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Globalizing the history of late Habsburg Central Europe

Friday, May 11, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The workshop is open to all but please register by completing this form until Monday, 9 May 2018.

Transnational/global history seems to have gained a foothold in scholarship dealing with the late history of the Habsburg Monarchy. In particular, scholars have recently offered new results in Habsburg imperial history and the history of international migration. However, the editors of a new handbook can still rightly claim that compared to other areas in the world, “research into transnationalization has received so far little consideration in East Central Europe” (Frank Hadler and Matthias Middell, Handbuch einer transnationalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas [Göttingen, 2017], p.13). The main aim of this exploratory workshop is to overview the state-of-the-field and to identify new fields of research into a global/transnational history of belle époque Austria-Hungary.


10:00 – 12:15 Panel I

Chair: Dr. Bálint Varga IAS CEU/Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 Introduction by Dr. Bálint Varga

Prof. Dr. Matthias Middel, Leipzig University

East Central Europe as a field of global history

Dr. William O’Reilly, University of Cambridge

Globalizing Habsburg history in the 18th century

12:15–14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Panel II

Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemary Wakeman, IAS CEU

 Dr. Judit Klement, Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Eötvös Loránd University

The Hungarian economy in Austria-Hungary and within the first globalization

 James Callaway, New York University

Austro-Hungarian conceptions of economic interests in eastern markets

15:30–16:00 coffee break

Chair: Prof. Dr. Alfred J. Rieber, CEU

 Dr. Susanne Korbel, University of Graz

The globalization of popular culture in Austria-Hungary

 Dr. Bálint Varga, IAS CEU/Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The role of migration in the transnationalization of Hungarian society around 1900

 Closing discussion