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

CfP: The War That Never Ended: Postwar Continuity and New Challenges in the Aftermath of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, 1918–1923 (Kraków, 24-26 October 2019)

The Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is organising an International Conference and Research Workshop "Postwar Continuity and New Challenges in the Aftermath of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, 1918–1923" (Krakow, October 24-26, 2019). Deadline for submitting applications is June 1, 2019.
 

Organiser: Institute of History, Jagiellonian University; Pratt Institute

Venue: Poland, Kraków, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University

Date: October 24–26, 2019 (Thursday–Saturday)

Application deadline: June 1, 2019

CfP Extension: SCIENTIAE 2019 (6.12-15, Belfast)

In response to inquiries, we are pleased to announce an extended deadline for proposals to the 2019 Scientiae conference (June 12-15th, Queen’s University, Belfast). Proposals will now be accepted until January 25th, 2019.

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.

CfP: GSA Seminar "In and Out of the Classroom: Innovations in Teaching in German History & Culture" (sponsored by the Teaching Network)

We would like to invite you to participate in the seminar “In and Out of the Classroom: Innovations in Teaching in German History & Culture” at the 43rd GSA Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.

 

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CfP: The Center for Austrian Studies at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (2019 Oct 17-20)

The University of Minnesota's Center for Austrian Studies invites abstracts (up to 250 words) for individual papers or sessions for the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference's annual meeting to be convened in St. Louis, 17-20 October 2019. Papers are encouraged from across the disciplines that focus on Central Europe broadly conceived to include all of the German-speaking lands, Poland, as well as the areas historically connected with the Habsburg Monarchy. The deadline for abstracts is April 5, 2019.

ARTICLE ALERT: Soursos, The Financial Management of Donations, Foundations and Endowments in the Greek Communities in Vienna (1800–1918)

Nathalie Patricia Soursos, “The Financial Management of Donations, Foundations and Endowments in the Greek Communities in Vienna (1800–1918),” Endowment Studies 2, no. 1 (2018): 25–57.

 

ARTICLE ALERT: ​​Radway, The Captive Self: The Art of Intrigue and the Holy Roman Emperor’s Resident Ambassador at the Ottoman Court in the Sixteenth Century

Robyn Dora Radway, “The Captive Self: The Art of Intrigue and the Holy Roman Emperor’s Resident Ambassador at the Ottoman Court in the Sixteenth Century,” Journal of Early Modern History 22 (2018): 475–99.

CfA: 24th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to participate in the 24th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 23 - July 5, 2019 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. HEF of NU’s renowned Summer Institute is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background knowledge of current and prospective Holocaust educators.

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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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