Office Hours: On Leave
Research and Teaching Interests
Holly Case is a historian of modern East-Central and Southeastern Europe whose work focuses on territorial competition, minorities, and visions of European statehood. Her book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009. Through a close examination of the struggle between Hungary and Romania for control of Transylvania, the book shows how understandings of Europe evolved out of conflicts between states over territory and sovereignty.
|Fall 2013:||Mellon Fellowship|
|Spring 2014:||Mellon Fellowship|
Other Courses Taught at Cornell
1600 History of Law: Great Trials
1511 Intro to Western Civilization
2520 Modern Eastern Europe
2711 Politics of Violence in 20C Europe
4000 Honors Proseminar
4520 History of New Europe
4630 War and Society in Eastern Europe
6010 European History Colloquium
6051 Themes and Issues in Modern European History
6540 Topics in Eastern European History
7090 Intro to Graduate Study of History
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2004
M.A. Stanford University, 2000
B.A. Mount Holyoke College, 1997
Recent Publications and Awards
Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2009). http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=9197
º Received the 2010 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies.
º Received the 2010 Barbara Jelavich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
º Received the 2010 George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association.
º Received the 2010 Book Prize of the Hungarian Studies Association.
Norman M. Naimark and Holly Case, eds., Yugoslavia and Its Historians: Understanding the Balkan Wars of the 1990s (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2003).
Selected Articles, Special Editions of Journals, and Contributions to Edited Volumes
“The Combined Legacies of the ‘Jewish Question’ and the ‘Macedonian Question,’” in Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, John-Paul Himka and Joanna Michlic, eds., (Lincoln, NE and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013), pp. 352-376.
“Revisionism in Regional Perspective,” in Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War: Goals, Expectations, Practices, Marina Cattaruzza, Stefan Dyroff, and Dieter Langewiesche, eds., Vol. XV in the series Austrian and Habsburg Studies (Berghahn Books, 2012), pp. 72-91.
“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.
“The Media and State Power in Southeastern Europe up to 1945” in Ottomans into Europeans. The Limits of Institutional Transfer, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Wim van Meurs, eds. (London: Hurst; Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2010), pp. 279-305.
Florian Bieber and Holly Case, eds., The Global Impact of 1989, special issue of Global Society, vol. 24, no. 1, January 2010 (co-edited and wrote the introduction).
"The Holocaust in Regional Perspective: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia" in Varieties of Anti-Semitism, Peter Kenez and Bruce Thompson, eds. (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009), pp. 76-92.
Being European: East and West, in European Identity, Jeffrey Checkel and Peter Katzenstein, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 111-131.
Mellon New Directions Fellowship to pursue the study of Ottoman/Turkish Studies and History of Science (2011)
Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Award for Excellence in Advising, awarded by the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences (2010)
EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE PAST AND PRESENT (recorded interviews with visitors to Cornell on East-Central European history and politics) http://ecepastandpresent.blogspot.com/
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/Europe/programs/medstudies.asp
AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/arcs/