Harrison Goohs

US Fulbright Student Combined Grant

Home Institution
Georgetown University
Host Institution
University of Innsbruck
September 15, 2019–June 30, 2020

Harrison Goohs recently received a bachelor of science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a concentration in Central European history. After living and studying abroad in Belgium, Spain, and Germany, he became interested in regional identities and how they interact and are shaped by local histories. He completed two history theses during his senior year of undergraduate studies. The first analyzes the development and myth-making inherent to French Huguenot historiography between 1685 and 1885 in Berlin. The second assesses the consequences of the oft-overlooked Second Congress of Rastatt (1797–1799) between the estates of the Holy Roman Empire and the First French Republic. During his year in Austria, he is teaching English part-time in addition to taking courses at the University of Innsbruck. In addition, he is also working at the Volkskunstmuseum to study Tyrolean identity. In particular, he will be looking at the Riesenrundgemälde of the Battle of Bergisel between Andreas Hofer's local forces and Napoleonic French and Bavarian troops in 1809.