CAS Advisory Board Member Selected As Fulbright Specialist

CAS Advisory Board member Jim Oberly (History Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) has been selected by the Fulbright Specialist Program to serve a three-year term. Fulbright Specialists are eligible to accept special projects from international organizations seeking the expertise and counsel of U.S. academic professionals. Oberly was selected as a Specialist to assist institutions in Central and Eastern Europe in exploring the research, teaching, and public affairs possibilities contained in the diaries of Dr. Mária Mádi, whose writings he edited and annotated in the newly published book, Budapest Blackout: A Holocaust Diary (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023). He was previously a visiting fellow at The Center for Austrian Studies between 2010 and 2012 and co-authored with Annemarie Steidl and Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier, of the University of Vienna, From a Multi-Ethnic Empire to a Nation of Nations: Austro-Hungarian Migrants in the US, 1870-1940 (StudienVerlad, 2017). In 2013, Oberly held the László Országh Chair in American Studies at the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, hosted by Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem in Budapest. Lastly, in addition to serving on the CAS Advisory Board, Oberly is a member of CAS’ editorial team for the online publication Central European Yearbook.

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