The history of the 1918-19 Spanish Flu epidemic in Central Europe
Call for Papers Deadline:
The Orvostörténeti Közlemények, the Hungarian journal for the history of medicine invites manuscripts on the history of the 1918-19 Spanish Flu epidemic in Central Europe.
The Orvostörténeti Közlemények is multilingual academic, peer-reviewed journal published annually.
The Central European region went through formative events in the years of 1918 and 1919. Former states disappeared while new states were born in the course of revolutions, civil wars and turbulent political events. The wave of migrants and refugees was one representative movement in these years while the different armies also changed territories, as did parts of countries in a very short period of time. Governments ceased to exist when new governments took their office. Former structures of health administration went though similar turbulent events when the epidemic struck the region. The effect of the epidemic in the light of these events has not been assessed in the region.
The journal intends to publish a thematic issue in 2002 on the history of the Spanish Flu epidemic in Central Europe. The region, in the broad sense of understanding, extends from Germany to Russia, and to the Balkans, including the present-day countries of the Baltic states, Russia, Byelorussia, the Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Yugoslavia. We are especially interested in comparative approaches.
Possible themes should include
the demographic impact of the epidemic,
the spread of the disease,
public and private memory of the epidemic,
the role and effect of the epidemic on the political events of the region, especially in the formation of new states, and in revolutions and civil wars,
the reaction of health administrations to the epidemic.
Archive based research articles are especially welcome. We also accept historiographical articles. Manuscripts should not be generally more than 8,000 words, including footnotes. They should be submitted in English. We are expecting a short abstract that should be no more than 300 words. These should be submitted by the 15th of January. Authors will be notified no later than mid-February. Manuscripts would be due by the end of June.
All correspondence should be sent to Mr. Laszlo Mathe-Shires or Mr. Benedek Varga at the email provided below.
Dept. of Modern and Contemporary History
Budapest, VIII. Muzeum krt. 2-4.
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