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Recent Discussions

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.

STIP: 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.

CFP: Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany, May 23-25, 2018, Toronto, ON

The Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA) is collaborating with the University of Toronto in hosting the 3-day conference, “Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany,” in Toronto, Ontario, on May 23-25, 2018. The event will feature keynote addresses by Fatima El-Tayeb and Noah Sow, a screening of “On Second Glance” (dir.

CfP: RETHINKING PERIOD BOUNDARIES: HIDDEN CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE FROM THE EIGHTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES

Call for Papers

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference in Association with the Oxford Centre for European History

RETHINKING PERIOD BOUNDARIES: HIDDEN CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE FROM THE EIGHTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES

Date: 26-27 May 2018

Venue: European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College

University of Oxford

 

ANN: 5th Annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop, March 5-6, 2018

Co-organizers Natalia Aleksiun (Touro Graduate School), Halina Goldberg (Indiana University), and Nancy Sinkoff (Rutgers University) are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop, “Centering the Periphery: Polish Jewish Cultural Production Beyond the Capital,” which will be held March 5-6, 2018 at Rutgers University—the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Paul Lendvai
Reviewer: 
Robin Okey

Okey on Lendvai, 'Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism'

Paul Lendvai. Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70322-2; ISBN 978-0-231-80092-1.

Reviewed by Robin Okey (University of Warwick) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Hungary’s Postcommunist Travails

Author: 
Cynthia Paces
Reviewer: 
Thomas Ort

Ort on Paces, 'Prague Panoramas: National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century'

Cynthia Paces. Prague Panoramas: National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. xv + 309 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6035-5; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4375-4.

Reviewed by Thomas Ort (Queens College, City University of New York) Published on HABSBURG (December, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Anti-Catholic Catholic State

Author: 
Julie M. Johnson
Reviewer: 
Megan Brandow-Faller

Brandow-Faller on Johnson, 'The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900'

Julie M. Johnson. The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-613-6.

Reviewed by Megan Brandow-Faller (City University of New York (Kingsborough)) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Bryan Cartledge
Reviewer: 
Gabor Vermes

Vermes on Cartledge, 'The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary'

Bryan Cartledge. The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 600 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70224-9.

Reviewed by Gabor Vermes (Rutgers) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

How Hungary Survived Centuries of Adversity

Author: 
Markus Koller
Reviewer: 
Graeme Murdock

Murdock on Koller, 'Eine Gesellschaft im Wandel: Die osmanische Herrschaft in Ungarn im 17. Jahrhundert (1606-1683)'

Markus Koller. Eine Gesellschaft im Wandel: Die osmanische Herrschaft in Ungarn im 17. Jahrhundert (1606-1683). Stuttgart: Steiner, 2010. 226 pp. $58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-09663-8.

Reviewed by Graeme Murdock (Trinity College, Dublin) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Igor Lukes
Reviewer: 
Paul Kubricht

Kubricht on Lukes, 'On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague'

Igor Lukes. On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. XII, 279 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516679-8.

Reviewed by Paul Kubricht (LeTourneau University) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Mark Hewitson
Reviewer: 
Roy A. Austensen

Austensen on Gruner, 'Der Deutsche Bund: 1815-1866' and Hewitson, 'Nationalism in Germany, 1848-1866: Revolutionary Nation'

Wolf D. Gruner. Der Deutsche Bund: 1815-1866. Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2010. 128 pp. EUR 8.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-406-58795-5.Mark Hewitson. Nationalism in Germany, 1848-1866: Revolutionary Nation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. xiii + 462 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-1329-6; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4039-1330-2.

Author: 
Ladislav Cabada
Reviewer: 
Shawn E. Clybor

Clybor on Cabada, 'Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938'

Ladislav Cabada. Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010. xi + 209 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-4376-6.

Reviewed by Shawn E. Clybor (Utah State University) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Tara Zahra
Reviewer: 
Lynne Taylor

Taylor on Zahra, 'The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II'

Tara Zahra. The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04824-9.

Reviewed by Lynne Taylor (University of Waterloo) Published on HABSBURG (July, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Children: The Spoils of War

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