CfP: Eastern and Central European Empires, Nations, and Societies on the Verge of World War I

Institute of History, Polish Academy of SciencesInternational Conference: “Eastern and Central European Empires, Nations, and Societies on the Verge of World War I (imageries, identities, and socio-cultural dynamics before July 1914)”

June 25-26, 2014 — Warsaw, Poland

Deadline: April 15th 2014

The conference will take place in Warsaw, June 25-26, 2014 at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences

We invite leading specialists in the field from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Germany, the United States, Japan, Poland, and other countries to discuss the following broad subjects:
1. The Russian Empire, its western and southern imperial neighbors and borderlands: ideologies, institutions, and new social identities.
2. Expectations and plans for the future in different social groups in the region before the outbreak of the Great War.
3. Competing ideas of Europe, progress, freedom, and national projects in the making in Eastern Europe before Sarajevo.
4. Cultures of “Fin-de-siècle” or Eastern European “Rites of Spring” (1900-1914)?
5. Military planning and political-strategic imagination and memories of previous wars.

We would be very happy to obtain your contribution to one of this four topics in the form of a paper (5.000 to 8.000 words), that could be presented and discussed during our conference.
All participants will be offered a full accommodation in our Institute guest rooms (at the Old Town Market Square) – from June 24th to 27th. Participants from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and
Belarus may be offered a full refund of their travel expenses as well.
We would like to request you to confirm your participation (together with an exact title of your presentation) up till April 15th, and to send us the prepared text of the paper no later than
June 10th.
For more information, please do contact the organizer of the conference, your humble servant,
professor Andrzej Nowak: chlapnowak@neostrada.pl or andrzejnowak2007@o2.pl

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