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.

Recent Discussions

CFP: International Congress «Nicolau Chanterene and the Sculpture Practice in the Context of Sixteenth Century Arts», Lisbon, Oct. 2018

International Congress «Nicolau Chanterene and the Sculpture Practice in the Context of Sixteenth Century Arts»

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October 22, 23 and 24, 2018

LOCATION

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon - Amphitheatre 3 and room 5.2

PRESENTATION

PRIZE: Hungarian Studies Association article / book chapter prize

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.)

STIP: Reminder: The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G.

Stip: Venetian Research Programme: British and Commonwealth Applicants

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.

STIP: Wirth Institute - 2018-2019 Doctoral Research Fellowship Programs

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.

ANN: Helmut Rumpler 1935-2018

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.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Peter Tscherkassky, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Warren

Warren on Skidmore and Mueller, 'Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria' and Tscherkassky, 'Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema'

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.

Author: 
Gemma Blackshaw, Sabine Wieber, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alison Rose

Rose on Blackshaw and Wieber, 'Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire'

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

Author: 
Mária Palasik
Reviewer: 
Deborah S. Cornelius

Cornelius on Palasik, 'Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947'

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

Author: 
Joanne M. Ferraro
Reviewer: 
David Laven

Laven on Ferraro, 'Venice: History of the Floating City'

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?

Author: 
Larry Wolff
Reviewer: 
Christel Radica

Radica on Wolff, 'Paolina's Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova's 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?

Author: 
István Kornél Vida
Reviewer: 
Sacha Davis

Davis on Várdy and Várdy, 'Hungarian Americans in the Current of History' and Vida, 'Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil War: A History and Biographical Dictionary'

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.

Author: 
J. N. Mohanty
Reviewer: 
Michael Gubser

Gubser on Mohanty, 'Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938'

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

Author: 
Dominique Kirchner Reill
Reviewer: 
Isa Blumi

Blumi on Reill, 'Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice'

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

Author: 
Howard Louthan, Gary B. Cohen, Franz A. J. Szabo
Reviewer: 
Andrew L. Thomas

Thomas on Louthan and Cohen and Szabo, 'Diversity and Dissent: Negotiating Religious Difference in Central Europe, 1500–1800'

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

Author: 
Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle, Martin Scheutz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alan Sked

Sked on Cole and Hämmerle and Scheutz, 'Glanz-Gewalt-Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918)'

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

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