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CFA (Graduate Program): Deadline Approaching: MA Stream in Holocaust Studies, University of Victoria, Canada (Deadline: 15 February 2018)

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria is now accepting applications for our two-year interdisciplinary MA Stream in Holocaust Studies.
 

ANN: New Books in German History & German Studies (February 2018)

New Books in German History and German Studies (February 2018)

Editor's note: At the beginning of the month, as a service to our members, H-German publishes a list of newly released books on German History and German Studies that members have submitted to H-German.  If you would like to announce the publication of your new book, please submit the following information to Chris Fojtik: 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).

ANN: CEHS Election

 

The Central European History Society (CEHS) announces the election of one board member and one vice president-elect.

The board member will serve for three years, 2018-2021. 

The vice president-elect will serve four years, 2018-2022:  one year each as vice president-elect, vice president, president, and former president. 

 

Nominations for vice president-elect: 

Pieter Judson

Nancy Wingfield

 

Nominations for board member: 

Andrea Orzoff

Eric Kurlander

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Baschera and Gordon and Moser, 'Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich'


Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds. Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 320 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-9405-2.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-German (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Informative Contributions to the Intellectual History of Post-Zwinglian Zurich

Author: 
Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft
Reviewer: 
Kira Thurman

Thurman on Aitken and Rosenhaft, 'Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960'


Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft. Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 379 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04136-3.

Reviewed by Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)
Published on H-German (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

The Rise and Fall of a Black Community in German History

Author: 
Gordon Martel
Reviewer: 
Karl Hjembo

Hjembo on Martel, 'The Month That Changed the World: July 1914'


Gordon Martel. The Month That Changed the World: July 1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 512 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-966538-9.

Reviewed by Karl Hjembo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Diplomatic Struggle and the Resulting Great War

Author: 
Michael H. Kater
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Kater, 'Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present'


Michael H. Kater. Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 480 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Shades of Goethe--and of Hitler: A History of [the town of] Weimar

Author: 
Patrick Merziger
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey J. Giles

Giles on Merziger, 'Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945'


Patrick Merziger. Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 407 pp. $87.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-515-09355-2.

Reviewed by Geoffrey J. Giles (University of Florida)
Published on H-German (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dirk Bönker

Bönker on Cho and Crowe, 'Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century'


Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds. Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43846-1.

Reviewed by Dirk Bönker (Duke University)
Published on H-German (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Sino-German Studies

Author: 
Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Laqua-O'Donnell, 'Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster'


Simone Laqua-O'Donnell. Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster. Oxford Historical Monographs Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 240 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-968331-4.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Trent and Its Limitations

Author: 
Jonathan Steinberg
Reviewer: 
Stephen Morgan

Morgan on Steinberg, 'Bismarck: A Life'


Jonathan Steinberg. Bismarck: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 577 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-978252-9; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959901-1; ISBN 978-0-19-997539-6.

Reviewed by Stephen Morgan (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Bismarck and the Power of Personality

Author: 
Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susanne Rinner

Rinner on Marven and Taberner, 'Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century'


Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds. Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. 288 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-421-9.

Reviewed by Susanne Rinner (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Peter Longerich
Reviewer: 
Ky Woltering

Woltering on Longerich, 'Heinrich Himmler: A Life'


Peter Longerich. Heinrich Himmler: A Life. Trans. Jeremy Noakes and Leslie Sharpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xviii + 1,031 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959232-6.

Reviewed by Ky Woltering (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Himmler and the Personalization of Power

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