BIAAS actively promotes the work of our grantees, fellows and other Austrian-American Scholars through our podcast series.

Saturday night gathering of Austrian-Italian members of the Venetia Giulia fraternity, an International Workers' Order in New York, 1943.

The Botstiber Austrian-American Podcast

The Botstiber Austrian-American Podcast features interviews with scholars who specialize in the field of Austrian-American studies. Interviews cover topics relating to history, literature, politics, and cultural studies.

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New Podcast! The Crisis Specialist: Clemens von Pirquet with Michael Burri

Clemens von Pirquet, an Austrian pediatrician and scientist, held a prominent role in the international post-WWI humanitarian relief efforts during Austria’s hunger crisis. Pirquet directed his unique, scientific-based system of nutrition (no cocoa here, please) with the support of the American Relief Administration. As a result of this transatlantic partnership, hundreds of thousands of Austrian children were saved from starvation.

Vic Huber: A Life Promoting Music, Arts, and Cultural Ties

Vic Huber is an American Honorary Consul in Vienna and the Programme Director of the Austro-American Society in Vienna. He shares his own personal story about growing up in post-war Vienna and his lifelong journey with American culture with Jonathan Singerton.

Kurt Bednar: The Paper War between the United States and Austria-Hungary

In his book, The Paper War between the United States and Austria-Hungary, historian Kurt Bednar looks at the final years of the Habsburg Monarchy through an American lens. He discusses the research for his book, his findings, and his views on one of the most pivotal chapters in Austrian-American relations with Jonathan Singerton.

Marion Romberg: America in religious Allegories

Marion Romberg discusses how the image of America (with feather crowns, parrots, and crocodiles) was popularized in early modern times with Jonathan Singerton. Marion Romberg is a research associate at the Department of Habsburg and Balkan Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna, Austria), the network editor of the Habsburg Discussion Network, and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Austrian Society for 18th Century Studies.

Relevant links:
1) Marion Romberg: https://marionromberg.eu
2) Department of Habsburg and Balkan Studies: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/inz/
3) Habsburg Discussion Network: http://www.h-net.org/~habsweb/
4) Austrian Society for 18th Century Studies: https://oege18.org