By Jonathan Singerton, BIAAS Grantee BIAAS Grantee and frequent contributor Jonathan Singerton has published the first account of the impact of the American Revolution in the Habsburg lands in full. In The American Revolution and the Habsburg Monarchy, Singerton examines the entire span of the transatlantic relationship between the budding United States and an aged […]
Podcast Series with Jacqueline Vansant Only a limited number of Jewish children, accompanied or alone, immigrated to the United States during WWII, and the topic has been largely overlooked in popular literature. Austrian children and youth who fled Nazi-occupied Austria to land safely in the United States has been even more neglected in terms of […]
Dr. Giovanna Massei, The Director of Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) Europe, discusses how the use of fertility control to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human wildlife conflicts. To learn more, visit the APHA Science Blog.
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for events, exhibits, and online programs aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria). Eligible fields include, but are not limited to, history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. BIAAS Grants – Extended […]
BIAAS Austro-Americana Blog Series Woodrow Wilson’s Emancipatory Perspective: The Ottoman and Habsburg Empires Historian Larry Wolff chronicles the evolution of US President Woodrow Wilson’s anti-imperial ideology towards the Habsburg Empire in this article. Though Wilson called for the autonomy of the Habsburg peoples in Point Ten of his Fourteen Points speech in January of 1918, he […]
BIAAS is excited to announce Volume 4 of the Journal of Austrian-American History, which includes “Austrian Children and Youth Fleeing Nazi Austria,” a special series guest-edited by Jacqueline Vansant. Articles by Thomas Riegler, Günter Bischof, João Fábio Bertonha, Kirsten Krick-Aigner, Swen Steinberg, and Tim Corbett demonstrate the tremendous scope and depth that academic research can attain […]
New Podcast: Ruth Weiss: Poet, Performer, Grand Dame of the Beat Generation with Thomas Antonic BIAAS’s latest podcast presents BIAAS grantee Thomas Antonic, whose film about Austrian-American Beat poet Ruth Weiss, One More Step West Is the Sea, recently won “Best International Documentary Feature” in the New York Independent Cinema 2021 Awards. Born in Berlin […]
In this BIWFC video – Ginger Kathrens, Wildlife Filmmaker and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, discusses the use of fertility control at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in Montana. To learn more, visit the BIWFC website.
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 […]
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 […]