Archive for Austria-Hungary

Vom Kuferaš zum Vollkoffer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 27 December 2017 by delclem

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Da es mein Prinzip ist, über Schriftsteller, die mir persönlich viel bedeuten, nichts Wissenschaftliches zu schreiben, kann ich einer Festschrift für Dževad Karahasan wohl nichts Substanzielles hinzufügen, keine postkolonialen Spitzfindigkeiten über Orientalismus und Okzidentalismus, über liminale Zustände und Hybridität, über dritte Räume oder ähnliches, wie es sonst meine Unart ist: Der Forensiker braucht nun mal Abstand zu seinem Untersuchungsgegenstand. Was ich aber wohl beisteuern kann, ist, wie ich von Karahasan, den ich für den bedeutendsten lebenden bosnischen Autor halte, ein Wort lernte und wie ich es ihm zurückgeben möchte – als Gegengabe, die dem ursprünglichen Geschenk vielleicht etwas hinzufügt. Wobei ich noch nicht weiß, wieviel.

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“Nationalist Copyright on WW1?”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 17 January 2014 by delclem

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“As we are entering the anniversary of the centenary with the outbreak of World War One, controversies over how to commemorate the past are heating up. A few day ago, I published a comment  in the Austrian daily Die Presse on debates and controversies over the commemoration of World War One. As unfortunately these debates are mostly published in German (and Serbian) only. Thus, some key points and links here.” Reblogged text by Florian Bieber, professor of SE European Studies, University of Graz

Jewish Surnames Explained

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 5 January 2014 by delclem

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“Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, but the overwhelming majority lived in Eastern Europe and did not take last names until compelled to do so. The process began in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1787 and ended in Czarist Russia in 1844.” >text (c) SLATE, 2014
Map by Richard Andree: the Jews of Central Europe, 1881.

Sarajevo, before the storm of history

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 1 January 2014 by delclem

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A photo by Auguste Léon taken on 15 Oktober 1912 in Sarajevo (c) SZ, 2013

“… with all means at its disposal”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 31 December 2013 by delclem

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“In 2014, most European countries will commemorate the start of the First World War 100 years ago. Among the numerous publications to appear to date is a book from Carl Gerold’s Publishers, which contains numerous hitherto unpublished photographs.” >text & album (c) wieninternational.at 2013

 

THE WORLD WITHOUT THE SHOTS OF SARAJEVO

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 24 November 2013 by delclem

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A German novel imagines: what if ?
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WHO OWNS ‘1914’ ?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 16 November 2013 by delclem

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Nationalistic mud wrestling – or pan-European opportunity? The lobbying
is on for the WWI commemoration of Sarajevo in June 2014.

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