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A Century of Internationalisms: The Promise and Legacies of the League of Nations

International Conference

Lisbon, September 18-20, 2019

PROGRAM

 

September 18, 2019

Venue: National Library Auditorium

 

 

11h00-13h00 / 14h00-16h00

Registration – ISCTE-IUL (Building II, First Floor)

 

14h30-15h00

Welcome Remarks – National Library Auditorium

 

15h00-17h15

Round Table: The League of Nations: History and Legacies National Library Auditorium

Moderation: Pedro Aires Oliveira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  

Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford

 

Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University

 

Philippe Rygiel, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

 

Rui Tavares, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

 

17h30-18h30

Panel: League of Nations Archival Projects National Library Auditorium

Moderation: Aurora Almada e Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon   

 

Colin Wells, United Nations Library at Geneva

The League of Nations Goes Digital: New Opportunities for Research in the League of Nations Archives

 

Margarida Lages & Helena Pinto Janeiro, Archive and Library of the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal & Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

Mapping out the League of Nations in Portugal

 

18h30

Port wine tasting

September 19, 2019

Venue: ISCTE-IUL

 

8h30-13h00 / 14h00-18h30

Registration (Building II, First Floor)

 

9h00-9h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Cristina Rodrigues, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Nicholas Werth, Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent

L'Union des Républiques Socialistes Soviétiques à Genève, 1934-1939

 

09h40-11h20

Session 1 The League of Nations Institutional Dimensions Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Fernando Martins, University of Évora

 

Katja Naumann, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe & Leipzig University

Empowering the League of Nations: Postimperial Transformations in Eastern Europe and Trans-national Agency in the League’s Secretariat

 

Karen Gram-Skjoldager, Aarhus University

An Institution in the Making. A Sociological Exploration of the League of Nations Secretariat 1919-1946

 

Torsten Kahlert, Aarhus University & Humboldt University of Berlin

Inventors of International Bureaucracy. Prosopography of International Civil Servants of the League of Nations Secretariat

 

Session 2 The League of Nations and Technical Cooperation Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: João Paulo Avelãs Nunes, Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra

 

Paul Weinbaum, Duquesne University Pittsburgh

Epidemics, Politics and Public Health, Ludwik Rajchman MD, The League of Nations Health Organization and the Creation of a Transnational Health Organization

 

Quintino Lopes, NOVA University of Lisbon & University of Évora

Science and Diplomacy in the 1930s: The [Portuguese] National Education Board and the League of Nations

 

David Petruccelli, Dartmouth College

The League of Nations and the Making of the Illiberal International Order

 

Session 3 League of Nations, Refugees and Minorities Question Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Yvette Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

David J. Smith, University of Glasgow

Talking Past Each Other. Minority Rights and the Differing Statehood Conceptions of the European Nationalities Congress and the League

 

Marina Germane, University of Glasgow

‘The Two Great Minorities of 1918’: Germans and Jews at the Congress of European Nationalities (1925-1933)

 

Oskar Mulej, Austrian Academy of Sciences

The German Nationalist Subversion of the European Nationalities Congress, 1933-1938

 

Timo Aava, Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Vienna

Mikhail Kurchinskii’s International Minority Activism in the European Nationalities Congress, 1925-1939

 

11h20-11h40: Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

 

11h40-13h00

Session 1 Women and the League of Nations Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Helena Pinto Janeiro, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Dagmar Wernitznig, University of Ljubljana

‘In the Antechambers of Power’: Women and Women’s Roles in the League of Nations

 

Sara Ercolani, University of Bologna

The Fight against the Traffic of Women and Minors Before and Within the League of Nations: A Path to Legitimacy for the European Civil Society

 

Nova Robinson, Seattle University

The Committee of Experts on the Legal Status of Women and Measuring the Status of “All the World’s Women”

 

Session 2 The League of Nations and International Security – Room B1.02 (Building II, First)

Moderation: Bruno Cardoso Reis, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

 

Joseph A. Maiolo, King’s College London

The League of Nations, the Problem of Raw Materials and the Crisis of World Order in the 1930s

 

David Ekbladh, Tufts University

Plowshares into Swords: The League as an Instrument of War

 

Natali Stegmann, University of Regensburg

Social Rights and Conceptions of Peace in an East Central European Perceptive

 

13h00-14h30: Lunch

 

14h30-15h10

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: João Paulo Avelãs Nunes, Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra

 

Philippe Rygiel, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Dreaming of a Forum? International Legal Conversations on the Society of Nations in the Pre-1914 World

 

15h10-16h30

Session 1 – The United States and League of Nations – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Mónica Dias, Portuguese Catholic University

 

Geert Van Goethem, Institute of Social History & Ghent University

Sidelined: International Social Policy and the American Architects of a New World Order (1941-1943)

 

Ross A. Kennedy, Illinois State University

A Commitment to Judge: Woodrow Wilson’s Conception of Collective Security under the League of Nations

 

Session 2 Regional Perspectives on the League of Nations – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Pedro Aires Oliveira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Carolin Liebish-Gümüs, Kiel University

Turkish Nation Building through the Lens of the League of Nations

 

Jesús Manuel Bermejo Roldán, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Comparative Analysis of the Integration and Performance of the Two Small Iberian Powers in the League of Nations (1919-1939)

 

Andrei Mamolea, McGill University's Faculty of Law

Escaping Washington’s Tutelage: Latin America at the League of Nations

 

16h30-16h50: Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

 

16h50-18h10

Session 1 Cultural Approaches Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Cláudia Ninhos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Carolyn Biltoft, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Switzerland: Decoding the Balance Sheet: Material Objects, Symbolic Capital and the Liquidation of the League of Nations

 

Sebastian M. Spitra, University of Vienna & University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor

Constructing International Community within the League of Nations: The Ambivalent Case of Cultural Heritage

 

Ilaria Scaglia, Aston University

Feeling the League of Nations: A Perspective from the History of Emotions

 

 

September 20, 2019

Venue: ISCTE-IUL

 

8h30-13h00 / 14h00-16h00

Registration (Building II, First Floor)

 

9h00-9h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University

 

Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford

Britain, Security, and the League of Nations

 

9h40-11h20

Session 1 The Mandate System and Empires Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Helena Pinto Janeiro, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Thomas Gidney, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

An Anomaly among Anomalies’: Colonial Member States at the League of Nations

 

Kate Burlingham, California State University

From Hearing to Heresy: Angola, the Ross Report, and the League of Nations’ Temporary Slavery Commission

 

Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

The League of Nations and the Discourse of ‘New Slaveries’ in Africa, 1900-2000

 

Gavan Duffy, National University of Ireland-Galway

“The Obligation to Work [is] Recognised in all Civilised Nations": The Permanent Mandates Commission and Labour Issues in the British Empire C Mandates1920-1926

 

Session 2 Women and the League of Nations Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Inácia Rezola, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Rebecca Shriver, Missouri Southern State University

Europe’s Threat to the League: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Debate over European Integration and Protecting the League of Nations, 1923-1933

 

Marie-Michèle Doucet, Royal Military College of Canada

The Women of the World Want to Disarm: The League of Nations and the Disarmament Questions in the early 1930s

 

Andrew M. Johnston, Carleton University

“A Little Child, Born of Dissipated Parents”: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Feminist Critique of the League of Nations, 1919-1924

 

Session 3 The League of Nations Institutional Dimensions Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Rui Aballe Vieira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Martin Bemmann, University of Freiburg

The League and the World. How and Why the League’s Economic Intelligence Service Shaped the Statistical Image of the World Economy

 

Hannah Tyler, University of Lausanne

Show Me the Money: The Financial Structure of the League of Nations Between 1920 and 1933

 

11h20-11h40: Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

 

11h40-12h40

Session 1 The League of Nations and International Security Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Luís Nuno Rodrigues, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

 

Thomas W. Bottelier & Nicholas Mulder, Erasmus University Rotterdam / King's College London & Columbia University

Not Appeasement but Internationalism: A New Look at Non-Intervention in the Spanish Civil War

 

Rob Konkel, Princeton University

The League’s Raw Materials Problem: Metallic Minerals, Trading Blocs, and the Limits of Internationalism in the Age of Disequilibrium

 

Session 2 – Refugees and Humanitarianism – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Yvette Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Tomás Irish, Swansea University

The “Moral Basis” of Reconstruction: The League of Nations and Intellectual Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War

 

Hazuki Tate, Musashi University

Cooperation and Competition between the League of Nations and the Red Cross Movement in their First Humanitarian Activities in the Post-War World

 

12h40-14h00: Lunch

 

14h00-14h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford

 

Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth and the League Experiment

 

14h40-16h00

Session 1 – The League of Nations and Anti-imperialism/Anti-imperialist Movements – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Aurora Almada e Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Michele L. Louro, Salem State University

The Search for a “Real” League of Nations: The League against Imperialism and Alternative Histories of Interwar Internationalism

 

Dolf-Alexander Neuhaus, Free University Berlin

Betraying Asia: Criticisms of the League of Nations in Colonial East Asia, 1919-1926

 

Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College

Competing Internationalisms and the Syrian Revolt of 1925

 

Session 2 – League of Nations and the “New Diplomacy”/Open or Public Diplomacy Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Daniel Marcos, Portuguese Institute of International Relations of the NOVA University of Lisbon

 

Erik Koenen, Arne L. Gellrich & Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, University of Bremen

The League of Nations “Open Diplomacy”-Strategy for a New Information Order

 

Pelle Van Dijk, European University Institute

Influencing Indian Public Opinion: The League of Nations’ Bombay Office

 

Michael Auwers, University of Antwerp

“Ces Dangereux Moyens de Pacifier l’Europe”. On the Strained Relationship between Professional Diplomats and the League of Nations

 

16h00-16h20: Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

 

16h20-17h00

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Bruno Cardoso Reis, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

 

Mónica Dias, Portuguese Catholic University

On American Greatness, Again ... and the Urgency of Wilsonian Internationalism Today

 

17h00-18h20

Session 1 – The League of Nations and Non-State Actors Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)

Moderation: Ana Mónica Fonseca, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

 

Sarah Shields, University of North Carolina

The League of Nations, Non-State Actors, and the Challenges of Intervention

 

Anne-Isabelle Richard, Leiden University

The International Federation of League of Nations Societies

 

Jan Stöckmann, University of Oxford

The Architects of International Relations: Academia and Diplomacy at the League of Nations 

 

Session 2 – The League of Nations and the Clash of Ideologies Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)

Moderation: Nicholas Werth, Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent

 

João Arsénio Nunes, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

The Comintern and the League of Nations

 

Martin Beddeleem & Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Aarhus University

Intellectual Cooperation at the League of Nations: A Cradle for Neoliberalism?

 

18h20  

Closing session – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

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