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SUBMISSION DEADLINE CHANGE: 2020 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize NEW DEADLINE 15 June

 
Due to the extenuating circumstances and general upheval resulting from the SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) global pandemic, The Friends of the German Historical Institute will be accepting nominations for the 2020 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize thru JUNE 15, 2020.
 
As a reminder, dissertations on all periods of German history, on German-American relations, on the history of Germans in North America, and on Germany’s global engagements or diaspora Germans are eligible.

CFP: International Conference on the Centennial of Oskar Panizza’s Death, 10-11 June 2021, Munich (Deadline 12 June 2020)

International Conference on the Centennial of Oskar Panizza’s Death 
June 10-11, 2021 at Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus, Munich

“the most impudent and audacious, the most brilliant and revolutionary prophet of his country […]. One, compared to whom Heine can be called flat lemonade” 
Kurt Tucholsky

“I have no doubt that he will soon be one of the most talked about modern authors in Germany, – but also one of the most infamous.” 
Otto Julius Bierbaum

Reminder: CFP for Research Workshop Program, Mandel Center, USHMM (Deadline 22 May 2020)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESEARCH WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Applications due May 22, 2020

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2021. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
James Hamilton-Paterson
Reviewer: 
Robert Rennie

Rennie on Hamilton-Paterson, 'Marked for Death: The First War in the Air'

James Hamilton-Paterson. Marked for Death: The First War in the Air. New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. 416 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68177-158-8.

Reviewed by Robert Rennie (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Published on H-German (September, 2017) Commissioned by David Harrisville

A Fresh Perspective on WWI Aviation

Author: 
Beverley Chalmers
Reviewer: 
Michelle Mouton

Mouton on Chalmers, 'Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices under Nazi Rule'

Beverley Chalmers. Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices under Nazi Rule. Guildford: Grosvenor House Publishing, 2015. viii + 364 pp. $25.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78148-353-4.

Reviewed by Michelle Mouton (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) Published on H-German (August, 2017) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Nicolas Berg
Reviewer: 
Anna Corsten

Corsten on Berg, 'The Holocaust and the West German Historians: Historical Interpretation and Autobiographical Memory'

Nicolas Berg. The Holocaust and the West German Historians: Historical Interpretation and Autobiographical Memory. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 346 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-30084-5.

Reviewed by Anna Corsten (Universität Erfurt) Published on H-German (August, 2017) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Patrick J. Houlihan
Reviewer: 
Markus Raasch

Raasch on Houlihan, 'Catholicism and the Great War: Religion and Everyday Life in Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914–1922'

Patrick J. Houlihan. Catholicism and the Great War: Religion and Everyday Life in Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914–1922. Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 287 pp. $102.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03514-0.

Reviewed by Markus Raasch (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz) Published on H-German (April, 2017) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Peter Marshall, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard Rawls

Rawls on Marshall, 'The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation'

Peter Marshall, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959548-8.

Reviewed by Richard Rawls (Georgia Gwinnett College) Published on H-German (February, 2017) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Capturing the Complexities of the Reformations

Author: 
Sagi Schaefer
Reviewer: 
Jason Johnson

Johnson on Schaefer, 'States of Division: Border and Boundary Formation in Cold War Rural Germany'

Sagi Schaefer. States of Division: Border and Boundary Formation in Cold War Rural Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967238-7.

Reviewed by Jason Johnson (Trinity University) Published on H-German (December, 2016) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Stephen Brockmann
Reviewer: 
Hunter Bivens

Bivens on Brockmann, 'The Writers' State: Constructing East German Literature, 1945-1959'

Stephen Brockmann. The Writers' State: Constructing East German Literature, 1945-1959. Suffolk: Camden House, 2015. 380 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-953-5.

Reviewed by Hunter Bivens (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-German (December, 2016) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Of Broken Spines and Difficult Beginnings

Author: 
Joy Haslam Calico
Reviewer: 
Mark Berry

Berry on Calico, 'Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe'

Joy Haslam Calico. Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. 272 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28186-8.

Reviewed by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-German (December, 2016) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

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