Recent Discussions

CFP When the nation is not enough. Democratic rights on the global stage, 1870-1970, Leiden, The Netherlands (14-16 January 2016)

Democratic rights are often conceived of, and have developed, in national frameworks. However, not all groups within the nation state have always felt they could stake their claims sufficiently on the national stage. In order to make their claims heard and increase their legitimacy they appealed to the international stage, a phenomenon that Keck and Sikkink call the boomerang effect. This workshop aims to contribute to this literature by investigating the connections between scales of mobilisation.

CFP: The Body and Mind Conflict in Current German Culture (NeMLA, March 2016)

This panel seeks to outline narratives within a vital body-mind-conflict in current German culture (literature, film, theory etc.), and discuss possible links to identity formation. The panel will be held during the 2016 NeMLA Convention in Hartford, CT (March 17-20).

Conference Report: "Nature Protection, Environmental Policy, and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries during the Cold War" (May 2015)

Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, May 29-30, 2015.  Co-organized and financed by the Volkswagen Stiftung, the GHI Washington, and the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University.  Conveners: Astrid Mignon Kirchhof (Georgetown University) and John McNeill (Georgetown University).

ANN: Annual German Studies Association/Berlin Program Lecture in Berlin, 30 June 2015: Prof. Joy H. Calico

For the third straight year, the German Studies Association and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies are presenting a summer lecture at the Free University of Berlin featuring a visiting member of the GSA. This year Professor Joy H. Calico (Vanderbilt University) will speak on “Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe: Musical Remigration and Holocaust Commemoration in the Germanys.” Her address will take place on 30 June 2015, from 6-8 pm at the Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Room L115, Ottovon-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin.

ANN: New Books in German History Reminder (July 2015)

At the beginning of the month, we will publish our next bulletin on new books in German History and German Studies. If you would like to announce the  publication of your book, please submit the following information to lhilton(at)muskingum.edu by June 30: the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional). Since this is a new feature of H-German, we are being somewhat flexible as to what constitutes a "new" book, but in general we want to publicize books published in the past twelve months.

Re: Query: Extra-Legal Violence in Nazi Germany

Dr Dana Chalmers' MA thesis examined the influence of Nazi theatre in promoting the Holocaust. In this, she developed /discussed the concept of Para-theatre: the forced viewing of humiliation or torture of Jews in streets and other public places (my understanding /definition) as a theatrical format widely implemented by the Nazis to endorse their ideological view. Her thesis is available online and should be accessible through the following link. In case this link does not work, she can be contacted trhough her website at: www.danalorichalmers.com

Re: Query: Extra-Legal Violence in Nazi Germany

Dear Jonathan,

An article that I think will be useful is, GRILL, JOHNPETER HORST, and ROBERT L. JENKINS. The Nazis and the American South in the 1930s: A Mirror Image? Nov. 1992, v. 58, pp. 667–94.

It's been a while since I've looked at it, but I believe there might be some useful references.

Best,

Rich Bodek

CFP: Graduate Conference: Global Identities in a Digital Age (Toronto, Nov 13, 2015; Deadline: July 30, 2015)

CFP: Global Identities in a Digital Age: German-language Culture in the 21st Century

A joint graduate conference by the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo

 

Date: November 13th, 2015

Location: Hart House, University of Toronto

Deadline for abstracts: July 30th, 2015

Keynote speakers: tba

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg
Reviewer: 
James Bjork

Bjork on Borodziej and Lemberg, '"Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien)'

Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg. "Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien). Marburg: Herder-Institut Verlag, 2003. VIII + 768 S. + 8 s/w Abb. EUR 75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-87969-294-1.

Reviewed by James Bjork (Department of History, King's College, London) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
John Zilcosky
Reviewer: 
Katherine Arens

Arens on Zilcosky, 'Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing'

John Zilcosky. Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. xvi + 289 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-23281-8.

Reviewed by Katherine Arens (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

In Praise of Armchair Travel: Imagined Geography as Cultural Critique

Author: 
Volkmar ZÖ¼hlsdorff
Reviewer: 
Deborah Vietor-Englaender

Vietor-Englaender on ZÖ¼hlsdorff, 'Hitler's Exiles: The German Cultural Resistance in America and Europe'

Volkmar ZÖ¼hlsdorff. Hitler's Exiles: The German Cultural Resistance in America and Europe. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. xv + 240 pp. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-7324-0.

Reviewed by Deborah Vietor-Englaender (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

To Keep Reminding the World that Hitler Was Not Identical with Germany

Author: 
Wieland Held, Siegfried Hoyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Held and Hoyer, 'Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer'

Wieland Held, Siegfried Hoyer, eds. Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer. ntzer-Ausgabe: Kritische Gesamtausgabe. Leipzig: Verlag der Sächsichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (in Kommission bei der Evangelischen Verlagsanstalt Leipzig), 2004. 294 pp.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Satan from Allstedt or God's Warrior?: Third-Person Perspectives on Thomas MÖ¼ntzer

Author: 
Gustav Mahler
Reviewer: 
Erika Quinn

Quinn on Feder, 'Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis' and Mahler, 'Letters to His Wife'

Stuart Feder. Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 353 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10340-3.Gustav Mahler. Letters to His Wife. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. xxvii + 431 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4340-4.

Author: 
Matheus Miller
Reviewer: 
Robert S. Bledsoe

Bledsoe on Miller, 'Die Aufzeichnungen des Matheus Miller: Das Leben eines Augsburger Kaufmanns im 17. Jahrhundert'

Matheus Miller. Die Aufzeichnungen des Matheus Miller: Das Leben eines Augsburger Kaufmanns im 17. Jahrhundert. Augsburg: WiÖŸner Verlag, 2003. ix + 214 pp. EUR 19.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-89639-381-4.

Reviewed by Robert S. Bledsoe (Department of English and Foreign Languages, Augusta State University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Networking in Seventeenth-Century Augsburg

Author: 
Franz W. Kersting
Reviewer: 
Jason Crouthamel

Crouthamel on Kersting, 'Psychiatriereform als Gesellschaftsreform: Die Hypothek des Nationalsozialismus und der Aufbruch der sechziger Jahre'

Franz W. Kersting. Psychiatriereform als Gesellschaftsreform: Die Hypothek des Nationalsozialismus und der Aufbruch der sechziger Jahre. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2003. 293 S. EUR 38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-79619-6.

Reviewed by Jason Crouthamel (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

The Reconstruction of German Psychiatry after 1945

Author: 
Alison I. Beach
Reviewer: 
Martha Newman

Newman on Beach, 'Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria'

Alison I. Beach. Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xiv + 198 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-79243-1.

Reviewed by Martha Newman (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
Nils H. Roemer
Reviewer: 
Anthony Kauders

Kauders on Roemer, 'Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith'

Nils H. Roemer. Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. 251 S. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-21170-7.

Reviewed by Anthony Kauders (Department of History, Keele University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

History as Faith? Jewish History and German Jews in the 19th Century

Author: 
Rudolf Morsey, Hans-Peter Schwarz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Mark Spaulding

Spaulding on Morsey and Schwarz, 'Adenauer: Briefe 1959-1961'

Rudolf Morsey, Hans-Peter Schwarz, eds. Adenauer: Briefe 1959-1961. Paderborn: Ferdinand SchÖ¶ningh, 2004. xv + 598 pp. EUR 46.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-70128-2.

Reviewed by Robert Mark Spaulding (Department of History, University of North Carolina at Wilmington) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Fireworks at Twilight

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