On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Union in 2024, the UPU and La Poste France will host a Historians' Colloquium under the theme: Achieving “a single postal territory”: A global promise – Past and present. The call for papers is open until 31 March 2023.
The organizers are inviting researchers in the humanities and social sciences to bring the Universal Postal Union out of its academic shadow, to exchange their views, and to renew our knowledge on the occasion of a colloquium that will be held in Berne in the first quarter of 2024. The celebration of the 150th anniversary and the location of the colloquium at the UPU International Bureau headquarters should foster an exchange and mutual enrichment among researchers and attendees.
The colloquium will take place on 2 February 2024 at the UPU International Bureau in Berne. Speakers present will be able to be reimbursed, at least partially, for their transportation and accommodation expenses, according to the available budget. Speakers may also participate remotely.
For this colloquium, the UPU will provide full access to its archives in Berne.
Proposals must include, in a single Word file:
- About 500 words presenting the content and disciplinary background of the presentation;
- A short bibliography including up to five references;
- A biography of the speaker (maximum five lines).
Proposals should be prepared in English or French (the colloquium languages), and e-mailed by 31 March 2023.
For more information, see the website.
Léonard Laborie (French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS, Paris)