2019 Austrian Studies Association Conference

Austrian Studies Association National Conference 2019
Austrian Studies Association National Conference 2019

Austria in Europe: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Migration, Immigration, & Integration

Austrian Studies Association Annual Conference 2019 | http://www.austrian-studies.org/   
April 11-14, 2019 | Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

The 2019 conference of the Austrian Studies Association represents a joint venture between Bowling Green State University, Ohio and the Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg, Austria. This interdisciplinary conference will explore a broad range of issues related to migration in the context of Austria and Europe. The presentations will highlight artistic, cultural, economic, and political developments from contemporary and historical perspectives.

Call for Papers:

https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/world-languages-and-cultures/languages/german/austrian-studies-conference.html

Papers should be approximately 15 minutes in length to allow for some discussion at the end of each panel.

Conference Registration for Presenters:

Please note that the conference fee of $170 ($100 for graduate students who are unemployed) includes the reception on Thursday evening, breakfast and coffee-break snacks, and lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday.
All presenters must be members of the Austrian Studies Association. Your membership is connected to a subscription of the Journal of Austrian Studies. You can sign up for or renew your membership here:

http://unp-bookworm.unl.edu/product/Journal-of-Austrian-Studies,675612.aspx

Keynote Speakers and Special Event:
  • Opening Reception on Thursday at 6pm followed by viewing of "Der Bauer zu Nathal: Kein Film über Thomas Bernhard" 2018, 90 Min. (Co-Sponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum NY)

           http://www.derbauerzunathal.at/

  • Dr. Mathias Beer, Director, Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Baden-Württemberg & University of Tübingen

  • Dr. Manfred Mittermayer, Director of the Literary Archive of the University of Salzburg.

  • Max Kade Writer in Residence at BGSU Clemens Berger will serve as our writer in residence for the conference and will hold a reading.

Salzburg-BGSU Logo
Conference Registration fee includes:
  • Thursday - evening reception
  • Friday - breakfast, mid-day beverage and snack, lunch, and dinner
  • Saturday - morning coffee and snacks, lunch, and dinner
  • Sunday - mid-morning coffee break
Standard Registration: $170.00
Graduate/Undergraduate Student Presenter Registration (with meals): $100.00
Graduate/Undergraduate Student Attendee Registration (without meals): Free
 
Registration closes Sunday, March 24, 2019 at midnight (USA, Eastern Standard Time)
 
For assistance with registration or payment issues, please email Conference and Event Business Services, or contact at 419-372-7941.
 
Logos Salzburg and BGSU

Major Airports:

Detroit Metro-Willow Run Airport (DTW) is located about 70 miles North of BGSU. There are 2 terminals at DTW. McNamara Terminal services most international flights and Delta Air Lines. The North Terminal services all other domestic air lines.

Toledo Express Airport is located about 35 miles Northwest of BGSU. Servicing Allegiant and American Airlines flights. The most economical way to get to BGSU from the airport is by car rental.  Please see the airport's website for listing of rental companies and information. Taxi, car service, and shuttles are also available. Average fare from Detroit is about $110. Visit BG Convention & Visitors Bureau for a few taxi/shuttle options available. Feel free to try to coordinate arrival and departure times with other  colleagues attending to help reduce travel costs.

A map of Bowling Green State University. The Bowen-Thompson Student Union is highlighted.

Local Hotels:

Fairfield Inn Marriott – 1544 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio – (419) 352-0033

  • Special ASA Conference Rate: $109 USD/night – 0.2 mi from BGSU
  • Deadline to Book: March 10th, 2019

Hampton Inn – 142 Campbell Hill Road, Bowling Green, Ohio – (419) 353-3464   

  • Starting Rates: Click link for current hotel rates – 0.3 mi from BGSU  

Holiday Inn Express – 2150 Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio – (419) 353-5500  

  • Starting Rates: Click link for current hotel rates –1.1 mi from BGSU

Best Western Falcon Plaza – 1450 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio – (419) 352-4671

  • Special ASA Conference Rate: $85 USD/night – 495 ft from BGSU  

Keynote Speakers and Special Event:

  • Opening Reception on Thursday at 6pm followed by viewing of "Der Bauer zu Nathal: Kein Film über Thomas Bernhard" 2018, 90 Min. (Co-Sponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum NY)

           http://www.derbauerzunathal.at/

  • Dr. Mathias Beer, Director, Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Baden-Württemberg & University of Tübingen

  • Dr. Manfred Mittermayer, Director of the Literary Archive of the University of Salzburg.

  • Max Kade Writer in Residence at BGSU Clemens Berger will serve as our writer in residence for the conference and will hold a reading.

Sponsoring Organizations:

This conference would not be possible without the generous support of the following units:

Bowling Green State University:
     College of Arts and Sciences
     Graduate College
     Department of History
     Department of World Languages and Cultures
     International Studies Program
     Office of International Programs and Partnerships

The University of Salzburg

Austrian Cultural Forum New York | http://www.acfny.org/
 
Bobstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies | http://botstiber.org/institute-for-austrian-american-studies/
 
The Max Kade Foundation | http://maxkadefoundation.org/index.html
 
City of Salzburg, Austria
 
The Austrian Studies Association, formerly the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association, was founded in 1968 to support the cause of Austrian, Habsburg, and Central European studies in North America and Europe, especially through its peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Austrian Studies, now in its 46th year. Its annual conferences are interdisciplinary and transcultural, and each focuses on a different theme. | http://www.austrian-studies.org/
 

Contact Information

The conference organizers are:

Christina Guenther, World Languages & Cultures, BGSU

Sylvia Hahn, Vice Rector, University of Salzburg

Andreas Praher, Fachbereich Geschichte, University of Salzburg

Maija Ojala-Fulwood, Fachbereich Geschichte, University of Salzburg

Content-related queries can be directed to Christina Guenther cguenth@bgsu.edu or Andreas Praher andreas.praher@sbg.ac.at.

For conference registration related questions, such as, payment, refund questions, or changes to registration, please contact BGSU Conference & Events Registration Services, eventbusinesssrv@bgsu.edu.