Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS)
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) was established in 2008 to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the former Habsburg empire.
BIAAS accomplishes its mission through four main activities:
- Awarding grants and fellowships in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history
- Organizing events such as lectures and conferences
- Publishing the Journal of Austrian-American History, launched in 2017 with Penn State University Press
- Engaging with a broader public audience through digital programming, including videos, podcasts and blog posts as well as through social media.
BIAAS has supported over 140 grantees and fellows in the areas of history, politics, law, economics, cultural studies, and public history.