While its political legacy is still hotly contested, less often discussed is the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on international social, economic, and humanitarian policy – legislation and organisations that still shape our world today. This conference proposes to ‘reread’ Versailles, exploring this other legacy.
The proceedings will be intimate, with approximately 30 participants, a keynote address and a concluding roundtable discussion. Papers will be pre-circulated. A printed collection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary History.
The conference organisers welcome papers on the following themes:
* Traffic in people and substances and organised crime
* Women’s and Children’s Rights
* Labour Legislation
* Minority populations, refugees and emigration
* Medical innovation and disease control
* Intellectual and economic cooperation and exchange
Proposals of 500 words, accompanied by a short CV, should be sent by 1 December 2010.
Funds will be available to help cover speakers’ travel and accommodation costs.
The organisers would like to thank the Journal of Contemporary History and King’s College for their generous support.
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