A False Springtime of Peoples: The Legacies of Peacemaking after World War I in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

International conference, Bratislava, 27-29 September, 2019

Ort: Bratislava

Veranstaltungsort: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

Veranstalter: Frank Hadler (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe [GWZO], Leipzig); Leonard V. Smith (Oberlin College, Ohio); Elizabeth F. Thompson (American University Washington D.C) 

Datum: 24.09.2019 - 27.09.2019 

Bewerbungsschluss: 10.07.2018

Recent international crises—the flow of refugees to Europe, simmering war in Ukraine, multiple civil wars in the Middle East, the spread of ethnic populism—have roots in the peace settlements made after World War I. This conference seeks a better understanding of that foundational episode a century ago and to use this knowledge to promote a greater understanding of fault lines across and within societies today. 

We envisage a conference of some 30 scholars, including chairs and commentators. We invite proposals that address our two major themes:

  1.  Situating minority provisions and the mandate system in their proper historical context
  2.  The long-run impact of the Paris Peace Conference in defining peoples, and in shaping their responses

Our goal is to produce a set of papers useful to scholars, policymakers, and journalists. We plan publication of an edited volume.
The language of the conference will be English.

We are presently applying for funding to support the conference. If we are successful, the conference will cover travel to and from Bratislava, as well as accommodations and meals. The conference will be housed administratively at the GWZO in Leipzig.

Questions may be addressed to any of the three organizers below. Proposals (in English) are due on 10 July 2018. Please send to all three of the following:

Frank Hadler (GWZO, Leipzig): <frank.hadler@leibniz-gwzo.de>

Leonard V. Smith (Oberlin College, Ohio): <lvsmith@oberlin.edu>

Elizabeth F. Thompson (American University, Washington, DC): <eft@american.edu>

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