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

PODCAST: Rok Stergar. Persecution and Public Administration in Post-Habsburg Slovenia

In this episode, we’re joined by Rok Stergar, Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana and historian of the First World War, Nationalism and the Habsburg Empire in the long nineteenth century, to discuss the repercussions of Austria-Hungary’s collapse in the territories that now form the modern Republic of Slovenia.

PRIZE: Mark Pittaway Article Prize

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Mark Pittaway Article Prize.

Sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Association and awarded in memory of Mark Pittaway, the article prize will be awarded in Fall 2022 for a scholarly article published in 2020 or 2021. The prize carries a cash award and will be presented at the meeting of the Hungarian Studies Association at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Nominations of excellent pieces written by promising young scholars are especially encouraged.

HABSBURG is looking to add a new network editor!

We are looking for people who are interested in joining the editorial team. Working with HABSBURG is a great way to provide service to the field and to keep abreast of the latest developments. There is also ample opportunity to develop and implement projects in the digital humanities.

Please consult the following website for more details on the position: https://networks.h-net.org/node/19384/pages/1896475/join-our-team

ARTICLE ALERT: The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 1)

Almási, Gábor and Šubarić, Lav.  The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 1). Nations and Nationalism 28, 894–908. doi.org/10.1111/nana.12827.

ARTICLE ALERT: The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 2)

Almási, Gábor, & Šubarić, Lav. The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 2). Nations and Nationalism 2022, pg 1–14. doi.org/10.1111/nana.12826

ARTICLE ALERT: A Posture of Protestation: Civil Litigation and Constitutional Culture in the Reformation-Era Holy Roman Empire

Ludin, Sarah. A Posture of Protestation: Civil Litigation and Constitutional Culture in the Reformation-Era Holy Roman Empire.  German History, Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2022, Pages 143–170, doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghac008

ANN: GAM-Presentation of Shaun Blanchard, The Rise and Fall of the Counter-Enlightenment Narrative in the Catholic Church, June 15th, 2022 | Vienna (Hybrid)

The Austrian Society for 18th Century Studies (ÖGE18) is pleased to invite to the lecture by Shaun Blanchard (Pittsburgh, PA) The Rise and Fall of the Counter- Enlightenment Narrative in the Catholic Church. The lecture will be hosted by ÖGE18 in cooperation with Geschichte am Mittwoch on June 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Institute of History, University of Vienna. The moderator will be the ÖGE18 president PD Dr. Thomas Wallnig.

Participation is possible both virtually and in presence. 

Prize: Hans Rosenberg Book Prize – Call for Nominations

The Central European History Society (CEHS) is pleased to solicit nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best monograph in Central European history published in English by a permanent resident of North America. This year’s award is restricted to books with an imprint of 2021. Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy.

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Michael Elia Yonan
Reviewer: 
Franz A. J. Szabo

Szabo on Yonan, 'Empress Maria Theresa and the Politics of Habsburg Imperial Art'

Michael Elia Yonan. Empress Maria Theresa and the Politics of Habsburg Imperial Art. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. xiii + 226 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-03722-6.

Reviewed by Franz A. J. Szabo (University of Alberta) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Legitimizing Female Rule through Art

Author: 
Petr A. Bílek, Vladimir Papoušek
Reviewer: 
Rajendra Chitnis

Chitnis on Bílek and Papoušek, 'Models of Representation in Czech Literary History'

Petr A. Bílek, Vladimir Papoušek. Models of Representation in Czech Literary History. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2010. 200 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-680-2.

Reviewed by Rajendra Chitnis (University of Bristol) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Edward Timms
Reviewer: 
John Warren

Warren on Timms, 'Taking Up the Torch: English Institutions, German Dialectics and Multicultural Commitments'

Edward Timms. Taking Up the Torch: English Institutions, German Dialectics and Multicultural Commitments. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. Illustrations. xii + 315 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84519-385-0; $39.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84519-386-7.

Reviewed by John Warren (Oxford Brookes University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Maria Todorova, Zsuzsa Gille, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan L. Larson

Larson on Todorova, 'Remembering Communism: Genres of Representation' and Todorova and Gille, 'Post-Communist Nostalgia'

Maria Todorova, ed. Remembering Communism: Genres of Representation. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2010. 450 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9790772-6-5.Maria Todorova, Zsuzsa Gille, eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. viii + 299 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-671-9.

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