Panel "The legacies of fascism in 20th century Europe: an intergenerational approach", II International Conference "Legacies" of the Contemporary History Section of University of Barcelona.
The conference will take place in Barcelona over the 20, 21, and 22 June 2022.
This panel aims to analyze the European far-right between the end of WWI and the mid-1980s from an intergenerational perspective. The papers presented will mainly focus on the interactions between the so-called GI generation (those born between 1901-1924), and the baby boom generation (including those born between 1943 and 1960). It will also take into account proposals that examine the mediating role played by the so-called silent generation (which includes those born between 1925 and 1942). Specifically, the panel looks for works that delve into the memories of crucial twentieth-century landmarks for the far-right, myths and symbols of the extreme right developed and shared by the aforementioned generations; the conflicts that arose between their members as a result of the existence of different memories of the same events or symbols; the processes of intergenerational transmission of these memories and their mechanisms, as well as the influence of the context in the transformation of such memories.
Proposals for papers must include the following information: a title and summary of between 150 and 200 words, together with names of author(s), institution, and email address. Proposals must be sent to the panel coordinators (Pablo del Hierro Lecea and Carlos Domper Lasús) before 10 of January 2022. The coordinators will evaluate the proposals, make their selection, and inform applicants of their decision before 20 January 2022. Accepted papers will then be made public in a third circular that will include the final program of the conference.
Those whose proposals have been selected must provide a working text of 1500-2000 words, which is for debate rather than publication. The text will be circulated before the conference and proposers will be requested to prepare a presentation of about 10 minutes. The text must be submitted to the coordinators by 31 May 2022.
Details for registration will be specified in the third circular. There will be a 60E fee per accepted paper, which will entitle participants to a certificate as a speaker. Texts signed by several authors will require the individual registration of each writer if they wish to receive an individual certificate. Joint certificates will not be issued.