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.

Recent Discussions

CONF: Relevant panels for HABSBURG at RSA (Toronto, 17–19 March 2019)

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.

 

Panels:

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

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For HABSBURG: 11 Feb - 18 Feb

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 jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES

CfP: Questions of Periodisation in Art Historiographies (Bucharest, 30 Nov–1 Dec 19)

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.

CfP: ASEEES: Propaganda and unconventional, transatlantic communication in the Cold War (due Feb. 15!)

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.

ANN: CEHS Election

CEHS Election

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

Ulrike Strasser

 

Nominations for board member: 

Frank Biess

Caitlin Murdock

 

CfA: Borderlands Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region (Summer School, 2019 June 24 - July 5)

“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.

CfP: Historicizing “Whiteness” in Eastern Europe and Russia (Bucharest, 25-26 June 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/)

Details:

CfP: Cultural Entanglement, Transfer, and Contention in Mediterranean Communities from Antiquity to the Present (Budapest, 2019 May 30 to June 1)

Cultural Entanglement, Transfer, and Contention in Mediterranean Communities from Antiquity to the Present

Conference

May 30, 2019 to June 1, 2019

Location: 

Hungary

Subject Fields: 

Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Derek Hastings
Reviewer: 
Alexey Miller

Miller on Hastings, 'Nationalism in Modern Europe: Politics, Identity, and Belonging since the French Revolution'

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

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany, Rita Garstenauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Günter J. Bischof

Bischof on Kuzmany and Garstenauer, 'Aufnahmeland Österreich: Über den Umgang mit Massenflucht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert'

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

Author: 
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mark Von Hagen

Von Hagen on Brogi Bercoff and Pavlyshyn and Plokhy, 'Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations'

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

Author: 
Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Isotta Poggi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dorothy Barenscott

Barenscott on Cuevas-Wolf and Poggi, 'Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary'

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

Author: 
Borbála Zsuzsanna Török
Reviewer: 
Petru Szedlacsek

Szedlacsek on Török, 'Exploring Transylvania: Geographies of Knowledge and Entangled Histories in a Multiethnic Province, 1790-1918'

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

Author: 
Nancy M. Wingfield
Reviewer: 
Robert Deam Tobin

Tobin on Wingfield, 'The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria'

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

Author: 
Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkämper, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Brett

Brett on Iordachi and Bauerkämper, 'The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements'

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

Author: 
Elana Shapira
Reviewer: 
Leslie Topp

Topp on Shapira, 'Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna'

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

Author: 
Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Fulco

Fulco on Schmale and Romberg and Köstlbauer, 'The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe'

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

Author: 
Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski on Alvis, 'White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition' and Burson and Lehner, 'Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History'

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.

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