H-Net's network on the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states



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 Czechoslovak History Conference, and the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History. 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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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For HABSBURG: 14 April - 21 April

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 14 April
2014 to 21 April 2014. These job postings are included here based on
the categories selected by the list editors for HABSBURG. See the
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more


German Historical Institute - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History


PRIZE: Czechoslovak Studies Association announces Pech Prize Competition

The Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA) is pleased to announce its Stanley Z. Pech Prize Competition for 2014. Eligible is any article or essay (including a chapter in an edited volume) that concerns the history of Czechoslovakia, its successor states, or its predecessor provinces, and was published by a CSA member in 2012 or 2013. The Pech Prize Committee welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, provided that they contain a substantial historical component.

To apply for the Pech Prize, please email an electronic copy of your own work or that of a colleague no later than August 1, 2014 to the chair of the Pech Prize Committee:

Peter Bugge

East European Studies

Dept. of Culture and Society
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 5, 4

Re: QUERY: A Polish "Robin Hood"

There is an article on Janosik by Martin Votruba in the Slavic Review:  "Hang Him High:  The Elevation of Janosik to an Ethnic Icon" (Slavic Review 65, no. 1 [spring 2006]: 24-44).


With best wishes,

Patrice Dabrowski

Re: QUERY: A Polish "Robin Hood"

Martin Votruba and Pat Krafcik have published on Janosik.  He is also mentioned several times in Eric Hobsbawm's book on Bandits.  There are also a number of films on him, some Slovak, some Polish.  The most recent one was directed by Agnieszka Holland and her daughter.