It is my privilege to present the first issue of the thirteenth volume of TRANSIT, entitled “Traveling Forms.” This topic was conceived in the months of the nascent COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd, and the various climate emergencies across the globe—all transnational events that challenged conventional notions of space, time, identity, and community.
Several months ago, on behalf of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar, I advertised the "Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize Competition for Advanced Graduate Students." The information is here. I am writing now to announce that, in light of COVID-19, we have decided to extend the deadline by two weeks, to 15 June. We certainly hope that grad student readers of H-German will choose to apply! Any questions can be addressed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Books in German History and German Studies (June 2021)
Please see below the call for papers for the GDR Today VI conference: Minority Experiences of the GDR, and note the extended deadline of 7 June 2021. The conference will take place online on 16-17 September 2021.
All best wishes,
Sandrine Kott. Communism Day-to-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society. Trans. Lisa Godin-Roger. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11871-7.
Reviewed by Ned Richardson-Little (University of Exeter) Published on H-German (November, 2017) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill
James C. Enns. Saving Germany: North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945 -1974. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 328 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4913-5.
Reviewed by Benjamin C. Pearson (Excelsior College) Published on H-German (November, 2017) Commissioned by David Harrisville
Jan Hansen. Abschied vom Kalten Krieg?: Die Sozialdemokraten und der Nachrüstungsstreit (1977–1987). Berlin: de Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016. viii + 289 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-11-044684-5.
Reviewed by Claudia Kemper (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung) Published on H-German (October, 2017) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal
Jennifer L. Creech. Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Films. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xix + 280 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02301-8.
Reviewed by Alexandria Ruble (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Published on H-German (October, 2017) Commissioned by David Harrisville
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David M. Luebke. Hometown Religion: Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia. Studies in Early Modern German History Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016. 328 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3840-0.
Reviewed by Timothy Wright (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-German (October, 2017) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill
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
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
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
Stefan Ihrig. Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2014. 320 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-36837-8.
Reviewed by Emre Sencer (Knox College) Published on H-German (June, 2017) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill
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