Recent Discussions

CFP (Panel): Figurations of In-/Hospitality in German Culture and Thought, AGS 2018 (Deadline 6 April 2018)

Dear All,

Here is a reminder about our panel at the coming AGS conference in Bangor (29-31 August). The deadline for proposals is 6th April 2018.

Figurations of In-/Hospitality in German Culture and Thought, AGS 2018

CFP (Journal): Call for Articles, Reviews & Historiographical Essay Submissions: Essays in History (Deadline 2 May 2018)

Essays in History (EiH), the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles, book reviews, and historiographical essays for its fifty-second issue, to appear in the fall of 2018.

EiH is a journal for emerging scholars that has been staffed and published by graduate students at the Corcoran Department of History since 1954. Each year we publish peer-reviewed articles, as well as, book reviews and historiographical essays in all fields of history.

Ann: TOC: Central European History (CEH) 51, no. 1 (March 2018)

The latest issue of Central European History went live online on March 28 and should be shipping to individual and institutional subscribers shortly.

This is a special issue commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the journal: "Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Central European History and Central European Studies: Taking Stock of the Journal and the Field."

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-German: 19 March - 26 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 19 March 2018 to 26 March 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES

CFP: Web Portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben issue December 2018 (Deadline 1 June 2018)

CFP: Research project and web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (http://www.polyphonie.at)

The editors Beate Baumann (University of Catania), Michaela Bürger-Koftis (University of Genoa) and Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) kindly invite contributors to send proposals for the multilingual web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (http://www.polyphonie.at, ISSN 2304-7607).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hedda Kalshoven, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. Mikkel Dack

Dack on Kalshoven, 'Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany'

Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.

Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary) Published on H-German (May, 2016) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Family under the Shadow of Dictatorship and War

Author: 
Sean A. Forner
Reviewer: 
Christina Morina

Morina on Forner, 'German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945'

Sean A. Forner. German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii +383 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04957-4.

Reviewed by Christina Morina (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena) Published on H-German (April, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Envisioning Democracy: German Intellectuals and the Quest for Democratic Renewal in Postwar German

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

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