American Corner Innsbruck

    Upcoming Events  

    Blues Night with Spencer Bohren

    Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Bierstindl Innsbruck

    From traditional Blues to Gospel and Rock, Spencer Bohren knows and loves them all. Travelling with his Gibson Guitar all the way from New Orleans to Austria, he will interpret the traditions and emotions of American Rootsmusic. For more information, please visit the homepage of the "Bierstindl" ( Co-Sponsored by ACI.


    Unsettling Appropriations:
    Writing at the Intersection of Indigenous Decolonization and the Canadian Avant -Garde

    Monday, March 16, 2015, 10.15am, HS 3, Humanities Building, Innrain 52, Innsbruck

    This lecture by Prof. Gregory Betts of the Brock University will consider tests and their practices, that engage with the desettling of Canadian colonial practices of First Nations pople, and examine how these authors begin decolonization by first implicating themselves as carriers of its ideology and ruinous legacy. The talk will furthermore address the paradoxical practice of using art focussed on the past to help steer the future.


    Past Events


    Movie Screening: "Selma"

    February is Black History Month!  In recognition of Black History Month,  the American Corner Innsbruck with the U.S. Embassy Vienna and invite you to a screening of the movie "Selma", preceded by remarks on the American Civil Rights movement by Mr. John D'Amicantonio from the U.S. Embassy on the American Civil Rights Movement.


    "Ask me Anything!"

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00-12.30
    Q&A session of Facebook with U.S. Ambassador to Vienna, Alexa Wesner. During the 30 minute Q&A Mrs. Wesner will give answers to all the questions you might have. There are no limits - as she put it herself: "Ask me Anything!"


    Meet and Greet with Ms Kellee Farmer

    Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5.30pm, Claudiana
    Ms Farmer is the Cultural Attaché to Austria and is coming for her first visit to Tyrol and Innsbruck. Ms Farmer will speak briefly about the branch of diplomatic service and answer questions.
    Please, register your attendance with our office.


    Kevin Meisel & the Ragged Glories Live in Concert
    Thursday, November 13, 8 pm, Bogentheater (Viaduktbogen 32)
    Folk, Rock, Roots Rock. Kevin Meisel and his band are an insider tip in Europe! In his homestate Michigan has been a well known singer songwriter for years who has multiple records of which some are melancholy and simple and remind of Bruce Springsteen songs. However, the songs do not lack engery and emotion.

    Escape Conference 1

    Mediterranean Piracy and Narratives about Captivity
    On November 13-14, six international scholars met at the Claudiana in Innsbruck and addressed issues of Mediterranean piracy, diplomacy and slavery in the course of the conference “Perspectives on Northern Africa in the Early Modern Period.” Narratives written by former captives were at the center of attention.

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    Fireside Chat with Lee Brudvig 12.11.14 1

    "Fireside Chat"
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6 pm, American Corner Innsbruck
    Mr. Lee Brudvig, Deputy Chief of Mission from the U.S. Embassy, met with a delegation from the Model UN Club, Innsrbruck and close friends of the ACI, to discuss and debate the results and possible effects of the recent Mid-Term Election in the U.S.

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    Junge Uni 4.11.14 3

    12. Aktionstag Junge Uni
    Friday, November 7, 8 am - 2 pm, University of Innsbruck
    The University of Innsbruck opened its doors to young people in order to spark their enthusiasm for different fields of study and interest. More than 30 university departments as well as other institutions affiliated with the university took part and prepared a variety of hands-on activities and tasks to provide the children with insight into their area of expertise, making it possible to explore science and academics in a playful way. 

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    International Day 4.11. Poster

    International Day at the Claudiana
    The Claudiana — which houses 11 international institutions and centers for area studies — opened its doors and showed the public what it has to offer on International Day. Everyone was invited to find out about studying and doing research abroad, as well as the variety of events that are offered throughout the year.

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    Bekkaoui Talk 3.11.14 1 

    Muslim Discovery of America
    Monday, November 3, 2014, 10.15 am, HS3 Humanities Building
    The Department of American Studies and the American Corner Innsbruck invite you to a lecture on North African discovery of the New World with a special focus on Oriental women's transatlantic journeys. The talk will be held by Prof. Khalid Bekkaoui of the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University in Fez, Marroco.

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    USTA Reception 28.10.14 1

    USTA Reception at the American Corner Innsbruck
    At this small reception, participants of the USTA group had a change to socialize and exchange experiences.

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    American Citizen Services
    October 23, 2 - 5.30 pm, at the American Corner Innsbruck
    The American Citizen Servives Section will be in Innsbruck to provide consular services (e.g. passport services, birth registration, notarial services etc.). 


    "Do A Roux" Gumbo Workshop
    with Chef Joshua Galliano from the Libertine in St. Louis, Tuesday, October 21 2014, 5-9pm
    This award-winning chef introduced his audience to slow food, how to make a proper southern roux, told them about his ideas of cooking and how he got to be a chef.

    [link to pictures and report]

    Rohleitner 20.10.14 1 

    Queering Aztlán: Key Terms and Current Trends in Chicana/o Literature and Art
    Monday, October 20, 2014, 10.15 am
    Professor Marion Christina Rohrleitner from the University of Texas at El Paso, USA introduced the audience to key terms of Chicana/o Studies and discussed the reappropriation of three central female icons in Mexican and Mexican American culture. She then went on to talk about the increasing popularity of other genres that allow critical comments on U.S. immigration and other current affairs.

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    Eric Taylor 23.09.14 1 

    Eric Taylor and Band
    Tuesday, September 23rd, 8.45 pm
    Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the fines southern songwriters fot the last four decades. He playied a live ACI sponsored gig at Die Bäckerei (Dreiheiligenstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck)

    [link to pictures and report]


    Women's Leadership: Visions, Connections, Intentions and Presence
    Wednesday, September 10, at 6 pm
    A roundtable discussion with Sally Helgesen in the Today's Voices series at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna ACI participation via video conference (Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 1st floor)

     Jazz Wagenleitners 23.7.14 1

    Infomance: Jazz - The Classical Music of Globalization

    Wednesday, July 23, 6pm at the Kaiser-Leopold-Saal, Karl-Rahner Platz 3, Room 203
    Lecture by Reinhold & Günter Wagnleitner, who analyze the musical and cultural background of jazz as a global phenomenon and 20th century "soundtrack". This lecture is part of the lecture series of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School 2014 and presented in cooperation with the American Corner Innsbruck.

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    Wesner at ACI 21.7.14 1 

    Meet and Greet with the United States Ambassador to Austria, Alexa Wesner, at the American Corner Innsbruck

    Monday, July 21, 5pm at the Galrie Claudiana, Herzog Friedrich Straße 3, 1st floor
    Mrs. Wesner came to speak in front of students and faculty of the University of Innsbruck and the UNO - International Summer School, as well as members of the AAS and other invited guest about entrepreneurship.

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    Bischof Talk 9.7.14 1   

    Relationships/Beziehungsgeschichten: Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Century

    Thursday, July 9, 6pm at the Galarie Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 1st floor
    Bookpresentation by Günter Bischof, in which he gave insights into his new book. Bischof is the Marshall Plan Professor of History and Director of the Center Austria at the University of New Orleans, and serves as Academic Director of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School 2014.

    [link to pictures and report]

    BFI/ACI 2.5 

    BFI meets ACI

    Meet and greet at the American Corner Office
    June 27, 11 am - 1 pm
    Ms Maria Hitzginger, trainer at the BFI in Innsbruck, came for another visit with one of her groups, to the American Corner 

    [link to pictures and report]

    eLib 16.6. 2 

    eLibrary USA workshop

    Monday, June 16, 5pm-7pm
    Claudiana, Herzog Friedrich Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck
    John D'Amicantionio of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, gave insights into the use and application of the free of charge, password protected online research database. In these workshops one can learn how to use the databases for meaningful research and how one gets an own password. This tool is very helpful for students, pupils, teachers, and learners of English.

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    Cinema 1 

    "History of US Cinema"

    Monday, June 16, 8 am – 9.40 am
    BG/BRG Sillgasse, Sillgasse 10, Innsbruck
    Workshop with students of English held by John D'Amicantonio of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.

    [link to pictures and report]

    White Bread 2 

    White Bread

    Wednesday the 11th of June
    Westbahntheater, Feldstraße 1a, 6020 Innsbruck
    Mia van Leeuwen performed her original theatrical piece “White Bread” at the Innsbruck Westbahntheater in collaboration with theater director Piet Defaeye.

    [link to pictures and report]


    Symposium in Honor of Hans Köchler with a keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Fred Dallmayr on “Taming Leviathan: Towards a Global Ethical Alliance“

    Wednesday, June 11, 5 pm – 7.30 pm
    New Orleans Hall, University of Innsbruck, main building (Innrain 52)

    [link to pictures and report]

    scavenger hunt 8

    ACI meets BFi Scavenger Hunt

    June 6, 8 am - 12.45 pm
    English language learners were taken on the quest of finding out, where they can get, use, and need the language in Innsbruck. The scavenger hunt included visiting the American Corner Innsbruck office.

    [link to pictures and report]

    eLib 5.6. 1

    eLibrary USA workshop with English students

    June 5, 12-1.30 pm, Hörsaal 3, Humanities Building, University of Innsbruck
    The aim of the workshop was, to give students an insight into online research possibilities with a focus on eLibrary USA in their academic research skills course.

    [link to pictures and report]

     Staff Visit to Embassy 1

    Staff Visit to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna

    May 19th, 2014, Boltzmanngasse 16, 1090 Vienna
    Four staff members of the American Corner Innsbruck were invited to visit the U.S. Embassy in Vienna for a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Austria Alexa Wesner and some training in programing, resources, and background on American Corners.

    [link to pictures and report]

    Rhett Power


    Crowdfunding: Will it change the world?

    Tuesday, May 13 at 6 pm
    talk by Rhett Power in the Today's Voices series at the Embassy in Vienna
    ACI participation through video conference (Claudiana, Herzog Friedrich Straße 3, 1st floor)

    [link to pictures and report]

     Pie Baking Trial Run 1

    Pie Baking Workshop Trial Run

    Friday, May 9, 3-6pm
    Länderzentren Kitchen, Herzog Friedrich Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]

    Earth Day Picnic 4

    Earth Day Picnic 2014

    Tuesday, April 22, 2-5pm
    Public Park at Prandtauer Ufer

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    4th eLibrary USA Workshop with a Special Focus on Earth Day

    Thursday, April 3, 6pm
    American Corner Innsbruck

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    Public Speaking, Diplomacy & Cross-Cultural Business Etiquette
    Workshop with Ms. Marlene Nice, Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Vienna 
    and Mr. Mike Mueller, Business Development Manager at PeroxyChem

    Friday, March 28, 9.00am-1.45pm
    SR19/SoWi Building (Universitätsstr. 15, 6020 Innsbruck)

    [link to pictures and report


    The Image of the Barbary Corsairs in Scholarly Literature
    Talk by Dr. Magnus Ressel

    March 24, 10.15am
    GeiWi Innsbruck

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    U.S. International Trade and Investment Policy
    Talk by Professor Earl H. Fry, Brigham Young Universtiy

    Thursday, March 20
    Hörsaal 2, SoWi

    [link to pictures and report]


    Concert and Workshop with Hugh Moffat

    March 18, 8.30pm
    Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]

    mardi gras

    Mardi Gras Party

    4 March, 1.00pm
    Claudiana, Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]


    USA eLibrary Workshop

    February 12, 2pm
    Coffee Room, GeiWi

    [link to pictures and report]


    First ACI Public Training USA eLibrary Workshop

    Thursday, 23 January, 4pm
    American Corner Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]

    Saints Play-Off

    NFL Second Round Playoffs: New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks

    11 January, 10.30 pm
    Galway Bay Irish Pub

    [link to pictures and report]

    Christmas Carolling4 

    Christmas Carolling

    11 December, 7pm

    [link to pictures and report]

    Stillman Workshop

    "No Music without Listening!"
    Workshop and Concert with Loren Stillman, Jeff Hirschfield and Scott Lee.

    2/3 December, 2pm
    Borg Musikgymnasium/Mozarteum Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]


    Concert: David Olney & Kamil Szlachta

    2 December, 8.45pm
    Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck

    [link to pictures and report]


    Cinema Corner: Chinatown
    with a special introduction by Dr. John E. Davidson

    November 27, 17:00
    University of Innsbruck, Coffe Room

    [link to report and pictures]

    usa elibrary2

    eLibraryUSA Workshop
    with John D'Amicantonio

    November 26, 14:00
    Besprechungsraum Claudiana

    [link to report and pictures]


    Thanksgiving Dinner

    November 24, 18:00 
    Sieglanger Kirche

    [link to report and pictures]

     Ben Sherman8

    America’s Original People
    by Ben Sherman

    November 18, 19.30/7:30pm in the Aula of the Main University Building, Innrain 52, Innsbruck

    [Link to pictures and more information]


    Fullbright Education USA Event 

    12. November 2013

    [Link to pictures and more information]

    United Nations Day - Model United Nations and American Corner Innsbruck 

    United Nations Day -Model United Nations & American Corner IBK

    Thursday October 24th

    [Link to pictures and more information]

    Valerie Smith Völs 3 

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Girls Concert
    Acoustic Country Night

    16 October 2013, 20:00
    Blumenpark Seidemann, Michelfeld 7, 6176 Völs

    [link to report and pictures]

    Valerie Smith 2

    Music Workshop with Valerie Smith and the Liberty Pike Girls

    15 October 2013, 11:00
    BORG Innsbruck, Fallmerayerstraße 7

    [link to report and pictures]

    Football Night People

    Football Night: New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

    6 October 2013, 18:00
    Coffee Room, GeiWi, Innrain 52

    [link to report and pictures]

    David Burstein Skype

    "Fast Future. How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World"
    Lecture via Video Conference by David D. Burstein

    2 October 2013, 18:00
    American Corner Office, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3

    [link to report and pictures]

    Marlene Nice_Monday Special Talk Series_01 

    Monday Special Lecture Series: 175 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Austria and the U.S.
    22 July 2013, 13:30-15:00, GeiWi, HS 4
    We welcome Marlene Nice, Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy Vienna, to Innsbruck, who will give a lecture on 175 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Austria and the U.S. for the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School.

    [link to report and pictures]

     Ostendorf Lecture_26

    "New Orleans. Creolization and All That Jazz"
    Lecture by em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Berndt Ostendorf
    17 July 2013, 16:00
    Claudiasaal, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures and report]

     Independence Day BBQ 2013_49

    Independence Day BBQ
    6 July 2013, 15:30, Lanser See
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    UNO-Innsbruck Summer 2013 3 

    Opening Ceremony of the University of New Orleans-University of Innsbruck International Summer School
    30 June 2013, 18:00
    The American Corner Innsbruck is honored to welcome U.S. Ambassador to Austria William C. Eacho again to Innsbruck, along with other officials from the U.S. Embassy Vienna.  Ambassador Eacho will speak at the Opening Ceremony of the University of New Orleans-University of Innsbruck International Summer School.  Welcome Mr. Ambassador!
    [link to pictures]


    American Citizen Services
    6 June 2013, 12:30-15:30
    American Corner Innsbruck, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3
    U.S. consular officers from Vienna will be on-site in Innsbruck at the ACI to provice American Citizen Services such as passport applications/renewals, notary services, absentee voting registration, visa issues, special needs, etc. Please be aware that there are charges for some of these services. Credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Diners Club. If cash is paid, exact amounts (in Euro or US$) are needed. For more details on services and charges on certain services, see the Embassy website.

     The New Television Series 03

    "The New Television Series: Replacing the Novel in the 21st Century?"
    Lecture by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Klarer
    29 May 2013, 17:00
    Türingsaal, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures]

    BigBandBorg Workshop_37

    Deadly Gentlemen: Modern Bluegrass
    26 May 2013, 20:00
    Die Bäckerei Innsbruck, Dreiheiligenstraße 21a

    This exciting "Experimental Bluegrass" Band from Boston plays Sunday, May 26, at 20.00/8:pm in the Bäckerei and visits music students from the BORG Musikgymnasium and the Mozarteum Innsbruck on Monday morning in an American Corner Innsbruck co-sponsored visit to Innsbruck during their European tour.

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    Introducing the Deadly Gentlemen
    The Deadly Gentlemen Cover Woody Guthrie's "All You Fascists Are Bound to Lose"
    The Deadly Gentlemen feat. David Grisman - "Dead Flowers"
    The Deadly Gentlemen cover The Grateful Dead
    The Deadly Gentlemen - "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance"
    Christmas with the Deadly Gentlemen
    Deadly Gentlemen performing Hobo Rockstar
    The Deadly Gentlemen encore feat. Joy Kills Sorrow
    The Deadly Gentlemen - "Touch of Grey"
    Roberta Piket Concert_12 

    Jazz Concert: Roberta Piket/Billy Mintz Duo and Solo
    6 May 2013, 20:00
    Mozarteum Innsbruck, Innrain 15
    Billy Mintz
    Roberta Piket
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    President Obama 2.0: The 2012 Elections and their Aftermath 7

    "President Obama 2.0: The 2012 Elections and their Aftermath."
    Lecture by Professor Alan Draper (St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York)
    29 April 2013, 17:00
    Fakultätssitzungssaal, Sowi 3. Stock Ost
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures and report]

    4x4 Faces Art Opening 2013- 13 

    Art Opening "Four Faces"
    18 April 2013, 18:00
    exhibit of student photographic studies
    Galerie Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 1st floor up
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures and report]


    Bob Brozman
    25 March 2013, 20:30
    Bäckerei, Kulturbackstube Dreiheiligen
    click here for more information!
    [link to report]

     Lehmann-Haupt lecture 01

    "How to Read 5,000 Books a Year: Reflections of a Daily Book Reviewer."
    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
    18 March 2013, 18:00
    Saal University of New Orleans, University of Innsbruck Main Building
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures and report]


    "Talking Taxes!"
    Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:30
    Türingsaal, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 1st floor up
    [link to report]

    175 Years of US-Austrian Diplomatic Relations 18

    175 Years of U.S.-Austrian Diplomatic Relations
    12 March 2013, 18:00
    Aula, Main University Building, Christoph-Probst-Platz, Innrain 52
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures]

    The BigBandBORG Combo performed at this event:
    Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis

    Turnaround - Ornette Coleman

    So What - Miles Davis

    Mardi Gras 2013_22

    New Orleans style Mardi Gras 2013
    12 Feb 2013, 13:00
    Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3
    [link to pictures]

    Inauguration Party 2013-5 

    Inauguration Party
    21 Jan, 17:00
    Thüring Saal, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3
    [link to invite]
    [link to pictures]

    Jazz Concert: Roberta Piket/Billy Mintz Duo and Solo
    6 May, 20:00
    Mozarteum Innsbruck, Innrain 15
    Billy Mintz
    Roberta Piket
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    [link to pictures]
    [link to workshop pictures]