Calendar of Scheduled Events, Spring 2018

Workshop, The Marshall Plan at 70
David Ellwood, Johns Hopkins University, Guenter Bischof, Director, Center Austria
When: January 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

Europe’s Battery: The Alps in the Fossil Fuel Age
Marc Landry, Center Austria, UNO
When: January 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

Conceptualizations of Democratic (Post-)Consumerism
Silvia Rief, Harvard University/ University of Innsbruck
When: February 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

Rosa Jochmann: Holocaust Survivor, Political Actor and Contemporary Witness - An Austrian Biography
Veronika Duma, University of Vienna
When: February 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

University of Vienna, Department of Geography - New Orleans Student Excursion (February 19-28, 2018) - Mini Symposium on New Orleans
When: February 21, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

Anschluss before Hitler: Rethinking Nationalism and Politics in Interwar Austria and German
Erin Hochman, Southern Methodist University
When: March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Earl K. Long Library, Room 407

Modernist Maps of Mitteleuropa: Avant-garde Artists and Atlas Design in Central Europe, 1930–1955
Benjamin Benus, Loyola University, New Orleans
When: March 12, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 112, International Center

The Origins of Empire: The Middle East in the 1st Millennium BCE
Robert Rollinger, University of Innsbruck
When: March 20, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Earl K. Long Library, Room 407

Annual UNO – University of Innsbruck Symposium:
Electrifying the World: Toward a Global History of Light and Power
Organized by Marc Landry/UNO and Patrick Kupper/IBK
When: March 26-27, 2018
Where: tba

Center Austria Fellow Presentation:
The Economic Relationship between Austria and Hungary in the Shadow of the Two World Wars

Béla Teleky, Austrian Ministry of Science and Research Fellow
When: April 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room IC 112, International Center



Photo Contest at UNO

Center Austria's contribution to the 11th Annual International Photo Contest at UNO by 2017-2018 Nick Mueller Fellow Bernhard Achhorner. 

20th Anniversary Festivities

Center Austria celebrated its 20th anniversary with a signature event at Napoleon House in New Orleans' French Quarter on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 

All photos: Theresa Peischer. 

Book Presentation at the National WWII Museum

On October 12, 2017, Center Austria Director Günter Bischof and Dr. Hans Petschar of the Austrian National Library presented their book The Marshall Plan - Since 1947 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La. Introductory remarks were delivered by the Museum's Dr. Rob Citino. Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, served as the commentator. 

2017 Radomir Luza Prize Awarded


Wilfried Garscha from the Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterreichischen Widerstandes (l) and Center Austria's Director Guenter Bischof (r) handed Dr. Erin Hochman of the Southern Methodist University History Department the 2017 Radomir Luza Prize for the best publication in "Central European history in the World War II Era" during the Banquet of the annual meeting of the German Studies Association in Atlanta for her book Imagining a Greater Germany: Republican Nationalism and the Idea of the Anschluss (Cornell UP 2016). The prize money was contributed by the Zukunftsfonds der Republik Oesterreich.