Spring Conference

Letters in Troubled Times: Evaluating Epistolary Sources Conference

Location: Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA  Date:  Friday, 16 February 2018

Organizers: Suzanne M. Sinke, Professor, Department of History, Florida State University  

                          G. Kurt Piehler, Director of Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, and Professor, Florida State University  

                          Sylvia Hahn, Vice-Rector and Professor, University of Salzburg
 
This conference seeks to bring together scholars of Austrian and American history along with others who have an interest in evaluating and utilizing letters from the past as sources. Representatives of the Austrian Migrant Letter Collection project, sponsored by the University of Salzburg, will discuss some of their findings. Representatives from the History Department and World War II Institute at Florida State University will provide insights from their collection. The organizers welcome other scholars with expertise in epistolary critique as well as those interested in Austrian migration more broadly. After the conference, the group plans to publish a selection of papers in a special edition of the Journal of Austrian-American History. There is no fee to participate. The conference sponsors will cover hotel and meal costs for accepted participants.  
 
This conference is sponsored by the Institute for World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University, the Department of History at Florida State University, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, and the University of Salzburg.  
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Suzanne Sinke at ssinke@fsu.edu.