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: 1772 – 2022: Consequences of the Partitions. New perspectives on the aftermath of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

The conference is devoted to an analysis of the long-term consequences of the Partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth for communities living in the territories of the Russian, Habsburg and Prussian Empires.

2022 Book Prize: Call for Submissions, Slovak Studies Association

At its annual meeting during the ASEEES conference in 2022, the Slovak Studies Association will award a prize for the best book about Slovakia in the humanities and social sciences published in 2017 or later.  All submissions must be in English, but they can be published anywhere in the world.  The publication’s author or authors are to be members in good standing of the SSA (to join, visit our website's Membership Page.  First year membership is free.)

CfP: German Studies Association Conference (Houston, TX, September 2022)

The 46th German Studies Association Conference in Houston, Texas, from September 15 to September 18, 2022 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see https://www.thegsa.org/conference). 

ARTICLE ALERT: Minorities as citizens: The legal advocacy of language rights by the Hungarian minority in Romania

Huszka, Beáta.  "Minorities as citizens: The legal advocacy of language rights by the Hungarian minority in Romania." Nations and Nationalism, 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/nana.12790

STIP: Wolfsonian Fellowship Program

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1851–1950.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Gerald Stourzh
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Kwan

Kwan on Stourzh, 'From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on intellectual history and political thought in Europe and America'

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

Author: 
Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe
Reviewer: 
Bradley Abrams

Abrams on McDermott and Stibbe, 'Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule'

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

Author: 
Nancy M. Wingfield
Reviewer: 
Bruce Bergland

Bergland on Wingfield, 'Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech'

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

Author: 
Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, Liana Grancea
Reviewer: 
Theodora Dragostinova

Dragostinova on Brubaker and Feischmidt and Fox and Grancea, 'Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town'

Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. 502 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12834-4.

Reviewed by Theodora Dragostinova (Department of History, The Ohio State University) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2008)

Author: 
Chad Bryant
Reviewer: 
David Gerlach

Gerlach on Bryant, 'Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism'

Chad Bryant. Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. xv + 378 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02451-9.

Reviewed by David Gerlach (Department of History, Saint Peter's College) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2008)

The Protectorate in Shades of Gray

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.

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