Recent Discussions

CFP: "Alternative Orientalisms," GSA panel (Sept.-Oct. 2016; deadline: Feb. 1, 2016)

CFP :Alternative Orientalisms: Intercultural Encounters in the Visual Arts”

German Studies Association conference panel (Sept 29.-Oct. 2, 2016) in San Diego, California

Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2016

Send proposals (300-400 words) and brief c.v. to Marsha Morton Mortonmarsha10[at]gmail.com

CFP: "Memory Moves: Migration, Exchange, Collision" Memory Network call for GSA Conference (Sept.-Oct. 2016; deadline: Jan. 21, 2016)

Memory Moves: Migration, Exchange, Collision,

The Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites panel or individual paper proposals for the 2016 GSA annual meeting in San Diego, California, from Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd.

Conference Report: Music and Sound Studies Network, German Studies Association (2015)

Conference Report

Music and Sound Studies Network

German Studies Association 39th Annual Conference

Washington, DC 1-4 October 2015

 

Caroline Kita, Washington University in St. Louis: ckita(at)wustl.edu

Andrea Weatherman, Vanderbilt University: andrea.weatherman(at)vanderbilt.edu

CFP: 22nd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Washington DC (May 25-28, 2016; deadline: Jan. 15, 2016)

The German Historical Institute Washington and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 22nd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History. Organized by Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington), the 2016 seminar will be devoted to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and take place at the GHI Washington on May 25-28, 2016.
 
The seminar brings together junior scholars from Europe and North America who are nearing completion of their doctoral dissertations.

ANN: Graduate Studies at UMass Amherst

The German and Scandinavian Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the MA and PhD programs. Our strengths are in interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies, including Film Studies, Turkish German Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black German Studies, Minority Studies, Transnationalism, Medieval Studies, German-Jewish and Holocaust Studies, GDR Studies, and Cultural History. We offer graduate certificates in Advanced Feminist Studies, African Diaspora Studies and Film Studies.

CFP: Essays for "Sissi's World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth" (deadline: Feb. 1, 2016)

For “Sissi’s World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth,” a volume to be published by Bloombury Press (New Directions in German Studies series).

 

Editors: Heidi Schlipphacke (Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago) and Maura Hametz (Professor of History, Old Dominion University)

 

FUNDS: one PhD position and one postdoc position (3 + 1 years) within the ERC Grant Project "The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and its Slaves", deadline January 15th, 2016

As a medium-sized university with 250 professors and 19,000 students, the University of Bremen was one of eleven universities to be successful in the Excellence Competition. Its ambitious Institutional Strategy earned it the title ‘University of Excellence.’  

CFP: GHI Panel Series at GSA: Knowledge and Migration (Sept.-Oct. 2016; deadline: Jan. 10, 2016)

Kristina Poznan (William & Mary) and Allison Schmidt (University of Kansas) seek 1-2 more papers for a panel "Knowledge and Migration: Government" at the 2016 GSA Conference. A moderator and commentator would also be welcome. Please email paper proposal to Allison Schmidt, allichen[at]ku.edu, by January 10th, 2016.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kiran Patel
Reviewer: 
Thilo W. Schimmel

Schimmel on Patel, 'Soldiers of Labor: Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945'

Kiran Patel. Soldiers of Labor: Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii + 446 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-83416-2.

Reviewed by Thilo W. Schimmel (Lone Star College, CyFair) Published on H-German (July, 2006)

International Responses to the Great Depression

Author: 
Eleni Apospori, Judith Miller, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andreas Fahrmeir

Fahrmeir on Apospori and Miller, 'The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe: Comparing Austria, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the UK'

Eleni Apospori, Judith Miller, eds. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe: Comparing Austria, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the UK. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003. xvi + 199 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84064-893-5.

Reviewed by Andreas Fahrmeir (Universität zu Köln) Published on H-German (July, 2006)

Measuring Social Exclusion

Author: 
Werner Buchholz
Reviewer: 
Mary Lindemann

Lindemann on Buchholz, 'Das Ende der Frühen Neuzeit im 'Dritten Deutschland''

Werner Buchholz. Das Ende der Frühen Neuzeit im 'Dritten Deutschland'. München: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2003. 196 S. EUR 39.80 (broschiert), ISBN 978-3-486-64437-1.

Reviewed by Mary Lindemann (Department of History, University of Miami) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

Das Ende, oder der Anfang?

Author: 
Michael S. Bryant
Reviewer: 
Frank Buscher

Buscher on Bryant, 'Confronting the "Good Death": Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-1953'

Michael S. Bryant. Confronting the "Good Death": Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-1953. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005. x + 269 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87081-809-7.

Reviewed by Frank Buscher (Department of History, Rhodes College) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

The Doctors and Their Judges

Author: 
Wolfgang Wüst
Reviewer: 
Jason Coy

Coy on Wüst, 'Die gute Policey im Reichskreis, Bd. 3: Der Bayerische Reichskreis und die Oberpfalz: Zur frühmodernen Normensetzung in den Kernregionen des Alten Reiches'

Wolfgang Wüst. Die gute Policey im Reichskreis, Bd. 3: Der Bayerische Reichskreis und die Oberpfalz: Zur frühmodernen Normensetzung in den Kernregionen des Alten Reiches. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004. 880 S. EUR 94.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-05-003769-1.

Reviewed by Jason Coy (Department of History, College of Charleston) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

Beggars and Brewers: Police Ordinances in Early Modern Bavaria

Author: 
Fern Overbey-Hilton
Reviewer: 
Caroline Sharples

Sharples on Overbey-Hilton, 'The Dachau Defendants: Life Stories from Testimony and Documents of the War Crimes Prosecutions'

Fern Overbey-Hilton. The Dachau Defendants: Life Stories from Testimony and Documents of the War Crimes Prosecutions. Jefferson: McFarland and Company Inc., 2004. vii + 208 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-1768-1.

Reviewed by Caroline Sharples (Department of History, University of Southampton) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

Personalizing the Perpetrators

Author: 
Tamara K. Hervey, Jean V. McHale
Reviewer: 
Lynne Fallwell

Fallwell on Hervey and McHale, 'Health Law and the European Union'

Tamara K. Hervey, Jean V. McHale. Health Law and the European Union. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. vii + 469 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-60524-3.

Reviewed by Lynne Fallwell (Center for Worker Education, City College of New York) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

Striking a Healthy Balance

Author: 
Barnet Hartston
Reviewer: 
Richard S. Levy

Levy on Hartston, 'Sensationalizing the Jewish Question: Anti-Semitic Trials and the Press in the Early German Empire'

Barnet Hartston. Sensationalizing the Jewish Question: Anti-Semitic Trials and the Press in the Early German Empire. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2005. xiii + 335 pp. $213.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-14654-9.

Reviewed by Richard S. Levy (Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago) Published on H-German (June, 2006)

Their Day in Court

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