Recent Discussions

ANN: Seminar on Archival and Historical Research at the Center for Jewish History (March 2015)

The Center for Jewish History's Seminar on Archival and Historical Research is a four-day program May 18-21, 2015, for rising college seniors, MA students and first- and second-year doctoral students to learn the skills of conducting archival research at one of the premier research libraries in the United States. The seminar’s focus is on learning a variety of tools for accessing information and incorporating archival and library research into specific projects.

CFP: Resistance to War 1914-1924, Leeds (March 2015)

Resistance to War 1914-1924, Leeds, United Kingdom, 18-20th March 2016

Ingrid Sharp and colleagues are planning a major international conference for March 18th-20th, 2016, to consider and debate the various forms and expressions of resistance to the First World War within and across national contexts.  It will coincide with the introduction of conscription in Britain, but will explore national, international and transnational aspects of resistance to the First World War. 

QUERY: Advice Regarding Short-Term Study Abroad

My name is Bethany Keenan. I am an Assistant Professor of History at Coe College in Iowa. I previously got great suggestions from list members for my May Term to Holocaust sites. Now, for 2016, I am planning a May Term course that will take approximately 12 students to follow in the footsteps of the "Coe 22," a group of Coe College students who participated in the liberation of Western Europe. I would like to take students to the following areas where I know the "Coe 22" were:

CFP: 4. Kolloquium zu Kriminalität und Strafjustiz in der Neuzeit, 18. – 20. Jh. in München/Gauting (March 2015)

Die gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit Kriminalität und Justiz unterliegt Konjunkturen. In Deutschland sind in den letzten Jahren die Sicherheitsverwahrung, körperliche Gewalt sowie das Verhältnis von medialer Berichterstattung und Unschuldsvermutung zentrale öffentliche Themen gewesen. Auf globaler Ebene stehen Terrorismus und politisch motivierte Gewalt, sicherheitspolitische Maßnahmen wie Überwachung und Folter und deren Auswirkungen auf die gesamtgesellschaftliche Ordnung im Vordergrund des Interesses.

CFP: SSHA 2015 Historical Geography Network (February 2015)

The Historical Geography Network of the Social Science History Association invites you to take part in the 40th annual meeting of the SSHA, November 12-15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. We are seeking complete panels as well as  papers.

The Historical Geography Network is an active group of scholars who utilize geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial tools to tackle a wide range of historical problems. We encourage papers and panels that utilize spatial methods to ask new historical questions as well as to revisit old ones. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Rolf Jucker, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rachel Halverson

Halverson on Jucker, 'Volker Braun in Perspective'

Rolf Jucker, ed. Volker Braun in Perspective. New York: Rodopi, 2004. v + 273 pp. $52.50 (broschiert), ISBN 978-90-420-0859-5; $105.00 (gebunden), ISBN 978-90-420-0869-4.

Reviewed by Rachel Halverson (Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Washington State University) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Volker Braun Up Close and Personal

Author: 
Moritz Föllmer
Reviewer: 
Heikki Lempa

Lempa on Föllmer, 'Sehnsucht nach Nähe: Interpersonale Kommunikation in Deutschland seit dem 19. Jahrhundert'

Moritz Föllmer. Sehnsucht nach Nähe: Interpersonale Kommunikation in Deutschland seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004. 243 S. EUR 40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-08370-6.

Reviewed by Heikki Lempa (Department of History, Moravian College) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Author: 
Anke Ortlepp
Reviewer: 
Janet M. C. Walmsley

Walmsley on Ortlepp, '"Auf denn, Ihr Schwestern!": Deutschamerikanische Frauenvereine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1844-1914'

Anke Ortlepp. "Auf denn, Ihr Schwestern!": Deutschamerikanische Frauenvereine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1844-1914. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003. 309 S. EUR 37.00 (gebunden), ISBN 978-3-515-08405-5.

Reviewed by Janet M. C. Walmsley (Department of History and Art History, George Mason University) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Civic Duty and Cultural Heritage

Author: 
Yitzhak Hen, Rob Meens, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alison Frazier

Frazier on Hen and Meens, 'The Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian Gaul'

Yitzhak Hen, Rob Meens, eds. The Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian Gaul. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. vii-xi + 222 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82393-7.

Reviewed by Alison Frazier (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Reconsidering an Enigmatic Bobbio Codex (Paris, BN, MS Lat. 13246)

Author: 
Suzanne Kirkbright
Reviewer: 
Daniel Morat

Morat on Kirkbright, 'Karl Jaspers: A Biography--Navigations in Truth'

Suzanne Kirkbright. Karl Jaspers: A Biography--Navigations in Truth. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. xxiii + 360 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10242-0.

Reviewed by Daniel Morat (Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Universität Göttingen) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Gelebte Philosophie

Author: 
Michael Meyen
Reviewer: 
Heather Gumbert

Gumbert on Meyen, 'Denver Clan und Neues Deutschland: Mediennutzung in der DDR'

Michael Meyen. Denver Clan und Neues Deutschland: Mediennutzung in der DDR. Berlin: Christoph Links Verlag, 2003. 232 S. EUR 19.90 (broschiert), ISBN 978-3-86153-310-8.

Reviewed by Heather Gumbert (Department of History, Virginia Tech) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Author: 
Joachim Eibach, Marcus Sandl
Reviewer: 
Edward Mathieu

Mathieu on Eibach and Sandl, 'Protestantische Identität und Erinnerung: Von der Reformation bis zur Bürgerrechtsbewegung in der DDR'

Joachim Eibach, Marcus Sandl. Protestantische Identität und Erinnerung: Von der Reformation bis zur Bürgerrechtsbewegung in der DDR. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2003. 258 S. EUR 39.90 (gebunden), ISBN 978-3-525-35575-6.

Reviewed by Edward Mathieu (History Department, Beloit College) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

The Interdisciplinarity of Protestant Identity and Memory

Author: 
Philipp Heldmann
Reviewer: 
Scott Moranda

Moranda on Heldmann, 'Herrschaft, Wirtschaft, Anoraks: Konsumpolitik in der DDR der Sechzigerjahre'

Philipp Heldmann. Herrschaft, Wirtschaft, Anoraks: Konsumpolitik in der DDR der Sechzigerjahre. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004. 336 S. EUR 39.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-525-35144-4.

Reviewed by Scott Moranda (Department of History, SUNY-Cortland) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Consent or Contempt?

Author: 
Christoph Moß
Reviewer: 
William Smaldone

Smaldone on Moß, 'Jakob Altmaier: Ein jüdischer Sozialdemokrat in Deutschland (1889-1963)'

Christoph Moß. Jakob Altmaier: Ein jüdischer Sozialdemokrat in Deutschland (1889-1963). Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2003. 310 S. EUR 29.90 (broschiert), ISBN 978-3-412-02103-0.

Reviewed by William Smaldone (Department of History, Willamette University) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

The Party Soldier

Author: 
Andreas Herbst, Hermann Weber
Reviewer: 
Gary Roth

Roth on Herbst and Weber, 'Deutsche Kommunisten: Biographisches Handbuch 1918 bis 1945'

Andreas Herbst, Hermann Weber. Deutsche Kommunisten: Biographisches Handbuch 1918 bis 1945. Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag Berlin, 2003. 992 S. EUR 49.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-320-02044-6.

Reviewed by Gary Roth (Rutgers University at Newark) Published on H-German (September, 2005)

Stalinists as Victims

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