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

hps.cesee global BOOK TALK: Natalia Aleksiun, Naomi Seidman, Marcin Wodziński: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust. Friday, June 18, 18:00-19:30 Vienna / 19:00-20:30 Moscow / 12:00-13:30 New York.

The virtual platform HPS.CESEE (History of Science in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe) is proud to present its forthcoming book talk. Naomi Seidman (University of Toronto) and Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław) will join Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College, New York) to discuss her recent book, Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust (Liverpool University Press 2021), in a discussion moderated by Jan Surman.

Roundtable: Ferenc Andai’s In the Hour of Fate and Danger

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada is very pleased to invite you to a rountable discussion on Ferenc Andai’s memoir In the Hour of Fate and Danger. This is event is being held in conjuction with the upcoming HSAC annual conference, May 29-31, 2021.

Time: Monday, May 31, 2021 (4:00-5:30pm EST/10:00pm-11:30am CET)

Discussants: Judith Szapor, Agatha Schwartz, Matt Carrington, Lynda Muir, and Marietta Morry

ZOOM link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/93894481092

Book Launch: Georg Michels' The Habsburg Empire Under Siege

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada is very pleased to invite you to the book launch of Georg Michels’ The Habsburg Empire under Siege: Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizier Ahmed Köprülü (1661–76) (McGill Queen's University Press, 2021). This is event is being held in conjuction with the upcoming HSAC annual conference, May 29-31, 2021.

Time: Saturday, May 29, 2021 (4:30-6:00pm EST/10:30pm-12:00am CET) 

Czechoslovak Studies Association: Emerging Scholars Essay Prize

 

The Czechoslovak Studies Association is pleased to announce the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize. This prize will be awarded to the author of a distinguished article, essay, or chapter on a topic related to the history and culture of Czechoslovakia, its predecessor and successor states, and its peoples. Papers that place these topics in a comparative or transnational context are welcome.

ARTICLE ALERT: The Power of Emotions: Negotiating Mother–Daughter Relationships in Seventeenth-century Hungary

Erdélyi, Gabriella. “The Power of Emotions: Negotiating Mother–Daughter Relationships in Seventeenth-Century Hungary.” Journal of Family History, (May 2021).  doi.org/10.1177/03631990211014914.

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Videos available from the Kick-off Meeting "The Viennese Court as a prosographical database", March 19, 2021

Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert umfasste der kaiserliche Hofstaat in Wien hunderte Positionen. Eine neue Datenbank, entwickelt an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, will die Geschichten der Menschen dahinter und ihre Beziehungen zueinander sichtbar machen. Anlässlich des Starts des Pilotprojekts „The Viennese Court. A prosopographical portal“ (VieCPro), das für den Aufbau der funktionalen Dateninfrastruktur verantwortlich ist, sowie des vom FWF geförderten Projekts „Der Wiener Hof um 1800. Eliten, Herrschaft und Repräsentation (1790-1835)" veranstaltet das Projektteam ein 

Call for Participation: Workshop “Prosopographical data modeling, Digital Habsburg Platform II”, DEADLINE: May 28, 2021

Dear colleagues,

on 10.6.2021 and 11.6.2021 the next ACDH-CH Tool Gallery 7.1. takes place online via Zoom, focusing on „Prosopographical Data Modeling, Digital Habsburg Platform 2“.

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, Przemysław Czapliński
Reviewer: 
Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad

Witczak Haugstad on Trojanowska and Niżyńska and Czapliński, 'Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918'

Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, Przemysław Czapliński. Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 856 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-5018-3.

Reviewed by Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad (Research Council of Norway) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Ivo Goldstein, Slavko Goldstein
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Goldstein and Goldstein, 'The Holocaust in Croatia'

Ivo Goldstein, Slavko Goldstein. The Holocaust in Croatia. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 736 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4451-5.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (University of Liverpool) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

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