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CFP Extended Deadline April 17 I The New Normal I BP Summer Workshop I July 6-7, 2022 (Deadline 17 April 2022)

Hello!

Just sharing the good word that the deadline for submissions for the (free) Berlin Program Workshop at the Freie Universität (Berlin) has been extended to Monday, 17 April 2022.

The Berlin Workshop, now in its tenth year, takes place from 6-7 July 2022 on the campus fo the Freie Universität. This years theme is "The New Normal." Presentations and projects – in any stage of development – from any discipline or interdisciplinary perspective are welcome. 

More information is below, including the email and guidelines for sumbitting a propsal.

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CFA: Research Fellowships in ERC-funded Project "The Making of Monoculture: A Global History" (Deadline 30 April)

The ERC-funded project "The Making of Monoculture: A Global History" (MaMoGH) explores monocultures in agriculture and forestry as phenomena of global modernity. It invites scholars to study individual monocultures anywhere in the world with a common set of questions that focus on the rise and resilience of organic production regimes that focus on one single species.

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'

Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) Published on H-German (June, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'

David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall Published on H-German (June, 2015) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'

Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech) Published on H-German (April, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'

Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'

Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'

Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'

Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Contemporary Accounts of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe

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