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BIAAS: BIAAS Appoints Kevin McNamara as New Managing Director

November 1, 2021

Kevin J. McNamara, an experienced non-profit executive, author and editor, and an Associate Scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), Philadelphia, will assume his new duties at the Botstiber Institute on November 1, 2021. The Institute is an arm of the Botstiber Foundation, a non-profit philanthropy based in Media, PA. “Kevin McNamara is poised to […]

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BIAAS: Blog by Kristina E. Poznan

October 27, 2021

BIAAS Austro-Americana Blog Series Unterweger’s Signature Knot: The “Austrian Jack the Ripper’s” Murder Spree in the Vienna Woods and the Hollywood Hills Just in time for Halloween, BIAAS’s latest blog is a horrifying tale about a transatlantic serial killer. Johann “Jack” Unterweger, aka the “Vienna Strangler,” was once championed by Elfriede Jelinek and Günter Grass […]

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BIAAS: Podcast – Say Hello to “Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder!” and Ernst Papanek with Lilly Maier

October 13, 2021

Podcast with Lilly Maier BIAAS’s latest podcast presents Lilly Maier whose recent biography of Ernst Papanek, Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder!: Ernst Papanek. Revolutionär, Reformpädagoge und Retter jüdischer Kinder, explores the remarkable life of the Viennese-born socialist and educator.  Already in exile from Austria, Papanek became the director of four homes in France for Jewish refugee children […]

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BIAAS: 2021 BIAAS Grantees

September 22, 2021

Meet the 2021 Grantees BIAAS’s 2021 grantees are a multidisciplinary group of scholarly researchers exploring unique and diverse areas in Austrian-American studies. They pursue projects grounded in history, with innovative subjects in anti-fascism, economics, Habsburg legacies, Jewish studies, journalism, migration, musicology, and pedagogy. We invite you to learn about their BIAAS projects. To learn more, […]

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BIAAS: Blog by Peter Becker and Natasha Wheatley

September 15, 2021

BIAAS Austro-Americana Blog Series Where is America? Remaking Central Europe, the League of Nations, and the New International Order Post-Habsburg Central Europe became a testing ground for a new form of global cooperation when the collapse of the Habsburg Empire left a region of new nation states in its wake. The ordeals of this period […]

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BIAAS: Blog by Adi Gordon

August 3, 2021

BIAAS Austro-Americana Blog Series The Enduring Promise of Multinationalism: Hans Kohn’s Habsburg Legacies Historian Adi Gordon presents compulsory reading for our times: a consideration of nationalism and its theoretical founding father, Hans Kohn. Kohn, who was born in Prague in 1891, shaped his pioneering views regarding nationalism via his experiences in and observations of the […]

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