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ANN: Award ceremony, John W. O'Malley, SJ, October 3, 2017

Mark your calendars!

John W. O'Malley, S.J. will deliver the third Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies on October 3, 2017 (4PM), at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College. He will be also presented with the George E. Ganss, S.J. Award, which recognizes a person's significant scholarly contributions to the field of Jesuit Studies.

Please join us.

CFP: Voices from an era of transition South Eastern Europe in the 18th Century - An online-edition

This online-edition of SOG18 consists of representative “voices” which reflect the various perspectives to the main events and processes in South Eastern Europe during the »long« 18th century (late 17th to early 19th century). These processes include the various phenomena of enlightenment, of several kinds of migrations, changes of the political systems etc.

CFP: Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Seville, June 1–2, 2018

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JESUIT STUDIES

Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity

Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Seville

June 1–2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College and the Departamento de Humanidades y Filosofía de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jill Lloyd
Reviewer: 
Julie Johnson

Johnson on Lloyd, 'The Undiscovered Expressionist: A Life of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky'

Jill Lloyd. The Undiscovered Expressionist: A Life of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. 288 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-12154-4.

Reviewed by Julie Johnson (Department of Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2008)

Art Overcoming Death

Author: 
T. Mills Kelly
Reviewer: 
Daniel Miller

Miller on Kelly, 'Without Remorse: Czech National Socialism in Late Habsburg Austria'

T. Mills Kelly. Without Remorse: Czech National Socialism in Late Habsburg Austria. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. iii + 235 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-586-7.

Reviewed by Daniel Miller (Department of History, University of West Florida) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2008)

Exploring the Nature of Nationalism and Socialism in Czech NationalSocialism

Author: 
Nancy M. Wingfield, Maria Bucur, eds.
Reviewer: 
Malgorzata Fidelis

Fidelis on Wingfield and Bucur, 'Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe'

Nancy M. Wingfield, Maria Bucur, eds. Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. x + 251 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21844-5; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34731-2.

Reviewed by Malgorzata Fidelis (Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2008)

Author: 
Pieter M. Judson
Reviewer: 
John Deak

Deak on Judson, 'Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the language frontiers of imperial Austria'

Pieter M. Judson. Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the language frontiers of imperial Austria. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. 332 S. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02325-3.

Reviewed by John Deak (University of Notre Dame) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2008)

Deconstructing Guardians and the National Fever in the Late Habsburg Monarchy

Author: 
Alison Fleig Frank
Reviewer: 
Daniel Stone

Stone on Alison Fleig Frank, 'Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia' and Fleig Frank, 'Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia'

Alison Fleig Frank. Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. xi + 343 pp. Alison Fleig Frank. Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005. XX + 343 S. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01887-7; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-02541-7.

Author: 
Peter Kenez
Reviewer: 
Holly Case

Case on Kenez, 'Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944-1948'

Peter Kenez. Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944-1948. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ix + 312 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85766-6.

Reviewed by Holly Case (Department of History, Cornell University) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2007)

Suspending the Axe

Author: 
Shana Penn
Reviewer: 
Padraic Kenney

Kenney on Penn, 'Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland'

Shana Penn. Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. 400 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11385-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-03196-2.

Reviewed by Padraic Kenney (Department of History, Indiana University) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2007)

A Solidarity Still Unexamined

Author: 
Pieter M. Judson, Marsha L. Rozenblit, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kati Voros

Voros on Judson and Rozenblit, 'Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe'

Pieter M. Judson, Marsha L. Rozenblit, eds. Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2005. Austrian History, Culture, and Society. xx + 293 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-175-2; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57181-176-9.

Reviewed by Kati Voros (Department of History, The University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2007)

Author: 
Gergely Romsics
Reviewer: 
Ke-chin Hsia

Hsia on Romsics, 'Myth and Remembrance: The Dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in the Memoir Literature of the Austro-Hungarian Political Elite'

Gergely Romsics. Myth and Remembrance: The Dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in the Memoir Literature of the Austro-Hungarian Political Elite. DeKornfeld and Helen D. Hiltabidle. East European Monographs Series. Wayne: Columbia University Press, 2006. x + 273 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-566-9.

Reviewed by Ke-chin Hsia (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2007)

Author: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski
Reviewer: 
Laurie Koloski

Koloski on Dabrowski, 'Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland'

Patrice M. Dabrowski. Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland. Blommington: Indiana University Press, 2004. 313 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34429-8.

Reviewed by Laurie Koloski (Department of History, College of William and Mary) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2007)

Celebrating the Stateless Nation, or How the "Polish Question" Stayed Afloat

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