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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.
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a new issue of Opera historica 2021, Nr. 2 was been published in February. It is a theme issue focused on the responses to the battle of White Mountain in 1620 which ended the Bohemian Estates´ Rebellion and inaugurated absolutism.
To support the Ukrainian cause, we have also established a subcategory of useful links to Ukrainian historiography and sources on our website *Ukrainian links*
The international conference hosted by the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences and the Czech Academy of Science deals with the links between mass gymnastics and biopolitics in the modern history of East Central Europe.
PaRDeS 2023: Intersections between Jewish Studies and Habsburg Studies
Call for Seminar Applications and Papers for the GSA Body Studies Network
Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of German Studies Association (GSA)
Houston,TX / September 15-18, 2022
Am 2. Februar 1622 heiratete Kaiser Ferdinand II. in Innsbruck die mantuanische Prinzessin Eleonora Gonzaga. Mit dieser Hochzeit begann eine über sechs Jahrzehnte andauernde Epoche engster dynastischer Beziehungen zwischen den Höfen von Wien und Mantua, denn noch zu Lebzeiten Eleonoras wurde ihre Großnichte 1651 die dritte Ehefrau Ferdinands III. Die beiden Kaiserinnen wirkten nicht nur selbst in vielfältiger Weise als Mittlerinnen zwischen ihrem Heimat- und ihrem Aufnahmehof, sondern stießen in ihrem Umkreis mannigfache transalpine Transferprozesse an.
I hope that this finds each of you well, despite these difficult, upsetting times. Whether in Ukraine, Syria, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Yemen or elsewhere, I hope that the winds of war soon fall completely still.
the ERC project “Opera and the Politics of Empire in Habsburg Europe,”
and the Leibniz Institute for the History of Culture of Eastern Europe
James Carl Klagge. Wittgenstein in Exile. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011. 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01534-9.
Reviewed by Allan Janik (University of Innsbruck) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Disenthralling Flies, or Approaching Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy in 2011
Werner Telesko. Geschichtsraum Österreich: Die Habsburger und ihre Geschichte in der bildenden Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2006. Illustrations. 576 pp. EUR 79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-77522-5.
Reviewed by Sabine Wieber (University of Glasgow) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Alexander V. Prusin. The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 324 S. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-929753-5.
Reviewed by Theodore R. Weeks (Southern Illinois University) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Thomas Lorman. Hungary, 1920-1925 Istvan Bethlen and the Politics of Consolidation. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2007. 280 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-594-2.
Reviewed by Deborah S. Cornelius (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by John C. Swanson
András Gerő, ed. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Revisited. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 200 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-650-5.
Reviewed by Robin Okey (University of Warwick) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
The World of Dualism in Hungarian View
Ivan T. Berend. History in My Life: A Memoir of Three Eras. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009. 280 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-48-7.
Reviewed by Kristian Gerner Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by John C. Swanson
A Hungarian Cosmopolite's Tale: the Autobiography of Ivan Berend
Richard L. Cohen, Jonathan Frankel, Stefani Hoffman, eds. Insiders and Outsiders: Dilemmas of East European Jewry. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2010. Illustrations. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-906764-00-5.
Reviewed by Piotr Wróbel (University of Toronto) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Accidental Insiders and Permanent Outsiders?
Rosa Mayreder. Gender and Culture. Translated by Pamela S. Saur. Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture and Thought. Riverside: Ariadne Press, 2009. 266 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57241-162-3.
Reviewed by Agatha Schwartz (University of Ottawa) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Larry Wolff. The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. Illustrations, maps. xi + 486 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6267-0.
Reviewed by Daniel L. Unowsky (University of Memphis) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Bruce R. Berglund, Brian Porter, eds. Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 380 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-65-4.
Reviewed by Patrick Houlihan (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan
Secularization and Its Discontents