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.
International Congress «Nicolau Chanterene and the Sculpture Practice in the Context of Sixteenth Century Arts»
October 22, 23 and 24, 2018
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon - Amphitheatre 3 and room 5.2
German Historical Institute, Moscow, April 26-27, 2018
The Hungarian Studies Association is pleased to announce the Mark Pittaway Prize for best scholarly article or book chapter in Hungarian studies, to be awarded in December 2018.
The award committee is seeking nominations or submissions of scholarly articles or book chapters in any field or discipline of Hungarian studies, published in English in 2016 or 2017. (Articles or books with a publication date of 2018 will be eligible in 2020.)
Venetian Research Programme:
British and Commonwealth Applicants
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation – British and Commonwealth Committee – announces its 2018–2019 programme of grants for study based on travel to and research in Venice and the Veneto and other territories of the former Venetian Republic.
The Wirth Institute would like to announce the competition for its 2018-2019 Doctoral Research Fellowship Programs is NOW OPEN!
Students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in any field in Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in universities in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, or Poland and holding citizenship in those countries are invited to join the group of Wirth Fellows in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.
Tagung anlässlich des Europäischen Kulturerbejahres 2018 vom 12. bis 14. April 2018 an der Universität Wien
The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota announces its competition for the 2018 Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize.
Helmut Rumpler, Professor Emeritus for Modern and Austrian History at the University of Klagenfurt and Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, died in early February at the age of 82. Rumpler, a native of Vienna, was professor in Klagenfurt from 1975 until 2003. For many years he headed the Austrian Academy's Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy and was until his death editor of the multi-volume series "Die Habsburgermonarchie 1848-1918", published by the Commission and since 2013 by its successor, the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research.
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.
Gemma Blackshaw, Sabine Wieber, eds. Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austrian and Habsburg Studies Seris. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. Illustrations. viii + 213 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-458-4.
Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence)) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2014) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Madness and Modernity in the Austrian Context
Mária Palasik. Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011. xvii + 230 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-3849-8; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-3850-4.
Reviewed by Deborah S. Cornelius (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2014) Commissioned by John C. Swanson
Joanne M. Ferraro. Venice: History of the Floating City. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 300 pp. $28.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88359-7.
Reviewed by David Laven (University of Nottingham) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2014) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
A Complete History of Venice?
Larry Wolff. Paolina's Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova's Venice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. x + 315 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-6262-5.
Reviewed by Christel Radica (University of Nottingham) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Paolina's Case: Evidence of a New Sensitivity to Childhood?
Steven Béla Várdy, Agnes Huszár Várdy. Hungarian Americans in the Current of History. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2010. 302 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-668-0.István Kornél Vida. Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil War: A History and Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. xi + 256 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-6562-0.
J. N. Mohanty. Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 512 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15221-0.
Reviewed by Michael Gubser (James Madison University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
An Impressive Intellectual Biography
Dominique Kirchner Reill. Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. 335 pp. $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-7849-7; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7446-8.
Reviewed by Isa Blumi (Georgia State University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Howard Louthan, Gary B. Cohen, Franz A. J. Szabo. Diversity and Dissent: Negotiating Religious Difference in Central Europe, 1500–1800. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. XII, 240 S. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-108-8.
Reviewed by Andrew L. Thomas (Salem College) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle, Martin Scheutz, eds. Glanz-Gewalt-Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918). Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2011. Illustrations. 433 pp. $26.49 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8375-0409-5.
Reviewed by Alan Sked (London School of Economics) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Different Ways of Viewing Habsburg Military History