An interdisciplinary center for the study of the Habsburg Empire, Austria and other successor states, and the new Europe.
The Center for Austrian Studies will award a Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize and a Dissertation Prize in 2014, thanks to a generous donation from David and Rosemary Good. The purpose of these biennial competitions is to encourage North American doctoral candidates and scholars in the full range of academic disciplines to do research in the field of Austrian, Habsburg, and post-Habsburg studies. Each award consists of $1,500. Complete details
Deadline for submission: Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
The Voices of Vienna Scholarship honors Professor Emeritus William E. Wright, founding director of the Center for Austrian Studies. It is funded by Kathryn Keefer. The scholarship alternates between the School of Music and the Center for Austrian Studies. For summer 2014, the $4,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Center for Austrian Studies to an undergraduate senior or graduate student of the University of Minnesota in the social sciences or humanities who proposes to do research in Austria or one of the other former Habsburg lands in Central Europe. Complete details
Deadline for submission: February 28, 2014
The Center for Austrian Studies is able to offer up to four Summer 2014 Research Grants of $4,000. The grants are intended to provide financial support to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate students in order to further their progress towards their degree. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, provided the topic has a connection to Austrian/Central European studies. For more information, contact Klaas van der Sanden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete details
Application deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014
The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research or art project grant for up to $40,000. The grant is intended for scholarly or artistic projects that are broadly based in Austrian/Central European Studies. CAS may split the $40,000 between two projects, as it did in 2011, when it awarded a grant to Alice Lovejoy, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, UMN,” and a smaller grant to Donna Gabaccia, Immigration History, UMN, and Annemarie Steidl, history, University of Vienna. Complete details
Application deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014
The College of Liberal Arts welcomes applications from CLA faculty interested in teaching at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in 2015 or 2016. Faculty exchanges with Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz are coordinated by the Assistant Dean for International Studies, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Faculty in the college. There are three faculty exchange opportunities with the Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz. Complete details
For exchanges to take place during spring 2015, the deadline for receipt of applications is March 14, 2014.
The Rath prize is awarded annually for the best article published in the Austrian History Yearbook. It is funded by the estate of the longtime Habsburg scholar and founder of the AHY, R. John Rath (1910-2001), and by contributions in his memory. The 2012 and 2013 prize winners, announced at the 2014 AHA convention in Washington, DC, are:
2012: Madalina-Valeria Veres, “Putting Transylvania on the Map: Cartography and Enlightened Absolutism in the Habsburg Monarchy.” Second prize: Pamela Ballinger, “History’s 'Illegibles': National Indeterminacy in Istria.” 2013: Werner Telesko, Richard Kurdiovsky, and Dagmar Sachsenhofer, “The Vienna Hofburg between 1835 and 1918—A Residence in the Conflicting Fields of Art, Politics, and Representation.” Second Prize: James Tracy, “The Road to Szigetvár: Ferdinand I’s Defense of His Hungarian Border, 1548–1566.” All prizes include a cash award.
We would like to thank the prize committee—David Gerlach, Gundolf Graml, and especially its chair, Nancy Wingfield. Nancy's cheerful enthusiasm and organizational skills were indispensible.
Upcoming public television broadcasts of the documentary based upon the Center's 2008 public forum (principal cosponsor: Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation) will occur on the statewide MN Channel, with affiliates in the Twin Cities, Duluth/Superior, Appleton, Austin/Rochester, Bemidji/Brainerd, and Fargo/Moorhead. You can now find the dates of upcoming broadcasts online.
The program is also archived at the Minnesota Video Vault. You may watch the program on your computer at your convenience.