Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Professor Holly Case

Fellow Holly Case

Am Planetarium 7 | 07743 Jena
Fon + 49 (0) 3641 9 440 56
Mail: 
Holly_Case(at)brown(dot)edu

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science, and literature in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009. The book shows how the struggle for mastery among Europe’s Great Powers was affected by the perspectives of small states. Her second book is titled the The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond (Princeton University Press, 2018). The book is about when and why people started thinking in terms of “questions,” and how it altered their sense of political possibility.

Research project at the Kolleg

A history of the role of consuls and consular reform in transforming the international system over the course of the last two centuries.

Professional Memberships

  • AHA (American Historical Association)
  • ASN (Association for the Study of Nationalities)
  • ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) -- formerly AAASS
  • HSA (Hungarian Studies Association)
  • SRS (Society for Romanian Studies)

Monographs

The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2018).

Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2009).

 

Edited Volumes

Norman M. Naimark and Holly Case, eds., Yugoslavia and Its Historians: Understanding the Balkan Wars of the 1990s (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2003).

Florian Bieber and Holly Case, eds., The Global Impact of 1989, special issue of Global Society, vol. 24, no. 1, January 2010.

 

Articles (journal)

“The ‘Social Question,’ 1820-1920,” in Modern Intellectual History, 13, 3 (2016), pp. 747-775.

“The Strange Politics of Federative Ideas in East-Central Europe,” in The Journal of Modern History, vol. 85, No. 4 (December 2013), pp. 833-866.

 

Articles (book)

“The Quiet Revolution: Consuls and the International System in the Nineteenth Century,” in The Balkans as Europe, 1821-1914, Timothy Snyder and Katherine Younger, eds. (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2018), pp. 110-138.

“Reconstruction in East-Central Europe: Clearing the Rubble of Cold War Politics,” in Postwar Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives, 1945-1949, David Feldman, Mark Mazower, Jessica Rheinisch, eds., Past and Present Supplements, Supplement 6, 2011 (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 71-102.

“Being European: East and West,” in European Identity, Jeffrey Checkel and Peter Katzenstein, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 111-131.

 

Reviews

Review of Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, “László Krasznahorkai’s Catastrophic Harmonies,” Boston Review (Dec. 11, 2019).

 

Please find more information on Holly Case on the website of the Brown University