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

ANN: Online book talk with Georg B. Michels (University of California) (May 5, 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The QhoD project (IHB, ÖAW) invites you to an online book talk with Georg B. Michels from the University of California, Riverside, Department of History, about his book, The Habsburg Empire under Siege: Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizir Ahmed Köprülü (1661-1676) (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).

The talk will take place online via Zoom.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 5, 2022, 18:00 CEST (Vienna).

Registration is required for participation.

CONF: Modernization by the State and its Ecological Consequences in East-Central Europe (May 5-6, 2022)

Programme at a Glance

Detailed program and Registration Form at: https://ff.osu.eu/mosec2022/

(All times in Central European Time, CET)
 

5 May, THURSDAY

9.00—9.15

Welcome to sessions

9.15—10.30

Opening Keynote
“Tensions of Environmental State Making” Dr Richard Hölzl, Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Göttingen, Germany

10.30—10.45

BREAK

10.45—12.15

Session 1. Histories of Modernization and Industrialisation in East-Central Europe

PODCAST: Ágoston Berecz: Language and Identity in Late-Habsburg Hungary

In this episode, Ágoston Berecz, Research Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, is in conversation with Alexander Maxwell (Victoria University of Wellington) on the increasingly fraught relationship between language, education and nation-building in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Kingdom of Hungary.

ANN: HIRA & hps.cesee online book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde

HIRA&hps.cesee Book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde. Thursday, April 28, 18:00-19:00 Vienna / 19:00-20:00 Kyiv / 12:00-13:00 New York

 

Reminder: CONF: Biopolitics and Mass Gymnastics in the Modern History of East Central Europe

The international conference, generously supported by CEFRES, Czech Academy of Sciences, and Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, deals with the links between mass gymnastics and biopolitics in the modern history of East Central Europe. In particular, the event focuses on the Sokol [Falcon], a nationalist mass gymnastics association. Founded in Bohemia in the 1860s, Sokol was modelled after the German nationalist gymnastics association Turnverein.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
John W. Boyer
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Boyer, 'Karl Lueger (1844-1910): Christlichsoziale Politik als Beruf. Eine Biographie'

John W. Boyer. Karl Lueger (1844-1910): Christlichsoziale Politik als Beruf. Eine Biographie. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2009. 595 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78366-4.

Reviewed by Lothar Hoebelt (University of Vienna) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2012) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Strange Death of Liberal Vienna

Author: 
Günter Bischof, Fritz Plasser
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Bischof and Plasser, 'The Schűssel Era in Austria: Contemporary Austrian Studies, XVIII'

Günter Bischof, Fritz Plasser. The Schűssel Era in Austria: Contemporary Austrian Studies, XVIII. New Orleans: Uno Press, 2010. 375 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60801-009-7.

Reviewed by Lothar Hoebelt (University of Vienna) Published on HABSBURG (December, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The "Wende" Ten Years On

Author: 
Fran Markowitz
Reviewer: 
Andrej Rahten

Rahten on Fabijančić, 'Bosnia: In the Footsteps of Gavrilo Princip' and Markowitz, 'Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope'

Tony Fabijančić. Bosnia: In the Footsteps of Gavrilo Princip. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2010. 264 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88864-519-7.Fran Markowitz. Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. xii + 220 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03526-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07713-5.

Author: 
Mary Heimann
Reviewer: 
Alexander Maxwell

Maxwell on Heimann, 'Czechoslovakia: The State That Failed'

Mary Heimann. Czechoslovakia: The State That Failed. London: Yale University Press, 2009. 432 S. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-17242-3.

Reviewed by Alexander Maxwell (Victorian University of Wellington) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Conan Fischer
Reviewer: 
Gabor Batonyi

Batonyi on Fischer, 'Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship: 1900 - 1945'

Conan Fischer. Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship: 1900 - 1945. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. xii + 395 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-631-21511-0; $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-631-21512-7.

Reviewed by Gabor Batonyi (University of Bradford) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Peter Siani-Davies
Reviewer: 
Gábor Egry

Egry on Siani-Davies, 'The Romanian Revolution of December 1989'

Peter Siani-Davies. The Romanian Revolution of December 1989. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. 315 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7389-0.

Reviewed by Gábor Egry (The Institute of Political History/Politikatörténeti Intézet) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2011) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

The Last of the Revolutions?

Author: 
Jill Lewis
Reviewer: 
Robert Knight

Knight on Lewis, 'Workers and Politics in Occupied Austria, 1945-55'

Jill Lewis. Workers and Politics in Occupied Austria, 1945-55. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007. 224 pp. $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-7350-2.

Reviewed by Robert Knight (University of Loughborough) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Austria’s Working Classes in the Cold War

Author: 
Evan Burr Bukey
Reviewer: 
Steven Beller

Beller on Bukey, 'Jews and Intermarriage in Nazi Austria'

Evan Burr Bukey. Jews and Intermarriage in Nazi Austria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 232 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00285-2.

Reviewed by Steven Beller (Independent scholar) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Confusing the Nazis

Author: 
Caitlin E. Murdock
Reviewer: 
Chad Bryant

Bryant on Murdock, 'Changing Places: Society, Culture, and Territory in the Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, 1870-1946'

Caitlin E. Murdock. Changing Places: Society, Culture, and Territory in the Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, 1870-1946. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. 288 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11722-2.

Reviewed by Chad Bryant (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on HABSBURG (July, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
András Gerö
Reviewer: 
Alison Rose

Rose on Gerö, 'Neither Woman Nor Jew: The Confluence of Prejudices in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the Turn of the Century'

András Gerö. Neither Woman Nor Jew: The Confluence of Prejudices in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the Turn of the Century. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2010. 190 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-669-7.

Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence)) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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