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Gary B Cohen

History 1110A Heller Hall 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • Central and Eastern Europe, 1740-1939
  • Austria and Germany, 1790-1939
  • modern European social and political history
  • modern European Jewish history
  • ethnic minorities in modern Europe


  • Education and Middle-Class Society in Imperial Austria. Cohen, Gary, West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1996.
  • Neither Absolutism nor Anarchy: New Narratives on Society and Government in Late Imperial Austria: Cohen, Gary, Austrian History Yearbook, 29(1) 37-61, 1998.
  • The Politics of Ethnic Survival: Germans in Prague, 1861-1914, revised 2nd ed. Cohen, Gary, W. Lafayette: Purdue University Press, Author, 2006.
  • Nationalist Politics & the Dynamics of State & Civil Society in the Habsburg: Cohen, Gary, Central European History, 40 241-78, 2007.

Research Activities

  • Book project, "Society, Popular Politics, and the State in Late Imperial Austria": an interpretive synthesis on the evolving relationship of society and the state in the Habsburg Monarchy from 1890 to World War I, 1996

Professional Activities

  • Director, Center for Austrian Studies

Courses Taught

  • History 3244: History of Eastern Europe
  • History 3747: Habsburg Central Europe, 1740-1918
  • History 3775: History of the European Jews
  • History 5777: Proseminar on Habsburg Central Europe, 1740-1918
  • History 5900: Proseminar on Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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