Recent Discussions

CFP (Conference): Rethinking Carnival from the Pre-modern to the Present, 5-8 October 2023, Frankfurt (Deadline 30 March 2023)

Research on celebration of the Carnival tradition in different times and places has provided a rich lens into fields ranging from political and social history to the history of everyday life and questions about intangible cultural heritage.

Call for Applications EHRI Seminar | Engaging Educators

August 7-11, 2023 | Location: Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic

We invite applications from educators of different professional (e.g. secondary school teachers, lecturers involved in teacher training, educators at memorials and other commemorative initiatives) and national backgrounds to attend the first EHRI pedagogical Seminar. The event will offer an opportunity for educators to expand their skills when teaching about the Holocaust in different settings and familiarize them with EHRI’s digital services.

ANN: Journal of Women's History, Graduate Student Prize Submissions, Due on April 17, 2023 by 11:59pm ET

The Broad of Trustees of the Journal of Women's History is proud to announce that the prize for the best paper in women's history authored by a graduate student has returned. Given the pandemic, we are happy to feature this prize once again. Article-length essays in any chronological and geographical field are eligible; we especially encourage submissions with a focus beyond the United States or Western Europe. Papers should not exceed 10,000 words, including endnotes, and should follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kira Thurman
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Zima

Zima on Thurman, 'Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms'

Kira Thurman. Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. 368 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5984-0

Reviewed by Jeremy Zima (Wisconsin Lutheran College) Published on H-German (January, 2023) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Erik Grimmer-Solem
Reviewer: 
J.P. Short

Short on Grimmer-Solem, 'Learning Empire: Globalization and the German Quest for World Status, 1875-1919'

Erik Grimmer-Solem. Learning Empire: Globalization and the German Quest for World Status, 1875-1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 668 pp. $44.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48382-7

Author: 
Adrian Daub
Reviewer: 
Emily Bruce

Bruce on Daub, 'The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany'

Adrian Daub. The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 253 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-73773-7; $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-73787-4

Author: 
Jean-Michel Johnston
Reviewer: 
Robert Radu

Radu on Johnston, 'Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880'

Jean-Michel Johnston. Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 304 pp. $80.75 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-259894-3; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-885688-7.

Reviewed by Robert Radu (Universität Bonn) Published on H-German (October, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Helen Roche
Reviewer: 
Tim Mueller

Mueller on Roche, 'The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas'

Helen Roche. The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. 544 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-872612-8.

Reviewed by Tim Mueller (Chester and Fourth) Published on H-German (September, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=58077

Author: 
Julia E. Ault
Reviewer: 
Tobias Huff

Huff on Ault, 'Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990'

Julia E. Ault. Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii + 262 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-316-51914-1.

Reviewed by Tobias Huff (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Published on H-German (August, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
William L, Patch
Reviewer: 
James Chappel

Chappel on Patch, 'Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980'

William L, Patch. Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 340 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42411-0.

Reviewed by James Chappel Published on H-German (July, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56137

Author: 
Corinna Treitel
Reviewer: 
Frank Uekoetter

Uekoetter on Treitel, 'Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000'

Corinna Treitel. Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 404 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18802-0; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63839-2.

Reviewed by Frank Uekoetter (University of Birmingham) Published on H-German (May, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Hope M. Harrison
Reviewer: 
Julia Sonnevend

Sonnevend on Harrison, 'After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present'

Hope M. Harrison. After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. 2019. 478 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04931-4

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