Verschlagwortet: Central Europe

Viral Hive Knowledge: Twitter, Historians, and Coronavirus/COVID-19

We are all historians of the present. At least we should be. Many fellow historians of knowledge are currently using a wide variety of media to share their experience and research in an effort to put the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic into context. Twitter is one medium where this conversation is especially lively, … Continue reading Viral Hive Knowledge: Twitter, Historians, and Coronavirus/COVID-19

Background Knowledge: Interrogating Perceptions of Smugglers with Joseph Roth

Allison Schmidt makes a case for not prejudging people smugglers in history or the testimony they left behind in state police records. Drawing on the suggestive observations of Joseph Roth, her example centers on Eastern and Central Europe in the interwar period, after the breakup of empires had changed the legal status and economic situation of so many people. (1,547 words)

Criticisms of Democracy, Authoritarianism and Populism in Europe: Continuities and Disruptions from the Interwar Period Until Today

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the workshop “Criticisms of democracy, authoritarianism and populism in …

Lueger effect in the fin-de-siècle Catholic Poland: the Imaginary Jew, the Viennese Christian Socials and the rise of Catholic anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe, Abstract by Grzegorz Krzywiec

The victory of Karl Lueger into election to the Vienna’s Rathaus in 1895 had an enormous effect whether on the Habsburg Catholic opinion or abroad. For many Catholics from Eastern Europe, a role model for revitalization of ‘Christian’ public scene came neither from Germany, nor from any other European country, but from the Habsburg Austria. Especially in the Habsburg Galicia,…

Jewish Internationalism as a Response to Anti-Semitism, Abstract by Rona Yona

In 1882 the first anti-Jewish international congress was convened in central Europe. The congress preceded the creation of international Jewish organizations, which at that time still relied primarily on notables like Montefiore or Rothschild. The present paper wishes to examine the emergence of modern international Jewish organizations in the context of the rise of modern anti-Semitism. I will argue that…

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