Monday, March 15, 2010

Fulbright TA Andreas Raab to Give Talk to CSB/SJU Faculty

About Vienna’s Multi-Ethnical Identity

History and Influence of National Minorities & Ideas for Further Research

At this Friday Forum Andreas Raab, who is the current Fulbright German Language Teaching Assistant at CSB-SJU, explores the interrelation between immigration and urban identity from a historical perspective. Andreas argues that multi-ethnicity is a decisive factor of Viennese identity and gives numerous examples explaining how transnational migration shaped the city’s characteristics. In doing so, he will also include some background knowledge and information about Austrian (or rather Viennese) culture. To conclude, Andreas would like to introduce ideas for further research in this field, especially how to conduct a comparative study between Vienna and a US-American urban area.