Sweden and Poland-Lithuania - Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to the eve of the 20th century
A conference to be held in September 18 - 19, 2009, in Cracow, Poland
The History Department of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow and the School of Humanities, Växjö University invite proposals for papers for a conference devoted to the discussion of connections and influences as well as comparisons between the kingdom of Sweden and the kingdom and the commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, as well as lands of partitioned Poland in the 19th century.
Contributors should consider exploring contacts between the two parts of northern Europe down to the brink of the First World War. The regions of the greatest geographical extent of all the constituent parts of both states are included in the scope of the conference.
Contributors are invited to explore connections between the two regions and polities as well as comparisons, real or potential. Papers laying out possible topics of similarity or difference, for example, between institutions, commerce, political structures, political practices, literary genres, art and every day life are welcome. The programme committee will be pleased to undertake matching studies on similar topics, which cover the same topic but in only one of the two regions. Papers dealing with literature, music, art and architecture are welcome, as are papers on political, economic, social, institutional, religious, or cultural history.
Proposals for papers, typically of 25 minutes in length, with a short (250 word) abstract, and author’s short cv should be sent by 28 February, 2009, either to Jakub Basista or Hans Hägerdal (e-mail addresses listed below). The programme committee will review the proposals and prepare the conference programme by 31 March 2009.
Regretfully the organizers cannot provide financial assistance for travel. The expected conference fee will be roughly equivalent to 100 Euros (400 PLN) and will cover conference materials, meals during two days of the conference and accommodation in modest hostel (bed and breakfast). The language of the conference will be English.
Please send proposals and/or enquires to:
Jakub Basista – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Hägerdal - email@example.com
Institute of History
Poland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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