Journal of Austrian-American History


The Journal of Austrian-American History is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pennsylvania State University Press, and the flagship publication of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.[1]

Journal of Austrian-American History
DisciplineCultural studies, history, political science
Edited byMichael Burri
Publication details
Penn State University Press (United States)
Open Access
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Austrian-Am. Hist.
ISSN2475-0905 (print)
2475-0913 (web)
OCLC no.964078930
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The journal publishes new research, review essays, and other materials of significance that explore the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the historic Habsburg empire.

Content is interdisciplinary and emphasizes transatlantic exchange, across the fields of historical, political science, economics, law, and cultural studies.[2] The Journal is covered in the Scopus abstract and citation database and in ERIH PLUS. It is indexed and accessible via the digital library of the Scholarly Publishing Collective at Duke University Press.

Austrian-American Relations Edit

By the mid-eighteenth century, as recent scholarship has shown, this historic relationship had already become significant, particularly in the period of the American revolution, while during the American Civil War, Habsburg elites, such as Charles Frederick de Loosey, the Austrian consul in New York, finessed a balance among U.S., Austrian, and Mexican interests.[3][4] Meanwhile, immigrants from across Austria-Hungary had begun to shape everyday life in the fields of media and commerce, popular and high culture, and more.[5] [6]

The First World War reconfigured Austrian-American relations, not least through the postwar redrawing of Austro-Hungarian borders and the financial reconstruction of the First Austrian Republic.[7][8] But inasmuch as the U.S. Senate had rejected the Treaty of Versailles, the process of reaching a U.S.-Austrian peace took a circuitous and prolonged path.[9]

These developments constitute notable early peaks in a twentienth-century characterized by a series of high water marks in political, economic, and diplomatic relations between the two countries.[10][11] Meanwhile, the entertainment industry continues to reshuffle episodes in Austrian-American history, via familiar tropes of imperial Austria, the Cold War, "Coca-Colonization," and more.[12][13][14]

Published Volumes Edit

The first volume of the Journal of Austrian-American History appeared in 2017. It included articles on Hungarian migrant marriages in the United States, a study of Austrian and Dustbowl refugees, as they appear in Hollywood cinema, and an assessment of Hip hop, Malcolm X, and Muslim activism in Austria.[15][16][17] The volume that followed featured a special issue on migration from Central Europe, together with articles on the ties between the industrialist and arts patron Walter Paepcke, the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy, and an emerging Bauhaus sensibility in Chicago, among others.[18]

The Journal has also presented archival research foregrounding the correspondence of prominent Habsburg-Americans, with articles devoted to John R. Palandech (Ivan Palandačić), the well-known immigrant publisher, politician, and entrepreneur in Chicago, and an essay by Walter D. Kamphoefner on language and loyalty among German Americans during World War I.[19][20] Oral histories of American diplomatic personnel stationed in Vienna from 1945–55, recorded by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, are also featured.[21]

The 2020 volume includes an investigation of Vienna and the British-American film production, The Third Man, as a locus classicus for postwar espionage, together with an assessment by Günter Bischof of Allied post-World War II occupation and nation-building, and its lessons for the future.[22][23] In addition, Jacqueline Vansant edits a special issue on "Austrian Children and Youth Fleeing Nazi Austria," with four contributions, ranging from an essay on Ernst Papanek to an article on intracategorical complexity in the memoirs of young Jewish Austrian emigrants to the United States.[24][25][26] The 2021 volume contained a special issue on "Americans in Vienna 1945-1955," while the 2022 volume included a special issue on "Musical Diplomacy in Austrian-American Relations."

Editorial Board Edit

The editorial board of the Journal of Austrian-American History is composed of leading scholars in Austrian history in the United States and Europe, including Siegfried Beer, Peter Becker, Günter Bischof, Gary B. Cohen, Olivia Florek, Farid Hafez, Christian Karner, Teresa Kovacs, Nathan Marcus, Britta McEwen, Peter Meilaender, Martin Nedbal, Nicole M. Phelps, Dominique Reill, and Julia Secklehner. The editor is Michael Burri.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Journal of Austrian-American History". Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  2. ^ Journal of Austrian-American history. 2017. OCLC 964078930.
  3. ^ Singerton, Jonathan (2021). The American Revolution and the Habsburg Monarchy. Charlottesville. ISBN 978-0-8139-4823-2. OCLC 1287197677.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ Bertonha, João Fábio (2020). "Representing Austrian, American, and Mexican Interests: Consul Charles Frederick de Loosey in Emperor Maximilian's Diplomacy, 1864–1867". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 73–92. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0073. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0073. S2CID 234994791.
  5. ^ Kratochvíl, Matěj (2022-05-18). "Music as an Adaptation Strategy: The Hruby Family's Voyage from Cehnice to Cleveland". Journal of Austrian-American History. 6 (1): 1–13. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.6.1.0001. ISSN 2475-0905.
  6. ^ doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.6.1.0014 Retrieved 2023-06-07. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Marcus, Nathan (2018). Austrian reconstruction and the collapse of global finance, 1921-1931. Cambridge, Massachusetts. ISBN 978-0-674-98258-1. OCLC 1030308116.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  8. ^ Suppan, Arnold (2019). The Imperialist Peace Order in Central Europe : Saint-Germain and Trianon, 1919-1920. Vienna. ISBN 978-3-7001-8635-9. OCLC 1134393329.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ Phelps, Nicole M. (2022-10-18). "Rights without Ratification: How the US Government Found Its Way to Peace with Austria in the 1920s". Journal of Austrian-American History. 6 (2): 105–135. doi:10.5325/pennhistory.6.2.0105. ISSN 2475-0905.
  10. ^ Bischof, Günter (2017). The Marshall Plan : saving Europe, rebuilding Austria : the European recovery plan, the ERP Fund, the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. Hans Petschar (1st ed.). [New Orleans]. ISBN 978-1-60801-147-6. OCLC 1007133337.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  11. ^ The Vienna Summit and its importance in international history. Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, Barbara Stelzl-Marx. Lanham. 2014. ISBN 978-0-7391-8557-5. OCLC 869556201.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ Scholz, Anne-Marie (2021-12-01). "Preaching to the Unconverted: The Third Man (1949) as Historical Resource for Exploring the Topic of Americans in Vienna, 1945–1955". Journal of Austrian-American History. 5 (2): 157–179. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.5.2.0157. ISSN 2475-0905. S2CID 251748860.
  13. ^ Wagnleitner, Reinhold (1994). Coca-colonization and the Cold War : the cultural mission of the United States in Austria after the Second World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-585-02898-2. OCLC 42329416.
  14. ^ World film locations. Vienna. Robert Dassanowsky. Bristol: Intellect Books. 2012. ISBN 978-1-84150-569-5. OCLC 775066509.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ Oberly, James W. (2017). "Love at First Sight and an Arrangement for Life: Investigating and Interpreting a 1910 Hungarian Migrant Marriage". Journal of Austrian-American History. 1 (1): 69–97. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.1.1.0069. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.1.1.0069.
  16. ^ Vansant, Jacqueline (2017). "Austrian and Dustbowl Refugees Unite in Three Faces West (1940)". Journal of Austrian-American History. 1 (1): 98–116. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.1.1.0098. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.1.1.0098.
  17. ^ Hafez, Farid (2018). "From Harlem to the "Hoamatlond": Hip-Hop, Malcolm X, and Muslim Activism in Austria". Journal of Austrian-American History. 1 (2): 159–180. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.1.2.0159.
  18. ^ Journal of Austrian-American History. 2 (2). 2018. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.2.1.issue-1.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  19. ^ Fischer-Nebmaier, Wladimir (2019). "John R. Palandech (1874–1956): The Many Faces of a Chicago Transatlantic Immigrant Media Man". Journal of Austrian-American History. 3 (1): 26–87. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.1.0026. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.1.0026. S2CID 214195945.
  20. ^ Kamphoefner, Walter D. (2019). "Language and Loyalty among German Americans in World War I". Journal of Austrian-American History. 3 (1): 1–25. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.1.0001. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.1.0001. S2CID 214312004.
  21. ^ "American Diplomatic Personnel in Austria, 1945–1955: Oral Histories from the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training". Journal of Austrian-American History. 3:2 (2): 124–161. 2019. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.2.0124. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.3.2.0124. S2CID 239075402.
  22. ^ Riegler (2020). "The Spy Story Behind The Third Man". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 1–37. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0001. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0001. S2CID 226400749.
  23. ^ Bischof, Günter (2020). "The Post–World War II Allied Occupation of Austria: What Can We Learn about It for Iraq in Successful Nation Building?". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 38–72. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0038. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0038. S2CID 226469224.
  24. ^ Vansant (2020). "Guest Editor's Introduction". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 93–95. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0093. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0093.
  25. ^ Steinberg, Swen (2020). "On Austrian Refugee Children: Agency, Experience, and Knowledge in Ernst Papanek's "Preliminary Study" from 1943". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 111–128. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0111. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0111. S2CID 244335060.
  26. ^ Corbett, Tim (2020). "Jumbled Mosaics: Exploring Intracategorical Complexity in the Memoirs of Jewish Austrian (Youth) Emigrants to the United States". Journal of Austrian-American History. 4: 129–157. doi:10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0129. ISSN 2475-0905. JSTOR 10.5325/jaustamerhist.4.0129. S2CID 244331094.