'Peasants in Vienna: Ethnographic Display and the 1873 World's Fair

Posted on Tuesday 1st November 2011

Austrian History yearbook

Matthew Rampley was recently awarded the P John Rath award for his article 'Peasants in Vienna: Ethnographic Display and the 1873 World’s Fair,' published in the 2011 volume of the Austrian History Yearbook.

The article examined exhibitions and debates in Austria-Hungary about folk art and culture from the 1870s up to the First World War, a period when many artists and designers across Europe used folk imagery and designs as a source for their own practice. The prize was awarded by the Center for Austrian Studies of the University of Minnesota, which also publishes the Yearbook.