Recent Discussions

CfA: Postdoc fellowships in Global History and Governance at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (Naples)

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples (Italy), invites applications for four 1-year (renewable for up to 3 years) postdoc fellowships in Global History and Governance for the academic year 2022-2023

CfP: Graduate Conference, "Die ewige Wiederkehr des Vampyrs / The Eternal Return of the Vampire"

The Rutgers Ph.D. Program in German Studies Presents:
Die ewige Wiederkehr des Vampyrs / The Eternal Return of the Vampire
March 3-4, 2023
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Laurence Rickels (The European Graduate School)
Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen (University of Zurich & NYU)
“Stay here… the Master comes.”
– Renfield, Herzog's Nosferatu

Deadline Approaching: USHMM Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship Competition

Apply Now

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to offer annual Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowships designed for students accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or in the first year of a PhD program at a college or university in North America. Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work will not be considered.

TOC (Journal): Medaon, Issue Fall/Winter 2022, vol. 16, no. 31 online

We are pleased to announce the current issue of our online-journal 'Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung'. You can find the table of contents following and at https://www.medaon.de/en/editions/most-recent-edition/ .

As an online journal Medaon offers open access to all its articles. Since 2007, Medaon has been published semi-annually every spring and autumn. The journal is issued by HATiKVA e.V. (Dresden, www.hatikva.de).

CFA: Funded MA and PhD Programs in German Studies at UMass Amherst – Accepting Applications 

The program in German Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for admission to the MA and PhD programs for Fall 2023.

Admitted students are eligible for a multi-year funding package in the form of teaching assistantships. In the academic year 2022/23, assistantships provided tuition, health insurance coverage (with vision and dental benefits), and a stipend of approx. $23,000 (students can expect to pay $1500-$2000 out of pocket in annual fees).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
John C. Swanson
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Swanson, 'Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary'

John C. Swanson. Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary. Pitt Russian East European Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. 464 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6429-2.

Reviewed by H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Sandrine Kott
Reviewer: 
Ned Richardson-Little

Richardson-Little on Kott, 'Communism Day-to-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society'

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

Author: 
James C. Enns
Reviewer: 
Benjamin C. Pearson

Pearson on Enns, 'Saving Germany: North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945 -1974'

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

Author: 
Jan Hansen
Reviewer: 
Claudia Kemper

Kemper on Hansen, 'Abschied vom Kalten Krieg?: Die Sozialdemokraten und der Nachrüstungsstreit (1977–1987)'

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

Author: 
Jennifer L. Creech
Reviewer: 
Alexandria Ruble

Ruble on Creech, 'Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Films'

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

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50166

Author: 
David M. Luebke
Reviewer: 
Timothy Wright

Wright on Luebke, 'Hometown Religion: Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia'

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

Beyond Confessionalism

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

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