Center Austria at the 2019 Meeting of the GSA

Center Austria was busy at the 74th Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association in Portland, OR, which took place October 3-6, 2019.


It sponsored the panel on "Mediating the Importance of Historic Photography," (from left) Hannes Richter from the Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC (on current project of Austrians in the U.S. as public diplomacy outreach), Guenter Bischof (chaired session), Ina Markova talked about the Austrian Visual Memory of 1945 -- was it victimization or liberation?, Martin Kofler (Lienz) and Notburga Siller (Bozen) about a European Union project collecting historic photographs in the Tyrol region (North, South, and East).

Furthermore, Guenter Bischof organized the panel on "Austrian Studies at the GSA" in Honor of Gerald Fetz, long-time Secretary-Treasurer of the GSA with (from left to right) Wilfried Garscha, Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterreichischen Widerstandes (Vienna), Guenter Bischof (Chair), Gerald Fetz (Laudator & Respondent), Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Lafayette College), Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania emeritus). Josef Leidenfrost (Ministry of Education, Science, and Research) could not be present on the panel and had his paper read by Bischof