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Reminder: CFA: The Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History 2022 (Deadline 15 May 2022)

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is proud to announce the fourth annual Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize Competition for Advanced Graduate Students.

CFP: Meridian: The Newsletter of the Global Studies Center of the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)

Call for contributions for Meridian: The Newsletter of the Global Studies Center of the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait. The GSC Newsletter functions like a peer-reviewed journal but publishes only short articles of up to 800 words. Its focus is on Global Studies, that is, the investigation of political, economic, social, and cultural matters directly or tangentially linked to “the global.” It is a unique outlet for succinctly formulated arguments, hypotheses, informal reflections, interviews, reports, or new methods. Book reviews are welcome.

ANN: Biopolitics and Mass Gymnastics in the Modern History of East Central Europe, Virtual Conference, 28-30 April

The international conference, generously supported by CEFRES, Czech Academy of Sciences, and Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, deals with the links between mass gymnastics and biopolitics in the modern history of East Central Europe. In particular, the event focuses on the Sokol [Falcon], a nationalist mass gymnastics association. Founded in Bohemia in the 1860s, Sokol was modelled after the German nationalist gymnastics association Turnverein.

CFP (Conference): Jesuit Studies, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, October 27-30, 2022, Minnesota (Deadline 22 April 2022)

CFP: Jesuit Studies panels at the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, 27-30 October 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The submission period has been extended.

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Recent Reviews

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

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

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