Daniel Unowsky

Daniel Unowsky

Professor of History; Department Chair

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Ph.D., History, Columbia University, 2000

Fields of interest

Modern Central and Eastern European history; nationalism; antisemitism; European monarchy

Courses taught

Nations and Nationalism in Europe; Europe 1914-1945; Modern Europe, 1789-Present; Habsburg Central Europe, 1740-1914; Europe 1900: Politics, Culture, and Society; Modern Germany; Europe in the Nineteenth Century; European historiography

Representative publications


  • The Plunder: The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia (Stanford University Press, 2018).
  • Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880-1918, coedited with Robert Nemes (Brandeis University Press, 2014).
  • The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy, coedited with Laurence Cole (Berghahn Books, 2007).
  • The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916 (Purdue University Press, 2005).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The 1898 Anti-Jewish Violence in Habsburg Galicia.” In Pogroms: A Documentary History, edited by Eugene Avrutin and Elissa Bemporad. Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • “…elutasítottam, hogy a Monarchiát pusztán a régmúlt relikviájának tekintsem” Beszélgetés Daniel Unowskyval and “Helyi erőszak, regionális politika és állami válság. Az 1898-as zsidóellenes lázadások a Habsburg Galíciában.” Aetas 34, 2019, pp. 145-161. Interview and article in Hungarian translation.
  • “Antyżydowskie ataki w Wieliczce w 1898 roku.” Pogromy Żydów na ziemiach polskich w XIX-XX wieku (do 1939 r.) Studia przypadków. Edited by K. Kijka, A. Markowskiego, and K. Zielińskiego. Warsaw, 2019.  
  • "Stimulating Culture: Coffee and Coffeehouses in Modern European History." Journal of Urban History. July 2016.
  • "Local Violence, Regional Politics, and State Crisis: Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia in 1898" in Sites of European Antisemitism, 1880-1918, edited by Daniel Unowsky and Robert Nemes. Brandeis University Press, 2014.
  • "Supra-National Patriotism and Dynastic Celebrations in the late Habsburg Monarchy." Memoria e Ricerca, Spring 2013 special issue of this Italian historical journal focused on Monarchy and the Nation, 1850-1914.
  • "Dynastic Symbolism and the Limits of Habsburg Loyalty" in Comparing Empires: Encounters and Transfers in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Jörn Leonhard and Ulrike von Hirschhausen. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.
  • "Peasant Political Mobilization and the 1898 anti-Jewish Riots in Western Galicia." European History Quarterly, July 2010.