Welcome to HABSBURG, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. We are affiliated with the Center for Austrian Studies, the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History, the Czechoslavak Studies Association, and the Hungarian Studies Association. HABSBURG is the community within H-Net dealing with the culture and history of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states in central Europe from 1500 to the present.

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STIP: Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies Grant Application

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibits, publications, podcasts, and documentaries. Salary replacement and/or tuition are not eligible. Grants will not exceed $25,000 unless a compelling case is made for a larger grant.

DEADLINE Extension: Habsburg Syllabi Contest - Oct. 31, 2018

Dear HABSBURG community, 

we extended the deadline of our first HABSBURG Syllabi Contest (see entire call)!

We are inviting submissions to the following two categories:

  • Undergraduate class
  • Graduate class

The syllabus should deal largely with the history of the Habsburg monarchy or one or more of the former Habsburg lands. 

We accept submissions in any language!

CfP: Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions, and Citizens in Europe (Madrid, deadline Oct. 16)

The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University invites proposal submissions on the themes of Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe. The conference will be held at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on June 20-22, 2019.

JOB: University of Nevada, Reno, Assistant Professor in 20th-Century History of Central Europe

The Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the 20th-century history of Central Europe, with such potential national foci as Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary, or others in this diverse region. We seek innovative scholars who take social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, environmental, transnational or other analytically exciting approaches to historical research.

JOB: University of Florida, Assistant Professor in Early Modern European History

The Department of History at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment in Early Modern European history at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2019. The geographic focus is open. Candidates who can add to departmental strengths in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: the Atlantic world, empire, law and society, material culture, history of medicine, history of religion, and world history.

CfP: Western Slavic and Eurasian Association annual conference (San Diego, 24-27 April 2019)

The Call for Papers and registration are now open for the annual conference of the Western Slavic and Eurasian Association (WSEA) to be held from 24-27 April 2019, in San Diego, California, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  

WSEA holds its annual conference as part of the Western Social Science Association. To submit a proposal for a paper or panel, please register on the Western Social Science Association website: http://wssaweb.com/sections.   

QUERY: Midwives' Place in the Austrian Administration

I have been spending a fair amount of time looking at various Schematismus for Galicia and Lodomeria for before 1848, trying to make sense of how the Galician administration functioned. Within each Kreis there are a number of smaller admistrative offices many of which list a Kammeralwundarzt (medic) and a Hebamme (midwife). Most of the names seem not to be local, nor do they have names that one might associate with Jews.

CONF: Mehrsprachigkeit in der Donaumonarchie (1848–1918) (Munich, 2018 Oct. 10-12)

Von 10. bis 12. Oktober 2018 findet an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München die Interdisziplinäre Konferenz "Mehrsprachigkeit in der Donaumonarchie (1848–1918). Wissen – Herrschaft – Soziale Praxis" statt.

Die interdisziplinär und international angelegte Tagung nähert sich der Thematik mit Fragestellungen zu Sprachpolitik und Herrschaft, Mehrsprachigkeit und Alltagswelt, Mehrsprachigkeit in literarischen Texten, den Wechselwirkungen mit der Literatur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte und deren langfristigen Auswirkungen.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Derek Hastings
Reviewer: 
Alexey Miller

Miller on Hastings, 'Nationalism in Modern Europe: Politics, Identity, and Belonging since the French Revolution'

Derek Hastings. Nationalism in Modern Europe: Politics, Identity, and Belonging since the French Revolution. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. vii + 345 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-1339-4; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-1338-7.

Reviewed by Alexey Miller (European University at St. Petersburg) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany, Rita Garstenauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Günter J. Bischof

Bischof on Kuzmany and Garstenauer, 'Aufnahmeland Österreich: Über den Umgang mit Massenflucht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert'

Börries Kuzmany, Rita Garstenauer, eds. Aufnahmeland Österreich: Über den Umgang mit Massenflucht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Mandelbaum Verlag, 2017. 262 pp. EUR 19.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-85476-816-6.

Reviewed by Günter J. Bischof (University of New Orleans) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mark Von Hagen

Von Hagen on Brogi Bercoff and Pavlyshyn and Plokhy, 'Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations'

Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy, ed. Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 480 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0090-0.

Reviewed by Mark Von Hagen (Arizona State University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Isotta Poggi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dorothy Barenscott

Barenscott on Cuevas-Wolf and Poggi, 'Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary'

Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Isotta Poggi, eds. Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. Illustrations. 160 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60606-539-6.

Reviewed by Dorothy Barenscott (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Borbála Zsuzsanna Török
Reviewer: 
Petru Szedlacsek

Szedlacsek on Török, 'Exploring Transylvania: Geographies of Knowledge and Entangled Histories in a Multiethnic Province, 1790-1918'

Borbála Zsuzsanna Török. Exploring Transylvania: Geographies of Knowledge and Entangled Histories in a Multiethnic Province, 1790-1918. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 286 pp. $142.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-30304-1; $142.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-30305-8.

Reviewed by Petru Szedlacsek (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Nancy M. Wingfield
Reviewer: 
Robert Deam Tobin

Tobin on Wingfield, 'The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria'

Nancy M. Wingfield. The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 288 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-880165-8.

Reviewed by Robert Deam Tobin (Clark University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51055

Author: 
Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkämper, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Brett

Brett on Iordachi and Bauerkämper, 'The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements'

Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkämper, eds. The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2014. 560 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-615522563-5.

Reviewed by Daniel Brett (The Open University) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2018) Commissioned by Andrew Behrendt

Author: 
Elana Shapira
Reviewer: 
Leslie Topp

Topp on Shapira, 'Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna'

Elana Shapira. Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2016. xv + 314 pp. Illustrations. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-921-1.

Reviewed by Leslie Topp (Birkbeck, University of London) Published on HABSBURG (July, 2017) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Fulco

Fulco on Schmale and Romberg and Köstlbauer, 'The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe'

Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds. The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. Illustrations. 240 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-11457-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Fulco (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2017) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New Perspective on Continent Allegories

Author: 
Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski on Alvis, 'White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition' and Burson and Lehner, 'Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History'

Robert E. Alvis. White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 368 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-7170-2; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7171-9.Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds. Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. x + 482 pp.

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