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: Tamara Scheer: Diversity and Language in the Austro-Hungarian Army

"Eastern Europe's Minorities in a Century of Change", a podcast series on the history of minorities and minority experiences in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe prepared by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History to mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary.

ARTICLE ALERT: Striking a Balance: Sibling Emotionality and the Negotiation of Power in an Eighteenth-Century Noble Family of the Austrian Netherlands

Geussens, Liesbeth. “Striking a Balance: Sibling Emotionality and the Negotiation of Power in an Eighteenth-Century Noble Family of the Austrian Netherlands.” Journal of Family History 47, no. 2 (April 2022): 154–71. https://doi.org/10.1177/03631990211033156.

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CFP: The Center for Austrian Studies at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The University of Minnesota's Center for Austrian Studies invites abstracts (up to 250 words) for individual papers or sessions for the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference's annual meeting to be convened in Minneapolis 27-30 October 2022. Papers are encouraged from across the disciplines that focus on Central Europe broadly conceived to include all of the German- speaking lands, Poland, as well as all the areas historically connected with the Habsburg Monarchy. The deadline for the abstracts is April 11, 2022

PODCAST: Alexander Maxwell: Pan-Slavism as ‘Minority Nationalism’ on the Habsburg Monarchy (Study Group for Minority History)

Episode 12. Alexander Maxwell: Pan-Slavism as ‘Minority Nationalism’ on the Habsburg Monarchy

In this episode, Alexander Maxwell, Associate Professor in History at Victoria University of Wellington, discusses his research on Habsburg Pan-Slavism, a form of minority linguistic nationalism.

PODCAST: Pieter Judson: Empire, Nation, and Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe's Minorities in a Century of Change", a podcast series on the history of minorities and minority experiences in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe prepared by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History to mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Karl Klambauer
Reviewer: 
Peter Utgaard

Utgaard on Klambauer, 'Österreichische Gedenkkultur zu Widerstand und Krieg: Denkmäler und Gedächtnisorte in Wien 1945 bis 1986'

Karl Klambauer. Österreichische Gedenkkultur zu Widerstand und Krieg: Denkmäler und Gedächtnisorte in Wien 1945 bis 1986. Der Nationalsozialismus und seine Folgen. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, 2006. 333 pp. EUR 37.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-7065-4076-6.

Reviewed by Peter Utgaard (Cuyamaca College) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Erika Thurner
Reviewer: 
Karl F. Bahm

Bahm on Thurner, 'National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria'

Erika Thurner. National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria. Translated by Gilya Gerda Schmidt. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. xx + 218 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5329-2.

Reviewed by Karl F. Bahm (University of Wisconsin) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Silvio Pons, Robert Service, eds.
Reviewer: 
Padraic Kenney

Kenney on Pons and Service, 'A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism'

Silvio Pons, Robert Service, eds. A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 944 pp. $99.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13585-4.

Reviewed by Padraic Kenney (Indiana University) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New ABC of Communism

Author: 
Tibor Glant
Reviewer: 
Katalin Kádár Lynn

Kádár Lynn on Glant, 'Remember Hungary 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and Wars of Independence in American Memory'

Tibor Glant. Remember Hungary 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and Wars of Independence in American Memory. Boulder: Eastern European Monographs, 2007. 250 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-616-1.

Reviewed by Katalin Kádár Lynn (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (December, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

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

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