Annual Conference of the
Austrian Studies Association
Preludes and Echoes /
The 2014 Conference of the Austrian Studies Association will find its focus in the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the "Great War."
The conference will offer an interdisciplinary view of the culture and society of the Great War in Austria-Hungary and Central Europe, what led up to it, and how it has continued to echo in history, film, art, memorials, textbooks, city planning, literature, memory. Sessions touch on many facets of Central European and Austrian culture in the Great War, including the immediate successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, including not just the war, but its sources, and its later legacies.
Conference Schedule and Keynote Information
Accommodations and Travel
Your airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; the conference will be at the conference hotel on Friday, and on the UT campus on Saturday and for the special events in the evening, a short block from the AT&T Center conference center.
See the accommodations and travel link, here or above, for detailed information. Please make your reservations through the direct link to the hotel booking site so we get credit for it against our guarantee. Our block of rooms is not large, but they must be used.
Registration includes1) sumptuous break food on Friday (if you're not heavy breakfast person, you'll find enough to nibble on plus coffee and other beverages) at the AT&T Center; 2) coffee and light snacks available on Saturday during the breaks; 3) the Thursday opening reception; and 4) the Saturday banquet.
For other meals, the conference hotel has several food options (and a gourmet restaurant; reservations recommended for dinner), and the conference sites are very close to a food court (across the street to Dobie Mall) and to several cheap dining options, for which maps will be provided.
Speakers on the program are required to register and should be members of the association; guests are welcome to attend sessions and public events, with the option of attending the banquet on an individual ticket without full registration.
This conference would not be possible without the support of four units at the University of Texas at Austin:
The Austrian Studies Association (formerly: The Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association) is a membership organization (http://www.austrian-studies.org/) 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 have been interdisciplinary, transcultural, themed conferences (see http://www.austrian-studies.org/conf/ for prior conference programs).
To join the Association, subscribe to its journal by going to the ASA website at http://www.austrian-studies.org/ and click the "membership" link in the menu bar, which will take you to the website of the University of Nebraska Press, publisher of JAS.
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