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: Renaissance Society of America Conference, Berlin

Women Chroniclers and Historians in the Renaissance

Renaissance women, most of them nuns, wrote histories and memoirs.  This panel will explore convent chronicles and other forms of historical writing by women during the Renaissance and Early Modern Period.  In particular we hope to highlight women whose chronicles and histories pre-date the Reformation.

Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, by May 16, 2014.


ANN: Bewältigte Vergangenheit? Die nationale und internationale Historiographie zum Untergang der Habsburgermonarchie, 7./8. Mai, Wien

E i n l a d u n g    zum    S y m p o s i o n

Bewältigte Vergangenheit?
Die nationale und internationale Historiographie
zum Untergang der Habsburgermonarchie

7./8. Mai 2014: Stiftskaserne, Stiftsgasse 2A, 1070 Wien
9. Mai 2014: ÖAW, Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien

organisiert vom 

PRIZE: Michael Heim Translation Prize

The journal East European Politics & Societies and Cultures has just announced The Michael Henry Heim Translation Prize​: full details below​. Please
​consider submitting a translation, and free to share the call for submissions with ​anyone who might be interested.

​Wendy Bracewell
Co-Editor | East European Politics & Societies and Cultures

The MICHAEL HEIM TRANSLATION PRIZE will be awarded for the first time in 2014, and annually thereafter, for the best collegial translation of a

REV: Warren on Skidmore/Mueller, Cinema and Social Change & on Tscherkassky, Film Unframed

James Martin Skidmore, Gabriele Mueller, eds.  Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria.  Film and Media Studies Series. Waterloo  Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012.  ix + 302 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55458-225-9.

Peter Tscherkassky, ed.  Film Unframed: A History of Austrian
Avant-Garde Cinema.  Austrian Film Music Books Series. New York
Columbia University Press, 2012.  368 pp.  $38.50 (cloth), ISBN

REV: Lixl on Barker, Fictions from an Orphan State: Literary Reflections of Austria between Habsburg and Hitler

Andrew Barker.  Fictions from an Orphan State: Literary Reflections of Austria between Habsburg and Hitler.  Rochester  Camden House, 2012.
205 pp.  $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-531-5.

Reviewed by Andreas Lixl (University of North Carolina - Greensboro)
Published on H-German (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Beyond Berlin and Weimar: Austrian Literature 1918-1938

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For HABSBURG: 14 April - 21 April

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 14 April
2014 to 21 April 2014. 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


PRIZE: Czechoslovak Studies Association announces Pech Prize Competition

The Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA) is pleased to announce its Stanley Z. Pech Prize Competition for 2014. Eligible is any article or essay (including a chapter in an edited volume) that concerns the history of Czechoslovakia, its successor states, or its predecessor provinces, and was published by a CSA member in 2012 or 2013. The Pech Prize Committee welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, provided that they contain a substantial historical component.