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CFP: GSA Annual Conference, Portland, Oct. 3-6 2019. Panel: Radical Change, Boycott, and Protest in Germany, 1815 - 1919

How successul -- or unsuccessful -- were movements for radical change in Germany during the "Long Nineteenth Century?" From the Wartburg  Festival to 1848, from 1870s anarchism to economic walk-outs (and their suppression) during the early twentieth century, to, finally, the political strikes of the First World War and ultimately the German Revolution of 1918, this panel wants to trace sociopolitical unrest in its various forms from the end of the Napoleonic Wars up to the founding of the first German republic. 

FUNDING: two GTAships in German Studies, Wayne State (Detroit)

The German faculty in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit announces two Graduate Teaching Assistant positions for students at the M.A. or Ph.D. level starting in August 2019. The funding includes coverage of tuition and fees plus a stipend of approximately $15,000 per year and is renewable annually for up to two years for M.A. students and up to five years for Ph.D. students.

CFP: Memory and ‘the People’ – Memory Studies Network Call for Submissions for the German Studies Association 43rd Annual Meeting, in Portland, OR (Oct 3-6, 2019)

Memory and ‘the People’ – Memory Studies Network Call for Submissions for the German Studies Association 43rd Annual Meeting, in Portland, OR from October 3-6, 2019

ANN: Deadline Approaching: USHMM Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship Competition

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2019 Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship Competition

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to invite applications for the Summer Graduate Research Fellowship Program, designed for students accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or in their first year of a PhD program. Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work will not be considered.

ANN: H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-German: 31 December 2018 - 7 January 2019

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 31 December 2018 to  7 January 2019.  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.



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Author: 
Ulrike Weckel
Reviewer: 
Steven R. Cerf

Cerf on Weckel, 'Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager'

Ulrike Weckel. Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. 672 pp. EUR 76.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-10113-4.

Reviewed by Steven R. Cerf (Bowdoin College) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Showing of Allied Documentary Atrocity Films in 1945 and 1946 and the Shaming of Three Groups of German Nationals

Author: 
Adam Kożuchowski
Reviewer: 
John Fahey

Fahey on Kożuchowski, 'The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe'

Adam Kożuchowski. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 232 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6265-6.

Reviewed by John Fahey (Purdue University) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Finding Meaning in Austria-Hungary’s Postmortem

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Silvia

Silvia on Berghoff and Kocka and Ziegler, 'Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds. Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ix + 249 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01695-8.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Silvia (American University) Published on H-German (January, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Pamela E. Swett
Reviewer: 
Janet M. C. Walmsley

Walmsley on Swett, 'Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany'

Pamela E. Swett. Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7355-3; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8883-0.

Reviewed by Janet M. C. Walmsley (George Mason University) Published on H-German (November, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How to Sell in the Hardest of Times

Author: 
Christoph Strohm
Reviewer: 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Burnett on Gordon, 'Calvin' and Neuser, 'Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541' and Reinhardt, 'Die Tyrannei der Tugend: Calvin und die Reformation in Genf' and Strohm, 'Johannes Calvin: Leben und Werk des Reformators'

Bruce Gordon. Calvin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 398 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-12076-9.Wilhelm H. Neuser. Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541. Reformed Historical Theology Series. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 352 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-56915-3.Volker Reinhardt.

Author: 
Laura Heins
Reviewer: 
Anjeana Hans

Hans on Heins, 'Nazi Film Melodrama'

Laura Heins. Nazi Film Melodrama. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 256 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07935-1.

Reviewed by Anjeana Hans (Wellesley College) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Women in Nazi Film: Transgressing Morality as an Ideological Tool

Author: 
Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed.
Reviewer: 
Teresa Walch

Walch on Cohn and Conrads, 'No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941'

Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed. No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941. Trans. Kenneth Kronenberg. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 440 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7324-9.

Reviewed by Teresa Walch (University of California San Diego) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Willy Cohn’s Diaries: An Account of Jewish Life in Breslau, 1933-1941

Author: 
Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer
Reviewer: 
Anne Berg

Berg on Neumann and Marcuse and Kirchheimer, 'Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort'

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. Edited by Raffaele Laudani. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. 704 pp. $45.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4008-4646-7; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13413-0.

Reviewed by Anne Berg (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Legible Enemy

Author: 
Jens Lachmund
Reviewer: 
Kristin Poling

Poling on Lachmund, 'Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature'

Jens Lachmund. Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01859-3; $28.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-262-31241-7.

Reviewed by Kristin Poling (University of Rochester) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How Ecologists Found Nature in the City

Author: 
Ari Joskowicz
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Alvis

Alvis on Joskowicz, 'The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France'

Ari Joskowicz. The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 392 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8702-4.

Reviewed by Robert E. Alvis (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Modern Jewish Identity and the Catholic Other

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