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Reinhold Wagnleitner

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Increasing mutual understanding between the people of Austria and the people of the United States of America has been a key theme of Dr. Wagnleitner's life and career.

Dr. Reinhold Wagnleitner is a historian (Associate Professor of Modern History, University of Salzburg) and amateur musician - for many years he played bass in pop, rock and jazz bands. He has been teaching at Salzburg College since 1975.

Throughout his academic career he has always seen it as his greatest privilege to teach US-students in Europe and European students in US-history. For many years, he has been a Fellow and Faculty Member of Salzburg Global Seminar.

Salzburg Global Seminar

His book Coca-Colonization and the Cold War was awarded prizes in Austria and in the United States.

In 2001, he co-organized the Louis Armstrong Centennial Conference in New Orleans.

Together with the pianist Tom McDermott (New Orleans) he has been touring Europe and the United States with the Informance "Jazz - the Classical Music of Globalization" since 2003.

Between 2000 and 2006 he organized "Satchmo Meets Amadeus", three international symposia with concerts and photo exhibitions in New Orleans and Salzburg

Satchmo Meets Amadeus


As guest professor for US-history he taught at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1987), at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1991-92) and at the University of New Orleans (1998). He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1983) and at the University of Minnesota (1987). In 1988 he was awarded the Fulbright Certificate "for increasing mutual understanding between the people of Austria and the people of the United States of America through academic achievement as a Fulbright Scholar".

Dr.Wagnleitner's main areas of research are:

  • Cold War;
  • cultural influence of the United States in Europe,
  • US-history;
  • history of jazz, history of pop culture;
  • racism and pop culture;
  • history of globalization;
  • international relation in the 20th century;
  • screen history;
  • history @Internet;
  • e-learning.

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Reinhold Wagnleitner

WWW:  <www.sbg.ac.at/ges/people/wagnleitner/homepage.htm>

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