The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the European Forum, and the DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies and The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, hereby calls for papers to be presented at an international conference marking one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War.
The First World War is seen as a watershed event in the twentieth century. In recent years, research has produced an unprecedented wealth of publications examining both lesser-known aspects of the war and new interpretations of its place in global history. In order to present these developments, to discuss their implications, and to suggest additional new approaches, the conference will host prominent scholars specializing in the war, its causes, and its long-term effects. The goal is to offer a fresh look at the First World War - from many different angles and studying a variety of facets. We invite researchers specializing in relevant fields to submit subjects for lectures.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
The world that existed before the First World War and its destruction
The reasons and causes behind the outbreak of the First World War
The demise of Czarist Russia and the Communist Revolution
The revolution in the global economy and society
Developments in philosophy, culture, literature, art, and science during the First World War and in its aftermath
Communism and Anarchism as historical forces that were reshaped during the First World War and their influence between the world wars
The First World War and the peace movement
Evolution and revolution in weapons and warfare before, during, and as a result of the First World War
The First World War and gender issues
The rise of Fascism and Nazism
The Middle East in transition during and after the First World War
The First World War and Jerusalem
The Jewish world and the politicization of anti-Semitism, including the East European pogroms
The meanings and influences of the First World War in German history between the two world wars
The Treaty of Versailles and it implications
The changes in the Allied Powers and the Central Powers during the First World War and in its aftermath
The First World War’s long-term effects on contemporary Europe
World War I, Jewish Nationalism and Revolution
War, Society and Culture: Perceptions from the Middle East
The conference is open to presenters from all academic disciplines.
The conference will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on November 10th–12th, 2014.
We invite established academics as well as junior scholars and research students to submit proposals.
Applications should include a 200-word abstract as well as a CV, the researcher’s affiliation, and a list of relevant publications on the subject.
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