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CFA: Apply for the 2018 Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to participate in the 23rd Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 25 - July 6, 2018 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. HEF of NU’s renowned Summer Institute is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background knowledge of current and prospective Holocaust educators.

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!

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Markian Prokopovych
Reviewer: 
Samuel D. Albert

Albert on Prokopovych, 'Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914'

Markian Prokopovych. Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2008. 357 S. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-510-8.

Reviewed by Samuel D. Albert (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Karen Painter
Reviewer: 
Stephen Thursby

Thursby on Painter, 'Symphonic Aspirations: German Music and Politics, 1900-1945'

Karen Painter. Symphonic Aspirations: German Music and Politics, 1900-1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. vi + 354 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02661-2.

Reviewed by Stephen Thursby (Florida State University) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Jason Wittenberg
Reviewer: 
James Bjork

Bjork on Wittenberg, 'Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary'

Jason Wittenberg. Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 314 pp. $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84912-8.

Reviewed by James Bjork Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Passing It On:  Religious Community and Partisan Continuity

Author: 
Deborah R. Coen
Reviewer: 
Steven Beller

Beller on Coen, 'Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life'

Deborah R. Coen. Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xi + 380 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-11172-8.

Reviewed by Steven Beller (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Last Ländler in Brunnwinkl

Author: 
Maria Rentetzi
Reviewer: 
Tatjana Buklijas

Buklijas on Rentetzi, 'Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th-Century Vienna'

Maria Rentetzi. Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th-Century Vienna. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. xxiii + 279 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13558-0.

Reviewed by Tatjana Buklijas (The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
György Litván
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lungerhausen

Lungerhausen on Litván, 'A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscár Jászi, 1875-1957'

György Litván. A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscár Jászi, 1875-1957. New York: Central European University Press, 2006. 570 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-7326-42-4.

Reviewed by Matthew Lungerhausen (Winona State University) Published on HABSBURG (December, 2009) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

A Glass Half Full? The Life and Times of Oscar Jaszi

Author: 
Solomon Wank
Reviewer: 
Samuel R. Williamson

Williamson on Wank, 'In the Twilight of Empire: Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal (1854-1912), Imperial Habsburg Patriot and Statesman, vol. 1, The Making of an Imperial Habsburg Statesman'

Solomon Wank. In the Twilight of Empire: Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal (1854-1912), Imperial Habsburg Patriot and Statesman, vol. 1, The Making of an Imperial Habsburg Statesman. Wien: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2009. 292 pp. EUR 39.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-205-78352-7.

Reviewed by Samuel R. Williamson (Prof. of History Emeritus University of the South) Published on HABSBURG (December, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Tara Zahra
Reviewer: 
Gary Cohen

Cohen on Zahra, 'Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948'

Tara Zahra. Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. xvii + 279 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4628-3.

Reviewed by Gary Cohen (Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2009) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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