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

Slovak Studies Assoc. Prize for Best Graduate Paper (Deadline: June 1, 2023)

Slovak Studies Association Prize for Best Graduate Paper, 2023 

At its annual November 2023 meeting, during the ASEEES conference, the Slovak Studies Association will award a prize for the best graduate student paper in the humanities and social sciences about Slovakia presented in 2020 or later.  Submissions must be in English, but the conferences where the papers were presented may have taken place outside the English-speaking world.  The authors are to be members in good

Call for Papers: 28th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference at Temple University March 17-18, 2023 (Deadline: Feb 6, 2023)

Topic: Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference.

Call for Applications: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History (CEU, Vienna; Deadline Feb 1, 2023)

Call for Applications: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History (CEU, Vienna)

CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna offers students an array of programs in interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. The CEU History Department is recognized for its innovative approaches to historical studies and graduate education.

THE BASEES STUDY GROUP FOR MINORITY HISTORY (SGMH) PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK PROPOSAL (Deadline: 15 Jan 2023)

THE BASEES STUDY GROUP FOR MINORITY HISTORY (SGMH) PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK PROPOSAL
The Prize for Best First Book Proposal in Minority History will be launched by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History (SGMH) in September 2022 to recogni

BOOK PRESENTATION: Tamara Scheer, Die Sprachen- und Nationalitätenvielfalt Österreich-Ungarns am Beispiel der k.u.k. Armee (1867-1918), (Dec 5, 2022, 6 pm CET, also online)

Buchpräsentation: Die Sprachen- und Nationalitätenvielfalt Österreich-Ungarns am Beispiel der k.u.k. Armee (1867-1918)

Buchbesprechung und Podiumsdiskussion zu den Forschungsergebnissen zweier FWF Stipendien (Firnberg/Richter, T-602 und V-555): Die Sprachen- und Nationalitätenvielfalt Österreich-Ungarns am Beispiel der k.u.k. Armee (1868-1918)

Datum: 5. Dezember 2022, 18-20 Uhr

Ort: Campus/Altes AKH, Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3, Eingang 3.2, 1090 Wien, Hörsaal

Call for Applications: Travel and Research Grants Offered by the Central European History Society (Deadline: 15 January 2023)

The Central European History Society (CEHS) seeks applications from North American doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent PhDs (up to three years after completion of degree) in Central European history for travel and research grants up to $4,000. Funds are intended to support dissertation research and follow-up research; they may be used for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2023. Applicants should be members of the Central European History Society at the time of application.

CfP: "Vampire (und andere Monstren) als Krisenfiguren" (IVG2025, Graz, Deadline: December 1, 2022)

CfP: "Vampire (und andere Monstren) als Krisenfiguren" – Sektion bei der IVG2025 in Graz

Historisch hat das lateinische Wort Monstrum die doppelte Bedeutung von „zeigen“ und „bösem Omen“; im Begriff des Wiedergängers wiederum steckt ein Konzept der Wiederholung.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Georg Bernhard Michels
Reviewer: 
Tobias P. Graf

Graf on Michels, 'The Habsburg Empire under Siege'

Georg Bernhard Michels. The Habsburg Empire under Siege. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021. 608 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-228-00575-9; (e-book), ISBN 978-0-228-00698-5.

Reviewed by Tobias P. Graf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2022) Commissioned by Yasir Yilmaz (Purdue Univ.)

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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