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

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.

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

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes 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. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses.

JOB: 4 Research positions for ERC project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“, Vienna, Austria

4 Research positions for ERC project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“

The European Research Council funded research project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“ (NTAutonomy) invites prospective candidates to become part of a team of five researchers. The following four positions will be filled:

Prize: 2019 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2019 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.

 

The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize was established to

• Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry

• Promote young researchers in the field

 

CFP: Voluntary Work, Volunteering and Voluntary Associations in Serbia and Slovenia (and Neighbouring Countries), 1980-2000, Ljubljana, March 2018

Call for workshop proposals

Voluntary Work, Volunteering and Voluntary Associations in Serbia and Slovenia (and Neighbouring Countries), 1980-2000
Workshop at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)
Ljubljana, 22nd-23rd March 2018 

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer
Reviewer: 
Andrei Corbea-Hoisie

Corbea-Hoisie on Hirsch and Spitzer, 'Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory'

Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer. Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. xxiv + 362 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25772-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27125-8.

Reviewed by Andrei Corbea-Hoisie (University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Pieter C. van Duin
Reviewer: 
Jonathan L. Larson

Larson on Duin, 'Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921'

Pieter C. van Duin. Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921. International Studies in Social History Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. xii + 466 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-395-4.

Reviewed by Jonathan L. Larson (University of Iowa) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, Andrew Mycock, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark Blum

Blum on Berger and Eriksonas and Mycock, 'Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts'

Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, Andrew Mycock, eds. Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts. Making Sense of History Series. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. 348 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-424-1.

Reviewed by Mark Blum (University of Louisville) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Robert S. Wistrich
Reviewer: 
Ian Reifowitz

Reifowitz on Wistrich, 'Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe'

Robert S. Wistrich. Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe. Studies in Antisemitism Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. 410 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-1134-6.

Reviewed by Ian Reifowitz (State University of New York, Empire State College) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

On German Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Jewish Identity in Central Europe

Author: 
Dennison I. Rusinow
Reviewer: 
Tom Gallagher

Gallagher on Rusinow, 'Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations'

Dennison I. Rusinow. Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008. 400 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4361-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6010-2.

Reviewed by Tom Gallagher Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

An American Sage on Yugoslavia

Author: 
Michael Stanislawski
Reviewer: 
Sam Johnson

Johnson on Stanislawski, 'A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History'

Michael Stanislawski. A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. 152 pp. $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12843-6.

Reviewed by Sam Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan University) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Robert von Dassanowsky
Reviewer: 
John Warren

Warren on Dassanowsky, 'Austrian Cinema: A History'

Robert von Dassanowsky. Austrian Cinema: A History. Jefferson: Mcfarland, 2007. 328 pp. $75.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-3733-7.

Reviewed by John Warren (Oxford Brookes University) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Very Timely Celebration of One Hundred Years of Austrian Cinema

Author: 
Andrea Orzoff
Reviewer: 
Tara Zahra

Zahra on Orzoff, 'Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948'

Andrea Orzoff. Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xi + 286 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536781-2.

Reviewed by Tara Zahra (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Mark Cornwall, Robert John Weston Evans, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrea Orzoff

Orzoff on Cornwall and Evans, 'Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918-1948'

Mark Cornwall, Robert John Weston Evans, eds. Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918-1948. Proceedings of the British Academy 140. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. xv + 258 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-726391-4.

Reviewed by Andrea Orzoff (New Mexico State University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Laurence Cole, Daniel Unowsky, eds
Reviewer: 
Ke-chin Hsia

Hsia on Cole and Unowsky, 'The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy'

Laurence Cole, Daniel Unowsky, eds. The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy. Austrian and Habsburg Studies. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007. viii + 246 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-202-5.

Reviewed by Ke-chin Hsia (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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