Deadline 30 April 2018
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
ALBA COUNTY COUNCIL
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UNIFICATION ALBA IULIA
„1 DECEMBRIE 1918” UNIVERSITY OF ALBA IULIA
Call for Papers
International Conference: Treaties of the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
3 rd – 7th June 2018
The peace conference held in the capital of France following the end of the First World War
was the one that changed the face of Europe and the world after the Great War of 1914 and 1918.
Considering the principles made by Woodrow Wilson during the year 1918, the representatives of
the 27 participant states established new frontiers in Europe, relying on the principle of national-
self-determination. The dismantling of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire led to the establishment of
national states in Central-Eastern Europe, some appearing quite for the first time on the map,
although all also took on important national minorities.
The principle of power balance, the one that assured the peace in Europe for several centuries,
was replaced with the principle of collective security, replacement that brought about establishment
of the League of Nations in 1920.
The papers will be grouped same as the Peace Conference from Paris between 1919-1920 was
organised, having in view firstly the territorial issues and drawing of new frontiers, national
minorities and their status, war reparations, railways and waterways, war criminals, harbours and
establishment of the League of Nations. Beside the point of view of the participant states, we are
also interested in the attitude of the defeated states, that did not participate (Germany, Hungary,
Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey) or those which were not invited, such was the case of Russia.
The presentations at the conference will be in English, at “1 Decembrie 1918” University of
The papers submitted will be subject to a peer-review evaluation, reviewers’ identity not being
Cambridge Scholars Publishing or LIT Verlag will publish the papers presented at the
conference in a volume.
Organizers will arrange accommodation, transport and meals, as well as publishing the
conference proceedings in a volume.
The deadline for submitting the abstracts (in English, no longer than 300 words) is 30 April
The programme of the conference and publication norms will be sent subsequently.
Please contact us for any additional information and clarifications.
Tudor Roúu PhD, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorin Arhire PhD, e-mail: email@example.com.