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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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CFP: The Center for Austrian Studies at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The University of Minnesota's Center for Austrian Studies invites abstracts (up to 250 words) for individual papers or sessions for the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference's annual meeting to be convened in St. Louis, 17-20 October 2019. Papers are encouraged from across the disciplines that focus on Central Europe broadly conceived to include all of the German-speaking lands, Poland, as well as the areas historically connected with the Habsburg Monarchy. The deadline for abstracts is April 5, 2019.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sarah Thomas
Reviewer: 
Margaret Setje-Eilers

Setje-Eilers on Thomas, 'Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe'

Sarah Thomas. Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 213 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-441-6; ISBN 978-0-85745-442-3.

Reviewed by Margaret Setje-Eilers (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds.
Reviewer: 
Larson Powell

Powell on Garncarz and Ligensa, 'The Cinema of Germany'

Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds. The Cinema of Germany. 24 Frames Series. London: Wallflower Press, 2012. xii + 264 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-905674-90-9; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-905674-91-6.

Reviewed by Larson Powell (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

From National Art to National Entertainment: Rewriting German Film History

Author: 
Rebecca Clifford
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Clifford, 'Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy'

Rebecca Clifford. Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 304 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967981-2.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher (Indiana University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Virtues of Victimhood--Contemporary Uses of Holocaust Memory

Author: 
Wilhelm Brasse, photographer
Reviewer: 
Harriet Scharnberg

Scharnberg on Brasse, 'Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945'

Wilhelm Brasse, photographer. Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945. Compiled by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012. Illustrations. 128 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84519-539-7.

Reviewed by Harriet Scharnberg Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Photographing Mass Murderers and Their Victims

Author: 
Rebecca Ayako Bennette
Reviewer: 
Michael Rowe

Rowe on Bennette, 'Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification'

Rebecca Ayako Bennette. Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. x + 368 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06563-5.

Reviewed by Michael Rowe (King's College London) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Catholics and the Kulturkampf in Germany

Author: 
Patrick Montague
Reviewer: 
Richards O. Plavnieks

Plavnieks on Montague, 'Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp'

Patrick Montague. Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 416 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3527-2.

Reviewed by Richards O. Plavnieks (Stetson University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

An In-depth Inquiry into Hitler’s First Death Camp: Chelmno

Author: 
David Petts
Reviewer: 
Melanie Kourbage

Kourbage on Petts, 'Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe'

David Petts. Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe. Debates in Archaeology Series. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2010. 144 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7156-3754-8.

Reviewed by Melanie Kourbage (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Anton Weiss-Wendt, Rory Yeomans
Reviewer: 
Michael McConnell

McConnell on Weiss-Wendt and Yeomans, 'Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945'

Anton Weiss-Wendt, Rory Yeomans. Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 416 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-4507-5.

Reviewed by Michael McConnell (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Racial Science on the Frontiers of Hitler's Europe

Author: 
Perry Myers
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Ciarlo, 'Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany' and Myers, 'German Visions of India, 1871-1918: Commandeering the Holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich'

David Ciarlo. Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. xvi + 419 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05006-8.Perry Myers. German Visions of India, 1871-1918: Commandeering the Holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 304 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-29971-0.

Author: 
Astrid Mignon Kirchhof
Reviewer: 
Margaret E. Menninger

Menninger on Kirchhof, 'Das Dienstfräulein auf dem Bahnhof: Frauen im öffentlichen Raum im Blick der Berliner Bahnhofsmission 1894-1939'

Astrid Mignon Kirchhof. Das Dienstfräulein auf dem Bahnhof: Frauen im öffentlichen Raum im Blick der Berliner Bahnhofsmission 1894-1939. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011. 274 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-09776-5.

Reviewed by Margaret E. Menninger (Texas State University) Published on H-German (May, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Mission in Berlin

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