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Defending the Gates: A History of Austrian Immigration

Data: 07.05.2019
Czas rozpoczęcia: 11:30-13:00
Miejsce: Rynek Główny 34, room 31

Open guest lecture: Matthew Leroy

Opis Immigration to Austria has gone through changes as tumultuous as the changes to the nation’s own borders. From a vast sprawling empire that sported numerous languages and saw itself as a defender of Christian Europe to a modern nation with a vibrant economy and a capital repeatedly voted most livable city, Austria has seen change more than many other countries. This lecture will trace the many changes the nation has gone through as well as the demographic changes and challenges that new waves of immigration have brought while asking what the future will bring.
Matthew Leroy was born in Sydney, Australia. After completing degrees in Communication Sciences, and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures he is now a lecturer and doctoral candidate at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. His fields of research are migration, and cultural studies with a particular interest in Australian studies. 
He is also the president of the Australian Academic Circle – a Vienna based network devoted to the exchange of knowledge as well as support among academics with connections to Australia.



  • 2 godziny
  • koordynator: dr Joanna Kulpińska