The international workshop Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State, co-organized by Dr Áine McMurtry and Dr Deborah Holmes, was held at King's College London 31 August-2 September 2017. The workshop examined cultural responses to issues of transit and the place of the nation state in an era of mass international displacement. Its contributions focused on responses to the current refugee crisis, as well as those which offer a historical or comparative perspective on questions of human displacement and mass migration in the Austrian context.
Selected papers will be published in a forthcoming issue of Austrian Studies journal. Austrian Studies is a peer-reviewed yearbook published in English under the auspices of the Modern Humanities Research Association.