Europe in Upheaval: The Era of the Napoleonic Wars
International Conference, Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Espoo, Finland
Date: February 21–23, 2008
It is now possible to register for the conference “Europe in Upheaval: The Era of the Napoleonic Wars”. There is no no conference fee, but pre-registration is required. The organisers can guarantee that the first 70 persons to register will receive meals and accommodation free of charge. The number of single rooms is limited.
Please register by January 30th, 2008 at the following site:
All those who have registered by January 30th will be contacted by e-mail during the first week of February. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact conference secretary Johanna Wassholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the final programme,please visit the conference site:
The war period at the turn of the 19th century affected all the European countries. Not only armies with their soldiers and officers but also civil societies were transformed. This era was also a period of far-reaching political, economic and social upheaval. States and Empires were altered and new borders were drawn. Among the many European regions affected by the upheaval was Finland. As a result of the Russo-Swedish war of 1808–09 Finland was transformed into an autonomous Grand Duchy under Russian rule, having since the 12th century been an integral part of the Swedish realm. Since the 19th century historians have displayed an interest in the consequences of the geopolitical turning-point, offering a number of differing and contested interpretations in regard to its significance for Finland’s historical development. In this respect, Finland is not unique; in many other parts of Europe the significance of this period is constantly debated and reinterpreted by scholars. The aim of the conference is to set the history of Finland in an international comparative perspective and analyse the significance and consequences of the era of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe.
Keynote speakers are: Professor Dominic Lieven (London School of Economics, UK), Professor Karen Hagemann (UNC Chapel Hill, USA), Professor Wadim Roginskij (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Professor Marie-Pierre Rey (Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France), Dr. Martin Hårdstedt (University of Umeå, Sweden) and Professor Max Engman (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), Professor Jens E. Olesen (Universität Greifswald, Germany), Professor Bo Stråth (Helsinki University, Finland).
Organisers: Finnish Historical Society, in co-operation with the Prime Minister’s Office, the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre and the Nordic Commission of Military History.
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