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

CfP: Gender and World History

Dear colleagues

From the editorial committee of Entremons: UPF Journal of World History, we invite you to send an original text, which we can publish in the next edition of our journal. We are looking for academic articles, as well as reviews of recently published books, which address the ways in which gender intersects with world history

QUERY: Seeking sublet in Vienna (mid-January to mid-July 2022)

My wife and I are academics based out of Melbourne, Australia and will be on fellowship in Vienna from mid-January to mid-July of 2022.  We have a four-year-old son and are looking to sublet an apartment during that time.  We would need at least a two-bedroom flat.  The fellowship is at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute and so we would ideally like to find something within a commutable distance to there.  Please contact Noah Shenker at noah.shenker@monash.edu

 

ANN: Seeking Podcast Hosts for New Books in Early Modern History

The New Books Network (NBN) is seeking hosts for the podcast “New Books in Early Modern History.” This podcast covers all aspects of early modern history, including the Habsburgs (wherever they might be found). 

NBN hosts pick the books they cover and record the raw interviews. The NBN does all post-production (audio editing), publication, and promotion.

CfP: Austria-Hungary and the Balkans – from the perspectives of New Imperial History

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its second issue in 2022, the theme of which will be

Austria-Hungary and the Balkans – from the perspectives of New Imperial History

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: November 15, 2021.

The deadline for the accepted papers: February 15, 2022.

ANN: Round Table: Aufklärung populär am 22.10.2021(virtuell)

Irgendwann um die Jahrtausendwende muss "die Aufklärung" in der öffentlichen Geschichtskultur verblasst sein: Eben noch ein historischer Anker für die humanistischen Vorstellungen der Nachkriegswelt, offenbarte sich in den globalen Krisen seit den 1990er Jahren die zunehmende Marginalität "aufgeklärter" Werte in den Koordinatensystemen politischer Prosa, zugleich auch das problematische Erbe der oft rassistischen, eurozentrischen und frauenfeindlichen Haltung vieler Aufklärer.

CfP: Culture and the Environment of Democracy: European Culture Research Network

Please find below the CfP for the European Culture Research Network at the Council for European Studies. The conference takes place in June, live in Lisbon and on-line.
Please note that the deadline for contributions to the Mini-symposium organized by the ECRN is October 1.
The deadline for independently constituted panels, roundtables, other mini-symposia, and individual conference papers is Oct 15.
For questions or clarifications, please reach out to the mini-symposium organizers.
Please share broadly with your contacts.

ANN: Democracy’s Violent Birth: The Czech Legionnaires and Statue Wars in the First Czechoslovak Republic (Nancy Wingfield)

The 37th Annual Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture

Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies

University of Minnesota

 

Democracy’s Violent Birth: The Czech Legionnaires and Statue Wars in the First Czechoslovak Republic

Public Lecture (Zoom) by Professor Nancy Wingfield

 

September 21, 2021, 4:00-5:30 PM CDT

 

ARTICLE ALERT: Striking a Balance: Sibling Emotionality and the Negotiation of Power in an Eighteenth-Century Noble Family of the Austrian Netherlands

Geussens, Liesbeth. "Striking a Balance: Sibling Emotionality and the Negotiation of Power in an Eighteenth-Century Noble Family of the Austrian Netherlands".

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Recent Reviews

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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