Call for Papers

   The Modern Hungarian History PhD-Program of the Loránd Eötvös University, /Budapest/ is organizing an international conference in Budapest, 19-20 April 2012.

   While there has been a vast and still growing special literature concerning the history of the two World Wars, the crisis management following them received significantly less attention. The conference we are organizing sets the goal of examining the wide-ranging crisis interventions in a European framework in their complexity. The comparative historical approach provides an excellent opportunity not only to strengthen interactions between national states, but also to better understand current problems through putting them in a historical perspective.

   For the conference, we intend to apply a comparative examination of different approaches to crisis management in the 20th century unveiling special national and regional characteristics. We accept papers first of all, but not exclusively, in the following areas:

  • economy (transition from war economy, compensation, reconstruction, inflation, nationalization, etc.);
  • society (demographical consequences, mental problems, changes in gender roles, reconstructed national identities, minorities, etc.);
  • diplomacy, safety policy, international law;
  • political developments (governmental and local changes, party structure, voting rights, nature and limits of nation-building projects, etc.);
  • ideology, cultural policies, etc.

   The working language of the conference will be English and German. Scholars of all levels are encouraged to apply. Presenters will be required to submit their presentations in writing prior to the conference.

   We kindly ask applicants to send an abstract (max. 300 words) outlining the relevance and novelty of the contribution together with a short CV to Zsuzsanna Varga /

The application deadline: 15 February 2012.

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