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: "Vampire (und andere Monstren) als Krisenfiguren" (IVG2025, Graz, Deadline: December 1, 2022)

CfP: "Vampire (und andere Monstren) als Krisenfiguren" – Sektion bei der IVG2025 in Graz

Historisch hat das lateinische Wort Monstrum die doppelte Bedeutung von „zeigen“ und „bösem Omen“; im Begriff des Wiedergängers wiederum steckt ein Konzept der Wiederholung.

ART: Global Territorialization and Mining Frontiers in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, T. Bartoletti (Comparative Studies in Society and History)

Abstract

The rumors of Brazil’s mineral riches reaching London and Vienna in the first half of the nineteenth century, started by enslaved Africans mining clandestinely in unexplored regions and later through geological surveys by mining engineers from the Habsburg Empire, prompted aspirations to wealth which circulated fluidly in the transatlantic context.

Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship program (Deadline: December 31, 2022)

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.

TOC: Austria-Hungary and the Balkans - New issue of Hungarian Historical Review

The new issue of the Hungarian Historical Review is out with papers discussing Austria-Hungary and the Balkans from the perspectives of New Imperial History


Table of contents:

Krisztián Csaplár-Degovics: Austro-Hungarian Colonial Ventures: The Case of Albania

Sven Mörsdorf: The Prochaska Affair Revisited: Towards a Revaluation of Austria-Hungary’s Balkan Consuls

Zsófia Turóczy: Hungarian Freemasons as “Builders of the Habsburg Empire” in Southeastern Europe

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Elana Shapira
Reviewer: 
Leslie Topp

Topp on Shapira, 'Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna'

Elana Shapira. Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2016. xv + 314 pp. Illustrations. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-921-1.

Reviewed by Leslie Topp (Birkbeck, University of London) Published on HABSBURG (July, 2017) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Fulco

Fulco on Schmale and Romberg and Köstlbauer, 'The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe'

Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds. The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. Illustrations. 240 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-11457-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Fulco (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2017) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New Perspective on Continent Allegories

Author: 
Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski on Alvis, 'White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition' and Burson and Lehner, 'Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History'

Robert E. Alvis. White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 368 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-7170-2; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7171-9.Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds. Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. x + 482 pp.

Author: 
Rachel L. Greenblatt
Reviewer: 
Suzanna Ivanic

Ivanic on Greenblatt, 'To Tell Their children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague'

Rachel L. Greenblatt. To Tell Their children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8602-7.

Reviewed by Suzanna Ivanic (University of Cambridge) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2017) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Gravestones, Hanging Dresses, and Memory in Prague's Early Modern Jewish Community

Author: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski
Reviewer: 
Lidia Zessin-Jurek

Zessin-Jurek on Dabrowski, 'Poland: The First Thousand Years'

Patrice M. Dabrowski. Poland: The First Thousand Years. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. 506 pp. $45.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-487-3.

Reviewed by Lidia Zessin-Jurek (Deutsch-Polnisches Forschungsinstitut am Collegium Polonicum) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2016) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Polish History for the General Reader

Author: 
Ian Bent, David Bretherton, William Drabkin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Emily X. X. Tan

Tan on Bent and Bretherton and Drabkin, 'Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence'

Ian Bent, David Bretherton, William Drabkin, eds. Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence. Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014. 561 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-964-4.

Reviewed by Emily X. X. Tan (Oxford University) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2015) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Heinrich Schenker in Correspondence: The Unpublished Writing of the Twentieth Century's Most Influential Music Theorist

Author: 
Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo, ed.
Reviewer: 
Hannah S. Decker

Decker on Meyer-Palmedo, 'Sigmund Freud - Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938'

Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo, ed. Sigmund Freud - Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938. Translated by Nick Somers. Cambridge: Polity Books, 2014. xiii + 513 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-4149-2.

Reviewed by Hannah S. Decker (University of Houston) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2015) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Daily Life and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Central Europe

Author: 
Jad Adams
Reviewer: 
Birgitta Bader-Zaar

Bader-Zaar on Adams, 'Women and the Vote: A World History'

Jad Adams. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 528 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-870684-7.

Reviewed by Birgitta Bader-Zaar (University of Vienna) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2015) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

An Attempt at a Global History of Women's Suffrage

Author: 
Paula Sutter Fichtner
Reviewer: 
Nicholas T. Parsons

Parsons on Fichtner, 'The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics'

Paula Sutter Fichtner. The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics. Chicago: Reaktion Books, 2014. 288 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78023-274-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas T. Parsons (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2015) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Great Survivors: The Habsburgs through 645 Years

Author: 
Derek Sayer
Reviewer: 
Jakub Benes

Benes on Sayer, 'Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History'

Derek Sayer. Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. xxi + 595 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04380-7.

Reviewed by Jakub Benes (University of Birmingham) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2015) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Collector of Rarefied Rubbish

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