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

FUNDING: Central European History Society Initiative to Support Junior Scholars at the AHA Annual Meeting

Conference participation, especially at major events such as the American Historical Association’s annual meeting, remains a major indicator of scholarly productivity and excellence and is thus tied to professional advancement. However, the cost of attending such conferences can be prohibitive for junior scholars.

ARTICLE ALERT: Social Stratification and Career Choice Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe

Dear colleagues: I am happy to share with you my recent article:

Orel Beilinson, Social Stratification and Career Choice Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe, Journal of Social History, 2022; shac042, https://doi.org/10.1093/jsh/shac042

Abstract:

LECTURE: John Connelly: "Was the Habsburg Empire and Empire?" (Kann Memorial Lecture (Zoom), Sept. 9, 2022)

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota Presents:

Was the Habsburg Empire and Empire?

John Connelly, University of California, Berkeley

September 9, 2022 at 12:00PM CT

Zoom Registration: z.umn.edu/Connelly

The Habsburg monarchy seems doubly confounding.

BLOG: Milestones of Ukrainian Independence and freedoms (1648-1921)

The Czech journal Opera historica devoted its blog on 04/04/2022 to the history of constitutional liberties in Ukraine. It is a response to the repeated statements of the Russian propaganda which describes Ukraine as a 'made-up country' which is based on nationalist or even nazi traditions. We have approached the topic as a chronological survey which covers all the development from hetman Pylyp Orlik to Otto Eichelmann. Since it is still difficult to find this sort of information on the internet, I hope it will be useful for everyone.

CfP: L’Homme – European Journal for Feminist History (special issue 1/2024): Current research by Ukrainian historians on women's and gender history, the history of masculinities, and queer studies

Call for articles for L’Homme – European Journal for Feminist History (special issue 1/2024): Current research by Ukrainian historians on women's and gender history, the history of masculinities, and queer studies

PODCAST: Contested Minorities in the 'New Europe'. Roundtable

Episode 25. Roundtable: Contested Minorities in the 'New Europe'

Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arouse on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the minorities’ question.

CFP: Belvedere Research Journal, First Issue

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context.

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Recent Reviews

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

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

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