Welcome to Center Austria at The University of New Orleans!
Dedicated to Austrian and European Studies in the Gulf South, the Center serves as a major hub of academic exchange between Austria and the United States.
What does it mean to be New Orleanian?
Tulane University geographer Thomas Campanella published a rare front-page essay in Sunday’s Times-Picayune with the title “What does it mean to be a New Orleanian?”, exploring the meaning of the post-Katrina bumper sticker “Be a New Orleansian Wherever You Are.”
CenterAustria has asked former guest professors and students from Austria and Germany, who fell in love with New Orleans during their stays at UNO, to give personal responses to the notion that they may be “New Orleanian too” living in Germany and Austria.
Every body has been good.
Center Austria staff and students got together for a St. Nikolaus gathering!
Contemporary Austrian Studies Vol. 22 Presented in Austria
Left: The presentation of Volume 22 of Contemporary Austrian Studies at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.
Photo: Jan Bujak, Diplomatic Academy.
Guenter Bischof was honored with a Festschrift on the occasion of his 60th birthday: Reassessing History from Two Continents: Festschrift Guenter Bischof.
The Festschrift was handed to him as a surprise at the end of the 70th Anniversary Conference on the Moscow Declaration at the Austrian Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on October 29. His wife Melanie Boulet flew in as a surprise guest too, along with family and friends.
Peter Ruggenthaler and Mark Kramer organized the Festschrift with the help of Gertraud Griessner at CenterAustria, along with Stefan Karner and Martin Eichtinger.
Contemporary Austrian Studies
Austria's International Position after the End of the Cold War
In the past quarter century we have moved from the Cold War to the Post-Cold War era in Austria, Europe and the world at large. Yet relatively little assessment is available what the change from the Cold War to the Post-Cold War era signaled for Austria’s position in the world.
The Marshall Plan Chair in Austrian Studies
Endowed by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and attracted by UNO's unmatched record of 25 years of activities in Innsbruck and almost 20 years of friendship treaty cooperation with the University of Innsbruck, the revolving chair builds on a model transatlantic university partnership with an Austrian institution and attracts Austria's best and brightest to enrich Austrian and European studies at UNO and the U.S. in the long term.
Dr. Berthold Molden is the 2012-2014 Marshall Plan Chair at UNO.
The Austrian - American Art Exchange
Conferences & Symposia
Since the First symposium jointly organized by the University of Innsbruck and the University of New Orleans was held in New Orleans in 1982, no fewer than 31 such symposia have taken place, alternating between the two cities.
The symposia have provided a forum for American and Austrian scholars to present and discuss papers on topics of common interest with an emphasis on comparative perspectives.
Since 1982, some 40 students from the University of Innsbruck and other Austrian universities have come to The University of New Orleans for the month of February to learn about American government, history, and society through specially designed classes.
Today, dozens of students from Austria study abroad at UNO each year, while many Americans spend an academic year abroad in Innsbruck. In addition, the UNO summer school at the University of Innsbruck is the largest of its kind offered in the United States.