Call for papers
Valahian Journal of Historical Studies (VJHS)
War, Diplomacy and Propaganda
Winning the war is never a solely military task as classical authors such as Niccolo Machiavelli or Carl von Clausewitz has long since argued. As the latter author insists, war as such is never an independent phenomenon and cannot become an aim in itself. They could not have however predicted the status which diplomacy and its efficient tool, propaganda, have reached in the subsequent centuries. The use of propaganda during the World War II was a real turning point in this respect: late in the war, when every arms-bearer was badly needed on the frontline, Joseph Goebbels requisitioned some 190,000 soldiers and sailors in order to play the battle scene of the obscure Kolberg Battle during the Napoleonic Wars. With the onset of the Cold War, propaganda really reached its climax: the black and white depiction of enemy, the complexity of strategies, tactics and means, the advance of technology, the dimension of the financial input, all were put into use by all sides for gaining the battle for minds and hearts. This issue of Valahian Journal of Historical Studies aims at improving our knowledge of the multidimensional relations which existed between war, diplomacy and propaganda during the 19th to the 21st centuries, i.e. the patterns of change, the depth and breadth of means and aims.
* The literature concerning the interplay between war, diplomacy and propaganda
* The methodology of research concerning this issue
* Patterns of change and continuity
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during the Napoleonic Wars
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during late Nineteenth century wars
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during World War I
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during the 1930s
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during World War II
* War, diplomacy and propaganda during the Cold War
* War, diplomacy and propaganda at the start of the 21st century The paper must be unpublished work;
Ø The paper must contain the author or authors’ full names, Institution they belong to and their e-mails;
Ø The paper must be submitted in the official languages of the publication: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian; they must contain a title, a short abstract written in English, five to ten key words as well as a ten row bio note about the author(s);
Ø The maximum length for the articles is 20 pages, with a single space interlining;
Ø The contributions must be sent in word format;
Ø The documents must be sent preferably in Garamond Font size 12;
Ø Footnotes must be put automatically in Garamond Font size 10;
Ø Images illustrating the text must be sent as .jpg or .tiff files; the author assumes responsibility for the right to publish the images;
Ø The journal’s editorial board reserves the right that upon the review by the referents to publish or reject any of the received papers and to suggest any of the collaborators changes that may be considered as necessary.
Must respect the Turabian and Chicago styles citation; see: http://www.lib. berkeley. edu/TeachingLib/ Guides/Internet/ Style.html
PaulSjöblom, Finlandfrom the inside. Eyewitness Reports of a Finnish-American Journalist, 1938-1997, ed. Glenda Dawn Goss (Helsinki: New Bridge, 2000), 109.
SilviuMiloiu, “Mobilizing the European idea at Europe’s eastern frontier. The war propaganda of Romania and Finland as recorded in their bilateral relationship (1941-1944),” Valahian Journal of Historical Studies 3-4 (2005), 67-75.
Chapters in volumes:
JukkaNevakivi, “Independent Finland between East and West,” in Finland: people, nation, state, ed. M. Engman, D. Kirby (London: Hurst&Company, 1989), 139-140.
Sheperd’s dispatch no. 127 of 11.06.1946 to Ernest Bevin, PRO FO 371/56177.
For additional information, please consult the Journal’s website at www.valahianjournal .info
Paper’s deadline is September 15th, 2010
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