We are pleased to welcome our new member, Dr Philipp Strobl.
Dr Strobl is a research fellow of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and a visiting research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. He has been holding research and teaching positions at different universities in Australia, Austria, the United States, and Slovakia. His research focuses on a wide range of socio-historical topics, from migration history to urban history, and the history of globalisation. His primary research interest is on transnational exchange processes and the history of knowledge transfer. His current project researches and writes a collective biography of Austrian refugee migration to Australia. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of several books and articles and the author of a multi-part radio documentary broadcast about the lives of Austrian refugees in Australia (“From the Danube to the Yarra River” aired on SBS radio). In 2014, he was awarded the “Price of the City of Innsbruck for Academic Research”.
Recently, Philipp’s article “Migration, Knowledge Transfer, and the Emergence of Australian Post-War Skiing: The Story of Charles William Anton” was published in the current issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport. The article is freely available online. He also wrote a radio broadcast about Austrian refugees in Australia which was produced and broadcasted by SBS radio (on air between this February and April).