Joseph Patrouch, PhD, MA, BA

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
Email
patrouch@ualberta.ca

Availability
by appointment

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

early modern European history Holy Roman Empire Habsburg Dynasty Vienna


About

I am a historian of Early Modern Europe, with a particular interest in the Holy Roman Empire and the lands ruled by members of the Habsburg Dynasty, both inside the Empire and elsewhere around Europe and the world. My primary chronological period of research concentration is between approximately 1550 and 1650.

Additional research interests include the roles of Habsburg women and their courts in early modern Europe, as well as early modern empire and urban studies. I have experience directing a program in Public History and am also interested in museum studies as well as in the study and commemoration of Canada's first national internment operations during and after World War One.

My current research project centers on the imagined and experienced landscapes of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1560's and 1570's.

Potential graduate students wishing to work with me in one of the above or related fields are encouraged to contact me well in advance of the admission application deadline.



Research

Recent book reviews

"Coro/nations: Research on the Performance of the Last Two Centuries of Habsburg Rule in Europe." Review of Klaas Van Gelder, editor, More Than Mere Spectacle: Coronations and Inaugurations in the Habsburg Monarchy during the Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries. In: The Court Historian 28:3 (2023) 255-59.

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A83VF3DPW3XKQ3IZ9QMY/full?target=10.1080/14629712.2023.2269717

Patrick Milton, Intervention and State Sovereignty in Central Europe, 1500-1780. In: History: Review of New Books 51:6 (2023) 144-46.

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FFCDTK2MMXDKQRGEZY8V/full?target=10.1080/03612759.2023.2265754

MIchael Hochedlinger, et al, eds, Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit: Hof und Dynastie, Kaiser und Reich, Zentralverwaltungen, Kriegswesen und landesfürstliches Finanzwesen. Journal of Modern History 95:2 (2023) 489-92.

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/724638

Conference Presentations and Lectures

“The Imperial Travelling Court in 1570,” summer workshop “Other and Otherness,” GroĹžnjan, Croatia. Sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, June, 2024.

“On the Paths of Peace: The Holy Roman Empire as seen through the Travels of the Habsburgs’ Courts, 1569-1570,” Project “REVENANT—Revivals of Empire: Nostalgia, Amnesia, Tribulation”, Cultural Studies Department, University of Rijeka, June, 2024.

“On the Paths of Peace: The Holy Roman Empire as seen through the Travels of the Habsburgs’ Courts, 1569-1570,” Institute for East European History, Center for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Vienna, June, 2024.

“On the Paths of Peace: The Holy Roman Empire as seen through the Travels of the Habsburgs’ Courts, 1569-1570,” Institute of History and Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Wroclaw, June, 2024.

“On the Paths of Peace: The Holy Roman Empire as seen through the Travels of the Habsburgs’ Courts, 1569-1570,” Institute of History, Masaryk University, Brno, May, 2024.

“Approaches to Early Modern Habsburg Studies: The Empire, Women, and the World,” Institute of History, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, May, 2024.

“On the Paths of Peace: The Holy Roman Empire as seen through the Travels of the Habsburgs’ Courts, 1569-1570,” Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Institutes of Philosophy and History (with participation via Zoom from Institute of History, Palacky University Olomouc), May 2024.

Podcasts

"Exploring Central European History"

https://www.ualberta.ca/wirth-institute/online-programming/lectures-and-podcasts/exploring-central-european-history/index.html

"Conversations about Austria"

https://open.spotify.com/episode/04amRt6N3hU8j4IRfy5l4O


Teaching

Fall Term, 2024:

HIST 290: Introduction to History as a Discipline

HIST 603: The History of Historical Writing

Winter Term, 2025:

HIST 212: Early Modern Europe

HIST 310: History of the Habsburg Monarchy

Announcements

In October, 2023 Professor Patrouch was in Vienna as the chair of the international Quality Assurance review team which evaluated the Austrian Academy of Sciences' Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies. https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/ihb/home

He traveled to Germany in April, 2024 to conduct research in various archives in Nuremberg. In May and June he lectured and researched in Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Poland, and Slovakia and attended conferences in Croatia and Hungary.

Courses

HIST 212 - Early Modern Europe

A survey of European history from approximately 1200 to 1800.


HIST 290 - Introduction to History as a Discipline

Introduction to the basic concepts of historical inquiry and techniques of research and writing in History. Course includes lectures and discussions. Required for History majors. Prerequisite: A previous course in History or consent of the Department.


HIST 310 - A History of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1526-1918

The multinational empire of the Habsburgs from the unification of Austria, Bohemia and Hungary to the destruction of the empire in World War I.


HIST 603 - History of Historical Writing


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Featured Publications

Joseph F. Patrouch

Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. 2021 January; Sylva Dobalová and Jaroslava Hausenblasová, eds., Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria: A Second-Born Son in Renaissance Europe


Anne, J. Cruz and Maria Galli Stampino, editors

2013 January;


Joseph F. Patrouch

2010 January;


Joseph F. Patrouch

Austrian History Yearbook. 2009 January; 40


Heinz Fassmann, Gerhard Hatz, Joseph F. Patrouch

2006 January;


Joseph F. Patrouch

2000 January;


Felice Lifshitz, Joseph F. Patrouch