When the Austrian Benedictine Bernhard Pez called his anthology of medieval spiritual texts “Bibliotheca ascetica antiquo-nova” (12 vols. 1723‒40), the concept of the “old-new” resonated well with how he approached historical sources: It encapsulated both his erudite “critical” distance to the past and his hope of reviving some of the virtues expressed in those sources in his own time. But more than that, tensions between old and new ideas, texts and definitions of useful knowledge also lay at the heart of many debates within the intellectual culture surrounding him.
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.
Call for papers
Atlantic to Adriatic: Contact points and historical parallels between Ireland and Southeast Europe
University of Rijeka, 26-27 April 2018
The Royal Studies Network organizes every year a conference which will feature a number of panel discussions that offer the opportunity to engage in exchange with subject matter experts on topics related to royal history, diplomacy, art history etc.
Brussels (Belgium), December 6-7, 2018
Conference organized by the History Department of Ghent University, in collaboration with the Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), the Arenberg Foundation, and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels
Ellen Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Arno Strohmeyer (Universität Salzburg/Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition. HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the Holocaust are eligible for this grant. We encourage applications in all disciplines.
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibits, publications, podcasts, and documentaries. Grants for salary replacement and/or tuition will not be considered.
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses.
The 42nd German Studies Association (GSA) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA (September 27-30, 2018) will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables.
4 Research positions for ERC project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“
The European Research Council funded research project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“ (NTAutonomy) invites prospective candidates to become part of a team of five researchers. The following four positions will be filled:
Alison Rose. Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna. Jewish History, Life, and Culture Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008. xi + 314 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-71861-6.
Reviewed by Megan Brandow-Faller (Georgetown University) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Between Shtetl and Salon: Jewish Women in Vienna 1900
Fredrik Lindström. Empire and Identity: Biographies of the Austrian State Problem in the Late Habsburg Empire. Central European Studies Series. West Lafayette: Purdue University, 2008. 248 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-464-4.
Reviewed by John Deak (University of Notre Dame) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Marietta Bearman, Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Anthony Grenville, Jennifer Taylor. Out of Austria: The Austrian Centre in London in World War II. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2008. x + 269 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84511-475-6.
Reviewed by Lee Congdon (James Madison University) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis. Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2008. 388 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-11-1.
Reviewed by Patrice M. Dabrowski Published on HABSBURG (September, 2009) Commissioned by John C. Swanson
Paul Reitter. The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-siècle Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xii + 254 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-70970-3.
Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence)) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Karl Kraus’s Jewish Identity Revisited
Zvi Gitelman, ed. The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. vii + 275 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4188-0.
Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence)) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Franz Sz. Horváth. Zwischen Ablehnung und Anpassung: Politische Strategien der ungarischen Minderheitselite in Rumänien 1931-1940. Studia Hungarica Series. Munich: Verlag Ungarisches Institut, 2007. 446 pp. EUR 50 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-929906-63-9.
Reviewed by Stefan Dyroff (University of Berne, Department of History) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2009) Commissioned by Franz Adlgasser
Gerald Stourzh. From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on intellectual history and political thought in Europe and America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 396 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-77636-1.
Reviewed by Jonathan Kwan (School of History, University of Nottingham) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2008) Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino
Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe. Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule. Dorset: Berg Publishers, 2006. 224 S. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84520-259-0.
Reviewed by Bradley Abrams Published on HABSBURG (October, 2008) Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino
A Whole That Is Less Than Its Impressive Parts
Nancy M. Wingfield. Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. xviii + 353 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02582-0.
Reviewed by Bruce Bergland Published on HABSBURG (September, 2008) Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino
Performing Nationalism in the Bohemian Lands