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

Reminder: CFP: Imperial Cities: The Tsarist Empire, the Habsburg Empire and the Ottoman Empire in Comparison

International Conference

German Historical Institute, Moscow, April 26-27, 2018

VOH – Verband der Osteuropahistorikerinnen und -historiker e.V. / Association of Historians on East Central Europe

DGO – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. / German Association for East European Studies

DHI Moskau – Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau / German Historical Institute, Moscow

Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft / Herder Institute for

CFP: Western Association of Slavic Studies Conference, April 2018

Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS)

San Antonio, TX, April 4-7, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Plan to join us for the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

CFP: The querelle that wasn’t? “Old” and “New” in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750", 11.-13. Okt. 2018, Wien

When the Austrian Benedictine Bernhard Pez called his anthology of medieval spiritual texts “Bibliotheca ascetica antiquo-nova” (12 vols. 1723‒40), the concept of the “old-new” resonated well with how he approached historical sources: It encapsulated both his erudite “critical” distance to the past and his hope of reviving some of the virtues expressed in those sources in his own time. But more than that, tensions between old and new ideas, texts and definitions of useful knowledge also lay at the heart of many debates within the intellectual culture surrounding him.

CfP: Atlantic to Adriatic: Contact points and historical parallels between Ireland and Southeast Europe (Rijeka, 26-27 April 2018)

Call for papers

Atlantic to Adriatic: Contact points and historical parallels between Ireland and Southeast Europe

University of Rijeka, 26-27 April 2018

CFP: Panelist for Queens & Kings conference 2018 in Winchester (Great Britain)

The Royal Studies Network organizes every year a conference which will feature a number of panel discussions that offer the opportunity to engage in exchange with subject matter experts on topics related to royal history, diplomacy, art history etc.

CfP: Addressing the Public Abroad: Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

Brussels (Belgium), December 6-7, 2018

Conference organized by the History Department of Ghent University, in collaboration with the Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), the Arenberg Foundation, and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels

 

Keynote-speakers

Ellen Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Arno Strohmeyer (Universität Salzburg/Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

STIP: Sharon Abramson Research Grant

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition.  HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the Holocaust are eligible for this grant. We encourage applications in all disciplines.

STIP: Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies: Grant Application

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibits, publications, podcasts, and documentaries. Grants for salary replacement and/or tuition will not be considered.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Catherine Durandin, Zoe Petre
Reviewer: 
Edward Maxfield

Maxfield on Durandin and Petre, 'Romania since 1989'

Catherine Durandin, Zoe Petre. Romania since 1989. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 248 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-661-1.

Reviewed by Edward Maxfield (University of Sussex) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Not So Exceptional: An Insider’s View of Romania’s Transition from Communism to Democracy

Author: 
Hillary Hope Herzog, Todd Herzog, Benjamin Lapp, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joseph W. Moser

Moser on Herzog and Herzog and Lapp, 'Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today'

Hillary Hope Herzog, Todd Herzog, Benjamin Lapp, eds. Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008. vi + 193 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-511-8.

Reviewed by Joseph W. Moser (Washington and Jefferson College) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
William Mulligan
Reviewer: 
Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik

Schmied-Kowarzik on Mulligan, 'The Origins of the First World War'

William Mulligan. The Origins of the First World War. New Approaches to European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. viii + 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88633-8; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-71394-8.

Reviewed by Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik (Austrian Academy of Sciences) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Reviewer: 
Dennis Deletant

Deletant on Iordachi and Dobrincu, 'Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962' and Mungiu-Pippidi, 'A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside'

Constantin Iordachi, Dorin Dobrincu, eds. Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009. 530 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-25-8.Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-78-4.

Author: 
Gertrud u.a. Ranner
Reviewer: 
Martin Moll

Moll on Ranner, '... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich'

Gertrud u.a. Ranner. ... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich. Potsdam: Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, 2009. 226 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-3-936168-28-0.

Reviewed by Martin Moll (University of Graz) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Erinnerungen an eine untergegangene Welt

Author: 
Holly Case
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Case, 'Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II'

Holly Case. Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 349 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5986-1.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Rethinking Europe’s Twentieth Century

Author: 
György Lukács
Reviewer: 
Lee Congdon

Congdon on Lukács, 'Soul and Form'

György Lukács. Soul and Form. Edited by John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis. Translated by Judith Butler. Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. ix + 252 pp. $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14980-8; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14981-5.

Author: 
Kevin C. Karnes
Reviewer: 
Jason S. Heilman

Heilman on Karnes, 'Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna'

Kevin C. Karnes. Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna. AMS Studies in Music Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xiii + 214 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536866-6.

Reviewed by Jason S. Heilman (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Fin-de-siècle Vienna and the Future Course of Musicology

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