The Revenge of Europe’s Past?

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Subject Fields: 
French History / Studies, German History / Studies, Italian History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Australasian Association for European History
50th Anniversary Conference/ 26th Biennial Conference
“The Revenge of Europe’s Past?”
Dates: 15-18 July 2019
Venue: University of Queensland, St. Lucia (Brisbane)
Call for papers:
Closing date 25 February 2019
Conference description:
2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Australasian Association for European History, which has held biennial conferences of scholars working in European History from Australia, New Zealand, and further afield internationally since 1969. Recent themes have included Europe’s entanglements with a wider world, and violence in European history. The theme for the next conference is “The Revenge of Europe’s Past?”.
After decades of peaceful integration and the spread of liberal democracy, firstly in Southern, then in Eastern Europe, we are now witnessing a resurgence of nationalisms and right-wing populist movements, as well as a widespread rejection of neo-liberal economic policies. The conference theme invites reflections on the relationship between Europe’s past and present developments, as well as on the state of European history as a field, but contributions on all facets of modern European history are welcome.
The conference will be structured in parallel panels, plenary sessions and round tables.
Each individual panel presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.
Proposal submission information:
Title of paper, abstract of 150 words, and a brief professional biography with contact details/institutional affiliation.
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Contact Info: 
The conference will be hosted by the President of the AAEH, Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell (University of Queensland). Please send a title of paper, abstract of 150 words, and a brief professional biography with contact details/institutional affiliation to:  
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