When Joachim Whaley and Peter H. Wilson published their studies on the Holy Roman Empire a few years ago, some reviewers expressed surprise that there was anything to be gained from the German model of federalism for the future of the European Union. Whaley and Wilson were pointing to a model of flexibility and stability long vanished from the collective memory or, if at all, remembered as a deficient structure.
Call for papers: "Islam" as epistemic field: imperial entanglements and Orientalism in the German-speaking world since 1870
An International Conference 11-12 October 2018
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
Papers sought for panels on the topic of “Sharing Sacred Spaces: The Contexts and Patterns of Ecclesial Sharing in Early Modern Europe” for the 2018 SCSC to be held in Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 1-4, 2018.
Panel Organizers: David Luebke, University of Oregon, and Beth Plummer, University of Arizona
Politics of Natural History, or: How to Decolonize the Natural History Museum
International Conference, Technische Universität Berlin
September 6-7, 2018
The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Louisville, Kentucky, November 7-10, 2019. Papers on any aspect and any period of European history or European history in global context are welcome. The program committee especially encourages full panel proposals comparing Europe to other regions or exploring connections between Europe and other regions.
Yiddish Culture behind the Iron Curtain
In the aftermath of the Second World War and particularly after the Iron Curtain came down on Eastern Europe, few people could have imagined the fate of Yiddish culture in that part of the world. The high hopes that some harbored with respect to communism and its equalitarian tenets turned into nightmares by the time Jewish cultural figures began suffering “accidents” or simply vanished. Yiddish began slowly—but, most observers would have it, surely—to die.
Papers sought for an MLA panel on economic and financial themes, or on the global transactions of production, marketing, or consumption in European literatures and media. 200-word abstract and brief bio by 25 March.
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (CMLL) at Mississippi State University will soon be hosting a symposium dedicated to "The metaphor of the monster." This exciting event will take place on Friday, September 21st, and Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.
14-16 November 2018, German Historical Institute Paris
Pascal Firges (German Historical Institute Paris) and
Regine Maritz (Walter Benjamin Kolleg, Bern)
Deadline: 13 May 2018
One-day workshop to be held at Newcastle University on Thursday, June 28th 2018
Keynote address to be delivered by Dr Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck, University of London)