Welcome to HABSBURG, a member of the H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online family of networks sponsored by the Michigan State University. HABSBURG is a daily Internet discussion forum dedicated to the history and culture of the Habsburg Monarchy, its successor states, and their peoples from 1500 to the present. The primary purpose for HABSBURG is to enable scholars in history and related disciplines to communicate current research and research interests, stimulate discussion of approaches, methods and tools of analysis and circulate information on new articles, books, jobs/grants and resources. All languages are welcome.

Founded in October 1991, HABSBURG was the first Internet discussion group dedicated to an historical theme. We are affiliated with the Center for Austrian Studies, the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History, the Czechoslovak Studies Association, and the Hungarian Studies Association. We welcome any new members and encourage participation in HABSBURG activities. If you have any question or wish to become more involved, please get in touch with the editorial team.

Recent Discussions

ANN: Online book talk with Georg B. Michels (University of California) (May 5, 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The QhoD project (IHB, ÖAW) invites you to an online book talk with Georg B. Michels from the University of California, Riverside, Department of History, about his book, The Habsburg Empire under Siege: Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizir Ahmed Köprülü (1661-1676) (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).

The talk will take place online via Zoom.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 5, 2022, 18:00 CEST (Vienna).

Registration is required for participation.

CONF: Modernization by the State and its Ecological Consequences in East-Central Europe (May 5-6, 2022)

Programme at a Glance

Detailed program and Registration Form at: https://ff.osu.eu/mosec2022/

(All times in Central European Time, CET)
 

5 May, THURSDAY

9.00—9.15

Welcome to sessions

9.15—10.30

Opening Keynote
“Tensions of Environmental State Making” Dr Richard Hölzl, Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Göttingen, Germany

10.30—10.45

BREAK

10.45—12.15

Session 1. Histories of Modernization and Industrialisation in East-Central Europe

PODCAST: Ágoston Berecz: Language and Identity in Late-Habsburg Hungary

In this episode, Ágoston Berecz, Research Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, is in conversation with Alexander Maxwell (Victoria University of Wellington) on the increasingly fraught relationship between language, education and nation-building in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Kingdom of Hungary.

ANN: HIRA & hps.cesee online book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde

HIRA&hps.cesee Book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde. Thursday, April 28, 18:00-19:00 Vienna / 19:00-20:00 Kyiv / 12:00-13:00 New York

 

Reminder: CONF: Biopolitics and Mass Gymnastics in the Modern History of East Central Europe

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.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Paul B. Miller, Claire Morelon, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Deak

Deak on Miller and Morelon, 'Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918'

Paul B. Miller, Claire Morelon, eds. Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918. Austrian and Habsburg Studies, vol. 22. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. 366 pp. $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78920-022-5.

Reviewed by John Deak (University of Notre Dame) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Dominique Kirchner Reill
Reviewer: 
Marco Bresciani

Bresciani on Reill, 'The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire'

Dominique Kirchner Reill. The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-24424-5

Reviewed by Marco Bresciani (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Charles W. Ingrao
Reviewer: 
William D. Godsey

Godsey on Ingrao, 'The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815'

Charles W. Ingrao. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815. New Approaches to European History Series. Third edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 324 pp. $33.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-71333-7; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49925-5.

Reviewed by William D. Godsey (Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Michael Prokosch
Reviewer: 
Elias Knapp

Knapp on Prokosch, 'Das Alteste Burgerbuch Der Stadt Linz (1658-1707): Edition Und Auswertung (Quelleneditionen Des Instituts Fur Osterreichische Geschicht) (German Edition)'

Michael Prokosch. Das Alteste Burgerbuch Der Stadt Linz (1658-1707): Edition Und Auswertung (Quelleneditionen Des Instituts Fur Osterreichische Geschicht) (German Edition). Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2019. 308 pp. EUR 50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-205-20885-3

Author: 
Klaus Hödl
Reviewer: 
Alexander Vari

Vari on Hakkarainen, 'Comical Modernity: Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna' and Hödl, 'Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna'

Heidi Hakkarainen. Comical Modernity: Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna. Austrian and Habsburg Studies Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. Illustrations. viii + 279 pp. $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78920-273-1Klaus Hödl. Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.

Author: 
Alexander Maxwell
Reviewer: 
Balint Varga

Varga on Maxwell, 'Everyday Nationalism in Hungary: 1789-1867'

Alexander Maxwell. Everyday Nationalism in Hungary: 1789-1867. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. iv + 258 pp. $103.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-063411-2.

Reviewed by Balint Varga (Institute of History, Loránd Eötvös Research Network) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2020) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55687

Author: 
Ferenc Rákóczi II
Reviewer: 
Charles Ingrao

Ingrao on Rákóczi II, 'Confessio Peccatoris, Memoirs'

Ferenc Rákóczi II. Confessio Peccatoris, Memoirs. Translated by Bernard Adams; with an afterword by Gábor Tüskés. Budapest: Corvina, 2019. 2 vols. 628 pp. $69.99 (paper), ISBN 978-963-13-6564-1

Reviewed by Charles Ingrao (Purdue University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2020) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
David W. Gerlach
Reviewer: 
Cathie Carmichael

Carmichael on Gerlach, 'The Economy of Ethnic Cleansing: The Transformation of the German-Czech Borderlands after World War II'

David W. Gerlach. The Economy of Ethnic Cleansing: The Transformation of the German-Czech Borderlands after World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 308 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19619-3.

Reviewed by Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Irina Livezeanu, Árpád von Klimó, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matei Costinescu

Costinescu on Livezeanu and Klimó, 'The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700'

Irina Livezeanu, Árpád von Klimó, eds. The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700. Routledge Histories Series. New York: Routledge, 2017. xvi + 522 pp. $245.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-58433-3.

Reviewed by Matei Costinescu (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

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