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.
The annual meeting of The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) will take place this year in Toronto, March 17–19. Below you will find a selection of panels and individual papers related to HABSBURG topics for teaching and research.
Global Prague: Renaissance and Reformation Crossroads
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Sheraton Centre Toronto - Pine East
Organizer: Suzanna Ivanic, University of Kent
Chair: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Princeton University
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 11 February 2019 to 18 February 2019. 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 information. To contact the Job Guide, write to email@example.com, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.
EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES
Questions of Periodisation in Art Historiographies
Bucharest, New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, November 30 - December 1, 2019
Deadline: Mar 24, 2019
New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest is pleased to announce an upcoming two-day conference on questions of periodisation in the art historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe.
Proposals are invited for papers at the conference
In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire? Art and Culture in Interwar Central Europe
Moravian Gallery, Brno
12 – 14 September 2019
CfP – ASEEES: Personal Communication and Propaganda during the Cold War
With the application deadline for ASEEES looming (Feb 15), we are looking for a third paper to round-out our panel. Our talks touch on issues related to propaganda and personal communication, the multivalent nature of propaganda for its varied audiences, both across and within Cold-War divides, the differences between civic- and state-run initiatives, and the legal and diplomatic frameworks in which propagandists negotiated their campaigns of persuasion.
The Central European History Society (CEHS) announces the election of one board member and one vice president-elect. The board member will serve for three years, 2019-2022. The vice president-elect will serve four years, 2019-2023: one year each as vice president-elect, vice president, president, and former president.
Nominations for vice president-elect:
Astrid M. Eckert
Nominations for board member:
“BORDERLANDS STUDIES IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BLACK SEA REGION”
SECOND SUMMER SCHOOL
Date: June 24th –July 5th, 2019.
Venue: Hub Rozvytok, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Deadline for Application: February 25th, 2019.
Historicizing “Whiteness” in Eastern Europe and Russia
Call for Papers: Deadline 11 March 2019
Date: 25-26 June 2019
Hosted by: Centre for the Study of Equal Opportunity Policies at the Political Science Department, University of Bucharest (http://cpes.fspub.unibuc.ro/)
Cultural Entanglement, Transfer, and Contention in Mediterranean Communities from Antiquity to the Present
May 30, 2019 to June 1, 2019
Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.