The Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC welcomed friends and alumni of Fulbright Austria to a reception celebrating 65 years of the Fulbright Program in Austria, held in conjunction with the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, on October 3, 2015.
Guests were welcomed by H.E. Ambassador Hans Peter Manz. In addition to Fulbright Austria, event partners included the Austrian Cultural Fora in Washington and New York; the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy; and the Office of Science and Technology Austria in Washington, DC.
The R. John Rath Prize for the best article in the Austrian History Yearbook 2015 was awarded to Balint Varga for his article "The Rise and Fall of an Austrian Identity in the Provincial Historiography of Bukovina." The Radomir Luza Prize for an outstanding work in the field of Austrian or Czechoslovak World War II studies (awarded by American friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance/Vienna and supported by CenterAustria) was also awarded, to Dr. Sarah Cramsey from Tulane University for her University of California – Berkeley dissertation directed by John Connolly "Uncertain Citizenship: Jewish Belonging and the Ethnic Revolution in Poland and Czechoslovakia, 1938-1948."