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REMINDER: CFP: Research Workshop Program, Mandel Center, USHMM, (Deadline 14 May 2021)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESEARCH WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Applications due May 14, 2021

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2022.

CFP (Virtual Conference): GDR Today VI – Minority Experiences of the GDR, 16-17 September 2021 (Deadline 28 May 2021)

As part of the GDR Today series, we welcome abstracts from doctoral candidates and early-career researchers for an online conference on 16-17 September 2021, co-hosted by the Universities of St An

CFA (Prize): CEHS Book and Article Prizes (Deadline 31 July 2021)

The Central European History Society (CEHS) is accepting nominations for its book and article prizes. Both prizes recognize the best English-language work written on Central European history by a permanent resident of North America. The annual Hans Rosenberg Book Prize considers all eligible books with an imprint of 2020.

CFP (Conference): Making and keeping promises in politics and culture. Towards the development of a conceptual framework, 4-6 May 2022, Dresden (Deadline 1 August 2021)

Promises inform contemporary social practices, discourse and interpretation, permeate everyday life, and influence interpersonal relationships. They are intimately connected with expectations, aspirations and visions. Decisions about the future that we take in the light of experience and current conditions are significantly influenced by the way in which promises are perceived and anticipated. Therefore, promises – even broken ones – seem to create potentially predictable and configurable time frames.

CFA: Inaugural Prawer Lecture (promoting the work of outstanding graduate students), 27 January 2022 (Deadline 30 June 2021)

The English Goethe Society invites entries for the inaugural Prawer Lecture, to be held on 27 January 2022. This new annual lecture will promote the work of outstanding graduate students working on any aspect of literature, culture and history in the German-speaking world from 1700-1900. The first lecture will be held in the academic year 2021-22. The winner will be invited to address the EGS, and the lecture published in a subsequent issue of PEGS. In addition, the lecture carries a cash prize of £300 Further details about the lecture can be found here:

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds.
Reviewer: 
Max Kramer

Kramer on Lane and Ruehl, 'A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle'

M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds. A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. x + 349 pp. Illustrations. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-462-2.

Reviewed by Max Kramer (CUNY-Baruch College) Published on H-German (August, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Heinz Duchhardt
Reviewer: 
Brian Vick

Vick on Duchhardt, 'Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15'

Heinz Duchhardt. Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15. München: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2013. 128 pp. EUR 8.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-406-65381-0.

Reviewed by Brian Vick (Emory University) Published on H-German (August, 2015) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

A Guide to the Congress of Vienna

Author: 
Andrés Mario Zervigón
Reviewer: 
Kristopher Imbrigotta

Imbrigotta on Zervigón, 'John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage'

Andrés Mario Zervigón. John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-98177-2.

Reviewed by Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound) Published on H-German (July, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Prosecutor with Scissors: John Heartfield and the Photomontage

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Morrow Clark

Clark on Kuzmany, 'Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert'

Börries Kuzmany. Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2011. 406 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78763-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Morrow Clark (West Texas A&M University) Published on H-German (July, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Brody is Always Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century

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