A research network to promote the academic exchange and research collaboration between the University of Innsbruck and universities and research institutions in Great Britain to foster academic collaboration in all areas of science, art and humanities.
Conference - Habsburg Encounters with Native America
Organized by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies and hosted by the University of Innsbruck, the conference presented leading scholarship on the legacies of Habsburg Austria in its encounters with the indigenous peoples of North America.
With five topic panels, together with a roundtable featuring curators from four ethnographic museums across Central Europe and the National Museum of the American Indian, the conference brought together scholars from North America and Europe to the Austrian Alps in order to share research, to exchange ideas, and to stimulate new investigations into the long and complex historical relationship between the Habsburg lands and Native America.
Guest Lecture - Godela Weiss-Sussex / University of London
With a focus on texts by German-Jewish authors who immigrated to Germany from Eastern or Central Europe and now write in German, Weiss-Sussex aims to highlight the possibility of literary analysis from a post-migrant perspective. Specifically, she explores how multilingual writing strategies in the texts of Katja Petrowskaja, Adriana Altaras, Kat Kaufmann, and others can support the attempt to capture hybrid, multi-layered, or fluid constructions of belonging in a literary manner.
Guest Lecture - Katherine E. Kwa / University of Southhampton
The offshore renewable energy industry is developing floating facilities to harness stronger wind resources further from shore, and this presentation discusses an anchor macro-model for soft soils that accurately estimates anchor capacity enhancements, aiding in the understanding of soil-anchoring-mooring behavior and enabling assessment of through-life changes in geotechnical anchor capacity.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Diplomacy - Guest Lecture Leigh Turner
The former British ambassador and now writer gave a lecture in April with much wit, bite and British humor about espionage in the use of diplomacy, authoritarian rulers who overestimate themselves and what exactly diplomatic immunity is all about.
Listen to the German lecture here
Listen to the Radio Interview here
The Guildhall of St George - a Baugeschichte Drama in 3 Acts
The mid-term review of this semester's Masters Design Studio at the Institute of Architectural History and Heritage Preservation
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