 for the inaugural fellowships at IAS CEU to share their research with their colleagues in a vibrant multidisciplinary center.


‘Richard Neutra California Living Exhibit at the Wien Museum and Los Angeles Modernism Revisited: Houses by Neutra, Schindler, Ain and Contemporaries by Andreas Nierhaus and David Schreyer

Andreas Nierhaus, curator of architecture at the Wien Museum, and David Schreyer, an architecture photographer based in Austria, embarked on a research trip to Los Angeles and southern California during June 2017 with the intent of taking a fresh look at little-known residences of classic modernism.


‘A r c h i t e k t u r z e n t r u m W i e n announces the release of Cold War and Architecture written by Monika Platzer.

A r c h i t e k t u r z e n t r u m W i e n announces the release of Cold War and Architecture written by Monika Platzer. After Austria’s liberation by the Allies in 1945, Vienna became an important arena of the Cold War. In this book, Monika Platzer contextualizes the role of building activity and its protagonists in a nation lodged between competing systems. The global dimension of the East-West conflict and its ramifications are crucial to the reappraisal of Austrian architectural discourse after 1945. Each of the four occupying powers established an extensive cultural program. Great Britain, France, the US, and the Soviet Union used architectural exhibitions as platforms through which to transfer cultural, ideological, economic, and technological concepts and ideas. The battle of the different systems after the Second World War was all encompassing, and continued in the cultural arms race of two transnational networks of modernism, namely CIAM Austria and the International Summer Seminar (known today as European Forum Alpbach). The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies is honored to support the English translation of this important work. Distributed by Park Books, the English translation of Cold War and Architecture may be purchased via The University of Chicago Press Books here:


From the Post WWI Aid in Austria & Central Europe Symposium

Posted October 8, 2019

From the Post WWI Aid in Austria & Central Europe Symposium PD. Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács 1919-2019: The Legacy of Transatlantic and Transnational Aid to Central Europe

PD. Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, a former Botstiber-CEU Fellow, discusses the recent conference on “Post World War I Aid in Austria & Central Europe” which took place between September 26 and 27, 2019, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.


‘Cold War and Architecture’ Exhibit at the Architekturzentrum Wien

Posted October 2, 2019

After the liberation of Austria in spring 1945 and the occupation by the four victorious powers of Great Britain, France, USA, and the Soviet Unio