Welcome to OACES


Founded in 1999 (as the 'Oxford Austrian Studies Association'), we are an interdisciplinary forum in Austrian and Central European Studies run by graduate students at the University of Oxford. Our understanding of the field is deliberately broad, embracing Germanic, Slavic, Balkan, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Jewish elements in their full historical range.

Our purpose is twofold: to facilitate research and contact possibilities in Oxford and beyond; to stimulate intellectual debate and dialogue within this diverse field through a range of social, cultural and academic initiatives.

Past events include the Festival of Austrian Culture in Oxford, Festspiele 2001. A devoted sub-site, Cultural Analysis, offers a platform for debate, featuring themed collections of links and precis of the main themes and events of the Festival. A major international graduate conference in Central European Studies was held with our support in May 2002 at the European Studies Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Information on conference proceedings and papers are available on these pages. Ongoing projects include the Archival Guidebook and our expanding Online Review, COMPASS. Listings of current events are given here.

OACES seeks to establish reciprocal relationships of publicity, sponsorship, and general channels of communication with organisations representing similar interests. Established links include the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Literaturhaus in Vienna, the Center for Austrian Studies in Minnesota and the Centre for Austrian Studies at Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities.

Please send your comments and queries to oaces@herald.ox.ac.uk. OACES is run by a committee and the relevant committe member(s) will answer your e-mail.