|Discipline||Cultural Studies, History, Political Science|
|Edited by||Michael Burri|
Penn State University Press (United States)
|ISO 4||J. Austrian-Am. Hist.|
The Journal of Austrian-American History is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pennsylvania State University Press, and sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies. The journal makes available new research, review essays, as well older articles of significance devoted to exploring the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the historical Habsburg empire. Journal content is interdisciplinary and emphasizes transatlantic exchange, across the fields of historical, political science, economics, law, and cultural studies. The Journal is covered in the Scopus abstract and citation database and in ERIH PLUS. It is indexed and accessible via the digital library JSTOR.
The first volume of the Journal of Austrian-American History, edited by Kristina E. Poznan, appeared in 2017, and 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.
The 2018 volume of the Journal 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, as well as the relevance of the "frontier thesis" of Frederick Jackson Turner to the Habsburg military border, among others.
In its 2019 issue, the Journal presented archival research foregrounding the correspondence of prominent Habsburg-Americans, with articles devoted to John R. Palandech (Ivan Palanda?i?), 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. Oral histories of American diplomatic personnel stationed in Vienna from 1945-55, recorded by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, are also featured.
The most recent issue includes, among other contributions, an article by Thomas Riegler who investigates Vienna and the British-American film production, The Third Man, as a locus classicus for postwar espionage, as well as an assessment by Günter Bischof of Allied post-World War II occupation and nation-building, and its lessons for the future.
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, Katherine Baber, Günter Bischof, Gary B. Cohen, Robert Dassanowsky, Farid Hafez, Teresa Kovacs, Nathan Marcus, Martin Nedbal, Nicole M. Phelps, and Kristina E. Poznan. The current editor is Michael Burri.